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01-25-2019, 12:22 PM
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Posted By Marcia_PA

This is what my cabinets look like so far. I have...

This is what my cabinets look like so far. I have more fabric to add. The other lower cabinets will hold tools, supplies, odds and ends, etc. I'll see how it works for me. Nothing is written in...
01-15-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,193
Posted By Marcia_PA

I am still folding--I decided to fold greater...

I am still folding--I decided to fold greater than 1 yard pieces into about 12"x20" pieces and 1/2 yard to 1 yard pieces into about 6"x20" pieces and stack them side by side, sorting by color. I'll...
01-09-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,193
Posted By Marcia_PA

Thanks! I have my work cut out for me!

Thanks! I have my work cut out for me!
01-06-2019, 11:11 AM
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Views: 4,193
Posted By Marcia_PA

I need to measure shelves and look for bins, too!

I need to measure shelves and look for bins, too!
01-05-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,193
Posted By Marcia_PA

Thanks again. I'm looking forward to filling my...

Thanks again. I'm looking forward to filling my cabinets. I'm waiting for the cabinet pulls to come in and be installed (maybe next week) before starting to fill them. I can't wait!
01-04-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,193
Posted By Marcia_PA

Thanks for the suggestions. I like your hint...

Thanks for the suggestions. I like your hint about using the ruler to keep from pulling out fabrics other than the one I want to use!
01-04-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,193
Posted By Marcia_PA

Pantry cabinet for fabric storage

I have two pantry cabinets installed in my dining room conversion to a sewing room. The pantries are 18 inches wide by 24 inches deep by 80 inches tall (I think). The shelves are spaced about 14...
Forum: Pictures
07-21-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,629
Posted By Marcia_PA

My design wall is a foam insulation board covered...

My design wall is a foam insulation board covered with felt. I am (slowly) working on a rainbow star quilt for our 8 year old grandson. The foam board isn't large enough for all the quilt blocks, so...
Forum: Main
02-03-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Marcia_PA

Thank you for your stories and suggestions. After...

Thank you for your stories and suggestions. After more reading and thinking, I believe I will put the puff quilt idea on the back burner for now and just make granddaughter a patchwork quilt with...
Forum: Main
02-02-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Marcia_PA

Calling puff/biscuit quilt experts

I want to make a puff quilt for my granddaughter and have looked at various tutorials. I am undecided about size of squares. Do you prefer to make the blocks one inch different in size, or one-half...
Forum: Main
12-12-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,396
Posted By Marcia_PA

One of my grandmothers sewed plain utility quilts...

One of my grandmothers sewed plain utility quilts made from rectangles of wool and corduroy, probably from outgrown clothing and coats, backed with flannel and tied with red yarn. I remember dark...
Forum: Pictures
12-12-2016, 06:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,975
Posted By Marcia_PA

Very sweet! I would love to find that pattern or...

Very sweet! I would love to find that pattern or a similar one for my granddaughter!
Forum: Pictures
12-10-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,975
Posted By Marcia_PA

Right click on the image and choose "view image."...

Right click on the image and choose "view image." Click on the + sign and you'll get a close up.
Forum: Main
11-29-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By Marcia_PA

What about covering a piece of foam insulation...

What about covering a piece of foam insulation with fabric and just leaning it against the wall. The quilts could be pinned to the insulation.

Some people make use of used sewing machine needles...
Forum: Main
11-27-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,438
Posted By Marcia_PA

I ordered flannel from Connecting Threads, since...

I ordered flannel from Connecting Threads, since it was 50% off. If I don't like it when I receive it, I'll buy something else. Thanks for your suggestions.
Marcia
Forum: Main
11-26-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,438
Posted By Marcia_PA

Thanks for all the suggestions. I haven't bought...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I haven't bought anything yet, but quilt doesn't need to be done until May :)
Forum: Main
11-23-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,438
Posted By Marcia_PA

Thank you for the suggestions. I appreciate your...

Thank you for the suggestions. I appreciate your help.
Marcia
Forum: Main
11-23-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,438
Posted By Marcia_PA

a good flannel for quilt backing?

I'm making a quilt for son & future DIL and trying to decide what backing to use. I'm considering flannel but don't want one that is flimsy and will pill upon use/washing. Any suggestions?
Thanks!...
Forum: Main
09-06-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,644
Posted By Marcia_PA

This one spoke to me many years ago :) So...

This one spoke to me many years ago :)

So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
And we never even know we have the key
--The Eagles, ALREADY GONE
Forum: Main
06-11-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,348
Posted By Marcia_PA

I think I am going to stitch in the ditch...

I think I am going to stitch in the ditch vertically between each row--not taking the bindings off but starting and stopping at the binding. I also found a row I skipped on the original quilting on...
Forum: Main
06-11-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,348
Posted By Marcia_PA

There are 5 inch squares, cross hatched in both...

There are 5 inch squares, cross hatched in both directions. Of course, the diagonal of the square is larger than 5 inches. I was considering adding a tie to the middle of these blocks where the X...
Forum: Main
06-11-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,348
Posted By Marcia_PA

Photo of part of quilt. I don't know if it has...

Photo of part of quilt. I don't know if it has scrim or not. I bought the batting at a JoAnn's store and didn't get the paper that goes with it.
Forum: Main
06-11-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,348
Posted By Marcia_PA

Hobbs 80/20 & quilting distance

I machine quilted (DM) my four 'trip around the world' quilts diagonally through every over row of squares (squares are 3-1/2 inches finished), so stitching is 5 inches apart. Hobbs 80/20 says...
Forum: Pictures
06-01-2016, 04:58 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,199
Posted By Marcia_PA

I love it! Beautiful!

I love it! Beautiful!
Forum: Main
05-23-2016, 04:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,572
Posted By Marcia_PA

Thank you all for your ideas and thoughts (and...

Thank you all for your ideas and thoughts (and compliments!). I keep waffling back and forth--change it, keep it as is--but haven't made a decision yet. I'll post again after the 'deed' is done, or...
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