"I haven't heart anything in awhile--Do you still like your Cameo? I am thinking of getting one. My dealer told me that you couldn't cut fabric with it, or that at the very least it would not last long if you did. I…"
"For Kathleen or anyone else interested I attached my stitch outs of the EQStitch Lessons and some experiments of my own. My photos are not the best, but if you can see that the buttonhole in the center of the stippled tulip is reversed from…"
"Kathryn--EQStitch is definitely worth playing with. Sometime ago, I downloaded the project called "Bunny Pillow" from DoYou EQ. I didgitized the redwork bunnies in EQStitch and the end project was very nice. The digitizing does…"
"Kathryn--don't give up on your Floriani. I have 5D embroidery software. The EQStitch does some nice things--but it doesn't compare. EQ Stitch is way to limited--you need to be able to hand sort colors and add tie offs…"
"Has anyone upgraded to EQStitch? I did and tried out all the tutorials. Very interesting with some great effects. I did have one usual thing happend to an applique I designed for a tulip that I designed as "quilt as you…"
"Excellent--very nice. So, you cut the feathers with the Silhouette on fusible and fused them--Did you then do satin stitch around them or invisible/metching thread or what? Its just a great quilt. I'm like you--I just love my…"
"Congratulations! I really like my serger, although I don't use it as much as I would like. I have made some nice baby clothing on mine and some heirloom baby quilts. Martha Pullen has several nice baby quilts by serger books…"
"Of course, you've had the program for over a year now and I hope you've learned lots. I have 5D Suite. I really love it. You can do a lot and they keep making it better. It is difficult to learn because you really…"
"I really love my EQ7 and use it all the time. I especially like to plug my own fabric stash fabrics into a design to get an idea of what it will look like when sewn. In the next version, I really wish they would make an add-on program so you could…"
"Still thinking about the cutters. They have silhouette cutters for sale at my local sewing machine store. It looks very intriguing. I am still hoping to use it for invisible applique. I wonder if fusing fabric to totally stable or freezer paper…"
"I have used and like Beth Ferrier's product very much. I was also thinking about Totally Stable. With invisible applique you don't use fusible so I am curious about a substitute. If anyone uses these successfully--please…"
"I am really interested in the Silhouette Cameo. I use invisible machine applique technique which does not use heat and bond or other adhesives. Does the cutter require something like heat n bond to feed fabric through?"
Hi Catherine! Thanks for writing back. I hope you had a nice birthday.
You're so lucky to have a class to take. We don't have a sewing machine dealer around here, and no quilt classes, so that's a bummer. I really want to learn how to sew and make more than quilts. I've made a few super simple bags and aprons, but that's about it. I have a few on-line friends who take sewing classes at Joann's. We have a Joann's here, but they don't offer sewing classes. How is anyone supposed to learn how to sew? I've only learned using books and the internet.
So, what kinds of things do you like to make? I used to enjoy making bed size and large lap sized quilts, but for some reason I'm burned out on larger things and just want to make smaller stuff...like table runners and table toppers. I also make quilt for the Alzhiemer's Art Quilt Initiative. The size requirements for those is only 9"x12" or less. They sell them to make money for research and I try making one per month.
Well, I suppose I'll close for now. I look forward to getting to know you better!
Happy birthday, Catherine~I hope you have a wonderful day!
I'm Bridget and I live in Seaside, Oregon. I never learned to sew until I made my first quilt and I've been hooked ever since (that was 6 years ago when I was 44; a late bloomer for sure!). I never would have thought I'd enjoy quilting, and it was quite by accident that I even decided to make one, but I'm sure glad I did! This is the best hobby I've ever had! I made a quilt for each family member and now I mainly make quilts to sell and donate.
I joined this site so I could meet other quilters; Seaside is a small town without a guild, quilting groups or classes. I'm so glad I came here because I've met so many wonderful people! At first I had a hard time meeting anyone, but once I joined some of the groups it was much easier; everyone has been so friendly and helpful!
Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and happy birthday!
Just wanted to pop in to say “hello” and introduce myself. I’m Linda Hubalek, fellow quilter and author from Kansas. Books about pioneer women are my specialty, with a cooking or quilting theme mixed into each historical fiction series.
My Trail of Thread in written in the form of letters sent back home while my ancestors traveled to Kansas. Each book mentions twelve old-time quilt patterns, and I put drawings of them in the back of the books.
So if you like to read—besides quilting—please enjoy my blog and book excerpts on my website. Besides printed as paperbacks, my ten books are also available for your Kindle or Nook.
I have about a dozen quilts made by my great grandmother, (that we used all the time when I was a kid) so I’m into antique quilts and patterns. What kind of quilts and patterns do you like to work with?