Janie Robertson
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  • Drake, CO
  • United States
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Connie Melancon replied to Janie Robertson's discussion Hello Hand Quilters in the group Hand Quilting
"Oh My! I just bought a Norwood yesterday, I was wondering could you tell me how to set up the fabric. Thank you so much, Connie"
Sep 8, 2013
Riana Noyes replied to Janie Robertson's discussion Your favorite batting in the group Hand Quilting
"Well, Dorothy, l've never used anything but poly. l have a quilt l made in 1977 still in use regularly ( green Clay's Choice on my page) and never ever had bearding...even on Kitty quilt my grandd.uses and was her Mom's baby quilt…"
Sep 7, 2013
DOROTHY DAVIS replied to Janie Robertson's discussion Your favorite batting in the group Hand Quilting
"I use all cotton batting when I want some loft to my applique quilts I use a very thin poly on top to fluff up my applique.I prefer a cotton batt Years ago we used poly batts and they  bearded and were very very warm  to sleep…"
Sep 7, 2013
Elizabeth Norberg replied to Janie Robertson's discussion Your favorite batting in the group Hand Quilting
"I usualy go with a girlfriend and we make a mini vac out of it. Deal is whenever one of us wants to stop for something interesting we stop. We both love fabric shopping and antiques so it makes it fun to travel on back roads. Otherwise it's an…"
Aug 8, 2013
Riana Noyes replied to Janie Robertson's discussion Your favorite batting in the group Hand Quilting
"Elizabeth, with the price of gas, a trip to the States is hardly cost saving! But if your're going anyway.... The robins around here have found a good way to use the batting scaps I sweep off the deck."
Aug 8, 2013
Elizabeth Norberg replied to Janie Robertson's discussion Your favorite batting in the group Hand Quilting
"------Batting is so darned expensive in Canada. I just got a flyer from Hancocks of Paducah with an order. A queen sized is less than $40.00. I feel a trip to Pennysylvania comeing on. Maybe in Sept. Just have to find a girlfriend to go with me.…"
Aug 2, 2013
patbruck replied to Janie Robertson's discussion Your favorite batting in the group Hand Quilting
"I've used bamboo batting for years and never had a  problem with it."
Jul 31, 2013
Elizabeth Norberg replied to Janie Robertson's discussion Your favorite batting in the group Hand Quilting
"I'm holding out on the bamboo batting. I've heard some bad reports about it. It needles well but people have said it tends to disintegrate. For hand quilting I like a cotton polyester blend in a low loft. Warm and natural makes some nice…"
Jul 31, 2013
rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP replied to Janie Robertson's discussion Your favorite batting in the group Hand Quilting
"just finished a bed for Xena Kitty. all scrap batt used. my rag quilt of scotty dog - each squares was padded w scrap batts. been stitching batts together for wall hangings and small projects for years. have used two largish scraps stitched together…"
Jun 4, 2013
Elizabeth Norberg replied to Janie Robertson's discussion Your favorite batting in the group Hand Quilting
"I''m with you Riana, I find batting in Canada is extremly expensive. I've been useing up battings I bought in US on bus trips ect. Even fabricland on the large roll is $30per mtr. unless you get it when it's on sale. Right now…"
Jun 4, 2013
Riana Noyes replied to Janie Robertson's discussion Your favorite batting in the group Hand Quilting
"The price they ask for any batting(here in Canada) is astranomical ( quote $40.  for queen at Michael's...and that's just polyester), so l shop w/coupons or hit the craft sale specials.Naturally,therefore, l use up every scrap. Side…"
Jun 4, 2013
rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP replied to Janie Robertson's discussion Your favorite batting in the group Hand Quilting
"i haven't tried either, elizabeth, but have read the same thing...that it doesn't hold up well. i have used poly, that's pretty much all there was when i started quilting. in recent years i have tried the poly cotton blends. tried…"
Jun 3, 2013
Elizabeth Norberg replied to Janie Robertson's discussion Your favorite batting in the group Hand Quilting
"I haven't tried the bamboo batting. The jury is still out so I'm waiting. I've heard that it disintegrates. I have older quilts that I did with Mountain Mist polyester in 1980. Not well used but they have held up well. These days I…"
Jun 3, 2013
Janie Robertson replied to Janie Robertson's discussion Your favorite batting in the group Hand Quilting
"This is a vintage top that I bought and hand quilted this winter, using  some polyfill batting that I found at a yard sale.  I do not like polyfill much but I only display these quilts so it is fine.  This was from the 30-40s so it is…"
Mar 24, 2013
Janie Robertson replied to Janie Robertson's discussion Your favorite batting in the group Hand Quilting
Mar 24, 2013
rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP replied to Janie Robertson's discussion Your favorite batting in the group Hand Quilting
"i have read in forums on the net that it is as nice to needle thru as bamboo and wool. but pricey."
Mar 24, 2013

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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
Innkeeper for 21 years, ready to retire. I have been hand qilting for 21 years, and I quilt a lot because I am at home all the time.
How many quilts have you made?
25+-
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
I only quilt, I do not piece , I am an avid collector of vintage tops.
How long have you been a quilter?
21 years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
hand quilting
Why do you quilt?
I connect with the woman who made the vintage quilts 50 + years ago, it is very peaceful
Do you have a website?
http://www.drippingsprings.com and www.laslunas.com

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