Tuesday, June 21, 2011

deep thoughts...

oh, here's the latest of deep thinking.  why oh why don't solids have their color name and maker printed on the edge like all prints do?  i'd love to know for sure that my chunk of white is kona white and not kona snow, and with all the selvedge projects out there, don't you think peeps would use them too?  i tweeted it last night to both moda and rk but so far, no response.  prolly cause they are scrambling to change it right now.  ha.  ha. 

i'd been flipping through photostreams on flickr a few weeks back, oohing and ahhing over displays from SLC.  quilt market is in KC next spring, and i so want to go!  it's not open to the public though, and i wondered - how big of a business do you need to be to attend?  i looked around on the website and saw some guidelines, but for a "designer" (a bit lofty for me, i know) it seems you just need a business card?  info on this from any of you connected folk would be appreciated! 

quilt labels - love 'em or hate 'em?  quilts for kids has a label they ask you to sign and attach to your completed kit quilt.  and the project linus quilt alex received as a baby came with an unsigned one.  (which i removed, shh...)  i understand doing a label on a quilt for someone special, as a to & from,  & i love how angela just quilts their names right into it!  but overall, i don't like or use labels.  scandalous!! i know!  what do you think?

am i the only one who loves the feel of flannel at first, but gets skeeved out by it as it wears down and pills?  i don't know if i could ever bring myself to make a quilt with it.  i've done blankies, bibs, and burp cloths out of it, but don't think i could put the time into making a rag quilt or patchwork only to cringe after a few washes...

and finally, i have a new love for my superhero antibiotics (formally known as amox/k clav).  i have zero appetite.  and i'm a big eater.  like, truck driver kind of eater.  i should be down to fighting weight in time for my 20 year high school reunion next month!   i kid of course, but i'm having to make myself eat when i take my meds, and i'm eating healthy stuff like oatmeal and yogurt instead of bacon and bacon. 

unfortunately, i've missed out on my last three jazzercise classes being sick, but i am hoping to go tomorrow morning.  today is the first day i feel like being upright since friday.  don't laugh at me, jazzercise has been kicking my butt.  i knew i was out of shape, but i apparently have the lungs of an eighty year old smoker.  and i never knew i was so uncoordinated!  cheryl burke i'm not.

5 comments:

Nikki said...

You make me smile. :)

Sharon said...

Hope you're feeling better!

Marci Girl said...

I'll attempt to answer 2 of your questions/comments.

There are two main types of fabrics in the quilter's cotton world. 1. Prints - they are usually screen printed, aka they start with white fabric (or whatever color) and then are printed on, hence you have great selvedges and an obvious wrong side. 2. Solids (like Kona) which are actually constructed out of a dyed thread and then woven, hence the fact that they don't print on them, and they don't really have a wrong side. So I guess they don't put info on the selvedge because this would involve a whole other step (screen printing,) thus driving the cost up for us consumers.

Now I can't remember what the second thing was, so I'll be back....

Marci Girl said...

Oh yes, quilt market...I inquired a year and a half ago, and this was the response. You need to have a Tax ID number, and proof that you have made at least 2 wholesale purchases in the past year. I think that was it! So either you do or you don't! Oh and there is a fee to go, but I don't know what it is.

Hope this helps! I feel like a bossy know it all now.

craftytammie said...

of course you're not!! nothing wrong with knowing it all! :)

i actually got a tweet back from RK this morning, saying just what you did! so thanks to both of you!!

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