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Forum: Main
09-03-2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 753
Posted By Mama

Kewl!! :D The newest one: ...

Kewl!! :D

The newest one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160360050658&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

This one's kinda neat too - makes me think of a first quilt, or making a...
Forum: Main
09-01-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By Mama

That depends - priority shipping is expensive,...

That depends - priority shipping is expensive, but parcel post isn't much cheaper anymore. I think it depends on where you live. They seem to be in the farthest Northwest corner of the US, when you...
Forum: Main
09-01-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By Mama

These rugs are so pretty! I've been looking at...

These rugs are so pretty! I've been looking at the detail of them and wondering about the women who made them - would these been to them what quilt making is to all of us? A labor of love or the one...
Forum: Main
09-01-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,891
Posted By Mama

I do use Ami's method, it works really well once...

I do use Ami's method, it works really well once you get into the moves, if you don't do a lot of hand piecing it might feel awkward at first. I only piece by hand since I can break any machine in 0...
Forum: Main
08-31-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By Mama

From what the seller said, there are more to come...

From what the seller said, there are more to come so if I don't get this one there may be another one in the next batch. They were surprised that there was so much interest in the rug. I told them,...
Forum: Main
08-30-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By Mama

Wow! This rug is really nice! :shock: It...

Wow! This rug is really nice! :shock: It just went up today, I'm gonna keep an eye on it, see where it goes!!

Take a look:
...
Forum: Main
08-30-2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By Mama

I can see some wear, I also asked them to send me...

I can see some wear, I also asked them to send me a close up shot of a particular area, asked a few questions. From what I got back, I'd say they were honest about the history of the rugs. People...
Forum: Main
08-28-2009, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By Mama

I'm anxious to see the Bowtie rug, but those...

I'm anxious to see the Bowtie rug, but those three rugs up there are beautiful - can you imagine making something like that, so long ago, knowing people were going to walk on them? Yet here they are...
Forum: Main
08-27-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By Mama

When you say finish - do you mean, make it stand...

When you say finish - do you mean, make it stand out? My favorite way is to use trapunto to puff the pieces up higher. (I do my applique by hand).
So here goes:
An easy way to make your applique...
Forum: Main
08-27-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By Mama

According to the listing, this rug (and the...

According to the listing, this rug (and the others up for sale by this person) was made about 190 years ago - these rugs are gorgeous! I contacted the seller, they'll have one up soon in the Bow-tie...
Forum: Main
02-16-2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,089
Posted By Mama

I love Ami Simms books! She's out of Flint,...

I love Ami Simms books! She's out of Flint, Michigan and really knows her stuff. I found her book 1001 quilting tips (I think that's the title!) and then she came to visit our guild in Ohio and...
Forum: Pictures
12-01-2008, 07:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,195
Posted By Mama

Congratulations! They are beautiful! As far as...

Congratulations! They are beautiful!
As far as caring for them when they get dusty, etc. I was taught to drape them on a clothes line in the shade, or find a patch of grass where animals aren't...
Forum: Main
11-19-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 17,498
Posted By Mama

I've yet to meet a sewing machine I can't kill!...

I've yet to meet a sewing machine I can't kill! I'm hopeless with them and can destroy them/severly injure them in under an hour. My sisters and my Mom wouldn't let me near theirs. I failed Home Ec...
Forum: Main
11-16-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,337
Posted By Mama

My grandmother made a few quilts in the 1920's...

My grandmother made a few quilts in the 1920's and 30's, one for each of her 6 children, always setting the last stitches on the day they were born. But she did more crocheting and knitting. Then in...
Forum: Main
10-04-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,920
Posted By Mama

Wow! thanks for all the great ideas! My...

Wow! thanks for all the great ideas! My Granddaughter is about to turn 14, so I was looking for something that would appeal to a more mature age. This gives me alot to work with! :mrgreen:
Forum: Main
10-04-2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,920
Posted By Mama

I asked my granddaughter what kind of quilt she'd...

I asked my granddaughter what kind of quilt she'd like, her answer was "Turtles!" It was NOT the answer I expected.... :shock:
Help!! (Please?) I am trying to create a pattern, but I haven't...
Forum: Main
09-19-2008, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,888
Posted By Mama

I'm one of those that can break any sewing...

I'm one of those that can break any sewing machine in 10 minutes or less - I now do all my quilting by hand. When I see problems like this pop up, I'm sorry for the quilter, but glad I don't have...
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