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From Strips To Stars... Kaye explains her methods....
Leave your sewing machines at home.
Sewing machines used on the ship are sponsored by
Be the one of the first 100 people to reserve a cabin and sign up for classes to receive the AccuQuilt Baby Go and Dye.
Cabins and Classes will fill fast. We suggest you book by September 30, 2012.
Prices based on availability. Prices are per person, based on a double occupancy for cruise. Price listed includes taxes and fees. These prices cannot be combined with any other promotion.
Included in your price: Class fees, (except kit fees,) Shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, most meals, some beverages and most onboard entertainment.
Not Included: Kit fees for classes which will be paid to instructor at class time, Air transportation, transfers, items of a personal nature such as shore and land excursions, specialty restaurant fees, some beverages, photographs, gratuities/service fees, medical services, etc. All prices in US Dollars.
We are going to have a
Wackiest Cruise Outfit contest for the cruise.
Wacky Cruise Clothing Day: You could win $250. February 22nd has been designated as Wacky Cruise Clothing Day for our group only. Wear your wackiest cruise clothing and you could win $250. Second place will win $150 and third place will win $75.
If you have questions please call 800-473-9464
To sign-up for this cruise contact
Bonnie Greenberg at CruiseOne at 800-784-4480
Click HERE for more details!
Q....If you tie a quilt using the sewing machine, would it be best to do that before doing the binding to make sure it lays nice and flat without any puckers....Louise
K....Machine tying your quilt can be done before or after the binding. Because you only sew each of the ties in place, the fabric layers won't move so there won't be any puckers.
Q: I am trying to learn free motion quilting. My upper thread keeps breaking no matter what needle or thread I use. What can you suggest?
K: The one thing that comes to mind is that maybe you are jerking the fabric while the needle is down in the quilt still. To avoid this, remember to always run your machine very fast and move your fabric very slow and steady.
Q: When counting the number of quilting stitches in an inch, do you count both front and back?
K: Both sides are counted. The easiest way to do this is to count one side and then just multiply by 2.
The origins of the traditional "Log Cabin" design can be traced back to British origins. It was most likely brought to America by Scottish and Irish emigrants.
"Shaking the Cat" meant that a cat was placed on a quilt and usually four girls would grasp the edges and shake the quilt. When the cat jumped off, the girl closest to the cat would marry next!
Quilters believe that if you sleep under a new quilt, your dreams will come true!
Quilters believe that if a thread broke while quilting, it would bring bad luck!
During the 18th century, very few quilts were entirely pieced. If there was no applique in the center of the quilt, it was added to the border.
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