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  1. Quilts for my Granddaughters

    by , 05-31-2018 at 07:44 PM
    The first quilt I made was in 2015, “Hot Diggedy Dog” for my “new” granddaughter (my son married a woman with a child) for her 11th birthday. It is reversible with pink and purple prints on the back. I did Quilt As You Go and quilted each block differently, by hand and machine on my sewing machine then joined them all together. The second is made from an alphabet panel, with some interesting animals, and is machine quilted. They love them, and me too.
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  2. Hand Quilt Without a Frame

    by , 05-31-2018 at 04:46 AM
    I have the book by Barbara Schaffeld & Bev Vickery, can anyone tell me where I can get the book for my friends. It's a fabulous book to make the Spinning Star Quilt. Do not buy the small pamphlet pattern as lots of instructions have been left out. LOTS!!!!
  3. Janome Memory Craft 10001

    by , 05-30-2018 at 05:48 PM
    I was gifted a Janome MC 10001 late last year. Started using it for sewing as my main machine just to get used to it.
    Still haven't attempted embroidery option, have had a lesson on a Brother Viking just to show how embroidery works. Question is .. is the MC10001 still a good machine to keep and use for embroidery? It definitely is a superior machine to my DC3050 and my DC 4030 as far as sewing and quilting goes (for me anyway).

    Appreciate any advice, this is one area of sewing ...
  4. Bernina 730 Record, vintage era

    by , 05-27-2018 at 09:30 AM
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    Looking for other 730 Record owners. Mine is a 1971. Are there any others of you 'out there', if so is there a group by any chance? Thank you, Libber
    I have read a blog of someone who bought a 730 Record and spiffed it up, keeping a pictorial record of her work. Just google refurbishing etc, etc, and see what comes up.
    Looking for Old Style feet, any suggestions on how to find them, other than eBay and Etsy?
  5. Quilt Borders

    by , 05-26-2018 at 12:04 PM
    Is there a standard for quilt borders? I have a rail fence quilt with sashing & border, added a 2nd narrow (2") border and it looks kind of boring. Are there any standards with borders such as the maximum number of borders? I have an additional brighter fabric that looks like it will pull in some of the missing color which is in the rail fence.
  6. The Top 15 Stabilizer Tips for Machine Embroidery

    by , 05-26-2018 at 01:28 AM
    1. Protect the stitch against sinking into the fabricated pile, like that on knit, corduroy, and other napped fabric material, by means of a topper.
    2. Don’t try, under any conditions to use iron water-soluble stabilizers.
    3. To find whether water soluble stabilizer is completely lifted off from a design, slowly rub the embroidered region in between the two fingers. In case they’re clean and do not stick together, that’s an indication the stabilizer has been lifted off.
    4. If smoking, ...

    Updated 05-27-2018 at 04:40 AM by PatriceJ

  7. Find Out! High-end Hack; Shoe Embellishment Tutorial

    by , 05-25-2018 at 10:49 PM
    Did you know about Bedazzled shoes? They are everywhere and toned with everything required to make them attractive. These include; pom-poms, embroidery, beading, and tassels. With a few easy steps, it’s very simple and inexpensive to change a pair of commonly known basic flat mules into designer flats. What you only need is to surf our website to equip yourself with tips on how to do so.

    Here is the tutorial. Follow these simple step-by-step procedure to make your own luxe pair ...

    Updated 05-27-2018 at 04:41 AM by PatriceJ (removed self-promoting link)

  8. The Beginning

    by , 05-24-2018 at 06:07 PM (Applique in Blogosphere)
    Memorial Day is almost here and with it is the beginning of the visitor season. Now that I am in a new location I have to figure out how to direct or redirect visitors to my studio. I am just one of nine studios and there are a lot of rules and regulations since we are also part of the National Parks system. I think that our biggest plus is free admission to the gallery and studios. I did sell quilts and quilt related items at the museum and was well established. There was no admission to the museum ...
  9. Full Bloom

    by , 05-21-2018 at 04:40 AM
    I am so thrilled and overwhelmed that my quilt is going to CQA for the big show in Vancouver. There are so many beautiful quilts at this show. i'm sure they will take good care of my quilt. I did the applique by machine using a satin stitch. To quilt it I used two battings wool on top and cotton on the bottom it sure made for a wonderful effect but a bit heavy.
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  10. Enchanted Garden BOM

    by , 05-20-2018 at 07:48 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Sherileeaz View Post
    Yes, I am doing this BOM. I’m a bit nervous since I’m new to quilting. I feel a bit confident since there is a video and it’s month by month. I hope others will join me here to enjoy the experience.
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