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  • Amish quilts

    Anybody know what color quilting thread the Amish used. Black? Books don't show very clearly. My first project was white,black and red and I matched thread with fabric. But now the quilting will cross from one color to another, dark to light. I'm not a big fan of invisible thread. Thanks.
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by David on Fri, Dec 2 2011
  • formula for units

    Does anyone know where I can find formula for achieving units (ie flying geese) of various sizes using the diagonal seams method? I'm wasting fabric with the trial and error way plus my maths not great what with the seam allowances, etc.. I realize that this method is wasteful anyway as opposed to making half and quarter square triangles but it
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by David on Sun, Sep 18 2011
  • Re: piecing problems

    Nana You're right, I've got a new babylock (with a quarter inch foot). I double checked the measurement on the machine,foot and the seam allowance. Both are ok. After I posted I saw on Answers.com that they square up their smaller pieced units , like half square triangles, rather than fussing with exacting measurments. Maybe I'll try that
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by David on Mon, Sep 5 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. Should I square up everything as I go? If so about
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by David on Mon, Sep 5 2011
  • San Francisco newbie

    Hi, I'm David. I'm brand new to quilting. Not a completed project yet, just fooling around with sample blocks. I've appreciated quilts since I'd seen them at the State Fair of Texas as a kid, but when I saw 'Amish Abstractions' at the De Young museum here in San Francisco last year I said wow! I want to do that. Since then I've
    Posted to Introduce Yourself! (Forum) by David on Sun, Sep 4 2011
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