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Writing my name by Brian Christiansen
I am not announcing that I finally learned how to write my name, I have known how to do that for several years now. However, I think that on the quilt I have talked about repairing, and am currently in the process of doing, instead of making my label that says "Ruth Sherwoood, 1961, Brian...
October 24th 16 08:27 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Concentric squares by Brian Christiansen
On the quilt I am repairing, I am making "prototype squares," and what I mean is that I am working out the best/fastest way to replace the squares I am replacing. I have a presser foot that is for sewing parallel lines. In theory, this sounds real good for making the "concentric squares" that...
October 19th 16 01:13 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Singer 222 for a dollar by Brian Christiansen
The other day I was faffing about online loking at the prices of singer 301's just to see what the price of them might be, I am not really planning on buying one anytime soon. The prices seemed to run between about $80 and $200-some, which seemed to be roughly correlated with whether it was...
October 8th 16 04:44 AM
by Brian Christiansen Go to last post
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Rhoda by Elizabeth Bennefeld
Some of you may remember Rhoda (Rhoda's gallery of quilts, now moved to rhodaberry on wordpress). I am sorry to share with you that Rhoda recently entered into Hospice care at a local nursing home. While she has not participated in this newsgroup for many years, the Google Groups being too...
October 8th 16 12:19 AM
by Jack Campin[_2_] Go to last post
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Sea Glass Quilt by [email protected]
This is my latest quilt and just started it. One I call a no brainer yet time consuming. My quilt will be 4 blocks wide and 5 blocks long. When you add in the 2 1/2 inch sashing it makes the quilt wider. I used mostly mottled colors or mixed together colors and I would have named my quilt Stain...
September 26th 16 05:08 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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String Quilts and more by [email protected]
I painted the eyes in on my two fish quilts instead of using buttons. I really don't like buttons on quilts except wall hangings. I used paint that says it is for fabric, wood, glass and etc. Only place big enough was in the living room. Some were all black eyes and others were green with black...
September 17th 16 08:58 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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fabric colour of the day: isabelline by Jack Campin[_2_]
From another newsgroup... From Michael Quinion this week: "Isabelline refers to a colour. The dictionaries variously describe it as greyish-yellow, light buff, pale cream-brown, dingy yellowish grey or drab. The Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary tries hardest to tie it down: „a moderate...
September 3rd 16 09:27 PM
by Bobbie Sews More Go to last post
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2nd Fishy Quilt Top by [email protected]
I had so much material left over that I am making a second fishy quilt. It will be nothing like the first quilt. I had 4 small fish appliqued but didn't not use because they were too small for the block I wanted to make, but found a bigger fish pattern, so that is what I used in the first quilt.....
September 2nd 16 03:16 AM
by amy in SoCal Go to last post
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It's been a long time... by amy in SoCal
Well, tonight the group is quiet. Not what I was expecting. But, then again, many of us do go over to the dark side (FB) more often than here. I am as guilty as anybody! I was hoping to have pictures of my last few projects to share, but my old phone died and along with it, my pictures. I will...
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September 2nd 16 03:11 AM
by amy in SoCal Go to last post
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Handi Quilter Sixteen clamps by Alexandra K
Does anyone know where I can get a set of the 4 clamps used to hold the brackets to the table for this quilting system? Thanks.
September 1st 16 01:09 AM
by Jack Campin[_2_] Go to last post
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Fishy Business by [email protected]
This is the quilt I am working on except mine is a full size quilt. It will be 10 inch blocks with 6 blocks across and 7 blocks long, alternating water block then fish. I plan on putting an inner 2 1/2 inch border and 5 1/2 inch outer border. My fish will be appliqued onto a solid color water...
August 27th 16 09:46 PM
by Brian[_3_] Go to last post
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Quilts for Syria by [email protected]
I prefer to "keep it local" and am sewing for our county medical center pediatric unit. Ginger in CA On Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 1:41:33 AM UTC-7, Jack Campin wrote: Anybody else doing something like this? ...
August 16th 16 04:28 PM
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Nascar flags and miniatures by Brian[_3_]
The thread about the jacob's ladder quilt got me to wondering something, but first I will talk about something that I got to wondering while thinking about that. Suppose you are making a quilt for a bigtime Nascar fan. The most obvious and perhaps easiest is to make a checkerboard of black and...
August 15th 16 02:02 PM
by Bobbie Sews More Go to last post
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Jacobs Ladder Quilt by [email protected]
Hello Brian, Yes, this is the quilt I am making but I made my half squares differently than what they show. Make 8 at one time. I used 2 different materials but in same color range for the blocks. I really think it needs sashing but I don't want to use the regular 2 1/2 inch but a little...
August 9th 16 03:37 PM
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Sewing for my new apt. and more by [email protected]
I have not done much sewing lately except for my apt. I made new Valances for the kitchen and dinning room and my other valances for the 2 bedrooms and living room was able to use the old ones and didn't even have to alter them. I also made place mats and napkins to match. I don't like curtains...
July 26th 16 03:50 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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EU flag motif fabric by Jack Campin[_2_]
Google is not finding this for me. I'm sure there must be such a thing as blue fabric with a close repeat of the EU stars. Good cotton so it would make a shirt. All I can find is photoshops of such designs or actual flags, and no I don't intend to wrap myself in a 3'x5' piece of...
July 24th 16 02:11 PM
by Janner Go to last post
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OT A New Reason to Sing in the Shower by Night Mist
I generally sing in the shower, and the kitchen, and my studio, and just about anywhere I happen to be. Well it has been a wet summer so far, and I am more than a bit allergic to mold. So my chest is full, my head is stuffed, my throat is tight, and I am in no fit state to sing nursery rhymes...
July 16th 16 03:35 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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OT - Chocolate cupcake recipe? by Johanna Gibson
I was all set to make chocolate cupcakes, but my American cookbook doesn't have a recipe for them! How can this be? It has various recipes for muffins... which leads me to wonder: What is the difference between a muffin and a cupcake? Anyway, I know many of you love to bake, so can someone help...
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July 10th 16 06:17 PM
by Night Mist Go to last post
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BRICK-A-BRACK by [email protected]
This quilt is from Quick Quilts, April/May 2014 and a quick one for sure. I used left over scraps. Was not happy with the size, so made the center rectangles rows longer and wider and adjusting the sides accordingly. Did this while packing for my big move. My move is over now, I don't ever want to...
July 6th 16 02:32 AM
by Brian[_3_] Go to last post
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OT still sewing by Night Mist
I am planning on taking some stuff to the Christmas craft fair this year. Bunch of toys, the dolls I had a blast making, some animals that came out of my knitting frenzy. The half a bajillion jumping jacks, climbing bears, and other mechanical and pseudo mechanical wooden toys that I made a few...
June 27th 16 02:47 AM
by Liz Megerle Go to last post
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