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11-05-2019, 02:56 AM
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Posted By 117becca

I took 2 decorative plant hangers that had some...

I took 2 decorative plant hangers that had some curly-Q designs and placed a curtain rod between the 2 hangers. I used basic shower hooks to put the stencils on. I find the basic shower hooks easy...
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11-23-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,029
Posted By 117becca

i saw this at a quilt show recently and i can't...

i saw this at a quilt show recently and i can't wait to get one. I tried sewing on it and was amazed at how comfortable it was - and how my bifocals adjusted so well. Truth is one can also put a...
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09-23-2018, 04:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,714
Posted By 117becca

i also have a pair of Dovo little 4" scissors. I...

i also have a pair of Dovo little 4" scissors. I can get the end points very sharp.

Question for those who use the serrated scissors - how can they be sharpened, or do they not need sharpening?
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09-16-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,766
Posted By 117becca

that's beautiful Leslie~

that's beautiful Leslie~
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08-27-2018, 01:44 AM
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Posted By 117becca

First - enjoy the journey and have fun. As far...

First - enjoy the journey and have fun. As far as supplies, everyone has their favs. I read what TeresaA above stated and I do nothing like her LOL!!! Well - i do use between needles, but that is...
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04-19-2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,341
Posted By 117becca

I bought 2 cabinet bases from Habitat for...

I bought 2 cabinet bases from Habitat for Humanity, painted them and put a door I had around the house on top of it. It's the perfect height for me.

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04-08-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,854
Posted By 117becca

those are great! Don't forget buttons and pipe...

those are great! Don't forget buttons and pipe cleaners. My students who have autism all love pipe cleaners - they're soft and fuzzy and they can be twisted into any shape imaginable. If i were...
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01-14-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,886
Posted By 117becca

I made a quilt for my mom and used Warm and...

I made a quilt for my mom and used Warm and Natural - she says its warm. If you want warm, I'd use flannel backing and a wool batting.
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01-06-2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,541
Posted By 117becca

I wouldn't wash them either - omg, the raveling...

I wouldn't wash them either - omg, the raveling would be such a pain in the butt to deal w/!!! (even in the bag). When you quilt the quilt, that will stabilize the fabric, minimizing the shrinking...
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12-31-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,909
Posted By 117becca

love scrappy quilts!!!! beautiful!!!

love scrappy quilts!!!! beautiful!!!
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12-29-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,914
Posted By 117becca

I use YLI glazed cotton thread for quilting. No...

I use YLI glazed cotton thread for quilting. No need for Thread Heaven, beeswax, etc. Dritz comfortable thimble(green) thread snips for cutting thread, and Jeana Kimble Foxglove Cottage needs.
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12-22-2017, 03:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,739
Posted By 117becca

i thread baste. i go to the library or church...

i thread baste. i go to the library or church where i can have a big table, sit in a rolling chair and it takes me about 3 hours to baste a queen size quilt.
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12-22-2017, 03:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,010
Posted By 117becca

I don't like adding the brown...but I don't like...

I don't like adding the brown...but I don't like brown in any form other than hardwood floors or furniture (LOL)

I think it needs pops of color....maybe some subtle prints..I don't know how old...
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10-14-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,153
Posted By 117becca

I have to admit that I usually have to audition...

I have to admit that I usually have to audition various widths of borders to see what pleases my eye. I do usually start w/ some multiple or divisor of the size of the block size. I think it makes...
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09-15-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,258
Posted By 117becca

I'd put an X in each square block and then an...

I'd put an X in each square block and then an outline - coming in about 1/8" from all the other pieces/shapes.
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09-14-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,582
Posted By 117becca

i sew in the basement, and hung some warm and...

i sew in the basement, and hung some warm and natural on a set of shelves - 8ft wide....

i like the w&n because it has some body and weight to it. Eventually, i turned the batting the other way...
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09-09-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,307
Posted By 117becca

I have used the QD wool on 2 quilts - no...

I have used the QD wool on 2 quilts - no bearding. I did read an article once that said bearding can be due to static...kinda made some sense...

QD cotton or wool is my preferred, but i've used...
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08-21-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,173
Posted By 117becca

you should be able to tell by looking if it is...

you should be able to tell by looking if it is wool batting vs warm and natural. And i would not mix those 2 up because wool batt is going to give a loft look to the quilting and cotton will be flat.
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07-24-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,339
Posted By 117becca

wow!!! out of curiosity, how wide was that...

wow!!! out of curiosity, how wide was that fabric to begin w/??? And i would take it back to the store if possible and complain.

i have been pretty satisfied w/ fabric cut at quilt stores - but...
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07-12-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,379
Posted By 117becca

Quilters Dream Request is the thinnest. It is a...

Quilters Dream Request is the thinnest. It is a cotton batting. When you wash it, you'll still get that crinkly look.
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07-10-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,688
Posted By 117becca

I'd be tempted to quilt a diamond in each square,...

I'd be tempted to quilt a diamond in each square, drawing lines from the middle of each side of the square - kinda like a square in a square... I love rope patterns for borders.
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07-07-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,563
Posted By 117becca

wow....I don't like the blue at all. I don't see...

wow....I don't like the blue at all. I don't see that blue in your quilt?? Your quilt has colors that are light and airy - fun, beachy...spring like, summer like...

To me, the blue is visually...
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06-15-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,897
Posted By 117becca

I also use a lot of stencils and also from...

I also use a lot of stencils and also from Quilting Creations.
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06-12-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,032
Posted By 117becca

if that is your first try - i saw WHOOOO ...

if that is your first try - i saw WHOOOO HOOOO!!! You done good!!! :thumbup:

I prefer hand basting when i put my sandwich together.

If you use a hoop or frame, make sure your sandwich is...
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06-12-2017, 04:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,469
Posted By 117becca

I picked up an older ironing board at Goodwill...

I picked up an older ironing board at Goodwill many years ago. The ironing board is avocado green, so that tells you how old it is.

I love it because it's sturdier, taller (which is important for...
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