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07-19-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By teacherbailey

Shrinkage problems!

I made my only flannel quilt about 20 years ago by request from my daughter. It was a pieced top and plain back, not too heavily quilted. When I washed it before giving it to her, every fabric shrunk...
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03-31-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
Posted By teacherbailey

Letters the easy way!

I use the letter sets that teachers use on bulletin boards. They come in several sizes and probably at least 10 fonts, all different “feels”. They’re easy to trace and use. Hope this helps!
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05-28-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,936
Posted By teacherbailey

I once read that any 10 fabrics may not look good...

I once read that any 10 fabrics may not look good together but any 50 will. I try not to overthink when I pull from my stash and just get some of every color and as much print variety as I...
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05-28-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By teacherbailey

I would use small dots of Elmer’s Blue Gel Glue,...

I would use small dots of Elmer’s Blue Gel Glue, just inside where you will be stitching. It washes out easily when you’re done. I always leave mine to dry overnight just to be sure, but it dries in...
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05-28-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,079
Posted By teacherbailey

I use polar fleece in the way that you are...

I use polar fleece in the way that you are thinking. It’s a little thicker but works well for appliqué.
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07-08-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,530
Posted By teacherbailey

Elnan, what a great idea! The design is big so...

Elnan, what a great idea! The design is big so I didn’t want to cut it much. This is perfect!!!! Thank you! So I’ll make a futon-type bed from king sized pillows (I’m too big to use regular...
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07-07-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,530
Posted By teacherbailey

Tartan—-great idea! I’ve wanted to make one of...

Tartan—-great idea! I’ve wanted to make one of those but it didn’t occur to me to use this fabric!!!!
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07-06-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,530
Posted By teacherbailey

Yards of polo shirt fabric....what can I make?

I am an Olympics nut and live in Atlanta. Right after our Games in ‘96, I ran across pique knit fabric used for the Polo shirts. 3-4 different color ways that designated your job.....volunteer,...
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07-06-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,580
Posted By teacherbailey

Cotton batting strips

Cotton batting strips
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07-06-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,844
Posted By teacherbailey

Thrift stores.....beware!

I gave a 3 foot high stack of quilt magazines to a thrift store only to find out later that they threw them away, as they do with all magazines! I was heartbroken, since they were still in great...
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06-23-2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By teacherbailey

Which die cutter should I buy?

I will retire in a year and won’t have room for my huge stash when I downsize. I want to cut one square or rectangle from each fabric for a big charm quilt before I donate my stash. I realized...
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05-26-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,427
Posted By teacherbailey

Maybe surround each with rectangles or squares...

Maybe surround each with rectangles or squares (about 6 squares to each side or whatever works out mathematically to be easy) then black sashing????
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05-26-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,712
Posted By teacherbailey

I want to see a picture! Thinking about doing...

I want to see a picture! Thinking about doing the same thing but curious what yours looks like!
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05-26-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,070
Posted By teacherbailey

Yes! I have wanted to make this quilt for awhile...

Yes! I have wanted to make this quilt for awhile but hate the tediousness....
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05-26-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,669
Posted By teacherbailey

My first quilt (after I tried a couple of blocks...

My first quilt (after I tried a couple of blocks and got really, really confident when I shouldn't have been!) was a crib/wall quilt kit from Hearthside Quilts. It was 60 degree diamonds put...
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05-26-2017, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,998
Posted By teacherbailey

That would be amazing! Wonder how we can get...

That would be amazing! Wonder how we can get them to do this???
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08-28-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,361
Posted By teacherbailey

Sewing with Tricot Knit???

Years ago, I bought yardage of the Tricot knit that was leftover from the Atlanta Olympics volunteer polo shirts. Polos are either soft or rough and this is the rough knit. I thought my bag of it...
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07-08-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,747
Posted By teacherbailey

Love My Sidewinder

[QUOTE=Blue Button;7589514]Does anyone have a Sidewinder (bobbin winder) and if so what do you think?[/QUOT

The ONLY thing that my 1941 Singer refuses to do well is make bobbins quickly. I use my...
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07-08-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,096
Posted By teacherbailey

Calculating yardage for wide backing

If she was looking to change the current 44" wide to 36" wide, you'd be right. However, her preferred backing is 108" wide. She needs the length of her quilt plus 10-12" for insurance.
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08-06-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,671
Posted By teacherbailey

Easiest way to make templates is to copy or print...

Easiest way to make templates is to copy or print the page they are on, then cover both sides of the page well with wide, clear packing tape. At least one layer of tape on each side and maybe two if...
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08-06-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By teacherbailey

Thank you all so much! Lots to reread and think...

Thank you all so much! Lots to reread and think about. I'm going to be happy when this one is quilted just to finish one; I can experiment with different designs and speeds and whatnot, since this...
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08-05-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By teacherbailey

Need advice...starting my first FMQ soon!

After a lot of years of sewing on my 1941 Singer, which I love for its reliability, I finally broke down and bought a new machine. Loving my Janome 2014 so far....but I bought it mostly to teach...
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08-05-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,904
Posted By teacherbailey

Just cleaned up desks and walls in my new...

Just cleaned up desks and walls in my new classroom with these. Love them!
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03-09-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,389
Posted By teacherbailey

Great ideas, please keep them coming. To...

Great ideas, please keep them coming. To respond to the message about her sewing box, it was probably $5 at KMart in the mid 70's. Definitely not an heirloom! Moms idea of sewing was to repair a...
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03-08-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,389
Posted By teacherbailey

What should I do with this?

I have my moms sewing box but the box is cracked and broken. Need to get the pincushions, spools of thread and all of the other various things out. I would like to have them where I can see them,...
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