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  1. Help!! I need helllpppp!

    by , 05-25-2014 at 04:41 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by susanwilley View Post
    I am starting a block that has 1 1/2 wide strips that are 5 1/2 long. I am sewing the strips together in fives. So, that means if I sew them together correctly they should finish at 5' squares...right?? And, when I sew the squares together they should match up edge to edge? Well, I just can't figure out where I'm going wrong. My squares are turning out to be longer than wide and I can't sew them together edge to edge. I am trying to sew them together so that one square has the strips vertically
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  2. Quilt as you go

    by , 04-10-2014 at 03:47 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by luckydiver17 View Post
    Would any of you be worried about doing this way of quilt as you go? I know most people don't like stitching in the ditch when seams are pressed open. This way has you quilt the tip and batting, press seams open, and then add the back and stitch in the ditch. I want to try this but that makes me a little nervous, also it seems like the seams might be pretty bulky. I want to try quilt as you go but I don't want to hand stitch the back or add sashing so this seemed like a good alternative. Thanks!
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  3. Easy hawiian chicken

    by , 02-09-2014 at 08:18 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Krissy D View Post
    !-chicken cut up , or chicken pieces already cut up , 1 small jar pineapple preserves (they can be hard to find here) 1 small bottle of French Dressing . Put chicken in baking pan , mix preserves & French dressing together , pour over chicken , bake 350 degree about 45 minutes ,OH so yummy
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  4. My Crocheted-Quilt. Tutorial/Pics.

    by , 02-09-2014 at 08:05 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by tron80 View Post
    Several members of this wonderful site ask me how I made this type of "quilt" . A "crocheted-quilt" I named it.
    I hope this is the right place to show it. Thank you very much for your warm welcome aboard.
    This is my first attemp to make a quilt 30 years ago when I was in college. The proyect was bigger but it went UFO several month later ..... (too much study and... partys I think ).
    Two years ago I rescued it from my mom's attic, I re-learned to crochet
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  5. Fun Quilt blocks sewn

    by , 02-09-2014 at 07:32 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by judith ann View Post
    I have the blocks sewn for a quilt. I laid them out last night.I have the half blocks made now to fill in the sides. Should I add a plain sashing around the blocks? This is not the final lay out.But it gave me a chance to see how this will work.These are fun and easy to make. Name:  hex quilt 015.JPG
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  6. These Geese Won't Fly!

    by , 01-19-2014 at 05:29 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    Are u cutting triangles for the edges....I prefer cutting a rectangle...say 3 x6 then two squares 3x3. Lay one square on top of rec at corner..sew diagonal from point of square to point, actually a thread to the outside edge...... Fold over, iron,cut the square tail, but leave the rec back ther...that is your true size..
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  7. Some more challenge quilts from "150 pieces of Purple"

    by , 10-21-2013 at 06:11 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by moreland View Post
    There were 29 completed projects for our challenge. I posted a few earlier, so thought I'd show you the rest now. The challenge was to use 150 different purples in a quilted project. This was in honor of Kansas State University's 150th birthday.
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  8. Small Crumbs in the Corner quilt finished

    by , 10-01-2013 at 02:12 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Rose S. View Post
    I got busy and finished this a couple weeks ago and have not had time to post it...it was 59 inches square before quilting. I haven't even washed it yet. Again the quilting is not heavy. I just wanted to be done with it. I had started one backing for it and did not like it, so made another one. So I was kind of tired of it before I got done.
    First we have the front...
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  9. Sugar Flowers in blues and green

    by , 09-24-2013 at 05:49 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by IrishgalfromNJ View Post
    Jera, from Quilting in the Rain Blog has this super simple pattern on her blog. Link here: http://quiltingintherain.blogspot.co...ers-quilt.html

    I did it in blues and green as a surprise for someone. It will be shipped later this week.

    The front.

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    The back

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    Close-up of my primitive/rustic free motion quilting.

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  10. Red & White quilt

    by , 09-23-2013 at 04:29 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by katesnanna View Post
    I had wanted to make this quilt ever since I picked up the free pattern sheet in Spotlight. I have given it to my DH to cover his recliner. Red & White are the colors of his football team hence his favorite colors.

    Photo 3 is the back. I used up the leftovers. Just made it.
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