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Post by MN-Skeptic » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:36 pm

I have no experience with washing a quilt, but what about drying it for just a bit in a dryer, at a lower heat? You won't stress it too much, it won't over-dry and over-shrink, and it will dry quicker outside.


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:29 pm

MN-Skeptic wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:36 pm
I have no experience with washing a quilt, but what about drying it for just a bit in a dryer, at a lower heat? You won't stress it too much, it won't over-dry and over-shrink, and it will dry quicker outside.
You can absolutely do that, but it won't actually buy you much. You can't really over-dry it. Dry is dry, and I throw mine in the dryer sometimes just to fluff them up, and any shrinkage is going to happen in the washer from the agitation. The dryer just sort of sinks the stitching into the batting and makes it kind of puffy and soft. Drying it outside makes it smell good though!



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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:32 pm

I forgot to mention that you'll do better if you take the quilt out of the dryer every 20 minutes or so and shake it out before throwing it back in the dryer. Damp quilts have a tendency to roll up into a ball so you need to shake it out flat every so often. It's not a big deal if you don't, but it will dry faster.



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Post by RoadScholar » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:31 am

Well. That answers a question I've had in mah brain-bone for many years: I went to college in Kentucky for a bit, and I always wondered why I saw quilts drying on the grass right next to perfectly good clotheslines.

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Post by WriteItDown » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:00 pm

Hi.
I finally finished my queen-sized quilt and it is out for quilting. It is not very good but was a labor of love. It was with me through 2 chemo regimens in one year. It was made with hands that often won't be still.
I am diving right back in and making a "mystery quilt". You make one block pattern a month then in the end you put them all together to get the results. Fortunately it makes a much smaller quilt.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:43 am

WriteItDown wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:00 pm
Hi.
I finally finished my queen-sized quilt and it is out for quilting. It is not very good but was a labor of love. It was with me through 2 chemo regimens in one year. It was made with hands that often won't be still.
I am diving right back in and making a "mystery quilt". You make one block pattern a month then in the end you put them all together to get the results. Fortunately it makes a much smaller quilt.
Congrats!


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:50 am

WriteItDown wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:00 pm
Hi.
I finally finished my queen-sized quilt and it is out for quilting. It is not very good but was a labor of love. It was with me through 2 chemo regimens in one year. It was made with hands that often won't be still.
I am diving right back in and making a "mystery quilt". You make one block pattern a month then in the end you put them all together to get the results. Fortunately it makes a much smaller quilt.
You go girl!! If it's good enough that the long armer hasn't sent it back because of teacups and volcanos, it's good.

Our guild motto is "finished is better than perfect." If you wait until you're 100% satisfied with every quilt, you aren't a quilter, you're a fabric collector.

BOMs can be soooo much fun! Are you working on one that's on-line?



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Post by WriteItDown » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:29 am

Yes, the BOM quilt is on the website Fort Worth Fabrics. It is called Summer Picnic. It began when I was making my other quilt so I copied the instructions weekly, did not peek at the end and am making my weekly blocks weekly. It is fun.


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:33 pm

I posted a picture a while back of the Buckeye Beauty I was working on but never took a final photo when I finished it. It hung at the art museum for a bit but I forgot to take a photo then too. It's now hanging in a show in ....Meridian, maybe? Some place in east MS I think, and the curator sent me a photo of it hanging "front and center" as she says. This one has been on exhibit so long I forgot about it!
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Post by Whatever4 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:32 pm

Beautiful fabrics.


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Post by RVInit » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:38 pm

Whatever4 wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:32 pm
Beautiful fabrics.
:like: And beautiful work!


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Post by RoadScholar » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:21 pm

Magically fractalicious! :clap:


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Post by AndyinPA » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:41 pm

Gorgeous!



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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:54 am

Thanks, y'all. Batik scraps, including the ugly ones, done as stress-sewing. I might actually keep this one for myself.



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Post by Slim Cognito » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:21 am

Kudos to both of you. I tried making a quilt once. I just don't have the patience. These are amazing.


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Post by Maybenaut » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:04 pm

Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:54 am
Thanks, y'all. Batik scraps, including the ugly ones, done as stress-sewing. I might actually keep this one for myself.
There are no ugly batiks, IMO :)



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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:05 pm

Maybenaut wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:04 pm
Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:54 am
Thanks, y'all. Batik scraps, including the ugly ones, done as stress-sewing. I might actually keep this one for myself.
There are no ugly batiks, IMO :)
You need to see some of my browns/greys. Some in the same piece of fabric. I had a couple that were so bad I had trouble finding an acceptable 2.5 x 2.5 piece of it to cut a square from. Most of the truly hideous pieces were African Dutch batik scraps though.



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Post by Jez » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:13 pm

I need to get a sewing machine and start quilting again. I miss it and it doesn't hurt my hands as much as crochet and knitting.


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:55 pm

Jez wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:13 pm
I need to get a sewing machine and start quilting again. I miss it and it doesn't hurt my hands as much as crochet and knitting.
Yes you do! People give them away on our NextDoor all the time.



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Post by kate520 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:51 pm

Maybenaut wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:04 pm
Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:54 am
Thanks, y'all. Batik scraps, including the ugly ones, done as stress-sewing. I might actually keep this one for myself.
There are no ugly batiks, IMO :)
Concur :thumbs:

I like the tone of the piece. It reminds me of minor chords.


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:35 pm

kate520 wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:51 pm

I like the tone of the piece. It reminds me of minor chords.
I love that you compared it to music! My other friend said it reminded her of stained glass, but she's a mosaicist so everything reminds her of glass.



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Post by kate520 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:50 pm

Did you cut, iron and sew all those itty bitty squares or are they part of the material pattern?


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:30 pm

kate520 wrote:
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Did you cut, iron and sew all those itty bitty squares or are they part of the material pattern?
The little squares are cut at 2.5" and the larger triangles are cut as 5" squares and then cut diagonally for the half square triangles. I think I used 3 yards of the white, so the same amount of batik scraps. The navy blue inner border is 2" finished and all the squares in the border are 2". A piece cut at 2.5" finishes as a 2" square in the finished top because it has 1/4" seams.



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Post by kate520 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:16 pm

Two inches isn’t so itty bitty. They look a lot smaller in the photo. Thanks, Sugar! I am, as always, inspired.


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:24 pm

kate520 wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:16 pm
Two inches isn’t so itty bitty. They look a lot smaller in the photo. Thanks, Sugar! I am, as always, inspired.
Well, that's a queen size quilt.

Just got an email from the art museum and they want my Wed ladies to hang a show for their Third Thursday in Dec. Can't wait to tell them on Wed!

I look back at what they have accomplished in a short 5 years and am absolutely amazed at them. Maybe not necessarily their quilting skills, but the actual community they have created. It just goes so far beyond sewing together once a week. It is a huge honor to be asked to participate in the Third Thursday because it is by invitation and usually reserved for larger, more professional groups than ours. We're just a bunch of women who like to sew.



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