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If a thread was already posted, I couldn't find it.

Is any one doing any quilting?

Found a 'boat load' of quilting mags at a T.S. last week.........bought three..........and now I have a couple that I just can't wait to start digging through my stash for the fabric!!! I would bet that most of the fabric needed will be there too. :tay:

Not like I don't have OTHER sewing to do...............
 

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Hi, I am going to a quilt retreat next week....it is for 4 1/2 day. I cannot wait.....I have so many other things that need to be done, if I hadnt paid for the retreat already, I wouldnt be going.....

I am hoping to make 4 quilted placemats and finish a quilt top....

Please so pictures of what you are working on.

Thanks,

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I'm in! I organized all of my fabric and quilt kits last fall. I have tons of stuff to work on. First, I need to finish and bind a table runner I made a few months ago. Then I need to start and work on a quilt for my mom's 70th birthday. I have the pattern and the fabric. I have until June, but I better get started on it soon!
 

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I have always had a problem with bindings....this year that is my goal....any pointers?
 

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I don't, mine never look that good. I usualy use a machine to do the front and back. I was actually thinking of trying to hand stitch the binding to the back of this one to see if it looks any better. I'm usually in such a rush to get a project done, I don't spend as much time as I should on the binding...
 

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I must have at least 10 projects that need finishing. First up, one in bright reds that I started a year ago this month and never finished quilting because my machine was giving me fits.

Today would be a good day to give it another go.
 

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I have always had a problem with bindings....this year that is my goal....any pointers?
I tried to get tervs post down here too...........didn't work.......guess the multi quote button is out...........

Anyway...........I am with Terv on the binding thing.

I do it with machine too.......and I am the WRONG person to ask for pointers, as I sew on the back first then fold over to the front (opposite from what all "the books" say!!).

Are you going to hand sew it?..........or machine stitch? What gives you the problem? :)laugh: I can do good corners.....does that count??)
 

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Hip hip hurray!! I got to quilt today for the first time since med December!! I looked at my UFO pile and I usually kit my quilts in progress. This means many yards of fabric are on hold until the quilt is done. The one that I hope to finish before summer it the flying geese that I started 5 years ago. Once that is done, I can use the left over fabrics in other projects.

I have always had a problem with bindings....this year that is my goal....any pointers?
This is the method that I use: http://www.heatherbaileydesign.com/BindingDirections.pdf

[email protected] has a wealth of info too : The Dread Pirate Rodgers Quilting Page Scroll down to the info that you want.

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I looked at my UFO pile and I usually kit my quilts in progress. This means many yards of fabric are on hold until the quilt is done.

piney

I will often do that too.........but pulled a huge piece out of a bargello I had lined up when I had my aunt make me a quilt............will try NOT to do that again!!!

But then............there is the "issue" of all these PILES OF FABRIC around..............for all my WIPS!!! :yikes:

I just need a HELPER for about SIX MONTHS!!!!!!!!!! :laugh:
 

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...But then............there is the "issue" of all these PILES OF FABRIC around..............for all my WIPS!!! :yikes:

I just need a HELPER for about SIX MONTHS!!!!!!!!!! :laugh:
I have my UFOs and quilt "kits" in white banker's boxes. A local store had them on sale 3 to a package. (When DH had a job, he could bring home the boxes paper comes in). This helps contain them so they don't tip over. I have sticky notes on the side listing what it contains.

I am near the East coast so maybe we can meet in the middle and have a cuppa, make a plan and keep each other on track. :thumb:

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I schedules sewing days for Feb, March and April with a friend of mine. They are my favorite. We spend 8-10 hours just sewing. Having the time scheduled makes it so much easier! She is comingn to my house in Feb and I'm going to her house in March, it works for us! Anyway, I have all the blocks made for a quilt for myself and I have to start a quilt for my mom's 70th birthday which is in June. I have the fabric and pattern...Now to just get started...
 

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I think it would be fun to just have a FV quilt gathering........
anyone interested in quilting could/should attend!! :tay:

Thinking down around Paducah, Kentucky, about the time that the quilt show is down there..........would LOVE to go to that!!
Have read about it online and drooled...........

But........then you could come here in Oct., when our quilt show is.........it's not a bad size, takes a full day to see it all......and, of course, you GOTTA SHOP!!
 

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FF - what is the actual date of you quilt show in Oct? I really want to go to a quilt show and I also want someone to quilt with. I'm a thinking ahead here - what do you think?

This is a great thread - I have so many quilts in progress and soooo much fabric too. And I will have more after I do this wedding party - 7 dresses - for September.

Okay - I'm ready - and please post pictures!!
 

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I think it would be fun to just have a FV quilt gathering........
I think you will find that the rooms near Paducah are booked well in advance.
I'll have to pass on meeting up unless someone was travelling near here. (Keepsake Quilting's tent sale is the first Friday and Saturday in June and I will be there!) I'm with you, Maui, I have sooo much fabric but this is my one indulgence.
I had a 3 day retreat with 70 cyber buddy quilters before the economy tanked and it was way fun. Some were even across the pond! Mix that with Nawthern and Southern accents, good food, quilting, a few frozen beverages...ahhh the memories.

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FF - what is the actual date of you quilt show in Oct? I really want to go to a quilt show and I also want someone to quilt with. I'm a thinking ahead here - what do you think?
I think it sounds like a great idea..........COME ON OVER!!!

Here is the date.............Oct. 19....mark it down!! Runs three days and I think it is a 'one time pay' thing.............in case our feet give out!!! :laugh:
 

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Okay, have just spent I don't know how much time going through PAGES of fabric online looking for "roses".......want a real looking one........will know it when I see it.

A bf has said that she WOULD get a quilt quilted if I made the top........not sure she will, but oh well.

She has been HINTING for one for a long time and I told her I would do a top for her.......and even send her the "sewn together" fabric for the backing and 'maybe' enough for the binding if I had the leftovers (which I probably would) but I
would not pay to have it quilted.........guess she finally gave in.

It is KING SIZE and I have warned her about the potential cost for quilting it...........especially if I do a pillow tuck. She
won't do the binding (sewing) so she will be paying for that too.........$$$$$$

For that big I will definitely be doing a large block quilt, if I can find the roses I like.

Will be digging through my stash......(the fun par)t........to see what I already have and what I need for 'fill in'........this is going to take a serious amt. of fabric.......
 

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Okay, have just spent I don't know how much time going through PAGES of fabric online looking for "roses".......want a real looking one........will know it when I see it.
This is a good place to bookmark : Quiltshops.com - Shop Until You Drop! Put roses into the search part ~ I have dial-up still (frugal me) so to search for you would take too long. Happy hunting.

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Hey I didn't see you guys here and I actually finished a quilt already this year for my Mom!! My first rag quilt. Will post pictures tomorrow as I am on my mobile device already in bed! :laugh:
 

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THANKS pinecone. I bookmarked it........will go back later and check it out.

Should have been on here earlier today........wasted some more time "shopping".......but so far my wallet has stayed closed.

I can't believe it but started some more WIP's yesterday..........nothing cut yet. Was just pulling fabric and 'fondling'........love that part. It was fun to re-discover treasures.

Will probably start some cutting tonight...after dinner.

Ok.......looking forward to the pics dc......am hoping to have a couple of my own to post soon.......
 

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Ok FF, here is the picture of the rag quilt. The first picture is a close up of the front...where the 'ragging' takes place. The second picture is of the back where it looks like a 'regular' quilt. :)
 
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