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  • Re: I give up, I am going to machine applique.

    Oh wow - I did not realise this method would be new to some so I had better explain in a bit more detail so you guys don;t get frustrated if it does not work. You spary some starch into the lid of the can so it is liquid, that way you can paint it on the fabric easily. You only paint the part of the fabric not covered in freezer paper i.e. the 1/4 inch
    Posted to Applique Club (Forum) by Helen on Sat, Feb 25 2012
  • Re: I give up, I am going to machine applique.

    Hi Beth I machine applique too. I use freezer paper, a paint brush and starch. Iron the freezer paper shape to the back of the fabric. You cut a 1/4 inch seam allowance around the shape and paint it with some starch then iron it over. A manicure stick helps with this - gives you a third hand. Because of the starch the fabric retains its shape after
    Posted to Applique Club (Forum) by Helen on Sat, Feb 25 2012
  • Re: Buying fabric on-line

    I will - thats a promise :)
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Helen on Sat, Jan 28 2012
  • Re: Buying fabric on-line

    Thanks so much for the invitation - I knew I would be welcome :) However there are the not so trivial matters of a $2,000 airfare, time off work I don't have any leave left for and Hubby in my ear saying "but you were only just over in the States last October - you can't possibly go again so soon". My goal is to join one of your Shop
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Helen on Sat, Jan 28 2012
  • Re: Buying fabric on-line

    Umm - where do I sign up for this Shop Hop huh? - I will just jump on a plane and be right over. I would love to go on one with you guys - with the credit card of course.
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Helen on Sat, Jan 28 2012
  • Re: Buying fabric on-line

    Ok guys I want to know: How often you order quilt stuff on line, whether you actually spend money on anything else (clothes, food, power...........lol), how big your stash is in relation to your online spending and how many projects you have the pattern for, the kit for, the fabric for............................. I need to know these things in order
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Helen on Sat, Jan 28 2012
  • Re: Buying fabric on-line

    Hi Nana Yes you did welcome me. I have been on this site since August I think. I just can't rave enough about the service these two stores provide. Their websites are lovely and easy to use and Common Threads has a real cool blog. Do check them out. Helen
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Helen on Wed, Jan 25 2012
  • Re: I Won!!!

    Yes congrats Mary and Richard - I had to buy my Janome 7700 so no winning anything there. But I know how it feels to win something like some fabric. I entered the Women of Courage by Windham competition on Facebook in December - just the once, the answer was Mother Teresa and blow me down ,I won. I emailed off thinking as soon as they knew I was from
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Helen on Wed, Jan 25 2012
  • Re: Buying fabric on-line

    Hi Ellie I live in New Zealand and I buy fabric (plus notions, batts and other bits and pieces) from the following four sites: Common Threads Quilting (in Texas), Quilters Fancy (in Ohio), Hancocks of Paducah and Keepsake Quilting. I have never been disappointed with the quality of the fabric. However you are correct, sometimes the colours are not quite
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Helen on Wed, Jan 25 2012
  • Re: Wildflower

    Hi Gini The ribbon is shiny and so when I took the picture the flash and light in the room reflected off it. Here are close ups of my two favourite blocks plus the latest one I made at the weekend. All machine appliqued and using starch and freezer paper. Cheers Helen
    Posted to Applique Club (Forum) by Helen on Wed, Dec 7 2011
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