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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How much fabric...? on: November 24, 2008 08:25:42 AM
It really depends on how big you want the baby quilt to be. For example, I made the following quilt using 36 charm squares, 1/2 yard of the red and white print between the blocks, 1 yard of fabric for the back, and binding left over from another project. It ended up being about 34" square.

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2  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need your opinion on this quilt before I finish sewing the squares together! :) on: November 24, 2008 08:14:39 AM
One more vote for the way it is; I agree that the light pink allows your eyes to rest. I also like that it's a different shade than the pink prints; it adds another dimension to the quilt!
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: So, here's my plan... on: October 07, 2008 02:58:58 PM
That sounds like a totally reasonable plan! My grandma made me an awesome Trip Around the World Quilt, which is a bunch of 5" squares sewn into a specific pattern. You can even make that quilt by sewing strips; this technique is easier to show with pictures than words, and there's a tutorial available here: http://quiltville.com/tatw.shtml.

Anyway, there are sorts of neat patterns you can do by piecing 5" squares. Good luck, and I hope you enjoy your first quilting experience!
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: My quilt is ruined! What to do? on: September 11, 2008 06:05:57 PM
Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I think it's a good idea to get a little distance until you've recovered from the shock, then finish it and try OxyClean or another super-stain-remover. Good luck!
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: First quilt with signifigance on: September 02, 2008 04:38:18 PM
You're totally a real quilter; that's absolutely stunning!  Shocked

Also, sometimes it's really freeing to just let go and work without a plan. You have great instincts.
6  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: Tropical-Themed Hankie on: September 01, 2008 03:06:43 PM
I love the running stitch borders. Great job!
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Blues and Yellows Zig Zag Quilt on: August 01, 2008 06:04:41 PM
I love the colors you chose! And you did a great job sewing the triangles  Smiley
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Favorite part of quilting? on: July 21, 2008 01:18:29 PM
I feel like I'm the opposite of most people; I usually find piecing the blocks together a little tedious. I have to get through it, though, to get to my favorite part: hand quilting and sewing down the binding! I am learning to enjoy ironing and cutting, but they're still pretty low on the list of things I like.
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: Band geeks please read. :) on: September 17, 2006 04:53:22 PM
I suggest Mad-libs. And if you don't want to buy them, you can always make up really wacky ones yourself. They're easier to play than cards, especially on a bus, and they're  ridiculously fun.
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Size for Lapghan on: April 06, 2005 05:57:55 PM
I don't know if there is a standard size, but I usually make mine about 30-36" by 40ish inches.  Essentially, I just work the foundation chain until it seems like the 'ghan would cover my lap with a nice amount of extra and work until I run out of yarn or it covers my feet up to my tummy.  Of course, if you're making it for your dad and not yourself, you would aim for his leg length and whatnot.  Good luck!   Grin
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