logo

Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
Orchid, bonding99, davidearly, SusieGG, OSTSEE
58341 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums417
Topics119,310
Posts846,634
Members58,341
Most Online410
Feb 3rd, 2018
Top Posters(30 Days)
Sponsor
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
#542282 - 08/12/09 01:06 AM QUILT TIPS & HINTS FROM BELLAONLINE READERS:  
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 368
Judie Quilting Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Judie Quilting Editor  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Shark

Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 368
This is where you can post your hint or tip for other quilters to read. Let's see how long this thread can go for!! Remember, be succinct with your title, and you can post as many hints as you wish.

My hint is that if you decide to wash your fabrics before you sew them, cut a little triangle out of each corner. This will stop the fabric from fraying and getting into a nasty gnarl whilst being washed. It also reminds you when you find it in your stash, that it's already been washed.
Cheerio for now


Judie Bellingham
Editor Australia & Quilting Sites

www.bellaonline.com/site/australia
www.bellaonline.com/site/quilting
#542352 - 08/12/09 01:34 PM Re: QUILT TIPS & HINTS FROM BELLAONLINE READERS: [Re: Judie Quilting Editor]  
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 93
Donna Rae Offline
Amoeba
Donna Rae  Offline
Amoeba

Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 93
Greenville, SC
My first (-: hint is: At Office supply stores, Walmart and more they sell a little plastic bottle with a sponge on the end. It is used for stamps. I use it for my fabric water erasable pens, or for when ever I need just a dab of water. Easy peasy.


Donna Rae
#543071 - 08/17/09 06:20 AM Re: QUILT TIPS & HINTS FROM BELLAONLINE READERS: [Re: Donna Rae]  
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 368
Judie Quilting Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Judie Quilting Editor  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Shark

Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 368
Ok Guys, where are you? I thought there'd be masses of hints on the board by now!!!

Here's my second hint : Always use the same thread in your bobbin as your're using in your sewing machine. There's a very good chance they'll behave very well, because they're the same.
Cheerio for now


Judie Bellingham
Editor Australia & Quilting Sites

www.bellaonline.com/site/australia
www.bellaonline.com/site/quilting
#543095 - 08/17/09 12:10 PM Re: QUILT TIPS & HINTS FROM BELLAONLINE READERS: [Re: Judie Quilting Editor]  
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 2,090
conniem Offline
Koala
conniem  Offline
Koala

Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 2,090
oklahoma
I'm new to quilting and really don't have any hints...but I always wash and then put away my new fabric after purchasing. My mom waits forever and I go to her house and there is a leaning tower of fabric on the dryer.


Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.
~anonymous~
#543133 - 08/17/09 04:42 PM Re: QUILT TIPS & HINTS FROM BELLAONLINE READERS: [Re: conniem]  
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 3,448
GrannyH Offline
Zebra
GrannyH  Offline
Zebra

Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 3,448
West-Central Minnesota
Like Connie, I don't have any tips to offer. But I would like one.

How do you keep those little threads that you cut off the ends of seams, or when you rip out a seam, from spreading? I find them all over my ironing board, on the sewing cabinet, on already completed blocks, and unfortunately the carpet. Is there anything that attracts them?

Note: I know one answer is chain sewing, but since I do individual blocks I can not sew a multitude of pieces at one time. It's usually one at a time for me.

GrannyH

Last edited by GrannyH; 08/17/09 04:43 PM.

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain."
#543145 - 08/17/09 05:46 PM Re: QUILT TIPS & HINTS FROM BELLAONLINE READERS: [Re: GrannyH]  
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 2,090
conniem Offline
Koala
conniem  Offline
Koala

Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 2,090
oklahoma
Even when you chain sew you still have to cut those threads at some time. I just think lots of threads everywhere means you've been really busy!

Is Granny daycare over yet? The kidos here started back on Thursday. Today was my sons first day of classes at college.


Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.
~anonymous~
#543213 - 08/17/09 09:50 PM Re: QUILT TIPS & HINTS FROM BELLAONLINE READERS: [Re: conniem]  
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 3,448
GrannyH Offline
Zebra
GrannyH  Offline
Zebra

Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 3,448
West-Central Minnesota
Yeah, well, I've been really busy then.


Yes, still operating. School doesn't start here until September 8th, so three more weeks. That's a little late, but it's always the day after Labor Day. Then my days will be mine again. wink


"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain."
#543497 - 08/19/09 11:33 AM Re: QUILT TIPS & HINTS FROM BELLAONLINE READERS: [Re: GrannyH]  
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3
quilterjoan69 Offline
Newbie
quilterjoan69  Offline
Newbie

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3
I began quilting later in life, around 58 or 59, and it has become my passion. Tools are an important part of quilting, I think, and every quilter needs a SEAM RIPPER. Yes, we will all make mistakes at one time or another and the seam ripper is my best friend. Proper lighting would be another tip. I have one of those pricey lights that stick onto your sewing machine and you can direct the bright light right where you are sewing. It is a WONDERFUL invention and well worth the money.

Happy Quilting!!

#543535 - 08/19/09 04:21 PM Re: QUILT TIPS & HINTS FROM BELLAONLINE READERS: [Re: GrannyH]  
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 20
GallopingButterfly Offline
Newbie
GallopingButterfly  Offline
Newbie

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 20
Washington State
I keep a small ashtray beside my sewing machine and I put clipped threads in it to attempt to keep the thread from going everywhere. Some still ends up on the floor, but most of it goes from the ashtray to the garbage.

I also keep a small paper bag attached to my ironing board for trimmed fabric and clipped threads.


Galloping Butterfly
#543537 - 08/19/09 04:41 PM Re: QUILT TIPS & HINTS FROM BELLAONLINE READERS: [Re: GallopingButterfly]  
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 1
betlinsmom Offline
Newbie
betlinsmom  Offline
Newbie

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 1
When beginning a new quilt I cut out and piece only one block (or two if the pattern requires) and post them on the wall so I can see them from my machine. It makes for good reference and incentive to keep at it. I have read folks put a piece of wide tape rolled onto it self at the edge of their machine table to stick cut threads on. My personal favorite tip is to MAKE TIME to quilt a bit everyday. We all work hard and our work must get done but fifty years from now will someone say Wow my Nana was a great worker or will they say Wow my Nana made the best quilted "woobies" !! I have another request, if I may: both of my grandmothers quilted and I have some great stories about them. Would anyone be interested in sharing your families quillting stories? Thanks.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  Judie Quilting Editor 

Brand New Posts
Who wants to work from home?
by Nancy Roussy. Small Office/Home Office
02/21/18 12:28 AM
2018: On this day . . .
by Mona - Astronomy. Astronomy
02/20/18 10:16 PM
Valeska Grisebach's Film Western
by Angela - Drama Movies. Drama Movies
02/20/18 09:32 PM
Beloit International Film Fest Begins This Weekend
by Angela - Drama Movies. Drama Movies
02/20/18 09:18 PM
Sidney Poitier Turns 91 Today
by Angela - Drama Movies. Classic Films
02/20/18 09:04 PM
What are you looking forward to today?
by Nancy Roussy. Self Development
02/20/18 07:45 PM
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Nancy Roussy. Inspiration
02/20/18 07:43 PM
What will you do today?
by Nancy Roussy. Inspiration
02/20/18 07:41 PM
What's your Typical Daily Menu?
by Nancy Roussy. Low Carb
02/20/18 07:34 PM
Did you dream last night?
by Nancy Roussy. Dreams
02/20/18 07:30 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 147 guests, and 4 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Sponsor


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2018 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 1.107s Queries: 15 (0.040s) Memory: 2.0580 MB (Peak: 2.1799 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2018-02-21 03:25:34 UTC