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Northern Sue 08-18-2020 04:14 PM

Originally Posted by CarolinePaj (Post 8411078)
Hi Ladies,

Lovely to see the runners coming in.... albeit slowly. We are living in such uncertain times and getting packages to international destinations is taking a little longer than normal, but we have a fantastic group of ladies and I can tell you..... we have never had a non-sender..... (you are all such a fab group).... so we just have to have a little patience. Just so my person knows...... yours went a little while ago, but it has a very long way to travel!

It is great to have th group up and running again. I will put the next one up in a day or two so you all have plenty of time to get making!



No rush! The world is still moving slowly in some areas. Although to be fair, I think the postal workers are working hard to catch up, but it must be overwhelming!

now .... the next theme ..... wonder what that will be? 😉

Northern Sue 08-18-2020 04:19 PM

Originally Posted by Blueridgebeverly (Post 8411133)
To keep us entertained, I’m sharing a photo of work I’m doing for my dad. He will be 98 in October! To put that in perspective, he was born in 1922.

Last year he gave me his ‘summer quilt’ to repair. A family member gave it to him many years ago. It has no batting, so lighter weight for summer nights. The backing has worn out and started to get holes in the fabric. He asked If I could fix it for him. I’m a little embarrassed he missed his summer quilt this year because I’m just now starting to work on it.

I’ve decided to replace the backing. I’m removing the binding and noticed the Quilter used a method I’m not familiar with. I’ve attached a couple of pictures that hopefully give you an idea of how she did it. Very interesting.

I’m not sure what I’m looking at in the photo? Has the backing been rolled to the front to bing it? Or has a piece of backing fabric been applied to front edge then the back rolled forward? Does that make sense?

Blueridgebeverly 08-19-2020 08:24 AM

I am used to folding over a 2.5” strip and sewing both raw edges of strip to raw edge of back of quilt and then fold over to the front of the quilt.

This method uses a 2” strip then folds both sides of strip toward middle of strip (they nearly but not quite meet in the middle). Then one raw edge is sewn to the backside of the quilt then folded over to the front and hand stitched down. The binding has held up really well given the age and regular use it has experienced.

lawsonmugs 08-19-2020 05:31 PM

I do mine like Beverly except I sew by machine on front the fold over and hand stitch to the back.

Northern Sue 08-20-2020 06:12 AM

I usually like a healthy binding when doing a quilt, so I use 4" strips sewed together (mitred). Then fold wrong edges together & press. This 2" binding is machine stitched to back of quilt. then rolled to front & machine stitched with a decorative stitch. I like the finished look & especially for kids quilt that will get washed often, the binding stands up really well.

Wall hangings or throws, same process but probably start with a 2.5" or 3" strip

jaba 08-21-2020 04:54 PM

Received my runner from R-sea today. She chose to show the sunset colors in Western Australia and sent me her local newspaper, a memory book for photo's and a couple of FQ's. I love the print in the stripe fabric, going to have to think of the good project for it. Thank you so much Rosalyn

jaba 08-21-2020 04:57 PM

table runner
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Trying for photo's again

Blueridgebeverly 08-22-2020 03:34 PM

What a gorgeous table runner, Roselyn! And interesting extras for jaba. It really traveled fast!

Blueridgebeverly 08-25-2020 07:24 AM

My package hasn’t been updated since August 10! At that time it was leaving Chicago with many miles to go. I sure hope my buddy receives it soon.

m-fay 08-25-2020 03:18 PM

I must check the one I sent too. It had arrived in the designated country. I haven't received as yet but slow postage is even slower now

Northern Sue 08-26-2020 03:53 PM

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I am jumping up & down - look what I received from Marion (m-fay)! It's beautiful & all ready to hang! In the package, Marion's note says "The Staircase to the Moon is a natural phenomenon caused by the rising of a full moon reflecting off the exposed mudflats in Roebuck Bay at extremely low tide, to create a beautiful optical illusion of a stairway reaching to the moon. This spectacular sight occurs from March through to November". This pic doesn't do it justice, with the applique & the use of a metallic thread. Absolutely love it! And of course the other goodies are so welcome too - a fat quarter, a cat carving & a pretty pin cushion secured with a cat button. Thank you so much!
I must apologize for the delay in posting - not sure when this arrived but found it on the table in my sunroom. Our mail delivery man goes to the extreme for no contact delivery & just tosses packages on the sidewalk or in the sunroom! (sigh)
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m-fay 08-26-2020 04:36 PM

I loved making that theme. Glad you like it Sue. The silhouettes are of 2 of my great grandkids. Hope all is ok for you in Canada. You have a caring postie that's for sure.

Blueridgebeverly 08-26-2020 11:31 PM

What a beautiful theme and table runner, Marion! It is gorgeous. What an interesting phenomenon. Reason 101 to someday visit Australia.

CarolinePaj 08-27-2020 05:41 AM

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Hi Everyone,

Wow Sue... Marion outdid herself yet again.... her work is always amazing. Marion your work is beautiful and so is the story behind the theme!

But then... Sue.... your work is amazing too...... I know because I am the lucky recipient of your runner this time. I loved everything about the runner and the goodies were very much appreciated too.

Thank you Sue, so much.... I love my runner.



lawsonmugs 08-27-2020 07:15 AM

Wow ladies you both got really nice runners and extras too. Caroline what is the little blue thing ?. Looks like maybe a bag?

m-fay 08-28-2020 04:02 AM

Lucky you Caroline. I loved that runner when Sue posted a photo.I'm still waiting,but then, I haven't collected my mail today,hopefully my DIL did.

CarolinePaj 08-29-2020 02:48 AM

Hi Marion,

Sorry I snagged the runner you loved - LOL LOL. I know yours is definitely on it's way!!!!!!



CarolinePaj 08-29-2020 02:49 AM

Hi Everyone,

The new swap thread has been posted..... come along and sign up!!!!




m-fay 09-08-2020 03:05 AM

Just checking in to let you know I'm still waiting. I DO know it will eventually arrive. I might try some detective work to see where it's coming from... Just looking for time fillers

CarolinePaj 09-09-2020 02:36 AM

Hi Guys,

Lawsonmugs.... the little blue thing is a bag with a clip. I have it attached to my handbag now so I will always have a bag if I start going back to the shops..... although we are starting to have lockdowns again!

Marion.... I know yours in on the way!



R-sea 09-09-2020 03:22 AM

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I received Blueridgebeverlys lovely Fireflies table runner today . With it came Point Plaid Navy fabric and a bobbin storage tube . I love the extras you international ladies send me as they are items I have never seen in shops here . I guess you think WA stands for Western Australia , but no it stands for " wait awhile" . Thankyou Beverly

m-fay 09-09-2020 03:57 PM

Another Bevely special. It's beautiful and reversable

m-fay 09-22-2020 03:45 AM

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My Starry starry night Table runner from Caroline arrived today, Isn't it beautiful? I dont know the constellations yet but I'm going to search on google. I'll post on the Sept runner thread as well.

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