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Half square triangles by Sally Swindells[_3_]
I've just started a Christmas wall-hanging which is completely half square triangles. Its a Christmas Tree so the right side is a mirror image of the left. All the fabrics are dark - no pales or whites. My dilemma is which is the best way to press the seams - to one side or open. The quilting...
July 14th 11 01:43 PM
by Maureen Wozniak Go to last post
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Summer Wedding by Jo Gibson[_3_]
I think it was Polly's sharp eyes which spotted my casual mention of a wedding. First, we planned to get married in 2009 but a baby came along faster than we anticipated and I refused to get married looking like a white satin beach ball. So it was postponed until 2010, which was handy because...
July 13th 11 09:07 PM
by Karen Tucker Go to last post
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Quilt Show and Auction by Alice in PA[_3_]
My DH and I went to the Kutztown (PA) Folk Festival today. I checked out all the quilts in their "Quilt Barn" and stopped by the auction later on. They just happened to be auctioning one of the First Place winners. It went for $11,000!!! Quite a roar and round of applause went up from the...
July 13th 11 08:59 PM
by Karen Tucker Go to last post
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Wal-Mart by Alice in PA[_3_]
Our local Wal-Mart is putting a fabric department back in! There really isn't room for it anymore, so they pushed all the "snack aisles" together, to squeeze it it! So far, they just have notions and a lot of ribbon, but the racks are set up for fabric. Should be interesting to see what they...
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July 13th 11 04:31 PM
by Marcella Peek Go to last post
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the Volckening Collection by Sandy E
Howdy! Something interesting and pretty to consider: antique quilts http://www.billvolckening.com/Bill_Volckening/The_Volckening_Collection.html http://www.antiquequiltdating.com/Bill_Volckening.html R/Sandy
July 13th 11 03:09 PM
by Taria Go to last post
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OT-but you are such a friendly bunch by Ursula Schrader
Hello all, I've often seen requests for prayers here, and sent good thoughts out myself, even though I'm not the strongest quilter on earth. Now I'd like to ask your good wishes for me, that is, actually my little daughter. She has to have her adenoids out, her tonsils minimized and her...
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July 12th 11 07:05 PM
by Roberta[_3_] Go to last post
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OT Prayers Requested, Please by Bobbie Sews More
DH has had pneumonia for over a week and is having a rough time with it. Yes, he has gone to the doctor twice now and the second time his medicine was changed. Prayers or good thoughts for a speedy recovery would certainly be appreciated! Thank you. Barbara in SC
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July 12th 11 03:42 PM
by Bobbie Sews More Go to last post
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Quilt Show Pipe & Drape by Maureen Wozniak
On Sat, 9 Jul 2011 10:25:15 -0500, Kate in MI wrote (in article ): Do any of you belong to a guild that has crafted their own pipe & drape for their quilt show? We are hosting our 2nd next month and the outlay of another $1500 just irks us. I know they do...
July 12th 11 01:49 PM
by Maureen Wozniak Go to last post
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UFOs by Jo Gibson[_3_]
I'm pretty sure that everyone here (apart from Ragmop) has a couple of UFOs, probably a few more than they would care to admit or would like and I once again wonder.... why is it that we have UFOs? For myself, one quilt is waiting for me to remember how to do a seamless join on the binding, and...
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July 11th 11 11:47 PM
by Taria Go to last post
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OT this IS funny by Polly Esther[_5_]
I was thinking Mr. Esther and I would enjoy some sort of GPS system for our little trips. So. I Googled: GPS system for seniors. I got: a system for tracking seniors. Do they put a tracking chip beneath the skin of the old folks like the vet does for family pets? I reckon we are...
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July 11th 11 10:20 AM
by Kate XXXXXX Go to last post
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quilting in Indianapolis ? by Kay Ahr
I'm moving back to Indianapolis this summer. I wasn't a quilter the first time I lived there. Please tell me about quilt shops and quilters in Indianapolis! Thanks, Kay Ahr in Reno/Sparks Nevada USA (for just a little while longer)
July 10th 11 01:38 AM
by Kay Ahr Go to last post
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diamond question by Karen, Queen of Squishies[_2_]
I am insetting nine-patches between the points of my diamond stars. What do I do about this? I'm worried it will mess up the next step. Obviously this quilt is just *that* much beyond my skill level. But we march on. http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2713128790038007762SunpMr Karen,...
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July 9th 11 08:17 AM
by Richelle W. Cortis Go to last post
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OT I want to get back to quilting and sewing! by NightMist
But stuff keeps happening! My dad is talking about driving to NY. He does have some short term memory loss, and recent events have aggravated the problem, whether permanently or temporarily we will not know for a while. The thought of him driving 1500 miles alone right now scares the bejeezus...
July 7th 11 03:39 PM
by Polly Esther[_5_] Go to last post
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Happy 4th of July by Sandy E
Howdy! Happy 4th of July, everyone. Freedom to quilt what you like, like what you quilt! Cheers! Ragmop/Sandy - celebrating my 36th wedding anniversary ;-)
July 7th 11 02:05 PM
by IEZ[_2_] Go to last post
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4th July by Jo Gibson[_3_]
On 04/07/2011 10:03, EstelleUK wrote: Happy celebrations to all of you across "The Pond" We weren't all across the Pond while celebrating... we had a BBQ in the garden on the 3rd. Tristan had a circus tent to keep out of the sun and kept popping in and out of it while we grilled burgers,...
July 6th 11 11:01 PM
by EstelleUK Go to last post
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Yikes! Now I've done it! (it's good, I think) by Sunny[_2_]
I've volunteered to make the permanent banners for the little chapel of our church, which is undergoing a complete re-do. New carpet, new drapes, new backing for the cross (lots of grumpy parishioners who hate change) and now I'm going to make the banner. I drew up a possible design ... and I...
July 6th 11 05:03 PM
by Karen Tucker Go to last post
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Another experiment with Clorox Bleach Pen by Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
For those of you interested in this process, I tried another experiment with both of the two tips and the "spread factor". Also, the batik I used was pre-washed and dried with a fabric softener sheet. I don't know if the softener has any effect on the final results. The first two pics are the...
July 6th 11 08:39 AM
by jamiej Go to last post
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Test #2 by Butterfly
You all failed test #1. What do you mean it didn't show up...I won't buy that for a minute. Butterfly (Our 'line' was cut down on the main road. go figure)
July 5th 11 08:59 PM
by Debbi in SO CA[_2_] Go to last post
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Prewound bobbins by Alice in PA[_3_]
I think they're the greatest thing around!!! Do any of you use them? Since the thread is fine, they last forever! They're fantastic when doing free-motion quilting.....less stops to change the bobbin. My sewing machine repair guy gave me one to try, and I went back and bought a box of 100!...
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July 5th 11 08:57 PM
by Debbi in SO CA[_2_] Go to last post
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Your patriotic DUTY by Polly Esther[_5_]
Nevermind what country you're in, everywhere seems to be having an economic crisis. It is your civic duty to find a great 4th of July sale and buy some fabric. The amount doesn't matter; just one yard counts. Fly your flag and grill some hamburgers and Help a quilt shop stay in business. ...
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July 5th 11 03:11 PM
by Alice in PA[_3_] Go to last post
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