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    Hi,
    Just joined. All the tuts are great. Does anyone know how to set up the columns for column quilting? I don't seem to be able to figure it out. Or is there a tut on it somewhere I haven't looked.
    Zenabee

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    I can't help you there but would like to welcome you here. There are a lot of seasoned quilters who can probably help you out - they must be having Sunday afternoon naps, but stay tuned. They will be back.

    Sandy
    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

    "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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      #3
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      Zenabee I would also like to welcome you to this lovely forum. I would also love to help you but sadly my knowledge has a gap on this one as I don't know what column quilting is, unless I know it by a different name. Could you please describe what you are referring to. Hopefully someone will be able to help you.
      Lynn

      "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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        Hi and welcome to our happy lil group. I am not certain if I am correct in column quilting but years ago my mother made quilts that were done in a variety of long and wide strips. She would then use special stitches from her old singer. I am think that is totally not what you are thinking of. Wish I could be of more help. I had thought at one time of purchasing some fabric that had panels of vertical butterflies and doing a quilt as you go on them, outlining some of the pretty little flutterbys.

        Maybe someone else is acquainted with this method of quilting.
        Sewing mends the soul.
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          Hi from Washington!
          YouTube has several good tutes on column quilting.
          Nancy Zieman has several that I particularly like...try this link:
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-fML...379A8&index=38
          Maybe MSQC has something too....not sure
          If at first you DO succeed, try not to look so surprised.

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            #6
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            Sewing with Nancy on the PBS station in Atlanta has column quilting as the subject of it's next two series. She did a beach towel motif last week that looks like a lot of fun. There is also a Moda Lawnchair pattern that is, technically, a column quilt. You can get two quilts out of three jelly rolls or you can do a reversible quilt by column quilting.

            This is definitely a project in my near future.

            Good luck!
            --
            Mrs. Simmons

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              #7
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              Ah! We usually call these Strippy Quilts because of the strips between the pieced sections. The friendship braid that Jenny does with the binding tool lends itself beautifully to this style of quilt, either normally pieced or QAYG.

              Thanks for that link Plix.
              Lynn

              "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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                It just struck me - are you asking about the quilts made from the jelly rolls where you sew the pieces together with the batting cut in strips and inserted as you go? If that's what it is, then I know how to do it but I've not attempted it yet. I have a very, very dear friend who has her own quilt shop in West Plains, MO (not a blatant plug for Debbie though) - and she showed me how to do it.

                It this is what you are calling column quilting let us know and we'll attempt a tutorial unless there's one already out there. I haven't checked out the links posted so far . . . so I may be out of line here - but that's just the way I stitch
                Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
                it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

                "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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                  Hi
                  Thanks for everyone's input. I am talking about the Nancy's Notion column quilting. I will look at the video on youtube. She did have a show saturday on how to layer the fabric, batting, and backing and then sewing it (that is what I don't get, how to sew it). Wouldn't you know this is the one show I did not tape for future viewing. I really would appreciate a tut to go through it on the exact instructions. It looked fast. Yes Sandy that is what it is. Again thanks to everyone for welcoming me and the input.
                  zenabee

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                    #10
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                    I looked at the youtube video posted earlier, and it is a "tease" - (ha). It didn't really show the technique, but it was a small portion of was shown on the TV show. I ordered the Column Quilt book from Nancy's Notions, and should have ordered the DVD because the book was not easy to understand. I'm not a dummy but the directions were not easy to understand since they show the backing and the front out of the same fabric - very confusing to me. I wrote to Nancy's Notions and they said they would "walk me through it" on the phone. This technique Can't be that hard! -- probably easy if I could get the first two strips put together -- I'll work on it today!

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                      #11
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                      Hi Sandi,
                      Your right it can't be that hard, but it is confusing. I hope yours went okay. Let us know how it went.

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                        #12
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                        I'm glad I read this thread. I was planning on ordering only the book because I have both the TV shows taped and in my Itunes library...I have watches the shows several times and still don't get how to sew them together. Does someones have the DVD and does it go in to more detail than the show?

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                          #13
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                          Do you mean coin quilting??

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                            #14
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                            I'm glad this topic has resurfaced - I don't think what was referenced was coin quilting though.

                            I have NOT tried it - but a friend introduced me to it and I'll see if I can explain what I 'think' this is.

                            You have a JELLY ROLL. Take TWO strips - cut a piece of batting - whatever you want 1 1/2 INCH WIDE. Layer one strip (right side down) and put down a piece of batting - 1 inch more narrow than the strip - 1- 1/2 inches - a strip right side out. Make a sandwich - 1 strip wrong side up, a strip of batting, a strip of fabric right side up. Sew on one side. Now layer another set - a sandwich - 1 strip wrong side up, a strip of batting, a strip of fabric right side up. Sew together with the previous strip set. Layer another the same way. Sew to the previous set.

                            Complete, using all the strips in the JELLY ROLL. You will have RAW edges. Clip these and then bind. Launder.

                            Make sense??????????????

                            A couple glasses of vino will do this.
                            Last edited by Sandy Navas; October 2, 2011, 08:30 PM.
                            Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
                            it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

                            "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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                              #15
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                              Nancy Zeiman does the column quilting, she has a book and a DVD out that was featured on her "Sewing With Nancy' program on PBS. The name of the book and DVD are called "Column Quilting" they can be found in her catalog. There are 4 or 5 different quilts featured in the book, one is a scrappy quilt that is really unique and the other is a fussy cut and suspended four patch that I can remember. Seems like there are another one or two, it's been a while since I looked at my book. They are all done with pieces from your stash basically but not paticullarly done from a certain pre cut. Hope that makes sense.
                              Mary
                              A bed without a quilt, is like a sky without stars:)

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