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06-14-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,812
Posted By elizajo

I have quilted two almost-king sized quilts on my...

I have quilted two almost-king sized quilts on my vintage Bernina 830 Record. I have a sewing table for my Bernina, but it's not very big. I actually found using two 24"X48" tables worked the...
Forum: Recipes
10-05-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,736
Posted By elizajo

I make homemade yogurt and love to eat it plain...

I make homemade yogurt and love to eat it plain so that I don't have any extra sugars or calories. The texture of commercial yogurt is very off-putting to me now, so I only use it for my culture. I...
09-25-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,484
Posted By elizajo

I use some wool coating yardage underneath a...

I use some wool coating yardage underneath a remnant of cotton drapery fabric that is densely woven like denim or canvas. The wool fabric is an old piece that I think is 100% melton. Once washed,...
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06-10-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,466
Posted By elizajo

I've been quilting the middle of my 100" wide...

I've been quilting the middle of my 100" wide quilt for a few weeks, using a high table or bed to hold the quilt and sitting in a chair next to it. The easiest way for me to manipulate all of the...
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06-08-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,466
Posted By elizajo

I am hand quilting a large queen sized quilt...

I am hand quilting a large queen sized quilt right now. I have only hand quilted a few baby quilts before this, and I did them hoopless. Unsure of how well the layers would hold on a 100" wide...
06-02-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,172
Posted By elizajo

I love Thousands of Bolts' website. The fabrics...

I love Thousands of Bolts' website. The fabrics are arranged by colors and then you can search by theme. They also have a color matching feature. I bought about 75 shades of blue off the website...
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05-10-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,863
Posted By elizajo

I've tried both methods, trying to find the least...

I've tried both methods, trying to find the least fatiguing way to hand quilt. For both methods, it's mostly about what the hand that is not holding the needle is doing. With the Thimble Lady's...
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05-08-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,292
Posted By elizajo

I received a prompt reply from Quilter's Dream. ...

I received a prompt reply from Quilter's Dream. The batch in question was manufactured last summer in June and July. The vendor I used has had new shipments since then of the size in question (king...
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05-08-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,292
Posted By elizajo

I'm in Maria's quandry-- bought a QD wool batting...

I'm in Maria's quandry-- bought a QD wool batting 2 months ago to hand quilt a quilt that I'm just now ready to baste. I sent an e-mail to QD asking if there was a way to tell if I have one of the...
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04-17-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,987
Posted By elizajo

After a few more blocks, my methods of matching...

After a few more blocks, my methods of matching and pinning for machine sewing are improving. The templates have a midpoint, but the ends took a few tries to find the "sweet spot" for perfect...
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04-15-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,987
Posted By elizajo

Your quilt is beautiful, Paper Princess! Thank...

Your quilt is beautiful, Paper Princess! Thank you for posting a link to the picture. I bought the book you suggested after I ordered my templates and started tracing and cutting out the pieces. ...
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04-15-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,987
Posted By elizajo

Hand piecing vs. Machine Piecing

I am making a Winding Ways quilt. It has curved seams and intersections with multiple seams creating bulk. I have made 3 blocks, one is machine pieced and three are hand pieced. I like that the...
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04-14-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,077
Posted By elizajo

I have had my mom's 830 Record for 20 years. I...

I have had my mom's 830 Record for 20 years. I was afraid that I would "wear it out" with quilting large, heavy quilts, so I bought a vintage Singer 15-31 for quilting. I still prefer my Bernina...
Forum: Recipes
03-02-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,602
Posted By elizajo

I've been using my Instant Pot for about 2...

I've been using my Instant Pot for about 2 months. I bought it mostly for the yogurt function, so I could pour in a gallon of whole milk and do very little monitoring after I add the starter. I had...
Forum: Main
01-15-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,865
Posted By elizajo

You can make crossed center lines on your floor...

You can make crossed center lines on your floor with toothpicks taped down with painter's tape! I read about doing this on a table, and it really helped me line up a pieced quilt back I made one...
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12-18-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,355
Posted By elizajo

Which design wall fabric do you prefer?

Can you please tell me which of these fabrics will support the weight of a pieced 12" block without pinning?

cheap flannel
dense flannel (a premium heavy weight sheet)
poly fleece
batting...
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11-25-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,400
Posted By elizajo

I sew most of my clothing from linen of different...

I sew most of my clothing from linen of different weights. The only time I used it in a quilt was as backing on a child's quilt. I use enclosed French or felled seams in my clothing to deal with...
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10-27-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,199
Posted By elizajo

I found that I had to experiment to find what...

I found that I had to experiment to find what worked the best for me. Realistically, I don't have the space to keep a long queen size frame set up all the time. Watching ergonomics is important so...
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09-24-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,886
Posted By elizajo

Found the link for the Weightless Quilter: ...

Found the link for the Weightless Quilter: http://www.kenssewingcenter.com/weightless-quilter-p-32861.html
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09-24-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,886
Posted By elizajo

I've only hand quilted a 40" X 60" baby quilt. ...

I've only hand quilted a 40" X 60" baby quilt. My two other attempts at hand quilting larger quilts languished in the UFO pile for far too long. I found that quilting with a hoop feels awkward to...
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09-24-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,214
Posted By elizajo

A very interesting vintage quilt showed up on my...

A very interesting vintage quilt showed up on my Pinterest feed today. Scrappy fish were appliqued to a cotton gauze base. It must have been double gauze from Japan. I've never seen one like it. ...
09-13-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,369
Posted By elizajo

Have you thought about using your winters for...

Have you thought about using your winters for hand piecing or hand quilting projects? I also enjoy planning quilts by gathering images on Pinterest, then sketching out on graph paper with colored...
Forum: Main
08-10-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,420
Posted By elizajo

Love, love the elephant! I bound a quilt made...

Love, love the elephant! I bound a quilt made with bright, modern florals and large blocks of off-white with a hot pink/chocolate brown polka dot print. I took my quilt top with me and asked the...
Forum: Main
07-31-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,504
Posted By elizajo

My husband and I both have several quilts that...

My husband and I both have several quilts that were pieced by our grandmothers. All are scrappy, using simple blocks, and each is loved. My favorite scraps are the plaid and striped shirting fabrics...
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07-31-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,184
Posted By elizajo

I began using Harriette Hargrave's method of...

I began using Harriette Hargrave's method of basting a large quilt on a table that is smaller than the quilt. I found a video that is similar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnke_KzeTI8. You have...
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