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Thread: Civil War Block swap - One, Two Three

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    Super Member Deb watkins's Avatar
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    I have found when using blocks from Quilterscache, that you absolutely MUST do the dreaded scant 1/4 inch. It simply means moving your needle a few stitches to the right. My Janome has a default setting of 3.5. I move my needle to 4.2. Snaggged another one! MissFay is on board as well. Plenty of time to sign up (till Sept 9) and blocks are not due till Oct 20. Even if you only make one block at a time - you still have over two months to finish 12 blocks.

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    Frustrated, I love both of your blocks!! Yes, it's maddening to come up a tiny bit short. I work with them if it's for me, but really want my swap blocks to be on target! You are right about making one and getting a feel for how it sews up before doing them all.
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    Great colors in your blocks, Frustrated. Hope I get at least one of them!
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    Island is having trouble with the blocks coming out to unfinished 12.5. I can't stress enough that with QC blocks, you have to move your needle to the right for the scant 1/4 seam. And depending on your machine - it may be a bit more than scant. Even though I use the 1/4 foot, I use the metal edge more for fabric guide, and move the needle. I hate to see you bugger up good fabric - try on some 'scrap' ...... it will be worth the effort....your blocks will come out right every time when you get the setting right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Great colors in your blocks, Frustrated. Hope I get at least one of them!
    I think that when I see all the blocks and end up making more than one set hoping to get the variety.
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    Making more than one set is a good way to ensure a real mix of the blocks......not that I an an enabler or nothing like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins View Post
    Making more than one set is a good way to ensure a real mix of the blocks......not that I an an enabler or nothing like that!
    Ya... You know me though. I jump right in and sew sew sew.
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    So then we can make two sets, and SheriR is the first to go so far and do that? Am I reading this right? You are already done with your first set SheriR, and they thought I was OCD.
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    Trust me quiltermomma you are OCD in good way. LOL



    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    So then we can make two sets, and SheriR is the first to go so far and do that? Am I reading this right? You are already done with your first set SheriR, and they thought I was OCD.
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    Oh bother I am found out.
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