NQC LIVE! February 2017

During February’s NQC LIVE, Heather Thomas discussed her favorite type of thread to use when piecing and quilting, how to organize and catalog your quilt projects, and tips to keep in mind if you are trying to make quilting your living.

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59 Responses to “NQC LIVE! February 2017”
  1. Charlene G.

    What is the best way to quilt a quilt top that was completely sewn by hand? The seams are somewhat uneven and makes the top sort of ‘puffy’ or ‘puckered’ (doesn’t lie flat). Should the batting be thinner or thicker, should I quilt lightly or densely? Thank you for any suggestions!

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  2. Mary

    Do you have any idea as to how much a custom quilted quilt should bring, when raffled for a non profit, IF the raffle is run correctly. The estimated value of this particular quilt is $500.00, and why are people so surprised when the officers of the charity are told that the quilt is valued that much?

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  3. Dede Selph

    Ack – I am so excited to participate in this Quilting event – but the Westminster Kennel Club Show is on too. Will have to join the next one!

    Dede

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  4. Dee

    My quilt block border will have squares at each corner. The border between each corner surrounding the block will have five strips of various colors. Is it easier to sew all the strips together in one long strip and cut my lengths for the block that way or cut them individually and sew them together for each section.

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  5. Linda Mischoney

    It is 8:08 Eastern time and I still don’t have the live stream. Has it started?

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    • Sam Kirchoff

      Heather had some car trouble so she’s running late. We’re about to go live with Ashley holding down the fort until Heather is able to join us in five or so minutes. Sorry for the delay!

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  6. maryeliz

    I’m looking for a natural starch that is unscented and gluten free. Homemade would be great. Thank you!

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  7. Helen

    Can you recommend a thread weight and stitch length for stitching in the ditch? Thanks for any suggestions.

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  8. Andrea

    Hi from Alaska, would you mind spelling the name of the product you are recommending for preventing color bleed in the wash?

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  9. Cindy

    Hi from Ohio. Do you turn your quilt bindings by hand or do you prefer to do so by machine?

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  10. Rose Mary Steinmetz

    Why can I do make my binding match on both sides(thread matching on front and back) when Im sewing it.

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  11. Judy

    When you see patterns labeled beginner, intermediate or challenging how do you know if you are in one f those categories?

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  12. Shari Urick

    How do you lay out the front of a quilt to place the batting, then the backing? I’m laying it on the floor after adding basting spray and I fight all the way. Any suggestions? I have the floor space, but not a table big enough.

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  13. Annette

    What is the best way to cut your pieces. Scissors or cutter. I am just starting out to quilt.

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    • Annette

      What is the best way to cut your pieces. Scissors or cutter. I am just starting out to quilt.
      Thank you for the information. I am actually in Tasmania Australia. Thanks again.

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  14. Shari Urick

    What was the name again of the quilting guide from Fons and porter? A specific author? Darlene Zimmerman?

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  15. Valerie Lilley

    Thank you Heather Thomas for a great webinar and your great tips on quilting you have inspired me to get more unfinished quilts done

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  16. Jewell

    I have read and saw so many different ways of measuring quilt for borders. I want to do it right. Please unconfused me.

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  17. Marypat

    I have a comment about quilting for a living. I made clothes to earn (some) money. It was a way to stay home with my children. The longer I did it the more I specialized . I designed and made wedding gowns and got the most enjoyment out of them, it never became a chore. But I don’t see quilting as something that you could get enough money for your time.

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  18. Judy

    Do you free motion quilt on appliqued pieces on a quilt or if you do does it depend upon the size of the appliqued piece?Have made a baby qiult and center is a giraff and am not sure if i should quilt on it.

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  19. Dianne

    What was the name of product used for laundering. I could not quite catch the name of product due to sound issue.

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  20. karen

    Thank you soooo much for having these live videos. I have been quilting for many years, but always hear something new or something I have forgotten.

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  21. Patricia

    ready to learn, I woud like to quilt a baby girl quilt do you have a very simple easy pattern?

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  22. Debra

    Is there a product I can use to iron on the back of light cotton or silk material to make a quilt or a scarf to prevent it from fraying or becoming distorted when cutting it?

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