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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Bargello quilting - advice needed on: June 03, 2011 06:27:35 PM
not that it's simple, but I would quilt feathers in the different colors following the design. So feathers in the reds, in the purples, in the blues. I wouldn't "ruin" such a beautiful quilt with stippling/meander. Look up "hooked on Feathers for a simplified version of producing feathers.

I used that method on these 2 quilts:

2  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Is interfacing necessary for applique? on: January 06, 2011 12:28:30 PM
you could also just stick it in place with regular glue stick. Just apply glue stick to the back of the letters and use the iron to set the glue. The glue will wash out in the wash and the applique will not be stiff. You could also use a teflon pressing sheet to add fusible web to the letters so that you don't get the stuff on your iron.
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Do I really have to sew in the ends of my threads when machine quilting? on: December 22, 2010 06:26:55 PM
most machine quilters lock their stitches by taking a couple of stitches in place and then taking a couple of very teeny tiny stitches before moving on to the rest of the quilting.

Once the binding is sewn into place the threads should be secure.
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Long Arm Prices on: September 24, 2010 06:57:14 AM
I just found this site today. $75 for an all over basic pattern

5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Peacock Trapunto UDATE: Now in Technicolor :: NOW With TUTE on: September 22, 2010 02:40:20 PM
I've moved my blog and you can visit my new blog to see my latest quilt with this technique (which I'll be posting to craftster shortly).

6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Puff Balls! on: May 15, 2010 07:57:45 PM
ok I tried this today and I need help!

mine don't seem to poof into a ball, but rather into 2 halves. I find it really hard to get close to the middle where the wire is supposed to be and I keep ripping the paper when I want to poof it. Any suggestions?
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: First quilt - batting question on: December 31, 2009 12:56:27 PM
If you really want to pre-shrink, you can use your tub (that's what I did the one time I pre-shrunk lol).  But honestly, I'm lazy and just wash everything at the end in the washing machine (and use color catchers just in case Smiley ).

Ooh, what are color catchers?  I get the concept, but what do you actually put in there?

I use Carbona Dye Grabber found in the detergent aisle of my supermarket. there are other brands as well

8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Peacock Trapunto UDATE: Now in Technicolor :: NOW With TUTE on: October 04, 2009 06:31:27 AM
Abso-freaken-lutely beautiful!  That's an heirloom, right there.

Aww thanks!!! And I love your Ramona avatar
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Retro Rocket Rascals quilt on: September 19, 2009 06:58:21 AM

I made this quilt top about a year ago. It was supposed to be my son's Christmas present for last year. I'm not sure if he's going to get it this year. I'm still debating that.

It's a modified layout of the "Just can't cut it" pattern. It measures 42"x42" square. The main fabric is Michale Millers Rocket Rascals. The red squares and inner border are my favorite because it's a super soft Ultra Suede. I machine sewed the binding - I'm working out a tutorial on how I do this.

I wrote a little post on my blog about how I wash and dry my quilts in case you are interested:
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: A little online game that quilters may enjoy on: September 14, 2009 03:09:07 PM
woo! i got a 5.18 too Grin
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