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Forum: Main
02-26-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,543
Posted By jshorty

Tension/Machine Quilting

I am trying to machine quilt for the frist time. During the piecing the tension on my machine was good, however when I put on the quilting foot and try to quilt on 3 layers the tension is good on...
Forum: Main
10-16-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,158
Posted By jshorty

Several months ago I was on a quilt run and...

Several months ago I was on a quilt run and overextened myself. Don't we all. I have no idea what I'm going to do with the fabric I bought. There is enough for at least a couple of queen size...
Forum: Main
10-05-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,631
Posted By jshorty

Planning a quilt run with friends from Texas in...

Planning a quilt run with friends from Texas in March. Was planning on Utah, & CA and now Phoenix is a must. I hope they can stay longer than a week :)
Forum: Main
10-03-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,574
Posted By jshorty

I now understand why some you have said thumbs...

I now understand why some you have said thumbs down to Joann's Fabrics. I am making an Autumn quilt & bought several fat quarters of greens, yellow, oranges etc after washing the fabric in plain...
Forum: Main
09-15-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,078
Posted By jshorty

Thanks for the math lesson that will really come...

Thanks for the math lesson that will really come in handy for future quilts.
Forum: Main
09-15-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,078
Posted By jshorty

How do I figure how much material to buy for the...

How do I figure how much material to buy for the binding? My quilt is 80"x64" I want to cut the material in 3"strips. I'm planning to use a muslin. How wide should I get the muslin & how many...
Forum: Main
08-25-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By jshorty

Thanks for you quick reply. More questions... So...

Thanks for you quick reply. More questions... So I cut a piece of fabric, use fusing between background & handle fabric, get them stuck together then cut out handle? I was cutting out the handle...
Forum: Main
08-25-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By jshorty

I'm doing a quilt that has small baskets on it. ...

I'm doing a quilt that has small baskets on it. The handle of the basket is sewn onto a triangle piece of background fabric, which will be sewn onto the basket top after. I'm trying to do a...
Forum: Main
08-23-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,186
Posted By jshorty

I'm doing a fall 45x45 using my scraps. I found...

I'm doing a fall 45x45 using my scraps. I found a really nice border fabric to use. After making a couple of blocks I realized the scraps I had did not look good with the border. So now my so...
Forum: Main
08-22-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,300
Posted By jshorty

I also just finished my fist machine quilt and...

I also just finished my fist machine quilt and absolutely ruined a beautiful top. I took a class but also realize it will take a lot of practice before I am happy with the results. Yes, sending it...
Forum: Main
08-13-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By jshorty

Yes put me down for Aug 23 lunch 1pm Cheesecake...

Yes put me down for Aug 23 lunch 1pm Cheesecake Factory

Judy
Forum: Main
08-12-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By jshorty

Awhile back someone posted a message about LV...

Awhile back someone posted a message about LV quilters get together for lunch. Still interested, has any date and location been posted?
Forum: Main
08-11-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,829
Posted By jshorty

Have you tried to do the binding yourself? It is...

Have you tried to do the binding yourself? It is not all that hard once you master the corners. I have learned to do my own binding & meter corners through instruction books and tutorials on You...
Forum: Main
08-07-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By jshorty

Thanks, I'm cutting the pattern out 1/4" bigger...

Thanks, I'm cutting the pattern out 1/4" bigger then the cut line on the pattern. I like the idea of laying out all the paper triangles & do all the sewing for the first piece on all of them, then...
Forum: Main
08-07-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By jshorty

I am trying my first paper piercing project with...

I am trying my first paper piercing project with scrapes. It seems to be taking forever to get just part of a block done. The paper peicing is a triangle that is part of a flower basket. Right...
Forum: Main
08-01-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,277
Posted By jshorty

Thanks for all you comments. I have showed my...

Thanks for all you comments. I have showed my diaster quilt to some friends (non quilters) & everyone loved it & did not see anything wrong with it. I hope I'm not turning into a perfectionist with...
Forum: Main
08-01-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 10,747
Posted By jshorty

Started quilting in Feb, turned 62 in May. Can't...

Started quilting in Feb, turned 62 in May. Can't wait to retire so I can spend more time on quilting
Forum: Main
07-31-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,041
Posted By jshorty

Number 1 on bucket list is to learn how to...

Number 1 on bucket list is to learn how to machine quilt. Which I have been practicing but not good enough to do on an actual quilt yet. I hope to get there eventually. After that the sky is the...
Forum: Main
07-30-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,277
Posted By jshorty

Only my 3rd lap quilt I ever made & decided to...

Only my 3rd lap quilt I ever made & decided to try to machine quilt it myself. I thought of the shadow stitch (something simple) everything that could go wrong did. Really frustrated I nicknamed it...
Forum: Main
07-29-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,628
Posted By jshorty

JoAnn 's has flying geese rulers in diferent...

JoAnn 's has flying geese rulers in diferent sizes (I use mine a lot) with a coupon under $7. I also found a new flying geese ruler a bit more expensive but you can make several different sizes with...
Forum: Main
07-29-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,179
Posted By jshorty

Yes I think that class is to expensive, probaby 6...

Yes I think that class is to expensive, probaby 6 hr or less of actual teaching /lecturing per day. Right now the Australian dollar is a little higher than the US dollar, so you will actually be...
Forum: Main
07-24-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,535
Posted By jshorty

I just started quilting this year & have not...

I just started quilting this year & have not figure out why quilters have a stash. I can see a stash of leftover material from a previous project but why do quilters buy material just because they...
07-21-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By jshorty

All the dates you suggested are good for me...

All the dates you suggested are good for me except Mon Sept 12. Thanks again for organizing this, I love this idea.
Judy
Forum: Pictures
07-20-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 8,195
Posted By jshorty

I really like the colors you choose. Tough...

I really like the colors you choose. Tough decision. When looking at it on wall I'm leaning towards purple
07-20-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By jshorty

Just saw the August part & I will be out of town...

Just saw the August part & I will be out of town Aug 16-22. If you are expecting a large group, then yes make reservations. I work swing shift so actually any day would be ok if the lunch is early...
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