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Quilting [May. 11th, 2005|10:55 am]
Nchanter
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So there is this really awesome fabric store (Fabric Corner)a few blocks down the street from us on the corner of Mass Ave and Mill Street. I went in there on... monday, after my "final" (read eating and talking at 10 am. we got points for showing up!) because I had seen the store, and was curious. Oh my GOD, did they have lots of quilting fabric. Now, I've started getting into this quilting thing, and I've been useing scizzors. No. I needed a rotary cutter, and a cutting matt, and a quilters ruler, and probably a good book, to teach me how to use the thing. The woman who worked there (maybe 60?) that was helping me decided to show me how to use the cutter, and the cutting bored, and saftey with these things (They are razor sharp) and I was in there for like, an hour, and didn't buy any fabric. But oh my god I'm never buying fabric anywhere else ever again. (ok, that's not completely true, but I appreciate good customer service, and will be there often. They don't have a great selection of specialty fabrics, and no remnents bins. But when I need quilting fabric off the spool, you best bet I'm going there.)

She also showed me a great little book on (specific type of project I want to do, shhhh... it's a surprise for someone on muy friends list) and suggested I do a practice project, and come in when i needed to do the binding, so she could show me!!! I mean, isn't that cool? I think so.

So slowly people can expect to maybe get quilts from me. Well, maybe, these things take time. But I love playing with pritty fabric, and If they are made well enough, which i'm being taught how to do, hand made quilts are machine washable. :-) *bounce bounce bounce*

Ok, I have another final in 2 hours, wheeee... the last one. Not worried about it at all (maybe I should be?). I also need to not get engrossed in Quiliting stuff too much and neglect packing and moveing, but damn, this is just so exciting. I've been intimidated by the prospect of trying to make real quilts myself, but i'm not anymore. I mean, I still am, but not so much that I'm paralized too much to try. It also helps to have the right tools!

-K
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[User Picture]From: tisana
2005-05-11 03:15 pm (UTC)
Ooh. I love a good quilt. Sam's grandmother made these amazing ones--she realized he liked dark colors, and made a great one out of black, grey and purples that I coveted. I've been wanting my own goth quilt ever since, even knowing my cats would shed all over it.

Nope, don't expect you to make it, but it reminds me that it's a kind of sewing I'd like to get into someday.
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[User Picture]From: ellydragon
2005-05-11 03:42 pm (UTC)
My favorites are crazy quilts. I've got a purse I've been working on that I need to go figure out where it is. I think it's at my old house in with my mom's sewing stuff somewhere. I had it mostly pieced, I just need to do the embroidery, which for me is the fun part.

I had this idea for a wallhanging for our room at the new house with faeries, but my initial idea won't work. So I'm having to revise. And then I realized it's way too big to jump into right now. So I need to finish the purse first. :P But! Someday, it'll be cool to finish. :)
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[User Picture]From: thiamoon
2005-05-11 04:38 pm (UTC)

Quilters Unite

Hey - did you know I've been a quilter for years? I'm not doing it now as I'm into watercolor painting but my mother taught me and I've made several dozens. I taught beginner's quilting at the Brookline Arts Center back in the early 90's. If you have any questions or want to play show-and-tell, let me know. Plus, I do have supplies, books, and fabric you can have. I gave a lot of books away a few years ago but I'm into giving away as much as I can, of all the "stuff" accumulated over the years. I'd be filled with joy to give it to you. Call or e-mail me when you're done with exams thoug,because Quilting is seriously addicting!!
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