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01-18-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,083
Posted By Cattitude

Hmmmm, if I could go back in time how would I...

Hmmmm, if I could go back in time how would I build my stash? Blenders, small prints with a limited colour palette and batiks, batiks, batiks!

What I would change?

Drop dead gorgeous large...
01-01-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,283
Posted By Cattitude

Thanks Conchalea, I’m in this year. My main...

Thanks Conchalea, I’m in this year. My main focus will be on getting 18 completed tops quilted and bound. I also have 4 completed tops requiring surgery on as they are not worth the time and cost...
12-20-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 228,159
Posted By Cattitude

I finished the year with a large purchase (21m)....

I finished the year with a large purchase (21m). My blender selection had been decimated this past year, particularly blues and greens. I hit the clearance section and picked up 11m to round things...
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12-18-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,919
Posted By Cattitude

My goals include: -catching up on quilting...

My goals include:

-catching up on quilting my very large pile of completed tops and other ufos
-completing modifications to sewing room to better utilize space

From a discipline stand point I...
Forum: Main
12-18-2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,669
Posted By Cattitude

Early in my quilting life I bought a few because...

Early in my quilting life I bought a few because of price. I wasn’t expecting new releases or popular fabrics but I love scrap quilts and at the time I didn’t have near enough variety. They weren’t...
Forum: Main
11-30-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Cattitude

I am not here to discourage you from getting a...

I am not here to discourage you from getting a book on paper piecing, just to share my beginner experiences. Until I got into a rhythm I made a ton of mistakes. Sewing on the wrong side, errors...
11-30-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 228,159
Posted By Cattitude

My experience has been similar to that of...

My experience has been similar to that of WMUTeach (nicely put, brava!). This week I filled my cart twice because I was ďallowed toĒ and yet it didnít take a ton of willpower to hit the delete...
Forum: Main
11-05-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,023
Posted By Cattitude

I wash every quilt after I finish binding. There...

I wash every quilt after I finish binding. There is too much dragging about during the process and then there is Wally, my cat who has a great talent curling up on quilts as soon as I turn my back.
Forum: Main
10-22-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,002
Posted By Cattitude

I went through quite a few practice sandwiches...

I went through quite a few practice sandwiches before I made a large Scrappy throw size top just for the purpose of learning how to maneuver an actual top on my DSM. I mixed every possible technique...
10-13-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 228,159
Posted By Cattitude

​​​​​You are a machine WMUTeach! Two more nice...

​​​​​You are a machine WMUTeach! Two more nice ones and with completely different styles. Nice to mix it up!
I will be making a trip to my favourite shop next week for their annual sale. Their...
Forum: Main
10-02-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By Cattitude

I went crazy with stencils and pounce pads when...

I went crazy with stencils and pounce pads when making my first attempts at FMQ. Never could get the hang of it and not being able to see the markings was one of many problems. As you wrestle a...
Forum: Main
10-02-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,650
Posted By Cattitude

Just a few more cents worth. Remember the mini...

Just a few more cents worth. Remember the mini light booths in box stores for picking paint chips? They would usually have three different colour temps (in those days fluorescent). The idea being...
Forum: Main
10-02-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,650
Posted By Cattitude

Not sure on availability for that base but I...

Not sure on availability for that base but I would recommend something in the 3500k range. 3000 range is too warm for my liking and 4000 range way too cool. Ultimately it is personal preference but...
Forum: Main
09-25-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By Cattitude

If I am using sashing I don’t worry too much up...

If I am using sashing I don’t worry too much up to 1/8. If the block is very basic with minimal seams to line up (such as a 12” block with seams meeting at 4” increments), I don’t mind a bit of...
09-25-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 228,159
Posted By Cattitude

This little project was squeezed in yesterday...

This little project was squeezed in yesterday because I desperately needed the storage space occupied by the 4 pillow forms. The panel and print yardage was to become a wall hanging for my sewing...
09-23-2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 228,159
Posted By Cattitude

Pet....So glad your home was spared and...

Pet....So glad your home was spared and sympathetic that your ordeal continues with air quality issues and clean up.

Tough times for so many people right now.
09-22-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 228,159
Posted By Cattitude

My current priority is Christmas projects. This...

My current priority is Christmas projects. This year I am determined that I will not find myself in a panic to get things quilted right before Christmas and that means getting all my tops completed...
09-20-2020, 04:24 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 228,159
Posted By Cattitude

ckcowl, I love the updates on your son’s...

ckcowl, I love the updates on your son’s progress. It is obvious he is a natural. Is he an artist discovering a new outlet or did this come out of the blue?

pet, I hope things get back to normal...
Forum: Main
09-15-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By Cattitude

Thank you so much for sharing that link, very...

Thank you so much for sharing that link, very interesting and some great quilts!
Forum: Main
09-14-2020, 03:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By Cattitude

My go to is Missouri Star. They have excellent...

My go to is Missouri Star. They have excellent selection and service with average prices. Their shipping terms to Canada are terrific. Flat $10US for any size order. $5US when they have free shipping...
09-11-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 228,159
Posted By Cattitude

rryder...... “Gee thanks neighbour, those are...

rryder...... “Gee thanks neighbour, those are some gorgeous fabrics you want to give me gratis but no thanks, I really don’t want to add to my stash right now”. Words that would never, ever be...
Forum: Main
09-09-2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,337
Posted By Cattitude

The only reason I kept the Accuquilt I received...

The only reason I kept the Accuquilt I received for my birthday is curved piecing, and the Cleopatra’s fan Die is one I plan on purchasing. I had tried to use the free Robert Kaufman templates but...
09-08-2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 228,159
Posted By Cattitude

Rff1010.....I donít think the extra flannel is a...

Rff1010.....I donít think the extra flannel is a fail as backing is a staple. Well, unless you have another 100 yards of flannel backing in your stash!

as for the quilting cotton......sometimes...
Forum: Main
09-07-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 865
Posted By Cattitude

I did the conversion from Km and the closest...

I did the conversion from Km and the closest quilt shops in my rural area are 21m and 26m. However my favorite shop is 46m and that is where I go most often. I was going about once a month except...
09-07-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 228,159
Posted By Cattitude

Oksewglad, nice finishes! Two very different...

Oksewglad, nice finishes! Two very different looking rail fence tops.

Retiredteach, fun and colourful, right up my alley. Gudrun has some striking designs, doesnít she?
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