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ATTENTION....what is everyone doing????

We are awfully quiet...we need to check in ladies and gents.

I just finished making  four hot pads that will match my Thanksgiving tablecloth. I like them to be the size of large mug rugs so they don't cover up the design! So, I make them the size of the bottom of the bowls. I always do Thanksgiving, because I'm the only one in the family that knows how to cook! My parents are good cooks, but they are in Fl. This is one meal that everything has to be from scratch. I also like to…


Added by Pam/NY on October 24, 2014 at 8:43am — 5 Comments

My newest collection...Yosemite Park in flannel!!

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Yosemite Park Flannel

Greetings from New York! I told you I’d still be around! I’m super excited for my newest collection – Yosemite…


Added by Jenni Calo on October 22, 2014 at 10:23am — 6 Comments

Packing for our fall quilt retreat

We have a quilt retreat in the fall and the spring. No classes, just do your own thing. I seem to have tons of hand projects including 3 knitting projects--2 sweaters and a demented chicken. A binding. Some applique. A UFO. I know there's a lot more than that in the car. Gads, short term memory loss. I've been packing for days. I'll try to get some project pictures.

I hope you have fun too.  

Added by Barbara Graham on October 21, 2014 at 2:44pm — 9 Comments

Hi, everyone

My first post, Google

Added by Gordon Smith on October 21, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments

angel sewing



Small buntings… mostly boy… with no-sew caps that have coordinating ribbons… http://angeloutfitters.blogspot.com/2012/10/no-sew-hats.html…


Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on October 21, 2014 at 8:42am — 6 Comments

I almost killed my Bff

Good morning ladies...what a day yesterday was...every year the gang goes to a fashion show luncheon in a historic Inn on a lake. The leaves were just gorgeous and we were seated by a window in the corner. Now that I think about it, wonder why we were put in the corner...maybe, they remember who we are! After the show, you get to shop...this year, I liked this pair of earrings that are very light weight, they have the wire to hold them on. We shopped, then it was time to go. I had made a pot…


Added by Pam/NY on October 21, 2014 at 5:38am — 18 Comments

High Fiber—Ready for Halloween

Common Threads met at Ginny's. Julie is almost done with her Girl Fox from Little Cotton Rabbits:

She has also finished the head of the elephant.

I started my first project from this designer (the…


Added by Peggy Stuart on October 20, 2014 at 8:30am — 13 Comments

Presenting Theodora Teddy

She’s all finished and waiting for Christmas when she’ll get to go to her new home in Kelowna. 


I knit her lace collar many years ago using the smallest knitting needles I had and the finest of crochet cotton and it has been in a drawer ever since waiting for the perfect opportunity to be used.  I…


Added by Rebecca Sundberg on October 20, 2014 at 8:00am — 10 Comments

Our new grand Son

Hello Quilters,! Just wanted you all to know that my DIL went to the hospital today to have the baby. C-section. Alexander John Liguz 9lbs. 4oz. 21" long

Mom and baby are doing well. so is Daddy,,,They are so happy.!  So are we...



Added by Joanna liguz on October 17, 2014 at 4:19pm — 12 Comments

It fits!

   I do believe our Miss Bailey is pleased with her Elsa…


Added by B J Elder/WA on October 16, 2014 at 7:09pm — 24 Comments

Another UFO bites the dust

A while back I made up a list of the unquilted tops I sitting in a cabinet waiting to be quilted and bound.  I made a note of which ones I want to machine quilt or hand quilt myself and which ones I want to have longarm quilted.  My goal is to finish every quilt that I want to machine quilt myself between now & the end of the year, which will equal doing one about every week.  Here is a pic of a Storm at Sea that I finished hand stitching the binding down on last night.  I still need to…


Added by Janet/MO on October 16, 2014 at 8:39am — 20 Comments

Long arm needles

I am the proud new owner of a long  arm machine.  When I bought the machine, they sold me needles, size 18.  First 2 quilts turned out fine, using Warm & Natural batting, but the one I am working on now has a red backing & I'm using Hobbs batting & it is coming through on the back!  Not heavily, but very noticeable on the red backing.  My question is, why do I have to use such a big needle? 

Added by enid wellman on October 15, 2014 at 11:33am — 4 Comments

My Sister Jean

Yesterday I took Jean to Bangor to have her breast removed.  The spot they had been watching turned into a very aggressive cancer that had to come out.  Her son is bringing her home tomorrow.. I talked to her this morning and she is feeling fine with no pain.  I made her some "ouch pouches" to wear to keep her arm from rubbing against her breast area. 

My appointment for eye surgery had to be changed.  The appointment they gave me for the 20th was for the interview before surgery.  I…


Added by Irene Gallway on October 14, 2014 at 11:26am — 18 Comments

Everyone's invited to my party....

That would be the rippit party that is.  :o(  I've been working on the LA and wanting to get another quilt top done.  Early on in this project the other half who shall forever now be nameless, made the remark that the backtracking really stood out on quilt.  Well that would be because of the thread.  I'm not perfect at the back tracking part of this quilting mostly because my Tin Lizzie stand has rails instead of tracks.  I've described this before as being loose as a goose when trying to…


Added by Kathy/WA on October 13, 2014 at 6:25pm — 8 Comments

Quilts I would like to sell

I am getting ready to give a trunk show at my guild meeting tomorrow.  As I was looking through my quilts I realized that I have some that I wouldn't mind selling.  Do any of you know if Etsy is a good place to try to sell these or is that too saturated with other people's quilts?  Or do you all know of another venue that might work?  

Added by Janet/MO on October 13, 2014 at 12:29pm — 11 Comments

Quilts and bears

Quilt top “I’ve got the blues (now greens)” finished.  Off to the long arm quilter on Wednesday! Thank you to DH and DB for standing on chairs so I could get a good picture.  This quilt finished up at 103 inches square.

I had no idea that there was so much involved in making a fur stole.  But I certainly…


Added by Rebecca Sundberg on October 13, 2014 at 12:00pm — 13 Comments

High Fiber—Monkeying Around

Ta-da! Mr. F. Is finished and waiting for his clothes.

I have one sleeve of his jammies (Union suit?) almost finished, but I've been hand-quilting, as you will see below.

However, while we're on knitting, I thought you would enjoy seeing Joanie's seal mum and pup:…


Added by Peggy Stuart on October 13, 2014 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

"Elsa" for Miss Bailey

Just put the that finishing touches on Miss Bailey's Trick or Treat dress. She, like so many little girls this year, are dressing up as Elsa from the movie Frozen.  I think she's gong to look adorable in this!…


Added by B J Elder/WA on October 11, 2014 at 1:04pm — 15 Comments

Latest Project

Finally, I found my machine and actually made something. This was for an exchange, but will be making self one soon to take to Florida this winter. Zip lock bags aren't working anymore!…


Added by Pam/NY on October 11, 2014 at 10:19am — 12 Comments

Can baaad tension be fixed ? Help!

As the old saying goes, "No good deed goes unpunished." I have been sewing/quilting like crazy to finish another body quilt for a different charity. Why is it mandatory to have problems when there is a deadline and a hope for making something that many people will want to spend money to acquire?

Here's the problem--I machine quilted feathers in the border. The top looks okay, messy, not great, not awful. Machine quilting is NOT my strong suit.

On the back, some feathers are…


Added by Barbara Graham on October 11, 2014 at 10:15am — 8 Comments

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