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    Fred, you're singin' my song with those colors, there! What a beautiful quilt!

    Love the bag, Miriam. I will try yours. Thanks for sharing the directions!

    I've made some "schlep bags, which resemble these and those are a lot of fun, too. Here's a pdf of the pattern: http://sentimentalstitches.net/wp-co...schlep-bag.pdf

    I make them big with 5" squares and I add squares of stiff interfacing to the four squares nearest the center square to give the bag body and shape. You can make them much larger or much smaller, though - purse size. I like to add pockets to the outside, dividers and zippered pouches on the inside - make a coordinating changing pad and it's a great diaper bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot View Post
    Thanks for the link, I've bookmarked it. I need to go find Miriam's tutorial now. (Y'all are not helping with my will to get the house cleared out for an upcoming yard sale. I want to play now.)

    Fred, that is a very peaceful quilt, nice soothing colors. I like it.
    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

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    Fred that is a very nice quilt!

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    I posted a tutorial and QB ate the pictures
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Another denim quilt made using Singer 224 for decorative stitches, Singer 201 for sewing circles together into rows, and Davis NVF for the binding. These denim quilts are quick to sew up and are great as a hammock quilt or for tailgate parties.

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    Fred, that's a very pretty quilt. Very soothing colors. You and the FW did a good job piecing it.

    vintagemotif, I love the colors in the denim. You used them to a great advantage. Your setting always makes me want to visit and relax in the hammock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post

    vintagemotif, I love the colors in the denim. You used them to a great advantage. Your setting always makes me want to visit and relax in the hammock.
    Thanks! I should take advantage of this beautiful weather and read some books while relaxing on that hammock. My book list is growing, but I keep finding myself drawn to quilting. I have one more charity quilt to do; and then, I will read and relax on that hammock.

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    I like that hammock quilt too
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I posted a tutorial and QB ate the pictures
    Oh, yikes, that's frustrating! The uploading process on QB isn't very intuitive is it? And it's pretty time-consuming. It can take a while to work up the enthusiasm to try that again.

    I have tutorials up on picturetrail albums and you could do it on flickr.com, too - You can upload even large pictures and you'd have a thumbnail gallery and lots of room for a description for the steps.

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    Nothing like those old machines....Very pretty.....

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    Very nice quilt Fred. Soft and soothing looking. You and your Featherweight "did good".
    Sweet Caroline

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    Hi Fred,

    That is a very nice quilt you made on your FW.

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    Fred what a beautiful quilt! You say your first quilt using a FW? Are you going to quilt it yourself?

    Monica those denim quilts are really inviting! Especially given the setting you used to display them! I love the red denim you used too! I guess, we should thank Cathy too since she gave you all the denim! I have done one very large quilt using denim, but it is really heavy! I really like your quilts! They are a better size for denim! You did a great job - fast too!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Fred what a beautiful quilt! You say your first quilt using a FW? Are you going to quilt it yourself?

    Monica those denim quilts are really inviting! Especially given the setting you used to display them! I love the red denim you used too! I guess, we should thank Cathy too since she gave you all the denim! I have done one very large quilt using denim, but it is really heavy! I really like your quilts! They are a better size for denim! You did a great job - fast too!

    Nancy
    Thanks Nancy! This quilt is heavy too. The denim quilts make for excellent hammock quilts. I think if one knew of someone with a hammock, a denim quilt would make a very nice present to go with the hammock. Or a wedding gift of hammock and denim quilt.
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    Ok I will try again this am to load my latest project. This is a Twister Christmas quilt. Most of the piecing was done on my FW or 301, at home I used my Singer 319 in treadle. I haven't quilted, or bound it yet.

    This is a two part quilt. The first part using the 5" squares had to be made into a quilt top. Then I had to cut the whole thing up - row by row - using a Twister ruler. Each row had to be carefully placed in the order it was cut up - sewn together so nothing got out of place to make a second quilt top that has the twister pin wheel look. I am not sure I'd want to do one again - unless it was much smaller. Making a quilt top, cutting it up, re-assembling it is a little crazy!Name:  TreeQuilt (2).JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Ok I will try again this am to load my latest project. This is a Twister Christmas quilt. Most of the piecing was done on my FW or 301, at home I used my Singer 319 in treadle. I haven't quilted, or bound it yet.

    This is a two part quilt. The first part using the 5" squares had to be made into a quilt top. Then I had to cut the whole thing up - row by row - using a Twister ruler. Each row had to be carefully placed in the order it was cut up - sewn together so nothing got out of place to make a second quilt top that has the twister pin wheel look. I am not sure I'd want to do one again - unless it was much smaller. Making a quilt top, cutting it up, re-assembling it is a little crazy!Name:  TreeQuilt (2).JPG
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    Nancy, I love your Christmas tree twister!

    I too have used the twister ruler for a Christmas theme quilt, but mine wasn't of a tree. I agree with you that it is a lot of work assembling, cutting, and reassembling with a lot of waste. I did use the smaller ruler for some of the waste to make small twisters. Seeing your pretty quilt makes me want to do a wall size quilt. I have seen the cute Halloween theme, pumpkins, wall quilts done with the twister. I might give that a try. Although, it may not get done in time for this year's Halloween.

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    BoJangles, those two quilts are adorable! But I agree with you -- I am not much inclined to sew up a top, cut it up (??!!??) and then re-assemble it. Not even sure I could bring myself to do it. But I'm glad YOU did, because they are too cute.
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    Nancy love your twister quilt but I don't think I will try one.
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    Skip, Dorothy, and Monica, Thank you! No Skip, I doubt I do it again. Monica is right, there is a lot of waste when you make the first quilt then use the Twister ruler to cut it all up to make the second quilt. The second quilt is about 3/4's the size of the first one! It was a lot of work - but, hey we have to try all the new raves don't we - just once!

    Nancy

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    I love your Christmas tree - I might make one from charm squares, too. Those would be nice gifts.

    I bought the Christmas tree as a kit - but it's only 2" squares, so a pretty small wall hanging before you put the borders on.

    I had received a mini charm pack as a gift in a large Moda order and I made that into a little quilt top - and I do mean little. Even with my own borders and bindings to the 42 mini charm squares, the quilt is only about 11 X 14. I put a double-layer of batting in it to use it as a hot pad on the table. Mercy, what a lot of work for something so small! And what a lot of fabric wasted.

    I minimized the waste by drawing around the template and then cutting about 1/8" outside the drawn lines, then using about a 3/16" seam allowance.

    The waste didn't stop me from getting the twister rulers for charm packs and layer cakes, though. I'm planning to make a big dent in my stash by using 10" squares.

    The resulting quilts end up about 1/3 smaller than the plain blocks, but they're so pretty when they're done, they're irresistable.

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    BoJangles - your twister quilt is gorgeous! I like the Christmas tree quilt top too (before you cut it up). Thanks for sharing.

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    Poly and Scakes, thank you! You know Poly, I have some of those 10" charm packs; and, I have the large Twister ruler also. I doubt I ever make the twister again - but, maybe? I do agree, using the larger twister ruler would be much, much faster. This Christmas tree was not a kit. I used some of my left over Christmas fabric, which I cut up into 5 into squares. The small twister ruler is only about 3 1/2"s so you do lose a lot of fabric. That tree still ended up too large for a wall hanging, though. It is 44 x 52 finished. A small wall hanging would really be cute - and much easier! Come on you all have to try it once!

    Nancy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    I found this pillowcase in my mom's things, I remember her embroidering it back in the 70's. I made it into a doll for my niece, since it was the only one of this pair that I found. Stitched it on my 1956 Featherweight.
    I love your doll. It is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    Here is a little girl I made on my 301. A lady on the quilting board made one of these and told us where to get the pattern.
    She is a Sunbonnet Sue Door Stop. Her body is a 2L. bottle filled with sand. She will be my christmas present to a secret pal in the qult club.
    The pattern doesn't call for her to have a face, but I think if I make another I will make a face and put long hair on her.
    Love your Sunbonnet Sue doorstopper. I have made a lot of these for ladies at the hospital I work at.

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