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  1. August 5

    by , 08-05-2012 at 03:57 PM
    Just came by to see if blogs are up and working. I think so. I'll figure it out by looking at the others. The only thing I saw was the pages wouldn't change from 1 to 2.
    Hope to see more people I know here.
    I have been in and out and enjoy visiting still.
    The pda's was the only reason I went somewhere else to journal.
    This board is great, as long as I don't get in trouble or let my flying monkeys out and that hasn't happened in forever,.
    Can't wait to see who ...
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  2. ATTACHING THE UNITS Part II

    by , 08-05-2012 at 01:41 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    Now we are ready to attach the first unit to the second. Lay the blocks right sides together. At this point just the top layer of the sashing is going to get sewn to the second quilted block using a quarter inch seam. The back piece of folded sashing should be finger pressed out of the way. Make sure all your edges line up.

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  3. Attaching the units Part I

    by , 08-05-2012 at 01:40 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    Going to share a problem with you that I ran into on my first attempt of attaching squares on my other BOM quilt. One of my squares that I quilted the top squared pulled in some because I forgot lengthen my machine stitch for quilting instead I had been doing PP and I was using smaller stitching. So I figured if I went a head an squared up the block to match the other blocks at 12.5 I would be ok. Now I had about a 1/4 of an inch batting showing all the way around a few places a tad bit more in
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  4. Longarm quilting question

    by , 08-05-2012 at 11:28 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by ljfox View Post
    I baste the quilt top and the batting on the top only before I start to longarm it. The bottom of the quilt top is on one of the rollers so that I can tighten it as appropriate. I was told when I started longarming to baste the sides before quilting but this has caused more problems for me so I don't do that anymore. I just make sure it is straight with the sides every time I roll it and that works for me.
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  5. Longarm quilting question

    by , 08-05-2012 at 11:27 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbielinks View Post
    I never secure the quilt top to the roller. I always pin the backing to the rollers ( the take up roller and the bottom backing roller), lay the batting on top of the backing with the edge of the batting even with the edge of the roller. Then I come down on the batting about one and one-half inch and run a basting stitch across the batting to hold it in place on the backing. This basting stich is done with the channel lock on to give a true straight line of stitching. I then lay the quilt's top
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  6. Looking for Kaleidoscope fabric by Benartex from 2 years ago.

    by , 08-05-2012 at 10:43 AM
    It was called Nuance Tile 0431618B. It was deep wine/burgandy, black, white, soft blue, orange and green. I will need 2 1/2 yards to put a border onto the quilt I am making. Paula Nadelstern design.
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  7. Where am I going wrong?

    by , 08-05-2012 at 09:04 AM
    Hello All,
    HELP!
    I am onto my 2nd quilt and I'm having difficulties getting my blocks and triangles to line/match up. I have been, I thought, extra carefull in the cutting of all my pieces but, when it comes to placing all the pieces together there is always something off kelter and doesn't fit correctly.
    I have looked at the pictures that have been posted and I'm very impressed and would love to make things that look as good as these.
    Can anyone give me any tips ...
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  8. 2 more pictures

    by , 08-05-2012 at 04:27 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by isewman View Post
    I found my 13" 1st block of the quilt, I posted a picture of earlier today. I more or less decided not to go with sashes. I didnt really have enough of the background material of this quilt. So I got it sewed all together, with in the last 1/2 hr. So here are 2 pictures. For the border, not sure of. I've got alot of 2" sq's, I've been cutting out, and lots of triangles, also. Everyone, take care, and WELCOME to the new members. Don-isewmanName:  002.JPG
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  9. Make a sewing machine cover

    by , 08-05-2012 at 02:36 AM
    I really enjoy making sewing machine covers. They are fun, don't need a lot of fabric, and make great gifts, too.

    I posted pics and instructions in a web album. I'd post them all here, but the QB website has been giving me fits the last few days. So, I hope the link to my Picasa album works. Here it is:

    https://picasaweb.google.com/114113122475164423365/MakeSewingMachineCover?authuser=0&feat=directlink
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