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Spudgrandma replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 2:21 PM | Locked

Thank you so much Jacy, he does have a one-of-a-kind quilt.

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nantenn replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 2:37 PM | Locked

I would like your attention for a few minutes , please.  Quilted Hugs from Maddie (QHFM ). Wants to ask your assistance. We are contacting counties effected by the hurricane. We want to make quilts for kids. Ages 4 and 11. May use any method. These are to be lap quilts so should be at least42 inches. By minor 48 inches. Or larger. Color  motif, etc are up to you.  

We are contacting other groups also. The more we find can make a quilt for the cause. QHFM is non profit corporation. Any monetary contributions will be used on shipping quilts, or on notions to finish quilts. 

So if you want to help the kids..give a Quilted Hug, please contact Maddie so we can figure the best plan for success.

Reach use thru Facebook or P.O. BOX 2461. Cleveland, TN 37320 

Thank you for your time!

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Thea replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 2:44 PM | Locked

gini:

barbara,  i t is supposed to be as wasy to work with as quilters cotton,  it is about $16 a yard.  i haven't seen it on sale yet.   keep it in mind for when you're ready. 

Barbara - I bought the cotton sateen for Echo's dress from a store in NYC - it was only 9.99 a yard and is 100% cotton.  Made in Italy is called Pima Cotton Sateen.  If you are interested, I'll give you the web address.  It was very easy to work with and the price was right.  I did a lot of shopping around when I was searching for this fabric and did find it a lot at the price Gini quotes but you can find it for less as I did.

 

 

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Marsha-SM replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 3:43 PM | Locked

Spudgrandma:

Marie:
Spud, David's Shark Quilt is amazing!

Thanks Marie, I sure hope he likes it.

He better like it!  He really challenged you with this one and you made a quilt he should cherish.  ONE focal fabric should be all - maybe 2, but not as many as he picked!!!

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gini replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 4:02 PM | Locked

thea, radiance is a different product, because it is nearly 50% silk, it reflects the light beautifully, and the hand feel is incredible.  i couldn't stop petting it.  the silk causes the light to act different and you get that two-color effect when you look at it from different directions. then when you puncture it with your quilting stitches, it is just incredible.   cotton sateen is a great fabric, and i've used it.  it doesn't compare to the radiance.   i'm  just saying that when barbara is ready to step up to do a whole cloth heirloom quality quilt,  which she is getting close to, she might want to look at the radiance.  when you think of all the time that goes into a whole cloth quilt, spending a few bucks more,  per yard,  on the radiance might be an expense that is worth it. 

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MaxNTopeka replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 4:35 PM | Locked

Gini,

I think Missouri Star Quilt Co has some FQ bundles of the fabric you are talking about. And it has been on sale for a while.

http://www.missouriquiltco.com/pre-cut-fabric/fat-quarter-bundles.html

I've have been hesitant to order any because I didn't know how it would work up. I've worked with silk before and nearly went nuts.  But you say this works more like cotton?

Max

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gini replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 6:44 PM | Locked

max, i haven't personally worked with it.   i took a class from the gal who does the stunning crane quilts.  she works with it a lot and says it acts more  like cotton when she's sewing.  the way she described it, is because of how it is woven.   the silk is more on one side and the cotton threads more on what would be the back side.  so one side is duller, but she claims it handles like cotton. 

maybe i'll get some to try out.

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gini replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 6:50 PM | Locked

she does heavy thread painting on this fabric so it must hold up well for that.

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Sukochi replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 7:07 PM | Locked

So, had the post op. Am fine. But, it will take up to 6 weeks more before my stomach opening is as large as the opening of the esophagus into the stomach. The esophagus is very wide at this point but the incision area is not wide at all, so the food that goes in drips intot he stomach. My current spasms are due to too much being in the esophagus when I lay down. I takes me a bout 2/3 gall of water to take all my meds (in pill form) and I get so funn of water, and air, that I spit up a mixture of saliva and air. White and foamy. Once the esophagus is clear of anything, it stops the backwash. He said I should be OK to eat Thanksgiving dinner, just not as much as everyone else. And, will still probably not be able to handle dry foods. Made baked potato for supper. It was real dry, and even with heaps of margarine and sour cream, I could not swallow it.  Also, it is helpful if I do not drink with food. I don't care. This surgery has changed my life so so many great ways. He siad that is why he loves doing this surgery. IT changes people's lives for the better.

Thea, would love the pork chop recipe. I will be able to eat food one day.

I don't care what they are made from. Whole Cloth quilts are amazing.

 

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gini replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 7:43 PM | Locked

i just had the bestest of best news today. our  youngest daughter is going to have a baby.  last i heard it wasn't in the cards,  but  they changed their minds.  doing the happy dance tonight.

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Spudgrandma replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 8:04 PM | Locked

gini:

i just had the bestest of best news today. our  youngest daughter is going to have a baby.  last i heard it wasn't in the cards,  but  they changed their minds.  doing the happy dance tonight.

 

Congrats grandma... woo hoo!

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Bev replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 8:23 PM | Locked

Congrats Gini on the future addition to your family. How many Grandchildren does this make for you? 

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gini replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 8:27 PM | Locked

this will be 7

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ls2116 replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 8:34 PM | Locked

I'll ad this to favorites , At last I'm finding some info.

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Nana replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 8:38 PM | Locked

Woo Hoo Gini.   I know that you are walking on air.   When is this little one supposed to make an appearance.

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