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    Best batting for machine quilting

    I usually use warm and natural or warm and white batting for my quilts which I have been doing on my original older model handiquilter. However, Joann’s is no longer carrying it and I always stocked...
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    Re: Using Handiquilter

    Mine is just the frame to be used with my own machine. I am currently quilting each section with the width available and am wondering if it would be faster to just keep going lengthwise and back to...
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    Using Handiquilter

    I am using the original Handiquilter with my Juki machine. I have been using the full 6” available for each section before moving on, doing meandering quilting. I am wondering if it better just do...
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    Handi quilter

    Hi all,

    I have the original handiquilter from 2003, which I haven’t been able to use in a long time. Have it set up once again and am going try to quilt while sitting in my power wheelchair. I...
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    Help using flannel for backing

    I am backing several Christmas quilts with flannel. I cut one piece about 5” longer than I needed but after washing and drying twice it shrunk so much it was 2” shorter than top. I can use it for...
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    Re: Using fleece for quilt backs

    Thanks again, I am planning to use the fleece as time is short and I have four tops done and two more ready to have blocks sewn together. Have another question though; my quilts are wider than 58”,...
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    Re: Using fleece for quilt backs

    Thank you all, that helped a great deal. I love quilters, always willing to help each other.
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    Using fleece for quilt backs

    Hi all,

    I seem to remember Jenny saying in one of her tutorials that she used fleece to back quilts she made for her grandchildren. Was I correct and if so, do you still use batting between?...
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    Pre printed rectangle block

    Hi all,

    Using preprinted blocks for lap quilt, need to fill in with quilted blocks. Finished size is 8.5” x 10.5”.

    Any suggestions will be appreciated. Attaching picture of block.

    Thank...
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    Pasta with chicken and broccoli. Cook the pasta of your choice, till aldente (2minutes less than on box). Last couple of minutes add broccoli cut into florets. Cut boneless chicken breasts into...
  11. Re: Mountain Mist Cream Rose Batting, Be Still My Soul!

    I have been using warm and natural for many years. Is the Hobbs 80/20 better? Seems no matter how long I have been quilting, I am constantly learning new things from fellow quilters.
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    Re: Kindred pinwheels

    Hi MSQC girls, have you had a chance to answer our questions regarding the loss of points when making the kindred pinwheel quilt?
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    Re: Kindred pinwheels

    I was planning to make one of these with my 30s fabric, but I certainly don’t want to lose the point. Interested in their answer also.
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    Re: Update on my 30s fabric

    Lol, great minds think alike. That was my thought, been looking on line for a 30s reproduction of a tone on tone soft yellow.
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    Update on my 30s fabric

    Have one quilt top well on it’s way, just need to decide on borders. Made the disappearing pinwheel shoefly block. Thinking about small pinwheel border like Jenny did in the tutorial but if I do...
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    I have several of my grandmother’s aprons, pillow cases (many with lovely embroidery) and hankies (some very fancy) from many, many years ago. My children have no interest is using any of these for...
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    Thank you regarding my stash

    As a newbie I want to thank you all for your suggestions regarding my stash. I took all your advice and spent these rainy days organizing. My only regret is I didn’t take any before pictures. My...
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    I use the cardboards from my local quilt shop or fabric store, they are happy to give them away.
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    Thank you all for your advice. I started organizing today. I separated all my solid FQs by color, been working on the prints for a while as that is more difficult, but I will get them figured out and...
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    I have what some would call an enormous amount of fabric. Have to admit, it is a lot! Lots of fat quarters among many yardage pieces and various sizes of “leftovers”. Trying to use what I have so I...
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    Re: Using 30s fabric

    Love it , but need to use the 10” blocks I already cut. Thinking maybe I could use one of the pinwheel or hourglass block patterns
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    Re: Using 30s fabric

    Thank you for the input. My 30s fabric is reproduction not original. I was thinking about using the nine patch hourglass pattern Jenny did a tutorial on recently. Thoughts?
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    Using 30s fabric

    Looking for ideas for quilt patterns using 30s fabric. I have enough 10” squares for four quilts.
    Thanks
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    Special rulers

    In the nine patch hourglass tutorial, Jenny used the clearly simple seam trimmer ruler to gets perfect square before ironing. Can this be done the same way with a regular ruler. Thanks
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    Question for MSQ girls

    I have 18 1/3 yard cuts of 1930’s fabric. Want to make as many lap size quilts as I can from them with added background fabric of course. Which way would I get the most out of it. Cutting 10”...
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