Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
I just read a tip from Nancy's Notions not to use lead pencils to mark my seam allowances because it may leave a permanent mark. I'd like to know what everybody else uses. I was using a lead pencil, now I'm not so sure.
I've been asked to quilt a top that was made 15 years ago, and the white border fabric has water-erasable markings from that time. A washcloth removed the blue, and left a faint yellow/brown mark. Has anyone had a similar experience? If the marks…Continue
I am just getting started with my Tiara. I have no trouble with smaller projects, but I am struggling with my stitching in the ditch. Moving all that fabric around and such...no guide per say...any advice? Do you stitch in the ditch on your Tiara?
Hi there!I am looking for the quilt pattern "Cartwheel Constellation"by Gail Garber.. It is in the American Quilter Magazine, Jan. 2010. This was before I was a member, and the copies are all sold out.Does anyone have this pattern, or know how I…Continue
my oldest grand treasure loves the world of laura ingalls wilder books. thinking of christmas time & personslity sppropriate gifts for each of the girls. the laura ingalls wilder fascination sent me on a web search for info. though i know who…Continue
Hello fellow quilting fanatics. This has been a very busy month around the Leiner household. We sold one rental house and bought two more so I have been kept from my quilting by landlady duties. But I am happy to report that I am making progress on the quilt for Beck and Todd, the quilt that has stymied me all…Continue
My quilting friend, Riana Noyes asked me to do a post on the Halloween cross stitch quilt which is #108 in my albums. The following are pictures and some explanations/descriptions of how that quilt came to be.
First the back story. I have been quilting since I was 18 years old. I had my first child, Jamie at 23 and my second, Becky at 27. All through their childhood, I was making quilts and once upon a time, cross stitching as well. in 1984 or 85 I decided to do a Christmas…Continue
I know I have been incommunicato for awhile but I have been busy quilting! Here is the most recent quilt I finished just tonight, a few scant hours before Halloween. No, you are not crazy, this is a Christmas quilt. Sometimes, we just don't get to choose the timing of when things get accomplished.
I the winter is coming upon us, I pretty much achieved a goal... I cleaned out my basement and organized nearly everything! Nearly organized enough to buy a different house... Plastic containers are my friends... it's been hard work, but now Im at the end of this haul....
I made a few dresses this summer, and a tunic... now I want to start on a wall hanging. I am hoping all my planning will make for smooth transitions so I can continue on my path!
Looking forward to a more…Continue