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  1. Paper piecing question - fabric waster?

    by , 05-29-2013 at 03:57 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Puttergeo View Post
    I have finally figured out how to paper piece, and did a few blocks that came out pretty well. However, I seem to waste quite a bit of fabric, because if I don't cut each piece bigger than it needs to be I end up with edges not covering. Do you have hints on how to limit the waste or is this just one of the things you accept about this? Any other advice about paper piecing welcome!
    Thanks.
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  2. Paper piecing question - fabric waster?

    by , 05-29-2013 at 03:56 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Puttergeo View Post
    I have finally figured out how to paper piece, and did a few blocks that came out pretty well. However, I seem to waste quite a bit of fabric, because if I don't cut each piece bigger than it needs to be I end up with edges not covering. Do you have hints on how to limit the waste or is this just one of the things you accept about this? Any other advice about paper piecing welcome!
    Thanks.
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  3. Hoop sleeve for hand quilting near the edge

    by , 05-24-2013 at 06:04 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Daffy Daphne View Post
    Use a piece of pre-quilted fabric (bought or make your own), so that the part of the sleeve caught in the hoop is approximately the same thickness as your projects.

    To make a pattern, trace the outside of the inner hoop on a piece of paper, approximately 1/3 the way around. Draw a straight line from one edge of the curve to the other. Add 1/4" to the curved edge. Cut two pieces of pre-quilted fabric by this pattern.

    Measure the depth of the hoop (usually around
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  4. Question - What size to cut squaring-up triangles

    by , 05-23-2013 at 01:20 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by joyce888 View Post
    I've got 12 1/2" unfinished blocks that I'm setting on point, then want to add the triangles to make them square. To avoid having bias edges on the corners, would I cut them at 12 1/2" with one diagonal cut?
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  5. Hexie WIP

    by , 05-21-2013 at 05:12 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Suze9395 View Post
    I have been working on this for a couple years whenever I need a hand project. It is my first EPP project. I started out making the small flower units for a different project. The project decided not to happen, and this one insisted on happening.
    I have decided I LOVE EPP, and I am already planning my next project.
    This is all .5 inch hexies. In one of the pictures I put a quarter on the top for scale.
    I was going to wait until it was finished to post pictures, but decided
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  6. Recent finish - this one for my younger son

    by , 05-19-2013 at 04:09 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by DeneK View Post
    I finished this recently. Now just have to get it delivered to my son. This one won't be a surprise since he has seen it partially completed. Send this one to my LAer too. Love doing that and it could become a habit though I keep telling myself I HAVE to learn how to do it myself. LOL!

    I made this from men's shirts. And I am really quite pleased with the way it turned out.
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  7. snap bag purse

    by , 05-19-2013 at 04:08 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by skowron5 View Post
    After using the seam ripper many time and telling the dogs it's o.k. to come out from under the bed mom isn't going to yell anymore I finally figured out how to make a snap bag purse. I still need to make some adjustments I like them. They are a little noisy but I like it.
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  8. A couple more quilts from ube

    by , 05-19-2013 at 01:42 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    Sending a few more quilt pictures out to the world! maybe!

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  9. I may be a lost cause

    by , 05-18-2013 at 05:21 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by meldmac View Post
    So I've given fmq a try and I can't seem to get it right at all. I even tried using a stencil and following the lines with my fmq foot and it went horribly. Just can't seem to get the hang of it. Only tried it for a short time , but I think I may stick to straight line quilting. Is it something that gets easier? Or is it one of those skills that you either have it or you don't?
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  10. Something about this ALWAYS brings the quilt police!

    by , 05-17-2013 at 04:37 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Girlfriend View Post
    Whenever I lay out a quilt, they all come running. What's up with this?
    Just finished my Diamond quilt using Kaffe Fasset fabrics. Trying to decide what to use for backing. This is for our CA King. Yes, it's big! I love sewing diamonds!
    Thanks for looking.

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