March 2014 Blog Posts (12)



Here is a link to my miniature quilt blog with a story about this lone star I am working on.  It's driving me crazy!…


Added by Teri Barile on March 28, 2014 at 8:59pm — 2 Comments

Heirloom Baby Quilt

Well I have finally gotten all the embroidery finished and now to move on to the finishing touches to make this quilt a treasure for my sweet, brand new granddaughter.  Crisp cotton and satin trim is the vision.  I'll let you all know when finished.  I'm inspired to use a bit of my grandmothers lace as well, but not sure it will hold up over time.  It is already 50 years old.  Any ideas, ladies?  I think cotton lace is something to be treasured, but not used on a project that will go many…


Added by Carol Lee Hargrave Mitchell on March 28, 2014 at 7:18pm — 5 Comments

New Quilting Group in west Knoxville, TN

I am starting a new group for quilters in west Knoxville, TN, at my church. The first meeting will be Wednesday, April 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (if we want to stay that long). It is at West Hills Baptist Church, 409 N. Winston Rd. (across from the West Side YMCA and behind Toys-R-Us) in room 39. We will discuss when to schedule future meetings, probably once each month. Bring whatever project you want to work on and everything that you need. Also bring a sack lunch &…


Added by Monica Schmidt on March 28, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Rotary Cutting Tips - Rulers & Blades

I have been teaching quilting for over 2-1/2 years.  Here are some of my tips for more accurate rotary cutting. For those quilters who want their blocks to be "square" and their points to match, it starts with how accurately you cut the fabric. Fabric always has some stretch in it, so you have to deal with that even if you cut perfectly. Applying spray starch to the fabric when pressing it before cutting will help, but that is not a good option if you are doing fusible…


Added by Monica Schmidt on March 28, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Machine sewing

I will just do plain machine sewing on my "sandwiched" quilt and was wondering how far apart would be the recomended distanct. Sorry, but like I said before I am new and still have a lot of questions. The other blog that I used did not help much so I am glad that I found this one. again, thank for your help in advance.

Added by Charlotte Ellison on March 26, 2014 at 1:09pm — 1 Comment

free baby patterns

I only want to make baby or crib quilts and was wondering if anyone knows where I can get free patterns for these quilts? Any help would be appreciated. Thanking you in advance for your help. Charlotte

Added by Charlotte Ellison on March 26, 2014 at 1:01pm — 1 Comment

Good morning

Hello and good morning to everyone. So sorry I have not posted in a while. I had oral surgery a few weeks ago and need more tomorrow.  I have been quilting a queen size for my m-i-l and quilting on my 10 year project, the king whole cloth. I have been keeping very still to keep the pain at bay. Tomorrow should be another 'fun' day!  And, we are moving to a larger home in mid-May.  Hoping every one is well and quilting up a storm!  

PS---I will post pictures as soon as the quilts are…


Added by nancy heinrich on March 18, 2014 at 9:21am — 3 Comments

Sunshine 16

I have owned my Sunshine 16 for year now and I'm still working out the tension. Perhaps if I had experience on a longarm machine it wouldn't have taken me so long. I had lots of experience with a domestic machine on a frame, but the speed of the stitching and the tension controls put a lot of stress on the thread, so it is a different ball game. I'm getting there and have quilted quite a few practice pieces and then many quilts.  I'm not show ready yet but the day…


Added by Sandie Hrycyk on March 17, 2014 at 12:51pm — 3 Comments



Here is a link from my actual blog.  I have been working on some miniature quilts for a summer exhibit of red and white miniature quilts.  My friends and I decided to just go with it and expanded it to Dark Blue and white also.  I have been working on a few things.  Here is my design wall…


Added by Teri Barile on March 14, 2014 at 6:14pm — No Comments

The Walnut Grove

The walnut grove separated the “home place” from my grandparents new home. Grandma always had a five gallon bucket sitting near the path through the grove, tossing in walnuts as they dropped and encouraging her grandchildren to do the same. Grandpa cracked shells and picked nutmeats during cold winter nights putting them in pint sized canning jars. Black walnuts made Grandma's oatmeal raisin cookies a favorite for all of us.

I made this 12 x 18 art quilt to commemorate those walks…


Added by Sharon Wasteney on March 11, 2014 at 9:42pm — No Comments

bad Day

I am having such a bad day- I was in the middle of quilting one of my projects down and my sewing machine started making an awful noise.  I tried everything I know to make it stop- I cleaned it out, changed my bobbin, re-threaded it, oiled it and it stopped making the yucky noise but now it keeps snapping my thread- AHHHHHH.  So I decided to switch to my back up machine and it decided it doesn't want to work either.  Why oh why are my machines misbehaving?  I guess they will be going to the…


Added by Jackie Baker on March 10, 2014 at 9:39pm — 1 Comment


I am trying to get an email address for beth donaldson on her web sit it say to contact her via email does any on know that address

Added by marie decker on March 8, 2014 at 7:48pm — 1 Comment

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