piecrust

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    piecrust got a reaction from FloridaMissy in Daughter bag   
    I went to the creative needle web site and purchased a different pattern.
    Thanks for the inspiration and information.

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    piecrust got a reaction from Bonnie in Ok in Daughter bag   
    Thanks for the pattern info. Looks like I will be making a few for Christmas gifts.
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    piecrust got a reaction from dbams in Has anyone made a Frank Lloyd Wright quilt?   
    I've made a stained glass window and two inserts for a cabinet door. Hadn't thought of making a quilt.
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    piecrust got a reaction from iquiltit in T-shirt quilt   
    I would give that one back. I prefer working with t-shirts that are 100% cotton and using a woven stabilizer. I have found that the dry fit t-shirts don't work very well either. As stated by InezR, sew slowly over the designs. I like t-shirt quilts that have a little fabric around the blocks, not just blocks of t-shirts to add contrast and interest. A friend of mine used a "water" fabric as the base for her daughters water skiing t-shirts. Adorable!
    Here's one of mine:
     

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    piecrust got a reaction from NHDeb in NO...NO...NO...NO   
    David-I bet MaryBeth really, really, really wants it this time too.
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    piecrust got a reaction from LibbyG in Cutting Strips for piecing/binding   
    Rulers are getting so expensive. Have you seen the cost of those Bloc_loc rulers for flying geese? Anyway, when I watched a demo on the Stripology Squared Ruler, the ruler looked very similar to the "Square It Up" ruler I already had. Using the same techniques, I was able to use my existing ruler to achieve the same great results.
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    piecrust got a reaction from dbams in Ribbon for Rita's Quilt!   
    How thoughtful of Roland, Rita sure got lucky when she found him.
    Betsy-it was you who got it done and any accolades are all yours. Nice job!
     
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    piecrust reacted to dbams in Ribbon for Rita's Quilt!   
    Here's a picture of the quilt, for anyone who would like to see it.

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    piecrust reacted to dbams in Ribbon for Rita's Quilt!   
    Hello Everyone,
    Yesterday, I received a package from Himself (a.k.a. RitaR's husband, Roland).  Imagine my surprise when I found a ribbon and evaluation form, along with a letter from Roland.  Here is what he had to say:
    Dear Betsy,
    Pray you and your family had a joyful and present Thanksgiving.  Mine was enjoyable, spent with my daughter, son-in-law, and grandkids.
    Our quilt guild was in need of more quilts for our quilt show, so decided to enter the one you gals made for Rita.  I was using it on the bed.
    It won a ribbon, so I'll send it on to you.  I'm enjoying looking at it and reading the writing on it.
    I thank you gals again for making the quilt.  She enjoyed when she first saw it, and was wanting to see it again later, but just never got up the strength to do it.
    Pray you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
     
    Rita's quilt won second place!  I had tears in my eyes when I saw the ribbon and read Roland's letter.  Wasn't that nice of him to send that for all of us to see?
    I know this was a group project, but I hope no one minds if I keep the ribbon.  I never expected to have a quilt with my work win anything, and this means a lot to me.


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    piecrust got a reaction from dbams in Which type of pen do you use? ... or which fabric?   
    Thanks for your help and advice. The request was to use black since that is part of their corporate colors. I looked at the EQ printable and it had the same problem as Printed Treasures- it is not a true white. I found a 08 micron pigma pen and gave it a shot, thanks Neher-in-law5 and Lisa C. That looked good and after washing, it still looked good. I also took a crack at what Cagey recommended. I took a larger piece of fabric, anchored it to the freezer paper, and then taped the corners to a piece of foam core. (Freezer paper was rolling up.) I used a blue erasable and drew lines giving each a 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" area to use, (but you and I know it will actually be 2" x 4") and added additional space between to accommodate the 1/4" seams. Everyone will be told to "stay inside the lines" and I have several helpers who will be watching. I've made each sheet to accommodate 20 signatures/sentiments. My thought was that if I had all those small pieces, I was sure to drop one and loose it. Tomorrow it's off to the art store for a dozen pens and more foam core.
    Thanks to all of you, I have a plan.
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    piecrust got a reaction from Gail O in Which type of pen do you use? ... or which fabric?   
    Thanks for your help and advice. The request was to use black since that is part of their corporate colors. I looked at the EQ printable and it had the same problem as Printed Treasures- it is not a true white. I found a 08 micron pigma pen and gave it a shot, thanks Neher-in-law5 and Lisa C. That looked good and after washing, it still looked good. I also took a crack at what Cagey recommended. I took a larger piece of fabric, anchored it to the freezer paper, and then taped the corners to a piece of foam core. (Freezer paper was rolling up.) I used a blue erasable and drew lines giving each a 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" area to use, (but you and I know it will actually be 2" x 4") and added additional space between to accommodate the 1/4" seams. Everyone will be told to "stay inside the lines" and I have several helpers who will be watching. I've made each sheet to accommodate 20 signatures/sentiments. My thought was that if I had all those small pieces, I was sure to drop one and loose it. Tomorrow it's off to the art store for a dozen pens and more foam core.
    Thanks to all of you, I have a plan.
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    piecrust got a reaction from Neher-in-law5 in Which type of pen do you use? ... or which fabric?   
    Thanks for your help and advice. The request was to use black since that is part of their corporate colors. I looked at the EQ printable and it had the same problem as Printed Treasures- it is not a true white. I found a 08 micron pigma pen and gave it a shot, thanks Neher-in-law5 and Lisa C. That looked good and after washing, it still looked good. I also took a crack at what Cagey recommended. I took a larger piece of fabric, anchored it to the freezer paper, and then taped the corners to a piece of foam core. (Freezer paper was rolling up.) I used a blue erasable and drew lines giving each a 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" area to use, (but you and I know it will actually be 2" x 4") and added additional space between to accommodate the 1/4" seams. Everyone will be told to "stay inside the lines" and I have several helpers who will be watching. I've made each sheet to accommodate 20 signatures/sentiments. My thought was that if I had all those small pieces, I was sure to drop one and loose it. Tomorrow it's off to the art store for a dozen pens and more foam core.
    Thanks to all of you, I have a plan.
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    piecrust got a reaction from gkazee in Which type of pen do you use? ... or which fabric?   
    Thanks for your help and advice. The request was to use black since that is part of their corporate colors. I looked at the EQ printable and it had the same problem as Printed Treasures- it is not a true white. I found a 08 micron pigma pen and gave it a shot, thanks Neher-in-law5 and Lisa C. That looked good and after washing, it still looked good. I also took a crack at what Cagey recommended. I took a larger piece of fabric, anchored it to the freezer paper, and then taped the corners to a piece of foam core. (Freezer paper was rolling up.) I used a blue erasable and drew lines giving each a 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" area to use, (but you and I know it will actually be 2" x 4") and added additional space between to accommodate the 1/4" seams. Everyone will be told to "stay inside the lines" and I have several helpers who will be watching. I've made each sheet to accommodate 20 signatures/sentiments. My thought was that if I had all those small pieces, I was sure to drop one and loose it. Tomorrow it's off to the art store for a dozen pens and more foam core.
    Thanks to all of you, I have a plan.
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    piecrust reacted to yankiequilter in Which type of pen do you use? ... or which fabric?   
    I use the Sakura Micron pens to touch up tiny areas on quilts where the thread might need to be colored to hide an oops, for example where SID wanders outside the ditch for a few stitches.
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    piecrust reacted to srichardson in Which type of pen do you use? ... or which fabric?   
    I have used Sakura Micron #1 archival ink.  You will need to heat set the ink with an iron.  They are available on Amazon.
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    piecrust reacted to iquiltit in Which type of pen do you use? ... or which fabric?   
    what about those micro pens  they come in colors.
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    piecrust reacted to Gator in Which type of pen do you use? ... or which fabric?   
    Sharpie makes a really nice permanent  "fabric dye" medium point marker.  You can find them with the other fabric pens at JoAnns, Michaels, and other craft stores.  Basically any permanent ink will work but test to make sure they don't bleed (smear).
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    piecrust reacted to Cagey in Which type of pen do you use? ... or which fabric?   
    PieCrust;
    Go buy some inkjet printable quilt fabric, and then sign them; http://electricquilt.com/online-shop/category/printable-fabric-paper/
    You can mark the full sheets with water soluble  marker so the signers can see the 2x4 block area they have to sign.  Be sure to stress to them that anything outside the blue mark, will not be seen on the final block.  I made the mark 1/2 inch from my sew line, as I was sure a few would not listen to my instructions as I watched them sign the sheets.  EQ will not say if the sharpie marker is permanent on their sheets, but I iron heat set them with no issue and washed them multiple times in my small test sample.  I used it in my Take A Vet To School quilt;  see 5th picture; http://forum.apqs.com/topic/41978-take-a-vet-to-school-day-quilt/  Most liked signing with the small fine point blue pen verses the black.  You can decide on the color depending on the other colors in the quilt top.
    I hope this helps a tad bit, as you go forward.
    Cagey
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    piecrust reacted to Neher-in-law5 in Which type of pen do you use? ... or which fabric?   
    If you use the micron pens, try to get a .08 or even larger size point.  The .05 and .005 have tips that are so sharp they catch on the fibers and are hard to write smoothly.  the .08 or larger have a rounder tip and move across the fabric smoothly.
     
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    piecrust reacted to LisaC in Which type of pen do you use? ... or which fabric?   
    I also use the 08 Micron Pigma Pens; they are wonderful!
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    piecrust got a reaction from Bonnie in Ok in Daughter bag   
    I went to the creative needle web site and purchased a different pattern.
    Thanks for the inspiration and information.

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    piecrust got a reaction from anniemueller in Pink Halloween Quilt   
    The imagination and creativity in this quilt is amazing. Not only that, the quilting is spectacular. AWESOME!
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    piecrust reacted to anniemueller in Pink Halloween Quilt   
    Look what I got to quilt!  It's a pink themed Halloween quilt, to display at our local hospital during the month of October.  Pink because it's breast cancer awareness month.  The Jackson Hole Quilt Guild rotates a quilt display every month at our local hospital.  The nurses and patients really appreciate it.  We've had a hard time in years past trying to find a pink quilt for the October display.  So we had the bright idea to make a quilt just for that.  Different people made the applique blocks, others sewed them together with sashing and border.  I quilted it, and just handed it off to another member to attach the binding.  A terrific collaboration.
    Last May I took a few classes from Judi Madsen in Salt Lake City.  I just LOVE her work.  So, you will see that she inspired this quilting.  
    The bat bra block is the one that really got me started with the quilt designs.  The lady who made it drew a spider in a web on the cleavage, so clever and so easy to quilt that design!  
    Judi had just posted an applique quilt that she'd finished that had bugs in it.  She gave the bugs motion by quilting a swirly design under them.  I thought the ghosts need that swirly design too.  Remember, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?!
    I used a wool batting, glide thread with magna glide bobbins.  Love those magna glide bobbins!  Angela Huffman is a great source for them and her delivery is super fast.
    Thanks for looking!

















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    piecrust got a reaction from T Row Studio in Elephant quilt   
    WOW!!! I remember the last one you posted, you are talented.
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    piecrust got a reaction from Mindy in The Millie Give Away   
    Mary Beth- Is your phone fully charged? Is the ringer turned on? Did you leave the phone in the car? Just making sure you are ready for that call........
    My morning cup of Joe wasn't quite the same. Something was missing. My morning ritual has once again changed. Does APQS realize the effect they have on my life?