GENERAL DISCUSSION

rated by 0 users
This post has 1,306 Replies | 48 Followers

Top 50 Contributor
Posts 2,086
Points 31,520
Lillie replied on Sat, Oct 27 2012 8:00 AM

Bev :

 bias bars 

I use the bias bars because I did not know there was such a thing as a bias tape maker. lol  I have been reading over some of my applique patterns, and most of them recommend the bias tape maker. Who knew!  I'll have to check one out.

northern colorado

  • Post Points: 5
Top 100 Contributor
Female
Posts 697
Points 11,420
Bev replied on Sat, Oct 27 2012 10:46 AM

 

 

I tried bias bars and the bias tape makers but haven't had luck with any of them so I just trace the stems onto my fabric and cut it out as I sew.

 

 

Lillie , I like the above post by Kris and want to give it a try when I start my appliqué project. 

  from TN

 

  • Post Points: 5
Top 10 Contributor
Female
Posts 28,344
Points 414,814
gini replied on Sat, Oct 27 2012 12:01 PM

that's what i did, but one of the headings stayed. when you go to that heading it says there's nothing there.    it sounds like it is a one time glitch and the thread was too stubborn to go.  i hope it doesn't start sprouting off random children, i'm trying to fix the overpopulation.

 

the stems for wildflowers,  most of them i am doing like kris.  they are so small it is much easier to  just draw them, and a lot of them have the calyxes attached.

gini in north idaho

  • Post Points: 20
Top 10 Contributor
Female
Posts 24,458
Points 361,907
Kris replied on Tue, Oct 30 2012 2:23 AM

Don't know what else to tell you Gini.

  • Post Points: 5
Top 100 Contributor
Female
Posts 697
Points 11,420
Bev replied on Sat, Nov 3 2012 1:28 PM

Jacy:

Bev, you can check out these threads, they sell sets of 36 bobbins of 50wt thread and also a set of 5 spools of silk in neutral colors.

http://www.ConnectingThreads.com/threads/Specialty_Thread__L600904.html

Jacy or anyone,

I went to website and looked at the bobbin cases of threads but would like to know what are the differences between Donut 1 & Donut 2? Which way do I go?

  from TN

 

  • Post Points: 20
Top 10 Contributor
Female
Posts 28,344
Points 414,814
gini replied on Sat, Nov 3 2012 2:57 PM

the donut onthe left will work with darker fabrics, the one on the right will work with more pastel colors.

gini in north idaho

  • Post Points: 20
Top 10 Contributor
Female
Posts 28,344
Points 414,814
gini replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 1:15 AM

i can't get the brow to turn up the right color, but i have half of my sashing on.   only four blocks to go.

gini in north idaho

  • Post Points: 65
Top 10 Contributor
Female
Posts 24,458
Points 361,907
Kris replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 1:37 AM

I'm loving it Gini. I like cornerstones

  • Post Points: 20
Top 10 Contributor
Female
Posts 11,650
Points 135,977

Gini, I am so impressed with your colors, who would have thought that background would make your flowers pop so well  ( Oh I guess you did)                                                    love the sashing and cornerstones

[Ava, Missouri

  • Post Points: 5
Top 50 Contributor
Female
Posts 2,661
Points 62,790
Jacy replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 10:54 AM

Gini, your wildflowers sparkle on that brown background. I'm really liking your subtle sashing too.

 

  • Post Points: 20
Top 10 Contributor
Female
Posts 28,344
Points 414,814
gini replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 11:08 AM

thanks ladies.  i wish the colors would show up true.   the brown is so much richer than it shows here.

gini in north idaho

  • Post Points: 5
Top 50 Contributor
Female
Posts 2,483
Points 47,720
Frances replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 12:45 PM

Gini,

Great work it looks wonderful, i would never have thought about that colour backing you have certainly shown me what a difference a different colour backing makes to a quilt.

lots of love

Francesxx

  • Post Points: 5
Top 150 Contributor
Female
Posts 416
Points 7,690
Emily replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 3:52 PM

It will be a lovely quilt, Gini.  The colors are great.  Are you doing a hanging?  You sure are going like a house a-fire.

  • Post Points: 20
Top 50 Contributor
Female
Posts 2,661
Points 62,790
Jacy replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 6:33 PM

I did a wool applique block. It was pretty quick to make. I'm wondering, will this quilt be washable? or should I only make it wall hanging size?

 

  • Post Points: 50
Top 10 Contributor
Female
Posts 28,344
Points 414,814
gini replied on Mon, Nov 5 2012 7:45 PM

jacy, if you have felted your wool, it should be fine to wash.   why don't you wash the  block and  see.

gini in north idaho

  • Post Points: 20
Page 18 of 88 (1307 items) «Prev1617181920Next»
| RSS
Have a Question? | About Us | Privacy Policy | Join Today © 2014 F+W All rights reserved.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use