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  • EQ7 Help with making a quilt with multiple log cabin blocks that are different colors

    I found instructions for a quilt in an old magazine called Sweet Harmony. It's a picture quilt that has 399 blocks. 320 of them are courthouse steps and the others are a log cabin blocks. I thought that recreating the pattern in EQ7 would make it easier to work with, but the program will not let...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Dorothy on Fri, Jan 11 2013
  • A surprising border!

    So I recently did some "tube quilting". For those of you not familiar...you have two strips (2 1/2 inch each) of different colors sewn together and one 4 1/2 inch of a solid. You sew the 2 1/2 strips together (wof) and attach the solid to them (right sides together) and you have a tube. Use...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Debbie on Fri, Aug 24 2012
  • Re: Paper piecing

    OK! I googled DWR on internet, printed pattern and started on first paper piecing. Whew, 1/2 day later I had 1st section pieced, cut and just was so surprised at the difficulty, and pride at finally getting that one portion done. 1st a picture of my Ms Ella Now for the pieced part and the start of the...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Joni on Tue, Jan 3 2012
  • Re: Thread

    Robin, I always use cotton for piecing because it shrinks and blends better with the fabrics. But when quilting the quilt, I use whatever works best with the look I'm trying to achieve. I will say that most of the time its cotton, but in different weights. I also use the clear mono-filament thread...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Joy on Wed, Nov 9 2011
  • Re: Determining difficulty of a quilt pattern

    ambivalentuser, Well, I've been quilting about 12 yrs and I still am intimidated with curves/circles. I've done a double wedding ring and some day, would like to make another. That is my extent on curve piecing. Some quilters just love doing curves. I, myself, have stuck to straight line piecing...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Ramona on Fri, Oct 7 2011
  • piecing problems

    Thanks to everyone for the warm welcomes! Problem: no matter how carefully I cut and sew my smaller units when I join them the seam allowences are usually less than 1/4 ". Also triangle points and right angles and very difficult to match as in a nine patch made of squares and half square triangles...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by David on Mon, Sep 5 2011
  • What is the hardest part about quilting?

    I'm getting ready to start my little window pane baby qulit. I'm new to quliting. I am thinking I'll just cut and sew blocks and strips just like anything else I do, but I'm wondering if I'm missing something. So tell me what the hardest part of quilting for you is. Also, what should...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by DIY_Mom on Sat, Jul 9 2011
  • Re: Suggestions for a quick cute baby quilt pattern, please!

    I just finished this panel quilt for my new nephew. I thought it was HAPPY!
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Judy Lee on Mon, Feb 14 2011
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