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Thread: Wickedly Easy

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    Senior Member miholmes's Avatar
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    Well I went out on a limb and DIDN'T use my Accuquilt Go!

    My first time rotary cutting, and went well, I still seem to get turned around and have to cut with my left hand sometimes.. :lol:

    But hey it's all about learning right? Another lesson learned...even though I pressed my seams on the back, I need to turn over the panel and iron on the front. I two panels that had a little crease in them, so I'm sure it will be a tad off.

    But I got everything cut out, the strips put together, pressed, and then cut again. This evening I just have to piece them together.

    So when it says Wickedly Easy...it MEANS it!

    Also anyone know the price to have a Queen Size quilt machine quilted? I just want a ball park figure for reference. I plan on making quilts for family members, and depending on how much it would be to hire someone as opposed to me trying and failing....I can do a straight line...but idk...it makes me nervous! :)

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    Yes, just have fun! Sometimes, I'll make a "practice block" to see if I like the colors, and determine how difficult it will be. I like the challenge, but sometimes I might need to make a quilt PDQ. You might enjoy Marcia Hohn's site "Quilter's Cache" ...hundreds of blocks with very good instructions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miholmes
    Well I went out on a limb and DIDN'T use my Accuquilt Go!

    My first time rotary cutting, and went well, I still seem to get turned around and have to cut with my left hand sometimes.. :lol:

    But hey it's all about learning right? Another lesson learned...even though I pressed my seams on the back, I need to turn over the panel and iron on the front. I two panels that had a little crease in them, so I'm sure it will be a tad off.

    But I got everything cut out, the strips put together, pressed, and then cut again. This evening I just have to piece them together.

    So when it says Wickedly Easy...it MEANS it!

    Also anyone know the price to have a Queen Size quilt machine quilted? I just want a ball park figure for reference. I plan on making quilts for family members, and depending on how much it would be to hire someone as opposed to me trying and failing....I can do a straight line...but idk...it makes me nervous! :)
    Glad you are trying new things. I have fun cutting, and sewing, but I don't like doing the quilting. Can't hand quilt anymore, the hands just can't take it. So, I too will be looking to find a quilter.

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    Glad you are trying the rotary cutter. Now you can cut for any block pattern! There have been many discussions in here on machine quilting prices. Just go up to search and type it in, you will find something.
    P.S. I make lap sized quilts for family members and save the big ones for myself! Guess I'm just selfish that way.

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    Great job. It all a learning process.
    I have never sent a quilt out to be quilted, yet. I have done them all myself.
    Around my area it is expensive, around $200 or so for a queen.

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    I'm a beginner as well and can't afford to have them quilted. Plus I like to do everything myself. I learned how to do FMQ, mostly the meander pattern and that is really easy. Can't really mess it up because you just make up the 'pattern' as you go.

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    If you have a walking foot, and a serpentine stitch ( looks like a lazy S) you can use that to do a grid following some of the seam lines... The stitch meanders and it won't show if you are not perfectly straight with your stitching :D:D:D
    If you elongate it, and lengthen the stitch, it makes a nice stitch, that isn't stiff feeling either :wink:

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    Super Member LucyInTheSky's Avatar
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    Well where's the PICTURE?? Mmmmm???? I want to see!

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    That is one of the best sites. Oh by the way, I used to have a neighbor from Soddy Daisy. It's funny I remembered it after all these years.

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    maybe you will sew your next quilt whit "quilt as you go!
    Thats really easy and will save money.
    Check this:
    http://www.myvideo.de/watch/6564782/Patchwork
    http://www.myvideo.de/watch/6613005/Patchwork
    http://www.myvideo.de/watch/6612733/Patchwork

    She speaks German, but you can understand the technic only via looking.
    By the way: She gives only stage directions to her husband

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