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Forum: Pictures
07-03-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,527
Posted By jeemmerling621

A sweet quilt for a sweet niece

My niece is turning 8 on Sunday and this is our gift to her. Since DH and I have no children, I get to spoil my sister's :). Out of all of my sister's kids, Kristie is the only one who has shown a...
Forum: Main
07-03-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,382
Posted By jeemmerling621

I press my seams open when working with very...

I press my seams open when working with very small pieces, and to the darkest fabric for everything else. I have never felt the need to ask for permission to do what works for me, and neither should...
Forum: Main
07-01-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,949
Posted By jeemmerling621

I am a sucker for pre-cuts, but I have learned...

I am a sucker for pre-cuts, but I have learned some lessons. I only buy from certain manufactures, and never buy a pre-cut when the label says 'all measurements are approximate'. I usually buy...
Forum: Main
06-30-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By jeemmerling621

This usually happens because after you make each...

This usually happens because after you make each cut at the end of the long seams, a couple strips will kind-of wrap around from the end of one row and onto the next row because the end of each seam...
Forum: Main
06-28-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By jeemmerling621

I had a bubble on my mat and laid it out on our...

I had a bubble on my mat and laid it out on our walk leading up to the front door. It was hot as blazes (108 degrees Fahrenheit), so i left it out there for about 45 minutes it was laying as flat as...
Forum: Pictures
06-28-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,242
Posted By jeemmerling621

Found the pattern at my LQS; it's by Bean Counter...

Found the pattern at my LQS; it's by Bean Counter Quilts. Fount it online here - http://www.quilterswarehouse.com/p-20421-with-a-twist-quilt-pattern-bean-counter-quilts.aspx
Forum: Pictures
06-27-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,242
Posted By jeemmerling621

With a Twist - an unbelievably quick project!

I started this quilt at about 8 this morning, and finished at around 3-ish. The pattern calls for borders, but I think it's plenty big as is. This quilt made me realize that I don't do enough quilts...
Forum: Main
06-09-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,128
Posted By jeemmerling621

Yes! I have an iPad and iPhone, and both have my...

Yes! I have an iPad and iPhone, and both have my quilting mags I subscribe to as well as about 2 dozen patterns (and counting!). The nice thing about having both is that if I forget my iPad, or if DH...
Forum: Main
06-08-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,536
Posted By jeemmerling621

I use Superior Threads and Connecting Threads for...

I use Superior Threads and Connecting Threads for piecing and quilting. I use a Schmetz quilting needle...size 11, I think.
Forum: Main
06-08-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,128
Posted By jeemmerling621

The only thing I can think I keep in mind, but...

The only thing I can think I keep in mind, but this is for any types of fabric, is paying attention to color value. I always like to have a good mix of color value, but esp. with solids and tonals.
Forum: Main
06-06-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,383
Posted By jeemmerling621

I usually start right after the holidays. We have...

I usually start right after the holidays. We have birthdays, anniversaries, etc. every month of the year; and, go figure, this year it's been the year for milestones: new babies, 65th birthdays,...
Forum: Main
06-05-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,130
Posted By jeemmerling621

I have the 4120 QDC and the Quilt Expression 4.0...

I have the 4120 QDC and the Quilt Expression 4.0 and both have great features. The 4120 QDC is for traveling to classes, retreats, etc. and I use the Quilt Expression at home.

The 4120 is...
Forum: Pictures
06-03-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,213
Posted By jeemmerling621

Haven't posted in awhile...quilt for cousin's new baby

I made this little quilt for my cousin and his wife of four years, who are expecting their first baby in July. They are expecting a little boy, so I hope they like the whole baseball theme. Ah well,...
Forum: Main
06-01-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,314
Posted By jeemmerling621

I turn 22 next week, and have quilted since I was...

I turn 22 next week, and have quilted since I was 20. Before that, I sewed garments and knitted. I'm only one under 40 in my guild. Don't get me wrong, I love my girls at guild and we have a blast at...
05-24-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,149
Posted By jeemmerling621

I don't quilt on my home machine, but on a LA....

I don't quilt on my home machine, but on a LA. Sometimes I use a 50 wt. cotton on top and bottom, sometimes Bottom Line in the bobbin. Sometimes I use a 50wt cotton on both top and bobbin, and...
Forum: Main
05-20-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 40,925
Posted By jeemmerling621

Where does everyone buy their batting by the roll?

I am on my second roll. The first was Warm & Natural, and the current one is Quilter's Dream. I didn't like the little imperfection things on the Warm & Natural, and the Quilter's Dream is just way...
Forum: Main
05-20-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By jeemmerling621

Add the measurements of the perimeter of the...

Add the measurements of the perimeter of the quilt. 96+96+110+110 = 412. Add another 12 inches for seams, miters, etc. making the number to 424. Divide 424 by 40. This is the approx amount of usable...
Forum: Main
05-09-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,828
Posted By jeemmerling621

I have four Fiskers mats - 1 24x36, 1 18x24, 1...

I have four Fiskers mats - 1 24x36, 1 18x24, 1 13x18, and 1 13x13 revolving mat. I use them all for different things. The revolving one I use for squaring up blocks, the smallest rectangle I use for...
Forum: Main
05-01-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,729
Posted By jeemmerling621

potholders, mug rugs, or little pillow covers.

potholders, mug rugs, or little pillow covers.
Forum: Main
05-01-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,401
Posted By jeemmerling621

I sew with about 1 1/4"-1 1/2" seam and clip and...

I sew with about 1 1/4"-1 1/2" seam and clip and rip. Because the selvage is along the length of grain, which has no give like cross grain or bias grain, it will always rip straight. Another thing i...
Forum: Main
04-30-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,453
Posted By jeemmerling621

I really like the Quilters Reference Tool ...

I really like the Quilters Reference Tool
...
Forum: Main
04-28-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,131
Posted By jeemmerling621

I buy from my local shop and online at...

I buy from my local shop and online at fatquartershop.com and missourquilt.com
Forum: Main
04-24-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By jeemmerling621

I rarely do commissioned quilts because I've been...

I rarely do commissioned quilts because I've been told I charge too much when in reality I work for less than half of minimum wage. So once I break it down for them then they change their tune :)....
Forum: Main
04-24-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,033
Posted By jeemmerling621

You are totally right. The leader scrap or fabric...

You are totally right. The leader scrap or fabric will pull back the fabric as you sew and prevent your machine from getting hungry and eating your fabric!
Forum: Main
04-13-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 13,924
Posted By jeemmerling621

Thank you so much, ladies! You've all been a...

Thank you so much, ladies! You've all been a great help. I've heard both good and not so good things about Pfaff, but have come to the conclusion that the bad reviews are for issues that are from...
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