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Becky
Quilter, better known as half of the Piece O' Cake Designs team.
Interests: Family, friends, quilting,sewing, art, craft
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And he wears them!
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2014 on A short post… at Professor Steven Goldsmith
Its a button, up near the top. It looks like a thought bubble that you might see in a cartoon. Ill see if I cant make it more prominent.
Be sure to leave your comment on the NEW blog! Sorry to make you click again :-). Becky
Im not surprised... JoAnns and other stores are likely to have stock of it. What they tell me, though, is that there wont be more coming when this is gone. Of course, thats now—it could change if the manufacturer decides to make it again.
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2014 on Magenta! at Piece O' Cake Blog
Yes, I do think you are going to love having the clamps! They make me happier when I am machine quilting :-). Becky
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2014 on I'm still quilting... at Piece O' Cake Blog
Whats coming is a book on color and how to use it in quilts and it is my hope that it is a very good book. You all will be the ones to decide that :-).
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2014 on I'm back! at Piece O' Cake Blog
I have to say that it really is looking good :).
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2014 on How to decide... at Piece O' Cake Blog
Its going to be fun!
Hey Connie: I didnt know youd have surgery. Im so glad you are fine! Stay that way :-). Becky
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2014 on Cute or just OK? at Piece O' Cake Blog
Im always happy to hear that quilters enjoy my videos! Thanks for telling me :-).
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2014 on Yes, but is it art? at Piece O' Cake Blog
Hi Cyndi: I havent used the rulers so cant say one way or the other how they work. You might try googling Sweet Sixteen (or Handiquilter) rulers to see if anyone has written reviews that would be helpful. Happy stitching, Becky
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2014 on The sweet sixteen.... at Piece O' Cake Blog
Maybe screaming goats arent funny to everyone :-). Never having seen a goat make noise before, gotta say that they made me laugh... Im such a city girl.
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2014 on Goats are funny... at Piece O' Cake Blog
Hi Joie: I know you must be irritated. I suspect that I would be too with a kit that was mis-cut. However, I have grown quite fond of the effect that this sort of thing has on a quilt. Your quilt is now subtly different from all of the other quilts made with the same kit. Youve put a bit more of yourself into it, which I think is actually a very good thing! I hope that, over time, you find yourself loving that slightly different block :-). Becky
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2014 on Ugly fabric... at Piece O' Cake Blog
Weve talked about thread basting in some books—mostly the Piecing book—but we havent really written much about it. It would make a good video. Ill add it to the list and try to get to it once I get the color book finished. In general, I baste with a white or beige thread and a long basting needle. I take long stitches across the width of the quilt. Lines of stitches are spaced about 6 apart. Once the quilt if completely basted in one direction, I turn it and baste it lengthwise. When finished, there is a big grid of basted lines that hold the quilt sandwich together. When quilting, I snip the threads rather than sewing over them. I remove threads as they are no longer needed. This is a short description, but I hope it helps :-). Becky
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2014 on Sewing in the new year! at Piece O' Cake Blog
Tumblr blogs are mostly pictures and videos. Fewer words. From what I understand tumblr is gaining in popularity and I can understand why even though I dont have time to look any more cool social media sites. We quilters have other things to do with our time :-).
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2014 on Looking for purple... at Piece O' Cake Blog
Hi Vicki: Steve and I both thread baste using a long basting needle. I dont like the pins—either curved or straight. I use a cotton batting and have not had a problem with thread basting. Becky
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2014 on Sewing in the new year! at Piece O' Cake Blog
You have anticipated this years color better than I did :-).
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2014 on Orchid? at Piece O' Cake Blog
Hi Cissa: Thanks for the hint about Dawn, and the info on your Shark iron. Im sure that Ill be in the market for a new iron in a year or two... they just dont last! I threw away the dot fabric because I just dont trust it now. Thankfully, I have other colorfast red dots that dont bleed. Happy stitching, Becky
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2014 on It started with the iron... at Piece O' Cake Blog
I think he might love machine quilting! Its a power tool and you know how men like a good power tool! He might really like a long arm if you have both the room and the money. Maybe you two should go to a big quilt show where several manufacturers will have their machines up and ready to try.
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2014 on Sewing in the new year! at Piece O' Cake Blog
Steve only binds and bastes. Beyond that he is not interested... except to add helpful comments :-). Gotta say, they are helpful! I hope you are warm and toasty inside. When I see the weather in Chicago and parts north, it makes me glad I live in Texas. Even when we have an ice storm its usually gone in a week. Or course, it does get hot in the summer!
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2014 on Sewing in the new year! at Piece O' Cake Blog
Some quilts have already been quilted by Angela Walters but the rest Im quilting myself. I think there are 5 or 6, maybe 7 to do. I suspect that I will spend most of my time until mid-March chained to my Sweet Sixteen. There are worse things :-).
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2014 on Sewing in the new year! at Piece O' Cake Blog
Yes! I did get the box of books and we were able to ship them out yesterday. Now were waiting on three more boxes. Im not sure that UPS has caught up yet, but I hope they have. And, yes, husband-help is very nice indeed!
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2014 on Sewing in the new year! at Piece O' Cake Blog
Yeah, I knew about Mesquite. But the scans show that the box has been moving around at the Sherman facility for 3 days or more. I think we have some semis parked here and the boxes dont quite make it to the delivery truck. But, theres always tomorrow :).
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2013 on My box is stuck at UPS... at Piece O' Cake Blog
Yes, when I get to see the photos I will definitely share some of the best ones! Thanks for asking :-).
At this point there are more than 10 projects plus lots and lots of photos... I almost bit off more than I could chew!
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2013 on People vs. Winter... at Piece O' Cake Blog