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  1. Is there an "EASY" way to do sashing?

    by , 01-30-2013 at 02:42 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by nannyrick.com View Post
    I,m having the worst time trying to line up my blocks with sashing.
    In the past few days, the seam ripper is part of my clothing.
    I think they are lined up and yet when I sew, they are off. At the
    rate I,m going I,m going to have to order a gross of seam rippers.
    I would appreciate all the help I can get.
    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Free EASY Charity Quilt Pattern Here

    by , 01-27-2013 at 10:14 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Johanna Fritz View Post
    We needed another quilt pattern for our Quilts For Kids Milwaukee Chapter sewing day. Our next one is the second Saturday in February. We sew at Bigsby's Sewing in Elm Grove, WI if you are in the area and would like to join us. Here is one of the patterns we are handing out. I made it to be really easy. It is made of 2 blocks: HST and four patches.

    You can make these any size: We are using charm packs for this one. Since our charms are 5", I made this to use 4 7/8 squares (we
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  3. Just Finished "Ten Little Things" quilt (boy)

    by , 01-25-2013 at 08:17 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    This was a fun one to make. I got carried away with the quilting-- usually don't put this much quilting on my quilts. I have a great new Juki 2010Q and the FMQ is a pleasure! I had some fun with the back, too.
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  4. Quilting Tables

    by , 01-25-2013 at 08:16 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by EllieGirl View Post
    I have seen tutorials where the person has a machine that sits flush with the table. Then when you FMQ the quilt is spread out flat, not hanging off the sides. Where can you get those tables?
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  5. Taking the stress out of Longarm tension

    by , 01-23-2013 at 11:09 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Dollyo View Post
    This was posted on one of my yahoo frame quilting groups. They have since put the link in their files.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1mRhcquZTM


    It answered some questions for me and I've watched & read alot about longarm tension.


    DollyO
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  6. Do You FMQ Feathers? HELP!

    by , 01-22-2013 at 07:52 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    I need to learn how to quilt feathers for the current quilt I am quilting. I watched all the videos and thought I was ready... but my first practice piece (below, in brown) turned out HORRIBLE. If you are fairly decent at quilting feathers (FMQ, freehand, not with a longarm pattern) would you PLEASE post pics of your feather quilting here? I need some inspiration! And apparently, lots more practice.
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  7. Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star template

    by , 01-22-2013 at 07:48 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by MarLeClair View Post
    I don't know about the demo you saw, but I have Deb Tucker's Lemoyne Star ruler. I love it. I made perfect 3" stars up to 12" stars. After I took a class I went home and made the wall hanging. I only wish she would come out with some other patterns that you could use the same ruler with.
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  8. Maid-Rites?

    by , 01-17-2013 at 09:40 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by sandyl View Post
    I grew up in the quad cities in Illinois and our big treat was to go to the Maid Rite for sandwiches. I would love to have the real recipe for these sandwiches. They are loose ground beef and served with the "standard" of mustard, onion and pickle. I think the gr. beef was steamed with coca cola or something. Such a yummy sandwich and every time we go "home" I must visit a Maid-Rite restaurant.

    If anyone has the recipe for these sandwiches I would love to try
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  9. thimbles for hand quilting

    by , 01-14-2013 at 04:43 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by carla m View Post
    ok i have a question i hope its not too stupid. ive never hand sewn much but i have a desire to learn to handquilt.
    i do everything by machine now even binding. i want to know which finger or fingers you put a thimble on since you have to size them and also what kind of thimbles are more comfortable and easy to use. im planning on trying to teach myself with videos and practicing ive also bought a couple of handquilting books to help. thanks ahead of time for all your help and info.
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  10. An organized scrappy.

    by , 01-11-2013 at 11:30 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by such a sew and sew View Post
    I got determined to use more scraps sooo this is what I made.
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