Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Here is a link to my miniature quilt blog with a story about this lone star I am working on. It's driving me crazy!…Continue
Well I have finally gotten all the embroidery finished and now to move on to the finishing touches to make this quilt a treasure for my sweet, brand new granddaughter. Crisp cotton and satin trim is the vision. I'll let you all know when finished. I'm inspired to use a bit of my grandmothers lace as well, but not sure it will hold up over time. It is already 50 years old. Any ideas, ladies? I think cotton lace is something to be treasured, but not used on a project that will go many…Continue
I am starting a new group for quilters in west Knoxville, TN, at my church. The first meeting will be Wednesday, April 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (if we want to stay that long). It is at West Hills Baptist Church, 409 N. Winston Rd. (across from the West Side YMCA and behind Toys-R-Us) in room 39. We will discuss when to schedule future meetings, probably once each month. Bring whatever project you want to work on and everything that you need. Also bring a sack lunch &…Continue
Added by Monica Schmidt on March 28, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
I have been teaching quilting for over 2-1/2 years. Here are some of my tips for more accurate rotary cutting. For those quilters who want their blocks to be "square" and their points to match, it starts with how accurately you cut the fabric. Fabric always has some stretch in it, so you have to deal with that even if you cut perfectly. Applying spray starch to the fabric when pressing it before cutting will help, but that is not a good option if you are doing fusible…Continue
I will just do plain machine sewing on my "sandwiched" quilt and was wondering how far apart would be the recomended distanct. Sorry, but like I said before I am new and still have a lot of questions. The other blog that I used did not help much so I am glad that I found this one. again, thank for your help in advance.
I only want to make baby or crib quilts and was wondering if anyone knows where I can get free patterns for these quilts? Any help would be appreciated. Thanking you in advance for your help. Charlotte
Hello and good morning to everyone. So sorry I have not posted in a while. I had oral surgery a few weeks ago and need more tomorrow. I have been quilting a queen size for my m-i-l and quilting on my 10 year project, the king whole cloth. I have been keeping very still to keep the pain at bay. Tomorrow should be another 'fun' day! And, we are moving to a larger home in mid-May. Hoping every one is well and quilting up a storm!
PS---I will post pictures as soon as the quilts are…Continue
I have owned my Sunshine 16 for year now and I'm still working out the tension. Perhaps if I had experience on a longarm machine it wouldn't have taken me so long. I had lots of experience with a domestic machine on a frame, but the speed of the stitching and the tension controls put a lot of stress on the thread, so it is a different ball game. I'm getting there and have quilted quite a few practice pieces and then many quilts. I'm not show ready yet but the day…Continue
Here is a link from my actual blog. I have been working on some miniature quilts for a summer exhibit of red and white miniature quilts. My friends and I decided to just go with it and expanded it to Dark Blue and white also. I have been working on a few things. Here is my design wall…Continue
Added by Teri Barile on March 14, 2014 at 6:14pm — No Comments
The walnut grove separated the “home place” from my grandparents new home. Grandma always had a five gallon bucket sitting near the path through the grove, tossing in walnuts as they dropped and encouraging her grandchildren to do the same. Grandpa cracked shells and picked nutmeats during cold winter nights putting them in pint sized canning jars. Black walnuts made Grandma's oatmeal raisin cookies a favorite for all of us.
I made this 12 x 18 art quilt to commemorate those walks…Continue
Added by Sharon Wasteney on March 11, 2014 at 9:42pm — No Comments
I am having such a bad day- I was in the middle of quilting one of my projects down and my sewing machine started making an awful noise. I tried everything I know to make it stop- I cleaned it out, changed my bobbin, re-threaded it, oiled it and it stopped making the yucky noise but now it keeps snapping my thread- AHHHHHH. So I decided to switch to my back up machine and it decided it doesn't want to work either. Why oh why are my machines misbehaving? I guess they will be going to the…Continue
I am trying to get an email address for beth donaldson on her web sit it say to contact her via email does any on know that address