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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 635030 views.
Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

12/23/21

wow, I'm tired just reading about your adventures.  Amazing how Sharon's husband has taken to quilting.  Mine periodically says something about learning to use my sewing machine, but then never follows thru.

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

12/23/21

Finished the quilting last night, one of the new designs learned recently.  Now to sew on the binding.  I am NOT going to wash it until after the holidays  (If I can control myself).  I have always prewashed my fabric but many of these fabrics are VERY old, from my earliest days quilting and there's a good chance they will bleed - I'm eyeing the two batiks specifically.  I want to have this up for the holidays, not soaking in the bathtub all weekend.

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

12/23/21

I really like your quilting pattern!  Great job!!

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

12/23/21

Since you intend to use this as a wall hanging...DON"T WASH it...ever... vacuum if it gets dusty...but I bet not even that will happen if you only put it up during the Christmas season.

Dee I love that design. Is there a place I can find how to do that? I have a Baptist fan set on groovy boards but I really like that one.

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

12/23/21

all done & hung.  The rod is a bit low but not worth moving it.  Good point about the washing.  I used Warm & White, so it won't really crinkle too much anyway.

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

12/23/21

Here is a link to a video - free on youtube.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itcNvVHuSvo

And a detailed picture from the class.

 She also has a freehand baptist fan that I've done that I like also - picture from class - I don't see a video on this one but I'm sure you can figure it out.  It is more freeform, doesn't follow rows.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

12/23/21

Wowsers!  A free-form Baptist Fan???  I do like the look!  And that sure would be a lot easier to quilt,  as you don't need to do all that backtracking!  Thanks for the link.

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

12/23/21

there are two versions.  One is pointy, the other more random.  I couldn't find a free video of the random one, but here is the picture of the one I did as a practice.  I was surprised how easy it was - I only got lost a couple of times on which way to go with the 1st (center) circle/arc.  the teacher has a number of free videos.  I like her voice & pace, though she does repeat a bit after a while.  I've gotten a number of hints from her that have helped me - my fav is using a plexiglas sheet & dry erase marker to preview AND PRACTICE a design.  For some reason I like it better than paper - maybe because it's so easy to erase and try again.  I already had a sheet lying around, but now I want to go get a couple more.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

12/23/21

I've used a plastic sheet & dry erase marker to preview & practice a design right on the quilt top also.  I like this technique because it lets you see it in the proper scale.  Many times, when I've printed out a copy of the quilt top, the design seems great on paper but when I get to the actual top, the scale is horribly wrong.  :-(

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