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Re: Help needed for "quilt as desired"

Postby SuperJudy » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:58 pm

And if you use washable/white-board markers, you can re-use the vinyl over and over. :D
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Re: Help needed for "quilt as desired"

Postby dollum » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:17 pm

Lorchen wrote:I don't understand??? 'Pieced' is when two or more pieces of fabric have been sewn together, and 'quilted' is what you do after the piecing and layering, in order to keep the three layers of of a quilt together. What's the problem?


Yes. Of course. The problem is that an Internet search using the word "quilted/quilting" gives examples of piecing. Just like how quilting classes are usually about how to piece together a quilt top with very little insight into actual quilting.

I'm trying to find different examples of ways to quilt blocks in order to get an idea of effects as well as inspiration. It's difficult coming up with productive search terms. Frustratingly, "quilting" isn't one of them.

Since Spring Break is my time to really concentrate on finishing this quilt, I need to come up with interesting ideas in the meantime.
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Re: Help needed for "quilt as desired"

Postby Lorchen » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:14 pm

Now I understand. Apologies for being a little dense. Sometimes I don't quite get it. Could have something to do with English not being my native language.

I remember a book by Barbara Chainey. I'm sure it's no longer in print, but you could search for it second-hand at Amazon, for example. She does what you are asking about, I think. Maybe one of the UK members can help with the exact title. There are pages and pages in this book of different ideas about how to quilt standard size blocks. The book is a superb resource.
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Re: Help needed for "quilt as desired"

Postby ritzy » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:19 pm

dollum wrote:
Lorchen wrote:I don't understand??? 'Pieced' is when two or more pieces of fabric have been sewn together, and 'quilted' is what you do after the piecing and layering, in order to keep the three layers of of a quilt together. What's the problem?


Yes. Of course. The problem is that an Internet search using the word "quilted/quilting" gives examples of piecing. Just like how quilting classes are usually about how to piece together a quilt top with very little insight into actual quilting.

I'm trying to find different examples of ways to quilt blocks in order to get an idea of effects as well as inspiration. It's difficult coming up with productive search terms. Frustratingly, "quilting" isn't one of them.

Since Spring Break is my time to really concentrate on finishing this quilt, I need to come up with interesting ideas in the meantime.


Try putting in "The Stencil Company". I just did and it gives all kinds of stencils. They could give you lots of ideas for what to quilt in different sections of your quilt.
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Re: Help needed for "quilt as desired"

Postby PosyP » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:33 am

The book that Lorchan is refering to could be 'The Essential Quilter, Tradition, Techniques, Design, Patterns and Projects' by Barbara Chainey, pub by David & Charles. She also brought out a book which I think is called 'Quilt It'

You could try googling 'Wholecloth quilting'

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Sorry it is so pale, in a bit of a hurry. But this shows what you could do with just using a quarter circle template with the radius taken from the length of the basic rectangle size of the block ( the rectangles are 19.5" x 18" because I wanted a 6' x 6'6" top and I just divided it in fours). But once you have 1 template shape,either play with it on it's own or make a second one (or 2)to use the same shape but smaller - think dinner plate, tea plate and cup/mug OR Diameter of my block and half the diameter of my block, if using circles.
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Re: Help needed for "quilt as desired"

Postby makesgeese » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:16 am

The book that Lorchan is refering to could be 'The Essential Quilter, Tradition, Techniques, Design, Patterns and Projects' by Barbara Chainey, pub by David & Charles
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Lorchan and Rosemary...if that is the book, I just ordered a used one from Amazon for less money then a cup of coffee at Starbucks. But then, a lot of things are less then a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

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Re: Help needed for "quilt as desired"

Postby PosyP » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:03 am

makesgeese wrote:
The book that Lorchan is refering to could be 'The Essential Quilter, Tradition, Techniques, Design, Patterns and Projects' by Barbara Chainey, pub by David & Charles
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Lorchan and Rosemary...if that is the book, I just ordered a used one from Amazon for less money then a cup of coffee at Starbucks. But then, a lot of things are less then a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

Barbara

You will enjoy it, it is truely about QUILTING!, piecing barely gets a look in as it is being the background to the main event!
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Re: Help needed for "quilt as desired"

Postby Lorchen » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:28 pm

Barbara, you'll love the book of your namesake. She is an absolute Goddess when it comes to quilting, especially hand quilting. She is also an superb teacher and a really nice person, and her collection of antique quilts makes your jaw drop. Let us know what you think about the book when you get it.

By the way, I looove a Starbucks coffee, but only have access to it during Festival of Quilts in August every year. So it's a real treat for me.
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Re: Help needed for "quilt as desired"

Postby makesgeese » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:58 pm

Lorchan and Rosemary...thanks for the recommendation. I am looking forward to sitting down with the book. It should be here any day now and I'll let you know what my favorite bit information from the book is.

Lorchan, I have a 20 mile drive to work everyday and pass 5 Starbucks along the way...I could just keep driving east and bring you a cup. It might be a little cold by the time I gave it to you...but it is the thought that counts. Right?

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Re: Help needed for "quilt as desired"

Postby Lorchen » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:22 pm

5 Starbucks on the way to work..... oh my.... I would be so high when arriving in school that I'd float along the corridors all day. :)
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