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Thread: cathedral quilt

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    I homeschool so I pop on and off all through the day. I'll be watching for you. I won't check until late in the morning (around 10am CST), after I get the kids started in school.

    I quick way you can check for the straight of grain is to give your squares a tug. Choose only one, because you won't be able to use the square after you do this. Hold it on the right and left and give a tug and "feel" the stretch. Repeat for the top and bottom. There should be a little give (one side will give more than the other). Now do the same thing holding two opposite corners. There is where your biggest stretch should be. If they were cut properly that is the bias of the fabric and will have the most stretch. Use that square as a practice square after you do this test because you will most likely pulled it "out of square" and it won't be perfect measurements anymore.

    Have fun!
    Shelly

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    Thanks again :D

    I'll get back with you tomorrow.

    See ya!

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    Oh!

    I forgot to mention my time zone is EST.

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    Luv,
    How'd the 1/4" seam work?
    Shelly

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    Shelly,

    I tried using the 1/4 seam and it worked much better. My points fell into place and the square looks good. I don't understand why I was told to use 1/2 seams. Maybe I misunderstood :?:

    Anyway, thank you for your help.

    q58

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    Make sure and post a picture of your finished quilt!
    Have fun!
    Shelly

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    I will, but it may take me a while since I am new at this.

    I also crochet. Do you?

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    I embroider, cross-stitch, quilt, and sew (curtains, clothes, etc.). I just learned to knit. I know how to crochet, but I stink at it. I bounce between quilting and embroidery binges. I've always got a ba-zillion projects going at one time!

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    I also cross stitch and have knitted a few scarves and some dish cloths.

    There is something about using 2 kneedles. Its ok but give me crocheting anytime.

    As for sewing, I don't know too much about. I wish I did. :D


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    Along with the 6 baby quilts (one is a mock cathedral) and 1 twin I am currently working on, I just finished (yesterday) curtains and cornice board for my living room. I'm about to complete a blackwork sampler that I've been working on for more than a year.
    School started again so my sewing will slow WAY down. I have to finish those baby quilts, though...due dates are coming up fast!
    I just bought fabric to start a new quilt, though...sigh...I can't wait to get started on that one!

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