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Forum: Main
03-18-2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,121
Posted By illinois

I watched Donna Jordan's tutorial on tying a...

I watched Donna Jordan's tutorial on tying a quilt. She suggested putting a drop of FrayCheck on top of the knot to help it stay firmly knotted. Thought it was an excellent suggestion.
Forum: Main
03-17-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,121
Posted By illinois

I'm not a fan of using yarn to tie a quilt. It...

I'm not a fan of using yarn to tie a quilt. It tends to age prematurely with laundering. If you really want to use yarn, Red Heart is an excellent choice. I prefer using crochet thread or perle...
Forum: Pictures
02-24-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,810
Posted By illinois

Interesting that you want to follow through on...

Interesting that you want to follow through on using feed sack fabric for the one but you plan to machine quilt these beauties. If those were done before 1962, what's the rush to finish them now? How...
Forum: Main
02-09-2020, 03:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,362
Posted By illinois

The kalidoscope quilts by Donna Jordan and...

The kalidoscope quilts by Donna Jordan and Eleanor Burns need a 60 deg ruler. Do not confuse with a tri-rec 60 deg! They are not the same. If you like triangles, I'd recommend adding a 60 deg...
02-09-2020, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By illinois

Any pattern can make a baby quilt just as any...

Any pattern can make a baby quilt just as any pattern can make a quilt for a man--depends a lot on your fabric choices. Many years ago the Gingham Goose patterns were popular and I see those are...
Forum: Recipes
02-07-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,186
Posted By illinois

There is a lot of information out there about...

There is a lot of information out there about using various pots and pans that the surface can leech into the food being cooked. Aluminum takes the beating in this conversation and stainless steel...
Forum: Main
02-07-2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By illinois

Match the thread to the background, if you aren't...

Match the thread to the background, if you aren't necessarily wanting it to be noticed.
Forum: Pictures
02-03-2020, 04:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,030
Posted By illinois

Whoa! Back up this train. Harry Potter quilt? ...

Whoa! Back up this train. Harry Potter quilt? I clicked on the link and it gives me the pattern for Fang but where do I find the rest of the designs? My daughter-in-law wants a Harry Potter theme...
02-02-2020, 03:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,803
Posted By illinois

My Kenmore recently died and I replaced it with a...

My Kenmore recently died and I replaced it with a GE. While I don't really "need" a large tub, I did get it because I have a queen sized bed and might need the space for bedding. None of today's...
01-29-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,717
Posted By illinois

How about seersucker for summer aprons? They are...

How about seersucker for summer aprons? They are already wrinkled and contain some polyester. When my children were babies, seersucker was all cotton and I made summer-weight receiving blankets from...
Forum: Main
01-29-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,453
Posted By illinois

My first book was Leisure Arts Complete Guide for...

My first book was Leisure Arts Complete Guide for Quilters. I still use it for reference to suggested sizes for quilts, on-point setting triangles, etc. Good basics in that book. My first quilt was a...
Forum: Pictures
01-25-2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,326
Posted By illinois

Interesting use of the pool noodles! It's...

Interesting use of the pool noodles!
It's rewarding to see the young generation sharing in the hobbies/skills of our own. You are making good memories with her.
Forum: Pictures
01-25-2020, 04:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,965
Posted By illinois

What is this pattern? I like the ones with...

What is this pattern? I like the ones with illusions. These are straight lines that come together to look like there are curves. Lots of "likes" as responses but what is the pattern?
Forum: Main
01-23-2020, 03:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By illinois

I'd finish the quilt and then wash it. I...

I'd finish the quilt and then wash it. I wouldn't chance creating a problem on flannel.
Forum: Pictures
01-23-2020, 03:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,965
Posted By illinois

Perhaps this could be one with dual...

Perhaps this could be one with dual purpose--either as a quilt or as a wall hanging? You could add a sleeve that can be pinned to the quilt if you think she wants to use it as a wall hanging at some...
Forum: Main
01-19-2020, 03:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,423
Posted By illinois

I receive email from Jordan Fabrics every...

I receive email from Jordan Fabrics every morning. Donna did a tutorial just this past week using gradient fabrics that might be just what you'd enjoy using for your fabric. I really like her...
Forum: Recipes
01-17-2020, 04:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,324
Posted By illinois

I don't care for the texture of kidney beans so...

I don't care for the texture of kidney beans so use pork'n'beans instead when I'm making chili. It also adds just that bit of sweetness I like, too. If I have it, a little green pepper is good and...
Forum: Recipes
01-14-2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,541
Posted By illinois

Recipe, please!

Recipe, please!
Forum: Main
01-12-2020, 04:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,391
Posted By illinois

I intended to add a tip for when the power is...

I intended to add a tip for when the power is out. Buy a few of those $1 solar landscape lights to keep on hand. When you pull the strip the light will come on and they give out a considerable...
Forum: Main
01-12-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,391
Posted By illinois

It sounds like this storm is hitting a wide swath...

It sounds like this storm is hitting a wide swath through the country. Isn't it great to have such a good excuse to be forced inside? Not when the power goes out though! We had rain for about 24...
Forum: Main
01-07-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,538
Posted By illinois

Love your story and love the design. Look what...

Love your story and love the design. Look what lowly 1/2 square triangles can become! This is certainly a treasure for you in several ways.
01-05-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,515
Posted By illinois

I'm a machine piecer and hand quilter. SuzyQOH...

I'm a machine piecer and hand quilter. SuzyQOH and I sound pretty much the same! I never learned to use a metal thimble--can't tell exactly where that needle is--but I use the leather thimble that...
01-01-2020, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By illinois

digest?

My morning "fix" to the digest is not taking me anywhere. Is it down for the holiday or is there some other problem that I'm able to get into that site?
12-25-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,820
Posted By illinois

There is a "law" that, if the eggs are for egg...

There is a "law" that, if the eggs are for egg salad, the shells will come off perfectly. If the deviled eggs are to go to something special, don't count on it! At least, that's the way it works at...
Forum: Main
12-23-2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,878
Posted By illinois

"Inherited". I inherited a big stack of little 9...

"Inherited". I inherited a big stack of little 9 patches. I think I know what the intent was but I wasn't into that and found a simpler way to put them into something meaningful to me. Now that...
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