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Thread: Here's my V-day Placemat . . .

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    for my mom's friend. I thought I'd like it more than I do, I just don't know why. The fabrics (the paisley and backing) are the new M'Liss fabrics from Jo-anns.

    It's the first time I've quilted in a line like that (on the paisley part). I usually echo quilt. I had to mark it because my 'bar' wouldn't work with my even-feed foot :( :(

    Question: when you start and stop the row, do you use the locking stitch or cut and pull the ends back through? I wasn't sure so I used the locking stitch.

    Is it worthy of giving? (I've pieced the second one.)





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    it is definately worth giving..I like it very much, you did a wonderful job, I'm sure she will love it.

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    Looks good to me. I think it is worth giving!!

    As for the starting and stopping. this is what I do.......to start, I pull the bobbing thread up through the fabric. While holding both top and bottom threads, I hand turn my needle two or three times in the same hole. That should lock in the beginning stitch........when I stop, I do the same thing in the last stitch, hand turn the needle a couple times in the same hole.....then clip......

    Thats how I do it and I haven't had problems with stitches coming out.

    Barb

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    It sure is worth giving, very nice! :) I like it , good job. :)

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    Your placemat is just perfect for valentine's day. I am sure that who ever you give it to, will LOVE it.

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    If someone gave me that as a gift I'd be one happy bunny!!

    Karen :D

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    I think the placemat is very nicely done and will make a wonderful gift. Your mom's friend will be touched by your effort!

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    I like them... Personally I think they would be a great gift..

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    Oh, I love it. I am going to have to get started on mine. You did a terrific job.
    Mary

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    I love it! The fabrics make me drool! :D Cute pattern too!

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