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Am I the only one???

Hello fellow Quilting Friends - I just wanted to ask the question..........I seem to be spending more time on the computer checking this blog and reading everyone's stories and looking at their pictures rather than actually quilting. This can be very addicting. Am I the only one???

Added by Janice Hall on January 3, 2009 at 9:09pm — 21 Comments

Not so tiny stitches

I haven't been quilting that long. I have fun picking out fabric with my friends and my cutting and 1/4 inch stitching have come a long way! My biggest problem is the actual quilting!! I just can't get the hang of it. I used to do a lot of hand sewing so when I quilt I tend to use a running stitch. I just can't get the rocking of the needle and picking up tiny stitches. I really feel fustrated some time and almost dread the quilting part. Is it ok to make stitches a little bigger than you see… Continue

Added by Pattie on January 3, 2009 at 8:06pm — 11 Comments

American Patchwork & Quilting #74

Hi everyone,

I am a would-be quilter interested in making my first quilt, I just joined this site. Does anyone have the American Patchwork & Quilting magazine with the Oh My Stars quilt on the cover, it's white with blue stars and red squares? Inside it has the Delectable Mountains quilt with a cream and white background with the mountains (rainbow type colors) in a pinwheel type block design. I would like a copy of the patterns with yardage for both of these quilts,or the… Continue

Added by gorda45 on January 3, 2009 at 8:03pm — 3 Comments

Help on quilt

I started a block of the month from Joanns in 2005. The original pattern had a cabin in the center block with several pieced blocks.(My husband did not like the cabin and we changed the center block to a lake scene with two people fishing in a canoe. He chose a totally unrelated fabric for the water, so I don't really want to add another odd-ball fabric to the quilt.) On the outside there was a 2" floral border and then a 4" dark blue/black tone on tone border with red 6"… Continue

Added by Melanie on January 3, 2009 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Connecting Threads magazine

I just received the Winter 09 magazine in the mail! I love it...it is very nicely put together -- well organized and concise. I need to sit down again with a cup of coffee and me wrapped in a cozy quilt and figure out what I'd like to buy!

Added by Anita on January 3, 2009 at 6:57pm — 1 Comment

Starting this New Year like the Last one Finished

AARRRGGGG, how to find time to sit down at my machine for 5 minutes!? I think the men in my life know when I am even thinking about sitting down to sew, my mind straying to that wonderful fabric calling my name brings about instant chaos in my life! Seriously, it's been a challenge adapting to a new life with a toddler in my home. Restructering my day to fit in his needs has been interesting to say the least. The love of my life is so very helpful when he senses my stress level rising… Continue

Added by Victoria on January 3, 2009 at 6:02pm — 4 Comments

Hi Everybody.

I just joined Quilt With Us a few minutes ago and wanted to say "Hi". I am a stay at home my of 2 girls and started quilting October 2007, mainly to keep my sanity. My mom has tried since I was a teenager to get me to quilt with her. Unfortunately she never told me it was all about math. I used to do geometry proofs for fun. She still swears that math has nothing to do with it. Anyway, I took a quilting class with her, did lots of research at the library and the rest is history. I am hooked and… Continue

Added by Kathleen on January 3, 2009 at 5:54pm — 5 Comments

New to Blogging

I have never done any blogging before but have read alot of quilters blogs and it looks like fun.

I am going to enjoy this place once I get it all figured out.

I have been so busy before Christmas that I am just now winding down and trying to catch up on some of my sewing and computer things.

Just a little bit about myself.....I have been sewing quilt tops for about 15 years now. I have learned so much and am still learning something new everyday.

I went to the Quilt shop… Continue

Added by Cindy on January 3, 2009 at 5:37pm — 2 Comments

War theme quilts

Hi, well I've never blogged before so lets hope I get what it means. I've been watching E. Burns "Quilt in a Day" weekly show. She is doing the WWII Victory quilt. It seems that these war theme quilts died out with the end of WWII. My hubby was in the Viet Nam war. He has a room in the house called "I love me room". It has all his War pictures, metals on the walls. I want to make a wall hanging quilt for this war. Does anyone know if there is one?

I'm learning to do smaller projects so I… Continue

Added by Patty on January 3, 2009 at 2:49pm — 7 Comments


I just joined the CT Community. I really like reading all the comments and experiences that everyone has had. I am all for learning. Quilting has just started sparking my imagination. I just completed my first quitl top. I had my Mother help me with it to involve her in on my Sunday afternoon activities. She had never quilted before either. This quilt is purple (her favorite color) and after I get the quilting done, I plan on giving it to her for… Continue

Added by Karen Parker on January 3, 2009 at 2:31pm — 4 Comments

Hot! Hot! Hot!

OK, it's January 3, 2009 and it's 82* outside.. enough said.

Added by Debbie on January 3, 2009 at 2:18pm — 10 Comments

I live in Quesnel B.C. Canada with my husband of 45 years and two dogs. We have 4 children and 11 grandchildren, some living here, one family in Kamloops and one family on the coast. I love to quilt …

I live in Quesnel B.C. Canada with my husband of 45 years and two dogs. We have 4 children and 11 grandchildren, some living here, one family in Kamloops and one family on the coast.
I love to quilt and am now starting a red and black quilt for a friend of mine, very challenging one I must say. I am already waiting for spring and the snow to melt. Would really like to get in contact with other quilters that have tried dying fabric. Continue

Added by Joan Smith on January 3, 2009 at 1:09pm — 2 Comments


I'll admit that I am technologically challenged. This is the first blog I've participated in--can someone explain the "friends" thing. How is being a friend different from being a member? I'm confused about that. It isn't helping that my current project is making my head explode. What a mess!

Added by Barbara Graham on January 3, 2009 at 12:34pm — 3 Comments

Completed project

I posted a picture of a Connecting Threads gift bag that I finished this morning.

Added by Ruth on January 3, 2009 at 12:07pm — 3 Comments

viking 1+

does anyone still use a Viking1+ to sew their quilt tops with, if so please let me know. I would like to email you or talk to you by cell phone. Trying to figure out embroidery programs for this machine. Thanks for your time.

Added by Beverly Hall on January 3, 2009 at 11:50am — 1 Comment

an introduction

I'm Kathy and I go by Scissor Queen because I have so many pairs of scissors. It's around 80 pairs now. I would count again but every time I do I'll find another 2 or 3 pairs that I missed when I counted.

Currently I live in the Panhandle of Oklahoma. I've been married to my second husband for 16 years. I have two grown up sons, 3 granddaughters and 1 grandson.

I've been sewing since I was around 8. I started my first quilt in 1979! It didn't get finished until 1999… Continue

Added by Scissor Queen on January 3, 2009 at 10:41am — 6 Comments

John Flynn's Portable Machine Quilting Mult--Frame Kit

I have been looking at this kit on the internet and wondering if it will work for me? Has anyone out there used this? You can quilt up to a queen size project it says. I wonder how user friendly it is etc?

Added by Snackers on January 3, 2009 at 10:30am — 13 Comments

January 3, 2009

Very cold today, so it's a good day to stay in and get some necessary things done....like laundry, cleaning, floors, etc. I've obviously left some time this morning to add a few thoughts here.

I'd like to find a few minutes to do some hand sewing on a 'wild hawaiian' quilt that I am making.

I am using traditional Hawaiian patterns in wild batiks on fairly neutral backgrounds.

I'm sure the footballs games will be on all day too. I do like football and most sports - except… Continue

Added by Lauren Eberhard on January 3, 2009 at 10:03am — No Comments

Why I love winter

It's winter in Canada

And the gentle breezes blow

Seventy miles an hour

At twenty-five below.

Oh, how I love Canada

When the snow's up to your butt

You take a breath of winter

And you nose gets frozen shut.

Yes, the weather here is wonderful

So I guess I'll hang around

I could never leave Canada

'Cause I'm frozen to the ground!!

You'll find me in the indoors

when winter weather gets like this

I can sew and… Continue

Added by Marianne Wells on January 3, 2009 at 9:39am — 5 Comments

Online patterns and tutorials - Cute, Quick, & Easy!

My sister (an avid blogger and beginning sewer/quilter) has recently introduced me to how valuable blogs can be (I admit, I was a big skeptic when the whole blogging fad began), because many quilter/crafter blogs include project ideas, picture tutorials, and free patterns. I have found some pretty cute stuff online and thought I'd share the links here. These are small projects, so more experienced quilters may not be interested, but if you are just beginning or want something quick and easy,… Continue

Added by Nikki on January 3, 2009 at 7:49am — 15 Comments

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