Question for Retreaters

grammypSeptember 7, 2012

If I were to bring 2 rag quilts (for the trail run prizes) do you think you could help me clip some seams?

beverly

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lafonda_ranch

I would help :-)

Robbi

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 11:23AM
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littlehelen_gw

I think I have experience in seam ripping and could assist. But I have a question...why do you want to rip seams out of (i am assuming) completed quilts? Is this a mystery I'll learn about at the retreat? :-]
V.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 12:27PM
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teresa_nc7

I'll need instruction ;o) but I'll be glad to clip some.
Do we need special scissors or other clippers?

Teresa

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 12:40PM
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magothyrivergirl

What Teresa said! :)

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 1:25PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Sure, Beverly. I'll help.....I'll probably be on the couch most of the time anyway. lol

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 3:56PM
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rosajoe_gw

Valerie, you clip close to the seam to make the 'fringe' instead of putting on a binding. My family loves them.

YES BEVERLY!!! I'll even bring my very own spring scissors. I have made so many raggedies I consider myself a pro and will be very happy to show anyone. The more helping the better as it does get the thumbs sore, mine anyway.

Sharon from my experience with the lint we maybe sitting on the front porch lol!!!!
Rosa

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 5:02PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

As long as it isn't freezing cold, the porch will be ok. I don't have those special scissors but will bring my good shears.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 8:46PM
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grammyp

My friends are the greatest. I can bring some spring loaded scissors. No special skills needed, just small clips every 1/4 inch or so along the seams so they "rag" when washed. If I make the last 2 rag quilts, I won't have to quilt and bind them. I can take them to the laundromat to wash and that will be it.

The Pine Tree quilts were a bit larger than I had planned and I won't have enough backing to do them the same. I went to the closest Hancocks today and they are out of the zig-zag fabric I used. Monday I will try to go to one a bit farther and see if they have any. If not I'll have to make do with what I have and they will just be different.

beverly

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 9:29PM
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K8Orlando

I haven't done one of these quilts but would like to see it and would be happy to help!

Kate

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 9:57PM
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tinyteena

I'm happy to help you too Beverly. It's a time consuming task but might be something to do as a break from sewing

Kristene

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 3:10AM
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toolgranny

I'll help. If you post a pic of fabric, I'll help search here. We don't have a Hancock's but have a nice Beverlys.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 9:21AM
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faytay

I've made several rag quilts and I have the spring loaded scissors and I would LOVE to help... but I can't come this year... ;_; boohooo

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 8:15PM
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buteau3rd

I would love to help. Have scissors, and would enjoy seeing a rag quilt close up... never made one(yet) plus I enjoy group projects.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 7:17PM
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grammyp

You ladies are the greatest. Faye, wish you could come and help. Perhaps next year?

beverly

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 10:32PM
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