The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!
I, too feel much more comfortable doing free motion quilting than following a laser. My stitches are also more consistant with the free motion than following a laser. But I am determined to get good at the laser and pantograghs. The women I used to take my quilts to for machine quilting did a beautiful job on them. I just did not think it would be so hard for me.
I just viewed your photos, beautiful quilts. Your sewing room looks nice too. I am redoing one of our bedrooms, as my sewing room/bedroom. I have my quilt frame and machine on our front porch (my husband winterized it so I can be out there all winter long). It was a struggle to find a place for the quilt rack and machine. We did not want to give up a bedroom or our family room.
How long can your frame be extended out to? My frame can be extended out to 110 inches (or crib size - half of the total size). Approx. how many quilts did you have to quilt before you felt comfortable with your machine, frame and the quality of the quilting (good enough to give away or charge for the service)?
I have Phaff Grand Quilter with a Grace Quilting Frame. I don't think it is a true long arm machine, not like the ones you see at quilting stores (like a Gamble). I can only dream!! So far the only business I have is my sister-in-law. Until then I just keep practicing on my own quilts.
I loved your slideshow of quilts. The Baltimore Album is just scrumpdelioush? Can't spell it, but............it is just wonderful. All your colors are so nice. I wish my eyes would let me do the applique but can't any more. Take good care of your eyes.
Happy sewing. Betty in TN
i think i had posted something about spammers because a member here had used her email address as her name on the site. i advised her to change it rather than have it out there for all to see.
as for small projects; i rather do them because i will actually finish them. i like charm square quilts and totes and right now i'm involved in a 16 inch quilt swap. i do quilted postcards, totes, small sewing crafts. that is where i shine.
Hi JoAnn! No, I have never used or even heard of Triangulations. What are they? This was my first quilt using Thangles. And, while they weren't hard, it seemed to be a lot of wasted effort. But, it is always nice to try new methods. You never know when you are going to find something that really captures your interest.
I'm not quite sure what you're doing to get only a 2-1/2" square after sewing all your triangles together. That must be frustrating! If you're cutting each of the F, I, and K squares twice diagonally, (cutting an X through each square), you should still have triangles that measure 4-3/4" across the base of each triangle. Allowing for the 1/4" seams, you should still end up with a 4" square when finished.
This is one of those times when I wish we were in an actual classroom together so I could see what you're doing. Then I'd be able to help you better. Let me know if you're still running into trouble and I'll see what I can do.
Sorry hit the wrong button and it wouldn.t let me finish my post ..Anyway I order the fabric and it didn't cost me that much I think with shipping it was only $7 and I still have my blue border fabric that I can use at a different time . It might be because I use all one color in each block so had 3 blue 3 purple 3 green and 3 brown. I like a border that has some of the fabric in the blocks but that is just me. I thought there was made it look to scrappy and I didn't want to put that much work into a quilt and have it look scrappy Sorry this is so long will stop now I only posted my pic on my page cause I was afraid to post on the main didn't want to get anyone upset with me.JESS
Hi Joanne, Im looking at #6 block instrutions and it says to cut a sq. 4-3/4 then cut twice and for the 4 3/8 sq. you just cut once. The 4 3/8 tri are for the sq with the tiny sq. in the corner 2nd and 4th rows the quarter sq.are the ones that are sewn to the center block can't really remember but I don't think I had trouble with the measurement but had trouble getting everything to match up like in the sq. with the propeller I wished i had redone them so they would be more uniform in size hate to rip that block out I still might fix it . I'm waiting for more material for the border just hated the blue with the rest of the fabrics.If it had had some of the border print in some of the patches I might have liked it I ordered 1 1/4 yard of the wishes green and 1/2 for the binding in the darkest green I'll order some more fabric later in the blue tones and that way I can use the dandelion blue that came with the kit. I ran across a coupon for 5.96 offf any order over 596 that has material in the order Where it says promotion code just type BHG596 and you will get that am't off your order but you do have to pay reg. shipping of 3.29 for orders up tp 19.99 so I
JoAnn, I haven't started 5 and 6 yet. Trying not to work ahead. Keeping myself busy with the precut kit from Joannes Fabrics. I have cut out 9 though because I wanted certain color combos on a couple of the squares. I will look into it and let you know what I find but it won't be for a couple of days though because we are having a super bowl party tomorrow.