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  1. Test #2

    by , 03-16-2015 at 11:56 AM
    Still trying
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  2. Testing ...

    by , 03-16-2015 at 11:53 AM
    Trying to resize photos from IPad
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  3. Fabric Outlet - What would YOU buy?

    by , 03-15-2015 at 05:40 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Girlfriend View Post
    If you buy Minky, remember that you really shouldn't seam it, so it's only useful for lap size quilts. Just buy enough for the length of the quilt you will be making, plus 8". I usually buy 88" when I don't have a specific quilt in mind.

    Flannel also makes a relatively inexpensive, good backing. I usually buy 8 yards, and shrink it first.

    Have fun! It looks like you are in fabric heaven.
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  4. Rites of Spring is finished!

    by , 03-15-2015 at 05:13 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by grammysharon View Post
    Several people asked me to post this quilt when it was finished. I finished sewing on the hanging sleeve yesterday so here are some pictures as requested! I wanted to show some close ups of the embellishments and maybe you can some of the wonderful quilting done by my LAer Cynthia Shaw. Thank you for looking.
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  5. Converting Embroidery Designs to Longarm formats

    by , 03-13-2015 at 01:43 AM
    I am looking for software that will convert embroidery format designs into longarm formats. I have found a couple that allow you to create designs into longarm formats but they are expensive and I already have two separate software packages that I use to create designs (that only export to embroidery machine formats, not longarm formats) - I'm looking for software that will take existing embroidery format designs and convert for export into longarm format.

    Anyone have experience with ...
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  6. pattern for meter bag

    by , 03-12-2015 at 05:53 PM (The Roaming Quilter)
    Materials 1 fat quarter (18 by 22)
    Batting scraps
    1 snap, 1 button
    Cut: 2 pieces (A) 6 1/2 by 15 This is the lining and backing ( or you can use 2 different fabrics)
    2 pieces (B) 4 by 6 pockets
    1 piece batting 6 by 15
    ..
    Turn and press of one long edge of each pocket (B). Topstitch close to edge.
    Place lining (A) vertically ...
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  7. Country Checkers....just getting started.

    by , 03-12-2015 at 10:55 AM
    Just getting started on a new scrappy quilt today.
    It's called "Country Checkers" from Quilters Cache.
    I'm not sure how big I will make it yet.
    Going to try to post a picture from my IPad, hope it works
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  8. Scrappy Quilt show - Right Here!! :)

    by , 03-10-2015 at 11:28 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn View Post
    Some of you were talking (Main) about liking (or not liking) scrappy quilts. And I thought we should have our own SHOW.

    If you have a scrappy quilt ~ controlled or not please share!

    Here are the ones that I have made over the years and have only put a very small dent in my scrap pile :roll:

    :mrgreen:
    Show us your scrappy

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  9. Janome Jem Gold Straight stitch length

    by , 03-10-2015 at 09:45 AM
    Have spoken with a couple dealers and searched the internet looking for an answer and no one can tell me! Looking to purchase a small machine for hauling to quilt retreat, cabin, etc. The Janome Jem Gold 660 looks like a good machine and the price is right. However, no one can tell me what the stitch length is when selecting the straight stitch. I normally select 2mm on my other machine. Can anyone solve this mystery for me? Their website says the max stitch length is 4.0 which is larger than ...
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  10. Using dryer sheets. Some blocks

    by , 03-10-2015 at 07:55 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter View Post
    I recently posted a question about using dryer sheets for making scrappy squares and got lots of answers, pro and con. I am posting a picture of what I have started and feel confident enough to continue. The blocks will be joined with a dark green sashing and scrappy cornerstones. Each block squared at6 inches. Enjoy looking.

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