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Thread: Thank Sally Collins for this one, and

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    Super Member SueSew's Avatar
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    MTS who suggested her piecing book for the "accuracy-challenged".
    On this my 4th project, the piecing kept coming out squared and flat, which was a huge shock to my system!! I kept double checking with different rulers! there were NO wonkies, no cutting down the 12 1/2" 9-patch blocks because they all blocked nicely to 12 1/2", no wobbly strip cuts on the sash, I can't believe it! If quilting is a journey, then I may have got my bags packed, filled the tank and changed the oil. :)

    Thanks much to all the quilters on this great board - your helpful and inspirational posts, patience, encouragement, and positivity have kept me going!

    :) :)
    NOTE I am picturing this now because who knows what it will look like after I quilt, bind and post-wash it LOL

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    Very cute!

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    well if you don't stop dancing around the room you'll never get it finished!
    congratulations!!!! don't it feel good when it works :thumbup:

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    Congrads on your good work! Just don't dislocate your shoulder while patting yourself on your back. ;-)

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    Wonderful job! Happy dance!

    You refer to a book by MTS for the accuracy challenged. Can you point me to the way to find it? It sure did the job for you!

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    LOL!! The book is not by me. I just recommended it to Sue. ;-)

    It's called The Art of Machine Piecing by Sally Collins.
    http://www.amazon.com/Art-Machine-Pi...508666&sr=8-1/
    She really deconstructs the whole process, each and every step. Even though she works on a small scale, her explanations of how and why things go wrong are relative to whatever size block you're working on.
    It's not a quilt police thing at all. And I always say this - you don't have to even follow her each of her methods. But when something goes wrong or is a bit off on your next project, at least now you'll know why. And how to deal with it.

    It really should be the FIRST book a newbie buys, instead of a book with easy quilts and generic instructions.

    And I have, on occasion, seen it in the racks at Joann's.


    @Sue -
    Wow, that quilt top is seriously FLAT and SQUARE. I'm so glad the book was helpful to you.

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    nice job!

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    Adorable!

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    Very nice . I'm gonna track that book down!

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    Cute! You did a great job on it!

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