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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: My first major quilt on: March 21, 2007 10:07:14 AM
Very cute quilt - congrats a great first quilt.

As for binding help, Heather Bailey posted an item on the discussion board recently, in which she provided a link to her wonderful tutorial on binding. Check it out: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=135843.0

2  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Collabrative Quilt - advice on a group quilting exercise needed. Thanks! on: March 21, 2007 10:05:04 AM
From what you describe, it sounds like maybe doing a fusible applique type project might be a great way to accomplish your goal. Your "canvas" can be a large piece of near-solid fabric (a hand-dye or batik would be nice). Then if you provided the participants with a square - say 12" or so - of fabric to which Wonder Under has been attached, they could cut out a shape of some sort and then iron it on to the "canvas." You could plan what they add (following a theme, or working toward a particular outcome) or just leave it up to them. Lots of possibility here. Please let us know all about how you approach this. It sounds very interesting!
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Girl sayings on: March 17, 2007 11:10:13 AM
Here's a few ideas:

You Go Girl
Miss Independent
Girls Rock
20% Sugar 80% Spice
Girl with a Goal
Girls Can!
Its a Girls World
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Quilting Services on: March 17, 2007 10:32:48 AM
Good advice from Speakaboo. You might also see if their is a local quilting guild in your area who could give you a recommendation. Personally, I've used the services of only one professional quilter, who happens to be in my hometown: http://www.brunerscreativequilt.com/index.html She does beautiful work, and her website should give you some idea of her prices, which are likely comparable to what you'd be charged elsewhere.

Also, I found a couple of places near me that rent out their longarm machines by the hour. I've only done it once, but it was very fun, and I am quite pleased with the all-over meandering stitch I completed on my wall quilt. Prices are very reasonable (at least in my area), and it's great fun. Again, check with your local quilt shop or guild for possible sources for that service if you're interested.
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Little Button Picture Wall Hangings on: March 17, 2007 10:21:26 AM
LOVE this idea! I too have some old buttons, many of which have no mates. What a great way to showcase some unique buttons that would otherwise spend their lives in the button jar, unseen. Kudos to you for your great idea and your lovely little quilts!
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Pineapple Quilt extra-detailed WIP (3/14 halfway done with piecing!) on: March 17, 2007 10:19:06 AM
If you decide to go with the idea of providing a way to hang it, check out the "fast finish triangles" method shown here: http://www.amisimms.com/paq-display.html. This page was specifically for small quilts, but it seems that it would work on a larger quilt too as long as your hanging rod was long enough to keep the top of the quilt taut. I plan on trying this method with a Christmas quilt I'm finishing for my Mom.

Your blocks are absolutely gorgeous!

7  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Begging the assistance of the fabric goddesses..... on: March 16, 2007 10:11:30 AM
So glad I could help. How could I resist, after you called me a fabric goddess???

Be sure to share a photo of your finished project with us!

8  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: mickey mouse quilt ideas? on: March 16, 2007 10:09:59 AM
Of course you're not crazy! Just ambitious with a great idea! One thought that would make simple work of the curves is to use a raw-edge applique technique. I'm currently working on a "French Roses" quilt using this method - check out a close-up picture of one block (not mine) here: http://www.nancysquiltshop.com/images/july2005_018.jpg.

You could use a similar method with Mickey heads, rather than flower shapes. I think that would be uber cute!
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Begging the assistance of the fabric goddesses..... on: March 15, 2007 02:52:56 PM
Would this work?:


Good luck!
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: improvisational piecing how to? on: March 15, 2007 02:10:43 PM
Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but I just saw this method on Simply Quilts:


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