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Forum: Main
03-02-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,647
Posted By grammyp

I made pillow shams to go with a quilt. I pieced...

I made pillow shams to go with a quilt. I pieced a quilt the size of the pillow with a border (batting and all) using muslin for the backing, quilted to match the quilt. Then I used 2 pieces of the...
02-18-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,404
Posted By grammyp

Welcome from central Alabama.

Welcome from central Alabama.
Forum: Pictures
02-18-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,995
Posted By grammyp

Love them both! The heart looks like it is...

Love them both! The heart looks like it is floating in chocolate.
02-18-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,652
Posted By grammyp

Hello from central Alabama.

Hello from central Alabama.
Forum: Main
02-18-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,592
Posted By grammyp

My grandmother made them and called them "car...

My grandmother made them and called them "car quilts". We keep one in the car for emergencies, to cover picnic tables while traveling, lots of things. I also collect embroidered patches of places...
Forum: Main
12-20-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,906
Posted By grammyp

I have a sharpener and use it quite a bit. I...

I have a sharpener and use it quite a bit. I have a cutter labeled "2" (meaning re-used blade) and use it for trimming and cutting paper. I would not use it for cutting fabric, but it does help...
Forum: Main
11-07-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By grammyp

If you don't want to applique, you can print a...

If you don't want to applique, you can print a coloring sheet of the instruments, draw them on fabric, color with pencils, then paint over the pencil with fabric medium. Once it is dried, it can be...
Forum: Main
11-07-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,648
Posted By grammyp

This year we all brought bags with "retreat"...

This year we all brought bags with "retreat" items (see all items above, price limit $15) and played "dirty Santa". Everyone only had to bring 1 bag and left with 1 bag. In years past we have...
Forum: Main
09-02-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,780
Posted By grammyp

I have been there, and it is a great shop! ...

I have been there, and it is a great shop!

For your quilt pattern, Storm at Sea comes to mind.
Forum: Recipes
07-30-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,727
Posted By grammyp

Yogurt cake

Once upon a time I found a recipe here for a yogurt cake made with 1 container yogurt, 1 container flour and just a few other ingredients. I thought I bookmarked it, but now can't find it. Can...
Forum: Main
06-24-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,283
Posted By grammyp

Oh yes. I love my graph paper and in fact just...

Oh yes. I love my graph paper and in fact just bought some more colored pencils cause mine are to short to sharpen.
06-24-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,058
Posted By grammyp

I have all my long arm supplies on a shelf and in...

I have all my long arm supplies on a shelf and in drawers near my frame. I have all my rulers near my cutting table, thread in a box near my most used machine, fabric (well fabric is everywhere). ...
Forum: Main
04-14-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By grammyp

If I am planning on using a quilt as a bedspread,...

If I am planning on using a quilt as a bedspread, I make pillow shams and don't put a top border. If I am planning on using it as a blanket under a bedspread, I put borders on all 4 sides.
04-14-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 873
Posted By grammyp

Hello and welcome from wet soggy central Alabama.

Hello and welcome from wet soggy central Alabama.
Forum: Main
03-07-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,900
Posted By grammyp

I wash all my fabric for the same reason. If you...

I wash all my fabric for the same reason. If you clip a small piece off the corners it will not fray much. I have left some fabrics folded in half, but find I get a permanent crease on the fold. ...
Forum: Main
03-07-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,009
Posted By grammyp

I have used it for wall hangings and liked it, I...

I have used it for wall hangings and liked it, I used it for a lap quilt and it worked pretty well. I don't think I would like it for a large quilt though.
Forum: Main
02-26-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,675
Posted By grammyp

I couldn't agree more! I like to think all the...

I couldn't agree more! I like to think all the quilts I send to new homes are just full of memories.
Forum: Main
01-31-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By grammyp

If you can't wash the fabric, try some talc, it...

If you can't wash the fabric, try some talc, it may absorb the oils. If you can wash it, gently rub some shampoo into the area before rinsing in the washer. Shampoo is made to remove oils from...
Forum: Main
01-23-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,079
Posted By grammyp

I agree, just way to busy. They could have been...

I agree, just way to busy. They could have been more "quilt like".
01-22-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,912
Posted By grammyp

Sounds like a perfect opportunity for English...

Sounds like a perfect opportunity for English Paper Piecing to me. I love to work on them when we are traveling and camping. There may be a place (fabric store, library, quilt guild) where you...
Forum: Main
01-11-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,849
Posted By grammyp

I get the ends of rolls of the paper used in...

I get the ends of rolls of the paper used in doctor's offices to cover the exam tables. It doesn't go through the printer, but is thin, easy to use, and free.
Forum: Main
01-08-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By grammyp

I made my grandmother's 36 inches square, but she...

I made my grandmother's 36 inches square, but she was only 5'4". I would sit and measure from waist to ankle and see how long to make it. If it is too long it gets caught under the wheels.
01-08-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,049
Posted By grammyp

Sounds like a great day to me. I agree, kids...

Sounds like a great day to me. I agree, kids should get out more, and we should get out with them.
Forum: Main
12-08-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,591
Posted By grammyp

I sew them together to use in small projects,...

I sew them together to use in small projects, practice quilting pieces, or for dusting/cleaning machines and furniture.
Forum: Pictures
11-17-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,600
Posted By grammyp

Listening to the stories scrap quilts tell is why...

Listening to the stories scrap quilts tell is why I love them so. Please write them down for future lovers of your quilt.
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