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Welcome quilters from the great state of Ohio. This is the place to share your stories and pictures and make new quilting friends!

Location: State of Ohio
Members: 77
Latest Activity: Mar 26

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just wondering

Started by Debra Miller. Last reply by Sherri Eley May 14, 2018. 3 Replies

I am new to Ohio Quilters. Just wondering why the blog posts are so old? (2011). Do you all not blog, and just comment?

Fat Quarter Birthday swap

Started by Penny Ackerman. Last reply by Penny Ackerman Jan 11, 2016. 145 Replies

We were talking about having a fat quarter swap for anyone interested in doing so. You give us your birthday and colors of fat quarters that you would like to receive. You would get a list of people…Continue

Burgoyne Surrounded

Started by Gwen/OH. Last reply by Carol Vickers/OH Sep 2, 2014. 122 Replies

For those who would be interested in making this top as a "challenge"- to keep each other encouraged, it would be fun to see our progress and do a "show 'n tell" as we go along. It will be easier to…Continue

Amish Country Quilt Shop Hop

Started by Rose Mary Grimm. Last reply by Sheila Craft Oct 29, 2013. 4 Replies

Are any of you buckeye quilters going to the Amish Country Quilt Shop Hop this weekend?Our quilters group, Quilters InC., from the church where I work will be going Thursday and staying TWO nights…Continue

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Comment by Janis B / OH on March 26, 2019 at 8:25am

Thanks for the info Sherry. I forgot that Brenda does long arm quilting. I'll have to contact her as I also have a friend who might have some quilt tops in the near future.

Comment by Sherri Eley on March 25, 2019 at 6:27pm

Holy moley,  $700 TO LONG ARM a king size quilt.  I generally have never paid over $150 to have my quilts professionally quilted...But I just have edge to edge quilting done,  nothing custom.   And I only send anything larger than a standard size to the long armer.  I am lucky to have a friend in my town who long arms.   I am getting ready to send my king size "Blue Ridge Beauty" to her... Just waiting for the backing fabric to arrive... Hard to find much selection locally in wide backing... So I usually order it online.   Brenda, you will be hearing form me shortly about quilting this piece.   And when I do tackle quilting on my domestic machine,  I always opt for straight line quilting with my built in walking foot.  I don't have luck with free motion, and know it is because I do not practice it.  But when I invest time in a top,  I don't want to practice free motion on that and mess it up.  I have done that and spent time ripping out the stitching because I was unhappy with it.   So large projects get sent out.   

Comment by Janis B / OH on March 22, 2019 at 9:03am

I had the first quilt I made hand quilted by a quilting group in PA and I have to say I was a little disappointed. I've had one custom machine quilted by a professional long arm quilter and it was $700 for a king. I purchased a long arm and did my own for a while although I wasn't as proficient as the lady that did my king but they turned out okay. I've since sold the long arm and don't want to pay the cost to have it quilted until I try and do it myself. I may not be successful but I'm going to try. I hear what you say about the cost of the rulers but I think it would be cheaper than a long arm. I'll let you know. Wish me luck.

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on March 21, 2019 at 7:37pm

I love the look of professionally quilted quilts.  But having to pay the $$$$ required to have it done would limit what I could have finished....and besides I'm kinda stubborn about doing it myself.  But yes it is tough to manhandle the bigger projects.

Comment by Sheila Craft on March 21, 2019 at 4:48pm

While I would love to be able to produce some of the gorgeous things I've seen done on domestic machines, I have to be practical (how sad!). I know that:

  • I don't currently have enough time to sew as it is so, why spend $$ on something I'm not sure I'd be able to use...
  • I have too many health issues going on to deem it practical to think they're ever going to get better...
  • I can get more accomplished if I let the pro's do the quilting...
  • I doubt I'd ever want to manhandle a large quilt...
  • I'm just not the most patient person when it comes to long projects - hence the crocheted bedspread that I've been working on for 20 years...LOL - like it's ever going to get finished...
Comment by Janis B / OH on March 21, 2019 at 2:06pm

Thanks, Carol. I'll post something after I experiment which will probably be in the next 2 weeks.

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on March 21, 2019 at 11:30am

Twin is the largest I've quilted and I haven't done anything too daring!  I would love to learn quilting with rulers but have hesitated since I know they are rather pricey and I was afraid I would get lost and not use them.  Let me know!

Comment by Janis B / OH on March 21, 2019 at 9:42am

Carol, the quilts are beautiful. The babies are so lucky.

I'm working on finishing the final applique border for the project I'm working on. Then I have to figure how to turn it into a bed quilt as it is meant to be a wall hanging. I have a couple of ideas so I'll have to play around with it.

Has anyone every used rulers when doing domestic machine quilting? Has anyone every quilted a bed size quilt on your domestic machine?  I'm toying with attempting to quilt a bed size quilt on my domestic machine. I was thinking if I pieced the batting it wouldn't be so bulky.  Any advise anyone>

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on March 20, 2019 at 7:31pm

Finished 2 baby quilts recently.  The Monsters Inc one has been gifted.  The other one is for a little girl due in about 2 weeks.  The themes for both were chosen by the moms-to-be.  

Comment by Janis B / OH on February 3, 2019 at 7:18am

Very pretty Sherri. I finished one of the four applique borders and started the second. Almost have all of the flowers done and then will start the tons of leaves. I stopped yesterday to read an advance copy of a book from one of my favorite historical authors. Will have company for lunch today and then back to my applique.

 

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