Quilting Heidi reacted to ffq-lar in Ughh - help please - stain - update
Carbona Stain Devils formula for ink removal got gel pen out of a vintage top in the same situation. It was my item so I advanced through all the usual remedies and this one worked. Apply, back with a paper towel, and pat it with your finger to push it through the fabric. Repeat. It works best if it's just the fabric and not the batting and backer as well. It will need to be washed when you finish because it does have a solvent residual smell. It can be found on the laundry aisle in a rack of little yellow bottles and Joanns used to carry the line as well. Good luck!
Quilting Heidi reacted to connieb in Ughh - help please - stain - update
I finally did it, I swore I'd never, but it happened. I thought I picked up the air erase pen but I actually picked up the gel pen that is the same color. I now have a horrible mark on a customers quilt. I need suggestions on what to use to get this out. I've used Sew Clean so far and it's taken some of it out but not all the way gone. Thank you
Thank you for the suggestions. I tried Sew Clean but it was only working sort of. So I tried the Dawn dish soap and it didn't do anything. So I tried the rubbing alcohol and that didn't do anything. I was heading to the store and googled "how to get gel pen out of fabric" (I really didn't want to go to the store) and it said to mix equal parts rubbing alcohol and vinegar and apply to stain, leave for minimum of 5 minutes, then apply table salt and let set for 5 or more minutes. Then using old toothbrush scrub stained area. If it doesn't all come out repeat. It was almost all out so long story short I had to do the process a total of 3 times and the stain is gone. What a relief.
Quilting Heidi reacted to stitchin cricket in Cross Quilt Finished
I just finished this cross quilt on my Millie. My MIL made it several years ago and gave it to me to practice on. The fabric is not a quality fabric so it was a challenge not to tear it while quilting. I used Superior Bottom line on the top and magna glid bobbins. I am still building my skills and improving everyday. It has been a challenge to go from sitting down at George to standing up to quilt on my Millie, but I'm getting the hang of it. I want to start my own business so building my skills is a must. Hope you enjoy looking.
Quilting Heidi reacted to clgtennis in 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!
APQS Freedom w/Intelliquilter
Quilting Heidi reacted to SWall in Triangle block Baby Quilt
Today my daughter brought over another quilt that she is doing for a co-worker of hers. We had a lot of fun choosing the pattern. She did another great job piecing this quilt and Quilt Path did a great job quilting it. She was totally impressed with the consistent stitches and that QP knew exactly where to go!
Quilting Heidi reacted to LibbyG in 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
Quilting Heidi reacted to delld in 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
Quilting Heidi reacted to LibbyG in Spring Basket -It's a Winner-And it's BEST OF SHOW
My customer just won First Place, favorite quilt from the guild members and People's Choice at her local guild. I used So Fine and Bottom Line. Hobbs 80/20 and Dream Wool. This is a picture of Shirley and her grandaughter who will eventually receive the quilt.
Spring Basket 031 by Libby G, on Flickr
Spring Basket (7) by Libby G, on Flickr
Spring Basket (5) by Libby G, on Flickr
Spring Basket (9) by Libby G, on Flickr
Spring Basket (10) by Libby G, on Flickr
Quilting Heidi reacted to LibbyG in HONOR ABIDES HERE
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
Quilting Heidi reacted to ValerieJ in I can't believe I did this
Most of you probably see this all the time, but it is the first time for me and The Beast. This is the bottom edge and corner of the quilt I am finishing today, I hope. I stole a few minutes before work to baste down the last edge so it is ready when I get another few minutes for the last pass.
I float my tops. If I have been very, very good while piecing, the top edge of the quilt might look this good, but to be able to lock The Beast horizontally and stay between 1/4" and 1/8" all the way across only 10" from the last quilted pass without tugging or pulling has never happened before. All. The. Way. Across. The. Final. Edge!
You are the only ones who will understand why I am grinning and patting myself on the back.
Quilting Heidi reacted to jbnt9999 in In a pinch neat trick
I am finishing a quilt and in order to get the right color for the accents I used two threads. Don't have a duel cone holder so used small spools of Mettler's poly sheen, used fabric tack glue and attached to cone holder. Worked like a charm. Hope this helps someone!
Quilting Heidi got a reaction from quilterkp in Does anybody free motion/ruler work/pantos without SR?
I started with a machine that didn't have a SR and then got my milli. I use the SR almost all the time now and it has made me lazy. It is good that I can stop and think. I do a lot of fine details and I like to be able to take my time getting into the small spaces. I've been pushing myself to use it in non-SR for wide open spaces.
Quilting Heidi reacted to T Row Studio in 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.
Quilting Heidi reacted to Cagey in Check out my stitches-- Please :)
From what I can see in the bottom picture, I do not see any top thread showing through. I think you are good. While I am not a frame longarmer, I believe Jamie Wallen says when you remove the quilt from the frame the top thread will actually settle into the sandwich a little, so I think you are good. Keep up the great work.
Quilting Heidi reacted to RosemaryJ08 in Check out my stitches-- Please :)
I really Thank everyone on here for all your help under the "Needles" topic.
I've been studying and learning all I can about my Superior Variegated Fantastico Thread Choice with a Pre-wound super Bob and Lucey and I have finally made a short pass.
I hope you can see my stitches so you can comment. The stitches on the back seem to be nice, I just don't know IF I have my top tension too tight.
Thanks for any help IF possible.