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  1. Build a quilt around a central character you design

    by , 01-26-2013 at 09:16 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    Yes, Franky's top is complete in time to hang for Halloween 2012. Quit grinning QuiltE. It is wider than 44" so I have a few ideas for the quilt backing, all of which will take a little time.

    Franky's border is a continuation of the burgundy spider sashing fabric and the outer border is black fabric with gold spider webs. Still, no spider web fabric has been used twice.
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  2. Year of cleanup

    by , 01-26-2013 at 12:31 PM
    Over the last year I have cleaned up my sewing room, finished 5 quilts, and 2 tops, gave away fabric and started a quilting group for those in need. I can now see the floor and every tub is labeled as well as organized patterns in 3 ring binders. It was a lot of work and I didn't think I would get it done but it was worth it.
  3. Log Cabin Quilts

    by , 01-26-2013 at 11:28 AM
    I have a pattern that's a diamond shape log cabin star quilt. I was doing the pattern but my diamonds are coming out way different in sizes. Can anyone help me?
  4. Just Finished "Ten Little Things" quilt (boy)

    by , 01-25-2013 at 08:17 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    This was a fun one to make. I got carried away with the quilting-- usually don't put this much quilting on my quilts. I have a great new Juki 2010Q and the FMQ is a pleasure! I had some fun with the back, too.
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  5. Quilting Tables

    by , 01-25-2013 at 08:16 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by EllieGirl View Post
    I have seen tutorials where the person has a machine that sits flush with the table. Then when you FMQ the quilt is spread out flat, not hanging off the sides. Where can you get those tables?
  6. Cutting Machines

    by , 01-25-2013 at 05:28 PM
    Has anyone used the Sizzix big Shot or Big Kick for cutting fabric. Both machines are supposed to take templates from other machines and do the job with fabric. Would I be better off with the AquQuilt Machine which is more expensive or will the Sizzix's do the job. I would appreciate comments from people who have had experiences with the machines. Thank you.
  7. Dresdan Plate

    by , 01-25-2013 at 10:18 AM
    Hi Just wondering if someone could give me a good idea of a long arm quilting design that would look good on a Dresdan plate quilt top? Thanks so much
  8. lesson learned

    by , 01-25-2013 at 05:31 AM
    I bought ( about 6 months ago) and just put them away 2--30pc of 4x4 bundles cute frogs on ebay next time I'm going to ask die or hand cut. I'm so made not one is 4x4 now I have to cut down to 3 1/2or 3 3/4

    thanks for listening grammey1956
  9. Quick Machine Binding with Flange

    by , 01-24-2013 at 09:50 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by charismah View Post
    A lady came in and taught this to use a few months back at a long arm quilters meeting and I thought I would share. I am one of those people who do hand binding but when you are in a hurry and you need binding done fast..this is the way!

    You will need two different colors for the binding strips
    You cut the outer edge 1 3/8 you cut the flange peice 1 5/8 (inches)

    Then sew them just like you would normal binding in one long strip ( short side short side right
  10. Ricky Timms One Seam Flying Geese

    by , 01-23-2013 at 12:59 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by kristakz View Post
    I've never done this, but I found this link. Reading it, I believe the measurements are like this:

    Cut your 2 squares the height of your finished block plus 1/2 " - so, 2 1/4" in your case. Cut the rectangle the finished width plus 1/2" - so 4" in your case.
    So you need to cut two 2 1/4" squares of your background colour, and one 2 1/4 x 4" rectangle of your goose colour.
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