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Forum: Recipes
Today, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By Mkotch

Orzo salad Cook 1/2 box of Orzo While...

Orzo salad

Cook 1/2 box of Orzo
While cooking, chop a small onion, half a green pepper, and a tomato and put them into a bowl. Add a small can of sliced black olives and half a container of low...
Forum: Main
05-12-2022, 02:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By Mkotch

Thanks for that suggestion. I have found "Thread...

Thanks for that suggestion. I have found "Thread Conditioner" doesn't work as well as bees' wax, and I will give a candle a try.
Forum: Main
05-11-2022, 02:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,153
Posted By Mkotch

I've been doing the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for...

I've been doing the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for several years now. It's not a real quilt along, but each person chooses his/her own project(s) using the color chosen each month.

I am currently...
Forum: Main
05-10-2022, 01:42 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 14,601
Posted By Mkotch

You are not alone! I either machine quilt using...

You are not alone! I either machine quilt using my Elna and a walking foot or I "quilt by check," taking my larger quilts to someone who has a longarm machine. Sometimes I quilt a larger quilt in...
Forum: Main
05-09-2022, 02:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By Mkotch

My Dad had Parkinson's, and I made him aprons...

My Dad had Parkinson's, and I made him aprons instead of bibs. They were the usual kind you make for men to BBQ in the backyard so they never looked like bibs, giving him a little dignity with...
Forum: Main
05-09-2022, 02:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,356
Posted By Mkotch

If I'm going to use the binding right away, I do...

If I'm going to use the binding right away, I do iron it in half and, as I go along, I let it fall into an empty waste basket. Then I sew it right to whatever side of the quilt I want. Lately, I've...
Forum: Main
05-03-2022, 01:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By Mkotch

I agree. I generally wear ecru/beige bras under...

I agree. I generally wear ecru/beige bras under white, cream, black, or other colored tops for the same reason. I use a "natural" color of batting, whether W&N or Quilters Dream most of the time.
Forum: Main
05-03-2022, 01:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By Mkotch

You can also use a ruler to draw seam lines 1/4"...

You can also use a ruler to draw seam lines 1/4" from the edge of the cut pieces. I'd suggest a smaller ruler than the one you use to rotary cut, just for ease.
Forum: Recipes
05-02-2022, 01:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By Mkotch

I tried making waffles using frozen shredded...

I tried making waffles using frozen shredded potatoes, defrosted and squeezed out. It took forever for them to cook, but they were good. More trouble than they're worth, though!
Forum: Main
04-24-2022, 02:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By Mkotch

I have found some sheets of freezer paper that I...

I have found some sheets of freezer paper that I put through the printer/copier which seem to last in "stickiness" longer than the grocery store rolls. I have some shapes that have been used 10...
Forum: Main
04-19-2022, 02:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By Mkotch

Don't put any "heat something" in the cozies -...

Don't put any "heat something" in the cozies - that stuff we use for potholders contains metal and, if by some chance, people use the cozies in the microwave, they will cause damage to the microwave.
Forum: Pictures
04-16-2022, 02:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,853
Posted By Mkotch

Thanks for posting this. I've had the pattern...

Thanks for posting this. I've had the pattern for a long time, but I haven't settled on color(s) yet. Thinking about blues and greens as I have the most scraps of each.
Forum: Main
04-16-2022, 02:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,751
Posted By Mkotch

I make four patches and nine patches throughout...

I make four patches and nine patches throughout the year, dividing my squares into darks and lights and pulling them at random. Eventually, I have enough for a quilt.
Forum: Pictures
04-10-2022, 02:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,235
Posted By Mkotch

When I hand quilted, I used a large oval hoop...

When I hand quilted, I used a large oval hoop rather than a frame. This made the quilt more portable. I basted either with thread and big stitches or with safety pins. Make sure your layers are...
Forum: Pictures
04-07-2022, 03:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,585
Posted By Mkotch

I cut my selvages 1.5" wide, leaving a good...

I cut my selvages 1.5" wide, leaving a good amount of color on them. The longer strips make great binding! I sometimes run out of a particular fabric in the middle of a project, and having the...
Forum: Pictures
04-05-2022, 01:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,584
Posted By Mkotch

That's just gorgeous! I love your border. Is it...

That's just gorgeous! I love your border. Is it appliqued or pieced?
Forum: Main
04-02-2022, 01:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By Mkotch

I bought a wool mat that I cut to cover my...

I bought a wool mat that I cut to cover my ironing board and then covered with a regular ironing board cover. It doesn't smell at all. It could be that the smaller mats pick up the plastic...
Forum: Main
03-30-2022, 02:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,775
Posted By Mkotch

I bought a bunch of markers and white marking...

I bought a bunch of markers and white marking pens along with a roll of Frog tape. That Frog tape works exactly how I want it to work - sticks on different colors and types of fabrics (batik,...
Forum: Main
03-23-2022, 03:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,338
Posted By Mkotch

I have a 1/4" foot for my machine and, when I...

I have a 1/4" foot for my machine and, when I used it, I noticed that my blocks turned out slightly smaller than they should. Then I read something by Bonnie Hunter that said you should line up...
03-21-2022, 02:13 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 82,719
Posted By Mkotch

Dotty, your quilt turned out great! I like the...

Dotty, your quilt turned out great! I like the thin blue line of sashing and the way you did the corners. Bravo! And JoesMom, your soft colors are looking very pretty. Can't wait to see both...
Forum: Main
03-18-2022, 01:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,775
Posted By Mkotch

That's what I've been using, but I find it pops...

That's what I've been using, but I find it pops up mid-way through a long run. Then I have to try to pin it down, defeating the whole purpose. It also seems like different colors react differently...
Forum: Main
03-17-2022, 03:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,775
Posted By Mkotch

Thanks, everyone. I guess I'll buy a few rolls...

Thanks, everyone. I guess I'll buy a few rolls of different tape and try them all. I have tried and don't like to use pins to hold the tape down. I find it distorts the line and I want it as...
Forum: Main
03-16-2022, 02:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,775
Posted By Mkotch

Painters' tape for quilting

I use a walking foot to quilt most of my smaller quilts. I use the seams to guide some quilting and also mark with a blue wash away marker. But sometimes I just want to make straight lines. I'm...
Forum: Main
03-15-2022, 02:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,853
Posted By Mkotch

This is a great idea. I have lots of orphans and...

This is a great idea. I have lots of orphans and usually make my quilts no bigger than 70" x 70". So I'm thinking of making several backs in advance. Thanks for the idea!
Forum: Main
03-05-2022, 04:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,594
Posted By Mkotch

DH calls it my "sweat shop"

DH calls it my "sweat shop"
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