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07-07-2016, 02:26 AM
Replies: 50
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Posted By Laurajbr

I confess I read all new books on either my...

I confess I read all new books on either my kindle or iPad, but if I love the book, I go out and buy it, either used or in paperback. This gives me a loaner copy, without fear that I may be struck...
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06-18-2016, 04:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,016
Posted By Laurajbr

I have tried to join a quilt guild in my area,...

I have tried to join a quilt guild in my area, which I mentioned in another post. I have a slightly different issue in what I am looking for. I may look like everyone else in the quild, but as a gay...
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05-22-2016, 02:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,155
Posted By Laurajbr

How very lovely, and such a nice feeling to use a...

How very lovely, and such a nice feeling to use a beloved fabric.
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05-19-2016, 02:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,734
Posted By Laurajbr

I made the same quilt from Fresh Lemons site, and...

I made the same quilt from Fresh Lemons site, and I made the binding out of scraps from the kites. I toyed with the idea of a white border of the width of the smallest kites then an outside band of...
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05-17-2016, 01:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,145
Posted By Laurajbr

Feeling cheap and getting creative.

I have been trying to branch out from patterns and try to make my own quilts, but also feeling too stingy to try this with good fabric so I bought men's shirts at a thrift store.
Becuase it was...
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05-15-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 30,207
Posted By Laurajbr

Bless you all! I am still new to quilting, but...

Bless you all! I am still new to quilting, but have been producing regularly, and have really really enjoyed giving most of them away. I have been telling everyone I am too new to quilting to charge...
05-03-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,650
Posted By Laurajbr

When I was young, I found a very cheap bolt of...

When I was young, I found a very cheap bolt of muslin and made curtains for an apt. Just curtains, not drapes. I mention the age, because I laid out each curtain and used stencils to add a pattern in...
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04-25-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,522
Posted By Laurajbr

Some one asked, and yes the cubes are fused on. I...

Some one asked, and yes the cubes are fused on. I still need to stitch them and then quilt it.
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04-25-2016, 01:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,522
Posted By Laurajbr

Quilt class project

Ricky Timms pattern, Converging Cubes. Excellent class taught by an instructor I both adore and respect, Tina Roth.
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04-01-2016, 02:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,713
Posted By Laurajbr

People, all people, should make a family disaster...

People, all people, should make a family disaster plan. At the very least, have an out of area primary contact. Phone service within an area may be down, but cell phone may allow you to reach some...
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03-15-2016, 02:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,935
Posted By Laurajbr

I started labeling just last year ( when my...

I started labeling just last year ( when my quilting skills reached the point I wanted to claim the finished product) and I iron cloth to freezer paper and print my labels. When I know, I include the...
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03-13-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,803
Posted By Laurajbr

Thank you all! Great resources. (I am not...

Thank you all! Great resources.
(I am not afraid of bias, I did bridal sewing to put myself through college. I gave it up as soon as I had a degree, but I am confident with fabric, and starch!)
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03-12-2016, 04:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,803
Posted By Laurajbr

Thumbs down Oh I wish I had learned quilting before geometry! Help needed.

I had no idea that quilting would bring me to so many story problems in a math class.
i want to make HST that measure 2 3/4 inches. I want to use the method of sewing all around 2 squares and...
02-20-2016, 03:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By Laurajbr

Welcome conqueress. I too joined when I found all...

Welcome conqueress. I too joined when I found all my searches for answers leading to this board! It has been so helpful to learn from others mistakes and triumphs. I have found that when I am...
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02-18-2016, 02:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,078
Posted By Laurajbr

I took a class on this and have made 3 since the...

I took a class on this and have made 3 since the class. My one advice is to buy good fabric. I bought some Walmart fabric, and there was a variation in the print that made me insane in the pinning!...
02-14-2016, 02:41 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,891
Posted By Laurajbr

I tried coloring, but now I like my grey. It came...

I tried coloring, but now I like my grey. It came on thicker than my dark auburn. I also have my stylish grandmother as a role model. I do use shampoo for silver or blonde hair. 542656
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02-13-2016, 03:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,660
Posted By Laurajbr

I love SNW, each block feels like a magic trick!...

I love SNW, each block feels like a magic trick! I have made a few, and work such as yours is my goal. Your colors, your layout, just so lovely!
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02-11-2016, 03:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,949
Posted By Laurajbr

Quilting thread color?

Back story -
experienced seamstress, relatively new quilter, quilting on a domestic Kenmore, about 10 quilts quilted (60 or so practice quilts A.K.A dog blankets quilted) I have only ever quilted...
02-08-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,054
Posted By Laurajbr

I am prone to vertigo, so I go to a water yoga...

I am prone to vertigo, so I go to a water yoga class. I love the water so this is ideal for me.
i also keep free weights, and a small foam pad under the couch. When I want to watch tv I stand and do...
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02-08-2016, 03:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,845
Posted By Laurajbr

i wondered if this was an issue for me as I am...

i wondered if this was an issue for me as I am new to quilting. The other part, for me, is I am drawn to modern bold quilts with solid fabrics, but when I am in the stores I fall in love with fancy...
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02-08-2016, 02:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,048
Posted By Laurajbr

Fresh lemons quilt finished.

I found this pattern on the fresh lemons site
http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/patterns-tutorials/
Once it was done I decided this would be a good one to practice quilting pebbles in all the white....
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02-07-2016, 03:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,072
Posted By Laurajbr

Psquared52, it fits my current Olaf cutter, and...

Psquared52,
it fits my current Olaf cutter, and I had a spare (it disappeared few long enough I bought another, then it magically reappeared, I blame elves, certainly not poor organization).
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02-06-2016, 02:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,822
Posted By Laurajbr

Great ingenuity, and even better result. Such a...

Great ingenuity, and even better result. Such a lovely quilt. Is that website with the calculations found on the resource board here?
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02-05-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,072
Posted By Laurajbr

Thank you all! I had not thought of the ruler...

Thank you all! I had not thought of the ruler jumping possibility! Nor had I realized that charms come pinked. I think I will give it a try on small project.
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02-05-2016, 03:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,072
Posted By Laurajbr

Pinking rotary cutter?

I saw a pinking rotary cutter and purchased it because I had just started a quilt project with some cheap fabric that was making each block look like spaghetti squash innards on the back.

I sew...
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