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Congratulations Kathy! Grandkids are the best. You might consider using Minky fabric for the backing, it is so soft. Even though both my Grandchildren are in twin beds now they insist on bumpy minky fabric for the back. It's a little hard to sew with but not unmanageable.

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Found out I am going to be a grandmother, so I am going to make a baby quilt. Looking for pattern ideas eight now

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Working hard to finish off some projects. Finaly finished the quilt I gave my sone and daughter-in-law for Christmas. Ran out of time before but it is done now. Working on the boarder for my husbands quilt. Looking forward to finishing a few projects.



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Wow no one has posted their quilting stories in over a month. I have been away from the boards for awhile myself. I went to a nice Quilt show at the fairgrounds in Orlando, FL today. I had a great time, I saw lots of inspiring quilts and spent about $100 on pretty things at the vendors. I currently have 2 wall hangings in the works and many quilts in the ready. I need to start finishing some up so I can get to the new patterns.

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Finished the applique step in a wall hanging. I need to get fabric for the borders and binding then it will be done.

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Need to bind a quilt before next week.

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Wish I knew how. My daughter is checking into having someone make a quilt with her husbands old fire department shirts. I have some that were made from my husband's grandmother that are cherished treasures. We use them all the time. It's like having a part of her still with us.

Baby steps now but I will meet my goal.


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Have a quilt to bind before Christmas



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Making Christmas stockings today

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Working on an over-sized lap quilt for my mother. Just finished all the blocks.

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Found the material I wanted to make some Christmas stockings

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Finished this cute little wall hanging for the back porch. Click the picture to get a better view. I'm now working on 2 more applique wall hangings and my big applique is almost done at the quilters, then I'll finish it off with binding and a sleeve.

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Finished up a week of quilt class. Didn't get my king done.

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I got my big applique piece to the quilter. I'm so happy to be almost done with it. Now I'm working on 4 small applique wall hangings.

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cutting five inch squares

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Love to quilt! -- Just too many other "got-to-do's" get in the way too often. I finished the bindings on 3 lap quilts & 2 baby quilts on Thursday. Now I have squares to make about 6+ tops. Time to get sewing!
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Still doing my nickel quilt

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Working on a promise quilt



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Working on a nickel quilt

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Nobody is posting here lately but I just wanted to write it down. I finished piece number 513 of 513 on my applique project. It was a good education but I don't think I'll ever to a quilt in applique that big. I do like the technique though and my next project ready to go is a 36 piece wall hanging.

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Thanks for the heads up on the groups. I'll check them out. I have 10 of 12 blocks done and all my borders cut out. The center block is left and is really 4 blocks in one. The end is near, I can't wait to see how it all comes together.

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There are many quilt groups on line. Some of the ones I have joined are Michigan Quilts, Dear Jane, I've been hexed and I like, Celebrate Hand Quilting, Celebrate Hand Applique, The Insanity Quilt and a few more. These groups are for beginners and experienced quilters alike. Questions about anything asked and answered, lots of pictures and inspiration.Check some out. There are also many quiltng bloggers.

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The fall cool air is making quilting more fun. It's easier to have a lap full of quilt when it's cold. I'm almost done with the blocks on my applique quilt but still have a long way to go with the borders. It's been fun learning.

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I'm really liking this applique method, 7.5 blocks done so far. The only bad part is sitting down for so long. I try to get up and walk about every hour or so but getting swollen feet and ankles anyway. I guess it's not enough up and walking. At the same time as I'm doing this one I'm keeping my eye out for the next pattern. So many projects in mind!

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looking at patterns

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I've only done a couple of applique quilts but by grandmother was really into them...also embroidered work. Have fun!

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I've done 5 blocks out of 12 so far. I really like the applique look. It's not as hard as I thought it would be but there are a lot of time consuming steps.

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Sister found some neat books at goodwill and just love the patterns in them. Keep the needles threaded!

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I got two applique blocks done, it's starting to feel a little more natural now.

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Made a Christmas square and did some planning

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I'm too new to tell if I am or not. I have made several quilts I think are of this method except I used muslin instead of paper. Maybe it's different on paper. I find lots of articles, instructional videos and information by googling it! 25 quilts later and I still don't call myself an expert.

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Anyone up on paper piecing?



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That's a lot of work in a week. Good luck to you.

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I have some squares all cut out and have 3-4 quilt tops to get done...hopefully before next Thurs.
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I finally started my quilt, about to put the last couple of pieces on my first block. It feels a little awkward but it's coming out nicely. Once I finally started it was easy to keep going.

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Searching through my stash

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I got my press stem bars in the mail today. No more excuses, it's time to get started on my appliqué. I seem to have a mental block about messing it up which makes me slow to start. That is so ridiculous considering I have tons of fabric to start over if I make a mistake!

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Hunter's Star quilt class

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Was just asked to make a quilt yesterday for a good friend's granddaughter. Will be a photo quilt. They had to put her horse down - very old and ill. So sad. Has been many years since I have done a photo quilt. Will have to do some research to see if there have been any new ideas or ways to do them. Has anyone worked on one recently?



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I'm 3/4 done with my curtains. Just doing a lot of measuring to make sure the curtain lining hangs straight with the curtain. I'll be glad to get back to my quilting.

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winter is coming and that means my quilting season will be back soon! Hope the material was perfect. Be blessed!!!

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My company is gone and life has returned to normal. I thought I'd be able to start my applique project but I have been enlisted to make new curtains for my Granddaughters new bedroom.

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I was out and about today so I picked up a little more fabric. Greens for my applique stems.

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Niece brought fabric in. New project!

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I have always wanted to do an applique pig quilt ...silly, but an addition to my pig collection. My other desire is a miniature sunbonnet sue ...I'm like you though...the choice of materials is just too big!

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I've joined several on the internet and have not found one that I really like. There are a few teams here on spark but I have not joined them yet. I cut out my first block of my new applique yesterday. I changed my mind over and over about which fabrics to use. I finally had to tell myself if I didn't like my choice in the end I could reuse the template on another fabric. It was good to get started.

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Has anyone joined the quilt clubs on line???

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I can do about 1-2 big ones in a year...too distracted. Good for you!!!

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Wow, that's a lot of quilts in a short time. You go girl!

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I LOVE to quilt! -- It is my new hobby since January. I've joined a quilting group of ladies that meet once a week. I've made about 24 in 6 months!
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My Grandkids are coming for a visit in a couple of weeks. They are too little to learn to quilt but I hope they will want to when they get bigger. They do love receiving the quilts and I have 2 ready for when they arrive, then I'll stick them in the mail to them. 6 Christmas quilts!! Wow I haven't gotten the bug to make them yet, I don't much like Christmas.

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Helping granddaughter finish her quilt top

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I'm still working on projects. Thinking about making quilted bags for my nursing staff for Christmas. ....hmmm.

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HI everyone. Dropped out for a while. Back on track, hopefully for a long time. no excuse just lazy. Will be leaving for a 4 day quilt retreat next week. Can't wait. I have 4 christmas quilts cut out and 2 for my house cut out. Don't know how much I will get finished but it should be a lot of fun. Really looking forward to getting away



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I'm making a last minute trip out of town today, that town has a fabric store in it! I'll doing a little shopping there, getting low on fabric!

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I have all 4 of my quilts done, made a couple of pillow cases out of the leftover Minky fabric, made a cat bed out of the Minky and put away all my sewing mess. It's nice to have my living room back to normal. I expect company soon so I'll put off my next project until they leave. It's my first applique quilt. I have all my templates made and all my background fabric cut into my blocks now all I have to do is sew. It will be nice to sit down in comfort and sew quietly!

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Hey girls...love that you all are so busy! We have bad weather in the area and that's a fine time to catch up on crafts. Keep the needles threaded!!!

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cat wait to see your project
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Nice to hear from you Kathryn. I've been working on quilt number 4 of 4 all day. Should finish it tomorrow. Then I begin my first hand sewn quilt project.

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hello
born in 1951
self taught quilter by hand lol hand in a cast
residing in Chicopee Ma born in Miami Fla want to move to Texas
was a High School Teacher - Substitute Teach now
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where are you Tatter? We haven't heard from you in awhile. I hope you're not ill?

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I hope you get it fixed soon. I tried my first applique last night using scraps. It doesn't pass. Of course I did many things wrong on purpose so I could see how it would turn out. It was a good learning experience.

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I am in wait mode right now, the track split on my frame and I cannot use my long-arm until the new tracks come in. Hope they are here soon, we have a quilt that needs to be done by the 18th of July.



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Looking through fabric today

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I love to find new quilt shops and I'm always amazed about how many are out there. I'm trying to get the backing done on quilt number 4 which will get me done, except for the bindings, with my piece work. I hate the material I'm working with and just plain tired of sewing at the moment. I'll be glad for a break!

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Found a nice quilt shop in San Antonio!

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The next quilt will be an applique. It's a big 76 x 76 square, almost 9 yds is for it, the rest were fat quarters for the flower pieces. I've never done applique before so I hope I don't screw it up, that will waste a lot of money. The pens, which come in many colors, are called "Faixion" they are by pilot @ $2.99. Worth every penny!

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I haven't heard of that...too cool. How many quilts can you get out of that much material? I measure 6 yards for my tops.

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I went to the big shop yesterday, I bought 10 yards of fabric and some really neat fabric pens. You make your mark and when you are done you just iron it and the marks disappear! I love that!

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Found another pattern last night. Love walking through stores where ideas just flood the brain!!

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Paduca (sp) Kentucky has a shop like that. I went to see it when I visited the International Quilt Show and the Quilt Museum that's located there. Enjoy.
I went through the closet today and sort of marked clothes that will be in my block quilts. I want to make 9 patch holiday quilts to lay out in the house. Simple but seasonal.

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I've been pretty lazy about my quilting the last couple of days. I got one off in the mail yesterday and the backing ready for another. Tomorrow I go to what is reportedly "the biggest quilt shop in Florida" with over 14,000 bolts. I'm going with a pocket full of money, I can't wait to see it.

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Oh that sounds like fun!!! I skipped the fabric shops and went to visit a yarn shop that has yarn that I love to work with. Selected several things and even found hand made pig buttons. Fun! Be blessed and keep the needles clicking!

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I browsed in 3 shops today, planning a hand applique quilt next. My first applique. I have a good teacher though. I bought the backing for quilt number 3 so I can get it finished and to the quilter. I'm a little more motivated to start/finish quilt number 4 so I can concentrate on the applique. I'm going out of town this week with a friend/fellow quilter/teacher to her favorite shop in the area. I can't wait to see it, she has told me lots about it. Happy Quilting Ladies!

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Enjoy!!! I have to go out of town for a dentist appointment in the morning and will be alone...so I plan to take full advantage and go by 2 material shops just to browse. Sister does not do crafts and gets so board with it all.

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Going shopping in San Antonio with a fellow quilter. Hope to find some good stuff.

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I finished the binding on quilt number 1 and got quilt number 2 back from the quilters. Doing the binding is very relaxing so I think I'll do the second one before I start sewing the 4th.

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Sister decided not to put the quilts back into storage since I have more programs scheduled. come October we'll launder everything for the winter months and then put them away.

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Quilt number 1 has the binding sewn on and is ready for hand stitching, quilt number 2 should be back from the quilters anytime, quilt number 3 has a finished top, the batting cut out and I need to go buy the backing, quilt number 4 is cut out ready to sew. I'll be glad when they are all finished! I'm ready for a break. I fell like a real quilter now. I started buying batting by the bolt!

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All quilts are put away now...waiting for the next program.

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I'm hoping to finish my quilt top today. It's taking my longer than I thought it would do to some details in the the corners. I want them to match up perfectly so I'm going slow.

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I'm just hating to start cutting up the clothing! But it has to be done to get started.

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I bet if you found a long armer close by, they would give you a lesson. I love using my Grandmothers sewing things in my quilts.

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I have a lot of trimming from my grandmother and mother stored in boxes. I think I'll add that to my sunbonnet quilt.

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Do any of you use long arms??? I really want this one...but I'm not sure I can learn how to operate it.

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My quilter just called! She's ready for me to pick one up and drop one off. My list of 4 quilts is starting to become a more manageable 2. Of course I'll drop all others to get the binding on this one. I'm at a good stopping point on the others though and I was ready to move on to something else.

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Sounds very cute Tatter. I like not wasting fabric too.



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Started the design on a sunbonnet sue quilt using old nursing uniforms.

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Helped take down and store the quilt racks for the year. Now some rest before quilting again.

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Another day of sewing today. I have 2 more blocks to do, hopefully this evening. Then I have to more hunting and gathering to find material for the offset squares and the borders. I might switch over to another quilt for a few days first.

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