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Forum: Main
08-02-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,812
Posted By Synnove

It looks like a version of Drunkard's Path, with...

It looks like a version of Drunkard's Path, with a four patch in the middle. Unless the two of those together make a pattern with another name??
Forum: Main
07-29-2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,015
Posted By Synnove

I'm not familiar with that particular fabric, but...

I'm not familiar with that particular fabric, but I sure would pre-wash any red fabric, and with a color catcher or two. Red is a notorious bleeder.
Forum: Main
07-29-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By Synnove

I like Superior Threads Omni. I'm assuming your...

I like Superior Threads Omni. I'm assuming your talking about quilting, not piecing.
Forum: Main
07-02-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By Synnove

I've made several Hawaiian quilts and would...

I've made several Hawaiian quilts and would suggest perhaps a Kona solid. As others have mentioned, ease of needle turning is a prime consideration, especially if you have sharp points in the...
Forum: Main
06-24-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,016
Posted By Synnove

Ah yes, memories. In the 50's my mother would...

Ah yes, memories. In the 50's my mother would set up the ironing board in the living room and iron while she watched Art Linkletter or Queen for a Day. :)
Forum: Main
06-24-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,007
Posted By Synnove

Yeah, I also have a low water washer. When my...

Yeah, I also have a low water washer. When my old washer died and I was looking at new ones, I was not very happy to discover the vast majority of machines available were of the low water variety. ...
Forum: Main
06-19-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,203
Posted By Synnove

I have two favorites. The first is a blue,...

I have two favorites. The first is a blue, purple, and green crumb bear's paw quilt. The "pad" part of the paw on each block is made from crumbs, and the claws are various small scraps. I love...
Forum: Pictures
06-17-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,173
Posted By Synnove

Very nice work! Beautifully done, and I admire...

Very nice work! Beautifully done, and I admire your willingness to take on this project.
Forum: Main
06-16-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By Synnove

Now you all have gotten me interested in...

Now you all have gotten me interested in investigating the 3 yard quilts patterns! I lead a small quilt group in my home and am constantly looking for quick, easy quilt tops we can make together. ...
Forum: Main
06-12-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By Synnove

505 spray for hand quilting?

I've just read over an old thread on whether or not 505 spray ever washes out. Putting that aside for a moment, does it make hand quilting more difficult? I'm wondering about the ease of needling...
Forum: Main
06-10-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By Synnove

Perhaps the point was that, being around 80 years...

Perhaps the point was that, being around 80 years old, the blocks may be a bit fragile -- which, actually, they are. This project will be quilted gently and never washed.
Forum: Main
06-08-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By Synnove

Hand quilting thread

I am getting ready to put together some heirloom quilt blocks made by my great-grandmother. I plan to hand quilt this project. In the past I've used Coats hand quilting thread and have been happy...
Forum: Main
06-07-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,001
Posted By Synnove

In her book "Scraps Plus One!" Joan Ford has a...

In her book "Scraps Plus One!" Joan Ford has a quilt called Flower Bed. She uses 3.5 inch squares, but I plan to make it with 2.5 inch squares. It's rather unique and I thought it looked easy and...
Forum: Main
05-20-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By Synnove

Hi Toogie, Just some thoughts on what to ask the...

Hi Toogie, Just some thoughts on what to ask the PT. 1) Is he the person who is in charge of soliciting this quilt, or is someone else more directly involved? That person may be able to give you...
Forum: Main
05-15-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By Synnove

Applique turn-under tool

I've been watching Connie Sue of Apple Blossom Quilts on Youtube, learning how to do back-basted applique. I noticed she uses an orangewood cuticle stick to turn under her applique edges. I've...
Forum: Main
05-11-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,526
Posted By Synnove

I love the idea that I can make the back as crazy...

I love the idea that I can make the back as crazy and funky as I want to -- something I wouldn't normally do on a quilt top. And yes, it also gives me a place to use those "why-did-I-buy-this"...
Forum: Main
05-11-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,489
Posted By Synnove

Thread conditioner

Recent posts have mentioned thread conditioner. Bee's wax is commonly used, but has anyone tried candle wax? I have a small piece of it from a tea candle, and it's working great for thread I use...
Forum: Main
05-11-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,543
Posted By Synnove

I began making quilts over 35 years ago because...

I began making quilts over 35 years ago because after much frustration sewing clothes I realized I wasn't very good at making them fit. Quilts looked easier because they're flat. I've since learned...
Forum: Main
05-09-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By Synnove

I like plain old Coats for hand quilting. It's...

I like plain old Coats for hand quilting. It's worked well for me for 36 years.
Forum: Main
05-02-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By Synnove

Teaching hand quilting

If you were going to teach hand piecing and quilting to a friend, how would you go about it? Back-in-the-day, when I learned to quilt in the 80's, we were taught to draw around templates, cutting...
Forum: Main
05-02-2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,676
Posted By Synnove

Some of you have mentioned battingsupersale.com. ...

Some of you have mentioned battingsupersale.com. I had never heard of them, so went to check them out. I am interested in a queen roll of Quilter's Dream Request. They list the MSRP on this roll as...
Forum: Main
04-28-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By Synnove

Three Dog Night, your work is indeed beautiful! ...

Three Dog Night, your work is indeed beautiful! I always love to see the Ulu quilts, as that's my favorite pattern. I'm currently working on my second one. I would love to post a picture of my...
Forum: Main
04-27-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By Synnove

Hawaiian quilting

How many of you do Hawaiian quilting? I fell in love with it after a visit to Hawaii many years ago and am now working on my 5th quilt. Four are wall quilts and the fifth is a queen size. I love...
Forum: Main
04-24-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By Synnove

Is this something you definitely want to machine...

Is this something you definitely want to machine applique? If you're thinking of doing it by hand I would encourage you to look at Hawaiian quilting videos on YouTube. The method would be the same....
Forum: Main
04-24-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,163
Posted By Synnove

Yep, quality fabric. The best I can afford,...

Yep, quality fabric. The best I can afford, because I want to make a durable quilt. I also measure completed units carefully and trim each to the correct size. I've learned by trial and error...
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