question from newbie quilter

question from newbie quilter

Post by Shirley Shon » Wed, 08 Aug 2007 02:13:28



I have just bought a silk batting and it says quilts up to 3.1/2 inches
apart.
Does this mean that the stitching has to be 3.1/2 inches apart or what.
Sorry for senior moments but I cannot get my head around this.

Just getting ready to go to my craft class were I will be showing how to
knit with wire and chip beads. That I do know how to do. LOL
Hugs
Shirley
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http://www.allcrafts.org.uk

 
 
 

question from newbie quilter

Post by Pat in Virgini » Wed, 08 Aug 2007 02:37:10


Shirley,
The measurement given is the manufacturer's
recommendation for MAXIMUM spacing between rows of
stitches. You MAY quilt closer than that, but should
not quilt further apart than 3.5"  in any direction. HTH.
PAT in VA/USA
Quote:

> I have just bought a silk batting and it says quilts up to 3.1/2 inches
> apart.
> Does this mean that the stitching has to be 3.1/2 inches apart or what.
> Sorry for senior moments but I cannot get my head around this.

> Just getting ready to go to my craft class were I will be showing how to
> knit with wire and chip beads. That I do know how to do. LOL
> Hugs
> Shirley


 
 
 

question from newbie quilter

Post by Conni » Wed, 08 Aug 2007 02:43:23



Quote:

> I have just bought a silk batting and it says quilts up to 3.1/2 inches
> apart.

Oooh!! Silk batts are just lovely!! :) VERY warm, too! :)

Quote:
> Does this mean that the stitching has to be 3.1/2 inches apart or what.

Yes, absolutely! If your quilted areas are more than that, your quilt
won't be "smooth" - it'll be lumpy as heck!

Quote:
> Sorry for senior moments but I cannot get my head around this.

LOL, trust me, we've ALL had those - the other day, I had to do the
math (subtract the difference between I and hubby's age - 3 years -
from how old HE is) to figure out how *I* am!

Personally, I believe that no matter how awesome our kids are, they
STILL kill brain cells!! :)

Quote:
> Just getting ready to go to my craft class were I will be showing how to
> knit with wire and chip beads. That I do know how to do. LOL

Wow!! That sounds gorgeous - sure would love to know how to do that
myself!! :)

Quote:
> Hugs
> Shirley

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Connie :)

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Check it out! :)
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question from newbie quilter

Post by Shirley Shon » Wed, 08 Aug 2007 06:09:21


Thank you for that info. Much appreciated.
Shirley



Quote:
>Shirley,
>The measurement given is the manufacturer's recommendation for MAXIMUM
>spacing between rows of stitches. You MAY quilt closer than that, but
>should not quilt further apart than 3.5"  in any direction. HTH.
>PAT in VA/USA


>> I have just bought a silk batting and it says quilts up to 3.1/2
>>inches  apart.
>> Does this mean that the stitching has to be 3.1/2 inches apart or what.
>> Sorry for senior moments but I cannot get my head around this.
>>  Just getting ready to go to my craft class were I will be showing
>>how to  knit with wire and chip beads. That I do know how to do. LOL
>> Hugs
>> Shirley

--
Shirley Shone

http://www.allcrafts.org.uk
 
 
 

question from newbie quilter

Post by Shirley Shon » Wed, 08 Aug 2007 06:24:32




Quote:


>> I have just bought a silk batting and it says quilts up to 3.1/2 inches
>> apart.

>Oooh!! Silk batts are just lovely!! :) VERY warm, too! :)

>> Does this mean that the stitching has to be 3.1/2 inches apart or what.

>Yes, absolutely! If your quilted areas are more than that, your quilt
>won't be "smooth" - it'll be lumpy as heck!

>> Sorry for senior moments but I cannot get my head around this.

>LOL, trust me, we've ALL had those - the other day, I had to do the
>math (subtract the difference between I and hubby's age - 3 years -
>from how old HE is) to figure out how *I* am!

>Personally, I believe that no matter how awesome our kids are, they
>STILL kill brain cells!! :)

>> Just getting ready to go to my craft class were I will be showing how to
>> knit with wire and chip beads. That I do know how to do. LOL

>Wow!! That sounds gorgeous - sure would love to know how to do that
>myself!! :)

>> Hugs
>> Shirley

Thank you for your advice.
If you look under beads on my website you will see some knitting with
chip beads.
I saw someone wearing a bracelet done by that method. So I went home and
created one for myself.
I went one step further and knitted a small piece ,which I wired into a
gold tone frame I made. I made the frame by wrapping the sturdy wire
round a 2inch wooden block that my DH made for me. It makes a very nice
pendant.

It is quite simple, you thread the chip beads on some fine wire.
Cast on between 10 and 12 stitches and using garter stitch.
Push a bead up to the needle and secure it with the next stitch.
Do this every other stitch and knit the next row plain.
On the third row place the bead in between the bead on the previous bead
row. For the bracelet  after you have the required length of beaded
knitting, carry on knitting without beads  to make a backing piece for
the bracelet. Knit it the same length as the beaded bit and fold it
over. Make loop and button fastening on the ends. About 4 will be
required.
Shirley
--
Shirley Shone

http://www.allcrafts.org.uk

 
 
 

question from newbie quilter

Post by Conni » Wed, 08 Aug 2007 08:27:40



Quote:





> >> I have just bought a silk batting and it says quilts up to 3.1/2 inches
> >> apart.

> >Oooh!! Silk batts are just lovely!! :) VERY warm, too! :)

> >> Does this mean that the stitching has to be 3.1/2 inches apart or what.

> >Yes, absolutely! If your quilted areas are more than that, your quilt
> >won't be "smooth" - it'll be lumpy as heck!

> >> Sorry for senior moments but I cannot get my head around this.

> >LOL, trust me, we've ALL had those - the other day, I had to do the
> >math (subtract the difference between I and hubby's age - 3 years -
> >from how old HE is) to figure out how *I* am!

> >Personally, I believe that no matter how awesome our kids are, they
> >STILL kill brain cells!! :)

> >> Just getting ready to go to my craft class were I will be showing how to
> >> knit with wire and chip beads. That I do know how to do. LOL

> >Wow!! That sounds gorgeous - sure would love to know how to do that
> >myself!! :)

> >> Hugs
> >> Shirley

> Thank you for your advice.
> If you look under beads on my website you will see some knitting with
> chip beads.
> I saw someone wearing a bracelet done by that method. So I went home and
> created one for myself.
> I went one step further and knitted a small piece ,which I wired into a
> gold tone frame I made. I made the frame by wrapping the sturdy wire
> round a 2inch wooden block that my DH made for me. It makes a very nice
> pendant.

> It is quite simple, you thread the chip beads on some fine wire.
> Cast on between 10 and 12 stitches and using garter stitch.
> Push a bead up to the needle and secure it with the next stitch.
> Do this every other stitch and knit the next row plain.
> On the third row place the bead in between the bead on the previous bead
> row. For the bracelet  after you have the required length of beaded
> knitting, carry on knitting without beads  to make a backing piece for
> the bracelet. Knit it the same length as the beaded bit and fold it
> over. Make loop and button fastening on the ends. About 4 will be
> required.
> Shirley

WOW!! They sure are beautiful, Shirley!!  I really wish that I could
understand your directions - I've just never been able to knit without
one of those Knitting Nancy things ... :/

But my 13 yo is a HUGE beader and I've sent her the link to your site
... she'll get a LOT of inspiration out of your gorgeous pieces (I
really love the Blue Moon!!)!! Who know? Perhaps your creations will
inspire HER to learn how to knit and then she can show ME! :)

I rarely ever wear jewelry, but I have to say, I'd wear anything you
created!! Simply amazing!! :) Thank you so much for sharing!! :)

--
Happy quilting & quilty hugs!!
Connie :)

I've started a FREE eZine ... and I've posted *LOTS* of free applique patterns!
Check it out! :)
http://sewverycreative.blogspot.com/  <----- It's BACK!! AND they APOLOGIZED!
LOL! :)