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Forum: Main
08-17-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By alisonquilts

Oh, I didn't mean I would use a straight stitch...

Oh, I didn't mean I would use a straight stitch to finish a raw edge! No, I was thinking I could do the turned under edge and then straight stitch along just in from the fold, catching both layers of...
Forum: Main
08-17-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,915
Posted By alisonquilts

An excellent suggestion, and one I will...

An excellent suggestion, and one I will experiment with. My only reservation about this is my relative inexperience with it - done lots of the other two types!



Not sure why, but I have had...
Forum: Main
08-17-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,915
Posted By alisonquilts

applique and laundering...

Hi Y'All,

I am putting together an estimate for someone who is interested in having me make an enormous applique quilt, filled with gorgeous, detailed, and precise, pieces. I would love to do it,...
Forum: Main
10-12-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,904
Posted By alisonquilts

Sorry it has taken so long to get this picture up...

Sorry it has taken so long to get this picture up - I wanted to wait until the quilt was pretty much finished before taking it. It must be a Grandmother's Fan variant, but I am curious whether it has...
Forum: Main
09-30-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,904
Posted By alisonquilts

It is a variant on Grandmother's Fan, for sure...

It is a variant on Grandmother's Fan, for sure (thanks QuiltnNan and Cari, for the name). I haven't seen a photo of this particular variant yet. I'll try to post one later today. Alison
Forum: Main
09-29-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,904
Posted By alisonquilts

looking for the name of a block/pattern...

...but don't have a picture to show you. I am quilting a vintage quilt top (circa 1950s) that was hand pieced from what looks like old tea towels and clothing. It is a queen sized top with 56...
09-29-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,794
Views: 163,910
Posted By alisonquilts

Congratulations QuiltE! Alison

Congratulations QuiltE! Alison
06-19-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1,794
Views: 163,910
Posted By alisonquilts

I'm a bit of a fraud, saying "welcome" on this...

I'm a bit of a fraud, saying "welcome" on this site, as I am not a FWS person, nor a PC person, though I was a FFC person. And I have NO INTENTION of doing a DJ quilt (quiet, QuiltE!!). But I will...
Forum: Main
04-22-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,603
Posted By alisonquilts

I have used silk, cotton velvet, corduroy,...

I have used silk, cotton velvet, corduroy, cotton/poly, rayon, T-shirt knit material (stabilized, and not just in T-shirt quilts!), fleece (for applique, and for texture in paper-pieced critters),...
Forum: Main
04-22-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,375
Posted By alisonquilts

Thanks! Nothing particularly special about the...

Thanks! Nothing particularly special about the embroidery - more designed to indicate legs and ears and such! I'll post it in Pictures when I finally have it completely done (at the rate I'm going...
Forum: Main
04-22-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,375
Posted By alisonquilts

Well that was easy! I just added my two borders...

Well that was easy! I just added my two borders as one piece, in half the time, and all but one of the corners are matched perfectly (the other one will do). When I think of the time I've wasted over...
Forum: Main
04-22-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,375
Posted By alisonquilts

Thanks for the answers! I don't usually have a...

Thanks for the answers! I don't usually have a problem lining up the mitres in my multiple borders....but it takes so loooooong adding them sequentially, thatI think I will try doing them as one unit...
Forum: Main
04-21-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,666
Posted By alisonquilts

My dear friend made my daughter a Storm at Sea...

My dear friend made my daughter a Storm at Sea baby quilt using Jodi Barrows' square-in-a-square ruler and technique, and she said it was great. Here...
Forum: Main
04-21-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,375
Posted By alisonquilts

multiple border application question - opinons please!

Hi Y'all,

I always seem to put a couple of borders on quilts, sometimes more. I almost always mitre them (I'm a mitre martyr), and thus far I have always applied them singly - first one border...
Forum: Main
04-21-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,215
Posted By alisonquilts

Welcome to the Board! I wouldn't be too...

Welcome to the Board!

I wouldn't be too worried about sending a quilt to the UK - postal service between North America and western Europe is pretty safe and reliable. Wrap it in something...
Forum: Main
04-18-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,833
Posted By alisonquilts

I'm going to suggest a super easy pattern (rail...

I'm going to suggest a super easy pattern (rail fence) but using different colors in each quilt. Perhaps keeping one color the same to unify them, but otherwise go with coordinating-but-interesting...
Forum: Main
04-17-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,076
Posted By alisonquilts

Agreed! I miss him on the Board... ...

Agreed! I miss him on the Board...



Ha!! Yes, me too. I often put little dabs of masking tape on the spot that gets "grazed" the most and that helps. I find a finger cot or a bandaid doesn't...
Forum: Pictures
04-13-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,207
Posted By alisonquilts

She's a cutie! Don't let her into the cream... ...

She's a cutie! Don't let her into the cream...

Alison
04-12-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1,794
Views: 163,910
Posted By alisonquilts

Hey y'all I just have to pounce in here and say...

Hey y'all
I just have to pounce in here and say how impressed I am with your Dear Janes. Being a total Luddite, I am also impressed with Anael's use of Excel to lay hers out - awesome! (Would never...
03-30-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,794
Views: 163,910
Posted By alisonquilts

Anael, your knitting needle holder is so cute it...

Anael, your knitting needle holder is so cute it almost makes me want to take up knitting again! (Almost).

Alison
03-23-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1,794
Views: 163,910
Posted By alisonquilts

I like iyour plan! Bring it with you so I can see...

I like iyour plan! Bring it with you so I can see it in person, even if we don't end up stitchin' and sippin'.

Alison
03-22-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1,794
Views: 163,910
Posted By alisonquilts

That is so cool, QuiltE! Can't wait to see your...

That is so cool, QuiltE! Can't wait to see your embroidery - do you do hand or machine?

Alison
Forum: Main
03-20-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,650
Posted By alisonquilts

I have no advice, just admiration. You go girl! ...

I have no advice, just admiration. You go girl!

Wow.

Alison
03-13-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 1,794
Views: 163,910
Posted By alisonquilts

Love it, Bev! Perfect color combination! ...

Love it, Bev! Perfect color combination!

Alison
03-07-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,794
Views: 163,910
Posted By alisonquilts

I'd like to jump on the birthday wishes bandwagon...

I'd like to jump on the birthday wishes bandwagon too, please, and many happy returns of the day to you QuiltE!

May your year be full of unbent pins, unbroken needles, unpierced fingers,...
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