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11-28-2017, 05:30 PM
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Posted By IAmCatOwned

I still darn winter socks, but do it by machine...

I still darn winter socks, but do it by machine now. I darn once. If more holes develop, I throw them because they are too worn out. Yes, I do repair clothing worn by family members including...
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11-16-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 78
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Posted By IAmCatOwned

I buy most of my fabric from quilt shops - both...

I buy most of my fabric from quilt shops - both near home and online. I don't ordinarily make 'gift quilts' any longer except for young members of my extended family. They often get non-quilt shop...
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11-04-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,392
Posted By IAmCatOwned

I just assign myself to work on it for one hour...

I just assign myself to work on it for one hour every day (or every other day). Then it gets done. It might get done later than originally planned, but it won't be undone forever. This is different...
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11-01-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,402
Posted By IAmCatOwned

I've only removed a couple of rulers from my...

I've only removed a couple of rulers from my collection because I didn't use them and my sister took them and uses them in her sewing (she doesn't quilt). When I replace a ruler, it's because it is...
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11-01-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,156
Posted By IAmCatOwned

When the fabric keeps tearing is when I get rid...

When the fabric keeps tearing is when I get rid of it. With my great-grandmother's quilts - I took out a 2 foot section plus enough binding to make a small example block and then just tossed it into...
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10-28-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,508
Posted By IAmCatOwned

Do whatever you want, but just do it...

Do whatever you want, but just do it consistently. Having half your stash washed and the other half unwashed will result in problems when you forget whether washed or not.

I don't prewash unless...
10-28-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,632
Posted By IAmCatOwned

It's a great idea, but you just want to be sure...

It's a great idea, but you just want to be sure that it can't be mistaken by other family members as actual trash. Sometimes you get helpers and there you are - scraps are lost!!

I just have a...
10-28-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,505
Posted By IAmCatOwned

Kassaundra, that top quilt is marvelous! I love...

Kassaundra, that top quilt is marvelous! I love how your quilting accentuates the blocks! Also such a clever way to include the blocks that were left over. I will do that next time!

I love swaps...
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10-28-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,902
Posted By IAmCatOwned

Yes, but I choose not to give up my rights and be...

Yes, but I choose not to give up my rights and be bullied. Lawyers deliberately send out stuff on the hope that you will be intimidated, even if what they claim is incorrect.
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10-27-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,902
Posted By IAmCatOwned

You can look to this link ...

You can look to this link (http://www.tabberone.com/Trademarks/CopyrightLaw/LicensedFabric.shtml)to figure it out in your situation. I continued to sell my Disney licensed stuff on Ebay because of...
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10-27-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,594
Posted By IAmCatOwned

So sorry for your loss. I say use them until...

So sorry for your loss. I say use them until they are falling apart. The two quilts made by my great-grandmother (in the late 40s) were falling apart and unusable. I took a good photo of each, took...
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10-13-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,864
Posted By IAmCatOwned

You can minimize fraying by just washing in the...

You can minimize fraying by just washing in the shortest cycle. On my machine, that's the delicate cycle. I get hardly any strings since I switched to doing that. Any bleeding will take place...
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10-01-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,778
Posted By IAmCatOwned

When one of my local quilting shops closed, I...

When one of my local quilting shops closed, I could no longer get Quilter's Dream on a roll. If I know I'm going to get several bed quilts done, I can order an entire roll. Right now, though, I just...
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09-26-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,135
Posted By IAmCatOwned

Chem, I don't prewash MOST things, BUT,...

Chem, I don't prewash MOST things, BUT, eventually it will happen. One piece of fabric will leak dye and then you will get mad and go back to prewashing for awhile anyway. I only buy quiltshop...
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09-16-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,982
Posted By IAmCatOwned

First pilling - It's impossible to know if a...

First pilling - It's impossible to know if a flannel is going to pill or not. It happens more often with cheap fabrics, but it also happens with quilt shop fabrics. I just use flannel on really...
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09-16-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,065
Posted By IAmCatOwned

Depends on how much thread you have. I have 2...

Depends on how much thread you have. I have 2 plastic container carry boxes (Joann's) to keep all my thread. Keeps it dust free. Some specialty threads are kept in ziplocks in an open box. Some...
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09-16-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,326
Posted By IAmCatOwned

For a Warm quilt, I use Quilters Dream Poly. For...

For a Warm quilt, I use Quilters Dream Poly. For any other I typically use Warm and Natural. I have used some other poly blends like Hobbs and been happy with the results after years if use.

If...
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09-03-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,306
Posted By IAmCatOwned

I use low heat for everything except towels. ...

I use low heat for everything except towels. Less harsh on fabrics of any kind.
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09-02-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,333
Posted By IAmCatOwned

It depends a bit on what it is I am quilting but...

It depends a bit on what it is I am quilting but I usually start at one end and work to the other end instead of inside to outside. I am not trying to win awards - I don't see well enough to do very...
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09-01-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,652
Posted By IAmCatOwned

I just buy rulers as I need them. Yes, they are...

I just buy rulers as I need them. Yes, they are expensive, but they are incredible time savers. I just did other projects until my budget allowed me to buy another ruler. The delay also helped me...
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09-01-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,571
Posted By IAmCatOwned

Crispy, if you have no plans for using 2 inch...

Crispy, if you have no plans for using 2 inch strips for another project, I would keep anything under 2.5 to 1 inch. wide for strippy quilt. I agree that you want to store it in such a way to...
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08-30-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,951
Posted By IAmCatOwned

I use it for piecing as well. Works great and...

I use it for piecing as well. Works great and uses it up right away so that the bobbin can go back into circulation. Tropit, while I haven't done much quilting recently due to family medical...
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08-30-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,951
Posted By IAmCatOwned

I use it for piecing as well. Works great and...

I use it for piecing as well. Works great and uses it up right away so that the bobbin can go back into circulation.
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08-28-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,609
Posted By IAmCatOwned

I don't let stash decide what I'm going to make...

I don't let stash decide what I'm going to make because most of what I have is not background fabric. So, if I'm going to do a scrappy quilt, I have to buy a background that works with the...
08-12-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,924
Posted By IAmCatOwned

My sister lives in a tiny house. She has a bench...

My sister lives in a tiny house. She has a bench seat to store them. She lined the inside to protect the quilts. Mine are folded up on shelves. There isn't anyplace I can store them out of light...
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