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January 2014 Blog Posts (115)

Feedback re: charity (comfort) quilts requested

I am the president of my local quilt guild this year and a situation has come up that I thought I would get feed back from members of this forum on.  We donate quilts to the local cancer center as well as to people who have lost their homes to fires and other situations as we deem necessary.  It has now been suggested that people be required to use specific type batting such as Hobbs 80/20 for the cancer quilts as they are warmer than some of the quilts that have already been donated.  This…


Added by Janet/MO on January 31, 2014 at 3:49pm — 16 Comments

Duncan Approves!

Baby quilt ready to go to new family member!  After rigorous testing Duncan says this will be a great quilt for a baby to sleep upon!  FYI all baby quilts are washed prior to sending them to their new owners!

Have a great weekend every…


Added by Mary Boyd/MT on January 31, 2014 at 12:59pm — 6 Comments

Big Weekend...

Our sports community is going nuts this weekend...We are hosting Game Day on ESPN because Duke is playing SU for the first time ever and two of the winningest (made up word of the day) coaches in college basketball, who are great friends, are coaching against each other. Our team is undefeated rank 2nd and Duke is like 6-7th. Then of course, the super bowl with all it's parties. You can't buy a bag of chicken wings in the grocery stores!!! The following Monday, our basketball team host Notre…


Added by Pam/NY on January 31, 2014 at 7:19am — 4 Comments

I just designed this quilt for a friend

She asked me to make her a quilt and the only guideline she requested was Dark Blue, Dark Green and Brown. So this is what I came up with.

Added by Jody Davis-Wood on January 30, 2014 at 5:23pm — 17 Comments

Mumble, mumble--snarl

Have you ever avoided doing task because you really didn't want to tackle it, you knew it wasn't going to be fun, and you weren't sure you wanted to get involved? Whine alert! I was minding my own business, working on a new book, having fun. When whump--into my inbox came the edited manuscript for the next book--please fix. Okay, the thing definitely needed work, I diligently did my rewrites. But, I knew when I sent it in originally that there was a problem--PROBLEM-- with the mystery quilt…


Added by Barbara Graham on January 30, 2014 at 4:32pm — 7 Comments

HELP - I'm looking for a particular fabric!

Hello all quilters at Connecting Threads. I'm looking for a fabric called "Shimmering Frost" that is now out of stock and maybe/hopefully one of you would have some in your stash. The colour I am looking for is white background with blue print. Please email me if you happen to have some, All I need is three pieces, 9 x 12" to finish a queen size quilt top. Thanks so much for any help you can give me.

Added by Walsh on January 30, 2014 at 10:31am — 6 Comments

Cordless Irons

Hi All!

With my job I iron a lot of quilt backings.  I'm getting really frustrated with my cord getting tangled up.  I'm just wondering if anyone out there has a cordless iron that they love.  I've been looking at the Panasonic.  I would just like something without a cord that actually gets HOT and stays…


Added by Roxann on January 29, 2014 at 7:47am — 11 Comments

Old quilts

As I sit trying to piece my latest quilts!I am reminded of the amount of time and work that went into the old quilts that were all hand stitched ?I can remember 2 beautiful quilts that must have been my great grandmothers , when I was a teenager.i always admired them and when I grew older and started to appreciate them more! I asked my mother what she did with them?I was really shocked when she said she had given them to my father to lay on the ground and work under the car with (he was a… Continue

Added by donalma shoust on January 28, 2014 at 1:41pm — 10 Comments

Let's try this again...

Hello all!

I tried posting a blog yesterday but when I hit the publish post button nothing came up.  Oh well I really had nothing exciting to talk about was just blabbering about the weather.  I shouldn't have complained at -4 degrees as it was -16 this morning.  Lesson learned.  Maybe if I reverse it by saying oh…


Added by Roxann on January 28, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

You know when you have been machine quilting for a long time ...

You know when you have been machine quilting for a long time ...

when you pull the bobbin thread to the top and you are just piecing the binding strips together.

Added by Cat Lady--MO on January 28, 2014 at 11:31am — 7 Comments

Sewing Machine Cover

I just found a picture of a sewing machine cover that I made many moons ago.  I made it for myself but I didn't get to use it very long when a friend of mine wanted to buy it.  So out the door it went.  She still uses it over a big jug for a door stop.  The same pattern had a vacuum cleaner cover and rabbit "draft dodgers". I made many of those and sold them.  Maybe some of you has the pattern and will remember doing these.  I think I made these in the late 80's or early 90's. Can't remember…


Added by Irene Gallway on January 28, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Flannel plus

Found a couple of printed panels at JoAnn Fabrics when I ran there for ribbon…and yes the fabric isn’t really stored by the ribbon…Jaz located them for me…nonetheless…each panel has 2 bibs and 2 burp cloths on them so I bought a boy (monkey) and a girl (paisley Elephants) version…total cuteness! These I think I’ll put away for the next baby born but I also took a few…


Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on January 28, 2014 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Return of the Snow People

What do you do when a friend gives you half their wool stash? Hummmm…

I was over at Teri’s house when she decided to purge her wool stash. Now, this is not just a casual stash; it was a well-cherished, thought-out cache of woolie love. And, this is only half of it!

 Look at that pile of fluffy joy! Not only did I receive lots of wool but wool kits as well as patterns! Wahoo! It was like winning the lottery!
Among the…

Added by Mari/WA on January 28, 2014 at 6:30am — 10 Comments

Hi there

I cannot believe that it has been so long since I have been on QWU to share with you all.  A lot has happened in the last year.  I went home to PEI last January and spend Jan. - April with my Mom.  In August, she took a stroke and was coming along but ended up with pneumonia and we lost her on August 26.  Brent and I left on the Wed. and drove straight home 29 hours on the road but got home while she was still able to know that we were there and was so happy to see Snickers.  My sister had…


Added by Linda Richards/N. Ontario on January 27, 2014 at 8:14pm — 11 Comments

Waterfall in the Trees

Just put the final stitches in a thread painting piece that is a late Christmas gift.  Since the receiver isn't on here it is okay to share it with you.  It is 8"x10".  Just needs to be matted now.

Added by B J Elder/WA on January 27, 2014 at 4:19pm — 28 Comments

Terms of Service

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let everyone know I've updated the first paragraph of the Terms of Service. This states more clearly about our advertising rules. Please read this when you have a moment. Thanks!


Added by CT Admin on January 27, 2014 at 9:00am — 7 Comments

High Fiber—Done With Sundance, Back to Fiber Fun!

The official Sundance Film Festival is over for this year.

DH and I still have one volunteer shift to do tonight. After the festival is over, Sundance puts on two free screenings of one or two of the best films. We're working that. Then it's all over for another year. While watching the lobby during a film or guarding the door to the Green Room, I managed to…


Added by Peggy Stuart on January 27, 2014 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

On The Road Again...with my Little Dresses

Just a quick update. For those of you new to my blog and my mission to make 100 Little Dresses for Africa by August of 2014, I want to let you know that the story on how I got interested in the project is on my blog today! Brew up some coffee and tune in!



Added by Rhonda Mossner on January 27, 2014 at 8:20am — No Comments

Embroidery Machine

Good Morning All,

I have a friend that is looking for an embroidery machine for his wife.  He would like to surprise her with one.  I asked him what he was willing to pay because they can get pretty expensive.  He said $400-$500 was all he could spend.  Is there anything out there in that price range?  Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your help!!  Have a great day!

Added by Catherine/TX on January 27, 2014 at 6:47am — 5 Comments

Mosaic Tile Quilts available for trunk shows

Hello everyone !

I want to invite you to take a look of my book "Mosaic Tile Quilts" inspired by tile floors of historic buildings from Costa Rica and by Landauer Publishing. Inside this book you will find 9 projects which include quilt instructions along with beautiful pictures and a small historical review from each beautiful buildings . You can visit my author FB page Patricia -Sanabria Friederich to see my book signing and trunk shows events . I would be happy to go to your local… Continue

Added by Patricia Sanabria-Friederich on January 26, 2014 at 1:23pm — No Comments

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