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  1. Minki... Did I say I was in love?

    by , 07-21-2013 at 05:02 PM
    I love quilting on minki... It is just so soft and cuddly. I made this crib size quilt for a new grandson on the way... Had fun using a new template , (curved) and just playing around as I quilted...
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  2. Hexagons Machine Sewed

    by , 07-21-2013 at 08:27 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf View Post
    Hexes have always intrigued me. I don't mind setting in but when wants to make a charm quilt with tiny hexes, one doesn't want to do that lol. I did some research and found that some techniques, cut the hex in half. This forms a little boat like patch. The patches are then machine sewed in rows and then the rows are joined and it goes very fast. I don't want to do that either.

    Then there is the English paper piecing by hand and that's not going to happen. And so I did this. I did two
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  3. How do you make triangles the easy way?

    by , 07-21-2013 at 04:55 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Layer 2 fat quarters right sides together.
    Draw a grid of squares on the lighter color fat quarter, making the grid be 1" larger than the size of HST you will need.
    Draw diagonal lines through the grid so that each square has ONE diagonal line in it.
    Sew 1'4" away from EACH side of EACH diagonal line.
    Press the fat quarters after sewing.
    Cut apart on EVERY DRAWN LINE.
    Square up each HST.

    Jan in VA
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  4. Cash register tape scrappy quilt...left the paper on, quilted and then washed...

    by , 07-21-2013 at 04:02 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by justflyingin View Post
    I sewed scraps on cash register tape (idea from someone here).

    I found the thinner tape here in Poland but then when perusing a Five and Dime type store in downtown Newton, KS, in May when we were in the states, came across some almost 4" wide register tape--no doubt it fits an antique machine that is no longer in usage anymore. I bought all they had, and will use it up this way.

    I save my scraps but sometimes the scraps are really in strange shapes and sizes
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