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« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2007 11:01:05 AM »

ooh i cant use anything but cotton batting any more.. its so nice and flat and drapey and all that other good stuff, and i love the way it shrinks a little and makes the quilts look lived in
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« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2007 10:34:27 AM »

Can total newbies join your quilt-a-long?  I am going to be a grandma this summer and I want to make some quilts for the baby.  I can sew pretty well but I've never made anything like a quilt.  I will be a very young grandma and my daughter is a total rocker/hippie chick so I want to make a rockin baby quilt.  You think ya'll can guide me through this?
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« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2007 11:00:16 AM »

I need to get in on this. I am starting three baby quilts this weekend, one will be a rag quilt, one a jar quilt and the third will probably be a log cabin. Than I have the squares from last years quilt block along that I need to get into a quilt for my son, some redwork squares that I need to put together for my mom and a grandmothers flower garden that I am doing all by hand out of fairy frost fabric for me. And that's just the start of my list!!!

I am also now a big fan of the cotton batting. No more poly for me.
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« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2007 05:27:03 PM »

Can total newbies join your quilt-a-long?  I am going to be a grandma this summer and I want to make some quilts for the baby.  I can sew pretty well but I've never made anything like a quilt.  I will be a very young grandma and my daughter is a total rocker/hippie chick so I want to make a rockin baby quilt.  You think ya'll can guide me through this?

I should think so! Other than the english quilting where the template is sewn to the fabric this will be my first proper quilt, my first on a machine and my first at applique. I'm sure you'll find lots of help Smiley


Going back to grid rulers, I could only find one in inches-which would have been fine except I'd already started in cm and didn't really want to change. Grr.

I've already planned my next quilt (with this one barely started) as I really want to try Hawaiian Applique
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« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2007 07:12:45 PM »

i forgot about my most favorite quilt that i'm working on. I'm using heather bailey's free quilt pattern from the free spirit website http://www.freespiritfabric.com/core-pages/gallery.php?gal_id=108 This is definitely going to be the most time consuming quilt i've ever made. Each strip has to be cut a different width and length... but it looks so good! I actually have 2 blocks done but i only have a picture of the first one. I'm using mostly heather bailey's fabric and some denyse schmidt and some random ones that matched.



and the blog entry  http://superstitch.typepad.com/superstitch/quilts/index.html
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« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2007 08:09:43 PM »

Superstitch, I love those fabrics!!  That quilt will be gorgeous.

Here are pics of mine in progress.

The part that's actually put together is just the middle panels with the 2 borders.  I laid the rest out so you could kind of get an idea of what it will look like.  I'll also be hand appliqueing bamboo leaves on the dark blue part.



And here are the rough diagrams of what the finished quilt will look like.





I actually started a little bit of piecing this afternoon, but then my sewing machine started acting up.  Hopefully I can get it to behave tonight after the kids go to bed and I can cuss at it freely.
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« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2007 10:18:33 PM »

I'd love to do a jar quilt too someday, I think they are so cute Smiley

Superstitch, A-MAZING, I have all those fabrics, you have such good taste, ahah Wink It's going to look fantastic...off to have a peek at that pattern...
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« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2007 10:36:29 PM »

i'm so addicted to heather bailey's new fabrics, i bought a half yard of almost all of them and then had to sit down and decide what to do with them and then when i found her quilt pattern it was meant to be! When i showed my sister the quilt pattern the first thing she said was "you're leaving off the ruffle right?" ...... are you kidding, what better for a florally girly delicious quilt than a ruffle?
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« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2007 11:34:48 PM »

my "in progress" quilt
consists of 50 some odd pictures
first time punch embroidery
and winnie the pooh...
my best friend is graduating high school and moving way down the state
(right now we live near sac, and shes heading off to san diego in the fall)
and she will take me with her...
50 some odd pictures of me to sleep with.
haa haa....
and im having a terrible time with the embroidery.
i think i may scrap that idea and figure out another way to write on it.
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« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2007 09:10:28 AM »

I haven't tried this, but I've heard that putting a small piece of fine-grain sandpaper between your template/ruler/whatever and the fabric will keep it from slipping.  You could also put a piece between the fabric and the cutting surface. 
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