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08-05-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,086
Posted By spokanequilter

I didn't used to like Mary either but she has...

I didn't used to like Mary either but she has grown on me. She has her own show, which may be available only online, called "Quilty" which is really geared toward beginning quilters. Lots of good...
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08-05-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,805
Posted By spokanequilter

I tend to avoid stitch in the ditch, because I...

I tend to avoid stitch in the ditch, because I can't ever seem to do it without wandering in and out of the ditch. But when I do need to do it, I use a stitch in the ditch foot with a guide up the...
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08-05-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,598
Posted By spokanequilter

I use a quarter inch foot and move the needle a...

I use a quarter inch foot and move the needle a tad to the right to get a scant quarter-inch seam. I also have a top loading bobbin so the tape deal didn't work too well, but a thin line drawn with a...
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04-24-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,630
Posted By spokanequilter

I made a quilt using photos from our son's...

I made a quilt using photos from our son's wedding. They were printed on an ink jet printer. The kids have had the quilt for 4 years and it has had a lot of use. It lays over the back of their...
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04-09-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 855
Posted By spokanequilter

I think Quilters Cache has just about every...

I think Quilters Cache has just about every imaginable quilt block!! :)
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04-09-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,219
Posted By spokanequilter

I have spent hundreds of dollars on irons,...

I have spent hundreds of dollars on irons, including two Rowentas. Both of them ended up leaking when I fill them up more than half way. At the quilt shop where I work, we have Rowentas that have...
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04-08-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,344
Posted By spokanequilter

Oh, except I press the seams toward the border,...

Oh, except I press the seams toward the border, not open. If you press open, there is a chance the batting will "leak" through the seam at some point.
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04-08-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,344
Posted By spokanequilter

What she said!! This is how I was taught in my...

What she said!! This is how I was taught in my beginning quilting class years ago and it works every time!!
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04-08-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,307
Posted By spokanequilter

Prewash/preshrink fabric, and Warm & Natural...

Prewash/preshrink fabric, and Warm & Natural batting. Works for me...
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03-28-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,416
Posted By spokanequilter

I have both the Fons and Porter tool and the one...

I have both the Fons and Porter tool and the one demonstrated by Missouri Quilt Co. and I have never had any luck using them. The instructions are confusing with both and it seems like the ends...
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03-28-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,774
Posted By spokanequilter

Attach to the front by machine, and then hand sew...

Attach to the front by machine, and then hand sew to the back. There is something wonderful about sitting with the quilt spread out over my legs and hand stitching the binding. If I'm giving the...
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03-25-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,683
Posted By spokanequilter

I trim them as I go - much less boring!! And...

I trim them as I go - much less boring!! And I also run a lint roller on the right side before sandwiching to get all those little threads that always seem to stick to everything..
03-09-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,318
Posted By spokanequilter

I used to ask myself if my children would...

I used to ask myself if my children would remember if the house were clean, or would they remember that I sat down and played with them or read to them. Answer is a no brainer and the same applies...
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03-05-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,063
Posted By spokanequilter

No arms, definitely. I just bought a Koala chair...

No arms, definitely. I just bought a Koala chair and I love it. Adjusts every which way and it's really comfortable. Slides around with no problem. If it's in your budget, it's worth a look...
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03-05-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,414
Posted By spokanequilter

Answer: YOURSELF!!! :)

Answer: YOURSELF!!! :)
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03-04-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,071
Posted By spokanequilter

I always cut large amounts down to manageable...

I always cut large amounts down to manageable pieces. I find that anything more than 1.5 yards is too hard to handle and make sure it straight on the grain when I cut.
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03-04-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By spokanequilter

Whenever my husband starts counting machines or...

Whenever my husband starts counting machines or fabric or anything in my sewing room, I just look at him and say "how many golf clubs, four wheelers, cars and power tools do you have?" Works every...
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03-01-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,206
Posted By spokanequilter

I think the Koala cabinets are beautiful - well...

I think the Koala cabinets are beautiful - well constructed and will last forever. I work at a quilt shop that carries Koala and we have several samples in the store. I drool over them!! I did...
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03-01-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,354
Posted By spokanequilter

I agree that it's a personal preference, however...

I agree that it's a personal preference, however I have a couple of reasons for pressing to the side, all of which have probably been mentioned above. First, the seam is definitely stronger. It's...
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03-01-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,450
Posted By spokanequilter

I actually enjoy paper piecing - even though it...

I actually enjoy paper piecing - even though it seems so counter-intuitive to me. Once you get the rhythm going, it can be relaxing. Line up, flip, sew, fold, trim, repeat.....
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02-02-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,800
Posted By spokanequilter

I did this for our daughter's wedding reception a...

I did this for our daughter's wedding reception a few years ago. I basted backing fabric to each square (like put them right sides together, sew around, leave an opening and then turn them inside...
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12-25-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,306
Posted By spokanequilter

That's what I got last year from my husband!! ...

That's what I got last year from my husband!! You will love it, especially if you do any free motion quilting. I'm still learning all the bells and whistles, but I know I will love my Janome 7700...
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12-21-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,611
Posted By spokanequilter

LOL!! Isn't it very reassuring to know that our...

LOL!! Isn't it very reassuring to know that our fellow quilters also make mistakes and not only once? I'm so glad we can laugh at ourselves!!
Forum: Main
12-21-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,023
Posted By spokanequilter

I like the log cabin idea - one side black, the...

I like the log cabin idea - one side black, the other white. The log cabin pattern represents home and family to me. If you used a red square in the center, it would be striking.... just a...
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12-17-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,128
Posted By spokanequilter

I like Bella Solids by Moda. It's a bright, rich...

I like Bella Solids by Moda. It's a bright, rich black.
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