Video Episode #24 (It really is #24 even though I said #25.)
- Thank you so much for your comments and encouragement on the last video with my sister.
- Odette Hoodie Follow-up. They fit!
- Wool Labels for inside the sweaters. Slightly felted wool. Pearl cotton floss. Painter’s tape for straight line.
- Leaf Top Baby Hat by Susan B Anderson.
- Arched Gusset Mitten by Purl Soho
- Arched Gusset #1 See Project notes.
- PrairiePiper’s Indigo Frost
- Socks using Kate Atherley’s Basic 3 x 1 ribbed sock pattern
- Leslie Wind www.lesliewind.com
- Punch Needle Embroidery at Camp Wool in Kennebunk.
- Blueberry Mitten by Donna Bayliss
- Give Thanks (Kit) Inserted cardboard so it would stand up.
- Mittens for Maine and Eagle Crest
Q & A
My question on puckering on Modern Baby quilt with straight line quilting.
Hi Paula and Gayle, Enjoyed your episode. You are making some lovely quilts. As for the puckering on the line quilting, I have a couple of suggestions. The reason it happens is because the fabrics feed at a different rate. One thing you can do is use a walking foot to quilt those straight lines. The other thing is to put some straight pins perpendicular to where you are doing your lines all along the border. As you come to the pins it of eases the fabric in so you don’t have a bunch at the end. That problem is why Pfaff advertises there IDT system because it makes the fabric feed at the same rate top and bottom. Sorry if this is too much info! I love the notebooks. Wish I had done that when I started quilting.
Both of your quilts are so pretty! Glad you have each other to share your ideas with. I also had to make a small tuck in the bag I made this week. I think it’s impossible to have the outer and inner pieces the exact same size!
Jane Klemm said she bought the kit for the felt animals and wants to upgrade the felt to wool felt. Asked for sources.
Hi Jane. Etsy is a good source. I have favorited a shop called Christmas Keepsakes but I don't believe I have ordered from them. Another one I have on my list is Bear Dance Crafts, but again. I haven't ordered from them. Camp Wool in Kennebunk ME and The Quilt Corner in Morton IL both have lots of wool fabric, mostly larger pieces such as fat 8ths and fat quarters. I've purchased from both of these shops in person. I'm sure they would be helpful if you called them.
Terrific episode. I learned so much. Our first grandchild arrived in April and you both have inspired me with your knitted sweater pattern, pillowcases, quilts and woodland animals. Thank you! One question: the woodland animals look like they are made of scrap wool. Are they? And, if so, how did you keep it from fraying?
Wool felt does not fray easily. You don't really have to worry about that.
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Those little felt animals are so cute. I would make a quilt and place them on with . Children love to play with that.
- I Spy quilts. Good pattern would be Hannah from 3 Times the Charm Vol 2 from Leisure Arts.
- Gayle’s Floating Squares. Similar to Pandora’s Box from Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott.
- Spiral bound at Office Depot, Kinko’s.
- Hexagon Needle Book
I prefer pearl cotton embroidery thread over stranded floss.
- Block Garden kit from The Quilt Corner.
- from Camp Wool. Added snowflakes using Pistil Stitch which is like French knot on a stem.
- Pillowcases for Helene and Maeve
- Smithsonian Quilt fabric from Jean.
- Quilt as You Go Made Vintage by