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« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2006 09:39:05 PM »

I'm oldish too!  There is nothing cooler than a man that sews.  Beautiful work, can't wait to see more!!!

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« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2006 07:01:16 PM »

hello again papajames! 
i just wanted to let you know that since i posted last to admire you and your quilting skills you inspired me to try my hand at putting a quilt top together!  soooooo i did it!  and i really like how it is turning out so far.  i am thinking that i need to add a border to make it a little wider but for my first quilt i am very pleased thus far!   
Wow!  It's a great feeling to know that I actually inspred someone!  What an awesome compliment... thank you!  And I'm very proud of you for taking the initiative to give it a shot.  I find quiltmaking very relaxing and it takes my mind off everything else.  And the satisfaction of finishing a quilt is a great reward!

i will try to post what i have got here in a day or two...and i know that i need to get batting and a back piece for my quilt...but i am sorta confused as far as the binding goes....is there a chance you can direct me to a good explanation of this...?

I used The New Quilting by Machine from Singer book almost exclusively to learn the ropes.  I highly recommend it to anyone just starting quiltmaking.  It pretty much covers everything you need from start to finish.  I hear about alot of people having trouble with the binding... I learned from the book, then taught my wife how to do it!

i am pretty new to sewing and VERY new to quilting, and i sorta learn as a i go, but i would appreciate any advice!  thank you so much for the inspiration!  you totally rock!

ps. how did you do the quilting part?  did you do it by hand or machine?  which is the best?  thanks again!

I did everything by machine except for tacking the ends of the binding.  I quilted using whats called a "hanging diamond" because it's straight stitching.  I have a walking foot for our sewing machine which really helps against bunching.

Thanks for the kind words Angie!  I'm anxious to see your masterpiece!



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« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2006 02:42:43 PM »

I concur with the book recommendation, PapaJames. The Singer books are great for learning. I always recommend the Quilting Bible to beginners as well.
« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2006 04:36:46 PM »

Rosie Grier used to knit or crochet or something remember?  who cares!  Creativity knows no gender!  Keep it up!
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« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2006 12:56:41 PM »

Wow, your Stacking the Squares actually made me gasp  Shocked when I saw it - it's amazing!  Can't wait to see future projects!

I'm putting this pattern on my 'to make' list!
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2006 01:04:06 PM »

While both quilts look great, Stacking the Squares is truly beautiful.  Awesome work.  How hard was the Stacking quilt? 

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