Thought that we might have a place to share idea's, websites and ask each other questions without monopolizing the main group.
I think I will keep websites in this space to make it easy to find.
Customqt.com - Michele will custom build you a template or ruler at a really reasonable price.
http://www.apqs.com/quiltboard/viewthread.php?tid=30930 Ikea cabinets
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u4RgOAeSJ0&feature=player_embedded- Apqs timing video
https://www.facebook.com/#!/?sk=nf cleaning the bobbin case
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6jaVst0zqw&list=UUSBbc654SN_xB6... Frogging a quilt
http://forum.apqs.com/index.php?/topic/30399-about-those-needle-hol... getting rid of needle holes.
http://www.urbanelementz.com/hints/pantographs/ instructions on how to line up pantographs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1mRhcquZTM&feature=share Jamie Wallens Tension video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOD5pLcYz3w Dawn C. on tension and needle flex.
http://www.quiltedjoy.com/2014/05/backing-short-longarm-machine.htm... extending backing
"fast and free" videos from Patsy Thompson
So I just finished my second quilt from the free hand side. This one I used a heart template on. Not as easy as using Deloa's ruler yesterday. The back is not as smooth as I normally have it. And the quilt top shifted just a little when I turned it, so I have a small ridge in the quilt top. It's not bad enough for me to rip it out.....but still worried about my customer quilt that I have to work on next week. The quilt is 70 by 97. She has a fussy cut center in each block that she wants me to keep out of. The rest of the quilt she just wants a meandering loop and 5 pointed stars.
How should I quilt it? I mean should I work on the body of the quilt and then do the borders? I know that means that I am going to have to turn the quilt, not looking forward to that. Suggestions please.
Deb - This is what works for me but I've just done it thru trial and error so there may be a better way :) I quilt the top border and then baste the outside of the side borders as far down as possible and SID on the inside of the border so it can't move. Quilt the body of the quilt as far as possible. When I roll it I again baste the outside of the border and SID the inside - it's easy enough to hide the starts and stops with the SID. Turn and do the side borders once everything else is done.
If I'm doing piano keys or something like that in the border I just do the side borders as I go. On my current quilt I'm using a different thread in the borders and sashing than in the blocks so I did all the borders and sashing first and am going back now to do the blocks. In some quilts I do all the SID around blocks 1st and then go back and play in them :) I like to play with diff threads so end up rolling back and forth a lot but as long as some stitching is done to hold everything in place it works.
I think Michele is the one that set up the classes I took with Deloa Jones and Sue Patten last spring. She does a lot of Deloa's rulers. If you ever have a chance to take a class with Deloa it is totally worth it.
I have been debating about the piano keys on the quilt I am working on now. Do I do it Peg's way or turn it. The red snappers will make it much easier to turn, but if I can do it with out, I'm much rather do it that way. If my keys are an inch apart, I think I should be fine.
No Sue Patten had the PITA fee. Deloa is very down to earth and has such a neat sense of humor. She has some really neat rulers. Check out her website www.deloasquiltshop.com She has a ruler on there called Ropeadope, for doing rope borders. I'm going to order one, but haven't decided which size to get. I have the little one but haven't used it yet. The castle is bigger, it has lines on it which really helped too.
Wish I was fondling fabric! LOL
I'm hoping to be done with the SID today. Then I just have to turn the quilt tomorrow and do the last two borders. At the customers request the borders are just loops, so I was able to do the top and bottom border while doing the SID. Then the fun begins cutting all the thread trails.... Hopefully I can do that while handing out candy tomorrow night, and then infront of the TV until it is done.
MQR site huh.....I think I need to stay away from there, last thing I need is another bright idea. LOL