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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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Horse Show Ribbon Quilt

Started by Tara Brannagan May in Techniques. Last reply by Tomara Rhoden May 11. 7 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

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

Flowers for Julie

Started by ka in Quilting For Charity. Last reply by Riana Noyes Apr 5. 1 Reply

Does anyone know where I can get the pattern, "Flowers for Julie"?This is new to me, however I am determined to make that quilt.Thank youContinue

Aaahhhh....just what I'm looking for

Started by Laura Givan Wilson in Quilting For Charity. Last reply by dee lowe Apr 2. 2 Replies

Thank you for pointing me to the direction of appropriate discussions regarding longarm quilting.  I knew joining this site would be a good idea!Continue

Quilting spaces

Started by Esmeralda O'Neill in Having Fun. Last reply by dee lowe Apr 2. 55 Replies

It would be great to see quilting spaces to get some ideas on organization.Post up some ideas or pictures of your own.Continue

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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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AQS QuiltWeek® – Syracuse, New York 2016 at The Oncenter

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Another Beautiful QuiltWeek in Syracuse!Join us as we explore quilting in Syracuse, New York! Take this opportunity to escape to a dazzling world where quilting techniques, color, and creativity join forces to amaze you. Award-winning quiltmakers and instructors will be here; you will learn something new and different from every quilt on display as well as in workshops and lectures geared for every quilting level!Immerse yourself in four days of quilts and fun with quilters from across the US…See More
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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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