Thursday, September 17, 2020
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
"This quilt top was appliqued some thirty years ago while I was living on Maui in Hawaii. I had become mesmerized by the Hawaiian quilting and it's traditional quilters. There was something ethereal about it.
Unfortunately my stay in Hawaii was not to be permanent and I returned stateside and life went on. Now at 94, having to think about what will be done with my beloved "stuff" on my passing, I can't bear the thought of this quilt top staying in a bottom drawer, or worse, for another 30 years! I am taking action to have the top, batting and backing basted to make ready for my attempted quilting. It will be on its way and to my Granddaughter in whatever stage it may reach and my long ago effort will not be for naught.
Having researched quilt batting to ensure manageable weight, ease of quilting, care and most importantly "loft" I have decided on Quilters Dream Wool for my quilting. It will maintain loft and set off my Hawaiian Echo Quilting."Again my many thanks to you and Quilters Dream Batting. I would like to tell you of my progress. Hopefully I can get a good amount done before my time Is up. It has truly been a joy to have met you and told my story!
Stay safe and stay well,
Tommie Jean Roosmann
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
1. What inspired you to start quilting and what inspires you now?
I have always wanted to learn to piece-quilt, but finally got the inspiration to do it when I was cleaning out my closet and found my husband’s old police uniforms. I took the patches from the fronts and sleeves and pieced them into my very first quilt! It’s definitely not my best work, but you have to start somewhere!
I love the art of quilting and that’s what keeps me inspired.
2. Your favorite thing about quilting and/or being part of the quilting industry?
I love that I am able to meet and talk to people from all over the country - and even the world - that love the same thing I do and have such a passion for it.
3. Any special connections and friendships you have gained through quilting.
I made a lot of new friends when I joined my local and quilt guild.
4. Any upcoming events, classes, guild meetings, etc you’d like to share or spread the word about? If so, please include links, address & contact info.
I will be teaching my very first long-arm quilting class to a group of ladies in Mississippi later this month.
5. Which Quilters Dream Batting product is yours and your customers' favorites and why?
My customers and I love Quilter’s Dream Wool. I love the loft and softness it gives to the quilts even when they’re heavily quilted. 🐑
6. Please share your special or helpful quilting techniques and tips?
While I am rolling the quilt on the frame I mist it with water to remove wrinkles.
If I mark on the quilt with a blue mark-be-gone I spray a mixture of one teaspoon of baking soda with one cup of water to remove.
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Happy Quilting from the Dream Team!
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Here at Quilters Dream Batting, we are so inspired by the number of quilters who are trying to make a difference. Whether you are making one mask or one thousand, we applaud you for helping stop the spread of this virus.
Monday, February 17, 2020
created (dang healthier eating resolutions), ice cream has been on my mind constantly! It doesn’t
matter that there’s a snowstorm passing through Eastern Idaho — all I can think about is ice cream.
out with 2 Scoops Digital Cuddle® print, I knew it was time.
wanted it to be, and labeled my pieces — top scoop, middle, bottom and cone. Feel free to draw
yours from your own idea, or use the ice cream cones on the digital print as inspiration.
to the top of the top scoop, and mark your center. Make a gentle fold by matching the sides of the
cone/scoops, and mark your center. This will help you place the ice cream scoops and the cone
directly in the center of your background piece.
the top of the scoop to the bottom. Trace around your pattern piece.
Also, you can actually use a lightweight soft fusible iron-on adhesive on Cuddle® (be sure to read the
“tips and tricks” on their website so you don’t melt your fabric), but for my scoops/cone, temporary
adhesive spray and a few pins worked perfectly.
top to bottom.
templates to lay your pieces out where they should go. Once you have them in place, starting with
the cone, use the adhesive spray to make it stay in place. Pin for added measure.
Shannon website, use a similar color thread for each piece and stitch down to the background fabric.
Dream Poly in my quilt to provide a warm and stable center for such a large quilt. Quilters Dream Poly
is the perfect loft and is super easy to work with and stitch through. I think if I make another one
(because I may know a kid or two who will want their own ice cream quilt), not only will I use Quilters
Dream Poly for my batting, but I will also use Quilters Dream Puff under my scoops/cone to give my
quilt top more of a trapunto feel and look.
It is so warm and gives the quilt a nice weight without being super bulky or heavy.