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02-24-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 62
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Posted By cowpie2

I've looked at various options for scraps and...

I've looked at various options for scraps and found a few things that are specific to how I quilt. I don't do a ton of quilting so my scrap variety is small. Having multiple totes or bins for...
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09-21-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,619
Posted By cowpie2

I had a great idea...now I need help

My brother-in-law is facing some aggressive cancer treatment. I'll be making him a lap quilt to use during treatment to keep him warm and provide comfort. My great idea is to have his grandkids...
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03-30-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,058
Posted By cowpie2

Update on sashing

I went a little more yellow and a bit darker. I like this and then will add a wider burgundy border.
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03-30-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,058
Posted By cowpie2

You ladies are awesome, I never would have...

You ladies are awesome, I never would have thought of an antique yellow. I can totally visualize how great that will work. I knew the cream wasn't speaking to me and I feared using a burgundy or...
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03-29-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,058
Posted By cowpie2

If the inner sashing is cream the outer would be...

If the inner sashing is cream the outer would be burgundy. If the inner is burgundy I might look for a blue for the outer - or maybe cream on the outer if the inner is burgundy.
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03-29-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,058
Posted By cowpie2

Shashing help

Working on this large throw size quilt and was originally planning on using cream colored prints for the sashing, but now that I lay it out I'm not feeling it. Would you use the cream shashing (with...
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10-15-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,486
Posted By cowpie2

It all depends on what you do and what you are...

It all depends on what you do and what you are willing to do. I've starting cutting scraps that are less than a fat eighth into squares. I have one drawer with 2 1/2 squares and one with 3 1/2...
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07-08-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,389
Posted By cowpie2

I had a very old quilt my grandmother had made...

I had a very old quilt my grandmother had made that had become very thin and fragile. I unsandwiched it and then appliqued the top onto a piece of muslin and then had the whole thing requilted with...
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07-06-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By cowpie2

I found that the corners lay nicer if I use a...

I found that the corners lay nicer if I use a bias cut binding. The only time I'll willing use anything cut on the bias but it made a world of different in how each of the points lay.
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06-21-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By cowpie2

Need advice/opinions

I am getting ready to start my next EPP hexagon quilt. I will be doing diamonds of color with black on white print for the pathway. It will be somewhat scrappy. Would you do each individual diamond...
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05-17-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,780
Posted By cowpie2

Denim quilt question

I am going to make a quilt out of our old jeans using that circle template that looks a bit like the cathedral window. Do you think a light batting would be toooooo much? I live in Minnesota so warm...
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03-31-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,380
Posted By cowpie2

I believe I have done 4 queen size quilts by hand...

I believe I have done 4 queen size quilts by hand - at least that my memory allows for :). I would guess it would take me about 6 months to complete, mostly because I only work on them here and...
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03-31-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,380
Posted By cowpie2

Opinion - Should I handquilt or longarm?

I've just finished piecing this quilt by hand using EPP and hexagons. Now the debate is should I hand quilt or just send it out. I have hand quilted a few quilts, it takes time, but that isn't...
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03-28-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By cowpie2

Help..will pieced batting show on a white quilt

I am getting ready to sandwich a baby quilt I am making. It has a lot of white. I had planned to piece some left over batting but now I am not so sure. Do you think the batting seams will show...
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03-26-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,206
Posted By cowpie2

I've tried different widths. Currently I stick...

I've tried different widths. Currently I stick with 2.5, because then what ever is left over I can easily cut into 2.5" squares for my scrap drawer.
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11-25-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,378
Posted By cowpie2

Memory quilts finished

These are memory quilts I have been working on. The all Tshirt one is for my niece who lost hef dad about 18 months ago and her mom just two weeks ago. They are from tshirts that belong to her mom...
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11-20-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,260
Posted By cowpie2

Jacobs ladder or sampler, what do you think?

Making a wedding quilt for my nephew and I know they both like blue and his fiancÚ said she tends to like traditional quilts more than modern. Was originally thinking a scrappy blue and cream Jacobs...
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11-14-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By cowpie2

Memory Quilt Size ??

I'm making a T-shirt quilt for my niece who lost her father 18 months ago and her mother this week. Question - what do you all think would be the best size? Lap/Throw for use around the house when...
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11-03-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,748
Posted By cowpie2

Opinion-how to join batting scraps

I have collected two large totes of batting strips left over from quilts. I have trimmed and squared them up. Now what is the simplest way to put all the pieces together? Zig zag stitch on the sewing...
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10-23-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,588
Posted By cowpie2

Reviving an old quilt - Muslin question.

I have an old quilt my grandma made for me many years ago. It's been "well" loved over the years and has become quite worn. I had taken apart the sandwich thinking I could just replace the worn...
Forum: Pictures
10-08-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,706
Posted By cowpie2

A Finish

I love working on hexagons using EPP. This is my latest finish. This one is machine quilted. All I have left is to finish sewing down the binding and it will be ready for it's new home.
Forum: Pictures
09-26-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,693
Posted By cowpie2

I started this early in the spring, April I...

I started this early in the spring, April I think. It's my current hand sewing project. I don't have many opportunities to sit at my machine, but a hand project I can do anywhere.
Forum: Pictures
09-25-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,693
Posted By cowpie2

Progress on my current EPP project.

Almost to the half way point on my current epp hexagon project. Thanks for looking.
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09-19-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,646
Posted By cowpie2

I switched from cheap thread to a finer thread...

I switched from cheap thread to a finer thread and when I have strong colors I try to have thread that kind of matches. Sewing navy blue hexi's together with white thread always caused me fits, but...
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09-18-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By cowpie2

How do you think I should quilt this?

I'm doing a QAYG quilt to help save a little money. This block is all set (using fusible batting) and ready to quilt. I have 21 in this color and 21 in purple/green. The recipients love the...
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