Who here can quilt?

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  1. BirdinMo

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    I know an odd question, but I'm courious, who all here can quilt? Like buy the fabric by the yard cut it up sew it back and make a quilt? Either by machine or by hand. I can, I have made several quilt's. I can do it all by machine or all by hand which ever I choose to do.
     
  2. MickeyLee

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    nope. my great grandmother tried to teach me. after the fourth blood transfusion she decided blunted needles were a better/safer idea. she settled for teaching me to knit.

    LPSG Crafter?

    ML

    will make angora cock socks for anyone who asks.
     
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    I've been working on a Hawaiian quilt for a few years, time is the issue!
     

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    Nude, that's beautiful! I'm hand quilting a grandmothers flower garden that has been in my family for years. Time is a major issue!

    Mickey, my grandmother tryed to teach me to knit and gave up and taught me how to quilt! LOL. I could use a angora cock sock by the way ;)
     
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    I can't knit yet somehow I have balls of cashmere that are dying to be turned into socks!
     
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    Thanks...This has been a self taught[ thing, Hawaiian quilts cost thousands of dollars for the good ones, and a friend of mine and I in Hawaii bought the kit, it's about half done!
     
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    My Granny taught me to sew,(still have her treadle machine, all covered in gold leaf sphinxes, as well as my great-great grandmothers) I haven't ever made a quilt. I was interested in making a fur one back in the 70's but never did more than think about it.

    I have a couple of chests full of of family ones.
     
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    alas, i do not know how to quilt.
    i believe i could do it though.
    but i think that would require a
    lot of time to make available to
    this newfound enterprise. any time
    i have at present is consumed in other
    ways.
    quilting is remarkable talent and hats off
    to anyone to be so brilliant at such detail.
    and in the end - the making of a quilt is to
    produce a textile that is not only beautiful
    but that will provide someone with warmth.
    right?
     
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    socks are my all time favorite thing to knit. *squee* took me forever to get turning a heel down. rasafrasa gaps in the gusset :12:

    so coveting the cashmere yarn.

    ML

    your quilt is amazing. the colors and quilting... just wow.
     
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    grandmothers - infinite patience and the grace to recognize a lost cause. i must have stabbed myself or that poor woman two million times.

    ya know at some point i may have actually quilted my great gran. :redface:
     
  11. BirdinMo

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    LOL MickeyLee, I stabbed my grandmother a thousand times at least. When we would go to their house I would sit in the floor at her feet and she taught me how to sew by hand. I prefer machine. LOL. I'm working on a Celtic Rose Window design by Karen Combs right now. I took her color plate and tossed it out the window and did my own of Gold purple and a Batik green leaf pattern. I will post pics tomorrow while I have it ruff layed out on the bed. Then if I am lucky one of the top done. I will also toss in a pic of the grandmothers flower garden I am doing by hand.
     
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    * sigh * My boyfriend can sew, and I can't. :tongue:
     
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    i wish i knew how to sew, quilt, knit, and crochet! but unfortunately i am useless.
     
  14. BirdinMo

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    Your not useless Stacy! Don't ever put your self down because of what you can not do! And I bet if you got a few books from the library took a few classes and contacted your local quilt quild you can learn all of these wonderful things in time! Hell, even going to a few local nursing homes and volunteering not only will you make great friend's with countless knoldege but a few or alot of them could teach you at least on of the things you wish to learn.
     
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    Does he design and make your clothes?
     
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    I know how to make a quilt, but I'm just not very patient with it. I've made several quilt tops to donate to my mother's women's group at her church as fundraisers. They raffle off about 8-10 hand-quilted quilts per year at their summer social.

    I'm in the process of making one for myself right now. I'm going to have my sister finish it on her quilting machine.

    The few quilts I've made from start to finish have been crib-sized and were given to friends who just had babies.
     
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    My grandmother was a seamstress and taught me to sew when I was a kid.......I can make ANYTHING with my sewing machine...
     
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    Lovely quilt, Nude. No. I can't quilt.
     
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