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June 2010 Blog Posts (285)

How do you remove rust stains/ yellow spots from antique quilts?

A couple of us are looking for help with stains on antique quilts. I have a quilt from the 30's that has yellow stains on it and Lauren has a quilt that has rust spots. My quilt I know is not that expensive but it came from my grandmother's house and I was just trying to clean it. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks- Robin

Added by ra57 on June 29, 2010 at 5:22pm — 7 Comments

Hi everyone I haven't posted in a while but read up everyday. I'm so excited...my new halloween quilt pattern is going to be in the fall issue of quilters connection magazine!!! It comes out in Augus…

Hi everyone I haven't posted in a while but read up everyday. I'm so excited...my new halloween quilt pattern is going to be in the fall issue of quilters connection magazine!!! It comes out in August i think. To- day I've been making bags for my Etsy store. I don't know why....seems no-one is able to find it LOL Guess I'll just keep trying.Picture 222.jpg… Continue

Added by Lynda Banks/Ont. on June 29, 2010 at 2:44pm — 8 Comments

A Canadian Angel sent some Bags...

Went to the mailbox and a package from Linda Richards was there with bead bags and a very sweet gift for me...a quilted purse kleenex holder! Can't tell you how badly I needed that! You'd think someone in this house could whip one up! Great big hug to Linda for helping the kids out! Canadian Quilters rock!

Added by Pam/NY on June 29, 2010 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

RE: Birthdays!

Thank you all for the comments and I allowed my DH to take me to the door of my sewing/quilting room and leave me there. He has made me coffee and saw to it that I stopped to eat. The sun is shining and it is a much brighter day. Thanks!!!!

Added by Gayle/La. on June 29, 2010 at 1:27pm — 6 Comments

Sweet Granddaughters

I just had to laugh, my dd called me yesterday to say she got the stuff I made for the little girls and she had the 4 year old put on her top and after doing so Charlotte said "I don't like Blue". She likes Green and I know that but that didn't come in Green but she did like the buttons and can undo them easy as I made the holes a little bigger just for her and it looks cute on her, she posted a pic on FaceBook for all to see. Margaret's dress is a tad bit big and long but will be OK I…


Added by Dawn Newland on June 29, 2010 at 12:56pm — 3 Comments

July 4th Tablerunner

Hi All, I'm working on this scrappy string tablerunner for the holiday. I've tried to get the members of In Love With Strings! group to join me. I hope some of them have!

Added by Char on June 29, 2010 at 12:22pm — 7 Comments

QWU Meet Up!!!

I had the pleasure of meeting Terry F/Nedrow this morning. She invited me to see her playrooms...Yes, she has two sewing rooms with every quilter's toy you can want. It was fun to share some ideas and she answered a lot of questions for me. Terry also sent me home with a stack of bags for the children's hospital! Thanks again for a fun morning and a new friendship!…


Added by Pam/NY on June 29, 2010 at 12:01pm — 7 Comments

Ok need some opinions

I'm ready to add sashing to a crib quilt I'm making. Got the squares pinned up on the design wall; stuck both options for the sashing behind/between some of them but can't decide which one works best. DH says "Red" (his fav. color) and I say "Blue" (my fav. color) lol so I'm going to need some more opinions. HELP!

Added by Sunshine/Mi on June 29, 2010 at 10:03am — 26 Comments

No quilts were harmed in this photoshoot & A Giveaway!

Don't worry no quilts got harmed (or dirty) during this photoshoot. There was a bug on it at one point but I shooed him off and told him to go find his own quilt. Melissa and I tramped out through the meadow next to our building to take this…


Added by Teri on June 29, 2010 at 10:00am — 53 Comments

Great Dane Crossing

It was a gorgeous morning in Montana. Bernie aka"Goofy", Reina, Jerry and I took a walk down our drive. Thought it appropriate to take a picture at

our rock which sits above our circular drive. Forgot our bear spray but we didn't see any wild animals. Not sure how many wild animals were watching us though....judy

Added by Judith Cogswell on June 29, 2010 at 9:18am — 15 Comments

just checking in

Thank you ladies for my birthday wishes, I had a very nice birthday with my DH...I haven't been online for a while...My youngest was graduating from high school, and I had some minor surgery to remove some knots on my arm and such...but all the news was good, still recovering a bit with some tenderness in the muscle but everything was fine...right after graduation, we had a vac. shutdown time at my hubby's work so everything conspired against computer time.....but things are startiing to get… Continue

Added by Rebecca Keith/VA on June 29, 2010 at 7:11am — 5 Comments

TGIO (Thank goodness its over!) June that is!

I am so glad to close the chapter on this month! I am praying that July will bring much better memories & more happiness than June did. I've been working on my blocks of the month that our quilt group has been doing, and I'm almost caught up, I've got 1 block left & then to get the background chosen. We aren't meeting until Sept., so I've got a little time. I'm also trying to get some days of the week tea towels hand embroidered for a friends brithday that is coming up on the 23rd of…


Added by Traci on June 29, 2010 at 6:48am — 3 Comments

Busy Summer Already

It has been a busy summer and it has just started. I am trying to get my business up and running and that has been a real hoot. Also, I have been trying to get ufo done, so I can start classes in September. I have been asked to give private quilt lesson, and I think I have 2 people lined up already. Now I just have to figure out how much to charge. I have my pattern picked out and some other things about ready to go. I just need to make the wall hanging so I know how to put it…


Added by Vicky Girten/MO on June 29, 2010 at 6:19am — 4 Comments

Now ain't that a HOOT!

Hello Ladies, Thanks so much for the Birthday wishes, yes I am a little late in responding. Not only have I just turned 44 but I found out the day after my birthday that I need surgery, 3 different surgeries which they can do all 3 at the same time,(Thank God). So looks like I may be forced into menopause, yeah now ain't that a hoot,,lol. At least they say they can fix me up! Just have to live with the pain for now, well till August 2, who am I kidding? Thanks for all the inspiration from all… Continue

Added by Joy Burt on June 28, 2010 at 9:36pm — 5 Comments


Mine was not that great as one of my Mom's sisters died on Friday and they had to wait for her son and grandsons to arrive from out of state- so they had a wake and funeral all day today. I left home early this morning and only got back about 8:30 p.m.. It was a nasty day filled with rain and not a very happy day but I have had a lot of birthday wishes from my quilting buddies and that makes it bearable. I Thank You each and everyone for the wishes and look forward to getting to do the…


Added by Gayle/La. on June 28, 2010 at 9:01pm — 15 Comments

Book Sale Continues

It's been so successful that we decided to extend the sale! Save 40% off all available books… Continue

Added by Connecting Threads on June 28, 2010 at 1:53pm — 2 Comments

Hope Everyone is Having A Great Day!!!!!

Hello All,

Hope everyone is doing great!!!!! I have been busy working on my website which will be opening up very soon. Yes, it’s a Quilting website.

It’s keeping me busy!

I did work this past week on my quilt that I am making. The Applique one! Plus a few blocks....which I need to post. Plus made…


Added by Morgan Hess /Fla. on June 28, 2010 at 1:29pm — 8 Comments


I just received my first Conneting Threads catalog and found so many things I just love and can hardly wait until I get my first order which I just made. There are some beautiful quilts and things here in UFO's, and yes I have some too. Am going to finish my granddaughters quilt then I will post it and then work on some other things. You all give me encouragement to get them done and then start another project. Love making pillowcases of which I donate to ConKerr Cancer for kids. I am a cancer… Continue

Added by Karen Beck on June 28, 2010 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

I must be crazy...

I'm losing my mind.... I drove all the way to Hershey PA about an hour and a half, to go to Quilt Oddessy, got my mom out of the car, into her wheelchair, walked around Hershey Lodge, didn't find anything, went to the desk to ask, and they promptly informed me that it is next month. I said okay, I'll see you next month.

Mom and I had a nice visit.......

Added by Lori/MD on June 28, 2010 at 12:54pm — 19 Comments


I too, don't have an embroidery machine. I would love to enter a hand embroidery emblem of some kind, some time. Thank for inviting me. Jo

Added by Jolette Hollingsworth on June 28, 2010 at 12:25pm — No Comments

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