PDA

View Full Version : For those of you that quilt...


Stonington
02-26-2008, 04:45 PM
Good afternoon,
I have been looking for some moose/bear fabric for curtains... I came across this site: http://www.rushintailor.com/index.php?osCsid=898190dbd0f7869154ca1003d0dca35a (http://www.rushintailor.com/index.php?osCsid=898190dbd0f7869154ca1003d0dca35a) . Have any of you ordered from them. I love their fabric.. but always hesitate ordering from a company that I am unfamiliar.. silly I know. Thank you, :hug:
anne
sebago me

Quiltlady
02-26-2008, 07:50 PM
I lived in Anchorage AK for 14 yrs. I did order on line from that store last year from where I live now. I got my order fast. It's a real place. I trust it. Good luck.:knitting:

Stonington
02-27-2008, 09:42 AM
I lived in Anchorage AK for 14 yrs. I did order on line from that store last year from where I live now. I got my order fast. It's a real place. I trust it. Good luck.:knitting:

Thank you so much! I am going there now (well not really going, although I would like to sometime)
anne
sebago me

Stonington
02-27-2008, 10:25 AM
Done, Yay! Now comes the stalking of the mailman. :)
anne
sebago me

nonny2t
02-27-2008, 11:53 AM
Do you ladies hand quilt or machine quilt? I have a friend who lives in Yorktown, VA and she quilts and says that at a quilt show last week she saw few examples of hand quilting. She hand quilts and says it has become kind of a dying art she thinks.

knittintexas
02-27-2008, 11:59 AM
My mother is an avid quilter...I think I took up knitting to rebel against her :teehee:
She does hand sew all of her quilts, with the exception of a few...I do have some of her quilts that she made for myself and my babies....i have noticed that with handmade quilts, they tend to hold up better...machine quilts tend to fluff up in weird areas sometimes....
Plus with hand sewned quilts you can sew really nice patterns onto the quilts....


yes, it is a dying art....you need alot of patience to hand sew...it takes a long time..my youngest is four months and she is just now finishing his quilt :teehee: but well worth the wait.

Stonington
02-27-2008, 12:01 PM
Do you ladies hand quilt or machine quilt? I have a friend who lives in Yorktown, VA and she quilts and says that at a quilt show last week she saw few examples of hand quilting. She hand quilts and says it has become kind of a dying art she thinks.
Nonny, I agree with your friend - at the quilt shows that I have gone to recently machine quilting seems to be very popular. I myself love hand quilting. It is alot like knitting.. in that it is a very "peaceful" thing to do. Very relaxing..calming after a long day at work. I also like the look of handquilting better (MPO)

anne
sebago me

Abbily
02-27-2008, 12:16 PM
I absolutely love the look of hand quilting.... but I machine quilt. Some day when I have more time on my hands, I would love to hand quilt.

Sharly
02-27-2008, 02:35 PM
Quilting is something I haven't actually tried. Are there any good sites to learn from? It was easy to find help on knitting on the internet - how about quilting?

knittintexas
02-27-2008, 03:33 PM
My mom did teach me to quilt growing up...I personally think it's harder to learn how to knit, or mabye that's just me..

If you can sew two pieces together and cross-stich...you got the basics. I don't know of any web-sites, I'll ask my mum. Best suggestion is to look for books. It's alot of trial and error too...Try to find any quilting or independent fabric stores in your area, that's usually where you'll find your quilters and they should have classes.

Sorry I'm not much of help. Good luck, it's a great and rewarding hobby.

Sharly
02-27-2008, 04:14 PM
Thanks for responding! I've sewn since I was just a kid, 10 or so, and I used to be obsessed with cross-stitch, so I've got the basics. The thing that made me think about learning to quilt is that I just made a shower curtain out of a John Deere print fabric and had quite a bit left. I think it's just calling out to be quilt squares. It would make an adorable quilt for a little boy, or maybe for my kitties to lay on. You can see the fabric here (http://houseof9lives.wordpress.com/2008/02/25/thinking-green/) on my blog (http://houseof9lives.wordpress.com/). Can't you just see that quilted up with greens and yellows and plaids?

I've had very little time for knitting lately, so the last thing I need is another hobby, but I would love to put this fabric to use! :)

Stonington
02-28-2008, 09:51 AM
Thanks for responding! I've sewn since I was just a kid, 10 or so, and I used to be obsessed with cross-stitch, so I've got the basics. The thing that made me think about learning to quilt is that I just made a shower curtain out of a John Deere print fabric and had quite a bit left. I think it's just calling out to be quilt squares. It would make an adorable quilt for a little boy, or maybe for my kitties to lay on. You can see the fabric here (http://houseof9lives.wordpress.com/2008/02/25/thinking-green/) on my blog (http://houseof9lives.wordpress.com/). Can't you just see that quilted up with greens and yellows and plaids?

I've had very little time for knitting lately, so the last thing I need is another hobby, but I would love to put this fabric to use! :)

Sharly - I am a member of a quilting site that is full of wonderful :heart: folk that love to share ideas and help (I am always asking for something lol) http://forums.delphiforums.com/quilting_forum (http://forums.delphiforums.com/quilting_forum)
If you have some time take a look. I have other sites that with patterns and such if you are interested. It is a very relaxing thing to do.. I like the quilting more than the piecing.. but it can all be fun. :balloons:

anne
sebago, me

Sharly
02-28-2008, 10:04 AM
Thanks Anne!! I'll explore the site! All I need is another craft obsession!! :)

Stonington
02-28-2008, 10:09 AM
:flirt: Well we would not want to get into a rut or anything lol. Diversity makes us interesting! :woot:
anne
sebago me
114 inches of snow and counting


Thanks Anne!! I'll explore the site! All I need is another craft obsession!! :)

knittintexas
02-28-2008, 03:49 PM
I know that Cabela's (sp) and other hunting/fishing stores sell blankets with John Deer or camo on them for kids. Look them up online to get an idea for your project.

mare-nitt
02-28-2008, 07:34 PM
Interesting conversations, I am a quilter, have been for 9 years, it is alot like knitting, very calming and rewarding. I hand quilted a quilt, it took me a year to finish it, but I cherish it.
I started knitting last year, and I enjoy it so much. I just wish I was a faster knitter. So now I switch back and forth between knitting and quilting, although I have to admit I spend more time knitting, I am hooked on it.
But I agree, it is good to have two hobbies. Quilters and Knitters are great people to know, both sharing and giving people.
So, yeah, give it a whirl.
Both hobbies will keep you in stitches!:roflhard:

Sharly
02-29-2008, 11:00 AM
Both hobbies will keep you in stitches!:roflhard:

Very good!! :yay: