Chris Combs
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  • Rising Sun, IN
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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I have been quilting since 2000. Applique is my passion, but I love to try new techniques.
How many quilts have you made?
numerous tops, only 8 finished quilts for myself. Most of my quilts are made at the request of others
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
make quilts for myself and others to enjoy
How long have you been a quilter?
12 years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
needle turn applique
Why do you quilt?
for relaxation and enjoyment - therapy!!!
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At 11:12am on October 18, 2013, Vickie Smith said…

Happy Birthday, Chris.  Hope your day is delightful...

At 10:33pm on June 8, 2012, gini howard said…

i read mandy's post about EPP,  i lightly baste the papers to the fabric.  i try not to sew through the edges.  i can reuse my papers quite a few times.  i undo the basting and pop out the papers after all the edges on the piece  are now inside seams.  that way, i only have papers on the outside of my piece

At 10:29pm on June 8, 2012, gini howard said…

you have done some nice work.

At 9:12pm on June 7, 2012, Donna Abrams said…

Hi Chris,  Thanks for the friend invite.  Would love to be friends.  I see you have the same passion for applique as i do.  I love hand and machine applique but hand applique is my favorite. 

At 6:28pm on June 7, 2012, rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP said…
glad you liked the links. i, like you, feel that it looks like a lot of extra work. i will definitely give it a try..but no hurry. i enjoy the process of needleturn. i have several of the piece o cake thier work, but have been doing needleturn for a bit longer than they have been publishing. i am sure many quilters have, but thier use of color & mixing of background fabs etc are new (to me) and unique & i love the look.
At 9:19am on June 7, 2012, Carolyn Hoxton said…

Your quilts are fabulous, do you make up your own patterns? i like them a lot. Carolyn

At 1:21pm on June 5, 2012, rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP said…
net searchs use up an inordinant amount of my time on the web lollol...long lengths of time in bed when young recovering fr thi or that illness etc...reading encyclopedias & dictionaries for fun...then my son & dh decided i needed an ipad so that i can play on net in more comfort hahahaha..such a monster they have created. but reading response by mandy currie & trip to her page etc get the trail i embarked upon..lollol so, on to my most fav web hangout of all...zapmeta & here are some more links...the you tube link to connecting threads .. a site with a section similar to this site for learning meeting other quilters, videos etc besides best general purpose, as well as quilting, sewing out all thier videos. but for now

then a couple more pages that i liked after my vivit to them

both of these are well written/illustrated with good "comments" esp the second one about diff ways for diff stitchers.

other than an initial quilt class that mainly focused on learning to use rotary cutter & strip cutting for simple quilts, i have learned out of books and now the internet.

am going to also include a link to the search page where i found the above links. there are lots af links here...i only posted my favorite go thru and see if something u like better. also, all the illustrations of basted pieces look exactly like basted pieces in my collections of antique paper pieced peices, blocks etc ...paper and basting not removed..that is done after sewing shapes together. have fun...i have not done a lot...just experiments to see what it is like, therefore sending links from "experts" instead. happy playing/experimenting/learning!!
At 12:49pm on June 5, 2012, rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP said…
thx for the invite. i wander in & out of web sites most days, esp when too wet to go & play in the dirt...such heartbreak! lollol..but now with mqp added to quilting board & quilt chat + my fav news sites, i can sit and read the grey rainy days away..tho sometimes am reading when there are chores or promised to-do's awaitn' :)) i guess this is apology for taking so long to accept your very glad to have met u here & hope you can post more photos of your quilts.
At 8:29pm on June 4, 2012, Barbara S said…

Thanks Chris. The pears were fusible with machine applique & fun to do.

At 5:42pm on June 4, 2012, Mandy Currie said…

Chris you asked if I had any tips for English Paper Piecing, the best I can give is to double stitch you beginning and end of every seam, it's time consuming, but better than everything coming undone again. Then secondly, tack through the paper, I didn't on mine and the papers started coming out by themselves, what a mess, the hexs lost their shape and I have to go and put all the paper back in. I used not proper quilting cotton to make my quilt but old summer dresses of mine that I think are a polycotton mix and the fabric is not weighty enough to hold it's shape. I hope you understand what I'm trying to say and that these tips help. If I had to do another, I would use quilters cotton fabric and quilter cotton thread and double stitch each of my seams, it saves time in the end.


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