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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Altered Industrial Victorian (Steam Punk) Apron! on: April 01, 2010 10:13:44 AM
how unique!
12  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: winter real fur coat (img obese) - *MODERATOR'S CHOICE* 3/31/10 on: March 31, 2010 08:45:57 PM
this rocks!
13  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: compas stencil on real sheep fur coat on: March 31, 2010 08:44:44 PM
very cute!!!!!
14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: craftalong to, post a project on every completed projects board in craftster on: March 30, 2010 03:42:04 PM
There is a saying that "A quilt is not a quilt until you quilt it"

You're right, I'd never thought about how much of "quilting" today is better described as "patchwork". I had an elderly friend who used to say of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, rather acidly, "It's not a quilt. It's applique!."

Maria Isobel, I'm fascinated by your observation that Texas quilts all seem to be done by hand. Are you seeing heirloom quilts, like from our grandparents, or contemporary ones? I wonder if it's a local thing, or simply that nobody is quilting at all any more so the only ones you see are older ones. I think the last hand-sewn quilt I saw was a big Hawaiian one that my mother made about ten years ago. I think she did it by hand simply because it would have been too aggravating to machine-sew it. But it did take a year or so to get finished!
Always- you did mark the pages, I just noticed that barely any of them mentioned quilting ( I guess they are patchwork then!) and none of them mentioned even the possibility of hand quilting! Now im intrigued by that lost art! Sadly my machine is having trouble, it sound like a dying car whenever I try to use it and its ruining all my fabric Sad She's a bit old and I can't afford a new one right now so my adventures in quilting will have to wait.
Wulf- The quilt I have (all from Texas) were bought by my dad who loves to go around antique shops. he gave me some when I got married, but that's all I know about them. I know for a fact one of them is modern, made by a church group for a charity sale. But you can't tell really because the style and the fabric looks very traditional "americana" style. I think its a local thing, there are some tiny towns around the San Antonio area that are popular among tourist for their old-fashion look and shops. So the "old-school" style quilts were very popular!
15  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / Re: kindergarden photo on: March 30, 2010 03:34:54 PM
What a great idea! Nice touch with the stickers, hopefully the other moms whont get jealous   Cheesy
16  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: craftalong to, post a project on every completed projects board in craftster on: March 29, 2010 06:53:56 AM
hand quilting-- almost a lost art!

I hadn't thought of that, but you're right -- you don't see much quilting today, even really good stuff, that isn't machine-quilted.  Hand-stitching is a bit slow, but it's kind of soothing and good for doing while talking, watching TV, etc.


I have never seen a quilt thats not hand quilted, I mean in person. Since making quilts is not big here all the quilts I have around are from Texas and they are all quilted differently but definitely by hand. How do you machine quilt? Do you need special tools for that?
Always- I didnt see anything about quilting by hand or machine in the book  Huh Maybe I should read it again Tongue
17  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Sashiko bread cloth on: March 29, 2010 06:49:13 AM
This is lovely! I'm going to do "research" (aka Google) sashiko now!  Cheesy
18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2010 DeStash-Along on: March 27, 2010 10:55:24 PM
Gaudi- you did deserve a reward, that lapghan is gorgeous! It will make whoever receives it very happy!!
19  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hula Hoop Wreath! on: March 27, 2010 07:43:16 PM
That is so lovely! You must have the cutest cubicle in the building Grin
20  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2010 DeStash-Along on: March 27, 2010 07:39:34 PM
Always- that is so cute! I should raid the closet for some old jeans, I need an apron!
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