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  • It's not laying flat...

    Hi, I'm usually the one that reads a lot of the posts but hardly ever contributes something myself, but tonight I'm at a loss. I have created a new table runner using the Seminole Table Runner pattern. When I lay the runner out flat, the edges pucker. The center of the runner is fine; it's...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Kathy Gehring on Sun, Dec 4 2011
  • Backing material print not square to grain

    My backing fabric is printed with an assortment of 3 inch squares. I'm thinking I should cut the fabric to look square to the print but it will be off on the grain. What would you do?
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by KathyColorado on Sun, Nov 20 2011
  • Misbehaving fabric

    I purchased some "Quilters Solid White" fabric to make some small table cloths. I always prewash and starch the fabric before using the them. For this project I purchased 9 yards and thought it would be too much for the washing machine at one time, so I cut a piece that was 74 inches long....
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Sharon on Sat, Nov 5 2011
  • choosing fabric for a quilt

    When I plan a new quilt, I go thru my fabric stash as the first step in choosing fabrics. Then I usually have to head to the quilt store or on-line to find additional fabrics. In addition to swatches from my chosen fabrics; I take the information printed on the salvages. This will show the fabric manufacturer...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Elizabeth P. on Tue, Oct 11 2011
  • Thinking of selling my machine and everything in my studio

    I am seriously thinking of selling my Pfaff hobby grandquilter and everything in my studio, including fabric, books tools cutting table, but I don't know how to go about it. Any ideas???
    Posted to Off Topic (Forum) by Joy on Thu, Aug 25 2011
  • Re: To prewash or not to prewash and why

    When I first started quilting I prewashed too...but not anymore! I found that its easier to cut, piece and quilt fabric before its washed. After I finish the quilt, I was it. I really like the way my quilts look when they are washed after quilting.It gives it more of an antique look. The other thing...
    Posted to Off Topic (Forum) by Joy on Fri, Jul 29 2011
  • Re: Counting projects

    I have to say I'm with you on this one. How can anyone resist fabic store sales? I know about 5 years ago I decided to get rid of my stash and took it over to the local store and donated all the fabric to ladies who were making quilts for Childrens Hospital. When I came in I asked the Manager (who...
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Cindy Hicks on Thu, Jul 28 2011
  • United States Quilt Block Collection Quilt - Need help in gathering fabric

    I am working on a quilt for my DH from the book published by House of White Birches. The book is United States Quilt Block Collection. I am hoping to have this complete for him by Christmas of this year, but that will all depend upon the help that I can get from my quilting friends on QCA. I really want...
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Loretta on Wed, Jul 27 2011
  • Re: What are you up to today? #3

    I worked and worked and worked on piecing a back for a long quilt. First the material wasn't square so off to the store for more fabric-this was yesterday. Then I find the muslin didn't match, but I had enough if I did 3 pieces. Got it done and the seams faced opposite each other. So out comes...
    Posted to Off Topic (Forum) by abcquilting@yahoo.com on Wed, Jul 13 2011
  • Re: Cleaning an old stained quilt

    You might try the color catcher sheets put out by Clorox, I think. The box says Color Catcher Sheets. They do work. If the color has set, you might use OXI Clean in a tub of warm water. Put the OXI Clean in with the water and mix before you put the quilt in. Let the quilt soak for up to 24 hrs. Check...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by abcquilting@yahoo.com on Wed, Jul 13 2011
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