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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / wipe off marker making halos on fabric on: June 23, 2013 10:41:35 AM
I used a wipe off marker to create the design on the center block of a quilt that I am working on. I embroidered over the marker (it took almost two weeks to complete) I have gone through several times with water and q-tips and have "removed" the marker ink.

my issue is that once the fabric dries I am getting halos of ink around where the "wet" area. I seems that I am just moving the ink around the fabric.

any idea what else I could do?
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / How to Back, Quilt? on: June 14, 2013 03:21:30 PM
got this completed top in a Craigslist find. I am just not sure how to top it or quilt it.

it is made of a mixture of fabrics and is a little heavy.

do I add batting?

any suggestions?

3  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Craig's list find on: June 10, 2013 02:14:31 PM
There was a 40 gallon drum of scraps for free on Craig's list. it was just down the road so I took a chance and picked it up. there is a lot of polyester (can you quilt polyester???)

the first thing of interest was this bag of crumpled up cotton peices. when I started to pull them out and iron them this is what I found ( only did a few there is still a whole bag stuffed with them)


there are whole blocks and partial blocks

then towards the bottom I found this:



this is huge. the blocks are around 10 or 12" squares all vintage fabrics. there are some beautiful prints, and some non cotton fabrics such as a brownish yellow velor (sp?) towards the middle and a stiff denim type fabric in one of the edge blocks. there is also a few pretty out there prints ( polyester again) that look to be from the 70's.

the woman that I got the fabric from said that her neighbor used to be a seamstress and had passed on last year. and that she received it from the estate but hadn't done anything with it.

I am thinking that I will finish the blocks and donate it to the wounded Warriors project.
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / First applique quilt * Pic heavy* on: June 06, 2013 04:55:27 PM
My baby brother is having a baby next month. they are doing their nursery in a jungle theme. I have had this fabric laying around for a while and thought that it just screamed jungle without actually being jungle print.

the pattern is quite simple. just four framed squares. I found some great free coloring pages online of Mommy and Baby animals. I used these to make my applique pattern.

I appliqued a T in the middle to personalize it.

here are a few pics what do yall think.






Daddy Lion with baby.





I think that the elephants are my favorite

5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / teaching myself to Quilt ** Updated with pic of Finished Flower Quilt** on: May 30, 2013 07:53:49 PM
I come from a large family and this summer it will be growing again. at last count we will be welcoming 7 new bundles of joy into the ranks.

I am on a very tight budget so can't afford to buy ready made gifts for baby showers ect. I do however own a sewing machine and lots of fabric (from when I did have money).

So I decided that I could make quilts for all the new little ones in the family. The only problem, I didn't know the first thing about making a quilt. Well I know that you sewed cloth together in a pleasing pattern, but didn't know what to do from there. So I am teaching my self, with lots of help from tutorials and web searching.

Here are a few that I have made so Far.



this is the first one I made. It was supposed to be for my cousin's baby girl due in July but once my little one saw it she claimed it for herself.



this one was made for my nephews first birthday. I don't have a completed photo of this one, and the lighting doesn't show the colors very well. it is Primary colors. and my machine has stitches for letters and numbers so I added his name and birthdate. and used Primary yellow baby blanket binding. each block had a different quilting to it.



this is the one I am working on now. I need to press the seam on the boarder, but you get the idea. this is my first non square pattern. I only had to rip out the seam twice  Embarrassed

BTW: the blanket stealer is in this photo. I had to explain to her that this was for one of the new babies and not another mommy quilt for her. Grin

sorry for the long post but I am very excited with what I have done so far and wanted to share with everyone. Please let me know what you think.

**Update**

Finished the Flower Quilt. What do you think? It really isn't that wonky, it is just how it is laying on the grass.

6  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / how is the best way to make a hexagon template??? on: May 07, 2013 07:08:32 AM
So....
I am really new to quilting. I taught myself how to quilt ( at least on a sewing machine) last weekend.
I found some great graph paper on-line that I use to draw up my designs. I used a hexagon graph paper and worked up my pattern but now I am not sure how to cut the hexagons from the fabric.

any suggestions?

thanks  Smiley
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