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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / First time using heading tape on curtains on: March 18, 2012 12:08:42 PM
Hi everyone!
I am making curtains for a friend, and they have a sliding rail type thing for curtains.  The curtains will hang with little hooks that slide across the rail, and so she bought a bunch of heading tape - no pleats, just flat heading tape.  She did not buy the hooks yet, but when I look at the tape, which is like this stuff:
it has little channels that run from top to bottom for the hook to go into, and each channel is open at the top and bottom - one end is neat (like a selvedge) and the other is more slubby.  Does it matter which is the top of the tape and which is the bottom?

Thank you for any help!

edited - okay, reading more online, and she did mention that the hooks had 3 prongs, so I guess pleats will form on their own, but still, does it matter which is at the top of the curtain?  My guess is not, but...
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 11 Quilts in 2011 Quilt Along on: May 20, 2011 04:04:48 PM
I finally finished my first quilt!  

I am so happy with it!  Now to start another!

A did a full post for it here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=380928.0
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Fit for a queen (my first large quilt) on: May 20, 2011 04:01:50 PM
I finished my first quilt!  It is a queen size quilt, and I have only made mini art quilts before, so this was a bit more time consuming, and a lot heavier! 

I loved this quilt at Film in the Fridge http://www.filminthefridge.com/2010/03/15/postcards-from-the-park/ and decided to make my own pattern for it. I love the slight wonkiness of it! (plus then I didn't have to worry about straight lines or matching seams!)  I used Anna Maria Horner's Little Folks Voile and white.  I machine quilted it in somewhat straight lines horizontally.

I learned so much from this!  The joys of the walking foot, machine binding, and how much fun it is!  And now to plan another quilt...

Thanks for looking!
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 11 Quilts in 2011 Quilt Along on: May 20, 2011 04:31:21 AM
Love the quilts, kwiltykate!  Especially the white and colours!
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Have I quilted enough? on: May 14, 2011 04:34:14 AM
Good to know!  Thanks!  This is my first large quilt (others have been mini quilts) and while I am not using a pattern, and sorta doing things my way, I would like to make sure it stays together and lasts.  I will happily quilt it more after it's done if it seems to need it! 
6  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 61 ENTRIES / Re: what can you make with 5 bucks? THIS!!! on: May 12, 2011 10:12:17 PM
Oh my goodness, this is amazing!!!  And so much more cost effective than the actual Thomas stuff!
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Have I quilted enough? on: May 12, 2011 06:42:16 AM
More good tips!  Thanks!  I always prewash all my fabrics because I use them for clothing too, so no worries there, but I'll keep that in mind in case I change my ways.  I'm just figuring what to use for binding so I can do that when I have some time this weekend. 
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Have I quilted enough? on: May 11, 2011 05:19:51 PM
Awesome!!! Thank you very much!  I hope to finish the quilt this weekend (?) and I am excited to be done!  I figure if I need to, I can go back and do some more machine quilting later.  I'm sure that's a quilting sin, but I'm not selling it, I just want it on my bed!
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Have I quilted enough? on: May 10, 2011 05:22:51 AM
Thank you!  I don't know where the label was!

Does the 10" apart include if I only quilt horizontally?  So, I have 3 inches high between quilting, but then that goes the whole width of the quilt no quilting, until the side border.  Is that okay?
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Have I quilted enough? on: May 08, 2011 05:54:51 PM
I'm working on my first quilt, and I went all out and I am making a queen sized quilt!  I am machine quilting it, and it is so heavy and I'd love to be done quilting it so I can bind it and be finished, but I am not sure if I have quilted it enough.  My quilt is based on a Film in the Fridge quilt called Postcards from the Park http://www.filminthefridge.com/2010/03/15/postcards-from-the-park/ I quilted straight lines horizontally- one stitch in the ditch across, and one line on each side of that, so from the back you see three quilted lines about an inch apart, and then a space of about 3 inches (on the front that is the bulk of the colour of the block).  I like the way it looks on the front (and back) -( sorry no picture of my quilt - it is dark here, and bad lighting) - but mostly I don't want to quilt another line or two across each block!  So, how much does one need to quilt a quilt?  I used Warm and White batting, if that makes a difference.  I'll quilt more if it means the quilt will last longer or stay together better.  It's my first, so I want it to last!

Thanks for your help!
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