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Those are great Pam,I love the throw, make sure you charge enough for it though
|rosemary Rosenfeld||20/01/2016 17:37:58|
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One way of working out how much to charge I was told was to calculate the cost of materials and double that at least!!
How long did it take you to make? The minimum wage is now about (?) £7.00 an hour!!! Also how desperate are you to sell it? I hate pricing items for sale!!! Best Rosemary
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Thank you Alison. I love that random scrappy look.
|Carol B||22/01/2016 14:22:36|
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What a beautiful Underground Railroad Quilt Juliet, Tessa has finished it perfectly for you. So glad we have been able to see it finished.
Maria, great blocks, looking forward to seeing the next batch.
Marlene, Alison and Pam, lovely quilts too
|Carol B||22/01/2016 14:25:52|
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I have finally managed to find a couple of hours for sewing so I made use of Xmas presents from DH - inktense pencils and a large LED lightbox, together with a workbook on Zentangle quilts from a lovely friend and had a little play.
learnt a lot but mainly had fun.
|Marlene Hutchinson||22/01/2016 15:27:28|
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Nice one Carol...very pretty.
My second project...a Scandinavia double quilt for guest bed. Overall meandering.
Still got fabric left so....will have a think.
|Margaret S||22/01/2016 15:41:39|
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|More lovely projects. Well done to all.|
I have got some Inktense pencils, but that is as far as it has got. Not feeling very productive at the moment.
|pamela jeffrey||22/01/2016 16:06:37|
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Marlene this looks wonderful.
Carol b I am going on a retreat in April. We will be doing the ZEntangle. Is it hard to do and do you need any special pens
|Carol B||22/01/2016 16:41:42|
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Another beautiful quilt Marlene.
I did a workshop with Kathleen Laurel Sage at FOQ and was delighted to find zentangling was not as difficult as I expected, it is certainly fun. For the original black and white zentangles you need an erasable pen (either water or heat erasable) to trace the pattern on to the fabric. Make a quilt sandwich with marked pattern piece on top, then loosely following the lines you FMQ over them in black. Using a Black permanent ink pen, Kathleen recommends Shiwen Supercolor waterproof pens, you colour in any circles, stripes etc that you want to. (check how far the ink spreads on a sample first). When finished remove the initial erasable lines. Then you can quilt around the design if you want to, bind and it is done.
The workshop book by Pat Fergusen introduced me to using colour as well as the clean lines of black and white and as I had my Inktense pencils it gave me chance to play with them.
I am sure you will have a great time on the retreat and I will envy you doing it. Hope this info is useful
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Great projects everyone. Marlene...I do like both of your quilts....Pam your little bag and throw are gorgeous...and Carol B...you just never stop either do you....love the Zentangle. I've got Inktense pencils as well and really need to try and use them more.
I'm busy making a bag for a friend in Canada who has just lost her husband. Now that I've got her updated phone number I need to call her.
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