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JojoNH Posted - Feb 17 2010 : 08:02:34 AM
I am busy making samples for a couple of different companies, then back to my patterns.

What about you? What are you working on?? Any pictures??

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StitchinWitch Posted - Oct 11 2019 : 9:25:38 PM
Very pretty. It probably wouldn't have worked too well with mine as they were mostly whitework embroidery that wouldn't show up well like the colored embroidery.


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churunga Posted - Oct 11 2019 : 5:32:14 PM
I have a few handkerchiefs that have worn out which I want to make into quilt blocks.

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atkinst2 Posted - Oct 11 2019 : 2:59:10 PM
Judith, I know what you mean. What I love about the butterfly quilt is it really showcases them. This is not mine but shows how I am going to do them.

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
StitchinWitch Posted - Oct 11 2019 : 1:24:05 PM
I had a laquered handkerchief box that belonged to my maternal grandmother and filled it with handkerchiefs from my paternal grandmother and great aunts. So pretty -- drawn threadwork, embroidery, tattied and crochet edgings. I couldn't bring myself to alter them so I gave them to my Granddaughter who loves vintage linens.


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atkinst2 Posted - Oct 11 2019 : 12:27:54 PM
Judith, I also start in the center. I have been working on this quilt for 6 years. Just now getting to go around the edge then bind and I will be done. I don't think I will ever do a King size whole quilt again. LOL. I think I have decided to work on Grandma's handkerchief butterfly quilt next. I've had my Grandma's hankies for a while now and I think it will make a nice gift for my daughter. At least it won't take more than a year or two to finish. LOL

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
MaryJanesNiece Posted - Oct 11 2019 : 11:51:53 AM
Grace, that actually sounds like fun! Both now and as a granny lol! Love your pillowcases.

It's finally the weekend and we have nowhere to be, so I can enjoy some more crafting while my kids play with their Halloween projects. It's been a long week for us with preschool and my little baby getting a cold. She is finally on the mend and no longer cranky and clingy.

StitchinWitch Posted - Oct 11 2019 : 11:24:14 AM
I don't hand quilt. Do you always start around the edge? I always start my machine quilting in the center. I guess they are different methods so different techniques.


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atkinst2 Posted - Oct 11 2019 : 07:59:07 AM
Judith, yes they are but are a ton of work. Started around the edge so it won't be long now.

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
katmom Posted - Oct 10 2019 : 12:05:34 PM
Heather,, you got me motivated to stitch up some more pillow cases.. Thanx! heeheehee!

I also ironed the quilt fabric, binding and backing..

now to pin together and finish up... after lunch and a cup of tea..

Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva! &

katmom Posted - Oct 10 2019 : 12:08:18 AM
FYI... since I awoke to snow this morning.... I hid out in my sewing 3 pillow case finished and 1 apron...

I still need to assemble my quilt and I have 2 more pillow cases to make... and then IRON everything!

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katmom Posted - Oct 10 2019 : 12:05:41 AM
At the pace your keeping... put on Roller Skates!!! You'll get around faster and then when your kiddos fly the nest, you can become a Roller Derby Granny! Lololol!

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MaryJanesNiece Posted - Oct 09 2019 : 10:19:11 AM
Grace, I feel it! Lol. This year is going to be extra special for me, because my oldest is understanding Santa and is excited to make Christmas cookies, gingerbread houses, and such, so my goal is to have all my Christmas projects done before December 1st that way I can focus of the fun stuff with him rather than rushing and stressing over getting all my stuff done. Basically I'm overloading my self now to make it happen. Lol. I did start the diamond painting last night and got quite a bit done. It's going to be an easier one. I just need to keep up my pace.

StitchinWitch Posted - Oct 08 2019 : 8:09:56 PM
Theresa -- I can't wait to see pictures of our quilt. Whole cloth quilts are special.


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katmom Posted - Oct 07 2019 : 6:55:37 PM
Krista,,, busy busy busy!!!

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MaryJanesNiece Posted - Oct 07 2019 : 1:35:19 PM
Linda, I'm sorry my link didn't work, but I'm glad you were able to find it. The pattern does seem a little small. They are kind of tight on my hands. So I suggest sizing up. Luckily my brothers girlfriends hands are smaller than mine.

Theresa, that's so cool. He is going to love it. I ran out of paint and need to go get more today. I plan on going after nap. Hopefully tomorrow I can get some more painting done. I'm also grabbing some material while I'm there to make a couple tie blankets for my boys.

I also have a diamond painting arriving today. I'm making it for my MIL. I'm getting super excited for all my projects.

katmom Posted - Oct 05 2019 : 6:49:39 PM
I was searching of YouTube for a particular idea... when I came across another way to make pillow cases with self enclosing and French seams.. I posted it on face book on my fb page... I made a Dolly sized pillow case using the method and it turned out super,,, Normally I serger the seams,, but I really liked how it turned out based on the YouTube video.

Pillow cases are such a easy and great gift... I have several in both trailers as well as in my home.. and about every 4 years or so, I make new ones as gifts.

I also made simple ones to tuck in the lap quilts that our ladies group, "Covers of Love", donated to the Children Hospital in Fresno.

Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva! &

atkinst2 Posted - Oct 05 2019 : 12:50:32 PM
Krista, It is a secret. He will know when he gets it. Looking forward to seeing your stocking holder.

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
quiltee Posted - Oct 05 2019 : 07:22:00 AM
Love your pillows, Grace. I bought some of the red truck fabric at WalMart yesterday.

Krista - thank you for the pattern. I had trouble finding it on your link, but I did find it on - my go-to place for knit and crochet patterns.

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MaryJanesNiece Posted - Oct 04 2019 : 9:59:17 PM
Wow Theresa, that is awesome! Will you keep it a secret from him or will he know about it?

I took a break from my crochet to paint some wood. I am making a Christmas stocking holder for us since we don't have a fireplace. I'm almost halfway done. It's been a lot of fun painting.

atkinst2 Posted - Oct 04 2019 : 04:00:12 AM
Thank you Grace. It is a ecru quilt with ecru (natural) thread so I hope I can get a good pic when it is done. I hope to have it done by the end of the year. Then I will have it boxed professionally as a wedding gift for my grandson. He is only 6 and I am old so I doubt I will be around for the big event.

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
katmom Posted - Oct 03 2019 : 2:59:20 PM

Dreaming is good,,, it encourages us to do...
Can hardly wait to see a photo of your finished quilt.

Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva! &

atkinst2 Posted - Oct 03 2019 : 04:31:24 AM
WOW! Everyone has been so busy. What beautiful items. Me?.... well, still working on the quilt. It looks like I will finish it by the end of the year. 6 years, I'm more than ready to be done with this so I can start something else or finish some of the projects in my sewing room. LOL As the end of this quilt is in sight I am already thinking about what quilt to do next. Can't decide between Grandma's handkerchief butterfly quilt or a southwest quilt. Ahhhhhhh dreaming.

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
katmom Posted - Sep 30 2019 : 1:30:47 PM
Heather,, luv your pillow cases... They are super cute!

I made some a few years ago for the Grandkiddos,, and put their presents in the pillow cases..

oh and fyi,, I too have that cute red Cowboy kid print fabric.. but for the life of me, can't remember where from.. lol!

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MaryJanesNiece Posted - Sep 30 2019 : 11:43:28 AM
Heather, your pillow cases are super super cute! I love the Christmas train fabric. I also like how the fabric is mixed matched. You have definitely been busy. Hopefully the Christmas music is helping you out!

I am almost halfway done with my daughters blanket. I have been slacking on everything else I'm suppose to be crocheting, but I didn't get her Christmas present finished last year in time so I feel obligated to make sure hers is done first! I'm starting to think I should have started in August instead of September lol!

nndairy Posted - Sep 30 2019 : 10:21:36 AM
Finally finished my pillow cases:

These are using the pattern in MJ's magazine. While I was tryin to understand the "magic" (that's what they're called in the article) I sewed one upside down. I should have started with the ones that the direction of the fabric didn't matter LOL!

Now I'm working on a couple aprons. I've also got the Christmas tunes on. Gotta do something to take my mind off the hot humid weather. I'd take some of your snow Grace!

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