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Thread: [DEAR] JANE STICKLE CYBER BLOCK PARTY - Jan 2010 thru May/Jun 2011

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    I've been collecting fabrics that appear to be CW. I'm going to use them for my DJ. I was going to use muslin for my sashing, but since Esq has dashed my hopes (j/k) I was thinking of using a cream background- just a cotton fabric. Over time I have become a fabric snob of sorts and find I gravitate towards the better fabrics. It's that touchy/feeling thing I have with fabric. I was worried I wouldn't find a muslin to suit my taste.

    I asked for the software for Christmas, didn't get it- but lots of gift cards, so I will get it ordered this week. And the tools, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    i planned my color placement only in that some sections will be red with blue while others will be white with blue.

    i didn't bother to scan my fabric in, i just used similar existing type fabric in the dear jane software and when i make the blocks in real life i'll decide exactly which print to use.

    its just to much of a bother to scan in exact fabrics.
    Oh I agree I did try to scan them but it takes soooo long. I think I will try to just put colors that are close to my batiks and just go with the flow. Some times it is more fun that way.
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    I was going to use a muslin for the background too but all the muslin I have seen seems a bit too thin and see through. I might have used it if I found some heavier stuff. I saw online somewhere that Moda has a muslin it looked good but can't really tell on the screen. I just did a google search and it was in there somewhere. Anyhoo I decided to just use different light colored batiks instead.
    My DM just bought me the last of the lights it was a pale lavender so I think I am good to go.

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    Yes, the author Barbara Brackman, in her book Quilts from the Civil War, states that women did not used unbleached muslin, and that they used best quality white or ecru colored cottons..that eventually faded to the yellowed look that we love so much...she said the muslin will get easily distorted and shrink more...so if you were planning to use it, think twice!! Especially if you want an "authentic reproduction" type quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheriffic
    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    i planned my color placement only in that some sections will be red with blue while others will be white with blue.

    i didn't bother to scan my fabric in, i just used similar existing type fabric in the dear jane software and when i make the blocks in real life i'll decide exactly which print to use.

    its just to much of a bother to scan in exact fabrics.
    Oh I agree I did try to scan them but it takes soooo long. I think I will try to just put colors that are close to my batiks and just go with the flow. Some times it is more fun that way.
    Cher
    You can try to copy the picture of the fabric from the manufacturers website or a website that sells it. Right click the picture, save picture as, change the file type to Bitmap(*.bmp), change the file name if you want, and save it into a folder you created to keep them all together. You can then import the fabrics into the program.

    Hope this makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb.43
    Ladies, I am waiting on the software and have read the thread...how helpful!!!You are angels,especially you, Klue. My question, since I haven't bought fabric yet is this. I am thinking about doing the civil war fabrics (nice link to the new Moda, Klue), and I am considering doing cw shirting as my background in the blocks...I hope I'm using the right terminology here...so here is what I need some imput on, since I will be going to buy fabric after purusing the software

    ...since I want my quilt to be cw fabric...would I be crazy to just order the Moda jellyroll of it, to sort of get me started? I could practice some piecing while I plan/buy more fabric later. Bad idea?
    ...is the fat-quarter package what I should get? Any suggestions?
    ...can I just buy other cw fatquarters as time goes on?
    most of the blocks can be made with jelly roll size strips of fabric - there will be a few when you'll need a larger size so you might want to pick up a few FQs or even 1/2 yards and the rest can be jellies.

    i'm using a fabric called "strip it" its basically a jelly roll just sold in 44 width.

    here's a pic of it
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    I am throwing my hat in the ring for this one! I thought I would also share a fantastic web site for dear jane tips/techniques and approaches to making these blocks.

    www.thatquilt.com

    Anina is still working through the quilt and will certainly follow it through to the end!

    Also - I really like the rulers (I've made a few blocks already) and I definiately support the EQ6 software. These blocks are tiny - finished at 4.5 inches and some have upwards of 40 pieces in them! Therefore, the paper foundation pieced patterns that you can print out are invaluable in my humble opinion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by withinaquarterinch
    I definiately support the EQ6 software. These blocks are tiny - finished at 4.5 inches and some have upwards of 40 pieces in them! Therefore, the paper foundation pieced patterns that you can print out are invaluable in my humble opinion...
    I definitely second THAT!! I am a DJ newb, and I do have the software now and have printed out and am working on my first block!! I can already see how invaluable the software will be. If it's that, or tracing 200 some-odd patterns out of the book.... WELL, this is worth the $40!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by withinaquarterinch
    I am throwing my hat in the ring for this one! I thought I would also share a fantastic web site for dear jane tips/techniques and approaches to making these blocks.

    www.thatquilt.com

    Anina is still working through the quilt and will certainly follow it through to the end!

    Also - I really like the rulers (I've made a few blocks already) and I definiately support the EQ6 software. These blocks are tiny - finished at 4.5 inches and some have upwards of 40 pieces in them! Therefore, the paper foundation pieced patterns that you can print out are invaluable in my humble opinion...
    Klue
    This is the website you refer us to from time to time, isn't it?

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    yes, its the same one

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