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got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 4, 2008
4:32 PM

Post #5203510

Do you have a favorite quilting site? I am looking for a site that can help me with the basics, like how much fabric (on average) do I need to make a 9-patch queen size quilt.

Maybe if there are enough responses this could be made "sticky" for this forum.

**************************************************************************************************

Thanks for the links and keep them coming. This is all of the links organized by content:

Patterns
http://www.equiltpatterns.com/
http://www.quiltswithstyle.com/main/Free_Quilt_Patterns/
http://www.quiltswithstyle.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=18&products_id=6
http://quiltmaker.com/
http://paperpanache.com/

Applique Patterns
http://www.freeapplique.com/

General Quilting Sites
http://www.fonsandporter.com/aspx/FonsandPorter/
http://www.scrapquilts.com/
http://quickquilts.com/

Fabric
http://www.connectingthreads.com/
http://www.zandsfabrics.com/
http://www.troy-corp.com/index.htm (full bolts only)

Yardage Calculation
http://quilting.about.com/od/stepbystepquilting/ss/calculate_yards.htm

Sizes
http://www.decordecoratinganddesign.com/articles/bedding-comforters.shtml

Quilt as you go
http://www.quilterscache.com/H/howtoquiltoneatatime.html
http://how-to-quilt.com/articles/2025-quiltasyougomethod1.php
http://www.quiltingworks.com/cabin-fever/projects/quiltasyougo.htm

Micellaneous
Graph paper generator - http://www.incompetech.com/graphpaper/
Tying a quilt - http://www.needlepointers.com/displaypage.aspx?ArticleID=25735&URL=http://www.nmia.com/~mgdesign/qor/begin/tying.htm



This message was edited Feb 11, 2009 6:35 AM
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 5, 2008
2:46 PM

Post #5207252

http://www.equiltpatterns.com/
http://www.quiltswithstyle.com/main/Free_Quilt_Patterns/
http://www.quiltswithstyle.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=18&products_id=6

Im a paper piecer, so my sites and magazine of choice are above

I spend alot of time digging around in here as well, tips and charts, you do have to look tho.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 5, 2008
2:47 PM

Post #5207257

http://www.fonsandporter.com/aspx/FonsandPorter/

whoops
http://www.scrapquilts.com/
This will give you some great sites as well.


This message was edited Jul 5, 2008 10:55 AM
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 6, 2008
10:22 AM

Post #5211114

These are where I go to buy fabric:

http://www.connectingthreads.com ? All their fabric is just $6/yd and they have nice collections.
Also http://www.zandsfabrics.com They are up in Amish country (PA). I've called them looking for a specific fabric and they are wonderful.

If you happen to have a business license, and don't mind full bolts,
http://www.troy-corp.com/index.htm is another nice source.

As for helpful hints, definately Fons & Porter. All the larger quilt magazines have web sites.
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 6, 2008
11:43 AM

Post #5211217

Thanks,

These are great.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

July 20, 2008
11:19 PM

Post #5292510

Got2Bgreen, yardage info, in case you missed it on one of the above links: http://quilting.about.com/od/stepbystepquilting/ss/calculate_yards.htm
Highmtn
Cliff Dweller, WA
(Zone 8b)

July 21, 2008
1:52 AM

Post #5293281

Hi!
Here's a great one page explanation about bed spread sizes vs comforter sizes. Hopefully it will help you with your fabric decisions (measurements). I have noticed that there is a serious variable between sizes listed on pkging. Now...with the deeper mattresses and pillow foam tops...you have to know what your bed measures.

http://www.decordecoratinganddesign.com/articles/bedding-comforters.shtml This link is kind of cranky so just hold down CNTRL and then click it with your mouse. It works when you do that.

Garden Glory...
I want to do some paper piecing. I did it once in a class (we made our signature blocks by paper piecing). It was a lot of fun! Any beginner books or websites on that topic you can send me to?

Thanks for the links! They look good!

This message was edited Jul 20, 2008 6:55 PM
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

September 28, 2008
5:21 AM

Post #5608216

More links I have found helpful:

Graphing paper to design your quilts: http://www.incompetech.com/graphpaper/
Free applique patterns: http://www.freeapplique.com/
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2008
4:34 PM

Post #5609418

Awhile back someone on one of these threads asked about prices for long arem quilting.
Although I doubt I'll be able to take many before late Dec, I did figure out the pricing.

For a regular fill, all over meander it is .02/inch. So multiply (width X length) X .02. For a throw size that comes out to @$50.

For a closer stitch - stipple - that would be .04/inch.

If anyone would like more info, plse d-mail me.

And now on to doing some machine allpique - not my favorite but I force myself to experiment from time to time.
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

October 6, 2008
3:01 PM

Post #5639215

Standard Sizes for Lining from this post from CindyInAZ: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/798846/ includes a link to this site for free patterns: http://quiltmaker.com/ and to McCall's Quick Quilts here: http://quickquilts.com/



Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

October 12, 2008
8:12 PM

Post #5662826

Where would I post to find out how to price a quilt I want to make?

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

October 12, 2008
8:51 PM

Post #5662951

I would start a thread in this forum with something like "Your help needed! Help price a quilt". Some of these ladies surely have sewn for profit.
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

October 12, 2008
10:31 PM

Post #5663272

OK. but I don't know how to start a thread!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

October 12, 2008
10:36 PM

Post #5663292

Doe, go to the listing of the Sewing & Quilting forum by clicking on the link below the last post in this thread. When you get there, BELOW the last thread listed, there will be a place where you can "start a new thread". Shoot me a D-mail if you have trouble with it.
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

October 12, 2008
10:37 PM

Post #5663295

I found it! Thanks!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

October 12, 2008
10:43 PM

Post #5663321

You're welcome! You might even put a link to YOUR NEW THREAD here on this thread so you could get people to follow you over. That might also prove helpful.
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

October 12, 2008
10:50 PM

Post #5663387

How do you do that?

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

October 12, 2008
10:53 PM

Post #5663398

Open a 2nd window in your internet browser. Keep this thread open. Go to the NEW thread and click on the internet address & copy it. Paste that address into a new post on this thread and it will create a hyperlink. Preview your work and you'll "see" what will actually post is a link rather than the internet address.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 28, 2008
2:26 PM

Post #5935596

All - anyone looking for a GREAT sale on fabrics????

go here: http://zandsfabrics.com/default.asp

We've added hundred of fabrics to our $3.59 clearance section.
All Rowan fabrics are now $5.99! All Free Spirit fabrics are now $5.99 There are so many price reductions, they are just too numerous to mention...
Stop by Z&S Fabrics and find your next project.
Again, thank you for sharing a wonderful year with us.

These are all 1st quality, name brand fabrics. And the 2 ladies who run the site are wonderful.

PotEmUp

PotEmUp
Fremont, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 28, 2008
3:37 PM

Post #5935807

My wife is a prolific paper piecer. Her favorite is http://paperpanache.com/ be sure to check out the Freebies (on the left) and the Mysteries (a free mystery pattern every once in a while.) My wife finally learned how to run the computer, so that she could get all the parts of http://paperpanache.com/ecart/croziernat.htm the free at the time Nativity pattern.
More paper (or Foundation) piecing at http://piecebynumber.com/ http://www.planetpatchwork.com/fndpiece.htm http://www.geocities.com/pcpiecers/freepatterns.html
and a nice intro to how to at http://www.nmia.com/~mgdesign/qor/technique/pfp.htm

I help sometimes as the operator of Electric Quilt http://electricquilt.com/ which will do a good deal of the work to convert your idea to a foundation pattern.

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sewq
Sanford, ME

January 20, 2009
8:15 PM

Post #6029004

Just wanted to drop a quick line to let everyone know about a great new height adjustable sewing table you can view the different models available at http://www.sewperfecttables.com - prices start around $425 - which is the most affordable I have found for a table this solid. If you are in need of a sewing table I highly recommend checking them out!

Also, if anyone is looking to buy or sell a used sewing machine or any accessories, be sure to visit:

http://www.SEWUSED.com

They are a new site trying to grow their member base. They will be marketing heavily at associated trade shows. Retailers and private listers can join. It's a very affordable site to sell up to ten items at once - free to browse! Let's help them grow while creating a great new resource for sewers!!

Thank you!
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

January 30, 2009
6:02 AM

Post #6069631

Updated some of the links in the first post. I'm out of edits for today...
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 30, 2009
1:03 PM

Post #6070035

O wow, I missed potemup. You know I have been looking for another paper piecer. The wife is a bit a ahead fo me. Thanks for those links.

thanks gtg...been away most of jan from computer, I culd have missed that.
p2_glassgarden
Alachua, FL

February 9, 2009
5:24 PM

Post #6115240

A friend ask me to make him a quilt top using Crown Royal bags. Has anyone done anything like this? Any suggestions? I've made a t-shirt quilt for each of my sons and thot to do something similar but would like to do something different. Any suggestions are appreciated!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

February 9, 2009
5:58 PM

Post #6115387

Those bags would make a nice rag quilt. I think they would fluff out nicely.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

February 9, 2009
10:07 PM

Post #6116420

Enlighten me, Crown Royal bag, what is it? Is it a blue velvet looking bag or am I picturing something else?
p2_glassgarden
Alachua, FL

February 11, 2009
1:05 AM

Post #6121859

they're more purple/violet velvet with gold trim and drawstrings. but i think you've got the right "picture"
I'll check out the rag quilt, sounds like a good idea. Thanks
Mojoquilter
Wichita, KS
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2009
2:37 AM

Post #6195867

I've made several quilts from Crown Royal bags. Here's the one for my fiance. I used the Professional Textile Detergent from Dharma Trading Company to wash the bags and set the color. The first thing to know is that the bags are very easy to work with, however, they were originally intended for decorative uses rather than quilts. I found that the dye varies a little bit once they are washed. They don't fade drastically but you'll want to wash them with either the PTD above or a product called Synthropol. Once washed and air dried, you'll be able to see the color variances and sort your bags accordingly. I took mine outside in a shady spot and the differences really showed well. Washing the bags is a must to prevent dye migration if you'll be using other fabrics. I also found that the size of the bag doesn't matter because the Crown Royal lettering is the same size on all the different bag sizes except those really tiny ones. One word of advice...wash the bags intact, don't cut them up then wash them. I learned the hard way after pulling a snarl of bags and threads out of the washer that couldn't be salvaged! After they are washed, they are very easy to work with. I cut the face and the back apart without harming the long side strips. Those come in very handy for borders. The bags are actually a flannel and make a very cozy quilt.

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Mojoquilter
Wichita, KS
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2009
2:39 AM

Post #6195877

oops! I picked the wrong photo! here is a better one.

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Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

February 27, 2009
11:54 AM

Post #6196743

What a great quilt!!!! What colors were used with the bags? I'm so glad you are a part of the Glutton Swap. Can't wait to see what comes.
Mojoquilter
Wichita, KS
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2009
1:00 PM

Post #6196892

thank you! basically 14 different fabrics. 7 whites and 7 blacks graded to blend in the middle. I fell in love with the book "French Braid Quilts" so the pattern is in the book and very very easy to do.

This message was edited Feb 27, 2009 8:13 AM

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 10, 2009
6:23 PM

Post #6247761

http://www.sewthankful.com/

some very nice wide quilt backing fabrics on sale here ;-}

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

March 10, 2009
8:50 PM

Post #6248314

Yes, that blue background with primary color swirls would be cute with our Baby quilt challenge fabric!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 11, 2009
2:16 AM

Post #6249875

yeah, I ordered some of that one...and some other stuff, for baby challenge, and for grand-baby ;-}

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

March 31, 2009
3:11 AM

Post #6343186

http://www.qnntv.com This site has a very large video library nice place to go.

http://www.thequiltshow.com This one is Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims show

both of these you need to pay a membership but fun to watch and keeps you up on whats new
cactuspatch
Alamogordo, NM
(Zone 7b)

May 20, 2009
5:50 PM

Post #6575091

I can highly recommend Sew Thankful. Most of the others have already added my favs. But I do enjoy just looking at photos of quilts and love checking out flickr photos for that. They often have whole sets of photos taken at quilt shows. A fun way to see the show!
/groups/719427@N21/
that is just one of the quilt groups on flickr, enjoy, Joyce
Floriane
Villelongue-dels-mon
France

June 15, 2009
8:00 AM

Post #6689010

http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore22.html

this is very comprehensive.
morningglorie
Youngstown, NY

October 12, 2009
12:23 PM

Post #7160572

here is a site with many free patterns. She also has some on her site.


http://sentimentalstitches.net/free-stuff/free-quilt-patterns/
sentimentalstitches.com has a lot of patterns and info.
morningglorie
Youngstown, NY

October 12, 2009
12:27 PM

Post #7160575

Searching for a certain fabric?
http://www.quiltshops.com
http://www.fabricdepot has nice quilting fabric and great sales.
Trying to think of more.
morningglorie
Youngstown, NY

October 13, 2009
1:18 AM

Post #7163113

http://missouriquiltco.com/shop/index.php/deal-a-day

different deal everyday.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 13, 2009
8:46 PM

Post #7165687

Anybody heard from got2Bgreen recently????

PotEmUp

PotEmUp
Fremont, CA
(Zone 9a)

October 14, 2009
2:23 AM

Post #7166705

http://www.fatquartersquiltshop.com/ has a good selection and sells full cuts, as well as fat quarters.
morningglorie
Youngstown, NY

October 28, 2009
10:09 AM

Post #7216083

A different deal every day.

http://missouriquiltco.com/shop/deal-a-day

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 28, 2009
9:52 PM

Post #7217939

have not heard from got2bgreen, did you try to d-mail?
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2009
9:18 PM

Post #7221380

Yes, I heard from got2bgreen a week or so ago. She has a new schedule at work and has been busy.
She says she should be back with us when the weather starts getting bad.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 30, 2009
12:21 PM

Post #7223251

That's great as we really miss her!!!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2009
12:42 PM

Post #7337387

got2Bgreen - if you are out there lurking - Happy Birthday!!!!!
Hope to see you back here soon!!!!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

December 5, 2009
2:32 PM

Post #7337615

Happy Birthday got2Bgreen. Weather should start getting nasty soon and we sure do hope you'll pop in...
Aguane
Phoenix, AZ

December 27, 2009
12:52 AM

Post #7400476

I picked up a quilt top I hadn't worked on for about 5 years yesterday. Finished a few piecing and vowed to start quilting tomorrow! I will. I the mean time I'm planning my next ;-) I prefer contemporary design and with a Google search found this site...

http://www.quiltart.com/

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 27, 2009
12:06 PM

Post #7401276

some very nice art there thanks for sharing, show us your project...and welcome to the group...

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

December 27, 2009
2:28 PM

Post #7401478

We LOVE pictures!!!!
Floriane
Villelongue-dels-mon
France

December 28, 2009
2:24 PM

Post #7403736

http://www.eleanorburns.com

http://www.quiltinaday.com

The quilts aren't my kind of thing but technically she really knows her stuff, & would be very useful to a beginner. Indeed I learnt to mitre corners this way, as its so helpful to be able to see someone do it as opposed to reading how.
Floriane
Villelongue-dels-mon
France

December 28, 2009
2:29 PM

Post #7403747

Forgot to say Eleanor Burns is on frdtv.com in the USA. We sometimes manage to pick it up in France via the UK.
cactuspatch
Alamogordo, NM
(Zone 7b)

February 3, 2010
8:33 PM

Post #7526441

I enjoy emailing and seeing photos from quilters all over the world on flickr
/groups/719427@N21/
there are many groups there (and even though you can get more storage for pay, it is free) but this is a nice group.
Much better and easier to see lots of quilt photos than here at DG. Just set your browser page to 150% and the photos really pop there, or click on a slideshow and set back and relax!

This message was edited Apr 11, 2010 10:44 AM
Mojoquilter
Wichita, KS
(Zone 6a)

April 9, 2010
7:49 PM

Post #7693481

Cool site for handbag patterns...lots are free to download
http://www.allcrafts.net/sewing/pursesew.htm

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 10, 2010
3:32 PM

Post #7695061

http://www.whittlesfabrics.com/
This place always has fabric on sale, and they ship very fast!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2010
5:46 AM

Post #7932363

http://www.quiltedmagik.com

I don't know if this one has been listed but they seem to have a huge selection of unusual fabrics and a lot on sale.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

June 30, 2010
6:14 AM

Post #7932435

There was some cute stuff there, thanks!
rico2408
Middletown, OH

August 8, 2010
5:53 PM

Post #8027579

here is a quilt chat room you can go to; http://quiltchat.ascends.info/home.html
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

December 8, 2010
5:51 PM

Post #8250825

Boy do I feel bad for being gone so long. Thanks for the Birthday wishes in 2009...I know I'm a year late. I'll get this thread updated soon...
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2010
6:12 AM

Post #8251427

Just so HAPPY to see you back with us!!!!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2010
7:42 AM

Post #8251611

Well, you had another Birthday a few days ago, so Happy Belated Birthday to you!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

December 9, 2010
8:42 AM

Post #8251713

And from me too!!!! Happy Birthday !!!!!
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

December 9, 2010
11:56 AM

Post #8251947

Thanks again. Maybe I'm just checking in on my Birthday...

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

December 9, 2010
6:02 PM

Post #8252452

Nah... tell us you are back!
akaamazing
Chatsworth, GA

December 20, 2010
5:57 AM

Post #8268800

Hi All I have several Brand New Quilting Books I would Like To Sell If Anyone is Interested Let Me Know & I will get you the names of the Books!
sweetee288
Orlando, FL

June 25, 2011
7:48 PM

Post #8654715

This is by far my favorite REFERENCE site.

http://www.fgqg.com/Quiltsizes.htm

It gives you all the sizes for everything you can imagine including table runners, lap quilts, beds, and just about everything in between.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2011
6:32 AM

Post #8655275

Excellent reference - thank you Sweetie!!!! And once again-welcome!!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2011
6:59 AM

Post #8655317

That is awesome, Sweetie. I just printed several for our craft group. And yes indeedy, WELCOME.
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

October 4, 2012
1:14 PM

Post #9295895

I cannot seem to find anything that I had in mind for a baby's quilt. I have never made a quilt before. I want to embroider the squares then piece them together. I would like to have about half of the squares in little pictures that I have made from transfer prints, then the other alternating squares would be of like colors but stripes, checks and small florals. Then some letters and numbers and on one end, my great-grandson's name. Then borders and edging. I do not see the way to make that anywhere.

Any suggestions?

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 4, 2012
2:01 PM

Post #9295927

Can you maybe sketch what you have in mind? I know some of the gals have machines to make quilting patterns. If they had a drawing it would give them a place to start.
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

October 4, 2012
4:55 PM

Post #9296088

I was thinking of just doing the designs of the individual quilts in outlines like a transfer print. Not a heavily embroidered square like that is done on a machine.

The squares would be simple designs, mostly outlines by hand. I would need transfer prints, as I cannot draw. For instance, tractors, trains, farm animals, various flowers, butterflies, boy or man in overalls, a hammer, a saw, and some other animals. The pictures would be every other square and the background design might be all one design or various...I have not got that far yet. Then around the border would be alphabet and number blocks, then maybe his name. Finally there would be a border then the edging.

I hope that I explained this right

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 4, 2012
5:28 PM

Post #9296123

I think I remember someone suggesting you use coloring book pictures for the blocks you want to embroider. I think that is a good idea. They would be simple line drawings.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

October 4, 2012
8:42 PM

Post #9296293

It sounds like what you could use would be embordery designed for "red work". Simple outline work. Over on the isolette threads that Mittsy has done there are some pictures that sound similar to some of your ideas. I'll see if I can find you some links.
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

October 5, 2012
5:32 PM

Post #9296946

Thank you all for your kind assistance! Today, we went into Placerville for some business, and then after brunch we decided to take a walk down Main St. There I found a little shop that carried thread and patterns. The lady there was very helpful. I decided for the sake of simplicity, to start with a pre-printed fabric outlined, in a manner similar to what I had in mind. (Fortunately, I found one that I liked.) I was then given the name of a quilter's shop, located on the other side of town, which had the backing and was also told if I had any questions that I could get help.

The second quilt, if I ever get the first one finished, will make use of the "Aunt Martha's" transfer print designs, which were inexpensive and had several of the ideas that I had in mind. I will have already made my first quilt and then I would feel more confident. I will also look for coloring books and a "transfer pen" after I finish this first one.

I had already spent several hours online searching for all these things and info, but I was truly happy that I could find a couple of shops still around, as many have gone since Walmart came into town. At least I was not at the mercy of shopping at Walmart. Unless they had someone that really knew sewing, inside out, I would really be on my own. Well, not exactly, since I have y'all! Thank you so much for being there for me!

Evelyn :-)

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 5, 2012
5:39 PM

Post #9296953

So happy for you Evelyn, remember we will be expecting show and tell.
VannoyJ

October 8, 2012
8:25 AM

Post #9299489

Hey, I am an oldie newbie, but guess what? I can use google to find all the crazy stuff.

Lots of Free patterns:
http://sentimentalstitches.net/free-stuff/spring-into-summer-embroidered-quilt/
http://www.chandlerscottage.com/dl.php

Halloween & Christmas Quilt:
http://quiltinspiration.blogspot.ca/2011/08/free-pattern-day-halloween.html
http://www.quiltingboard.com/links-resources-f4/lots-free-patterns-halloween-t201915.html
http://www.pellonprojects.com/products/1419-trick-or-treat-quilt-a-long.aspx
http://www.squidoo.com/free-christmas-quilt-patterns
http://www.fandominstitches.com/2011/11/most-famous-reindeer-of-all.html

15,000 and More Patterns (WoW):
http://www.psprite.com/lindas-15000-sewing-designs/

Very good Quilt/Block Tutorials:
http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/p/quiltblock-tutorials.html

Hope those help everyone.
"Vannoy"

This message was edited Oct 8, 2012 8:52 AM

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 8, 2012
10:14 AM

Post #9299618

Thank you they were fun to look at.
ClaireScott
New York, NY
United States

December 14, 2012
10:31 AM

Post #9358116

Extensive Quilting Terminology with Synonyms and Related Terms http://www.quiltinghub.com/Resources/Terminology

I found a new website with over 300 quilting terms. It appears to be the most complete list of quilting terms ever compiled. Not only does it have the terms, but it tells you which terms are synonyms and other related terms. Excellent for the beginning to intermediate quilter. I highly recommend it.

The site also has other features worth looking into, but this one is my favorite! Free newsletter, when you register.


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abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 14, 2012
10:49 AM

Post #9358123

Thanks for sharing the link. Always looking for information re: quilting, etc.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 14, 2012
12:21 PM

Post #9358206

Darn, do I now need to learn all of these???
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

December 14, 2012
5:47 PM

Post #9358432

ClaireScott wrote:Extensive Quilting Terminology with Synonyms and Related Terms http://www.quiltinghub.com/Resources/Terminology

I found a new website with over 300 quilting terms.


I went to the quilt shop the other day, and I did not know the terms for the different pieces. The gentleman that helped me gave me some basic instruction and even drew me a picture of what I need to do.

It snowed today and I wasn't felling too well, so I did not sew. I found that when I am unable to concentrate properly, I end up ripping out a lot and doing the embroidery over. I am almost through with the embroidery part. Doug, at the quilt shop, told me what I needed to do after I finish that part. I might get it done before Christmas after all.


Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

December 15, 2012
6:19 AM

Post #9358798

Most quilt shop owners are more than happy to help new people - They are special people with a love of the craft... I'm glad you found a great one...
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 15, 2012
7:39 AM

Post #9358849

I see some new friends posting here. Plse feel welcome to jump on over to our monthly threads & let us know more about you & what you are making.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

December 15, 2012
6:01 PM

Post #9359388

Yes, come join us over on the "what are you making now kind of threads".

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

December 15, 2012
6:02 PM

Post #9359391

Please come share with us over at : http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1289524/
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 16, 2012
9:43 AM

Post #9359829

I agree with Pat and Jean, come join us at the link above. Love new people and new ideas!
SuzyQ123
Benton, AR

May 22, 2013
7:07 PM

Post #9530480

http://Www.quiltmatepro.com

This message was edited May 24, 2013 10:42 PM
SuzyQ123
Benton, AR

May 24, 2013
8:37 PM

Post #9533076

Asking for neat quilting links? Here are 3 good ones!


I just bought this. http://Www.quiltmatepro.com

Also my favorite fabric link is http://www.fabric.com

If you like paper piecing you will love. http://www.paperpanache.com/

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