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Stonington 02-26-2008 04:45 PM

For those of you that quilt...
 
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. 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
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Quiltlady 02-26-2008 07:50 PM

I lived there
 
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

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Originally Posted by Quiltlady (Post 1070919)
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
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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

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Originally Posted by nonny2t (Post 1071237)
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
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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.


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