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  1. Trip to the fabric Mecca

    by , 08-09-2013 at 04:13 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Tashana View Post
    On my itinerary today are the following places - Hamburg and Harrisburg for my husband, but more importantly, Lancaster, Intercourse, Bird-in-Hand, and Goodville for me. Did I mention that I really do not need any fabric? I am planning to hit the wonderful Central Market and the Quilt Museum in Lancaster, the Old Country Store in Intercourse, The Fabric Shack in Bird-in-Hand, and the famous fabric superstore in Goodville. I am too scared to take a husband and two kids to Obi's. Wish me luck since
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  2. I should be sleeping...

    by , 08-09-2013 at 12:02 AM
    It is 12:47 am and here I sit. I am past tired but have once again accidentally stumbled upon this site. It appears, I created an account last year in April, but never used it. (I think it got lost).

    I am working on a Raider's quilt, and maybe this site, blog, and the friends and family I will meet here, will be just what I need to get and stay on task.

    First order of business... go to bed. (after leaving hubby a note to wake me at 4am)

    Second order of business, ...
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  3. High Efficiency Washers

    by , 08-08-2013 at 06:40 PM (The New Year 2015)
    Quote Originally Posted by lildinks2013 View Post
    I have a bosch frontloading washingmachine that is only 3.5 yrs old. Been having problems with it recently. It wont spin in the rinse cycle. Book says is due to either not large enough load or a larger item got tangled with smaller items. I have rechecked thsi over andover and put in different loads resulting with the same problem. Anyone else have this experience and if so , how did you correct it?
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  4. Prairie Star:Free PP Templates

    by , 08-08-2013 at 01:43 PM
    As I mentioned in my last post, I have been getting quite a few requests for the paper piecing templates for the Prairie Star block. I am trying to make this blog post to include them. Hope it works. Hope you enjoy them. The PDF includes a coloring sheet and the templates (sample template and it's reverse). Together, they make 1/4 of the block, and are actual size
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  5. Prairie Star Quilt Block - Free Pattern: Requests coming in

    by , 08-08-2013 at 01:24 PM
    I posted this in reply a long while ago for someone interested in making a star sampler. I have had lots of requests in the past few weeks for the paper pieced templates. I drew the block in EQ7. I will make a separate, quick blog post tonight with the pp templates if I can get it to work so those of you interested in the block can use it.

    Original reply: "I have always loved the Prairie Star. (See below). It works great with paper piecing. You can also make a quilt in a "star ...
  6. Western quilt

    by , 08-08-2013 at 03:51 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by fallonquilter View Post
    Made this quilt for my daughters birthday.
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  7. Thanks to some ladies

    by , 08-06-2013 at 08:18 PM (The New Year 2015)
    Well today i had a wonderful surprise as i recieved a few packages in the mail from some ladies who have big hearts. I want to thank you all for your generosity and hopefully beable to return the favor some day. May God bless you all in every stitch you sew. With a grateful heart, I will use your gift wisely. One quilt on my wish list will be called a friendship quilt in memory of these kind ladies. Thanks again , you know who you are.
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  8. camping and sewing

    by , 08-06-2013 at 12:31 PM
    I am a new memeber to this blog. I noticed a discussion about taking sewing machines on a camping trip. I am going camping in a pop-up for 3 weeks. Would love to take my machine. Has anyone ever taken their machine in a pop-up? I noticed no one took it in a tent. My main concern is condensation. Of course when I am not using the machine, it will be in my pop-up. We are dry inside, but it is cool in the morning (Maine) and there is some general dampness. I am leaving this Friday Aug. 9, 2013. I ...
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  9. Long arm thread

    by , 08-05-2013 at 02:44 PM
    I'm new to this site so if you talked about this earlier; I'm sorry for the repeat. I recently purchased a Voyager and am confused about which cone thread I should purchase. Can anyone give me some advice and tell me about your experiences with cotton vs polyester. 2 ply 3 ply????
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  10. Dinkys corners, In the beginning- part 2 The sewing room

    by , 08-04-2013 at 10:05 AM (The New Year 2015)
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    This is my sewing room for now. This area is 12'7x 7'6. I also have my computor desk in here as well. In time, i'm sure i will upgrade a few things but for now this has to do. The coffee pot is just around the corner. lol
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