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  • Astoria, NY
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I love sewing and knitting. I was born and raised in Brooklyn NY but I have always loved farms! I went to one when I was a kid and fell in love with the country life. I don't know where my craft sense comes from. My mother crochets but my great grandmother was a quilter. I learned to knit in school when I was 12. Life takes you into all kinds of directions but it always leads you home. When I was a young woman I became a christian and was baptized.
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quilting, applique, paper piecing, machine quilting, embroidery, crazy quilting, general sewing, knitting, gardening

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Question about applique

Posted on January 7, 2013 at 11:45am 3 Comments

I just started using fusiable applique process. I see that there are two types, no sew and  sewind one. Does the no sew one work?  Does it come off in the wash of the quilts?  How good does this work? Can someone explain how this process work?  Thanks.

Quilt Backing

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 12:02pm 7 Comments

If I make a full size quilt mearing 78 x 78. Is it writh the the backing be about 4yds? I was told the the backing is twice the length of the quilt. Is that the general rule?  Please help. ( I hope it not too complicated).

Storm aftermath

Posted on November 5, 2012 at 9:01pm 2 Comments

I hope all my fellow quilters and sewing sisters are OK. The storm was awful but with God's love we will rebuild our lives. My prayers go out to everyone.



My favorite time of the year.

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 7:30pm 3 Comments

 I am so glad the Fall and Winter is upon us. I know people might not like the snow but I enjoy it.  It's wonderful to walk in Central Park and see the last greening of the trees.  Walking in the park wrapped in a hand knitted shawl is a sheer rapture.

In the last few weeks something has come over me. I really feel a strong urge to do more quilting. I used to be so unsure about…


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At 6:20pm on September 22, 2012, Linda "Sue" Robertson, TN said…

You are so welcome, God has richly blessed us!!!!

At 8:04pm on August 5, 2012, Joanna liguz said…

Don't you love New York!  it has been hot over here too in Connecticut.,,my cousin lives in NY. quilting is my passion as well as church folk, would you like to be friends with me?  Blessings~ Joanna

At 9:21am on April 12, 2011, J.S. said…
Hi, I love your rainy day picture.  My daughter used to live in NYC and it brings back memories of walking down those streets.  So different from here in Kansas!
At 10:40am on July 4, 2010, Mary johnson said…
Dear Friends

The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!

Go sign up now and let the fun begin.


Hope we see you there


At 12:42pm on May 20, 2010, AidaCJ/NH said…
I'm glad your ailment is going away - it does get worrisome, but it's a good thing your health issue is not catastrophic.
As for your 'flower garden' quilt - I agree with everybody's comments - you are the artist and the quilter - you follow your own gut rules. When I was learning to quilt I went to this quilt shop to take some classes. When it came to the actual quilting, I did it with the 'push down, push up' method because I was left-handed, and I was able to get 12 even stitches to an inch. Well, the instructor said I was doing it wrong, so I left the class and never went back for another one. Since then, I read books, subscribed to magazines and learned from these. You are your own best teacher. Regard-Aida
At 6:15pm on May 3, 2010, meegan499 said…
Hey YarnBakest, I paper piece exclusively.I wish I had the patience for doing traditional piecing. I am working on baby sized afghans.Nine 12 inch blocks, unfortunately, I have to take the paper off so, I have 2 ufos.
At 7:31am on April 5, 2010, Dianne B/ Kelowna BC said…
Hi Yarn Basket,
There is a English Paper piecing group on this site you can join. Then you can chat with other quilter who love this technique. Just go to the main page, look on the left for group, click on View all and keep going until you find it. Click on the group and join!
Have fun. Dianne

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