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Forum: Main
10-27-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,964
Posted By Retired Quilter

I am working on Christmas stockings for my...

I am working on Christmas stockings for my granddaughters, a table runner for my daughter and a table topper for me. I hope to be done in the next week.
Forum: Main
10-15-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,552
Posted By Retired Quilter

Retired Quilter

I machine piece most quilts but, love to hand quilt. It is very rela
xing. I am so proud when it done.
Forum: Main
09-07-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,970
Posted By Retired Quilter

My favorite are Tulip Needles I get from Karen...

My favorite are Tulip Needles I get from Karen Kay Buckley's website. They maybe available else where. And I use silk thread. It just melts into the fabric.
Forum: Main
07-14-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,534
Posted By Retired Quilter

I also like the Tulip needles. I haven't used...

I also like the Tulip needles. I haven't used them for quilting but, really like them for applique. Karen K. Buckley sells them on her website.
Forum: Recipes
06-26-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,620
Posted By Retired Quilter

I don't pan fried chicken anymore. I make oven...

I don't pan fried chicken anymore. I make oven fried chicken. Wash chicken under running water. Salt and Pepper it. Put some Bisquik in a plastic bag. Add chicken and shake. Place on foil lined...
Forum: Main
06-26-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,512
Posted By Retired Quilter

I found a quilt my MIL had when we moved. (She...

I found a quilt my MIL had when we moved. (She was 91 Y/O) There was no label on it. She said she remembered her Mother had it when she was a child but, her Mother didn't make it because she didn't...
Forum: Main
06-20-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,167
Posted By Retired Quilter

I tried the blades from Harbor Freight. Some...

I tried the blades from Harbor Freight. Some blades cut ok and some not good. I thought they were hard on my cutting mat. I buy regular quilter's rotary blades when on sale.
Forum: Main
04-27-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,202
Posted By Retired Quilter

Jan, love your quilting ideas. Pat

Jan, love your quilting ideas.
Pat
Forum: Main
04-23-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,513
Posted By Retired Quilter

I haven't made a Dear Jane but, I made a Sylvia's...

I haven't made a Dear Jane but, I made a Sylvia's Bridal Journey Quilt (approx. 150 - 6 1/2 inch blocks.) We had a monthly class that took three years. The learning was great and the finished quilt...
04-07-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,374
Posted By Retired Quilter

It's a shame you're so far away. I below to a...

It's a shame you're so far away. I below to a charity quilt group who takes donated quilt fabric. We made more than 300 lap and baby quilts last year. We give them to hospitals, nursing homes, new...
03-17-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,462
Posted By Retired Quilter

I have a Janome 6260. Very simple machine. A...

I have a Janome 6260. Very simple machine. A couple of times my machine has jammed. After clearing the jam I had to push the bobbin case back into place. It slipped out of position some how. If...
Forum: Main
02-23-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,804
Posted By Retired Quilter

I guess I'm very lucky. I told my DH what I...

I guess I'm very lucky. I told my DH what I wanted and in a few days he had built it. Mine is farm table size. He cut the opening for my machine and a piece I can drop in when I take my machine...
Forum: Main
02-19-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,272
Posted By Retired Quilter

I have found when sewing small blocks, using a...

I have found when sewing small blocks, using a microtech needle will also help. Good pressing and needle adjustment should do it. Good Luck!!
Forum: Main
01-27-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,047
Posted By Retired Quilter

A couple years ago, I used the curved needle on a...

A couple years ago, I used the curved needle on a quilt I tied. I found it worked great and saved me a lot of time. I would definitely use it again.
01-23-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,404
Posted By Retired Quilter

I made a quilt a couple years ago for DSIL. Used...

I made a quilt a couple years ago for DSIL. Used fleece on the back - no batting and I tied it. He loved it-soft and cuddley. This is the only one I have tied but, liked the results. It has...
01-04-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,539
Posted By Retired Quilter

The pouch on MSQ - you can adjust size to your...

The pouch on MSQ - you can adjust size to your needs.
Forum: Main
01-03-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,006
Posted By Retired Quilter

Have you thought of the fold and quilt? I think...

Have you thought of the fold and quilt? I think it is on youtube.
Forum: Main
01-03-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,139
Posted By Retired Quilter

I find I get more done when I make a list. Last...

I find I get more done when I make a list. Last year I determined I wanted to finish 4 quilts I had been working on the last couple years. Finished 3 out of 4. This year I plan to finish the 4th...
12-30-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,586
Posted By Retired Quilter

My DH built me this same cabinet. I love it. I...

My DH built me this same cabinet. I love it. I have a small ironing board that I connect on the right side that I use with a travel iron. The left side is long enough to put my cutting board on...
Forum: Main
12-30-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,919
Posted By Retired Quilter

As a retired quilter I quilt when in the mood. I...

As a retired quilter I quilt when in the mood. I probably complete 1 or 2 quilts a year. (This does not include charity quilts. I make 12 - 15 of those a year.) If hand quilted it could take 2...
12-21-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,549
Views: 241,467
Posted By Retired Quilter

I have been involved with Sylvia's Bridal quilt...

I have been involved with Sylvia's Bridal quilt classes for three years. I have about 6 blocks to complete. I plan to make two or three quilts with the blocks. The one I am designing now will have...
Forum: Main
11-12-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,350
Posted By Retired Quilter

retired quilter

I made a camo a couple years ago for my SIL. Printed pictures of him and his trophies - mostly deer. I incorporated them into the quilt. I used brown, greens and tans. Backed it with fleece and...
Forum: Main
03-09-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,574
Posted By Retired Quilter

Retired Quilter

I have one and use it often. Great when pressing bias pieces. I also find it useful when piecing small blocks. It eliminates stretch and distortion.
Forum: Main
02-17-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,568
Posted By Retired Quilter

I took two classes on needleturn applique, one...

I took two classes on needleturn applique, one taught by Donna of Heartworks,LLC and a class taught by Karen K. Buckley. Both excellent classes. Lessons I learned - starch your fabric, use school...
Forum: Main
12-12-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,963
Posted By Retired Quilter

I bought a similar red backing fabric from...

I bought a similar red backing fabric from Joann's a couple of years ago to use on a red and white quilt. I washed it several times with retyne and color catchers and it still had color coming from...
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