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01-24-2023, 02:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,398
Posted By Mkotch

Rebaquilts, those are simply gorgeous! Great job!

Rebaquilts, those are simply gorgeous! Great job!
Forum: Main
01-24-2023, 02:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,247
Posted By Mkotch

Red is traditional for log cabins, but it is your...

Red is traditional for log cabins, but it is your quilt. Use whatever color(s) you think looks best. If it were me and I wanted to stick to the brown/beige color pallet, I think I'd do gold/yellow.
Forum: Pictures
01-17-2023, 03:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,425
Posted By Mkotch

My oldest UFO dates back to the mid-1980s. It's...

My oldest UFO dates back to the mid-1980s. It's a white on white 12" square hand quilting piece - the quilting lines are preprinted onto the white. After I found it buried at the bottom of a...
Forum: Pictures
01-16-2023, 03:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,922
Posted By Mkotch

OMG - amazing!

OMG - amazing!
Forum: Main
01-14-2023, 02:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,291
Posted By Mkotch

Have to admit that I am nostalgic and usually...

Have to admit that I am nostalgic and usually include snippets of older fabrics in new quilts. I just like the way they crop up here and there, little reminders of previous quilts.
01-10-2023, 02:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Mkotch

This is great fun while traveling! And it's a...

This is great fun while traveling! And it's a great use of those orphan quilt blocks.
01-10-2023, 02:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,398
Posted By Mkotch

I always seem to have about 14 UFOs going at all...

I always seem to have about 14 UFOs going at all times. Some of them are tops that need quilting, and one is generally a knitting project. I do finish, but slowly. I like the idea of picking one...
Forum: Main
01-05-2023, 03:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By Mkotch

Me, too. I use mine for applique using straw...

Me, too. I use mine for applique using straw needles. I wish there were a good needle threader for my sewing machine, though.
Forum: Main
01-04-2023, 03:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,076
Posted By Mkotch

It took me 14 years to finish my first quilt,...

It took me 14 years to finish my first quilt, using the old cardboard templates and scissors method. The hand quilting took several years in three different houses. I probably would keep quilting...
Forum: Main
01-04-2023, 03:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By Mkotch

My current favorite is a small rectangular one...

My current favorite is a small rectangular one filled with walnut shells. It's light so I can carry it around but heavy enough not to move when I set it down. I used to use a magnetic one but hated...
Forum: Main
01-02-2023, 02:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,912
Posted By Mkotch

Yes, definitely - perfection is highly overrated.

Yes, definitely - perfection is highly overrated.
Forum: Pictures
12-29-2022, 03:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,756
Posted By Mkotch

Appliqued piece

I always forget to post photos of quilts I've made, but looking at some of the fabulous things others have posted reminded me to do so. This wallhanging (24" x 24") was inspired by an antique quilt...
Forum: Pictures
12-25-2022, 02:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,965
Posted By Mkotch

Love them both. I was given a bunch of men's...

Love them both. I was given a bunch of men's ties last summer and have been wondering what to do with them. I think I'll make a "string" quilt after seeing yours. Did you take them apart before...
Forum: Main
12-20-2022, 03:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,936
Posted By Mkotch

Mug rugs, tote bags, Christmas stockings,...

Mug rugs, tote bags, Christmas stockings, placemats, table runners, and more. Making smaller projects is very gratifying as it reduces the number of UFOs!
Forum: Main
12-15-2022, 02:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,169
Posted By Mkotch

Me, too, but I have bins - selvages, strings, 2"...

Me, too, but I have bins - selvages, strings, 2" and 2.5" squares. I also have project boxes ready to kit up. My major goals this year are (1) to begin a new Dear Jane quilt, (2) finish the...
Forum: Recipes
12-12-2022, 02:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,129
Posted By Mkotch

I use the recipe on the box, too, but I add 1 t....

I use the recipe on the box, too, but I add 1 t. garlic powder. Just made two batches yesterday!
Forum: Main
12-12-2022, 02:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,685
Posted By Mkotch

Mine is by a window also, and I like to watch the...

Mine is by a window also, and I like to watch the birds and bees in the crabapple tree outside. The window faces the street so I see everyone in the neighborhood coming and going, too. I've had it...
12-10-2022, 03:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,919
Posted By Mkotch

Barkeeper's Friend makes a glass cooktop cleaner...

Barkeeper's Friend makes a glass cooktop cleaner that I've found really works well. I also use Magic Erasers in between. My cleaning lady shines it all up with Windex. Be careful not to use those...
Forum: Recipes
12-08-2022, 02:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,069
Posted By Mkotch

I bake for about 20 min. on a cookie sheet...

I bake for about 20 min. on a cookie sheet covered in foil. This really results in the crispiest bacon for me. However, I just read a suggestion that you bake with a piece of parchment under and...
Forum: Main
12-08-2022, 01:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,372
Posted By Mkotch

I think I would replace the holey squares and...

I think I would replace the holey squares and then take it to a long arm quilter. With a sturdy back and cotton batting, I think it would be a very nice quilt!

I don't like tied quilts. The ties...
Forum: Main
12-07-2022, 03:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,160
Posted By Mkotch

I have added hand quilting to a quilt that's...

I have added hand quilting to a quilt that's mostly machine quilted to add a little emphasis to a feature in the quilt. It looks good!
Forum: Main
12-06-2022, 02:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,356
Posted By Mkotch

How about little stockings with dog biscuits in...

How about little stockings with dog biscuits in them?
Forum: Main
12-01-2022, 03:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,878
Posted By Mkotch

Seems to me that I bought mine at Joann Fabrics...

Seems to me that I bought mine at Joann Fabrics years ago. Love it! I'm not sure if they still sell them - it was "June Tailor" brand.
Forum: Main
12-01-2022, 03:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,069
Posted By Mkotch

BTW, I have found the jelly thimbles work pretty...

BTW, I have found the jelly thimbles work pretty well, too. I buy one that's pretty snug and it actually stays on.
Forum: Main
11-30-2022, 02:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By Mkotch

Heck, I use my domestic machine with a walking...

Heck, I use my domestic machine with a walking foot. Muslin is my favorite backing although I sometimes use yardage or make a scrappy back. Muslin is nice and soft and, yes, my stitches show,...
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