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  1. Paper piecing question - fabric waster?

    by , 05-29-2013 at 03:57 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Puttergeo View Post
    I have finally figured out how to paper piece, and did a few blocks that came out pretty well. However, I seem to waste quite a bit of fabric, because if I don't cut each piece bigger than it needs to be I end up with edges not covering. Do you have hints on how to limit the waste or is this just one of the things you accept about this? Any other advice about paper piecing welcome!
    Thanks.
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  2. Paper piecing question - fabric waster?

    by , 05-29-2013 at 03:56 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Puttergeo View Post
    I have finally figured out how to paper piece, and did a few blocks that came out pretty well. However, I seem to waste quite a bit of fabric, because if I don't cut each piece bigger than it needs to be I end up with edges not covering. Do you have hints on how to limit the waste or is this just one of the things you accept about this? Any other advice about paper piecing welcome!
    Thanks.
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  3. My hexagon mini "art' work journey.

    by , 05-28-2013 at 02:24 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Recurver View Post
    Hi there,

    Two weeks ago my mother an I went to a workshop to make a hexagon flower ring. We went to the workshop with the idea it was on de sewing machine. I was shocked. I have never did any hand sewing. But we went anyway.

    The morning went by and I put some hexagons together. My mother learned me quick how to sew by hand.
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  4. Pricing on alterations

    by , 05-27-2013 at 09:58 PM
    Ladies I am new to the site and would like to ask a question. I do alterations for people in my community. I have a home based business. I have an order to take some name tags (3) off a set of scrubs, shorten the pants, take 2 pockets out from behind the outer pockets, add a piece of material to the hem of the sleeve and to the V in the top. My question is how much should I charge? I usually charge $5.00 for hems. Any help is appreciated.
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  5. crazy cats

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    , 05-26-2013 at 07:43 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by alikigirl View Post
    This is from a pattern by Buggy Barn, where you stack the fat quarters, and then slice according to the pattern, the shuffle the fabrics, and sew back together. The eyes are buttons, and the whiskers are baby ric-rac.
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  6. My First Quilt

    by , 05-26-2013 at 01:34 PM
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    This was my first quilt I made. It is a Tradewinds pattern and made out of strips. This quilt was given to my Mother who really enjoys it.

    Updated 05-26-2013 at 01:50 PM by Crooked Toe Quilter

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  7. Quasi-Crazy Quilt from Vintage Scraps and Embroidery

    by , 05-26-2013 at 05:20 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Daylesewblessed View Post
    Last summer I made a few blocks for this quilt and posted them on the board. Many months later the quilt is now finished.

    It is a QAYG quilt set on point, and the blocks are made from embroidery pieces, such as old pillowcases and dresser scarves. I used the sew and flip technique with vintage fabric scraps (most are authentic, some are reproductions, some are unknown).

    This quilt will be donated to the Red Willow Bible Camp quilt auction fundraiser.
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  8. Purple Heart

    by , 05-24-2013 at 04:44 PM
    I have a whole new appreciation for Memorial Day. My adopted son, Louis, was an Army Ranger in the 82nd Airborne. He served in the jungles of Panama, Granada, Columbia, and Iraq. His career was cut short due to a bullet in his kneecap. My nephew too, was deployed. He served a year for the Army in Bosnia. So...for me, Memorial Day is no longer "just" a Holiday.

    I would like to thank all who make quilts for these projects and organizations: Quilts of Valor, Wounded Warrior ...
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  9. Terracotta Bricks for a Builder

    by , 05-24-2013 at 01:38 PM
    I’m pretty sure this is one my mother made although I can see it was made of a pooled collection of scraps because some of them are from my stash. The block pattern was a block of the month challenge which I think I might have set for our quilting group. As I recognise all the fabrics in the quilt as a collection of “yours and mine” this must have been a joint effort for mum and me rather than of the group as a whole.
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  10. Hoop sleeve for hand quilting near the edge

    by , 05-24-2013 at 06:04 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Daffy Daphne View Post
    Use a piece of pre-quilted fabric (bought or make your own), so that the part of the sleeve caught in the hoop is approximately the same thickness as your projects.

    To make a pattern, trace the outside of the inner hoop on a piece of paper, approximately 1/3 the way around. Draw a straight line from one edge of the curve to the other. Add 1/4" to the curved edge. Cut two pieces of pre-quilted fabric by this pattern.

    Measure the depth of the hoop (usually around
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