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quilt snob?

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Stories of how you started quilting

Started by Carla. Last reply by Sandy Larkey Feb 19, 2018. 46 Replies

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Comment by Cat Lady--MO on July 7, 2009 at 1:18pm
Minuscule as in compared to a 10 acre quilt store!
Comment by Annie C. Shaw on July 7, 2009 at 1:16pm
Cat Lady!
How on earth do you manage to have a "miniscule" stash!!!!!!
Get with it, girl!! Fabric addiction is a well-known quilters' disease for which there is no cure!
We obviously need to take you in hand and infect you and make you a Fabricaholic like the rest of us!

LOL, Annie
Comment by Cat Lady--MO on July 7, 2009 at 11:13am
Watch out Char, or you will be making Sylvia's Bridal Sampler along with some of us in Darlene's Slackers Group. I am doing mine with pieces out of my "minuscule" stash and scraps.
Comment by Char on July 7, 2009 at 10:35am
A while back we were discussing favorite books and authors and since so many of you had read or were reading the Elm Creek series, I decided to purchase the first three books. I don't know wether to be happy or sad. I like the books so much I'm not getting much quilting done. So, thank you, I think!
Comment by Trish Spears on July 4, 2009 at 9:02am
Thanks all for the info on batiks. I seldom use them but it is good to know that they work well for needle turn applique. I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend!
Comment by Lynne on July 1, 2009 at 5:14pm
I am so glad you are all there for purchasing the batiks!! I felt they were to stiff,,, as I don't clip s/a, only inside corners, fraying just doesn't come into it. Besides, I always make sure I have extra fabric, in case of a mistake. This is what makes this world so wonderful,,, what is good for one, might not be for someone else, but thats ok.
Comment by QuiltDragon on July 1, 2009 at 12:43pm
Budsgram - I found out that I'll need to have surgery on my right knee (of course, the one I use for sewing and gardening) to clean up the mess made by the torn Meniscus. That means that I'll be out of commission (even to visit clients) for at least 3 weeks. Once I find out how I can save my landscaping business, I'll be able to get some handwork done. A good thing, but I'd rather be gardening! Barb
Comment by Sognstitcher Lana/MN on July 1, 2009 at 10:38am
I love my batiks and will never get tired of them. But..I will avoid putting them on the backs. They are wonderful for applique, because one piece can give you so many infinite shades of a color. Makes wonderful flower petals and leaves. I think the tendency not to ravel is great with needleturn. Sometimes I can wear out a piece with raveling. Let's hear it for batiks!
Comment by Carla on July 1, 2009 at 8:15am
Sorry to hear that your knees are bothering you. I have bad joints all over but I have a shoulder and knees that also bother me. Today, my knees are bothering me also, but I am forcing myself to do the vacuuming I need to do. It makes me think of my mom who will be 89 in December. I called her last weekend and she was telling me how she is still working in her garden. So being in my mid fifties, I need to not complain and get my vacuuming done. If I get done early enough my reward will be to sit this afternoon and get some hand quilting done.
Comment by QuiltDragon on July 1, 2009 at 6:35am
I agree with Budsgram - less fraying is better - batiks are good for that, but they can be a bit stiff so you may have to clip the SA in closer intervals. Also a tip to avoid fraying is to pin you pieces on the background, but don't clip the SAs until you're ready to do that piece or small group of piecing - because of my knee problems, I took out my ancient UFO 25th anniversary quilt blocks and the fabric has not frayed at all, so finishing the blocks should be easier. Barb
 

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