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Forum: Main
03-26-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,212
Posted By Iceblossom

You can use different type of materials and...

You can use different type of materials and fibers in quilts. Sports stuff is designed for use and washing and often holds up very well.

I'd be concerned about how good a bond you could get with...
Forum: Main
03-24-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By Iceblossom

I've used fleece and found it very easy to work...

I've used fleece and found it very easy to work with, but I don't like the lack of squishiness of no batting but then I am typically sewing for a cool climate. For a functional blanket that can be...
03-23-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 164,941
Posted By Iceblossom

Good going QuiltingVagabond! Love your finish. ...

Good going QuiltingVagabond! Love your finish.

The last two mysteries I felt went together pretty well with a basic serpentine stitch along the grid lines. I want an all-over design for this...
Forum: Main
03-23-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,653
Posted By Iceblossom

I've done it both on purpose and not on purpose. ...

I've done it both on purpose and not on purpose. Fabric has two sides and I use the one I want. In the Grassy Creek Bonnie Hunter mystery, I used a heavily metallic gray print with both sides. In...
Forum: Main
03-23-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,317
Posted By Iceblossom

Some people just love Bernina... some of us have...

Some people just love Bernina... some of us have less glowing experiences. I have the 820 which was not a popular model, it was owned by two Bernina fans before me who each continued with the brand...
Forum: Main
03-19-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,003
Posted By Iceblossom

I'm still using purchased commercial spray baste,...

I'm still using purchased commercial spray baste, but plan on trying glue basting.

It is my understanding that the glue works better on cotton battings like Warm and Natural than the fluffy poly...
Forum: Main
03-18-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,456
Posted By Iceblossom

Thanks for hosting! I will not be sewing or...

Thanks for hosting! I will not be sewing or quilting this weekend but I am playing with fabric and will be thinking of the rest of you and following your progress. I'm preparing to move this year...
03-17-2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 37,154
Posted By Iceblossom

My new empty totes came and I am continuing to...

My new empty totes came and I am continuing to fill them. Ugh, so many boxes of miscellaneous that I have to go through piece by piece to achieve my end goals. I keep out a box just for "stuff that...
Forum: Main
03-16-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,967
Posted By Iceblossom

I love blue tape and keep a roll in my sewing kit...

I love blue tape and keep a roll in my sewing kit for a lot of uses/reasons.

For quilting though, as Onebyone suggested, I'd use a more standard masking tape. I also keep a roll of 1/4" quilters...
Forum: Main
03-15-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,837
Posted By Iceblossom

I'm so happy for and proud of you! Yay...

I'm so happy for and proud of you!

Yay Watson -- both quilter and horse :)
Forum: Main
03-15-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,439
Posted By Iceblossom

Google has an image search feature many people...

Google has an image search feature many people don't know about. If you can take a picture, you may or may not get results there.
https://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en

Using the "advanced" image...
03-14-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,564
Posted By Iceblossom

Having a caller ID display helps if you can see...

Having a caller ID display helps if you can see it.

I still have a landline and use the free nomorobo (no more robot). There is a pay version for cell phones. I still get the incoming calls,...
Forum: Main
03-14-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By Iceblossom

It means careful picking out the stitches but it...

It means careful picking out the stitches but it is relatively easy to replace at this point if you really want to. You can certainly hand sew in the replacement, whether over the top as an applique...
Forum: Main
03-14-2022, 05:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,036
Posted By Iceblossom

Thanks, QuiltMom2 :) that was a thrift store...

Thanks, QuiltMom2 :) that was a thrift store purchase 4 yards of border print to back a completed thrift store top UFO baby blank that was just a bit bigger than regular yardage. Purchases made years...
Forum: Main
03-13-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,036
Posted By Iceblossom

I've been doing more and more "noticeably" pieced...

I've been doing more and more "noticeably" pieced backs over the years. Back in the day, extra wide fabric wasn't easily found. I seem to be unable to design a top that easily fits on anything but an...
03-11-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 164,941
Posted By Iceblossom

Popping in to cheer on Joe'smom :) And for...

Popping in to cheer on Joe'smom :)

And for anyone else still working (or paused) on the project. I hope y'all will pop in and show your progress or ask whatever questions may arise.
03-11-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 37,154
Posted By Iceblossom

I'm making slow progress. I ordered more of the...

I'm making slow progress. I ordered more of the tubs I'll be using for my stash, they will be here on Monday. I've been going through boxes and pulling out the small bits and incorrectly sorted and...
Forum: Main
03-11-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By Iceblossom

Good for you! I had been quilting all the time...

Good for you! I had been quilting all the time for years and one day realized all my own quilts were in tatters, and that I too was "quilt worthy". I have a goal to have a different themed quilt...
Forum: Main
03-10-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By Iceblossom

Needle selection can depend on a lot of things. I...

Needle selection can depend on a lot of things. I typically use a 10 Universal needle for piecing, I use a small stitch length. I will also use 12s for piecing but usually as a 2nd choice. Depending...
03-10-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 38,501
Posted By Iceblossom

The moratorium is completely optional -- the goal...

The moratorium is completely optional -- the goal is to shop stash first, but yes you can buy if needed. "Need" has various definitions :) We also have a few extra exemptions here and there --...
03-10-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 38,501
Posted By Iceblossom

Welcome aboard the moratorium train, ScubaK -- I...

Welcome aboard the moratorium train, ScubaK -- I will admit I am hoping that you will at least look/take some of my excess fabric since you are one of my local board members :)

I'm going through...
Forum: Main
03-08-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Iceblossom

I'm currently doing a test using So Fine from...

I'm currently doing a test using So Fine from Superior which I think is pretty comparable -- but I don't know. I have a (modern/computerized) Bernina 820 and for piecing prefer to use a 10 needle,...
03-08-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 805
Posted By Iceblossom

So glad you found us! Look at you go with a...

So glad you found us! Look at you go with a picture already :)
Forum: Main
03-07-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,448
Posted By Iceblossom

Well the private emails are missing and I guess I...

Well the private emails are missing and I guess I wasn't clear without the backstory.

The point isn't the fabric that is missing. I think for a quilt washed a 100 times or so (without...
Forum: Main
03-07-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,894
Posted By Iceblossom

I have been warned in previous posts not to use...

I have been warned in previous posts not to use the very common nationwide fabric chain name in any posts.

Let's just say I had ordered a roll of batting that I wanted, it was on sale but I was...
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