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Showing posts from March, 2009

"Lattice Window" Rag Quilt

Last weekend, I washed my second rag quilt. Before the photos, here are a couple of reminders for my future self-- or tips for anyone new to rag quilting:

First Tip:
Double or triple check that you've snipped all the seams of your quilt, but even after that, be sure to give it one more good look when you take it out of the washer. If you're like me, you'll probably find that you've missed at least one seam. It's much easier to notice at this step, and if catch it now, before popping it into the dryer, the seam will rag enough that it won't be glaringly obvious.

Second Tip:
Even after removing copious amounts of threads and lint after washing and repeatedly cleaning the lint filter during drying, I still find that the back of my quilts-- the flannel sides-- are very messy. (This is after the first laundering. I hope that this will be less of an issue on subsequent washings, but I haven't needed to wash them again, yet, so I can't say for sure. Pilling w…

Pincushions in Motion

Here's a little stop-action video I made, with my felt mice and doughnut pincushions in starring roles. ;o)

My video-making skills need a little polishing, but it was still fun to put together!