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  1. 17 points
    T Row Studio

    4 Point star quilt

    Here is the last Custom quilt I did. It was a challenging quilt to do. The quilt is 100"x 100" and the large 4 point star was huge every thing was on angles and on the diagonal. I rolled the quilt forward and back a lot. I stared at this quilt for several month not knowing how to design the quilting. I finally divided up the areas and started filling them in. I used two different colors of thread. I am pleased with how it turned out. Thanks for looking.
  2. 16 points

    Antique Buttermold Quilt

    I finally finished one of my own during a slow time in my customer base......
  3. 16 points
    RoseCity Quilter

    Anne's Mariner's Compass Quilt

    Been awhile, not sure what happens to time sometimes... Finished quilting this Mariner's Compass quilt (a Judy Niemeyer pattern) recently for my client Anne Hall. More photos on my blog, https://rosecityquilter.wordpress.com/2016/07/27/annes-mariners-compass-quilt/
  4. 14 points
    T Row Studio

    Cactus Collage quilted

    Here is My latest Collage quilt ready for Squaring and binding This is a Laura Heine Collage pattern called Cactus collage sampler. I shrunk this to 60% of the original size. My Mother saw one in our Local Show and she said It was her favorite quilt at the show so I thought I could make that for her birthday. I have included before after quilting and the back I also included a copy of my doodle of how I was going to quilt this. Thanks for looking Have a great day
  5. 14 points

    Supreme Grand Champion Winner

    A client had me custom quilt her "Thistle Pod" quilt top for her. She entered it in our county fair and was awarded "Supreme Grand Champion". This entitles the quilt to represent our county at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show in Harrisburg. The judge loved the quilting.
  6. 14 points

    Fancy Forest Quilt

    Finished my Fancy Forest Quilt (design by Elizabeth Hartman) this morning. One problem I have is my grandchildren all want one What have I started?? It was so much fun to make!
  7. 14 points

    Triple Barn Star

    This is a quilt kit I purchased from Craftsy a couple of years ago that l finally made up and have just finished the quilting on. It will be a Wedding gift to a friend's daughter who was married this week. Our girls started Grade 2 together and they are now early 30's. You can't but wonder where all that time went! I learned a few things on this quilt, which is par for the course, especially now that I am quilting on the Lenni. How to handle a vertically pieced backing...make sure you don't miss that batting you use to take up the slack on the rollers, they don't all "fall out". Ask me how I know. The pattern of the quilt isn't throat size friendly for a Lenni, so lots of rolling ahead and back in those big triangles and I turned the quilt to quilt the last two big feathers and the medium sized ones and found pinning to the leaders didn't require as much extra fabric on the edges to work. Tried some new quilting motifs and some went better than others. All in all, I'm pretty happy with the outcome.
  8. 14 points

    My Jesus Quilt

    This is my latest quilt. I still have to square it up and put the binding on it. It's the Carpenter's Star Pattern. Since Jesus was the ultimate carpenter I'm calling it my "Jesus Quilt." I'm giving it to a lady at church who is over our Sunday School Departments. She's such a sweet lady and always smiling and willing to help. I did a lot of ruler work and some pattern boards for the designs. The center design is a heart with feathers on the inside. To me the heart reminds me of Jesus's love for us all. One design is a dove which represents the Holy Spirit. Another block has a heart with a cross in it. That represents what Jesus did for us all. Then there is the crosshatch....just because I love to do crosshatching.
  9. 13 points
    I have finally finished quilts for Landon and Scarlett. Can you believe they are a year old already? They are such good babies. They both love their quilt and give them kisses and hugs all the time. Lol. Landon likes to pet his giraffe. These quilted up really quickly. My goal was to keep them soft and snuggley.
  10. 13 points
    I dew quilting

    Vintage Quilt

    This is a customer quilt that I recently finished. It has been delivered so I can share The top is about 40 years old. She loves vintage pieces. The top is 74X90, with a lot of open space. She didn't want any quilting on the face or arms but said do whatever I wanted with feathers and pebbles. Had fun quilting this one. All quilting is freehand on my Millie. 2 layers of batting, 80/20 on the bottom and wool on the top, SoFine thread. Sorry can only load one picture
  11. 13 points
    Quilting Heidi

    Just saying "Hi"

    Hi Everybody! Just wanted to say hi to everybody! I haven't gotten much quilting done lately, in fact I've gotten zero quilting done but I do check in. The babies are growing and doing so good. They are both very happy and such good babies. They are now smiling and oh boy do they light up the room. Landon is doing really well and gaining weight. They are both over 10 lbs! I can't believe how much they have grown and that 2 1/2 months have flown by. Landon's heart is doing very well and the dr's are pleased with his progress and also amazed. Every time we see the pediatrician she says, "I can't believe this baby has hypo plastic left side." We are so thankful for the miracle of prayer. I truly believe that all of the prayers said for our little guy has made a difference! Keep it up!!!!! Not sure when surgery will be yet but we keep praying that he keeps doing as well as he is. Oh and any of you wondering if twins are really double the work... YES! In fact some days I feel like it is 3 or 4 times the work. LOL or I'm just getting older. The hardest part is they are on different schedules. We're still having to force feed Landon so we have to wake him every 3 hours whether he wants to or not. Scarlett eats every 4 - 5 hours and can drain a 4 oz bottle in about 4 mins! LOL she has a very healthy appetite. Of course I just can't resist sharing some beautiful smiles. That's my update. I hope you are all doing well.
  12. 13 points
    T Row Studio

    Two ufo's finished piecing...I am Sew Excited

    Good Morning Everybody I had a very productive Retreat last week-end I finished piecing my Wild and Goosey I started last Dec and Finished piecing the everlasting wreath quilt I started Several years ago Plus finished 5 More tote Bags for Christmas. I am SEW Excited. Now to fit them in to get quilted. Have a great Monday.
  13. 13 points

    I'm so excited !

    We have made the decision to sell our home and 4 acres and move to town ! We are building an "older age friendly" home that will be all on one floor..........no steps (that we have to use), wide hallways, doorways, pull bars in the bathroom, etc.............neither of us are to that point yet, but after having my Mom out and in her wheelchair, we saw the writing on the wall...........We are both 68 and time is marching on way too fast............anyway, the BEST part is I will have a 17 ' x 30' Quilting Studio ! Everything will be in one big room with lots of storage, drawers, cabinets, cutting table, my long arm............I can't wait for that.............Been going up and down steps a lot late while sorting out closets and purging...........I will be SO GLAD to be rid of the steps............ We currently have a 120 acre farm, but will keep the farm ground and just sell off 4 acres, a couple buildings and the house............DH not quite ready to give it all up just yet, so we won't..........he can still come out and fish in the pond, putter, but he won't have 3 1/2 hours of mowing to do any more or 3 hours of pushing snow in the winter. Our lot in town is a whopping 1/2 acre ! Looking forward to having more free time to do other things.........We like to travel, so having a smaller place in town will make it easier for someone to come over and check on things when we are gone............
  14. 12 points

    I finished my Twinkle Star

    Put this on the long arm this morning. I finished the binding after lunch. Love it!!
  15. 12 points
    T Row Studio

    Christmas in July

    Here is a lovely paper pieced poinsettia wall hanging Marie made she will have it ready for Christmas this year. Here is the before after and back hope you enjoy. and..... Merry Christmas........ LOL
  16. 12 points

    Beverly's Bouquet #2

    When one of my friends saw the post of the first Beverly's Bouquet quilt, she loved it so much she ordered the pattern. It really was challenging for her, but she's done a terrific job with it. Hobb's 80/20, So Fine on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin. Beverlys Bouquet by Libby G, on Flickr Beverlys Bouquet (2) by Libby G, on Flickr Beverlys Bouquet (3) by Libby G, on Flickr
  17. 12 points

    My Tribute to Betty

    4 years ago today I lost my best friend and quilting buddy, Betty O'Leary. I just finished quilting this beautiful applique quilt top of hers as a tribute to her.
  18. 12 points
    T Row Studio

    I'm SEW Excited ( edited video added )

    Edited post with a short video tour of my Featured quilted area at the show. I Hope you enjoy I will post pictures of my quilts next week I am so excited today is our local Quilt show. I have been named one the feature quilters at our show . This is quite and honor I am given a special area where 20 of my own quilts will be hung. I have selected some of my favorite quilts I have made over the years as well as some new ones I got done under the wire. I also have 7 more that are in the actual show. I am looking forward to sharing my quilts with everybody in the Red Deer and surrounding areas. My Daughter is coming today before the show stars and photographing my quilts I will show pictures after the week end. Here is the before picture of 22 of my quilts yesterday morning as I was packing them up. Have a great week-end I know I will enjoy all the visiting Laughing and shopping ans Sharing that goes with this kind of event.
  19. 12 points
    Pepsi Girl

    Finished 3 American Hero quilts

    Quilted all with different pantos will ship Tuesday when I go to town. That white spot is the sun coming through the window.
  20. 12 points

    Very Thrilled with

    APQS service, people on this forum, and our local tech person. I finally called the service dept as everyone has helped and things were getting better but not where the stitches should be. The tech helped me eliminate the skipped stitches, Barb Mayfield helped me realize that some of my problem was actually called "long" stitches, and today APQS spent as much time on the phone with me as needed (multiple times today) to figure out that my long stitches are most likely due to a bad encoder cable. I'm getting new ones soon. The support is so important and heart warming when problems occur. I learned more about my machine and how to trouble shoot stuff today too. I was ready to ship it to APQS and let them figure it out. So glad they want to help us and aren't just there to take our $$, YEA customer support.
  21. 12 points
    T Row Studio

    wild and goosey ready for binding

    Well my version of Wild and Goosey is off the frame and ready for the binding. I have not counted the pieces yet but there is a S....t load. I love how the black and white helps showcase all the different colors .I was able to make a border using the same block and changing some colors. I am very happy with the final quilt. Thanks for looking Here is a close up it is hard to take pictures on the black.
  22. 12 points

    Special Safari

    I made a few initial posts in June right after buying Lucey (Lucius?), but then my wife and I went off for the summer in an RV. Haven't figured out a way to fit Lucius into the RV, so he's been sitting idle for several months. A Bible study friend of mine is in advanced MS. His mind is still fine, but he has little control over his body. He's a very cheerful man, and on my return he told me about his new grandson Ren born while I was gone. He asked for a quilt. (I was honored!) So here it is. The picture is a printed panel, but I had some creative fun with the quilting. I picked out the shapes of the elephant and lion faces and drew them into a pantograph pattern, then copied it several times to create a strip for the panto platform. I'm new enough to all this that following the pantograph was a lot of fun and very rewarding. And I like the way it turned out. Best of all, though is creating a keepsake for my friend Carl and his family.
  23. 12 points
    Laura Farnham

    Embroidered Applique,......

    Wow!!! I just LOVE this Customer Quilt!!!! It is a smaller wallhanging,... but boy does it pack a Punch!!! The COLOR! {my Favorite} The Embroidery {Wow! Just Wow!!} I used a double layer of Quilters Dream Wool to give it a nice loft. Then of Course,... Glide Thread in Prickly Pear and Cerulean,.... I kinda plan as I go,... so let this one just speak to me. I knew I wanted to break up the space to really add some texture Of course,... I had to throw in some featherwork! Continuous Curve in the Turquoise squares,.... Pebbling,.. Stippling, and McTavishing,... Oh,... and continuous straight line work in the outer border to frame out the whole piece!!! Will be shipping this one back home to Florida,... Like they say on Flip or Flop,.... Time to start a new project!!!!
  24. 11 points

    Zinnia Garden for my niece

    A recent finish for my great niece's 10th birthday. I've had the fabric for quite a few years thinking it would make a pretty girls quilt and when my niece asked me to make her a quilt I knew what I wanted to use. The pattern is called Zinnia Garden from American Patchwork & Quilting 2017 calendar. My niece loved it and apparently her bedroom is being painted to go with it! Cathy APQS Freedom w/Intelliquilter
  25. 11 points

    Amazing People

    Last week I changed my needle in my Lenni and accidentally put it in backward. It immediately got hung up and blew a fuse. I used my extra fuse and fixed it. No problems. So today I remembered I needed to order some fuses. I went to the Quilted Joy website because I had had good service from them before. I ordered 6 fuses. My thinking, "I have to order them so get several" and since I am somewhat anal it has to be a round number like a half a dozen, right? The owner of Quilted Joy, Angela Huffman, saw my order and her thinking was "does this lady have a problem?" So she called me to see if my machine was regularly blowing fuses and to see if she could offer help. Yes, she really did do that. I was floored. I did not buy my machine from her. I don't even live in the same state as she does. But she took the time to see if I needed help. I find that amazing and very uplifting. No one does that anymore. APQS has some amazing people representing them and I am glad (even though I am having some thread issues at the moment) I bought an APQS machine. I wanted to be sure to acknowledge her kindness because I think society as a whole is sometimes quicker to complain than to compliment. So thank you Angela. (And yes, I asked her about my thread problem and she told me a few things to check on. How nice is that.) I also want to thank the folks on this forum who are always taking time to offer advice and help whenever I have a question. I was feeling kinda bummed about the problems I am having but I feel better and know that there is support out there. So thank you.
  26. 11 points
    Ann Wight

    Clothesline Quilt

    I just took this little orphan block quilt off the frame and bound it. I was given several bags of stash and blocks from a lady that passed away several years ago. Her daughter is an acquaintance of mine and recently her husband was killed in an boating accident. I made this for her from the last of her Mom's orphan blocks. More of the story and photos on my blog. http://bunkhousequilts.blogspot.com/2017/07/clothesline-quilt-is-done.html
  27. 11 points


    The Bedford Historical Society asked our guild to make them a raffle quilt for 2017. I've always wanted to make this quilt since I saw it in McCalls Quilting Magazine a number of years ago. I used Hobbs 80/20 batting, So Fine on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin. I added an extra row to the top and side of the pattern so it would be queen size. It won 2 First Place Awards, a Second Place and best longarm machine quilting in 3 different area quilt shows. Only one judge said she saw shadowing. I did try to press seams open, but it was easier to sew nine patches ironing to one side. How do you try to prevent shadowing? Honor Abides Here (2) by Libby G, on Flickr Cumberland MD quilt show 097 by Libby G, on Flickr Honor Abides Here (5) by Libby G, on Flickr Honor Abides Here (3) by Libby G, on Flickr
  28. 11 points
    Little House Creations

    and another - Jo Morton design

    This one is called Prairie Flowers (I think) by Jo Morton. All beautifully hand appliqued! I outlined around each of those applique elements - lots of time but worth it (IMHO)! The piecer wanted to keep a traditional feel, so she chose Quilters Dream 70/30 batting; Superior So-Fine thread - she was thrilled at the outcome!
  29. 11 points

    Ideas anyone?

    Thanks for all of the ideas, they really helped. Here is the finished quilt.
  30. 11 points

    Scrap Quilt

    Marjorie, an 88 year old, pieced this quilt last year. She wanted me to quilt it with feathers. Since she didn't use cornerstones, it was hard for her to keep the blocks straight and in line. So Fine on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin. Hobb 80/20. scrap (4) by Libby G, on Flickr scrap by Libby G, on Flickr scrap (2) by Libby G, on Flickr scrap (5) by Libby G, on Flickr
  31. 11 points

    Just finished this one

    This is a friends quilt I quilted for her. It's for her grandson's birthday. The first pic is of it before I started the quilting.
  32. 11 points

    My Poppy Quilt at DQNV Show

    Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a great weekend! My Poppy Quilt received an honorable mention ribbon at the Desert Quilters of Nevada show last weekend. I never intended for this quilt to go in a show, but what a great experience it was. The story is bittersweet. This was my project when I went to Arizona to help care for my Pop when he had terminal lung cancer. That was in 2004. I couldn't touch it for years. But I finally finished the quilting and showed it at a guild circle meeting. I was "encouraged" to enter it in the show. I'm glad I did because I learned so much! The second photo is of my granddaughter, Hal. She loved going to the show with me. She had her sketch book and was drawing the quilts she liked. I asked her which was her favorite and she said, "Your quilt, Grammy!" Melted my heart! The border isn't really that ruffly! It just the way it was laying on the floor.
  33. 11 points
    T Row Studio

    I won an award

    Good morning everybody I had an amazing time this week-end at our local show I have one picture to show you of my quilt that won our guild's Challenge this year. The challenge was Canada 150 years we were suppose to make something that reminded us of Canada. I wanted to create the Northern Lights, They are so beautiful in the Northern area so I added the Inukshuk to my small 20"x 20" piece. I call it Norther Magic This is one of the pieces that has been selected to go to Toronto in June. I hope you enjoy my piece.
  34. 11 points

    Coxcomb Quilt

    This is Judy Niemeyer’s Coxcomb quilt that my friend Dawn Teune pieced and I quilted for her in December. It just won 4 ribbons at the Rainy Day Quilter’s Annual Quilt Show in Ketchikan, AK. First Place, Shop award, Hanger’s choice, and Judges choice. We make a great team and I am always excited to quilt for her!
  35. 11 points

    Another Forest qu

    We thought this pattern would make a great quilt for our grandsons to use when each visits the cabin. I'm pretty new to the Longarm and I'm thrilled Lucey took only 4 partial days to quilt it.
  36. 11 points
    T Row Studio

    love Hoppington Quilt

    Here is my latest finish...almost finish still need the binding maybe this week-end .Just had to show you them. This is a violet Craft pattern called Love Hoppington it is cozie I backed it with a plush blanket. I will bind this 36" x 48" quilt with a scrappy purple binding. Thanks for looking
  37. 11 points
    Mary Beth

    Had to race for home after work

    I have been watching the tracking on some Circle Lord templates, because they are coming in on a "need to know" status. My husband doesn't need to know About 2:20 pm I get a text message telling me that he is going to try to get off work at 3:00 PM today. WHY? WHY?? WHY???? Ugh!!! I get off at 3 pm too. I was sweating bullets for about 45 minutes. I checked the tracking....yep....delivered!!! As I was walking to my car, I sent him a quick text....So, ya getting off work early? Waiting.....waiting....running to the car.....Then the message comes in....No, something came up....I have to stay at work. Whew.....See, I don't need to go to the gym, my heart rate goes up quite fast.
  38. 11 points

    Took 3 years to get to this point!!! Updated 10/18

    This is my Spring Bouquet I started three years go. Put her on Frannie Ann Jr. yesterday. One border done with QP now the center will be all freehand. 20161013_165943 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20161014_140840 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20161014_114921 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20161018_172025 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20161018_171947 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20161018_171938 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20161018_171924 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
  39. 11 points
    I dew quilting

    Fall wall hanging

    Made a wall hanging for my office. Started making this last year but didn't get it finished before the season ended. It's 39x39. Two layers of batting, Glide thread.
  40. 11 points

    Thanks You Vickie!!!!

    Look What I got in the mail today!!! I look great next to Frannie Ann Jr. now!!!!!! 20160922_172418 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
  41. 10 points

    Four point star quilt

    This is Patsy's quilt. It's a hand pieced that she found on the internet. Sh asked me to quilt it. Thought you would like to see. She loved it today when she picked it up!!! 20170626_100418 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170626_100441 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170626_100447 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170626_100458 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170626_101728 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
  42. 10 points

    Breaking the rules

    My customer requested "pretty but on a budget". The panto we chose was pretty, but I just couldn't stand how the stars looked. My customer agreed to pay extra for SID around the stars - I love the results!! The SID really didn't take very long, and without all the other work that goes into a custom quilting job, it was budget friendly. This could be my new "in-between" quilting for those who don't want full custom but want something a little better than E2E. Carol
  43. 10 points
    T Row Studio

    Collage quilt samples for Satellite Class

    Here are a few more Collage projects I just finished . I am teaching and have the opportunity to offer this technique through a satelite class hosted by Sharon Blackmore of Love Shack Quilts, if you are interested here is the link ( https://www.loveshackquilts.ca/product-page/terry-s-collage-workshop-satellite ). I will give you preparation videos to be ready for the class on Sept 30th, Then she will video me though out the day with tips on how to get started, cutting tips, eye options, finishing your project to be able to hang it. I encourage to jump out of your box and create a one of a kind project. The videos will be live so you will be able to ask questions as I am being videoed. The videos stay on the facebook page so you will be able to go back and watch them over and over or watch at a later date if you are busy that day. Or if you are in the Airdrie Alberta area I would love to teach you in person. This is a fun and freeing process once you get going you can have a lot of fun.
  44. 10 points
    T Row Studio

    Collage Quilts

    Hi since the Red Deer Quilt show , I showed two of my collage quilts I made the giraffe and the cow. These created quite a stir in our area. I have been booked to do 10 classes all over our province I have done three already I just finished the newest pattern by Laura Heine it is a pincushion. How many still have a tomato pin cushion. I know I do. Have a Great Day Before picture after
  45. 10 points

    Irish Stars times 3 Made the Quiltmaker Magazine

    My quilt, This Irish Stars, made the quiltmaker magazine in the sew to speak section for the May/June 2017 Issue. I sent this picutre to them and was contacted to be able tp put in the magazine. I'm proud to show it off. I made three of these quilts for the kids for Christmas. All Just alike. I used Quilters Dream wool batting, and just pulled fabric from my hidden fabrics to try to match up as best I could. I used the the panto, Dewdrops in the Garden from Urban Elementz. I don't have quilt path, so I found it was a little hard to do. I started not to post these, because I was not as proud as I should have been with the panto I chose for these quilts. I got the pattern from the Quiltmaker magazine, July/August 2014 No. 158 issue. Anyway here is a picture of a couple.
  46. 10 points

    Customer's Quilt Won 2nd place

    My customer Sherry Turner won 2nd place in small wall quilt category at Feather Princesses Quilt Show in Tampa Florida.
  47. 10 points

    Ribbons at the Quilts By the Sea

    What can I say! The quilts I made and quilted for others won so many ribbons at our Quilt Show this past week. From Best of Show and Best Use of Color, Viewers Choice and Judge's Recognition. I'm amazed!!! Best of Show ( I quilted) 20170217_155558 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr Sharon's Quilt I quilted 20170217_162451 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr Patsy's quilt I quilted 20170217_162223 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170217_162207 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170217_161955 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr Patsy's Quilt I quilted 20170217_161942 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr Emma Jo's quilted I quilted. Her mother in law made the Dresden Plated Stitched by hand way back when. 20170217_161748 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr This was the challenge- Pirate Legends of Amelia 20170217_161644 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr Phyllis's quilt I quilted 20170217_161424 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr Judy's quilt I quilted 20170217_161339 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr Janet's quilt I quilted 20170217_161309 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr Mary's quilt I quilted 20170217_161242 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr Mike's quilt I quilted and won Viewer's Choice!!!! 20170217_161002 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170217_160213 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170217_160154 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr My Best Use of Color 20170217_155759 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170217_155638 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170217_155628 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr Thanks for looking!!!Wish you could have seen all 217 quuilted in person. My guild will be putting all the quilts on our flickr account which is public. I will let you know! Happy Stitching everyone!
  48. 10 points
    Bliss Quilter

    Retired and open for Business

    I was laid off last month and have decided to retire from the corporate world and I am loving it already. God has blessed with Miss Millie and I have officially opened BlissQuilter.com for long arm quilting services & much more. Attached is my first paid quilt. Quick Panto for Jean who is in one of my Bee's.
  49. 10 points
    T Row Studio

    Judy Niemeyer Japanese Fan

    Here is a customers quilt. A J.N. Japanese fan beautifully pieced, we chose to do custom and I did different stitching in each fan. This quilt had a lot of SID. I did Have a great time coming up with designs I hope you enjoy looking.
  50. 10 points

    Wife (Non-Quilter) Just Doesn't Understand

    Since my post I talked with the friend and explained that I had never done a binding that way and had confidence that I could do the way I've always done it. She said she didn't know anything about quilting and the other quilters just told her it was an easy way to do it was the reason she suggested it. I told her I was going to do it my way because I wanted her to be totally happy with the quilt when I finished. She asked if she needed to buy binding and I said no that I had plenty of fabric left over and would fix it. She is a sweet lady and I don't think she was trying to put anything over on me....it was my wife who ticked me off. She had been suggesting things to people and I finally told her I appreciated her pushing to get me business but to quit telling them what they needed because it created more work for me....to have them contact me and I would talk with them about what I thought they needed.