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TOPIC: Annie Smith on Show 209

another quilting stash fan 20 May 2008 20:06 #18439

I'm thrilled to read so many posts from other listeners of Annie's postcast. I discovered her through Alex's podcast only last fall. What an amazing resourse she offers. I just wrote an artilce for my Vermont guild about Internet Quilting. Still a surprising number of people don't DO internet use for quilting. It is also due to dial-up only connection.
Happy listening to everyone!
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13 May 2008 15:57 #18159

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Ann,
The :idea: :idea: came on with the room divider idea!! I am going to sit down and draw something out for DH to work with for this.
WooHoo!!
eileenkny 8)

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13 May 2008 09:11 #18144

Aha! A hot glue gun or spray adhesive would be perfect - don't know why I didn't think of that! Thanks for the tips - can't wait to try it!
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design wall 13 May 2008 08:58 #18143

Eileen, this is what I have because I have two sliding glass doors at the back side of our Texas house that are very vulnerable to theives if they were not covered etc. I had two 4x8 pieces of plywood that we used to cover the doors. I covered them with one layer of batting and two layers of white flannel. I buy the drapery flannel (extra wide) when I have a 40%off coupon for one cut of fabric from Hancock's (I use flannel for batting for a lot of my projects- I will explain why in a blog one of these days)

If I were to do it over I would have gotten insulation board or foam board of some type and put on the plywood first. - in our case the plywood is to slow a burgler down if one tries to break in through the glass doors but the foam board could be used alone.--- others have mentioned using the foam board because you can use push pins if you need to pin something up or even just pin with your quilting pins into the board. I have to pin things to the flannel if I am going to leave them up for a while and it is futzy ( I think that is how you spell Ricky's word fussing around with something LOL)

Anyway long answer to short question but any size plywood or foam board would do -even make two of three smaller ones and use them separately or hinge them together like a room divider and if done like a room divider put flannel on both sides whoo hoo now you have two design walls just turn them around hey I may do that for the motor home but small (sometimes I surprise myself when I try to solve someone else's problem and I get an idea for myself)

Hope this rambling makes sense to you - if not e mail me and I will try to explain it better

Ann who thinks out loud and once in a while solves her own dilemmas
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13 May 2008 08:02 #18142

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I'm still trying to figure out how I can have a design wall. Ricky told us that it should be the first order of business when we got home. I've described my sewing area ad nauseum so I won't go into it again. Suffice it to say I have no solid wall to put up a design wall. I need something at least 4 ft x 4 ft so I can put decent sized pieces on it. <sigh> :? :( Any ideas?
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13 May 2008 07:47 #18139

I think hot glue would do fine on the foamcore, since the glue is hitting the surface, not the foam. DH is a HUGE fan of spray adhesive, but be careful applying your fabric, you don't want to have to lift it to get rid of wrinkles.
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12 May 2008 23:26 #18126

The 505 adhesive spray might work or a glue stick. I've always made my boards from cardboard covered with flannel and I brought the flannel to the back of the cardboard and used my hot glue gun to secure it. I would assume the hot glue would melt the foam core board. I want to make more of these boards since all of mine are in use right now.
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12 May 2008 22:41 #18124

I also really enjoyed this episode. I listen to Annie's podcast, so it was fun to see her "in action"!

I loved her idea for covering foam core with batting to make a mini design board - what a great idea! I definitely would like to do that.

Does anyone have an idea of what the best adhesive would be to stick the batting to the foam core? I'm having trouble deciding how to adhere that. :?:
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05 May 2008 05:44 #17805

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klg727,
I've been fighting a slump for almost a year now. What number is the one about this topic?
Ricky told us at the seminar to sit down at the machine and sew anything-half square triangles, you name it. Don't wait for the "muse" or inspiration. Keep going and it'll come back. It sounded like he's been there, done that.
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Annie Smith Episode 209 04 May 2008 21:08 #17790

I enjoyed the show so much...I went to her web page and read all of her newsletters. There was one that really struck home....she talked about getting in a slump of quilting and went back to knitting for awhile. I was so relieved to hear that!!!! I thought I was the only one who got burned out at times!!!! Thanks so much for the insight and writing about it!!!!
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01 May 2008 01:44 #17620

I've been listening to Annie's podcasts for a long time, too. I really enjoyed seeing her on TQS. The show was great, as usual!
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30 Apr 2008 13:00 #17597

Annie's podcasts can be found at her website http://www.simplearts.com. On the right banner there are links to some of her favorite interviews, and she also provides an episode guide so that you can listen to any of her previous podcasts.
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Re: Annie's podcasts 30 Apr 2008 11:53 #17593

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Where do I find these? I am interested in seeing one of her podcasts. I have had trouble viewing podcasts before. i use AOL but I have Verizon Fios which is fast. Maybe the AOL is the problem. Or maybe the Fios is too fast. I had trouble viewing the videos at thequiltingschool .com And they don't have a customer support or email address that I could find. Jan
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29 Apr 2008 07:21 #17537

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It was great to see Annie on the show yesterday. Her voice is so soothing on her podcasts but not enough to send you off to dreamland.
The shows keep getting better and better. Keep up the great work.
Eileen 8)

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