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  1. I have a customer quilt to do & she wants Minkee as the backing fabric. Is there a thread on here about working with it? I tried a search but came up blank. Which direction should the stretch be going? If both sides look the same, how do you distinguish which is the "right" side?
  2. I have an antique customers quilt with scalloped borders. I have zippered leaders. I've done scalloped borders in the past but they had straight edges that were going to be trimmed to scallops after quilting. This quilt already has actual scalloped borders. I've tried a search & didn't find anything. Any suggestions?
  3. I wasn't sure which ones to get except I knew I loved the swirls. I wound up ordering the king swirls, king 7 treasures, king baptist fan/clam, the spiral, the tile & the basic. There were just too many to choose from. Not sure if I made the right choice or not but it's a done deal. With my freehand I've always charged by the square inch so I will do the same with the CL. I just wasn't sure which catagory to put them in. Thanks to everyone for your answers.
  4. I recently purchased the CL. One of the things I got is the king swirls and that is what I am practicing with first. My question is: If you are doing an allover, edge-to-edge using this board, what proce catagory is it placed in?
  5. Linnea, your quilts look great. I recently bought the CL & one of the boards I got was Swirls. I've always just free handed. I really like where you used it for borders only. Thought about that the other day but saved it for later. So far I have just used mine as practice & for one QOV.
  6. I'm not a veteran but I greatly appreciate the sacrifice all military personnel & their families have made on our behalf. And I thank you all for your service. When I see someone in a military uniform I make it a point to introduce myself, shake their hand & tell them how thankful I am for warrriors like them. My youngest son is a Captain in the Army & is currently serving his 4th tour of duty in Iraq. Both of my brothers were in the Air Force & my husband was in the Army. So to all past, present & future military, I thank you. Joe Ann Wood Ohio
  7. Hi Charlene, I keep thinking about ordering from them. What all did you get?
  8. I need some advice ladies. I have a quilt to do and it is totally "homespun". Top & back. Has anyone done this before & if so, what is your advice? Did you run into any special problems with it?
  9. Jean, You said you purchased all 3 of the larger templates. Did you also get some of the smaller ones & if so, which ones do you like best? Another thing I was wondering about, since it looks like you can use the zig-zag to do crosshatching, is there any reason to purchase the crosshatching one? Does anyone have both of those?
  10. Does anyone know of a good label making program & a website where I can find it? I have Windows XP.
  11. Hi Pat, Why don't you talk to APQS & see if they have any suggestions.
  12. Update I originally posted this question & thought I would update everyone. I called the customer & explained the problem & her options. I teach quilting classes & she said to bring it back to the next class & she would fix it. I asked if she would mind if we used her quilt as a learning tool for the whole class. She was fine with that. So we spent quite awhile in class with me explaining the proper way to measure & apply borders & answering their questions. She has 5 narrow, individual borders which would be alot of stitches to remove & re-do. She thought about it for awhile & decided there was no way she was going to spend that much time on it. She wants me to go ahead & quilt it. Says she learned alot from the whole process & will count it as a learning experience. It will be a few days before I get back to her quilt but will let everyone know how it turns out. At the moment, I have the backing on for the next quilt I am doing. It is a top that my aunt cut & pieced entirely by hand. All half square triangles with 2 wide borders & a few 1/2 square triangles appliqued in the borders. Can't wait to get it done for her. Aunt Allie is 90 years old! I should live so long! For the label, I am going to print out a picture of her & I together & all information including her age. Thanks for all the info.
  13. knit2purl2 What kind of price do you put on your baby blankets, what size, etc? Do you use panels or do you piece them?
  14. Hi Darlene, I'm impressed. You did an amazing job of fixing the ruffled borders. Thanks alot for the pics. Like they say, "A picture is worth a thousand words". I may try that. Knowing this lady, I'm sure she isn't going to want to re-do the borders or pay me to re-do them. Not my favorite thing to do anyway. I have a question for you. After you pressed each section, did you pin the sides & bottom edges to the backing & batting so it would stay where you wanted it to be while quilting? Thanks Joe Ann