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Monday, September 10, 2012

Yep! QuiltCam Time!

First let me reiterate for those who are in different time zones. Yes, you may log on after I'm gone and find this post and think that QuiltCam is taking the place of my other postings, but they are NOT!

All the other posts through the day are still there, down the news feed. Just scroll to the next post down, and hit OLDER POSTS at the bottom of the page.

I have not replaced anything with Quilt Cam, it is just in addition to everything else, and only when I am home to do it!

I've kitted up a few blocks from Barrister's Block's Sow-Along. I need to get caught up on those, and so I'm ready to sew. Want to join me?

I'm going to leave the QuiltCam up for about an hour or so----

*Note* If it says OFFLINE below -- you missed it! It's live streaming, not a recording, so you can't play it back like re-runs, you'll just have to join us next time!

Wanna join me?

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90 comments:

  1. Hello Bonnie, time to get a stitchin. :D Hand stitchin that is..

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  2. Thanks for more motivation. Instead of going to bed early I am sewing the binding down on my scrappy Irish chain. Another great leaders and Enders quilt.

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  3. Anonymous9:02 PM EDT

    From Di in TN: You've got me inspired to pull out my powder blue Brother, put him in a treadle, and take him to retreat in a couple of weeks. :)

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  4. Hi Bonnie!~ nice to be sewing with you tonight!~ I can't tell you how inspired I am from your class! My neighbor, Agatha, was so happy to get her books that you signed for her. I will have to take some photos of her quilts one day and show you. They are scrappy like yours, so she is fascinated with your books. You inspire so many.

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  5. I would love to have a mail day that the one you had today. I will happily take any scraps, lol. Nancy

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  6. I would LOVE to be sewing with you but it is 2am here in London, UK. Don't think my partner would appreciate it LOL.
    I could do my hand sewing I guess??

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    1. Yes you could! hand sewing is quiet, and you could use ear buds so the sound didn't wake them!

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  7. Hi Bonnie

    Nice to have a friend to stitch with. Some evening stitching to relax me....Go girl!!!!

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  8. Thanks for the portable ironing station! So much better than jumping up all the time to iron pieces. Still working on my hexies which I love! Lots of handwork getting done. Almost time to have a quilt in my lap to quilt. Finally cooling off enough

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  9. I agree about the verification! Talk about irons for a bit please.
    Sitting here sewing hexies, good old fashioned Grandmother's Garden. It is on my bucket list. Enjoy the "Quilt Cam", thanks

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  10. I'm going to de-bone some shirts while I watch you tonight. It's 7:00 our time.
    I've been having troubles with internet so I may have missed some of your comments. What kind of iron are you using? I need one for travelling.
    Thanks
    Judy from Northern Alberta Canada

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    1. It's an old GE iron from the 1980s. It's 3/4 size, stays hot, has no auto shut off and I love it! Watch yard sales, rummage sales second hand and thrift shops. I think I paid about $3 for mine.

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  11. Anonymous9:11 PM EDT

    I have several of the exact same GE Light and Easy Iron. Everytime I see one in a flea market or rummage sale or Wherever I come across one, I buy it! The hottest little iron ever and just the right size for piecing! Nancy from Kansas

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  12. Bonnie - I am addicted....... These 3.5" spools are just so dog gone cute!!! I started out thinking - just looks like too much work and I've got so much else that I should be doing.... then thought I'd try just one..... it's like eating potato chips... you can't do just one - was sewing yesterday and again with you this evening - got quite a few done already - hope to post pictures tomorrow

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  13. Just got home from the store (Scottie Dog Quilts)...nice to take off my bra, settle in to the sewing machine and computer... and I found you on the BonnieCam. Great to sew with you tonight.

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  14. Anonymous9:13 PM EDT

    Doing the handwork of binding a scrap quilt. Really enjoy the Quilt Cam!
    Stella Ann

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  15. Hi Bonnie! Just got home from guild meeting in Aiken and saw some of the beautiful blocks made in Saturday's class. Little "Charm Square" came tonight too, what a good baby! I'm working on labeling two baby quilts so I can get them sent to the new babies.

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  16. Can you explain how you use the easy angle rulers

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    1. To see how I use the easy angle rulers, take a look at any of my free pattern designs using half square triangles. There will be good pics there, better than I can show on a web cam.

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  17. Love watching your Quiltcam :) Would love to sew along but trying to get 3 young uns to lay down until their mom comes to get em (well 2 of em anyway one is mine) I need to get stiching on a Hexi quilt for my Mommy-in-law!

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  18. I am hand appliqeuing with my chair and light pulled up to my computer desk. It's really nice to have company. Thanks for doing this!

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  19. Hi Bonnie! I finished my Smith Mountain Morning quilt began in May in Columbus, Ohio. I donated it to Hospice of Cincinnati and they're raffling it off to raise funds. What a neat way for me to repay my "debt" to them for taking such wonderful care of my husband.

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  20. Yey...here JUST in time to catch QuiltCam! Sooooooooo glad you like the 'sign'...looks mighty fine there if I say so myself! And it's okay - you handle the BIG Quilts...I'll take care of the little..LOL Please tell all your fans THANKS for the kind words!
    Lynn in FL! :)

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  21. Hi Bonnie, love to sew along with you. I only have 150 bow ties sewn and they all have the solid cheddar. I've kitted up about 400 and I just sit a sew whenever I have a few minutes either before or after work. I also have several print cheddar fabrics that I'm going to add to mix it up a bit. I finished my farmer wife quilt a couple of months ago and still have yet to put the last border on and quilt it. I never seem to get as much done as you do.
    Gail in Verona VA

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  22. I wanted to let you know that you have been the answer to a mother's prayer. My DD made a jean quilt years ago and refused to ever make another quilt, ever. A week or so ago she came to me and said that she wanted to make a quilt. It took just about everything I had to not allow my chin to drop.... We came right to your site to look through your free patterns. She decided on your Strip Twist and has been cutting and piecing strips for days now. I'm there to help and guide when needed but if I really expressed how I feel, I'd be dancing around.

    Today we went through the old grown out clothes down stairs and she deconstructed shirts while watching a show. She's sorting darks and lights right now. I'm so excited. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  23. Anonymous9:22 PM EDT

    There are other colors in this iron. The old "Harvest Gold" the Almond, and Blue, too. Tell everybody when they see them, pick them up,they won't regret their purchase...usually about $4.00 and under. Most of the time, yard sales have them for the extreme cost of $1.00! Nancy from Kansas

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  24. YIKES! Did a quick ebay check for the GE Light 'n Easy iron and the first one listed is "buy it now" for $93.49!!! Okay, shipping is included.... Fortunately there are much cheaper ones, but if I find one at Goodwill or a garage sale, I'm going to grab it for sure!

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  25. I am sewing 2 pieces of batting together so I will have a big enough piece for a medium baby quilt I will be HQing... This is a mindless activity so I can enjoy Quiltcam with you.

    Do you ever do that? What do you do with your leftover batting? Have you used the iron on strips that glue them together? I am nervous using them...

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  26. Enjoy your blog and quilt cam. How many quilt tops do you finish in a year?

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    1. I'm always working on magazine and book deadlines -- so at least 12.

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  27. Hi Bonnie, I missed it if you talked aout the sewing machine you are using tonight. I love blue machines!! What brand and wat year is it? Is it a recent aqusition? Cindy in SC

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  28. Regarding the Captcha word verification issue.....could you please let people know that a lot of us have made that adjustment and to please give us a chance again!

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  29. "Relaxed quilter". Love it!

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  30. Having too much fun watching you and I should be making my Barrister blocks too.

    Happy Sewing

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  31. Anonymous9:32 PM EDT

    Hey Bonnie! I am checking Quilt Cam out in between cleaning chores: scrubbing kitchen floor is next! Dropped my 128 off to the guru today! Nell

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  32. I think the Wizards were the Montgomery Wards brand-catalog order in the 50's and 60's for those of us that did not have access to shopping in the stores! I do remember getting the catalogs and wanting everything I saw-mostly in the fabric line. Bev (kwiltpharm@aol.com)

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  33. Bonnie, trying to finish my Bali UFOm sewung 9 patches of leftovers for the back to stretch the yardage. My question is what kind of thread do you use for hand quilting? I have tried several and am not happy with them. Ramona from Maine

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  34. hi, Bonnie! I'm here watching you from Malaysia....it's 9:30am Tuesday ....love to hear your voice!!

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  35. Dinner time in SE Washington, Dh is calling. Bummer I just got online with you.

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  36. What is the music in the background?? Or have you already talked about it??

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  37. Anonymous9:43 PM EDT

    For some reason my link won't work :-(

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  38. Hey Bonnie, just found out that your on .Yeah !!!I'm doing my one hour or more with needle & thread while I watch . Just wondering ... What is your portable ironing station that I see you using ?
    Right now I'm using a cut & press .It has a mat on one side and a pad on the other .I picked this up for class really but I find if I have a long sewing session & I iron on it too long the mat on the other side warps from the heat . So I'm looking for a new longer use one . Thanks for any in put & the sewing time as well :) Beth from Cape Breton

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  39. Do you have a table insert for each sewing machine that you own?

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  40. Bev from Ohio9:47 PM EDT

    Hello Bonnie and everyone in Quiltville quiltcam land. Tonight I'm continuing to make string blocks. Thanks to you, I'm up to 100 blocks of the 252 that are needed. Kudos to Lynn for making the sign for your chair. Wish I'd thought of it. we need to take good care of our Bonnie!

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  41. Anonymous9:48 PM EDT

    Thanks for the quilt cam. You are such an inspiration. Question: With all of your different machines, how do you store all of the different attachments and feet for each machine?

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  42. Enjoy watching your quiltcam.
    Debbie

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  43. Really cool to see you on this...

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  44. Anonymous9:53 PM EDT

    Thanks to you I am getting lots of sewing done tonight.

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  45. Hi Bonnie,
    How awesome to be sitting in Australia watching you sew half way around the world.
    Love your blog!!!
    Dasha

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  46. I can even watch you on my iPhone !!

    Sarah

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  47. Shar from Utah! I just got your books today! I found my nightly reading!

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  48. I hope you can stay n for a bit longer. The kids are finally headed home and I get to stitch along now! :)

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  49. Bev in Ohio10:00 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie, I'm making the free pattern from your web site. It's the string quilting primer. I'm using 1 inch strips that will finish at 1/2 inch if you can believe it. the blocks will finish at 5 inches. I'll definitely send you pictures when it's all done. I know that with you keeping me company here in my sewing room, I'll have fun working on it.

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  50. Just clicked on the link in your Facebook post - nO special app. Yes the sound does come through! Almost like doing FaceTime but you can't see me!

    Sarah

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  51. No special App needed for iPhone... I watch on the way home, and don't miss anything .

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  52. watching/listening on iphone as well.....sound and photo coming through loud and clear, no special app.

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  53. Love the first block. I am not a big cheddar fan but it looks great with the purple. I want to do Randy's sew a long. I love the latest blocks she's put on her blog!

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  54. I guess folks leave there messages to you in facebook. But you asked @ iphones. I watch/listen on my iphone by going to your blog & clicking the white arrow in the middle of the ustream block. Works great! No special ap needed.
    Btw, i love your intermission sign! Quilters are so generous. Thanks for all you do. B

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  55. Anonymous10:06 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie!
    I watch and listen from my I phone all the time. No special app... I just push play and there you are! Love learning and being inspired by you... I hope to take a class from you someday!
    Terri in st Louis.

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  56. Anonymous10:07 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie, I'm resting watching you!! I worked on two quilts today, freemotion for the first time and the 3rd one that I finally found the sashing that I liked to go with it and that sashing I found at Walmart!!! They just brought that fabric department back. I am learning lots from ya!!!!! Rea from CNY

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  57. I'm back! what quilt is on the longarm?

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  58. Bonnie,

    I was inspired by your hand quilting time every day. I am planning a new hexie project but have not had a minute to get it started. But wanted to share another fan of yours has invited a few of us to her lake house for the weekend for a handwork retreat! How much awesomeness will that be? Silence at the lake and no machines to disturb the sounds of nature. Janet in Plano

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  59. Anonymous10:12 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie,
    How are you going to set your bow tie blocks? I have missed the quiltcams when you have been working on them. I haven't sewed mine together yet as I am waiting to see what awesome thing you are going to do.LOL I think I have close to 300 bowties.
    Diane in WA

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  60. Hi Bonnie
    Just got tuned in. Yea!! I'm not seeing along to ugly but listening in. Have a lot of housework to do do I'm buzzing around the house with my ear buds in and enjoying your show.
    Cleaning Away :-)

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  61. Working on labels for some Quilts of Valor quilts that I helped my church organize. Thanks for letting me hang out with you and so many others. Enjoyed the classes I took in Ohio with you in June.

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  62. From Jean in MN: Enjoying piecing with you tonight. You must be good luck. My HST's are turing out perfectly (for a change!) I'm tring to make a reproduction of a doll quilt fom 1905 at our local Historical Society. I'm demonstrating quilting at their tent at the Bloomington Heritage Festival here on Saturday.

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  63. Hi Bonnie, It's great having you to sew with! I'm working on Orca Bay! This is my second ~ just loved the first one I did as the mystery so I'm making another. Love the quilt cam and the company!
    June

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  64. You were talking about not wanting to use glue in your projects...doesn't the spray basting wash out?

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    1. Who can tell? How much washing is enough to wash it ALL out? I just prefer not to use glue in my quilts at all.

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  65. Anonymous10:29 PM EDT

    From Di in TN: Good night! Gotta get up early - fun time - 7:30 a.m. mammogram! :/ I really need to move my laptop down to the basement so I can sew during QuiltCam. Next time.....

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  66. Hi Bonnie
    Just noticed you referred to my cake basket quilt. I lOVE it too and especially
    love the little basket turned on it's side. Love this quiltcam.

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    1. Hey Debbie Dodge! I tried to reply via email but you don't have your address visible, it's a noreply&blogger.com! I DO love your basket quilt, saved the photos of it and still drool over it often!

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  67. I am just taking a break from machine quilting on a regular machine. I need a long arm..lol. I almost have one of six quilt ready to square up ugh. Glad to see ya here... Happy sewing and love your intermission sign...

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  68. Bonnie my hubby works for Walmart and they just announced 3 weeks ago that they would be returning the fabric deparents after the store is remodeled.

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  69. Hi Bonnie! I love the live webcam! I'm free motion quilting my first completed wall quilt. This is so fun to be able to sew with you! Love your block!

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  70. Bonnie, You troublemaker!!!
    I had a dentist appointment out of town today so went sewing machine shopping. Well I didn't find one, but two. A Singer 15 and a Piedmont Singer 15 clone in powder blue!!

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  71. Cindy in sc watching you on my nook! Enjoying quilt cam!

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  72. Hi Bonnie, just caught the end of your quilt cam. It is really early in the morning here in the UK. Glad to hear that you might do something for us Brits on the weekend. I will set my alarm for 2am (9pm your time) tomorrow and see if I can get a full session!
    Thanks for all the time and effort you put into sharing with everyone around the world.
    Sandra in the UK

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  73. I have really enjoyed the quilt cam. I especially appreciated your remarks regarding relaxed quilting. I like to try to make things as accurate as possible without being too obsessive. Sometimes I think the quilting world is more focused on how every seam and point comes together than they are on the overall effect of the design.

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  74. Hi Bonnie, I was wondering what brand of rotary cutter you use. I remember you mentioning once that you lost yours and couldn't find one in the town you were in, but I can't remember what your favorite kind was. Loved the intermission quilt! Tami in Colorado

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  75. I finished up my flannel quilt top today. The 10 year old UFO I decided would be my Bali UFO. I also pieced the backing, never done that before. It is ready to put together and quilt.
    Only 17 moose left on my hand quilting Ramona from Maine

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  76. Anonymous10:03 PM EDT

    Bonnie! Just WHERE is the thread spool you are winding your bobbin from?

    Kar

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  77. Cool, I finally managed to catch you on Cam Time. It is 1.18 pm om Saturday afternoon here in New Zealand, so I can visit with you for awhile. I'm sitting here eating my lunch enjoying myself :-)

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