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11-21-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,579
Posted By schoolteacher

block stability

I have been given some old blocks to make into a quilt. Some of them are rather thin. Should I put some interfacing or muslin on the backs to make them more stable? None of the blocks have holes...
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11-19-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,620
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Labor cost

I have been given 60 blocks to make into a quilt. I will have to buy any extra fabric for the borders, binding, etc. My question is how do I figure the cost of the labor so as not to cheat myself....
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12-10-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,582
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t shirt quilts

What kind of stabilizer do you use when making a T-shirt quilt? When you get it all put together can you quilt on top of the design? I am pondering and doing some research before starting one. ...
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08-28-2016, 05:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,378
Posted By schoolteacher

Schmetz needles

Somewhere I read that when quilting you should be using 75/10 and 90/14. One was to be used for piecing and one for fmq., but for the life of me, I can't remember which one should be used for what....
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08-26-2016, 03:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,212
Posted By schoolteacher

handkerchief quilt

I am wanting to preserve my mother's handkerchiefs and was going to make them into a quilt. Should I iron them onto pellon/interfacing? Then batting and the backing? I can't seem to find out on...
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04-09-2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By schoolteacher

Scrabble quilt

I would like to make a scrabble quilt but use family names. I have found some ideas and but am not sure on a couple of things. For those that have done this type of quilt, how did you print the...
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03-06-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,310
Posted By schoolteacher

I have quilted many queens on my Bernina. It can...

I have quilted many queens on my Bernina. It can be done but takes some organization. I divide the whole thing into 3 sections and sandwich all three layers separately, then pin and baste the...
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02-13-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,893
Posted By schoolteacher

Farmer's wife quilt sampler

I am contemplating making a farmer's wife quilt. I see that there is a book by Lauri G. Hind. Is this the "go to book" that I should be getting? Is there any other book that I should be getting...
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02-09-2016, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,164
Posted By schoolteacher

star binding

I have made a 3 foot star that needs to have the binding put on. Are there any "tricks" to make the outside points sharp and the inside corners to be neat and clean? Do I bind it the same way I...
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01-15-2016, 04:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,755
Posted By schoolteacher

Oh so glad to see this post. I have used spray...

Oh so glad to see this post. I have used spray starch and the bottom of my iron was really gunky. I used a dryer sheet and it worked liked a charm. Have also read somewhere that you can put salt...
12-24-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,065
Posted By schoolteacher

Tried this last night and it is great!!! No...

Tried this last night and it is great!!! No bulk and the tutorial is easily understood. Thanks for making my life easier.
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10-10-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,162
Posted By schoolteacher

so glad you got to go and hopefully found many...

so glad you got to go and hopefully found many treasures. I have been very satisfied with their online fabric and the customer service is great.
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10-10-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,162
Posted By schoolteacher

So jealous. Ha Have been a faithful customer...

So jealous. Ha Have been a faithful customer of their online store and have always been very satisfied with their fabric. Glad you got to go and hope you found many treasures.
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06-27-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,269
Posted By schoolteacher

pattern ideas

Have been collecting 1 yard of various grays/creams and blacks and now have 11 various pieces. Just liked them and am ready to get started with a new creation. Need suggestions for a pattern. They...
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05-27-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,215
Posted By schoolteacher

I belonged to a group for about 5 months. I...

I belonged to a group for about 5 months. I wanted to join a group for that had a love of quilting and that I could learn from others. I am a fairly decent quilter but still am willing to pick up...
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05-18-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,292
Posted By schoolteacher

ladder for quilts

Found an old ladder that I am going to clean up and then put quilts on the rungs. Should I seal the ladder with a varnish or something? Should I put a cotton cloth over the rungs before adding the...
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05-18-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By schoolteacher

Missouriquiltco.com and fatquartershop.com ...

Missouriquiltco.com and fatquartershop.com Both have a wide selection of precuts.
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05-15-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,991
Posted By schoolteacher

Interesting thread. I use the Crayola markers...

Interesting thread. I use the Crayola markers also--make sure they are the washable kind. Am going to try putting the pattern on paper and adhering it to the fabric and sewing through it.
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05-13-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,427
Posted By schoolteacher

I don't and can't pay that much for fabric. I...

I don't and can't pay that much for fabric. I have had good luck at salvation or good will stores. Even yard sales might have something. Old cotton shirts work wonderful. There are several...
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05-12-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,534
Posted By schoolteacher

Connecting Threads , Whittles, Quilt Fabric...

Connecting Threads , Whittles, Quilt Fabric Closeouts. Whittles is fast becoming my favorite!
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04-26-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,380
Posted By schoolteacher

machine quilting paper

Just found a new site quiltingmadeeasy.com that has quilting paper for borders/blocks. Has anyone used this site and if you have used this type of paper, what are your experiences with it? I...
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04-26-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,786
Posted By schoolteacher

Great minds think alike. LOL I just posted...

Great minds think alike. LOL I just posted about the usage of quilting paper. These have the design printed on them and you machine quilt over and then tear the paper off. Has anyone used them? ...
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04-24-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,782
Posted By schoolteacher

mailing a quilt

I am in need of advice of how to prepare a quilt to send in the mail/what is the best way--UPS or what?/ insurance?
It seems I have somewhere in my stacks/files of quilting articles of how to do...
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04-14-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,368
Posted By schoolteacher

love my martelli. Well worth the money!!

love my martelli. Well worth the money!!
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04-05-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,868
Posted By schoolteacher

Found it again. Youtube Big stitch lesson 5:...

Found it again. Youtube Big stitch lesson 5: the ending knot Jo Glover
It's new to me at least. I had been taught to wind the thread around the needle and then put the needle back into...
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