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Quilting heros 09 Mar 2015 17:57 #128223

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Aaahhh..... the lovely Lilian! :)
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Quilting heros 09 Mar 2015 16:43 #128219

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Oops, forgot to add - thanks for that video link Rosemary. Great info, added to my tool belt.

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Quilting heros 09 Mar 2015 16:41 #128218

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Jdeluka wrote:
I wish there was someone like this locally that could teach me these tricks. I took 1 piecing class to learn the basics about 10 years ago, and have just been playing since. Granted I do read a lot of books and learn from them, and shows like TQS always teach me something new. It seems that most of what I do isn't the "proper way", but I make it work. The ladies at my local quilt shop almost died when I walked in with a pattern I made on my own for my second quilt...Don't think I'll be winning any quilt shows, but I'm having fun

Join your local quilt guild! I have learned so much from many long time quilters in our group. If a guild is not close by, you can also start or find a quilting friendship group by checking with your local quilt store. Of course, the very knowledgeable and supportive quilters here on TQS are always ready to answer (24/7, with the time difference between countries, lol).

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Quilting heros 05 Mar 2015 19:33 #128084

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Thanks for the lovely link! I'll be using this method next time I need a certain size feather.
Jdluka, there are many ways to transfer a design and among them is using a light box or light table, the other one, which I have used, is to perforate the paper and use a pounce.
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Quilting heros 05 Mar 2015 04:50 #128041

What a great video Rosemary, thank you very much. It really takes the sting out of drawing feathers doesn't it?
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Quilting heros 05 Mar 2015 01:51 #128039

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Thanks Rosemary I saw her demonstrate this at an QGAGM years ago and it's chewn at me that I couldn't remember how she used the pennies

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Quilting heros 04 Mar 2015 19:47 #128031

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Thank you, Rosemary, for your introduction of Lillian Hedley to our group--totally enjoyed how she handles designing feathers, I'll definitely dig around and find out more about her. Indeed a treasure! :)

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Quilting heros 04 Mar 2015 14:40 #128014

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What a treasure! Thanks, Rosemary!
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Quilting heros 04 Mar 2015 13:56 #128011

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Thank you, Rosemary! The video was great.

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Quilting heros 04 Mar 2015 10:41 #128007

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Jdeluka, that question is only stupid if you don't ask it.

Some dozen years ago I went on a 1 day course with Lilian Hedley and she showed us how to draw feathers etc, and then we went on to design and start a cushion cover (pillow). (Pretty sure it is finished but not made up yet :blush: ) To transfer the design we put the drawing under the fabric (it was plain white) and just drew it on with an hb pencil. Nothing fancy at all, but it worked. I personally prefer to use a mechanical pencil (so I don't have to keep sharpening it ;) ) So basically the light box technique before you sandwich your quilt up.


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Quilting heros 04 Mar 2015 09:21 #128006

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So neat and clear.
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Quilting heros 04 Mar 2015 08:47 #128005

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What an awesome video! This may be a stupid question, but I honestly don't know - how would you transfer the design to your quilt? Would you draw it on the quilt top to start, or would you draw a template and then transfer it somehow?

I wish there was someone like this locally that could teach me these tricks. I took 1 piecing class to learn the basics about 10 years ago, and have just been playing since. Granted I do read a lot of books and learn from them, and shows like TQS always teach me something new. It seems that most of what I do isn't the "proper way", but I make it work. The ladies at my local quilt shop almost died when I walked in with a pattern I made on my own for my second quilt...Don't think I'll be winning any quilt shows, but I'm having fun
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Quilting heros 04 Mar 2015 08:39 #128004

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Rosemary thank you for posting the video. Like Janet it makes me want to do feathers.
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Quilting heros 04 Mar 2015 08:00 #128003

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Janet, they are the old British coins we used before decimalisation in 1972(/3?) The penny is approximately 1 3/32" diameter (a shade smaller than 1 1/4") and the ha'penny is 1" in diameter. You can still pick them up on antique stalls, although they cost a bit more than that now ;) and as Lilian shows, they were a common and frequently used template.


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