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    Re: Mr Chillingsworth quilt

    This was a quilt kit that I purchased last year from The Fat Quarter Shop. It is made with fabrics made by Andover. There is a free pattern for this quilt. ...
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    Monthly Pinterest Challenge

    As we all know, Pinterest is pretty much just electronic hoarding! One of my family members set up a a group on Facebook called The Monthly Pinterest Challenge. It is to encourage us to actually...
  3. Re: Binding cut on the diagonal or fold to salvage?

    I guess I am in the minority. I always use bias cut binding whether my quilt has straight edges or curves. I just like the little bit of give the bias binding has and I think it hugs the edges of...
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    Re: Is this a cute face or what? Fur baby

    We adopted my sweet old pomeranian from a rescue that was 3 hours away from us. The rescue agreed to meet us half way so we drove 1 1/2 hrs twice: once to meet Toby Bean and again a week later to...
  5. Re: Every weekend, same story... (Small vent)

    i also have plaque psoriasis which has led to psoriatic arthritis. I have been on the injectable Humira for over 4 years with excellent results. I started out on the Methotrexate and Plaquinol and...
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    Re: Bubble/puff/biscuit quilt

    Most are sewn together on a machine nowadays!
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    Re: Bubble/puff/biscuit quilt

    I tied mine using Aunt Lydia's crochet yarn. My puffs finished off at 4" so I tied every 2 puffs. The puffs hide the thread tails.
  8. Was hoping for a new sewing machine but.....

    I was told to be dressed and looking pretty when my other half got home this morning from work (3rd shifter) because we were going to get my birthday present. I have been dropping hints about the...
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Auntpiggylpn

    Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes! I spent the day in my sewing studio sewing my brains out! Last week i got the bright idea to do my very first craft show and am busy sewing and quilting...
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    Re: Excitment is simmering in Daisy World

    Oh, I hope everything works out and you bring that senior home. Bless you for seeking out an older pet; sadly they are often overlooked. My Toby Bean (my avatar) was 15 when we adopted him 2 1/2...
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    Re: Romping in the snow!

    Our smaller shepherd is named Cooper also! Sheldon Anderson Cooper to be exact! We are huge Big Bang Theory fans and I think Anderson Cooper is yummy so I combined all the names!
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    Re: Romping in the snow!

    Toby Bean doesn't have any teeth so his tongue hangs out all the time! We call it his "Sleepiness Barometer". The more tired he is, the farther it hangs out if his mouth!!! So often when he is...
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    Re: Sigh.... Does anything last anymore?

    Back in the late 80's, we got one of the first microwaves made by Kenmore and purchased at Sears. That thing was HUGE but it lasted 17 years!
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    Romping in the snow!

    Overnight, we got our first snowfall here in Southwest Michigan. We are predicted to get about 9" by tomorrow morning. Snow season is our German Shepherds favorite time of the year! They are way...
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    Re: Washing Pre-Cuts

    I'm not sure what the instructor is gaining by soaking the pre cuts in COLD water. That temp of water is not going to release any of the chemicals or dyes in the fabric. She is pretty much wasting...
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    Re: my dog did not change his clock

    Here's the problem. . .
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    Re: Is it my imagination

    Try moving! That will put your fabric stash (and every other crafty things you might have) in perspective really quickly. A real eye opener when you actually put your eyes and hands on all that you...
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    Re: private message spam?

    I have my settings set to notify me of PMs and whenever someone posts in a thread that I am following. - I rarely, if ever get said notifications. And if I do get a notification, it can be 1-2 days...
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    Re: Help ID this fabric please!!

    Try posting it on missingfabrics.com with a request for information and/or if any one has some in their stash
  20. Re: If you had $1, $10, $100, and $1,000 what would you buy?

    I bought the last one JandOfabrics had in stock! I ordered it Wednesday night and got it yesterday. Spent the afternoon playing with it - I'm in love!!!

    $1 - I would buy 2 Russell Stovers Big...
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    Re: Question about piecing paper

    For my paper piecing, I use the kids scribble pads from Dollar Tree. 60 sheets for $1.00. It is news print so tears easily when you want it to. I cut it down to 8.5 x 11 to run it thru my copier...
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    Re: 50% Off Sale at J&O

    I just ordered the last one in stock!
  23. Re: 100% cotton stretch on the straight of grain?

    Jelly rolls are cut straight of grain and there is stretch to them...

    i prewash my fabrics and use starch or something similiar before I cut. Sometimes that stretch can be caused by the weave if...
  24. Re: Best solid white/off white shade to match the new Kate Spain Horizon line of fabric?

    Oh my! You got an answer from the fabric DESIGNER!!! I'm a huge Kate Spain fan; it started with the Terrain line and has just continued to grow from there! I really want that Horizon line, it...
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    Re: Cutting tools up to 1/2 off- Joann's

    My other half works for a large Michigan based retailer and they will put an item on sale for 50% off and they will see a slight increase in the sale of the item. But if they put the same item on...
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