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Forum: Main
05-06-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,477
Posted By Rebecca_S

There isn't any substitute for practice. Let go...

There isn't any substitute for practice. Let go of the idea of perfection, just practice with intent.

I made a few tops, totally scrap on top and pieced backs. Full sized, to get used to the...
Forum: Pictures
12-19-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,961
Posted By Rebecca_S

Sounds like a great idea! The industrial...

Sounds like a great idea!

The industrial washers/dryers can be rough, and hand piecing sometimes can have weak seams. I would quilt more densely than usual and see if there are ways to make sure...
Forum: Main
06-19-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,621
Posted By Rebecca_S

Thank you! That sounds fairly simple and easy.

Thank you! That sounds fairly simple and easy.
Forum: Main
06-18-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,621
Posted By Rebecca_S

Preparing a washed quilt for a show

I pieced a quilt that my mother hand quilted, and because of the way it was marked it needed to be washed. Plus I generally like to wash finished quilts to get out the starch, oils and cat fur. Now...
Forum: Main
05-25-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,351
Posted By Rebecca_S

I will do a little sewing but not quilting, I...

I will do a little sewing but not quilting, I want to make some T-shirts with funnel neckline. My first big project with knits, wish me luck!
Forum: Main
05-25-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,240
Posted By Rebecca_S

I didn't save any of the progress photos when I...

I didn't save any of the progress photos when I made my jack's chain, but is the route I took.

To make blocks, I sewed the individual triangles to squares, then one at a time those pieces to the...
Forum: Main
05-04-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,615
Posted By Rebecca_S

For a long set of piano keys, especially if they...

For a long set of piano keys, especially if they are scrappy and possibly different widths, I sew them onto a strip of muslin and do foundation piecing. You can cut the muslin border to the exact...
Forum: Main
02-06-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,552
Posted By Rebecca_S

I have a notebook for calculations, sketches,...

I have a notebook for calculations, sketches, future projects etc. Finished projects I photograph and store electronically.
Forum: Main
02-02-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,634
Posted By Rebecca_S

This was the first time I designed my own blocks...

This was the first time I designed my own blocks and I love the way it turned out! Gifted to my sister.
Forum: Main
01-24-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,858
Posted By Rebecca_S

Here is one that I also made out of neutral HST,...

Here is one that I also made out of neutral HST, arranged so the fabrics made columns that were the same.
Forum: Main
12-18-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,846
Posted By Rebecca_S

When I use strips cut to size I am accurate...

When I use strips cut to size I am accurate enough to not need to square up so that is the method I prefer.
Forum: Pictures
05-26-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,864
Posted By Rebecca_S

Very striking, I love the color choices and the...

Very striking, I love the color choices and the way it sets the paper pieced blocks off!
Forum: Main
05-19-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,605
Posted By Rebecca_S

I haven't done all hexes, but I did a Jack's...

I haven't done all hexes, but I did a Jack's chain which is hex, triangle and square with entirely set in seams. Each shape finished at 3" on a side.

I machine sewed each seam and left a...
Forum: Main
03-04-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,177
Posted By Rebecca_S

I would try it out with a border of one of the...

I would try it out with a border of one of the other fabrics. The black of the panel and the black of your other fabrics don't match, so having them touch doesn't suit my eye. Having a different...
Forum: Pictures
03-04-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,494
Posted By Rebecca_S

Jacks chain in blue and yellow

I made this quilt from the jacks chain pattern, an impression of sunshine on water and of mosaic and Istanbul.

I made the hexi centers as stack and whack blocks. The quilting doesn't show well...
Forum: Main
03-03-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,613
Posted By Rebecca_S

Frixion pens have washed out completely for me,...

Frixion pens have washed out completely for me, but I generally use them on top of heavily starched fabric which might prevent the ink from penetrating. Usually for my first wash I do extra prerinse...
Forum: Pictures
02-21-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,818
Posted By Rebecca_S

I sewed scraps into strips roughly 13 inches...

I sewed scraps into strips roughly 13 inches long, then the strips together about 36 inches. That gave me enough length to cut about 3 triangles with my 12 inch ruler. I would work with pieces...
Forum: Main
02-19-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,595
Posted By Rebecca_S

I finished the flimsy for this jack's chain quilt...

I finished the flimsy for this jack's chain quilt today. Very happy to be done with all the Y-seams!
Forum: Pictures
02-18-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,818
Posted By Rebecca_S

Triangle scrap quilt

Just finished the binding on this triangle scrap quilt for donation. I sewed up scraps into warm and cool sections, then cut out triangles the size of my largest ruler. It went together quickly...
Forum: Main
02-17-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,595
Posted By Rebecca_S

I got two rows sewn together on my jack's chain...

I got two rows sewn together on my jack's chain quilt. It is slow going, all Y seams the way I am doing it but I am happy with the way it looks so far. If I get it assembled tomorrow I might be...
Forum: Main
02-17-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By Rebecca_S

I starch pieces in big batches, dunking and...

I starch pieces in big batches, dunking and immersing them rather than spraying. I mix a little bit of cold water with starch, then add boiling water from the kettle.
Forum: Main
01-13-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,062
Posted By Rebecca_S

This sounds interesting, I haven't heard of it...

This sounds interesting, I haven't heard of it before. Does it mean that the quilting stitches cannot go all the way to the edge? I suppose you can pick out the stitches near the edge if needed.
Forum: Main
01-12-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,324
Posted By Rebecca_S

Rope designs would be used on older quilts, and...

Rope designs would be used on older quilts, and many of those are a series of gentle curves which could be done with a walking foot.
Orange peel can be done as a series of gentle curves as well.
Forum: Main
01-05-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By Rebecca_S

You should do a google search for the terms...

You should do a google search for the terms "Migrating geese quilt pattern" or "Staggered flying geese".

Here is a tutorial for how to do it with traditional piecing: ...
Forum: Tutorials
01-05-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,810
Posted By Rebecca_S

Thank you! I always like ways of doing piecing...

Thank you! I always like ways of doing piecing without special rulers.
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