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Post by Tari » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 03:38:47



I just picked up the new Keepsake Quilting catalogue that came the other
day. Anyone
have any comments on the quilting done on
the front of the thing?  It isn't all over meandering
but I think that might have been an improvement.
I would imagine the front cover of this catalogue
should demand a tad more e***ment.
Taria
 
 
 

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Post by Paulin » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 10:59:25


Well - I had a different response to it.  Bear in mind that I am working on
improving my FMQ skills, so I'm taking baby steps when it comes to choosing
a design.  When I saw the cover, the first thing I thought of was " Hey - I
bet I can do that & I could probably add a little circle in the middle of
the petals too", so I had a more positive reaction to it.  Usually, I look
at the FMQ & say, I'll never be able to do that.

But, yes, Taria - it was a very simple design, that probably any beginner
could do.

Pauline
Northern California


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>I just picked up the new Keepsake Quilting catalogue that came the other
>day. Anyone
> have any comments on the quilting done on
> the front of the thing?  It isn't all over meandering
> but I think that might have been an improvement.
> I would imagine the front cover of this catalogue
> should demand a tad more e***ment.
> Taria


 
 
 

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Post by Polly Esthe » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 12:54:09


I don't do well with Keepsake, Taria.  Most of my buying has to be done
online but the Keepsake website's hackles rise when I try to check out.
    I phoned them and they were very nice and gave me a silly password that
may have worked.  Honestly, I was too aggravated to try it.
    There are just so many very nice places that are delighted to take my
money that I don't think Keepsake's worth the time-wasting struggle.  I
expect it's just a personal thing with my email address and their website -
but, there I am.
    Their catalog cover?  Yes, it is surprisingly boring but here's a chance
to use our new word.  It would gitterdun.  Polly

"Taria" <wrote>I just picked up the new Keepsake Quilting catalogue that
came the other

Quote:
> day. Anyone
> have any comments on the quilting done on
> the front of the thing?  It isn't all over meandering
> but I think that might have been an improvement.
> I would imagine the front cover of this catalogue
> should demand a tad more e***ment.
> Taria

 
 
 

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Post by Mary » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 16:15:50


I have ordered from Keepsake and had excellent experience with them,
but have always called them on the phone -- I never put a credit card
number on any web site and I like to talk to a "real person", and they
have all been people who really seem to know their stuff and are
pleasant and efficient.  I am a fan of wholecloth quilting, and about
5 years ago got my first piece from Keepsake just to try the technique
-- a Christmas scalloped edge piece that could be a table cover or a
Christmas tree skirt. And the muslin I have ordered from them has been
the best quality muslin I have ever found anywhere.
 
 
 

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Post by Musicmake » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 21:16:43


I like the quilting - it says several things to me, 2 of which I think
are important if you're a catalog with a kit to sell:  1st, simple is
very attractive.  2nd, If I bought the kit, even I could do that!!

Musicmaker

 
 
 

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Post by Tari » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 23:16:58


I have bought a rare item from them on occasion.  I do enjoy their
catalogues.
I guess that pattern is great for gitterdun on a dragger!

I am trying to gitterdun on a very scrappy (not quite a charm) tumbler
quilt.
It was cool enough yesterday that we didn't use the AC.  Big old breeze came
up through the open window and tumblers tumbled everywhere from the
design wall.   It is a slow WIP at that rate.

Taria


Quote:
>I don't do well with Keepsake, Taria.  Most of my buying has to be done
>online but the Keepsake website's hackles rise when I try to check out.
>    I phoned them and they were very nice and gave me a silly password that
> may have worked.  Honestly, I was too aggravated to try it.
>    There are just so many very nice places that are delighted to take my
> money that I don't think Keepsake's worth the time-wasting struggle.  I
> expect it's just a personal thing with my email address and their
> website - but, there I am.
>    Their catalog cover?  Yes, it is surprisingly boring but here's a
> chance to use our new word.  It would gitterdun.  Polly

 
 
 

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Post by Alliso » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 23:29:01


Gitterdun???  I think I kissed that.

Allison

Quote:

> I don't do well with Keepsake, Taria.  Most of my buying has to be done
> online but the Keepsake website's hackles rise when I try to check out.
>    I phoned them and they were very nice and gave me a silly password
> that may have worked.  Honestly, I was too aggravated to try it.
>    There are just so many very nice places that are delighted to take my
> money that I don't think Keepsake's worth the time-wasting struggle.  I
> expect it's just a personal thing with my email address and their
> website - but, there I am.
>    Their catalog cover?  Yes, it is surprisingly boring but here's a
> chance to use our new word.  It would gitterdun.  Polly

> "Taria" <wrote>I just picked up the new Keepsake Quilting catalogue that
> came the other
>> day. Anyone
>> have any comments on the quilting done on
>> the front of the thing?  It isn't all over meandering
>> but I think that might have been an improvement.
>> I would imagine the front cover of this catalogue
>> should demand a tad more e***ment.
>> Taria

 
 
 

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Post by Alliso » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 23:30:30


Ooops

I *missed* that!

Allison (blush)

Quote:

> I don't do well with Keepsake, Taria.  Most of my buying has to be done
> online but the Keepsake website's hackles rise when I try to check out.
>    I phoned them and they were very nice and gave me a silly password
> that may have worked.  Honestly, I was too aggravated to try it.
>    There are just so many very nice places that are delighted to take my
> money that I don't think Keepsake's worth the time-wasting struggle.  I
> expect it's just a personal thing with my email address and their
> website - but, there I am.
>    Their catalog cover?  Yes, it is surprisingly boring but here's a
> chance to use our new word.  It would gitterdun.  Polly

> "Taria" <wrote>I just picked up the new Keepsake Quilting catalogue that
> came the other
>> day. Anyone
>> have any comments on the quilting done on
>> the front of the thing?  It isn't all over meandering
>> but I think that might have been an improvement.
>> I would imagine the front cover of this catalogue
>> should demand a tad more e***ment.
>> Taria

 
 
 

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Post by Pat in Virgini » Wed, 19 Aug 2009 11:14:58


Get it done!
Gitterdun is Nann's latest contribution to RCTQ vocabulary.
Kissed it??? LOL
 Pat


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> Gitterdun???  I think I kissed that.

> Allison

 
 
 

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Post by Ragmop Sand » Wed, 19 Aug 2009 13:22:39


Howdy!

Another catalog that showed up this weekend: Connecting Threads;
I read it for the patterns.  <g>   There's one called Diamond Rings
that
has some...interesting finishes on it.
http://www.FoundCollection.com/
 Those diamonds in between the circles are "tacked" down
w/ some pretty nice quilting in the middle, but the edges are loose.
I can imagine putting that baby in the wash just once
before the edges of those diamond fray and straggle out.
?  Is it supposed to look unfinished?   I dunno'.
...but I couldn't leave it like that.
YMMV

R/Sandy- another fan of Keepsake Quilting


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> I just picked up the new Keepsake Quilting catalogue that came the other
> day. Anyone
> have any comments on the quilting done on
> the front of the thing? ?It isn't all over meandering
> but I think that might have been an improvement.
> I would imagine the front cover of this catalogue
> should demand a tad more e***ment.
> Taria