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    Super Member DogHouseMom's Avatar
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    I almost always work outside my comfort zone. My collection of quilting books is more a collection of techniques than it is a book of patterns. I've tried most of them, but not all of them yet.

    I've not done circles yet.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    I love your fabrics and by the time you get finished with the top, you'll be a pro at curved piecing. It gets much easier with practice. I bought a long arm about a year ago, so most things I quilt are now out of my comfort zone. However, I like the challenge and am enjoying trying all kinds of different things from pantos to custom.

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    looks great.yes,I go outside my comfort zone every now and then-yours is beautiful so far.
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    That is going to be beautiful - it's gorgeous already - nice work outside your comfort zone (I'm still in mine...).

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    When I'm feeling piecing ambitious I cut and sew one block at a time. If it is a disaster I don't mind tossing one block in the trash.
    Got fabric?

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    Leah is AWESOME...she is the one who taught me how to FMQ and also she was the reason why I bought my 7700 sewing machine....no regrets!!! You will learn a lot from her!
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    I'm taking Leah Day's FMQ Craftsy class. That is definitely outside my comfort zone; but I am excited about what I am learning. Your Drunkard's Path looks lovely. I like your first block and the colors you selected. Best wishes as you work on it.

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    Well I am learning alot doing this...I also now am using my glue stick instead of pins!!! so much easier!
    this is all I have gotten done so far...this is not a quilt you can just zip up that is for sure...
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    Nope. Not wanting to get out of my comfort zone at all. I've found my style and colors I love and I am deeply happy in that rut! LOL

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    Love the fabrics!! You're doing great! Think how proud you will feel when its completed.
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    Starching twice is a wonderful thing when dealing with those type of curves and bias edges. That being said, I love what you are doing here. Keep up the good work carollaug. You are doing great!

    While learning to machine quilt, I am in a constant state of learning. I not only want to quilt, but to also stabilize and enhance my top's designs. It is something that takes patience, practice and skill. Something I am not good at (having patience) LOL... I suppose it is all a process that must eventually be learned if we want a lovely finished quilt that is. So far I have read four books on machine quilting and quilted about 40 quilts and smaller projects. I am still not where I want to be yet.
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