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Thread: Dirty Little Secrets...........

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    I came here to the QB thinking I was going to gain a wealth of knowledge about quilting and everything that goes along with it....Wow! Am I surprised...I've have read, alot, but I'm sure, not all, of the dirty little secrets that quilters have in order to finish a quilt and have it look fantastic. When I started quilting, which was just recently, I looked at the quilts on just about every website I could find and saw how beautiful the quilts were that other people made. I said to myseld, "Self, this is something I think you can do." So, off to the fabric store I went. I signed up for a class, I bought fabric (the good stuff), I bought supplies (the name brand, good ones), I practice daily, for hours at a time. And NOW, well, heck, I'm learning that I really didn't need to go to all that expense. There are secrets out there for just about every little cotton pickin' problem a quilter can have. Holy Moly, where are the quilt police when you need them???? Now, I'm not complaining because secretly, between you and me, I've written down every one of those little dirty secrets I can find...just in case, one day, I might need to use a secret or two. Ladies and Gentlemen, right about now, I'm ROLF. You people are a hoot. I love the

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    shhhhh your going to let the cat out of the bag. LOL

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    We are a resoureful group, aren't we

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    Being an international "team" anything is possible. Just think of all the heritage. If we can't do it, no one can!

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    I have three rules for good quiltmaking. They are:
    1. Accurate measuring and/or marking.
    2. Accurate cutting
    3. Accurate piecing.

    All the rest is up to the quiltmaker. Mary Ellen Hopkins (a quilter of world reknown) said it this way (or something like this).........and called it "one's personal seam".

    After the above three then it becomes personal to the quiltmaker in how the rest comes together.
    Quiltmaking has evolved a 1000 times or more since the 1970's with the introduction of new technology, tools and methods. We have to adapt these new ways to our own personal style and desires.

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    If our leader's were quilter's, the world would be a better place!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaleehunter
    If our leader's were quilter's, the world would be a better place!
    love that maybe mine should read if my sister was a quilter lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaleehunter
    If our leader's were quilter's, the world would be a better place!
    love that maybe mine should read if my sister was a quilter lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunny148
    shhhhh your going to let the cat out of the bag. LOL
    never mind the cat...a little birdie will tell it before morning! ;)

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