Debbie Thompson
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  • O Fallon, IL
  • United States
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Printer Paper Fabric ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Debbie Thompson May 12, 2016. 2 Replies

Does anyone know how to make the printed fabric from an ink jet printer color fast so that I can wash the shirts when they are finished.  It just doesn't make sense to turn a $15 shirt into a dry…Continue

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How to make ink jet ink color fast?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Debbie Thompson Jun 14, 2012. 8 Replies

I'm making T-shirts out of antique maps found on the internet for a family gathering and would like to make the appliques colorfast so we do not have to dry clean the shirts after we wear them.  I…Continue


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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I'm a degreed sewing instructor/home economics teacher and custom sewer and quilter. I teach contract lessons for my local sewing store as well as take private students. My current studio work "Sew Many Stitches" includes many techniques, but most often recycling used clothes and textiles into memory quilts, T-Shirt quilts as well as memorial teddy bears. I've been sewing, embroidering and quilting for over 40 years and last year finally gave up my day job to stitch,sew and quilt full time.
How many quilts have you made?
over 20?
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
How long have you been a quilter?
40 years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
applique for beauty, strip piecing for time,hand embroidery/stitiching for therapy
Why do you quilt?
I find it therapeutic, joyful and a way to use my god given talents, at the same time it is also a source of income.
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At 10:23am on April 2, 2015, Ginny Andersen said…

Thank you for the friend request. I'd love to be friends!

At 9:11pm on March 31, 2015, Ginny Andersen said…

Yes, I meant the America the Beautiful quilt image! I think I have that pattern bookmarked among my patterns, too. Love the look of RR, especially since we did one in the UFO group last year. How did your group do yours? 

At 1:47pm on March 31, 2015, Ginny Andersen said…

Love your avatar, Debbie! Was it a solo, a RR, or a group project?

At 10:19pm on June 6, 2012, Suzann Darnall said…
have you looked online for some of the support groups for those needing to use gluten-free diets? they can probably offer ideas about jow to make food tastier, more filling, and interesting. also, there are a lot of gluten-free recipes offered online. i use lots of online resources to find healthier options for recipes, in addition to converting family favs on my own. do you use Splenda? it is a total lifesaver for me. i think it is one of the greatest inventions of the 21st century!!! but, above and beyond the food, i cannot stress enough the exercise. just start walking around your living room or family room as you watch TV and you will be surprised how much weight will begin to roll off. can i ask how much you need to lose? it makes a difference in the approach necessary. as far as needing more filling meals, how often do you eat? do you figure snacks into your day? i found that the smaller meals and snacks kept me from getting hungry very much at all. i also used drinking of water or crystal light or even diet sodas to stave off the minchies. and, my latest munchies beater is 4 sugar-free jelly belly jellybeans. they contains only about 2+ calories each, so for less than 10 calories i get something sweet, chewy, and satisfying.
At 10:09pm on June 6, 2012, Suzann Darnall said…
sounds like you do have a lot of issues to try and sort through to find what works for you. since i wet with so much whole wheat and whole grain, i don't know that i can offer assistance in that area. i do know it can take a lot of time to prepare fro scratch, but i just looked at the prep time as burning more calories. if your weight issue is so closely connected to a health issue, you will really need to refigure your lifestyle and not just think of dieting. i made a lifestyle change in the late spring of 2006. i weighed 275 lbs. i lost my first 100 lbs in 10 months and never really went hungry. i researched how people lost their weight and if they kept it off and how long they kept it off. the people who lost it and didn't regain were those who changed their lifestyles, not those who went on diets. they changed earing habits, foods, and added regular exercise. i kept my weight off, except for some i gained while recovering from three major surgeries and an extended hospital stay in 2010. i am not fully recovered yet and may never be back to what passes for normal. consequently exercising has been a bit curtailed and sometimes earing is more about what my body needs to rebuild and less about calorie count or how healthy it is. but, i have now lost all but 10 of the extra pounds and i am slowly working back up to regular exercise. they literally cut halfway into my body on 3 sides, so patience is a necessity in this process. ;-)
At 8:33pm on May 31, 2012, Dianne Tabor said…

Let me take pictures of the two quilts and post them so you can see them.  They both are hand pieced I believe, one is a grandmother's garden and the other is an Ohio Star.  I had to repair the Ohio Star once already and then I put it away again.  I haven't done anything to the grandmother's garden.  I'm not even sure of the sizes.  I'll get them measured as best as I can so you have some idea of what will be going on with both of them.   Thanks for taking the time to talk to me!



At 1:11pm on May 31, 2012, Dianne Tabor said…

I would really love to get those two quilts finished as they are the only things I have that my Grandma made.  I'm worried about the cloth itself, but I have tried to take good care of them.  I'm worried about possible dry rot in some of the material, but again, I'm not really sure.  I would love to salvage as much as possible of the quilts and get them quilted.  I plan on using cream muslin to back both of them, if and when I can get them quilted.  I can't do the hand quilting because of my carpal tunnel, much as I would love to.  I'll give you a call whenever you say it's convenient, if your truly don't mind....?


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