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Thread: Strip Quilt Full of Problems But Done at Last

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    Strip Quilt Full of Problems But Done at Last

    It seems like months ago that I asked for help with a strip quilt I started and regretted the method almost at once. I had a gigantic bin of strips that I got at a tag sale at the home of a fabric designer. I just started sewing them together without a foundation. Big mistake. Once I finally had some squares together, I started to quilt and my machine promptly died. The intention was a fast throw to protect new furniture from my furbabes. Well, months later the thing was draped over my banister and I just wanted it DONE. I cheated and serged the edge. This was a learning curve and I will tell you that I learned a lot about what NOT to do! As for keeping the furbabes off the furniture, well, as you'll see, that didn't work out too well. *sigh*
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    Sorry you had so much trouble, I like the quilt.
    When life gives you scraps, make a quilt.

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    Very pretty.

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    Beautiful! Puppy loves it too
    “The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.” Sam Levenson

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    I like the quilt also and had to laugh at your cutie who knows where to find warmth filled with love!
    Helen T.

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    Love the quilt.. I sure wish you would give me a hint when there is a fabric tag sale on our island.. You can't possibly buy all that they are selling..
    Is the furbaby a puggle?
    Barri

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    I like the colors and design. Don't be too hard on yourself. Blessings.
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    It looks good. I made the same error in omitting the foundation, if that is any consolation to you. Yes, we sew things without foundations all the time, but they are a major help in any form of string piecing or other crumb quilt. I think it is faster with them too because you know how close to finsihed you are without measuring.

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    Looks very nice, sorry you had problems.

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    It turned out really nice!

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