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Forum: Main
02-22-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,680
Posted By klswift

With placemats or table runners, I use the wine...

With placemats or table runners, I use the wine glass test. Would a fine glass get tippy? So most of the time I used flannel. I wash it in very hot water and dry it thoroughly to make it hit the...
Forum: Main
01-21-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,323
Posted By klswift

I have used sheets for may years without a...

I have used sheets for may years without a problem. But, the 'cheaper' sheets are better. They usually have a lower thread count so they are easier to quilt through. Added bonus is that a sheet is...
Forum: Main
12-21-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,367
Posted By klswift

The easiest for you to learn with (and a bit...

The easiest for you to learn with (and a bit southwestern) would be a large zigzag pattern. Use your walking foot and it will make the pivots. I am not one who likes a tight allover pattern, so I...
Forum: Main
12-20-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,744
Posted By klswift

Just one cautionary note. We sell lots of...

Just one cautionary note. We sell lots of microwave soup cozies, tortilla warmers, potato bags and the hot sock (rice filled warmers). It depends on what power microwave you have!!!! A power of 700...
Forum: Main
12-20-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,054
Posted By klswift

First thing that came to mind is a 3 strip split...

First thing that came to mind is a 3 strip split rail. With 60 strips you can probably keep matching up sets of 3 and assuming they are cut correctly, when you cut your sets into blocks of 6 1/2",...
Forum: Main
12-20-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,604
Posted By klswift

Hopefully washing them will get it out. A hint to...

Hopefully washing them will get it out. A hint to keep it from happening is to throw a dryer sheet into the drawer or bin that you keep the stash in. It not only helps with the moisture, but also the...
Forum: Main
12-19-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,207
Posted By klswift

It can not be said enough - no matter who...

It can not be said enough - no matter who requests a quilt - ! I do this for any custom project and the deposit (non-refundable) is always enough to cover the materials. I am currently looking at...
Forum: Main
12-17-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,870
Posted By klswift

If you are thinking portable or storable, think...

If you are thinking portable or storable, think about the heavier ones that the legs fold under and not the tables than fold in the middle. You can get pretty sturdy ones fairly cheap at places like...
Forum: Main
12-13-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By klswift

It would handle in a similar way to the denim...

It would handle in a similar way to the denim jeans quilts. Reminder - quilts of old were made of whatever fabric was available - it all works, it just handles differently. Because it is thicker, I...
Forum: Main
12-12-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,985
Posted By klswift

If you are doing the square with stitching down...

If you are doing the square with stitching down middle then cutting and you are having a problem with stretching, there is a push/pull issue involved. It can be you are doing it without realizing or...
Forum: Pictures
12-10-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,272
Posted By klswift

I'm sure he will love it and appreciate the work...

I'm sure he will love it and appreciate the work that went into it! I agree, I love to add something to my backing, whether it is new blocks or all the leftovers from the top - just a little visual...
Forum: Main
12-09-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By klswift

If these are true sizes, it looks like your...

If these are true sizes, it looks like your blocks will need to be 17 x 17. . I would either take a few out (perhaps make a couple pillows) or consider using a few in the backing. It doesn't appear...
Forum: Main
12-07-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
Posted By klswift

You do not have to cut from lengthwise grain. You...

You do not have to cut from lengthwise grain. You can use rosswise without a problem. Either way, you will have to piece your border. I like to piece my border so that each side has the seam at a...
Forum: Main
12-06-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,380
Posted By klswift

Headliner foam comes in 3 colors at Joanns -...

Headliner foam comes in 3 colors at Joanns - beige, grey and black. It is a little thicker than the foam interfacing, but is more spongelike. It is with the home decorating fabrics (the vinyls) on...
Forum: Main
12-06-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,380
Posted By klswift

There are many levels of a stiffer interfacing...

There are many levels of a stiffer interfacing you can use. Experiment until you find the one that works best for you (meaning provides the strength but is still easy to work with). One thing is to...
Forum: Main
12-05-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,318
Posted By klswift

I keep an empty small cat food can in my sewing...

I keep an empty small cat food can in my sewing drawer. All old blades and needles go in it. When it has a bunch, I put it in a sandwich bag and throw it out. This way there is no danger of the...
Forum: Pictures
12-03-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,961
Posted By klswift

That's so cute and a great use of the 'scraps'. ...

That's so cute and a great use of the 'scraps'. I always say that quilters don't have trash, we just have pieces that haven't found a home yet! When I make totes for my girls, I don't put heavy...
Forum: Main
12-03-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,176
Posted By klswift

I think you are thinking about the single layer...

I think you are thinking about the single layer ironing board cover. What they are talking about is the 'new insul-bright'. I believe the change happened when Joanns changed the whole batting company...
Forum: Main
12-03-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,176
Posted By klswift

They stopped selling the double thickness one at...

They stopped selling the double thickness one at Joanns a couple months ago. Now they only sell the one that has one layer of batting and the protective layer. That is why you see the shiny bit (it...
12-01-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,899
Posted By klswift

I would sooner gouge out my eyes with a hot poker...

I would sooner gouge out my eyes with a hot poker than shop in a mall on Black Friday! I do not even like to go to the grocery store on that day. I worked retail for too many years and had to be on...
12-01-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,509
Posted By klswift

I have a problem understanding the whole fat...

I have a problem understanding the whole fat quarter thing. When the big store runs a sale for $1.50 for a fat quarter, that means it is $6 a yard. This means you could buy fabric that is $11.99 per...
Forum: Pictures
11-23-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,189
Posted By klswift

! Welcome to the community! The most important...

! Welcome to the community! The most important thing to remember is that you made a quilt! If there are what you call mistakes (what we prefer to call design elements), no one will even notice. You...
Forum: Main
11-23-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By klswift

10" finished = a 9 patch needs to have 3 1/3"...

10" finished = a 9 patch needs to have 3 1/3" finished squares - not an easy thing to play with. Will the finished project allow for a very narrow sashing? If so you could make the 9" finished block...
Forum: Main
11-23-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,415
Posted By klswift

My daughter had a favorite quilt. She had so many...

My daughter had a favorite quilt. She had so many memories tied into it, some involving loss and the healing following the losses. When it got to the point that it was fraying and tearing I made a...
Forum: Main
11-15-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,471
Posted By klswift

I really like to do echo stitching for this type...

I really like to do echo stitching for this type of panel. Then just do something complimentary for the background - like lines following the ground and cloud like lines in the sky.
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