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  • Re: It's Time for MQ V!

    I've been looking through my magazines at the Christmas wall hangings. I made one last year for our motorhome. It was one of those last minute panels and I added some borders and then quilted around it. It really did turn out cute and the kids did like it, so that is important. I started to cut some...
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Beth Reese on Wed, Oct 12 2011
  • Re: Which type of thread?

    I do both piecing the top and quilting the quilt. I was always told the reason we use cotton thread to piece is because it shrinks with the pieced cotton material in the same way when washed - polyester may cause bunching because it doesn't shrink when washed. I do occasionally use polyester when...
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Joy on Sat, Oct 8 2011
  • Which type of thread?

    Hi everybody, I have a question that I just thought of as I was getting ready to start sewing my pieces together for my very first quilt. So bear with my ignorance. I know to use quilting thread for the actual quilting, but should I also use it for the piecing, or can I use regular thread such as polyester...
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Kathy on Sat, Oct 1 2011
  • Re: Who loves to combine quilting and machine embroidery?

    Hi Jean! Congratulations on your new machine. What make did you purchase? Insofar as answering your thread question is concerned - I can only tell you what I do. I have a Brother embroidery/sewing machine and have chosen to use Brother embroidery threads with the machine. They work so well together....
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Kim Hanson on Mon, May 23 2011
  • Re: What I learned...

    Its funny you should post this question to everyone; I was just thinking last week how far I've come in quilting since I started. It was quite evident when I had to make my in-laws quilts' smaller. The quilting looked like a 5 year old did it, my stippling was enormous, my points didn't match...
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Joy on Mon, Apr 4 2011
  • Re: Who loves to combine quilting and machine embroidery?

    Sue - Happy Monday morning to you! Wow - such fabulous work on your part. Thanks ever so much for taking the time to post your quilt photos for all of us to see. I think just letting your quilts "speak to you" is a lovely idea and I'm absolutely sure your quilt recipients totally love your...
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Kim Hanson on Mon, Feb 14 2011
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