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Started by kyle kalish in Quilting For Charity. Last reply by Vickie Brace on Tuesday. 2 Replies

wanna take photos and place on material to make quilts for son and daughter how to do this?Continue

Hand-quilting Supporter

Started by Phil Hughes in Welcome New Members. Last reply by Linda Lane Thornton Oct 15. 6 Replies

We were in a nice quilt shop the other day, and I expressed my interest in supporting my newly retired wife's renewed "addiction." My comment was that part of my role, besides being the sewing machine mechanic was to do the pin-basting. They looked…Continue

Patterns for Fussy Cut Baby quilts

Started by Chris Michelle in Free Patterns. Last reply by Chris Michelle Oct 13. 11 Replies

I have a new grandson due next month. His parents wanted an "Ocean" theme for his quilt. I wanted pirates. I was going to do an applique with ships and pirates and lighthouses etc....then I remembered....I have NO IDEA how to applique.....Now we…Continue

Applique

Started by David Smithers in Techniques. Last reply by Riana Noyes Oct 10. 2 Replies

I took an applique class with Pat Sloan this summer. A terrific teacher. She's warm, funny, encouraging, and knowledgeable. I love her books. Her projects are "doable." She showed us how to cut away the center of the template to keep the fabric…Continue

Fabric

Started by Susan Stitch in Having Fun. Last reply by Suzann Darnall Oct 5. 169 Replies

I'm only starting out, so I don't have a huge fabric stash to draw from. When you started out, did you buy fabric quilt by quilt, or did you buy fabrics you liked and then create quilts from what you had? There are so many wonderful things out…Continue

new girl on the block!

Started by laurie rousseau in Welcome New Members. Last reply by Susan Oct 5. 123 Replies

Hi everyone i'm from northern ontario canada. the winters are very long, our summers are great and full of bugs. id love to make a mosquito  wall hanging, maybe just one large one for the camp. anybody have ideas?  ive been making quilts since i was…Continue

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Mary Moore commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"We had "Trick or Treat" in our little town(7 spots to give out candy) today.  The k-8 school loaded the kids (all 80 of them) on to a bus, and some parent's cars and brought them the ten miles from the school...and they started…"
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Mary Moore replied to carla j walton's discussion Sampler Quilt Together - Quilt Along Project - begins April 1st 2014 in the group Designer Batik Swap
"Chef, Thank you for the offer.  I printed out the picture, and will draft to the size I decide on.  Am one of those who like the drafting part."
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Chris Michelle replied to carla j walton's discussion projects and pictures in the group Designer Batik Swap
"Lovely Vickie"
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Vickie Smith replied to carla j walton's discussion projects and pictures in the group Designer Batik Swap
"I looked up Jane Sassaman fabrics.  They are very cool.  "
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Chef Lisa replied to carla j walton's discussion projects and pictures in the group Designer Batik Swap
"I have a bunch of Jane Sassman fabrics in purples, greens, yellows and black. Yay! I'm itching to start it, but I need to get a few things finished so I have a open design wall. Our quilt along is on it and I have a quilt under my machine so I…"
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Karen S Pollard commented on Suzanne Montgomery's group A Quilting Bee
"I did really well filling out my fabrics from Quilt Fabric Closeouts online.   I just don't want to pay over $6 a yard for fabric unless it's a focus fabric.  I try to keep my investment small.  I have way too many…"
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Vickie Smith replied to carla j walton's discussion projects and pictures in the group Designer Batik Swap
"Yes, the wavy line in the yellow is subtle.  Looking forward to seeing yours."
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Riana Noyes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Had to make a pumpkin run out to sick daughter's house for the grandkids. Kids keep bringing home germs! She's feeling a bit better, but hadn't for past few days...never got the pumkins & her hubby couldn't find any in town…"
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Vickie Smith commented on Lori's kitty-approved quilts's group Blooming Nine Patch
"Thank you Lisa, no the yellow isn't a solid, it has a wavy grid in it.  But it is subtle."
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Chef Lisa replied to carla j walton's discussion projects and pictures in the group Designer Batik Swap
"Your yellow reads solid so when I go to do mine, I have a couple fabrics that will read solid also. It looks great!"
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Chef Lisa commented on Lori's kitty-approved quilts's group Blooming Nine Patch
"I have my fabrics out just not ready to start mine yet either. Have to get a few other projects done first."
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Chef Lisa commented on Lori's kitty-approved quilts's group Blooming Nine Patch
"Wow! Love the black - yellow Vickie. Awesome. Did you use a solid yellow?"
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Riana Noyes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Now Linda...we all know that Indy loves a cuddle, and his fur is probably at least as hot as our Molly's:)"
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Vickie Smith replied to carla j walton's discussion projects and pictures in the group Designer Batik Swap
"Making progress..."
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Vickie Smith commented on Lori's kitty-approved quilts's group Blooming Nine Patch
"Making progress."
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Linda Koller commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Being single does have some good points. I don't have to ask to put up shelves and to buy fabric to put  on them. On the other hand on cold nights I don't have anyone to cuddle up to."
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Riana Noyes commented on Lisa Boyer's group Machine Embroidery & Quilting
"Thanks for those interesting links, Sewcal. My 5 yr. old grandson had fun programming "Adopt me" into my embroidery machine for doggie bandanas used at a local Humane Soc. pet adoption event. He was so proud to help just like the…"
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Riana Noyes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Hey Sue! l know you're swamped at work & busy w/family...but are you ever coming up for air?? I think shelves & shelves of fabric would be much nicer than sprayfoam or the pink fibreglass...but now quilt batting would work for that too,…"
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Gayle Clements replied to Beth A. North's discussion HOLIDAY PREPERATION FIUP CHALLENGE OCTOBER 1 THRU NOV 30, 2014 in the group A Quilting Bee
"Good Job!  Beth, decisions decisions glad it is yours to make no mine. :)"
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Another cross stitch quilt is added to the Allmendinger women family collection

Posted by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on October 24, 2014 at 11:30pm 2 Comments

The fourth in an apparently on-going series, here is the Thanksgiving cross stitch quilt all finished as of tonight.  My sweetheart hubby is in New Orleans at a philosophy conference so I have been sewing buttons on like a crazy woman the last two nights and watching epic movies.  It is finally done.  We started this…

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Schedule for Quilting & Crochet/Tatting Groups at WHBC in Knoxville - UPDATED

Posted by Monica Schmidt on October 24, 2014 at 12:32pm 0 Comments

Here is the schedule for upcoming meetings of the quilting & crochet groups at West Hills Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN. Note that on Wednesdays, the church has dinner at 5:15 p.m. before the prayer meeting. Call the church office at 693-9272 (Monday - Thursday) to check on the menu or to make reservations.

Quilting & Crochet/Tatting Groups Together: (bring a sack lunch!)

   4/30/14, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., room 39

   5/14/14, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., room 39

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Fun and lessons doing the row robin with the UFO group

Posted by Riana Noyes on October 13, 2014 at 8:00am 7 Comments

It was to take us 8 months for 8 participants working at a pace of 1 row/mo. Each person picked a theme, and decided on  "rules" for guidance in the making of the rows to follow. Some had color preferences , pattern choice(s), or simply an "express youself" attitude. Then the first rows ( acting as each quilt's foundation row) were sent out in Jan. The owners of these rows would not see their rows or even pictures of…

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One With The Fabric

Posted by David Smithers on October 11, 2014 at 5:57pm 3 Comments

A few thoughts on becoming "one" with the fabric. In my beginners class I find that many of my students are struggling with precision in the patchwork blocks for their sampler. Each week, I remind them of the importance of the the quarter inch, accurate cutting and careful piecing. The quarter inch is so important to me but so tossed aside by some of my students. The block just doesn't work without a precise quarter inch! "I'm using a quarter inch foot" is often the response I get when I point… Continue
 
 
 

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