For those of you that quilt

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=blue]Good afternoon, [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=blue]I have been looking for some moose/bear fabric for curtains… I came across this site: [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=blue][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=blue]. 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: [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=blue]anne [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=blue]sebago me[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

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:

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=blue]Thank you so much! I am going there now (well not really going, although I would like to sometime) [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=blue]anne [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=blue]sebago me[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

[COLOR=blue]Done, Yay! Now comes the stalking of the mailman. :)[/COLOR]
[COLOR=blue]sebago me[/COLOR]

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.

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.

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=blue]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)[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=blue]anne[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=blue]sebago me[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

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.

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?

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.

Thanks for responding! I’ve sewn since I was just a kid, 10 or so, and I used to be obsessed with cross-stitch, so I’ve got the basics. The thing that made me think about learning to quilt is that I just made a shower curtain out of a John Deere print fabric and had quite a bit left. I think it’s just calling out to be quilt squares. It would make an adorable quilt for a little boy, or maybe for my kitties to lay on. You can see the fabric here on my blog. Can’t you just see that quilted up with greens and yellows and plaids?

I’ve had very little time for knitting lately, so the last thing I need is another hobby, but I would love to put this fabric to use! :slight_smile:

[COLOR=blue]Sharly - I am a member of a quilting site that is full of wonderful :heart: folk that love to share ideas and help (I am always asking for something lol) [/COLOR][COLOR=blue][/COLOR]
[COLOR=blue]If you have some time take a look. I have other sites that with patterns and such if you are interested. It is a very relaxing thing to do… I like the quilting more than the piecing… but it can all be fun. :balloons: [/COLOR]

[COLOR=blue]anne [/COLOR]
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Thanks Anne!! I’ll explore the site! All I need is another craft obsession!! :slight_smile:

[COLOR=blue]:flirt: Well we would not want to get into a rut or anything lol. Diversity makes us interesting! :woot: [/COLOR]
[COLOR=blue]anne [/COLOR]
[COLOR=blue]sebago me[/COLOR]
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I know that Cabela’s (sp) and other hunting/fishing stores sell blankets with John Deer or camo on them for kids. Look them up online to get an idea for your project.

Interesting conversations, I am a quilter, have been for 9 years, it is alot like knitting, very calming and rewarding. I hand quilted a quilt, it took me a year to finish it, but I cherish it.
I started knitting last year, and I enjoy it so much. I just wish I was a faster knitter. So now I switch back and forth between knitting and quilting, although I have to admit I spend more time knitting, I am hooked on it.
But I agree, it is good to have two hobbies. Quilters and Knitters are great people to know, both sharing and giving people.
So, yeah, give it a whirl.
Both hobbies will keep you in stitches!:roflhard:

Very good!! :yay: