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This was an intense quilt. I got through it and quilted it even though it seemed to struggle to lay flat. ( I thought quilting would help it). I'm not sad of my work, but seeking options to smooth it out more so it looks good as a wall hanging.
Took a year but I finished my Tula City Sampler quilt! 100 6.5" blocks..so many tiny pieces! Photos are front and backing. Making each block then organizing in a binder is key. Most of the fabrics are OOP now. Makes a great wall hanging!
I haven’t posted a quilt in a while. This is my most recent finish - a collection of cute Heather Ross prints. I sent it out for quilting. This was a fun one to make. :)
The Girl Scouts down the street got their quilts today.
When I do this again, I'm going in with a pattern in mind and a larger hexagon. This is a baby blanket I'm trying to get done before his first birthday at the end of the year.
I'm planning a large quilt that will hopefully be used heavily for many years and I want to do everything I can do make it tough enough to stand up to heavy use.
What do you do to strengthen your quilts? Are there quilting designs that are particularly sturdy? Should I make it like a Big Mac with two layers of thinner batting and another layer of quilting cotton inside? Not sure how that would help, but it sounds like it might somehow.
Hello, my wife just purchased a Bernina Q16 and is curious how others are using theirs.
i've been using kona 100% flannel for my quilt batting. i wash it in hot water and dry it on super high heat and iron it too. is that enough washing and drying to make it shrink enough?
i've made three lap quilts with this batting and now i'm worried i didn't preshrink my flannel enough and i'm scared to put my finished quilts through the wash 😖
I'm going to make that Water Colors quilt in the June issue of American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.
However they didn't include a cutting diagram for their background fabric (3.5 yards subdivided into 20+160+160+160 pieces) OMG
I found a couple of tools online for cutting sheet materials of the woodworking flavor. However I would like to have more options such as biggest scrap or cross cutting the fabric to make it more manageable. (In woodworking you rip first then crosscut because it's easier to cut down the tree's grain line. That's not quite as helpful when cutting fabric. You wind up with long skinny strips, which for me at least is not a recipe for success.)
Free is good, but I would be willing to pay a little for good functionality.
I originally washed the quilt on cold, delicate with a color catching sheet. Yellow chalk markings on the white fabric still there. Washed it again on warm with oxy clean powder and spot treatment, still there. What do I do? I’m supposed to gift this tomorrow 😭😭 I’ve never had an issue with this chalk not washing out before
Edit: Thanks everyone! I went over all the lines with a tide stick, more Oxy spot remover, and a heavy scoop of oxy whitening powder and it finally looks normal again. Will never make that mistake again!
Long time lurker, first time poster!
About two weeks before the end of the school year, I had a crazy idea to make quilt blankets for my kids' teachers. Two kids, two classrooms, oh but there's assistant teachers, too!
My mom is leaning into life as a retired crazy quilt lady, so she was an invaluable resource before I headed off to the local quilt store, where I bought panels and border fabric.
Kids did pinning and piecing, and I long armed one of the quilts. It was enough fun that I'm going back for more and will practice more on comfort quilts.
I made this starling quilt by Suzy Quilts. I made a throw size and then added borders to turn it into a HUGE queen bed sized quilt for my brother.
This was the largest project I’ve ever done, so I shipped it off to get long armed and honestly was SO relieved I didn’t have to quilt this myself 🤪🤪🤪🤪
I have been working on this for about a year and finally its hanging! Originally started a single fish trialing new techniques (reverse and raw edge applique) but ended up as a full coral reef with Couched wool corals, resist bleached turtles and starfish and embroidered fish. Also lots of hand quilting with perl thread using all manner of styles.