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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I may have gotten in over my head here.... on: February 20, 2011 05:01:25 AM
Thank you, anaximander!

The pattern I can totally handle, I've made that kind of quilt many times.  It's the math that was going over my head.  I do much better when I find a tutorial on someone's blog and they tell me to buy X amount of fabric and cut into X amount of squares, LOL!
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / I may have gotten in over my head here.... on: February 19, 2011 06:30:32 PM
....and I'm going to need some help!

A friend of mine has fallen in love with this quilt she saw on etsy:


She managed to find a fat quarter pack of the fabrics (which was nearly impossible, we searched for days before one popped up on eBay).  I had told her that I could easily make the quilt for her, it's a simple enough pattern.  So, here is my problem.  The fat quarter pack we have contains 24 fat quarters.  She wants a queen sized quilt (about 84 x 92).  I really, really suck at math.  Are 24 fat quarters enough for this project? 

Can someone please, please figure this out for me?  I've been trying to figure it out for an hour now, and for the life of me, I can't get the numbers to behave and make sense!  If it can work, what size do I need to cut the squares to?

Thank you so much in advance!!
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ideas for this fabric, please, my creative friends? on: March 21, 2009 05:29:58 PM
OK, this is a crazy coincidence, but this picture popped up in one of my Flickr groups.  It's got most of the same fabrics as you, and it happens to be in the Amy Butler Brick Path.  I think it's gorgeous!

4  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Does anyone know the name of the pattern used in this quilt? on: March 17, 2009 03:35:41 PM
No clue what the name of the pattern is, but it's constructed similar to this one on QuiltVille:

5  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Binding vs No-Binding as it pertains to stitch-in-the-ditch - HELP! on: March 15, 2009 01:11:12 PM
Any advice about stitch-in-the-ditch?

Just go slowly until you get your rhythm going.   Smiley  Start from the center and work your way to the sides and make sure you baste it well so the layers don't shift.
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Binding vs No-Binding as it pertains to stitch-in-the-ditch - HELP! on: March 15, 2009 07:50:47 AM
You'll be able to stitch in the ditch no matter how you choose to bind it.  You'll have no problems there at all.

To attach loops for hanging, I would probably bind it using a variation of the self binding method.  You'll do this after you've quilted, using a normal sandwich.  First, you trim the backing and batting to match the quilt top.  Next, trim the batting only to about half of the width of your top and bottom.  Fold the bottom so that it covers the batting and pin in place.  Fold the top piece in half (wrong sides together) so that it lays on top of the bottom piece and the edge aligns with the bottom piece and re-pin to hold everything together.  Stitch 1/4 inch from the edge, and again 1/4 in from the first sewing line. 

To attach loops at the top, fold your fabric in half and pin them in place between the folded fabrics.  They'll be stitched nicely in place when you sew the edges together.  (Considering the width, I think you'll want at least three loops so the center doesn't sag.)

This link has a couple of pictures to show you what I mean, if it's not clear.  (I'm bad at providing directions!)

7  UNITED STATES / New Jersey / Re: Thrift Stores in Middlesex County? on: March 14, 2009 07:48:49 AM
Not sure where you are, but there is a Goodwill in New Brunswick somewhere.  They usually carry everything from furniture, to electronics to clothing. 

There's also a thrift shop in North Plainfield...can't remember the name, but it's in the same plaza as Baja Fresh, I think.  US Thrift or something like that.

St. Peter's church in Spotswood has a thrift shop.  Here's a link: http://www.stpetersspotswood.org/Thrift%20Shop.htm

8  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: online shop for buying already cut squares of quilting fabric? on: March 05, 2009 05:44:26 PM

This link has 2 inch squares.  Most of them are mixed lots, but there are several solid sets, too.

This one has strips in solids and tone on tone.
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help me figure out the best layout!!!-- plus a new one!! on: February 08, 2009 08:18:11 AM
I loved number 1 yesterday, but I adore 5!  That is awesome.
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: cancer quilt - ideas/help?? on: January 26, 2009 05:58:52 AM
I'm sorry about your friend.   Cry

The easiest way, I think, would be to make two lap quilts and attach them with a whip stitch (which would be very easy to pick back apart without ruining anything).
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