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Forum: Main
03-23-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,181
Posted By charsuewilson

The first thing that came to mind was double...

The first thing that came to mind was double wedding ring, but it can be challenging. There is a simpler DWR that uses striped fabric, 2 circles sewn together with a square of batting with an arc of...
Forum: Main
03-23-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,961
Posted By charsuewilson

No. One machine won't do it all. I got a PFAFF...

No. One machine won't do it all. I got a PFAFF embroidery machine that has a harp almost as large as my 1973 Singer which does all basic sewing and has some decorative stitchers, but is heavy. It...
Forum: Main
03-23-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,080
Posted By charsuewilson

If you're committed, you can do it. I once did...

If you're committed, you can do it. I once did a queen size brick quilt in a week with 6x18" finished bricks.
Forum: Main
03-23-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,816
Posted By charsuewilson

You're not alone. I've done the same thing,...

You're not alone. I've done the same thing, although I've been trying to use up stash instead of buying new fabric. I have a DWR that I started for a wedding several years ago, and the wedding is...
Forum: Main
03-23-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,690
Posted By charsuewilson

I was using binders and sheet protectors. It's a...

I was using binders and sheet protectors. It's a nice way to be able to browse the patterns, easier than using file folders, although the smaller patterns in bags, I have in drawers with sewing...
Forum: Pictures
02-27-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,505
Posted By charsuewilson

Very nice and elaborate.

Very nice and elaborate.
Forum: Main
02-25-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,410
Posted By charsuewilson

One 40 strip jelly roll will make a lap sized...

One 40 strip jelly roll will make a lap sized jelly roll race quilt.

If you want to make the quilt shown, I would adjust the size of the block to use the 2.5" strips in the jelly roll. Remember...
Forum: Main
02-25-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,901
Posted By charsuewilson

Sorry for the loss of the quilt. You're so lucky...

Sorry for the loss of the quilt. You're so lucky to have found all the fabrics again. I remade an alphabet animal quilt for my DGS after it was lost in a hurricane. I still had the animal...
Forum: Main
02-24-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,623
Posted By charsuewilson

I hung an equilateral triangle quilt with one...

I hung an equilateral triangle quilt with one point on top by putting a hanger in the top point and a dowel in the bottom of the quilt parallel to the floor. If this isn't the orientation of your...
Forum: Main
02-24-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,783
Posted By charsuewilson

DNP or Bargello. Looking at DNP and not knowing...

DNP or Bargello. Looking at DNP and not knowing how to do it, it looks really complicated. With a simple bargello, people ask "How did you cut all those tiny squares and sew them back together in...
Forum: Main
02-21-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,702
Posted By charsuewilson

If you're looking for blocks to make for...

If you're looking for blocks to make for yourself, check out quilter's cache (www.quilterscache.com). The blocks themselves are not copywrited, but her directions for making them. She has some...
Forum: Main
02-21-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,352
Posted By charsuewilson

If you're designing your own, I did it without a...

If you're designing your own, I did it without a design wall. i drew the basic shape on a sheet of graph paper, and decided how wide the strips should be - I used 1", 2" and 3". i took another...
Forum: Main
02-21-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,074
Posted By charsuewilson

Mariner's compass. I have a DWR started (strips...

Mariner's compass. I have a DWR started (strips cut, but nothing pieced). I love Jinny Beyer's quilts and may do one or more from her patterns, a tesselating cat and one with a rainbow of colors.
Forum: Main
02-19-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,195
Posted By charsuewilson

I dislike crawling on the floor to pin/baste a...

I dislike crawling on the floor to pin/baste a bed size quilt, and trying to stuff it into my DSM to quilt it. So, this year QAYG is my priority.
Forum: Main
02-14-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,837
Posted By charsuewilson

I'm with JudyKay >>the thing I need most is space...

I'm with JudyKay >>the thing I need most is space (and someone to clean my house wkile I quilt).<<
I have the rotary cutter and mat with a ruler and Kaye Wood's Starmaker 5, 6 and 8. I'm fascinated...
Forum: Main
02-14-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,214
Posted By charsuewilson

I have UFOs but this weekend or week I hope to...

I have UFOs but this weekend or week I hope to make some fabric boxes and a drawstring bag.
Forum: Main
02-14-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,594
Posted By charsuewilson

We needed something larger than a large picture...

We needed something larger than a large picture to hang on our cathedral ceiling over the fireplace so this is where one 40x 50" quilt could go. Generally, that size is for a throw or baby quilt, so...
Forum: Main
02-11-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,139
Posted By charsuewilson

I did one with squares between 9 and 10". It...

I did one with squares between 9 and 10". It went together quickly. I chose the size because I wanted to be able to get 4 squares across the WOF. The center squares were from 2 different but...
Forum: Main
02-07-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By charsuewilson

I have the Fiskars that spring open. They work...

I have the Fiskars that spring open. They work well. I have the electric scissors, too, but haven't used them in years. From memory, I think the vibrations of the scissors may hurt while using...
Forum: Main
02-07-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,430
Posted By charsuewilson

To piece batting by hand, butt the two pieces...

To piece batting by hand, butt the two pieces next to each other, loosely whipstitch the pieces together.

To piece batting by machine, butt the two pieces next to each other, Stitch together using...
Forum: Main
02-05-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,430
Posted By charsuewilson

What's best is what works best for you. I bought...

What's best is what works best for you. I bought a bolt at Joanns when there was a big sale. It was only 55" wide or so, about the right width for baby quilts. That year I made a lot of baby quilts...
Forum: Main
02-05-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By charsuewilson

The shiny side with metal goes on the side with...

The shiny side with metal goes on the side with the hot pan. That being said, insulbrite isn't really necessary. I just use three layers of cotton batting or old towels.
Forum: Main
02-03-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,724
Posted By charsuewilson

I don't like the brown, maybe partly because i...

I don't like the brown, maybe partly because i don't really like browns. but a small brown border might work with a larger cream or ivory border outside that . Or brown, ivory, red.
Forum: Main
02-02-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,204
Posted By charsuewilson

Good lighting and a decent block of time, but I...

Good lighting and a decent block of time, but I can do some small things in a short amount of time.
Forum: Main
02-02-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,350
Posted By charsuewilson

Any scrappy block like the square in a square...

Any scrappy block like the square in a square (I'm thinking the 9 patch one with a square in the middle and a contrasting fabric in the rest of the spaces). Chinese coins. 9 patch (either the 5/4...
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