June 2014 Blog Posts (10)

Losing My Sewing Room

On July 25th we welcome a Japanese exchange student into our family for the next year.  We're very excited except for one problem:  he'll be staying in my sewing room.  Well, I shouldn't really call it my sewing room since no actual sewing is done in that room.  It's really just my fabric stash closet.  I have so much fabric I need an entire bedroom to store it. I actually sew at the dining room table.  My design wall is an 8' x 10' piece of batting on the main wall of the dining…

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Added by Lori's kitty-approved quilts on June 30, 2014 at 2:03am — 1 Comment

New to this

I need help please !! I am working on my first full size quilting project ... I have completed the top and have laid the quilt out and started pinning ! I'm very nervous about starting the machine quilting I don't know where to begin the sewing !!!!
I would appreciate any advice from some seasoned quilters please !!!

Added by Donna Templeton on June 28, 2014 at 6:49pm — 7 Comments

I'm back in the saddle again! Working on "Topography" with my cat buddy, Vinnie

Loving how this quilt is coming together but I have run into a slight problem - it is too narrow.  This is a wedding quilt for my "third" daughter, Artemis and her husband Tom and it is (at this time) 45 x 84 inches.  I thought of adding a row of blocks down the right side.  My husband suggested something sand…

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Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on June 26, 2014 at 11:41pm — No Comments

Mylar

Hi all. Wondering if anyone on here uses the ironable Mylar for sewing? We were asked to make some in a diamond shape. Have only sold acrylic so far so we don't have any samples of what you would make with it. Any help or advice would be appreciated!  

Added by Dennis Heskett on June 25, 2014 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Paint a Pretty Picture

I'm up in the air about what to call this art quilt, but I have a bit of time to decide.  It's coming along.  I have two (maybe 3) colors left to figure out and have ordered a few more pigments to help me decide.  I'm using polished pigments (available via sewfarsewgood.org or from colourarte.com) and Derwent Inktense pencils.  I mix the pigments with textile medium (like Inkfusion or Delta Ceramcoat).  The pencils I will either pencil the color on dry and brush the textile medium over it,…

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Added by Joy Voltenburg on June 20, 2014 at 2:27pm — 6 Comments

Lost Job

I lost my job in April and have decided to try and make extra money by sewing and teaching. I also am just starting a store on Etsy which is called CharleneHsCorner. Things are not happening as fast as I would like. Do any of you have any suggestions or ideas?

Thanks so much,

Charlene in WS North Carolina

Added by Charlene Hamby on June 19, 2014 at 9:22am — 5 Comments

Koala Bear Fabric Postcard

One of the projects I'll be teaching on an Australia/NZ quilt cruise is this cuddly Koala Bear on a Fabric Postcard.…

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Added by Janis Stoker on June 15, 2014 at 3:18pm — No Comments

http://marvelesartstudios.blogspot.com/2014/06/bobbin-play-placement-tips.html

Bobbin play placement tutorial on my blog

Added by Leslie Vaskey McNeil on June 14, 2014 at 11:15am — No Comments

Tie die

Has any buddy in here have try to tie die their material and then making it out in a beautiful Qulit ?
Or has anyone thought of it?
I personally going to try it out in my next project , wish me luck

Added by Kim Allison on June 11, 2014 at 3:19am — 2 Comments

The end of a career is near!

Hello Quilting family! I've missed getting on here and seeing what's happening on My Quilt Place.  I am happy to announce I get to retire from the Navy next year and will be looking forward to spending more time quilting and hopefully finding a way to turn this passion into profit.  If anyone has some leads or ideas on the best avenues to pursue, I'm all ears:)  I will be going to School full time since the Navy is paying me to go for three years.  I'm be working on my Masters in Education…

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Added by Cynthia Wharton on June 4, 2014 at 5:14pm — 2 Comments

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