Dating vintage quilt fabric

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That week I sewed the blocks together and the following Saturday they returned (Aunt Lois couldn’t make it) to layer the quilt top with polar fleece and tie it.I thought it would be a breeze – I’ve tied many comforters – but I had never tried to get a yarn-threaded needle through a t-shirt/interfacing/fleece sandwich before! I found my free motion quilting gloves helped to grab the needle, and a twisting/pulling action worked the best, but it was still hard work.Are you a fabric collector, quilt collector, appraiser, or antiques collector who needs to know specifics about fabrics or quilts? It will help you identify, date, and recognize antique fabrics and their uses in quilts and clothing.Over 1,000 color fabric swatches are listed in this handy, easy-to-use reference guide.I received responses from 2 talented stitchers and I found their projects delightful. Sonnalea does beautiful things with her embroidery machine.Here’s what she sent: Sonnalea’s sister, Marcele, is a friend of mine from church – and she had shown me a picture of this wallhanging the same day Sonnalea emailed it to me 🙂 . She is a very talented quilter, and is a sewing and quilting judge at many local county fairs. The overall designs were to match their older sibling’s stockings, but yet I have tried to make each unique. and if I thought our families would continue to grow, I would write up better instructions so I don’t need to figure everything out again.

She traced her design onto the fusible web, ironed it to her fabric, cut it out, and fused it to the muslin background. On Hanna and Willy’s most recent visit she thought it would be fun to make pillow cases for daddy and her other grandparents for Christmas.This may include meeting with local guilds, visiting shops that carry fabric, yarn, native crafts or other fiber arts, taking part in workshops, or featuring guest educators/speakers.We’ll share what we come up with as it becomes available.She had a package of pre-cut/fused letters with which she added her name. The next day I received the above pictures from her dad with the message “I think she gets this from you”; and 4 smiley faces! Willy helped her pick out the perfect flannels for each of them, then she began to sew. Afterwards we went to see Star Wars with Uncle Brad and Aunt Betsy (grandpa was home with the little ones 🙂 ) Happy New Year from all of us to all of you!My cousin Lisa has been best friends with Rochelle since grade school.

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