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  1. 12 points
    CrazyAboutQuilting

    Cardinal Quilt

    My MIL has always had a special love for cardinals. When I was on the Minnesota Shop Hop in August, I saw a gorgeous cardinal quilt hanging on the wall in one shop. I kept going back to admire it and finally decided that I needed to buy the kit and make it for my MIL for Xmas.....and then I noticed that there was only 1 kit left so I grabbed it. Anyway, it wasn't quite large enough for her double bed so I found some coordinating fabric and added an extra border. I am so happy with how it turned out and my MIL loves it. She had no idea that I was making this for her so that made it even more special. She called me again today to thank me for it. She said I don't need to give her any presents for years and years because this is the best present she has ever gotten and she loves it. And that's why we quilters do what we do, isn't it? Anyway, I hope you enjoy the pictures. <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/crazyaboutquilting/11615352984/player/db29abb208" height="375" width="500" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe> <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/crazyaboutquilting/11615227194/player/7794b344d3" height="375" width="500" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe> <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/crazyaboutquilting/11614979985/player/9d7aec49b6" height="375" width="500" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe> <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/crazyaboutquilting/11615071483/player/9de93d8173" height="375" width="500" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe> <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/crazyaboutquilting/11615752626/player/5031825117" height="375" width="500" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>
  2. 5 points
    meg

    What will happen to your Stash?

    I'm going to live to be 225 years old and use it all.
  3. 4 points
    ffq-lar

    Help identifying your quilt

    A guild-mate shared a story with me. Several years ago she learned at a quilting class that it's a good idea to place your owners info in a hidden spot on your quilts. She signs her name and address with indelible ink within the seam allowance of the backer where it will be hidden after the binding is applied. She puts the info near the same corner where she puts the label. This holiday she "lost" a quilt off the end of the guest bed and suspected a woman who had accompanied a relative to a holiday get-together. Chilling, huh? With some sleuthing with the relative they learned that the quilt was with the "friend" and suspected she might give it to someone for Christmas! Police were called and the "friend" told them her mom had made the quilt and of course the label was removed. While my friend had some "decor" photos of the quilt folded on the bed, she didn't have a full shot. So she told the police where to find her hidden signature. When the police asked the guilty party to show them the area on the quilt, she admitted she stole it. She was charged with theft and was stunned when she learned the market value of the quilt. I just thought I'd offered this tip to add to all the label tips recently shared. Happy New Year to my APQS family!
  4. 4 points
    Von Roberts

    What will happen to your Stash?

    What will happen to your stash, here's what will be happening to mine My two son-in-laws good heartily give me a hard time about my fabric stash and sometime ago asked what would happen to it when I die. (This event is not planned for many years i hope) Told them it could all go to my much loved quilting friends, Shock, Horror, I couldn't do that they said as it represented much of their wives inheritance so it must have some value!. (Both our daughters don't sew). After much thought and discussion they decided between them and in the best interests of their wives they would let folk choose what they wanted and sell the fabric by supermarket sized bags. As my workroom was in the loft and not very large, there would be no room for them up there to supervise. They then planned to hand out plastic supermarket bags at the bottom of the stairs and would charge per bag on the way down. Laughingly I told them that being quilters they would not only fill a bag but would also stuff it in pockets , down their knickers, up their jumpers, pretend they were multiple scarfs and find other ingenious ways of hiding fabric. After all some are experts at this. The SIL's reply was, " Don't worry , we will weight them when they go up and we'll weight them when they come down, so we'll sell it by weight " Cheeky fellows, but I do love them dearly Yvonne
  5. 4 points
    LisaC

    What will happen to your Stash?

    I plan on being in heaven and having the "heavenly" never ending fabric stash so I could care less what happens to the "earthly" stash here, LOL.
  6. 3 points
    ffq-lar

    Traditional quilting for a traditional DWR

    This is a big Double Wedding Ring made from batiks. I think the arcs were from a kit--every piece was a different shape and the joining four-patch was especially curvy. She wanted traditional quilting and that's what she got! If you're wondering, the center feathers were accomplished with corner-to-corner marking as well as horizontal and vertical in each pinched square. Almost took me longer to mark than to stitch! Thanks for looking and Happy New Year everyone! Flickr link--arrow right for detail shots. http://www.flickr.com/photos/larech/11615332376/
  7. 3 points
    JustSewSimple

    What did you get for Christmas?

    I got a barn! Yes, I am so excited about my barn! It is only 26X12 with two 6 foot lofts but OMG I have places to put stuff now! And, the garage can actually be only for the cars! This is ALMOST as good as fabric or a new machine! Now, for you ladies and gents who actually live on a farm and have several barns....keep in mind I live in a quiet neighborhood (we can't actually see one another) and no one I know has a barn - but me! I know they are jealous!
  8. 2 points
    K. Szymaszek

    Star Wall hanging

    Here is a wall hanging I quilted recently. There are more on my blog, quiltsandquilting.blogspot.com. Not much of a blogger but trying. I used QDBlend and 1/2 thickness of Wool, and Superior's So-Fine. So hard getting the hang of all this stuff when your as electronically challenged as I am, but I will keep at it. Thanks for looking, K
  9. 2 points
    My kids will sell it at a garage for a quarter a piece. now matter if it a large yardage or not. what do they care. LOL But I will haunt them.
  10. 2 points
    I have told my husband not to sell it on a rummage sale. Let my quilting friends have what they want and donate the rest to the church quilt group or guild charity quilts. I have also made it perfectly clear that his 2nd wife is not to have it....nor is he allowed to bring her to my funeral. Cheryl
  11. 1 point
    I just had to share with you all one more in progress shot...I'm so happy with how this is coming out I can barely believe that I quilted it myself!!! There is a lot I will do differently on the next quilt so if nothing else this quilt was a big lesson in putting the fantastic bigger than life ideas I have in my head on a real live quilt. Wheeew! I'm about 1/3 of the way done with the quilting of this...then I've got beading and some cording I'd like to attach to help even out the issues I had with the bias tape. Guess what else??? In three short weeks I will have had my non stitch regulated 14 year old APQS Ultimate 1 long arm for a YEAR! I gotta say - I have come a ways from looping stars!!! Yay!!! 1507136_722729871073602_1315424863_n by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr
  12. 1 point
    I'm home today on my day off huddled up to my wood stove watching Marathon episodes of American Pickers -- seeing all of this massive amounts of stuff / junk in the old sheds and attics --- well, now I don't feel so guilty about my fabric stash!
  13. 1 point
    Hi, Everyone, I have been long absent for a while. Work has been a real bear this season and I have hardly had time to breathe let alone quilt. But!!!! I have lurked as time allowed and seen some beautiful work. You all never cease to inspire. :0) Here is a baby quilt I am finishing for a Christmas/welcome to the world present. The pattern is from Kay Bell's blog. It is the second one I have made and I love it for a baby quilt. Perfect size and room to quilt. :0) I finally tried some areas in non-regulated stitch mode. Whhhopppeee!!! Who knew it would be so FUN!!! Why did I wait so long? url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/sillyewe/11503383516/][/url] IMG_1617 by sillyewe, on Flickr url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/sillyewe/11503348104/][/url] IMG_1616 by sillyewe, on Flickr Have a beautiful rest of your Sunday! :0) Sharon
  14. 1 point
    tyquilter

    Flannel quilt

    Sorry, here is the picture
  15. 1 point
    quiltmonkey

    What will happen to your Stash?

    Meggy, can you imagine you and me and a case of Gray Goose? I think we'll need more than a case. LOL!
  16. 1 point
    meg

    What will happen to your Stash?

    Brilliant! Then I will only need to live to 175! Count me in.
  17. 1 point
    quiltmonkey

    Help identifying your quilt

    Honestly (IMHO) I truly think that there are a lot of people running loose who are not 100% completely healthy in the mind. Seriously. I am not giving excuses for mentally ill people, but I think there are a lot of crazy people out there. I am not saying this lightly. Mental illness in our population is much more prevalent than we think it is. Just read the newspaper or the police blotter. Or drive down the highway. Get my point?
  18. 1 point
    BethDurand

    Setting the ink on a signature

    Thanks. I'm pretty sure it was a pigma pen. Couldn't remember the name this morning, too little coffee.
  19. 1 point
    HeidiP

    What did you get for Christmas?

    On Thanksgiving I showed my kids my fabric stash and told them I didn't need more fabric until I get some quilts finished. My 6 year old grandson knew what I needed for Christmas. He made me some leaders and enders for piecing and was so excited when I opened his gift. He's piecing his first quilt on my Bernina and has his 1/4" seam down. He also quilted most of my husband's Christmas quilt on my Millie with a CL long board. Love my grandkid's interest in quilting!
  20. 1 point
    I like what Ricky Tims says. If you collect stamps, you have a stamp collection. You wouldn't dream of putting one on an envelope. Your stash is your collection!
  21. 1 point
    Quilting Heidi

    What did you get for Christmas?

    I didn't really need any quilting tools so hubby made me a my wonderfully thoughtful gift certificate. I also got a paint gun! LOL yes a paint gun. I wanted one to paint picture frames and small furniture. I hope it works well. I want to paint a bunch of frames I got to make a picture wall in my family room. Kailey and Sophia gave me a snow globe with a picture of them in it. Getting to spend some time with my granddaughters is the best gift of all! They are getting so big and they just crack me up!
  22. 1 point
    Love Love Love your quilting!! Joan
  23. 1 point
    maggienoella

    Help identifying your quilt

    Who would think that you'd have to do something like that to try to protect yourself from someone taking a quilt. Wonder how we can microchip our quilts like we do our pets? I thought about microchipping DH, then wondered, why? LOL Joan
  24. 1 point
    Liam

    Help identifying your quilt

    I’m a very trusting soul (too much so! as I’ve been told). I don’t know why it always shocks me when someone does something like this? I just don’t understand how some people can take something that doesn’t belong to them and not think twice about it?! The guilt would kill me! I guess I believe that everyone is like I am, someone who is honest and treats others as they want to be treated. This is one of my biggest fault!
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  26. 1 point
    Another beauty, Linda! That must have been a LOT of hours in that beautiful quilt but the end result is worth it!
  27. 1 point
    Primitive1

    Thread Therapy with Dr. Bob

    Well now I think I have to get this video and watch it! Thanks for the info!
  28. 1 point
    Beautiful and this must have been ALOT of work!!!
  29. 1 point
    Beautiful as aways...... Thanks for the info on lighting, I must check that out.
  30. 1 point
    I love it! My accountant, like Shirley's, uses the print-outs at tax time. This saves me time and angst, and him from "sorting through the shoebox." My customers too, Debbie, are impressed with the professional appearance of the take-in and invoice sheets. I've had the program forever. The only drawback seems to be that I can't run the "Organised Quilter" on the same computer if I ever update "Machine Quilters... I find that listing my books, rulers etc. on "Organised..." is very useful, and I don't want to give it up just for an update! Barbara
  31. 1 point
    Linda, Your quilting is inspiring...you're a very talented lady. Thanks for being here for us.
  32. 1 point
    Linda, that is just gorgeous!
  33. 1 point
    QuiltGuy

    What did you get for Christmas?

    I got coal...as usual
  34. 1 point
    RitaR

    Quilt Labels

    On the quilts I quilt with Penny now, I roll the quilt to the bottom, and find the spot I want to put the label, which is on the left side and just up from the bottom. At first I was pinning them on, now I use glue stick, and put the label where I want it. Since the label is on the right side of the backing, where it can't be seen to sew I mark the wrong side of the backing with the outline of the label and sew it on with Penny. I then continue with the quilting without the frustration of trying to add the label by hand when done. The thread color doesn't seem to affect the label. I usually sew it on about 6" from the bottom, but line up one side a couple inches in to get it on straight. I find this much easier. I also found out it was easier to fill the label out with pertinent info, before putting it on the quilt back. Just remember you cannot see the label when it is on the quilt back properly placed. Rita
  35. 1 point
    Barn is cool! I've always loved barns. But this year I really did get the desire of my heart, an engagement ring
  36. 1 point
    zeke

    What did you get for Christmas?

    I got an interchangeable game knife. Came with a standard knife , gut hook and saw. Now I'm ready for next year's hunting season. Zeke.
  37. 1 point
    Linda, Beautiful! It is stunning. I agree with Dell-thank you for always sharing and teaching. I have learned a great deal from you and always look forward to your next quilt.
  38. 1 point
    My husband got me a Tutto rolling machine caddy so I can take my machine to retreats more easily. He is also working on a new sewing desk that I designed. I have been unwilling to part with the kind of money it takes to buy a nice sewing desk,especially since none of them are the exact right shape or size for my sewing room. I can hardly wait until it is done! Then he will build some matching selves for storage up to the ceiling. The higher reaches will be for general subject books, not quilty stuff. They will all match the custom cutting table and shelves he made a few years ago. While I kind of dread taking time away from sewing, I really look forward to better organization. Maybe I will be able to find things finally! I will post pictures when it is all done. This husband is number two and is quite handy--a huge improvement over the practice hubby. My son's girlfriend of two years got me a gift certificate for a local fabric store. I think she may be a keeper!
  39. 1 point
  40. 1 point
    Neher-in-law5

    Help me find a pattern please,

    Glad you figured out the pattern. Maybe he is talking about his grandma's front porch from when he was a kid. My grandpa had dementia/Alzhiemers and would usually call his daughters by the names of his sisters, but he always had my dad (his son) right, but would call my oldest brother by his brother's name but never by dad's name. Through the experience of my in-laws' mental changes, just go with the flow of the day and don't try to figure out every thing he refers to. I hope you can make the quilt that will give him a bit of comfort and piece.
  41. 1 point
    meg

    What did you get for Christmas?

    WOW! A barn is awesome. I wonder how Santa got that on his sleigh!?! My favorite Christmas gift was having all 3 kids home. It's been a difficult year with so many ups & downs for us that I was thrilled to have my babies here with me & Phil. Those 3 great kids chipped in and got me a giftie for my favorite quilt shop. I already used it. Retail therapy was a perfect pick me up after I dropped DD at the airport to head home yesterday.
  42. 1 point
    You Rock Linda, quilting is awesome!!!
  43. 1 point
    peglu

    What did you get for Christmas?

    The barn sounds cool Sylvia. Cheryl I have seen those folding wagons. They are very neat. I got all quilty things this year. I got Proline rulers, nested oval templates, and the CL circle thingy. DH really had to do his home work this year and he came through. And, my big surprise was a BEAUTIFUL quilt chest. I had seen it at a quilt show several years ago and wrote the info down and gave it to hubby when I got home. Never really thought about it again. Man was I surprised. I LOVE it. Peggy
  44. 1 point
    qltnbe

    What did you get for Christmas?

    I don't know what state you live in, but if it were my barn, I would insulate it, electrify it, put in a bathroom and make it my design studio and go lock myself away for hours in it. Lucky you. I would like that Christmas gift!
  45. 1 point
    Mrs.A

    Quilt Labels

    Amen. Madelyn
  46. 1 point
    Neher-in-law5

    Quilt Labels

    I have usually put the label on when I sew the binding on so there are only two sides to hand stitch. I do like the idea of putting it on early on the backing, but with my layering process it would probably end up weirdly crooked by the time the quilt was done.
  47. 1 point
    QuiltGuy

    Thread Therapy with Dr. Bob

    I didn't even think the whole time had gone by…lots of little tips on needle types (topstitch was their recommendation) as well as what to look for in metallics to make sure you "got a good one" to tension settings etc…designed for a broad audience of sewers, not just longarmers but I found it really interesting…many may know all of this, but I feel like I learned a lot!
  48. 1 point
    caryas

    Rhapsody Quilt Finished

    Hi all, I just finished this quilt for a customer and wanted to share some pictures with people what know what went into this one! I used two layers of batting, cotton and wool and all Glide silk thread. I think it turned out just beautiful! Janet
  49. 1 point
    Thanks so much, everyone! I've been working hard at getting everything set up and now I'm focusing on putting together some awesome class retreats and events. I'm also working on adding all the longarm notions/supplies to my website- QuiltedJoy.com If you are going through Louisville on your way down I-65, please stop by!
  50. 1 point
    deloajones

    used machineI am looking f

    I have a used Millie for 8000.00 fully loaded Call deloa 269-767-2799