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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: EPP Hexie Fabric Swap Gallery on: September 20, 2016 01:41:27 PM
Ooh love your layouts with the multiple borders! Impressive work! Smiley
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: EPP Hexie Fabric Swap Gallery on: September 20, 2016 08:25:20 AM
In all my madness I have become obsessed with these little things. If you recall I had never made one prior to this swap.  My first project is a quilt.

Wowzers! How big?
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: EPP Hexie Fabric Swap Gallery on: September 18, 2016 06:50:32 PM
I organized mine in a cool new containers I got! Does that count? Cheesy
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Hazel Hedgehog on: September 15, 2016 10:37:11 PM
These are so cute! I sat next to Elizabeth at our guild meeting tonight, lol! Cheesy Her Allie Owl pattern is one I want to do soonl.  Is this the regular size or the giant size?
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Bird Watcher on: September 15, 2016 10:35:34 PM
Too cute! I love the birdie fabric!
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: EPP Hexie Fabric Swap Gallery on: September 09, 2016 08:53:44 PM
Mare--what is the fabric line of those fabrics?  I love those colors!!!!


The blue/orange/browns? I'm not sure, it was a charm square I got from a free table somewhere, love the color palette! I might have some more, if I do I'll send it to you!
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Finishing the Quilt? Confused on: September 08, 2016 09:58:33 AM
Here's some good tips on quilting!

http://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/how-to-machine-quilt.html
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Finishing the Quilt? Confused on: September 08, 2016 09:48:39 AM
Here's some tips on basting
http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2015/04/how-to-baste-a-quilt/

http://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/quilt-basting-spray.html
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Finishing the Quilt? Confused on: September 08, 2016 09:32:21 AM
Hi there! You have quite a few options in front of you! The first thing you need to do is get that sucker basted--that is where you are putting the top, backing, and batting all together. The most popular way to do this is with safety pins (don't use straight pins!), but my personal favorite way to do it is to buy basting spray, a wash-out spray glue that will keep everything from moving around on you, and you won't have to worry about removing pins while you're quilting.

After you're all good and basted, you get to quilt! For a first time quilter, straight line quilting might be a good way to start out with--you will need a walking foot! One of the easiest ways to straight line quilt is to follow your seams. For instance, if your quilt is made up of five inch blocks, you could sew right next to every seam (or sew diagonally through each square). When I follow a seam, I usually position my quilt so that the edge of the quilt foot runs right next to the seam, that usually makes my quilting line about 1/4 inch away from the seams.

Another option instead of quilting it is to tie it with thread or yarn. You would want to place ties evenly around the quilt.

Also, how big is your quilt? If it's super big you might want to think about sending it out to a long arm quilter because a really big quilt can be very difficult to maneuver on a small home machine. I don't like to quilt anything bigger than a lap quilt, myself.

I'll come back here when I get a second and share some links with you!
10  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #115 - Break It and Make It! - Entries Due Oct 3 - Oct 10 on: September 06, 2016 02:28:48 PM
This sounds cool! I have some ideas...
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