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Forum: Main
11-23-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,919
Posted By WesternWilson

They are costly, but Japanese wovens are great...

They are costly, but Japanese wovens are great for non-feminine quilts.

Another non-gender quilt is Postcards from Sweden. Really colourful!

Past that, quilts made with solids work well too...I...
Forum: Main
11-23-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,252
Posted By WesternWilson

You are right about that onebyone! When we make...

You are right about that onebyone! When we make charity quilts we do stick to the simpler designs.
Forum: Main
11-23-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By WesternWilson

Thankyou tallchick! The shop link is: ...

Thankyou tallchick! The shop link is:
https://leeheinrichshop.com/collections/digital-download-patterns/products/cartwheels-pdf-pattern
Forum: Main
11-23-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,252
Posted By WesternWilson

I think it works best if you include the...

I think it works best if you include the recipient in the fabric and design choices. Some folks just plain do not like quilts, too! And taste in colour etc. is so individual.

FWIW my mom was a...
Forum: Main
11-23-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By WesternWilson

Starburst Block/Quilt

I found this on Pinterest (of course!) but there are no links to a pattern or directions.

Anyone know where I can find a pattern for this block?

Many thanks!
Forum: Main
11-21-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By WesternWilson

FWIW paying shipping from the USA is sometimes...

FWIW paying shipping from the USA is sometimes only the beginning! Canada Customs randomly pulls out parcels from out of the country and slaps a $30-50 brokerage fee on them, ugh.

Those of us...
Forum: Main
11-21-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By WesternWilson

One thing I have found very helpful is having a...

One thing I have found very helpful is having a design wall right beside my sewing machine, really helpful if you are making a complicated block or a one block wonder/kaleidoscope block.

I am able...
Forum: Main
11-07-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,129
Posted By WesternWilson

Christmas Drawstring Bag pattern recommendations??

I am (finally) going to get started on making re-usable fabric Christmas gift bags!

I do love wrapping but I find increasingly I just don't have the time or patience to get that big chore done....
Forum: Main
11-07-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,012
Posted By WesternWilson

Just out of curiousity, does prewashing and...

Just out of curiousity, does prewashing and drying help? I find yard goods are often stretched/distorted as they are wound onto the bolt.
Forum: Main
11-06-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,651
Posted By WesternWilson

Tropit, those links have some great, quick...

Tropit, those links have some great, quick quilts. Love that plus quilt in the modern quilt pattern link.

And the leaves pattern on the modern quilt site is lovely too.
Forum: Main
11-05-2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,751
Posted By WesternWilson

Yes indeed! And I like to make quilts such that...

Yes indeed! And I like to make quilts such that they can go through the laundry over and over. I want my quilts to be used, not just looked at.
Forum: Main
11-05-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,651
Posted By WesternWilson

A sweet idea, but I'd back off that project! How...

A sweet idea, but I'd back off that project! How about giving yourself more time and the recipients more involvment by gifting them a package that says "A new quilt for you in 2023!" and invites them...
Forum: Main
10-29-2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,740
Posted By WesternWilson

I cannot pin baste any longer thanks to arthritis...

I cannot pin baste any longer thanks to arthritis in the thumb joints...will give the Elmer's glue baste a try! It should be quicker than my usual method (Sharon Schamber's board basting technique,...
Forum: Main
10-26-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,790
Posted By WesternWilson

I am sad to hear this. I buy a LOT of my quilting...

I am sad to hear this. I buy a LOT of my quilting cottons online as I have no quiltshops nearby...they all take a considerable drive to get to and it is hit and miss in terms of getting what I want....
Forum: Main
10-26-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,452
Posted By WesternWilson

I can second, third and fourth that table basting...

I can second, third and fourth that table basting method (using baseboards you roll the quilt top and back onto) by Sharon Schamber. I can't crawl around on the floor or baste with safety pins thanks...
Forum: Main
10-12-2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,216
Posted By WesternWilson

I like using Pinterest to lead me to quilting...

I like using Pinterest to lead me to quilting sites of interest.

For videos you can't beat YouTube! I have learned a lot from watching good YouTube instructional videos. They saved my bacon when I...
Forum: Main
10-12-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,344
Posted By WesternWilson

Learning to quilt nicely on your longarm will...

Learning to quilt nicely on your longarm will take just as much practice as it did to free motion on your domestic! It is a whole other skill set.

What really, really helped me was the wonderful...
Forum: Main
10-12-2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,460
Posted By WesternWilson

It is a pity that QS rulers are not more widely...

It is a pity that QS rulers are not more widely available from online sources, Amazon in particular. I got mine shipped free when I ordered from an online fabric seller who also stocked QS rulers....
Forum: Main
07-18-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,391
Posted By WesternWilson

Yes the 170 allows you to choose needle...

Yes the 170 allows you to choose needle down...but it is not automatic upon startup. I find it amusing that a machine made for quilters has needle up as the default!
Forum: Main
07-17-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,391
Posted By WesternWilson

I bought a used Artista 170 years ago off eBay....

I bought a used Artista 170 years ago off eBay. Love that machine...it is my piecing machine. My one complaint is you can't set it for automatic needle down.

I have a great local machine tech who...
Forum: Main
07-09-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,220
Posted By WesternWilson

A couple of years ago a new-ish, young quilter...

A couple of years ago a new-ish, young quilter thanked the guild for our "freebie" table as without access to it she could not afford to quilt.

I would bundle up whatever doesn't work for you and...
Forum: Main
07-09-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,704
Posted By WesternWilson

I agree that some of the print colours need to be...

I agree that some of the print colours need to be added in. Un-sewing is **unthinkable**, IMHO, so consider these options:

1. cut these rectangles somehow...corner to corner or across the...
Forum: Main
07-09-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,690
Posted By WesternWilson

Using a muslin foundation...why??

I have read several blogs lately where blocks strip pieced together or wonky log cabin approaches are all sewn to a muslin foundation.

This kind of strikes me as an extra step? What is the...
Forum: Main
07-09-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,646
Posted By WesternWilson

I too press ALL the seams open and use a strip...

I too press ALL the seams open and use a strip stick when it looks necessary. Then I pin the intersection carefully with extra fine Clover patchwork pins. Those two approaches really smooth out the...
Forum: Main
07-07-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,801
Posted By WesternWilson

MaryKa, when I need a bout of therapy sewing, I...

MaryKa, when I need a bout of therapy sewing, I turn to the strips. I put them into pleasing arrangements to make a strip set usually around 9" wide. You can sub-cut that in a number of ways to...
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