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  1. white fruit cake

    by , 12-08-2013 at 01:31 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by jacie View Post
    because many have requested my fruit cake recipe, I will post it as follows:

    This recipe has been printed in the Tampa Tribune the day after Thanksgiving for many years, and is known as Mrs. Harvey's White Fruit cake. You can go on line to Tampa Tribune and read the story of Mrs. Harvey.
    I make this fruit cake year after year, and it is always the most favorite of all on the dessert tray.

    Mrs. Harvey's White Fruit Cake

    4 cups shelled and chopped
  2. snowball pattern

    by , 12-08-2013 at 07:22 AM
    Isn't there a way to figure out what size the corners should be, on the big block? ?
    I know I have read this somewhere, but for the life of me I can't remember.
    thanks for the help.
  3. The kit from %$## may actually get done!

    by , 12-06-2013 at 10:51 PM
    That kit that didn't have the right size panel for the blocks for a snowglobe quilt? It gets worst! I hunted around and found fabric that will work--but realized this morning that I need another panel (2 more squares is all I need!), but also will be buying fabric for cornerstones, borders and wish now I had bought different fabric for sashing--cause I sure need some REtayne!
    Yeah--the supposily complete kit has sashing fabric that feels like it could be used for lawn chairs--plus the ...
  4. New member as of 12 6 2013

    by , 12-06-2013 at 10:34 AM
    I do not see any one posting on this site sense June. Am I in the right place to talk about 4d windows 8? I am a quilter also but need help with the 4D Windows 8 problem.
    BB Josey
  5. Hexi flower Twin size quilt

    by , 12-05-2013 at 03:36 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by patti p View Post
    I made this cute Hexi quilt and quilted it on my new machine, still praticing how to use this machine. but i think it turned out pretty good, and entered it into the MSQC Iron quilter challange, i am so happy to be able to have enter into a contest my very first! i have been sewing and making quilts for about 2 years so i have not done anything difficult or detailed yet just nice simple designs and quilts.
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  6. Small quilted items

    by , 12-05-2013 at 06:07 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by tapper View Post
    I have plans to make some small quilted items, starting in January, 2014. I am hoping to sell some of them at our spring flea markets. I would appreciate your help with suggestions and tips. I do have some ideas but can use more. Mostly, I want to do things that are quick and easy and that will be popular....not trying to make big bucks...just doing it as an experiment and for the experience.
    Thanks for your help.
  7. Hand Sewing Binding in Batik Fabric

    by , 12-04-2013 at 04:11 PM
    I am just finishing my first batik quilt. I sat down to hand sew the binding to the back but oh my goodness, this will take me years at this rate! I can barely even get my needle through the fabric! I sewed a couple of inches fighting the fabric all the way and gave up. Anyone have any suggestions as to needle size or thread, etc that would make this job any easier? It is starched fabric too by the way.

    thanks. Odeliasimone

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  8. Family gone and HOW many days left before Christmas????

    by , 12-01-2013 at 10:47 PM
    The dust has settled from all the travel and then company due to Thanksgiving. Was great seeing my sister's family and then having my own kids and families here over the weekend. But my husband and I are also relishing the quiet now. Plus I'm looking at the calendar and what the heck?? Is anyone else realizing that there are only about 3 weeks before Christmas? Think I'll make it ok---IF I can get the 2 customer crib quilts done by Thursday when I see their owner; can re-size a poorly put together ...
  9. Black and White

    by , 12-01-2013 at 12:10 PM
    My daughter has asked for a black and white quilt. Any suggestions???
  10. Need help with my Pfaff 18.8 longarm

    by , 12-01-2013 at 08:00 AM
    I have a Pfaff 18.8 longarm with Qbot which I have been using successfully for the past few years, it is the same as the Tin Lizzie 18LS and the Viking 18.8. I purchased this machine used and live 5 hours drive to the nearest Pfaff longarm dealer. There are also no Tin Lizzie dealers. My machine has an intermittent problem: the needle continues to go up and down when the " auto stitch" stops (the needle is also supposed to stop moving). It also does the same thing when I push " ...
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