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Thread: Tips for adding long strip of fabric to pieced side??

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    Senior Member annmarie's Avatar
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    That is really nice Melissa. Cute & I love the colors. She is lucky to have a friend like you. :thumbup:

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    Beautiful piecing and I love the main fabric, wow :D When you sew the long strips to the pieced strips, you may want to use a walking foot, it helps to keep the fabric from puckering. Can't wait to see the completed quilt :D

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    Ahhhh, Melissa, when you were talking about this yesterday in chat I KNEW it was going to be beautiful. You are giving so much love and caring with this one!!!

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    Thanks everybody.

    I was so proud of the main fabric. It's the only one, and first piece that I actually picked myself. I had to look at it in different lights in the shop,and I ended up having the sales girl help me. Judy, my MIL, helped me pick out all the other fabrics. With my colorblindness, it's really hard to get these pieces right. I'm always asking other people if things clash or compliment.

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    Guess what????!!!!!????




    Well....the top is done. I refuse to use the F-word. I like my posts G-rated. Besides, it has a ways to go yet, appliques to be cut and applied, backing to be purchased since I don't have enough of the main fabric, quilting to be done...still has work.

    I had no puckering issues adding the strips. I didn't use my walking foot either. I just tried it with about 4 inches and it worked great so I just kept using my 1/4" foot. The only problem was that even though I measured my pieced strips 3 times to make sure I had the proper length, I STILL cut my main fabric too short. So I cut out some squares of the kids and sewed them onto the bottom of what I had. Unless you look close, you're not going to notice. That part was a big pain.


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    Good job, improvising is something we all have to do from time to time! I can measure twice and still come up short :lol: Glad to hear that you took it in stride and moved on :D Can't wait to see it when it is done :D

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    I am really new to quilting, (1 Year) so I really didn't understand what you were describing, but now that I see the photo, it is very clear now! Wow I love the effect and I can see the 2 different size squares. I know that I am not ready for that yet, as I get confused enough lol. My first quilt was a scrappy one for donation and then the next two were laps quilts using a Single Irish Chain pattern by Eleanor Burns. Her patterns are really easy to follow for a beginner and I believe that I will continue to use her patterns for the next 2.

    Andi

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    What a beautiful quilt :thumbup: It is going to bring alot of comfort to your friend. How lucky she is to have a friend like you :!:

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    Thank you very much. I hope to be adding the appliques very, very soon. BTW snowb...what beautiful mini snauwzer's you have. I know I didn't spell that right. I was raised with them, not raised to spell it.

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