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Forum: Main
09-30-2022, 03:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,645
Posted By illinois

Please explain how to use the baking soda. Have...

Please explain how to use the baking soda. Have not heard of that.
Forum: Main
09-29-2022, 03:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By illinois

I somewhat agree with sewbizgirl. Treat this as...

I somewhat agree with sewbizgirl. Treat this as a panel. Maybe even downsize it to what you want in the center and put a small border in, then repeat the focus fabric as an outside border. Another...
Forum: Main
06-30-2022, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By illinois

Shop the remnant bins and thrift shops. You can...

Shop the remnant bins and thrift shops. You can also use a few polka dots/plaids/Christmas items. Think "outside the box"
Forum: Main
06-28-2022, 04:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By illinois

This may not scream wedding but maybe it does? ...

This may not scream wedding but maybe it does? Donna Jordan's Summer Breeze. It all depends on how you look at things pertains to marriage! Two colors and so easy to go together. I've made...
Forum: Main
06-21-2022, 02:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,599
Posted By illinois

Yes, it is better to have the signatures done...

Yes, it is better to have the signatures done before the quilt is quilted but I'm assuming you have the quilt already finished and now want the signatures.
I have no experience doing this but I do...
Forum: Pictures
06-18-2022, 02:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,663
Posted By illinois

That is one of the most admirable quilts I've...

That is one of the most admirable quilts I've seen here. I love the simplicity and the colors used. The red is just the "pop" it needs! Well done!!
Forum: Main
06-16-2022, 02:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,469
Posted By illinois

This is something that will be frequently...

This is something that will be frequently laundered so I'd stay away from the pellets. Good idea but not real practical, in other words. I have a pattern that I got when RSVP was active several years...
Forum: Main
05-22-2022, 02:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By illinois

That's exactly what I was going to suggest. This...

That's exactly what I was going to suggest. This quilt will mean more to your sister than to the younger generation, who has no memory of the previous woman or the challenges of that time. Unless...
Forum: Main
05-04-2022, 02:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,669
Posted By illinois

Yes, PeriLusta is recommended. Wish I could find...

Yes, PeriLusta is recommended. Wish I could find a conversion chart. I'm a bit reluctant to use vintage thread, considering the strength it may not have. I do appreciate these findings on ebay as...
Forum: Main
05-03-2022, 03:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,128
Posted By illinois

I would stay away from a solid color so that...

I would stay away from a solid color so that stains aren't as noticeable. If a quilt is going to be so that both sides are seen, I try to use an attractive back. Wall hanging can be anything since...
Forum: Main
04-28-2022, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,669
Posted By illinois

Bless your heart! That is exactly the same kit. ...

Bless your heart! That is exactly the same kit. The bottom of that front paper is missing and that's the very thing I needed for suggested numbers! Now to see if today's floss brands will...
Forum: Main
04-27-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,669
Posted By illinois

Do you have....

Among my mother's stash I have discovered an embroidered quilt kit for a Baltimore Bride's quilt. According to the internet, this is probably from the 1970s, which is about right from when I think my...
Forum: Main
04-23-2022, 02:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,645
Posted By illinois

The "trick" on the Twister is to NOT get the...

The "trick" on the Twister is to NOT get the design wall mixed up! Lay it out and work from there or you will spend too much time getting it sorted out again. (Guess how I know?) They are a lot of...
Forum: Main
04-19-2022, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,314
Posted By illinois

The link worked for me and there are 2 methods...

The link worked for me and there are 2 methods within the link. The name that I was forgetting is Bring-along Quilt and the pattern was printed by Fairfield. I might guess it was one of the...
Forum: Main
04-18-2022, 04:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,314
Posted By illinois

Bless your heart! You found it!! I had searched...

Bless your heart! You found it!! I had searched over Facebook and found nothing. It's an interesting process and would be an excellent project for taking with a person. I might be more inclined...
Forum: Main
04-17-2022, 04:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,314
Posted By illinois

name of pattern

I receive multiple quilt postings on Facebook and there was one recently that I thought surely I would remember the name of the pattern. Of course, I forgot it! And searching Facebook for this has...
Forum: Pictures
04-10-2022, 03:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,496
Posted By illinois

Your stitch size will come with time and a lot of...

Your stitch size will come with time and a lot of practice. I have a 14" round hoop and prefer it to the oval as I can turn it to best advantage for the direction I'm going. I got it many years ago...
Forum: Main
04-09-2022, 04:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,918
Posted By illinois

Don't fret. All of us have done some regrettable...

Don't fret. All of us have done some regrettable things with fabric and learned the hard way. Somehow it seems a lot is on something we wish it hadn't happened such as a project from the previous...
Forum: Pictures
03-21-2022, 04:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,169
Posted By illinois

What is the name of the pattern you used for the...

What is the name of the pattern you used for the pink one? I love the resulting effect with the circles. Is the green one the same pattern? I have used Donna Jordan's pattern with only 2 fabrics...
Forum: Main
03-16-2022, 03:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,495
Posted By illinois

Thank you to those who have tried to help me in...

Thank you to those who have tried to help me in my search for the original. There sure are a lot of cross-stitch baby quilt tops out there! So far, no luck seeing the one in question. I'm...
Forum: Main
03-16-2022, 02:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,047
Posted By illinois

What's not to like about this? Your work is...

What's not to like about this? Your work is gorgeous and the message between the horse and the child!! Well, what can be said more than---wow!! Yes, a true work of art in creativity and the...
Forum: Main
03-15-2022, 02:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,495
Posted By illinois

Question

I'm not sure where to post this. Thrift shop find. I have purchased a partially finished stamped cross-stitch top for a baby quilt. There were no instructions as to recommended floss colors but,...
Forum: Main
03-08-2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,527
Posted By illinois

I'm not sure I quite understand the issue here...

I'm not sure I quite understand the issue here but my comment is to open seams and stitch in the ditch. If you are sewing in an open seam, surely the needle is bound to hit those threads. Hence,...
Forum: Main
02-24-2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By illinois

If this is for a graduation quilt, I have made...

If this is for a graduation quilt, I have made them using the school colors. Having made some hard-used baby quilts, I'd probably not use flannel as the fluff tends to disappear or doesn't fluff any...
Forum: Main
02-24-2022, 05:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,356
Posted By illinois

I see nothing at all "wrong" with your star...

I see nothing at all "wrong" with your star block. It just needs to be squared up. You have left enough room to trim and not end up chopping off points.
But, here's just a bit of an...
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