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Mug Rugs

I normally try to make a little something for both of my sisters for Christmas.  One has a birthday on Dec 14th & the other on Jan 10th so I consider what I make to be birthday gifts too.  I decided to make them each a mug rug & wow, all I can say is it can become kind of addicting to make these cute little jewels!  LOL  What a great way to use up scraps left over from other projects too!  I am going to buy a cute Christmas mug for each of them too.…


Added by Janet/MO on November 22, 2014 at 3:29pm — 9 Comments

What sells raffle quilt tix?

My guild has been having steadily declining sales of tickets for our raffle quilt for the past 8 years or so.  I believe there was a small upward bump one year when we did a paper pieced star quilt that was all blue and green batiks.  Another small bump came when we did a sampler quilt with traditional colors/fabrics.

This led us to have a discussion wondering what elements of a quilt tend to attract…


Added by ginger on November 22, 2014 at 9:09am — 5 Comments

Successful Baby Shower...

Good morning- Taking a break before I clean up after the shower/dinner party. It was a lot of fun, but as you know, a lot of work! I caught the sunset in this picture. We have the view of Syracuse at night...very pretty.…


Added by Pam/NY on November 22, 2014 at 6:26am — 10 Comments

Schmetz Universal Sewing Machine Needles

Any pros or cons with regard to Schmetz Needles. I bought some at a good price (special coupons at a Grand Opening of JoAnn's). I have used in the past their "jeans" needles and they worked fine. My faithful machine is a Singer 401A .

Added by Anne B/MA on November 21, 2014 at 5:47am — 12 Comments

It's been a long time.......

I've been soooo out of touch, haven't even been on the computer too much.  I get on and read when I can, but rarely take the time to comment.  Thirty lashes for me!  Sewing time is also short, and I don't feel like I accomplish much.  I am working 5-6 hours a day, I don't know how you full timers find time to sew/quilt!  Kudos to you!

    I do have an embroidery machine now, and enjoy that very much when I get the chance.  I never thought I would have an embroidery machine.  I always…


Added by Terry F on November 20, 2014 at 7:07pm — 6 Comments

Christmas Gift.

Here are a few gifts that I have been working on this week.

These towels are for DD for the GS…


Added by Ally Bryant on November 20, 2014 at 4:33pm — 10 Comments

CT Now Carries my Favorite 0.4 mm Patchwork Pins!

CT recently started carrying the 0.4 mm version of Clover Patchwork Pins. I kept asking for them and now we have them! At .4mm x 36 mm, these are my absolute favorite straight pins for piecing quilts.…


Added by Ann Johnson on November 20, 2014 at 4:09pm — No Comments

FYI latest scam

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Added by Pam/NY on November 20, 2014 at 11:05am — 12 Comments

My storage units.

Hello everyone

We recently renovated our little house with the big addition of insulation in the walls.  We therefore had to have all the exterior walls redone.  Instead of having the little closet that was there before rebuilt, I decided to get one of those Home Depot 18 months no interest deals and go for the modules.  I put them all together myself and my companion helped me put them on the wall,  I got really nice curtains to cover it as it's not in a walk-in so now I have to…


Added by Marie Roussel on November 19, 2014 at 4:57pm — 6 Comments

Hi from Marie

Hello everyone

My name is Marie and I live in Quebec, Canada.  I'm 65 and recently retired from the secretarial field.  I'm a divorced mom of one 33 year old daughter.  Our relationship is strained since our divorce and was even before but I'm trying so hard to make things better between us.

I started quilting last year and I am mixed up and make lots of mistakes most of the time but it's ok.  Just the fact that I do something positive and learn something at the same time is a…


Added by Marie Roussel on November 19, 2014 at 4:14pm — 15 Comments

Photos from the chatter


Added by June Johnson/Wi on November 18, 2014 at 12:10pm — 10 Comments

Extra quilt blocks

At our last quilt group meeting, my demo was this quilt block.  I like the block so well I didn't want to waste my samples, so I made two…


Added by Barb/WI on November 17, 2014 at 5:18pm — 8 Comments

Waiting for Santa Bear

I started out to craft a Santa Suit for this sweet Steiff style teddy bear, but that wasn't quilty enough. So his Santa hat turned into a "stocking cap" with a matching Star blanket. Now Bear is ready to help an excited youngster watch for Santa's Christmas Eve arrival.

I used the Fons&Porter Flying…


Added by Road Home Quilting on November 17, 2014 at 9:43am — 20 Comments

High Fiber—Winter's Arrival

The first snowblowers of the season were heard Saturday morning.

Vintage Stitchers met on Thursday at Diane's. Carol brought her Kaffe Fassett quilt, ready for border:…


Added by Peggy Stuart on November 17, 2014 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

WARNING! The world might be coming to an end!

I locked myself in the sewing room for 2 days and finished up this quilt I purchased at the Chicago Quilt Show in June.  I started it a few months ago thinking I could get it done before the snow started flying.  I didn't beat the snow but I did beat Christmas!  OK, so the world isn't coming to an end YET as who knows how long it will take me to get it quilted and bound.  I also managed to get the binding on another Christmas quilt that has been in my closet for 2 years.  SOMEBODY STOP ME! …


Added by Roxann on November 16, 2014 at 1:04pm — 19 Comments

Just chatter

Have been busy with projects but not completed to take photos to post; will do so when done. 

Am working on gift for exchange for our quilt group Christmas party; found idea online.  Am making "coasters" using 4 inch white ceramic tiles.  Found pics of vintage Santas online.  Printed them and used ModPodge to adhere them to the tiles.  Will put thin cork board on backs.  Even my DH tho't they looked pretty spiffy; he suggested I make some for home.

For each quilter who comes to…


Added by June Johnson/Wi on November 15, 2014 at 8:47pm — 4 Comments

quilt craft shows....

I'm curious.  I've been to 2 quilt shows this year.  The second being this morning.  Both of these I would say were fairly large shows.  I had fun playing with the longarm machines.  I saw some embroidery things I would like to get but didn't.  The big downer here was that everything from booth to booth seemed to be pretty much the same thing.  I did see alot of beautiful quilts, but what I didn't see were the patterns to make the quilts in many of the booths.  It was extremely crowded with…


Added by Kathy/WA on November 15, 2014 at 4:21pm — 6 Comments

Fun Saturday morning

I got up bright & early so I could go to a small quilt show put on by the Boonslick Trail Quilters Guild in Columbia MO with my friend Cecile.  I used to be a member of this guild and it sure made my heart feel good when so many people came up, gave me a hug & then told me how much they miss seeing me at the meetings.  I found out that my name has been bandied about as a possible speaker at their annual meeting next July.  That would be nice as well.  Cecile & I went to a good…


Added by Janet/MO on November 15, 2014 at 12:04pm — 4 Comments

Baby Quilts, Etc.

Darn!  I thought I was going to post pictures of the baby quilts I've been finishing for some November babies arrivals.  I can't seem to figure out how to upload the pictures.  I used to have no problem with it :-(

I've also been working on some Christmas table toppers, or wallhangings, and gifts for the ladies in our quilt group.  I've got tons of stuff to get done for the holidays, but worse case scenario, I change ideas on what to give. 

Added by Barb/WI on November 15, 2014 at 8:09am — 1 Comment

Nobody has anything to post?????

Come on gals this is erie...let's get posting!!!

Added by Pam/NY on November 15, 2014 at 6:26am — 3 Comments

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