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September 2011 Blog Posts (120)

A question about batting...

Hello Everyone, 

I want to try my hand at making coasters for teacher gifts this year and am wondering what kind of batting would be best to use... bamboo, cotton or do any of you know of something better?  I don't want a lot of loft but I do want it to be absorbent.  Any suggestions?

Thanks.  :-)

Added by quiltingmama on September 30, 2011 at 12:04pm — 1 Comment


Yes, Texan. I teach kindergarten at a small lovely school in Toronto, Canada.(I transferred there this fall.). Well amongst the wonderful staff here we have a gal from Texas (well Alabama originally but direct from Texas. She moved here for love.)

She is the cutest! I expected a drawl but she sounds pretty much like we do with the occasional y'all.

She brought in tortilla chips and "Texas Caviar" today.

A can of mixed beans (chick peas, red beans etc.)



Added by Shannon, ON on September 30, 2011 at 11:03am — 3 Comments

Little things that I had forgotten and new ones I've learned

It's been awhile since I wrote a blog on QWS and figured it's about time I do. I've been quilting for many years and have taken many classes. I've also thought that I new everything and there wasn't a pattern out there that I couldn't make if I put my mind to it. Well over the last two months I've taken two quilt classes at the local quilt shop. The first one was a Beginner class (yes I said Beginner) and the second…


Added by Maria Carroll on September 30, 2011 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

Yesterday was a wacky day...thunder, rain, sunshine, thunder, darkness, rain, thunder, sunshine...simply crazy! I cannot believe how long it's been since I posted.  Life has been really busy and ever…

Yesterday was a wacky day...thunder, rain, sunshine, thunder, darkness, rain, thunder, sunshine...simply crazy!
I cannot believe how long it's been since I posted.  Life has been really busy and every time I turn around there's another event to attend or a project to get working on.
Thank goodness I love it all!!!
Remember this...…

Added by Colleen Taylor on September 30, 2011 at 6:51am — 5 Comments

Hats off to Ya

Every now and then when the day's work is done I like to browse through the pictures on QWU. I have to say we have a great group of talented ladies on here. I get so inspired to get at my projects. I have a quilt started for my youngest grandson, a table runner and placemat set done (can't show it until after Christmas). I also have a  tree skirt ready to start. I have the fabric bought and ready to cut.  I have been bogged down a little with re-doing my bedroom and doing the alterations. I…


Added by Irene Gallway on September 30, 2011 at 5:53am — 6 Comments

My Sewing For The Week

Here is what I have been doing in my spare time this week.......

Sachets, selvage tote bag and a holiday pillow.

I still have to put a decorative button on the pillow (designed by Colleen Taylor).  Had a great time workign on these quickie… Continue

Added by Jennie Steward on September 29, 2011 at 5:17pm — 11 Comments

No I haven't finished anything, but..............

I did start a new Quilt Along.  I know, I know......I shouldn't have started 'yet' another one.  But there you go!


Added by BillieBee in TX on September 29, 2011 at 4:49pm — 22 Comments

Destashing Fabric

I ordered a lot of fabric this week from Connecting Threads - I mean a lot!  They just released all those new lines, and with Christmas coming up, it seemed so easy to click the order button.


Therefore, last night I spent a good deal of time going through my stash to see if I could part with any I've had for a while and haven't managed to use.  I've posted what I found on etsy at:…


Added by LT on September 29, 2011 at 11:48am — 1 Comment

A Pretty Environmental Shopping bag

Here in Australia plastic shopping bags ( heavy duty ones) will be banned from  November. A lot of us are using environmental bags - ie not plastic. I converted a navy blue like this green one to a pretty shopping/supermarket bag. And I still have scraps left… Continue

Added by Sandy B /AUS on September 28, 2011 at 7:22pm — 8 Comments

Button Flower


Grab your button baskets, boxes, or jars and get ready to have some fun!  This is a great idea for showing off many of your favorite or heirloom buttons.  Button Flower Mini Quilt, from the book Quilts from Textured Solids, is my latest project for…


Added by Laraine/WA on September 28, 2011 at 6:31am — 5 Comments

Guild guest Terry Kramzar

Today at the Warwick Valley Quilt Guild, Terry Kramzar was the guest speaker. It was a fascinating talk about her connection with nature and  the influences in her quilting projects. Not your ordinary bed quilt here.

Check out this link for an exciting journey into the connections of nature and quilting.



Added by Billie Blakeney on September 27, 2011 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Trudy's Sunflower Garden.... done!

After dinner, while relaxing in front of the TV I gathered needle and thread and sewed down the binding on this quilt. Isn't it fun?  So perfect for this time of year!  Thanks for all the fun comments about binding a quilt in my last post.

Here's the fabric for the back:…


Added by B J Elder/WA on September 27, 2011 at 8:00am — 30 Comments

Stitched the movie

I just watched Stitch the Movie. It was great to see how quilters are a unique group of people, it does make you want to be able to sew full time and do something that you love. Maybe someday soon is my" hope and wish". If you love it you need to make time for it is my new motto, sew much of the time we put aside the things we love to do to handle the things we have to do i am looking forward to fall and winter to sew more and enjoy what I want to do.

Added by vicki l childs on September 27, 2011 at 7:46am — 2 Comments

Sweet Path QA

Look where we are on Sweet Path Quilt Along!  Its turning out so cute.  We are now on lesson #5 and almost ready to begin the dimensional toys.  Come join us!  It'll be fun!

Added by Mari/WA on September 27, 2011 at 6:50am — 2 Comments

skeletal newborn outfit

found these cute Halloweenie pajamas at Walmart (Newborn) just HAD to buy them for Olivia even though they really don't scream girl...…

Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on September 27, 2011 at 5:53am — 3 Comments

romance admin CT

Hello Ct, will there be more samplers made of the romance collection, they disappeared before I blinked!!?? PLEASE? (esp the blue line--whisper)


Added by Shannon, ON on September 26, 2011 at 4:01pm — 2 Comments

last weekend of September

Kaili’s heart…one of 20 hearts blocks for the ‘All Who Dwell in My Heart’ quilt…Black and Blue…not for bruises…and not for Emo or Hipster (giggle) just kinda dark but not horribly dark…hmmm…well yeah! With a dash of celestial…The pattern was free from:…


Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on September 26, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Bra quilts

Good morning!

My guild is having a challenge for our spring quilt show where participants decorate/quilt a bra.  They will be shown and/or auctioned off at our show in May.  Other guilds have done this as fundraisers for breast cancer awareness.   Some of them are wild!  I have posted some pics of the decorated bras on my blog, along with links to see the other bras in their show.  


They look like so much fun to make!  I am for sure going to participate in my guild's…


Added by Karen Stenback on September 26, 2011 at 8:33am — No Comments

High Fiber—Travel and UFOs.

On blog day last week (aka "Talk Like a Pirate Day" and DH's birthday), we were driving home from Mesquite, Nevada, where we overnighted on our way back from San Diego. I spent the day riding shotgun and working on my TAU (Therapy Animals of Utah) Socks, the perfect color to go with my uniform shirt, which I wear when Sunny and I visit the nursing home. I finished the socks after we got home.

We had a great time in San Diego, where we had…


Added by Peggy Stuart on September 26, 2011 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

I need some help

How do I delete pictures below my profile? I have pictures of my sewing room below my profile and above my slide show. One picture is enlarged and I can't get it back to size. I have no idea how this happened. I noticed also that the picture that is normal size has a bar to move it back and forth. I never noticed that before either. Is anyone else experiencing this problem.


Added by Irene Gallway on September 26, 2011 at 7:29am — 4 Comments

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