By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more

Member postings for Margaret S

Here is a list of all the postings Margaret S has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Quilty Calendar for 2020
23/11/2019 13:31:09

Calendar arrived at lunch time!!! Many thanks, Rosemary. Lovely photos. Particularly like the cover photo of Brenda's quilt.

Margaret

19/11/2019 13:46:50

Yes please, Rosemary. Please let me know the cost and I will send you the payment.

Margaret

Thread: Chat
14/11/2019 12:26:19

Congratulations Eileen. I'll look out for both magazines when I go to Oxford in the next 2 months.

Thanks for the PM. Glad it worked for you.

Hope everyone is staying dry. Our front garden is waterlogged with runoff from the road. Nearby river is in flood and the fields are covered in water. Feel for all those who are badly flooded.

Margaret

Thread: what am I doing wrong
14/11/2019 12:19:02

I don't do much fmq but it looks as if you might be moving the fabric a bit too fast, hence the big stitches. Also, some machines are fussy. Have you got the same weight thread top and bottom? It is quite a strong difference in colours between top and bottom so there is likely to be some show through. Don't worry about it and use a patterned backing fabric next time. It covers a multitude of 'sins'!

Margaret

Thread: A blue and white star quilt
14/11/2019 12:09:48

That's a mammoth effort Eileen. Well done. It is gorgeous. I am sure that it's new owner will be thrilled.

Margaret

Edited By Margaret S on 14/11/2019 12:10:57

Thread: Chat
29/10/2019 09:18:32

Sign on Oxford coffee shop window - 'TODAY THE SHOP WILL CLOSE AT 3PM TODAY DUE TO THE SHORT STAFF' !

Margaret

Thread: Lend with care
29/10/2019 09:15:36

That's sad news. I think we had hoped that things might have improved for the people under the new leadership.

Margaret

Thread: Show and Tell 2019
27/10/2019 15:25:52

Lovely bright, cheery quilt, Eileen. Just like the leaves in our garden, although quite a few are falling now after the wind, rain and last night's frost.

No quilt police needed, Brenda. That's the way I do Stained Glass QAYG! Love them both.

Well done to both of you.

Nothing to show at the moment. At present I seem to be the one people ask 'Can you finish this for me and give it to charity?' I have been given 4 and now I have had to say 'no more!' I really want to start an elephant quilt for me! (Fabric bought and pattern templates photocopied.)

Margaret

09/10/2019 15:00:40

Using up more of the farm animal fabric for another charity quilt.

Charity Quilt - Farm animals #2

Mostly chicken fabric left now, but as some of it is a modern design I will probably keep that for myself.

Margaret

Thread: Value of machine
06/10/2019 20:16:00

That ebay machine went tonight for £163.43.

Margaret

Thread: Chat
05/10/2019 10:49:09

Watched whilst having breakfast. Much better than I expected, but, as Rosemary said, very vague on costs. Interestingly, the biographies in the preview on the web were more informative than on the actual programme. I think the quilter found that people did not appreciate the time and cost of materials that go into a quilt. Ridiculous to expect them to produce a craft table's amount of work in 4 weeks.

I did learn that you can design using Excel, which is new idea to me. Must give it a try. Will watch again if the crafts interest me.

Margaret

Thread: A blue and white star quilt
05/10/2019 10:38:58

Look forward to seeing this one, Eileen. I like stars. Particularly like the white background one, name escapes me!

Margaret

Thread: Chat
04/10/2019 12:32:13

World Athletics won my viewing preferences last night. I see that the craft programme featured a long arm quilter and a crocheter so I plan to watch it on catch-up. Often these programmes are disappointing, but I am hopeful.

Thanks for the reminder, Rosemary.

Margaret

Thread: Show and Tell 2019
04/10/2019 12:28:42

I really like this very pretty quilt, Fiona. It should be very hard wearing and ideal as a car quilt.

Margaret

19/09/2019 15:45:56

Another charity quilt. Pack of farm animals has been in my stash for years, probably from when we still had contact with grand children, so time to use it up. Panel on the back looked very dull when I tried it out for a top, better as a backing. Turns it into a double sided quilt.

Charity Quilt - Farm animals

Back of Farm animals charity quilt

Margaret

Thread: A sewing machine for a total beginner?
19/09/2019 15:30:10

For a complete beginner, I would suggest finding a shop near you, rather than buying on the internet, so that you can try the machines and then can get there easily if you need extra help or have problems.

I don't have any experience of either of the machines that you mention so I can't advise you there.

Margaret

Thread: Show and Tell 2019
10/09/2019 11:08:19

Charity quilt. I found the small piece of pirate fabric in my stash and worked around it with other stash fabrics. The backing is 'Nimmo' curtain fabric found in the cheap bin at my local curtain fabric shop.

Charity quilt - Pirates

Nimmo fabric on back of charity quilt

Margaret

Thread: Chat
30/08/2019 20:50:32

Just did a long post and lost it!

I've used small scraps for stuffing, fabric postcards and extra loft for trapunto. I've made 2 quilts using narrow strips in the logs of QAYG log cabin, uses tons of scrap wadding.

I join wadding using 3 stitch zig zag - not too small a stitch, widest width the machine will do and Pfaff IDT on. Works well. I've got some wadding joining tape but not used it as stitching it together works for me. Before I started joining it by machine, I used to join by hand sewing with ladder-stitch.

Margaret

30/08/2019 20:41:07

Oops. Somehow missing post turned up.

Margaret

 

Edited By Margaret S on 30/08/2019 20:52:05

Thread: Show and Tell 2019
25/08/2019 13:28:12

Getting ready early! Based on a Jordan Fabrics design ' Christmas Grandeur Secret Window', using a Robert Kaufman 'Winter's Grandeur' panel, and adapting Jordan Fabrics free 'Secret Window panel wallhanging' pattern.

Gold and silver metallic threads for quilting and gold star sequins for embellishment. 'Merry Christmas' fabric on the reverse.

Christmas Grandeur Secret Window

Margaret

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of British Patchwork & Quilting? Use our magazine locator links to find your nearest stockist!

Find British Patchwork & Quilting

 

Latest Forum Posts
Support Our Partners
The Cotton Patch
Janome
lewis and irene
Crafting Live
Sewing Quarter
C&T publishing
bredons
SewAndSo
Search Press
Sarik
Contact us

Got a patchwork or quilting problem? Looking for a phone number or email address to ask someone for help? Click here to find the right person

Digital Back Issues

Popular Patchwork Digital Back Issues