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Janet Alberts
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  • Roosevelt, UT
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I am a mom and grandma with husband, Lars, living in a small town in Utah. I have 3 kids; youngest is my adopted grandson, Dylan, just turned 14. Also, proud parent to a variety of four legged kids; one goat, two pigs, three dogs and birds (not really four legged). Not to be left out are all our wild critters that come and go. We belong to St. Helen's Catholic Church It is a small parish, which makes us all closer to each other.
love quilting! I have just put a down payment on the new Bernina 830 and can't wait to start sewing with it. Also, love to do embroidery as well. I am a group manager at our local retail store.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, paper piecing, hand quilting, machine quilting, embroidery
My pets are awesome!
PIG (pot-belly pig), Annabelle (farm pig), Keiko (Great Pyr), Amanda (poodle), Windy (Min Pin), Bubba (conure), Cheep-Cheep (pet chicken), three geese (don't know they're geese), Sugar (lamancha goat), assortment other chickens, fish.

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Posted on December 27, 2008 at 1:32pm 3 Comments

I have just joined the group through invitation from Christina. Still doing some work on my home page like getting a picture of me. I am really looking forward to the different ideas and discussions from everyone. We are winding down from Christmas and hope you all had a good one. Working at our little local retail store during Christmas is an all consuming thing. Seems I have had no time for anything but now with Christmas behind us, I can zoom in to… Continue

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At 4:22am on June 27, 2010, Mary johnson said…
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At 7:30pm on March 27, 2009, Cheri said…
Sorry about the spelling. I'm typing in the dark too.
At 7:29pm on March 27, 2009, Cheri said…
In your picyures you have one called "underground railroad". Did you do that from the UR book that explained how the whole thing worked? I thought that was fascinating.
Love your photo of Pig. I need to get a picture of both of my pets onto my page sometime.
At 7:22pm on March 27, 2009, Cheri said…
That's interesting - learning to turn the corners was easy for me, but getting the beginning and end together still makes me a little nervous. I guess we all learn in different ways.
At 1:10pm on March 27, 2009, JANE H said…
Oops. At the beginning I said 2 1/3 it should be 2 1/4. That's what I get for typing in the dark. Sorry.
At 1:09pm on March 27, 2009, JANE H said…
Janet, what part of the binding are you having trouble with? If you are doing a double like I do with all my quilts, I cut them at 2 1/3 inches. Actually,I tear the fabric lengthwise. then you stitch the strips together overlapping like you are going to sew a half square triangle. Stitching this way prevents bulk in the binding and is much easier to sew on. Then I press the strips in half lengthwise. Many quilters don't do it this way but I find that if you don't it is easier to miss one side when you are sewing it on. When stitching the binding to the quilt, be sure to leave about 12 inches before you start sewing and start maybe a food from your first corner and be sure to backstitch your beginning. When you are stitching the binding on have the quilt face up with the binding on top. when you get to the first corner, stop sewing 1/4 inch before the edge of the quilt if you are using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Backstitch then lift the needle so you can fold the binding 90 degrees so that the unsewn binding is straight like an extension of the unsewn side of the quilt. Then fold down the binding, using your finger to keep the fold right at the top edge but not beyond. Put the corner under the presser foot and begin stitching right at the edge of the quilt. continue this around the quilt and when you get to the end make sure you again leave at least 12 inches unsewn. Backstitch and remove from the machine. Now to connect the two edges, Take the first one and lay it flat on the edge of the quilt. Bring the second end overlapping the first by exactly the width of the binding strip(in this case 2 1/4 inches). Cut the strip straight acroos. Now lay the top binding strip face up and cross the bottom one face down over the top (like you were joining the regular binding stip pieces). Before you clip make sure to check that you didn't twist the strips. Once you check and they are ok, clip out the excess to leave a 1/4 inch seam and finger press the seam. go back to about 2 inches before the first backstitch point and begin stitching. To end go at least 2 inches beyond your last backstitching point. Then you hand stitch the binding to the back of the quilt and make sure to fold the corners opposite to prevent bulk in the corners.

I hope this helps. It's domething you really have to do a few times to remember how to do it, but my bindings always seem to come out great.

At 9:21am on March 27, 2009, Cheri said…
You're concerned about working on binding. My only problem with binding seems to when you have cut the beginning and end to meet properly- so I over compensate. Do you have other concerns that I can offer a hint for?
At 4:48pm on March 1, 2009, Elaine said…
Thanks Janet for comment on my Churn Dash quilt. I'm just so happy to have it done. On to the next UFO which is a huge King, I made the blocks in 2006. This weekend I put them all together and added the 3 borders. The top is done. Not sure how I'll quilt it yet. It's huge!
At 7:30am on February 25, 2009, Samuel Adams said…
Janet, I love your underground quilt and your selection of colors. Of course, I don't see any booboos you said you made. But, if you hadn't made any, well, you would belong to the higher eschelons of Quilting Angels. I love your color combinations, your color values, fabric selections, and the placement of them on this exquisite quilt. Thank you for sharing this with us and congratulations on getting your Bernina. I have a Viking but no embrodiery on it, but I love the way it works for me. Keep up the good work and you are most welcome in our group. Mr. G.
At 7:12am on February 25, 2009, Patricia J. Knight said…
Hi janet! just saw your underground railroad. It's beautiful! I made one last year for a king size bed with a 15 inch drop. My son in law granduated from his masters program.a and i made it as a gift for him. He loved it! He had made a comment a few years ago how the bedroom was really girly so I made his quilt in darker shades and he was SO happy with his gift. Thanks for sharing the photo of your its really great. I like the story behind the quilt. Did you print the label explaining it? I used it as my last block.

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