"I recently made a wall hanging with 4 of my mother's pictures on it. I have the top done. I can't wait to finish it so that I can hang it on the wall in my sewing room. That way I can see her whenever I am sewing. I…"
"My mother was a seamstress, and I seen her and my grandmother sitting on the livingroon floor, handstitching a backing onto a japanese futon, never realized what they were doing . . . Ive always loved crafting, especially sewing, and now…"
"janie...when the "zebra" tape came out i tried that too. i found the lines that were supposed to be a guide for helping with your stitch length too distracting. my stitches are smaller than the lines indicated as "correct". so i…"
"Hi Pam just saw your post. I do both on a single quilt, almost every time. I do follow some of the seam lines, and I always fill in the spaces with medallions that I get from using templates. I never thought to use cookie cutters! …"
"I am a hand quilter only and do both stencil and straight lines. I still have not found a marking tool that works well with all colors so I now trace my pattern on wash away stabilizer and either pin or use glue stick to put it on my quilt top. This…"
"If I am hand quilting a straight pattern, I usually don't mark. If I do mark, I use the water-disappearing ink pens to mark the top, or, more recently I have been using the stomp pad with powder that irons off after I quilt. I like…"
"looked at mine.. thought...well this isn't showing me how to "quilt" grammas quilt tops. then got interested in this guy. i also worked long long hours..free time spent wandering the hills w a back pack or my truck..knitting and…"
"Hahaha Rogue -- could be. I bought everything I could find until I got into a class. When the kids grew up and I moved to VA, I worked in a quilt shop for 4 years, that was my favorite time. Hoping I can find a new fabric shop when I get to KS …"
"hi dee....that is quite a journey. wow.
and i bet we bought the same mc calla book. it was a book of needlework. knitting, crochet, quilting etc etc. i think there is even a little macrame in it. i bought it because i wanted to learn to quilt. that…"
"After reading all your stories, I have to jump in.
Growing up my mom would make all the school clothes for the coming year during the summer for my sister and I. Sad to say, she'd buy enough for both of us and we would 'match'…"
"wow...that is such a great story, terry. working in a fabric store certainly can stimulate the flow of quilty juices can't it? lol i had a rather odd collection of fabrics in my stash before i put in a couple of years in a fabric store working…"
"My life in sewing started with my Mom. As the youngest of five children, I was often home alone with her. As she sewed clothes, she would talk to me about it. We also spent lots of time in fabric stores. Once in junior high, she began teaching me to…"
Hi Pam,sorry you were disappointed, the tutorial blog you were looking for has gone into outerspace somewhere, and the administrators of this site are trying to help me find it back.You've done some nice quilts, I wouldn't say you were a new quilter anymore, with over 10 quilts under your belt. We are all learning new things to try here, no matter how long we've been quilting. As for me, I also ran a custom sewing/ drapery business for 25 yr.and love helping those new to sewing with any problems they may have.