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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 938802 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Thanks, Dee, for that link ... and your photos.

I remember reading this article some time ago (years, maybe) but it didn't come to mind when I saw the green bleed through on the quilt.   So, I've printed out the document and will be studying it.   Thanks again.  I hope it works for me, too!


From: Midkid5


I put a couple drops of Dawn in the wash machine the first time I wash a quilt.





Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

IS/WAS excess dye in the hot pink fabrics.

You know I have to say it!  That's what you get for using PINK!!

running and ducking!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)



You know I have to say it!  That's what you get for using PINK!!

LOL!!!   yeah, your response was to be expected.  :-)

Dee I use dawn and very hot water and soak for hours and have also saved some quilts that have had bleeding. 


From: Mishii


She will never notice. Seriously, it’s faint and will fade. Looks fantastic. 


From: tuckyquilter


Finally got back to my 2019 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt - Frolic.  Here is my first completed block.  I'm happy with the results. I only use fabric I have on hand for these Mysteries and so far it's all been good.


And I'm still baking bread for my neighbors/friends and church family. Been doing this since last Mar. I was recently give a 50# bag of flour so I used some of my Amazon Xmas gift card from my son's family to buy some 13.5" sandwich loaf pans. Oh my, this particular Honey White bread turned out not only pretty to the eye, but was delicious.  I even cut a slice off before it was cool and it sliced perfectly.  It toasts up great, makes good grilled cheese and holds up well in sandwiches.  

I got the recipe off the youtube channel Jordan Page. I used my bread machine to mix the dough, but not let it rise or bake in the machine (don't like the way mine bakes)  Plus it only does one rise anyway.  So I do that in the pans.  Posting the location in case anyone is bored out of their minds and want comfort food.


From: latterberry


I love your block--the colors are wonderful.  It sure will be pretty when you have them all put together.  Make sure you post a photo of it! I watch Bonnie's mysteries but have never considered making one.

Your bread looks mouth watering.  If you have been making that much bread, your house must smell wonderful all the time.  Wish I was one of your neighbors.


From: latterberry


I've been plugging along at getting several of my many flimsies finally quilted and bound.  If weather permits, I'll get some phots taken one of these days.  I enjoy seeing pictures of pretty quilts laying in the snow, but that's not something I care to do.  I was pulling out fabric from my healthy stash to make backings and I know a lot of these pieces have been waiting for at least a couple of years to come out and play.  I was surprised that they still smelled like the fabric softener I must have used.  I have no clue what I used but it still smelled fresh after all that time.  

I just got home from retreat yesterday. I went up to the shop today where I have my longarm and loaded the top I made at retreat. I cut the fabric for it a week before retreat so this one will not be another UFO top waiting for quilting. I practiced a new freehand edge to edge design on a charity quilt and I am going to do a variation of that.