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Horse Show Ribbon Quilt

Started by Tara Brannagan May in Techniques. Last reply by Tomara Rhoden 19 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hi everyone, I started quilting only 4 months ago because I wanted to make a wall quilt from my horse show ribbons. I have boxes and boxes of ribbons from showing horses for 30 years. I have seen Horse Show and Dog Show ribbon quilts but I have no…Continue

Spool adapter for Coates and Clark pencil spools

Started by Susan Hallberg in Techniques on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Hi all!  I am new to My Quilt Place and this is my first entry.I have been quilting for quite a while but I am just beginning to experiment with free motion quilting and different types of thread.  I have started to use the Coates and Clark machine…Continue

Charities in NW Ohio

Started by Tomara Rhoden in Quilting For Charity Jun 20. 0 Replies

Does anyone know of any charities in the north west Ohio area? I am interested in either joining or starting one in this area for the needy, Veterans or a hospital NICU. Not sure where to start finding the information at. Anybody have any idea's? I…Continue

Longarm Newbie HELP

Started by Margie in Welcome New Members. Last reply by Riana Noyes May 30. 1 Reply

Hi Everyone my name is Margie and I am new on this site and am hoping to meet many great quilters.  I bought a Juki QVP 2200 longarm on a 10 ft. frame about a month ago with the robotics.  I am struggling with learning it.  Tension, robotics etc. Is…Continue

Printer Paper Fabric ?

Started by Debbie Thompson in Techniques. Last reply by Debbie Thompson May 12. 2 Replies

Does anyone know how to make the printed fabric from an ink jet printer color fast so that I can wash the shirts when they are finished.  It just doesn't make sense to turn a $15 shirt into a dry clean only thing.  Otherwise I will make iron-on…Continue

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Secret Santa Group

Started by Linda Koller in Having Fun. Last reply by Wilma Schirra-Kays May 11. 19 Replies

I would like to find out if there is any interest for a Secret Santa group?The group I belonged to previously had members complete questionnaires. Then everyone was assigned a person to be Secret Santa for. We spent the year making/buying things for…Continue

Tags: Christmas, Santa, Secret

Quilt News & Views

Should I Cut Across?

Q: I’m making a quilted wall hanging and want to be sure it rests flat against the wall. Should the borders be cut across the grain or along the lengthwise grain of the fabric? A: Although you might think you’re saving fabric by cutting across the grain (from selvage to selvage), it’s best to cut lengthwise. [...]

Michele Scott’s GEOMETRIC SQUARES Quilt

Michele Scott’s fun GEOMETRIC SQUARES quilt is an easy pattern that will showcase your favorite fabrics! The quilt is approximately 46″ x 58″ finished. You’ll love this design; it’s perfect for fabrics you’d like to spotlight with a lighthearted approach.  Click HERE for the pattern! Michele’s book Bobbin Quiltin’ and Fusin’ Fun, published by AQS, [...]

Quick and Easy Quilt Sleeve

Whether it’s for a contest or for your living room, some quilts are meant to be hung! AQS Show Director Bonnie Browning shows you step by step how to add a quick and easy sleeve to the back of your quilt.

The National Quilt Museum Workshop Schedule 2014

The National Quilt Museum will feature five workshops for the 2014 season. These three- or four-day workshops will be held at The National Quilt Museum. Workshop Schedule: • Katie Pasquini Masopust: “From Watercolor to Quilt”  May 29-31 • Sue Nickels: “Fabulous Feathers and Fillers: Design and Machine Quilting Techniques”  July 8-10 • Melinda Bula: “Fabulous [...]

Aspiring Author? E-mail our editors!

It’s not too late to call or e-mail the AQS editors to make an appointment to meet at AQS QuiltWeek® – Phoenix, Arizona 2014! They would love to speak with you about book, booklet, article, and pattern ideas. Do you dream of being a published author? Let American Quilter magazine make your dream come true. [...]
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Riana Noyes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Zoe, l'd go for the larger throat. Average machine throat is about 7"... the little Brother machines only have 5 .5". My 6500 has 9.5 , So an 11" would really seem big. Not only is a larger throat great for quilting, but also for…"
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Karen Newman Brown commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Zoe - not in the least!  The GK used it real easy with very little instruction.  I haven't gone through the book to teach myself all the details, but love the speed control, especially when machine quilting.  Don't use the…"
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Zoetc49 commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
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Riana Noyes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
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Zoetc49 commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Thank you all for your input. I bought the Elna Excellence 680, I would love to get the 760. I will go back to the store Monday for teaching how to use it. I saw the Janome Skyline 5 for $ 1260.00, and Elna 680- same machine, but  bit better…"
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Tomara Rhoden replied to Tara Brannagan May's discussion Horse Show Ribbon Quilt
"Here is my ribbon wall hanging. It was pretty easy to do.hope you get yours done so I can see it"
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2016 Schedule for Arts, Crafts, Teaching & Sharing (ACTS) Ministry

Posted by Monica Schmidt on May 10, 2016 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Here is the 2016 schedule for meetings of the ACTS Ministry (Arts, Crafts, Teaching & Sharing) at West Hills Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN.

This is a group of people who get together to crochet, quilt, sew, needle tat, knit, make jewelry, and enjoy each others company. We multiply our joys and divide our burdens while we meet with each other. Many members of this group are not members of this church, as we met through classes that I taught. Beginners in these or other arts &…

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What do you do when you are stymied about one quilt you are making? Make another one instead!

Posted by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on April 30, 2016 at 8:23pm 1 Comment

Hello Campers!  Welcome to spring and are you all busy on your quilt projects?  I am supposed to be working on my 2nd Daughter, Becky's wedding quilt (they will be married five years next weekend - I am a bit behind) and it has been a challenge from the get-go.  We picked out the fabric last spring during a visit to her house in Plano, Texas.  Here are the fabrics:…

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Long Arm Quilt Machine for sale

Posted by Cheri Foster on April 13, 2016 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

My friend just bought a King Quilter 18-8 a few months ago.  now she is going through a nasty divorce and needs to sell it.  All she did was set it…

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