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  1. silk ties

    by , 08-25-2013 at 01:49 PM
    Has anyone quilted a piece using men's silk ties? I would like to 3 small wall hangings using my husband's ties. I'm thinking about paper piecing. Any suggestions for working with silk and pattern suggestions?
  2. I may Try This Blog Thing.

    by , 08-25-2013 at 10:48 AM
    I'm toying with my Hexie quilt ideas while sewing them together. I'm thinking of enlarging the hexagons from 2.2 inches to 5 inches then cutting them in half so there will be a seam down the center of them. Maybe a 6 inches or larger - would look better? I may have to toy with the size. My idea is to give them a real hand worked look.

    I love making hexies there is something zen about hand sewing them.

    I would have never dreamed I would be hand quilting and enjoying ...
  3. Rhonda's 4th Wall Hanging Swap - July - 0ct 2013

    by , 08-24-2013 at 06:51 AM (Applique in Blogosphere)
    Quote Originally Posted by applique View Post
    @ post# 211, applique: Do we get to see a picture of this quilt? I'd love to see it. Or give us the name of the book, if you know, so we can look it up. Very curious here.
    OK, here goes! When I started quilting (applique) in the early 70s there were no new books, patterns or magazines. Then the Bicentennial hit in 1976 and quilting was hit with a jolt that started the explosion we are still enjoying today. The early applique was very simple and rather general in design ...
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  4. Latest finish in mission to use scraps

    by , 08-22-2013 at 11:27 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver View Post
    My latest scrappy, finished the binding today. It is made with 2 1/2 in strips. Called Merry Go Round from American Patchwork and quilting Feb. 2012. I just quilted with simple straight lines and used fleece for the backing and no batting. It is soft and cozy. The second one is from a previous post, paper pieced friendship stars, finally quilted and bound.
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  5. What kind of needle should I use?

    by , 08-21-2013 at 05:23 PM
    Hello Team Quilters one and all... I come seeking information on what would be the most accurate sewing machine needle for the Antique White Rotary Model #77 Sewing Machine. I was so excited when I found this in its own original box, original book, all the attachments, foot pedal, runs good ( after I cleaned it a little and oiled and vaselined it according to the book that came with it. ). I noticed a couple of times where someone mentioned the 15 x 1 needles on this site for some machines. Where ...
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  6. Christmas tree skirt pattern

    by , 08-21-2013 at 09:53 AM
    I am looking for a pattern for a 12 wedge tree skirt for my 12 sock monkey embroidery designs.
    Does anyone have a pdf of this that I can copy?
    Thank you,
  7. quilter at heart

    by , 08-20-2013 at 12:29 PM
    the cottage is done, I have water, elec, lights, air, heat, outlets for iron, hair dryer, washer, spin dryer, music on CD player, fan, every thing I could want or need. I find now I spend some time in the cottage every day, either dyeing or painting fabric. Sat. the twins and I spent time painting their fabric for there dragon quilts. Sun. I did some fabric for mine. Mon. I heat set fabric, today I went out first thing, heat set my deep purple fabric for my dragon, will do the sliver fabric this ...
  8. 2.5 Candy Birthday Swap - Closed/Full

    by , 08-19-2013 at 01:07 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by JNCT14 View Post
    Hey Darcene - wish I could say its applique but I still say that if it isn't needle turn then its cheating! But I must say I like the flexibility so I can do more 'artsy' projects. I am not very good at those......
    I think your rooster is pretty cute.
  9. Kaffe Gemstones

    by , 08-19-2013 at 03:11 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by tlambing View Post
    Finally got this Kaffee top together. Borders will have to wait for another day. It's queen size and I think is going to make my bedroom look fabulous!

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  10. Help with hand quilting

    by , 08-18-2013 at 12:43 PM
    Any suggestions on how to make a needle slide through a quilt easily? The fabric is all cotton and the batting is 80/20 cotton/poly.
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