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Ask Margrit Summer 2005

Quilting Questions Answered

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For this edition of Ask Margrit I wanted to let you know a little bit about Spring Market, it was wonderful, a feast for quilters. I found several new and exciting products for quilters that I want to tell you about. I have provided a web site address for each of the products in case you would like more information. This is for information purposes only, and Robert Kaufman is not affiliated with these companies and makes no endorsement, guarantee, or warranty for these products.

In this edition of Ask Margrit:

Battings – All batting are low loft and will work for either hand or machine quilting.

Back to Back Alpaca –
Pacofil (60% Alpaca / 40% Wool) batting.

Mountain Mist Heritage Collection –
A Touch Wool (95% polyester / 5% wool)
A Touch of Silk (95% polyester / 5% silk)
A Touch of Cashmere (95% polyester / 5% cashmere)
Completely Cotton (100% cotton)

Warm & Natural –
Warm Blend (50% polyester / 50% cotton)


Trip Around the World by Luana Rubin – A collection of 10 new variegated shades of YLI machine quilting thread

Superior Threads –
The Bottom Line – Quilting embroidery, bobbin, and appliqué thread designed by Libby Lehman. 50 colors of 60 wt. lint-free polyester.
King Tut Quilting Thread – Extremely low-lint # 40 extra-long staple Egyptian cotton in 50 colors, including variegated, solids, and a Sue Nickels line of tone-on-tones.
MonoPoly – Clear and smoke polyester monofilament invisible thread.
Rainbows – 40 wt. high-sheen premium trilobal polyester thread for embroidery and quilting with a one-inch color change interval in 50 variegated colors.
Razzle Dazzle – 25 colors of 8 wt. thread for bobbin work, couching, and serger by Ricky Tims.
So Fine! – Lint-free, extra smooth polyester in 50 solid colors for quilting and general sewing.
Vanish-extra – An extra strength water soluble thread for machine or hand basting, trapunto, quilting, appliqué, heirloom, and many other uses.

Books – All books listed contain fast and easy to make projects

C&T Publishing –
Fast, Fun and Easy Fabric Knitting – by: Cyndy Lyle Rymer Create yarn from fabric strips and knit into scarves, handbags and pillows.
Fast, Fun and Easy Fabric Bags – by: Pam Archer 10 easy projects for making one-of-a-kind handbags.
Fast, Fun and Easy Irresist-A-Bowls – by: Linda Johansen 5 new bowl shapes in a variety of sizes
C&T also has a new product called Fast 2 Fuse Interfacing. It's a double sided fusible stiff interfacing for making the fabric bowls and fabric boxes.

KP Books – Krause
Fat Quarter Small Quilts – by Darlene Zimmerman 25 small projects you can make in a day using a variety of fat quarters.

Martingale and Co. –
Easy Appliqué Samplers – by: Mimi Dietrich Four appliqué techniques: needle-turn, freezer-paper, fusible, and machine appliqué. 20 small sampler projects.
Square Dance – by: Martha Thompson Make easy and dynamic tessellations by cutting and sewing squares.

Rulers and Tools

Omniqrid – by: Prym Dritz –
20 1/2" Square Ruler – Includes cutting dimensions for making half square and quarter square triangles.
A 6" x 12" ruler with 1/4" shaded around perimeter of ruler.

Wright E-Z Quilting –
Rulers by Darlene Zimmerman – colored templates for cutting a variety of sizes of the following shapes. Equilateral 60° Triangles, 45° Diamonds, 60° Diamonds, Petal Shapes (great for Dresden Plates), Hexagons.
E-Z also has a Quilting Notions for Dummies Packet. It includes quilting pins, thimble, marking pencil, needles, needle threader, rotary cutter, seam ripper and wrist pin cushion.


Bohin France –
Chalk Cartridge Set – The set comes with an assortment of colors that can be used in a mechanical cartridge holder. This makes it easy to change colors for marking on a variety of different colored fabrics. Chalk markers have a fine point for a precise line making. The chalk is designed to be removable with a wet cloth or fabric eraser.
Bohins Quilt Bias – 1/4" iron on bias can be used for and stained glass and Celtic quilts as well as stems for Baltimore Album blocks. There is a large assortment of colors, including a variety of variegated packets.


Quilt Smart Classic Quilts –
Quick Kits – A printed interfacing for sewing a variety of quilts. Use to sew traditionally difficult quilts with ease.

Please use special Print icon.