Newbie here - Wendy of NJ

Newbie here - Wendy of NJ

Post by voxwom » Sun, 24 Mar 2002 09:49:31



Hi,
this is certainly an active group! I hope I can keep up with things,
please forgive me if I can't manage it...

I'm relatively new to quilting; I've made one quilt about 6 years ago
for my brother's wedding (a machine-made Radiant star, king-sized,
using the "quilt in a day" series book for instruction), and started a
second one for my mom, which is about 75% done, and have the fabric
for one for me and DH.

I also have crates and crates of fabrics that I've been collecting
over my lifetime. Most are heavy upholstery brocades, because my
sewing at the time was for SCA costumes. I'm not sure if they'd be any
good for much else (and I wouldn't even want them on my furniture -
they're "unusal" brocades with color schemes that are, shall we say,
"out of style")

Quilting has taken a very back burner for me for a long time, but I
have a friend and neighbor who is very into quilting, even though we
have different approaches -- she's a hand-sew person, and I'm a
machine person. We haven't had any major knock-down drag-outs about
it, and I think if we collaborate, we can compromise - machine for the
peicing and hand for the quilting, ;)

I'm in Central New Jersey, and have banned myself from the fabric
stores until I actually FINISH the projects I have here and now. <g>

I really love pictorial quilts, and someday I want to try my hand at
them. I have an idea for a large picture of winged Isis - and a quick
question for whoever has read this far is: if I wanted to use a tissue
lame or chiffon for the feather pieces, would I have to fuse the
fabric to something more substantial before working with it? (My
friend is a purist and has only worked with cottons so far. I'll be
her evil influence and get her to work in other fabrics)

Also, has anyone had any experience working with ripstop nylon? I've
got some banner ideas for outdoor display that I'm itching to make.
I've never worked with this material before, and I'm a little leery of
cutting before I have a better idea (the stuff is 9 dollars/yd)

You ladies seem like a great group.
Thanks,
Wendy of NJ

 
 
 

Newbie here - Wendy of NJ

Post by Taco's Bell » Sun, 24 Mar 2002 10:19:25


Wendy,

Welcome to this crazy group!

I've used ripstop nylon, and it's easier to use than it looks.  It's
slippery, so you have to pin ALOT, and use the thinnest pins you can
(silk?) because the thicker ones can leave holes.  You can email me if
you have any other questions.

Taco's Belle

Quote:

> Hi,
> this is certainly an active group! I hope I can keep up with things,
> please forgive me if I can't manage it...

> I'm relatively new to quilting; I've made one quilt about 6 years ago
> for my brother's wedding (a machine-made Radiant star, king-sized,
> using the "quilt in a day" series book for instruction), and started a
> second one for my mom, which is about 75% done, and have the fabric
> for one for me and DH.

> I also have crates and crates of fabrics that I've been collecting
> over my lifetime. Most are heavy upholstery brocades, because my
> sewing at the time was for SCA costumes. I'm not sure if they'd be any
> good for much else (and I wouldn't even want them on my furniture -
> they're "unusal" brocades with color schemes that are, shall we say,
> "out of style")

> Quilting has taken a very back burner for me for a long time, but I
> have a friend and neighbor who is very into quilting, even though we
> have different approaches -- she's a hand-sew person, and I'm a
> machine person. We haven't had any major knock-down drag-outs about
> it, and I think if we collaborate, we can compromise - machine for the
> peicing and hand for the quilting, ;)

> I'm in Central New Jersey, and have banned myself from the fabric
> stores until I actually FINISH the projects I have here and now. <g>

> I really love pictorial quilts, and someday I want to try my hand at
> them. I have an idea for a large picture of winged Isis - and a quick
> question for whoever has read this far is: if I wanted to use a tissue
> lame or chiffon for the feather pieces, would I have to fuse the
> fabric to something more substantial before working with it? (My
> friend is a purist and has only worked with cottons so far. I'll be
> her evil influence and get her to work in other fabrics)

> Also, has anyone had any experience working with ripstop nylon? I've
> got some banner ideas for outdoor display that I'm itching to make.
> I've never worked with this material before, and I'm a little leery of
> cutting before I have a better idea (the stuff is 9 dollars/yd)

> You ladies seem like a great group.
> Thanks,
> Wendy of NJ


 
 
 

Newbie here - Wendy of NJ

Post by Alice » Sun, 24 Mar 2002 10:34:17


Wendy, welcome!  I am from Mount Holly, NJ.  Are we neighbors?

If you want to scale down the number of messages you need to read, just skip
the OT messages.  These are messages that do not relate to quilting, and
thus are considered OT or Off Topic.  Once you get the hang of it, go ahead
and read the OT messages, most of them are a hoot!  Also, while most of the
members of this newsgroup are ladies (most of the time, anyway!<BG>) we do
have some male members.  They are fabulous and we love'em!

Alice


: Hi,
: this is certainly an active group! I hope I can keep up with things,
: please forgive me if I can't manage it...
:
: I'm relatively new to quilting; I've made one quilt about 6 years ago
: for my brother's wedding (a machine-made Radiant star, king-sized,
: using the "quilt in a day" series book for instruction), and started a
: second one for my mom, which is about 75% done, and have the fabric
: for one for me and DH.
:
: I also have crates and crates of fabrics that I've been collecting
: over my lifetime. Most are heavy upholstery brocades, because my
: sewing at the time was for SCA costumes. I'm not sure if they'd be any
: good for much else (and I wouldn't even want them on my furniture -
: they're "unusal" brocades with color schemes that are, shall we say,
: "out of style")
:
: Quilting has taken a very back burner for me for a long time, but I
: have a friend and neighbor who is very into quilting, even though we
: have different approaches -- she's a hand-sew person, and I'm a
: machine person. We haven't had any major knock-down drag-outs about
: it, and I think if we collaborate, we can compromise - machine for the
: peicing and hand for the quilting, ;)
:
: I'm in Central New Jersey, and have banned myself from the fabric
: stores until I actually FINISH the projects I have here and now. <g>
:
: I really love pictorial quilts, and someday I want to try my hand at
: them. I have an idea for a large picture of winged Isis - and a quick
: question for whoever has read this far is: if I wanted to use a tissue
: lame or chiffon for the feather pieces, would I have to fuse the
: fabric to something more substantial before working with it? (My
: friend is a purist and has only worked with cottons so far. I'll be
: her evil influence and get her to work in other fabrics)
:
: Also, has anyone had any experience working with ripstop nylon? I've
: got some banner ideas for outdoor display that I'm itching to make.
: I've never worked with this material before, and I'm a little leery of
: cutting before I have a better idea (the stuff is 9 dollars/yd)
:
: You ladies seem like a great group.
: Thanks,
: Wendy of NJ

 
 
 

Newbie here - Wendy of NJ

Post by Polly » Sun, 24 Mar 2002 10:36:56


Hi Wendy and welcome. Save the brocades, they might be great for some pieces
in a crazy quilt. Sooner or later, you'll want to do one. Polly E


Quote:
> Wendy, welcome!  I am from Mount Holly, NJ.  Are we neighbors?

> If you want to scale down the number of messages you need to read, just
skip
> the OT messages.  These are messages that do not relate to quilting, and
> thus are considered OT or Off Topic.  Once you get the hang of it, go
ahead
> and read the OT messages, most of them are a hoot!  Also, while most of
the
> members of this newsgroup are ladies (most of the time, anyway!<BG>) we do
> have some male members.  They are fabulous and we love'em!

> Alice



> : Hi,
> : this is certainly an active group! I hope I can keep up with things,
> : please forgive me if I can't manage it...
> :
> : I'm relatively new to quilting; I've made one quilt about 6 years ago
> : for my brother's wedding (a machine-made Radiant star, king-sized,
> : using the "quilt in a day" series book for instruction), and started a
> : second one for my mom, which is about 75% done, and have the fabric
> : for one for me and DH.
> :
> : I also have crates and crates of fabrics that I've been collecting
> : over my lifetime. Most are heavy upholstery brocades, because my
> : sewing at the time was for SCA costumes. I'm not sure if they'd be any
> : good for much else (and I wouldn't even want them on my furniture -
> : they're "unusal" brocades with color schemes that are, shall we say,
> : "out of style")
> :
> : Quilting has taken a very back burner for me for a long time, but I
> : have a friend and neighbor who is very into quilting, even though we
> : have different approaches -- she's a hand-sew person, and I'm a
> : machine person. We haven't had any major knock-down drag-outs about
> : it, and I think if we collaborate, we can compromise - machine for the
> : peicing and hand for the quilting, ;)
> :
> : I'm in Central New Jersey, and have banned myself from the fabric
> : stores until I actually FINISH the projects I have here and now. <g>
> :
> : I really love pictorial quilts, and someday I want to try my hand at
> : them. I have an idea for a large picture of winged Isis - and a quick
> : question for whoever has read this far is: if I wanted to use a tissue
> : lame or chiffon for the feather pieces, would I have to fuse the
> : fabric to something more substantial before working with it? (My
> : friend is a purist and has only worked with cottons so far. I'll be
> : her evil influence and get her to work in other fabrics)
> :
> : Also, has anyone had any experience working with ripstop nylon? I've
> : got some banner ideas for outdoor display that I'm itching to make.
> : I've never worked with this material before, and I'm a little leery of
> : cutting before I have a better idea (the stuff is 9 dollars/yd)
> :
> : You ladies seem like a great group.
> : Thanks,
> : Wendy of NJ

 
 
 

Newbie here - Wendy of NJ

Post by Kath » Sun, 24 Mar 2002 11:04:24


Quote:

> I also have crates and crates of fabrics that I've been collecting
> over my lifetime. Most are heavy upholstery brocades, because my
> sewing at the time was for SCA costumes. I'm not sure if they'd be any
> good for much else (and I wouldn't even want them on my furniture -
> they're "unusal" brocades with color schemes that are, shall we say,
> "out of style")

> Quilting has taken a very back burner for me for a long time, but I
> have a friend and neighbor who is very into quilting, even though we
> have different approaches -- she's a hand-sew person, and I'm a
> machine person. We haven't had any major knock-down drag-outs about
> it, and I think if we collaborate, we can compromise - machine for the
> peicing and hand for the quilting,

Welcome!

Don't commit to hand quilting everything too soon (no offence Ragmop!).
If you want a really heavy quilt, those brocades will machine quilt up
quite nicely. And if you put another quilt on top, who cares what color
they are!! :)

--
Kathy Applebaum (Woodland, CA)
longarm machine quilting

 
 
 

Newbie here - Wendy of NJ

Post by froo » Sun, 24 Mar 2002 12:18:57


Hi, Wendy!

Gee, there's getting to be so many of us, maybe we should start a swap?

I admire those SCA costumes - I made one for myself, and a couple of
"princess" dresses for my DDs. There's are not "authentic" but then,
they prefer shiny fabrics and bright colors!

Welcome to the group!

Wendy (a machine piecer and quilter, but who knows how to do both by hand)

Quote:

> Hi,
> this is certainly an active group! I hope I can keep up with things,
> please forgive me if I can't manage it...

> I'm relatively new to quilting; I've made one quilt about 6 years ago
> for my brother's wedding (a machine-made Radiant star, king-sized,
> using the "quilt in a day" series book for instruction), and started a
> second one for my mom, which is about 75% done, and have the fabric
> for one for me and DH.

> I also have crates and crates of fabrics that I've been collecting
> over my lifetime. Most are heavy upholstery brocades, because my
> sewing at the time was for SCA costumes. I'm not sure if they'd be any
> good for much else (and I wouldn't even want them on my furniture -
> they're "unusal" brocades with color schemes that are, shall we say,
> "out of style")

> Quilting has taken a very back burner for me for a long time, but I
> have a friend and neighbor who is very into quilting, even though we
> have different approaches -- she's a hand-sew person, and I'm a
> machine person. We haven't had any major knock-down drag-outs about
> it, and I think if we collaborate, we can compromise - machine for the
> peicing and hand for the quilting, ;)

> I'm in Central New Jersey, and have banned myself from the fabric
> stores until I actually FINISH the projects I have here and now. <g>

> I really love pictorial quilts, and someday I want to try my hand at
> them. I have an idea for a large picture of winged Isis - and a quick
> question for whoever has read this far is: if I wanted to use a tissue
> lame or chiffon for the feather pieces, would I have to fuse the
> fabric to something more substantial before working with it? (My
> friend is a purist and has only worked with cottons so far. I'll be
> her evil influence and get her to work in other fabrics)

> Also, has anyone had any experience working with ripstop nylon? I've
> got some banner ideas for outdoor display that I'm itching to make.
> I've never worked with this material before, and I'm a little leery of
> cutting before I have a better idea (the stuff is 9 dollars/yd)

> You ladies seem like a great group.
> Thanks,
> Wendy of NJ

 
 
 

Newbie here - Wendy of NJ

Post by Eileen in New Jerse » Sun, 24 Mar 2002 13:44:39


Hi Wendy,
I am in Shamong, Burlington County.  I am also fairly new at this quilting
thing.  Hope you have fun here!
Eileen


Quote:
> Hi,
> this is certainly an active group! I hope I can keep up with things,
> please forgive me if I can't manage it...

> I'm relatively new to quilting; I've made one quilt about 6 years ago
> for my brother's wedding (a machine-made Radiant star, king-sized,
> using the "quilt in a day" series book for instruction), and started a
> second one for my mom, which is about 75% done, and have the fabric
> for one for me and DH.

> I also have crates and crates of fabrics that I've been collecting
> over my lifetime. Most are heavy upholstery brocades, because my
> sewing at the time was for SCA costumes. I'm not sure if they'd be any
> good for much else (and I wouldn't even want them on my furniture -
> they're "unusal" brocades with color schemes that are, shall we say,
> "out of style")

> Quilting has taken a very back burner for me for a long time, but I
> have a friend and neighbor who is very into quilting, even though we
> have different approaches -- she's a hand-sew person, and I'm a
> machine person. We haven't had any major knock-down drag-outs about
> it, and I think if we collaborate, we can compromise - machine for the
> peicing and hand for the quilting, ;)

> I'm in Central New Jersey, and have banned myself from the fabric
> stores until I actually FINISH the projects I have here and now. <g>

> I really love pictorial quilts, and someday I want to try my hand at
> them. I have an idea for a large picture of winged Isis - and a quick
> question for whoever has read this far is: if I wanted to use a tissue
> lame or chiffon for the feather pieces, would I have to fuse the
> fabric to something more substantial before working with it? (My
> friend is a purist and has only worked with cottons so far. I'll be
> her evil influence and get her to work in other fabrics)

> Also, has anyone had any experience working with ripstop nylon? I've
> got some banner ideas for outdoor display that I'm itching to make.
> I've never worked with this material before, and I'm a little leery of
> cutting before I have a better idea (the stuff is 9 dollars/yd)

> You ladies seem like a great group.
> Thanks,
> Wendy of NJ

 
 
 

Newbie here - Wendy of NJ

Post by Melissa in N » Sun, 24 Mar 2002 15:19:17


Welcome, welcome, welcome!!!

Melissa in NJ

--
and the "Boos Hounds" (Bear, Bits, and Lexus)
and Maxi (aka Witch Kitty with a "B"), Kenobi (aka "Kitty Wan Kenobi")
and Milo the Parakeet - all QI's, lousy ones, but QI's nonetheless!!
--
Quilt Something for Yourself!
--
Adopt a Racing Greyhound!
--


Quote:
> Hi,
> this is certainly an active group! I hope I can keep up with things,
> please forgive me if I can't manage it...

> I'm relatively new to quilting; I've made one quilt about 6 years ago
> for my brother's wedding (a machine-made Radiant star, king-sized,
> using the "quilt in a day" series book for instruction), and started a
> second one for my mom, which is about 75% done, and have the fabric
> for one for me and DH.

> I also have crates and crates of fabrics that I've been collecting
> over my lifetime. Most are heavy upholstery brocades, because my
> sewing at the time was for SCA costumes. I'm not sure if they'd be any
> good for much else (and I wouldn't even want them on my furniture -
> they're "unusal" brocades with color schemes that are, shall we say,
> "out of style")

> Quilting has taken a very back burner for me for a long time, but I
> have a friend and neighbor who is very into quilting, even though we
> have different approaches -- she's a hand-sew person, and I'm a
> machine person. We haven't had any major knock-down drag-outs about
> it, and I think if we collaborate, we can compromise - machine for the
> peicing and hand for the quilting, ;)

> I'm in Central New Jersey, and have banned myself from the fabric
> stores until I actually FINISH the projects I have here and now. <g>

> I really love pictorial quilts, and someday I want to try my hand at
> them. I have an idea for a large picture of winged Isis - and a quick
> question for whoever has read this far is: if I wanted to use a tissue
> lame or chiffon for the feather pieces, would I have to fuse the
> fabric to something more substantial before working with it? (My
> friend is a purist and has only worked with cottons so far. I'll be
> her evil influence and get her to work in other fabrics)

> Also, has anyone had any experience working with ripstop nylon? I've
> got some banner ideas for outdoor display that I'm itching to make.
> I've never worked with this material before, and I'm a little leery of
> cutting before I have a better idea (the stuff is 9 dollars/yd)

> You ladies seem like a great group.
> Thanks,
> Wendy of NJ

 
 
 

Newbie here - Wendy of NJ

Post by PhilipAlle » Sun, 24 Mar 2002 20:18:24


Hey, who are you calling a lady? I've been called a lot of things in my
time, but a lady ain't one of them! ;-)
Sarah. Blaenau Ffestiniog.


Quote:
> Wendy, welcome!  I am from Mount Holly, NJ.  Are we neighbors?

> If you want to scale down the number of messages you need to read, just
skip
> the OT messages.  These are messages that do not relate to quilting, and
> thus are considered OT or Off Topic.  Once you get the hang of it, go
ahead
> and read the OT messages, most of them are a hoot!  Also, while most of
the
> members of this newsgroup are ladies (most of the time, anyway!<BG>) we do
> have some male members.  They are fabulous and we love'em!

> Alice



> : Hi,
> : this is certainly an active group! I hope I can keep up with things,
> : please forgive me if I can't manage it...
> :
> : I'm relatively new to quilting; I've made one quilt about 6 years ago
> : for my brother's wedding (a machine-made Radiant star, king-sized,
> : using the "quilt in a day" series book for instruction), and started a
> : second one for my mom, which is about 75% done, and have the fabric
> : for one for me and DH.
> :
> : I also have crates and crates of fabrics that I've been collecting
> : over my lifetime. Most are heavy upholstery brocades, because my
> : sewing at the time was for SCA costumes. I'm not sure if they'd be any
> : good for much else (and I wouldn't even want them on my furniture -
> : they're "unusal" brocades with color schemes that are, shall we say,
> : "out of style")
> :
> : Quilting has taken a very back burner for me for a long time, but I
> : have a friend and neighbor who is very into quilting, even though we
> : have different approaches -- she's a hand-sew person, and I'm a
> : machine person. We haven't had any major knock-down drag-outs about
> : it, and I think if we collaborate, we can compromise - machine for the
> : peicing and hand for the quilting, ;)
> :
> : I'm in Central New Jersey, and have banned myself from the fabric
> : stores until I actually FINISH the projects I have here and now. <g>
> :
> : I really love pictorial quilts, and someday I want to try my hand at
> : them. I have an idea for a large picture of winged Isis - and a quick
> : question for whoever has read this far is: if I wanted to use a tissue
> : lame or chiffon for the feather pieces, would I have to fuse the
> : fabric to something more substantial before working with it? (My
> : friend is a purist and has only worked with cottons so far. I'll be
> : her evil influence and get her to work in other fabrics)
> :
> : Also, has anyone had any experience working with ripstop nylon? I've
> : got some banner ideas for outdoor display that I'm itching to make.
> : I've never worked with this material before, and I'm a little leery of
> : cutting before I have a better idea (the stuff is 9 dollars/yd)
> :
> : You ladies seem like a great group.
> : Thanks,
> : Wendy of NJ

 
 
 

Newbie here - Wendy of NJ

Post by Alice » Sun, 24 Mar 2002 22:44:29


I included you in the "well, most of the time anyway" part of my message.

Alice


: Hey, who are you calling a lady? I've been called a lot of things in my
: time, but a lady ain't one of them! ;-)
: Sarah. Blaenau Ffestiniog.
:

: > Wendy, welcome!  I am from Mount Holly, NJ.  Are we neighbors?
: >
: > If you want to scale down the number of messages you need to read, just
: skip
: > the OT messages.  These are messages that do not relate to quilting, and
: > thus are considered OT or Off Topic.  Once you get the hang of it, go
: ahead
: > and read the OT messages, most of them are a hoot!  Also, while most of
: the
: > members of this newsgroup are ladies (most of the time, anyway!<BG>) we
do
: > have some male members.  They are fabulous and we love'em!
: >
: > Alice
: >


: > : Hi,
: > : this is certainly an active group! I hope I can keep up with things,
: > : please forgive me if I can't manage it...
: > :
: > : I'm relatively new to quilting; I've made one quilt about 6 years ago
: > : for my brother's wedding (a machine-made Radiant star, king-sized,
: > : using the "quilt in a day" series book for instruction), and started a
: > : second one for my mom, which is about 75% done, and have the fabric
: > : for one for me and DH.
: > :
: > : I also have crates and crates of fabrics that I've been collecting
: > : over my lifetime. Most are heavy upholstery brocades, because my
: > : sewing at the time was for SCA costumes. I'm not sure if they'd be any
: > : good for much else (and I wouldn't even want them on my furniture -
: > : they're "unusal" brocades with color schemes that are, shall we say,
: > : "out of style")
: > :
: > : Quilting has taken a very back burner for me for a long time, but I
: > : have a friend and neighbor who is very into quilting, even though we
: > : have different approaches -- she's a hand-sew person, and I'm a
: > : machine person. We haven't had any major knock-down drag-outs about
: > : it, and I think if we collaborate, we can compromise - machine for the
: > : peicing and hand for the quilting, ;)
: > :
: > : I'm in Central New Jersey, and have banned myself from the fabric
: > : stores until I actually FINISH the projects I have here and now. <g>
: > :
: > : I really love pictorial quilts, and someday I want to try my hand at
: > : them. I have an idea for a large picture of winged Isis - and a quick
: > : question for whoever has read this far is: if I wanted to use a tissue
: > : lame or chiffon for the feather pieces, would I have to fuse the
: > : fabric to something more substantial before working with it? (My
: > : friend is a purist and has only worked with cottons so far. I'll be
: > : her evil influence and get her to work in other fabrics)
: > :
: > : Also, has anyone had any experience working with ripstop nylon? I've
: > : got some banner ideas for outdoor display that I'm itching to make.
: > : I've never worked with this material before, and I'm a little leery of
: > : cutting before I have a better idea (the stuff is 9 dollars/yd)
: > :
: > : You ladies seem like a great group.
: > : Thanks,
: > : Wendy of NJ
: >
: >
:
:

 
 
 

Newbie here - Wendy of NJ

Post by Patt » Sun, 24 Mar 2002 20:23:32


Welcome Wendy.
Hope you continue to enjoy your quilting and the time spent here with
us.
I'm not up to date with my messages at the moment!  Usually I can
manage, but I'm a bit busy at the moment!  You'll be fine.  The best
moment is when you start to recognise people's names, and then you get
to know more about someone, and then you know their family's names, and
then ... ...
I agree about keeping the brocades.  You can do all sorts of wonderful
stuff with it.  If you have a good library convenient to you, have a
look for Judy Dales' book Curves in Motion.  She uses a lot of brocade
and does fantastic things with it.  It may be for a bit further down the
line for you, but you never know!
.


Quote:
>Hi,
>this is certainly an active group! I hope I can keep up with things,
>please forgive me if I can't manage it...

>I'm relatively new to quilting; I've made one quilt about 6 years ago
>for my brother's wedding (a machine-made Radiant star, king-sized,
>using the "quilt in a day" series book for instruction), and started a
>second one for my mom, which is about 75% done, and have the fabric
>for one for me and DH.

>I also have crates and crates of fabrics that I've been collecting
>over my lifetime. Most are heavy upholstery brocades, because my
>sewing at the time was for SCA costumes. I'm not sure if they'd be any
>good for much else (and I wouldn't even want them on my furniture -
>they're "unusal" brocades with color schemes that are, shall we say,
>"out of style")

>Quilting has taken a very back burner for me for a long time, but I
>have a friend and neighbor who is very into quilting, even though we
>have different approaches -- she's a hand-sew person, and I'm a
>machine person. We haven't had any major knock-down drag-outs about
>it, and I think if we collaborate, we can compromise - machine for the
>peicing and hand for the quilting, ;)

>I'm in Central New Jersey, and have banned myself from the fabric
>stores until I actually FINISH the projects I have here and now. <g>

>I really love pictorial quilts, and someday I want to try my hand at
>them. I have an idea for a large picture of winged Isis - and a quick
>question for whoever has read this far is: if I wanted to use a tissue
>lame or chiffon for the feather pieces, would I have to fuse the
>fabric to something more substantial before working with it? (My
>friend is a purist and has only worked with cottons so far. I'll be
>her evil influence and get her to work in other fabrics)

>Also, has anyone had any experience working with ripstop nylon? I've
>got some banner ideas for outdoor display that I'm itching to make.
>I've never worked with this material before, and I'm a little leery of
>cutting before I have a better idea (the stuff is 9 dollars/yd)

>You ladies seem like a great group.
>Thanks,
>Wendy of NJ

--
Best Regards
pat on the hill
 
 
 

Newbie here - Wendy of NJ

Post by Voxwoma » Mon, 25 Mar 2002 01:01:41


Trust me, I NEVER throw anything away... But I have, like 30 yards of
the stuff (swap, anyone?)
-Wendy of NJ
Quote:

> Welcome Wendy.
> Hope you continue to enjoy your quilting and the time spent here with us.
> I'm not up to date with my messages at the moment!  Usually I can
> manage, but I'm a bit busy at the moment!  You'll be fine.  The best
> moment is when you start to recognise people's names, and then you get
> to know more about someone, and then you know their family's names, and
> then ... ...
> I agree about keeping the brocades.  You can do all sorts of wonderful
> stuff with it.  If you have a good library convenient to you, have a
> look for Judy Dales' book Curves in Motion.  She uses a lot of brocade
> and does fantastic things with it.  It may be for a bit further down the
> line for you, but you never know!
> .


>> Hi,
>> this is certainly an active group! I hope I can keep up with things,
>> please forgive me if I can't manage it...

>> I'm relatively new to quilting; I've made one quilt about 6 years ago
>> for my brother's wedding (a machine-made Radiant star, king-sized,
>> using the "quilt in a day" series book for instruction), and started a
>> second one for my mom, which is about 75% done, and have the fabric
>> for one for me and DH.

>> I also have crates and crates of fabrics that I've been collecting
>> over my lifetime. Most are heavy upholstery brocades, because my
>> sewing at the time was for SCA costumes. I'm not sure if they'd be any
>> good for much else (and I wouldn't even want them on my furniture -
>> they're "unusal" brocades with color schemes that are, shall we say,
>> "out of style")

>> Quilting has taken a very back burner for me for a long time, but I
>> have a friend and neighbor who is very into quilting, even though we
>> have different approaches -- she's a hand-sew person, and I'm a
>> machine person. We haven't had any major knock-down drag-outs about
>> it, and I think if we collaborate, we can compromise - machine for the
>> peicing and hand for the quilting, ;)

>> I'm in Central New Jersey, and have banned myself from the fabric
>> stores until I actually FINISH the projects I have here and now. <g>

>> I really love pictorial quilts, and someday I want to try my hand at
>> them. I have an idea for a large picture of winged Isis - and a quick
>> question for whoever has read this far is: if I wanted to use a tissue
>> lame or chiffon for the feather pieces, would I have to fuse the
>> fabric to something more substantial before working with it? (My
>> friend is a purist and has only worked with cottons so far. I'll be
>> her evil influence and get her to work in other fabrics)

>> Also, has anyone had any experience working with ripstop nylon? I've
>> got some banner ideas for outdoor display that I'm itching to make.
>> I've never worked with this material before, and I'm a little leery of
>> cutting before I have a better idea (the stuff is 9 dollars/yd)

>> You ladies seem like a great group.
>> Thanks,
>> Wendy of NJ

 
 
 

Newbie here - Wendy of NJ

Post by Roberta Zollne » Mon, 25 Mar 2002 01:22:05


Welcome, Wendy!
Don't tell anyone, but every time I go away for a couple of days and come
home to 100s if not 1000s of posts, I just mark them all as read. The world
has not yet ended because of it.

If you use lam or organza or other thin fabric as a machine-applique
collage, no need to do anything to it. It won't hold up to daily use in a
bed quilt, but it's fine for the wall. I like the subtle color variations
you can get by layering colored silk organza over itself and other fabrics.
You could even place real feathers underneath fine silk tulle...
Roberta in DK


Quote:
> Hi,
> this is certainly an active group! I hope I can keep up with things,
> please forgive me if I can't manage it...

> I'm relatively new to quilting; I've made one quilt about 6 years ago
> for my brother's wedding (a machine-made Radiant star, king-sized,
> using the "quilt in a day" series book for instruction), and started a
> second one for my mom, which is about 75% done, and have the fabric
> for one for me and DH.

> I also have crates and crates of fabrics that I've been collecting
> over my lifetime. Most are heavy upholstery brocades, because my
> sewing at the time was for SCA costumes. I'm not sure if they'd be any
> good for much else (and I wouldn't even want them on my furniture -
> they're "unusal" brocades with color schemes that are, shall we say,
> "out of style")

> Quilting has taken a very back burner for me for a long time, but I
> have a friend and neighbor who is very into quilting, even though we
> have different approaches -- she's a hand-sew person, and I'm a
> machine person. We haven't had any major knock-down drag-outs about
> it, and I think if we collaborate, we can compromise - machine for the
> peicing and hand for the quilting, ;)

> I'm in Central New Jersey, and have banned myself from the fabric
> stores until I actually FINISH the projects I have here and now. <g>

> I really love pictorial quilts, and someday I want to try my hand at
> them. I have an idea for a large picture of winged Isis - and a quick
> question for whoever has read this far is: if I wanted to use a tissue
> lame or chiffon for the feather pieces, would I have to fuse the
> fabric to something more substantial before working with it? (My
> friend is a purist and has only worked with cottons so far. I'll be
> her evil influence and get her to work in other fabrics)

> Also, has anyone had any experience working with ripstop nylon? I've
> got some banner ideas for outdoor display that I'm itching to make.
> I've never worked with this material before, and I'm a little leery of
> cutting before I have a better idea (the stuff is 9 dollars/yd)

> You ladies seem like a great group.
> Thanks,
> Wendy of NJ

 
 
 

Newbie here - Wendy of NJ

Post by Pati Coo » Sun, 24 Mar 2002 19:36:31


Or send them to me..<BG>... I am having to make a bunch of SCA garb because DH
has decided to get active again (he and a friend started the Kingdom of
Atenveldt) and since he was the first King he has to make a good
showing.......and just when I really want to sew quilts not garb!!

Pati in Phx

Quote:

> Hi Wendy and welcome. Save the brocades, they might be great for some pieces
> in a crazy quilt. Sooner or later, you'll want to do one. Polly E



> > Wendy, welcome!  I am from Mount Holly, NJ.  Are we neighbors?

> > If you want to scale down the number of messages you need to read, just
> skip
> > the OT messages.  These are messages that do not relate to quilting, and
> > thus are considered OT or Off Topic.  Once you get the hang of it, go
> ahead
> > and read the OT messages, most of them are a hoot!  Also, while most of
> the
> > members of this newsgroup are ladies (most of the time, anyway!<BG>) we do
> > have some male members.  They are fabulous and we love'em!

> > Alice



> > : Hi,
> > : this is certainly an active group! I hope I can keep up with things,
> > : please forgive me if I can't manage it...
> > :
> > : I'm relatively new to quilting; I've made one quilt about 6 years ago
> > : for my brother's wedding (a machine-made Radiant star, king-sized,
> > : using the "quilt in a day" series book for instruction), and started a
> > : second one for my mom, which is about 75% done, and have the fabric
> > : for one for me and DH.
> > :
> > : I also have crates and crates of fabrics that I've been collecting
> > : over my lifetime. Most are heavy upholstery brocades, because my
> > : sewing at the time was for SCA costumes. I'm not sure if they'd be any
> > : good for much else (and I wouldn't even want them on my furniture -
> > : they're "unusal" brocades with color schemes that are, shall we say,
> > : "out of style")
> > :
> > : Quilting has taken a very back burner for me for a long time, but I
> > : have a friend and neighbor who is very into quilting, even though we
> > : have different approaches -- she's a hand-sew person, and I'm a
> > : machine person. We haven't had any major knock-down drag-outs about
> > : it, and I think if we collaborate, we can compromise - machine for the
> > : peicing and hand for the quilting, ;)
> > :
> > : I'm in Central New Jersey, and have banned myself from the fabric
> > : stores until I actually FINISH the projects I have here and now. <g>
> > :
> > : I really love pictorial quilts, and someday I want to try my hand at
> > : them. I have an idea for a large picture of winged Isis - and a quick
> > : question for whoever has read this far is: if I wanted to use a tissue
> > : lame or chiffon for the feather pieces, would I have to fuse the
> > : fabric to something more substantial before working with it? (My
> > : friend is a purist and has only worked with cottons so far. I'll be
> > : her evil influence and get her to work in other fabrics)
> > :
> > : Also, has anyone had any experience working with ripstop nylon? I've
> > : got some banner ideas for outdoor display that I'm itching to make.
> > : I've never worked with this material before, and I'm a little leery of
> > : cutting before I have a better idea (the stuff is 9 dollars/yd)
> > :
> > : You ladies seem like a great group.
> > : Thanks,
> > : Wendy of NJ

 
 
 

Newbie here - Wendy of NJ

Post by Voxwoma » Mon, 25 Mar 2002 05:31:10


THAT's an idea! Now I have a real reason to trek to Philadelphia for a
visit to the "feather district" (That Mummer's Day parade is good for
somehting, after all, LOL)
Thanks!
-Wendy
Quote:

> Welcome, Wendy!
> Don't tell anyone, but every time I go away for a couple of days and come
> home to 100s if not 1000s of posts, I just mark them all as read. The world
> has not yet ended because of it.

> If you use lam or organza or other thin fabric as a machine-applique
> collage, no need to do anything to it. It won't hold up to daily use in a
> bed quilt, but it's fine for the wall. I like the subtle color variations
> you can get by layering colored silk organza over itself and other fabrics.
> You could even place real feathers underneath fine silk tulle...
> Roberta in DK



>>Hi,
>>this is certainly an active group! I hope I can keep up with things,
>>please forgive me if I can't manage it...

>>I'm relatively new to quilting; I've made one quilt about 6 years ago
>>for my brother's wedding (a machine-made Radiant star, king-sized,
>>using the "quilt in a day" series book for instruction), and started a
>>second one for my mom, which is about 75% done, and have the fabric
>>for one for me and DH.

>>I also have crates and crates of fabrics that I've been collecting
>>over my lifetime. Most are heavy upholstery brocades, because my
>>sewing at the time was for SCA costumes. I'm not sure if they'd be any
>>good for much else (and I wouldn't even want them on my furniture -
>>they're "unusal" brocades with color schemes that are, shall we say,
>>"out of style")

>>Quilting has taken a very back burner for me for a long time, but I
>>have a friend and neighbor who is very into quilting, even though we
>>have different approaches -- she's a hand-sew person, and I'm a
>>machine person. We haven't had any major knock-down drag-outs about
>>it, and I think if we collaborate, we can compromise - machine for the
>>peicing and hand for the quilting, ;)

>>I'm in Central New Jersey, and have banned myself from the fabric
>>stores until I actually FINISH the projects I have here and now. <g>

>>I really love pictorial quilts, and someday I want to try my hand at
>>them. I have an idea for a large picture of winged Isis - and a quick
>>question for whoever has read this far is: if I wanted to use a tissue
>>lame or chiffon for the feather pieces, would I have to fuse the
>>fabric to something more substantial before working with it? (My
>>friend is a purist and has only worked with cottons so far. I'll be
>>her evil influence and get her to work in other fabrics)

>>Also, has anyone had any experience working with ripstop nylon? I've
>>got some banner ideas for outdoor display that I'm itching to make.
>>I've never worked with this material before, and I'm a little leery of
>>cutting before I have a better idea (the stuff is 9 dollars/yd)

>>You ladies seem like a great group.
>>Thanks,
>>Wendy of NJ