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  1. Dear Jane - The "I"s have it and some triangles

    by , 11-05-2012 at 09:28 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    I blush to post this after seeing the photos of the original quilt posted today! Here is the start of Row I - 1,2,3 & 4 and Right side triangles 3 & 4. Decided I could combine my pictures like Gladys does!
    Thanks for looking!

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  2. Hexagon Block Tutorial

  3. Help Tin Lizzie owners------

    by , 11-04-2012 at 02:48 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby the Quilter View Post
    I'm so frustrated I'm quilting a quilt and for the first half of the quilt everything went fine. Put a new spool of thread on for the top and now the thread breaks after one or two stitches. I have tried everything I can think of. I have loosened the tension, checked the bobbin, cleaned lint. The thread comes off the tension knob really tight even when I loosen it.
    Any ideas? It is interesting that nearly all of the problems with long arm machines are Tin Lizzie. I hope to finish this
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  4. Venetian Dream Quilt Top

    by , 11-04-2012 at 08:31 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by kbishburg View Post
    This quilt is absolutely perfect - I have been looking for a pattern with largish squares for a pink and brown print quilt. I got the attached pink fabric as a 17 yard (yes 17) lot for something like $15. I would use the pink for the big squares and the backing. Can you tell me where to get the pattern or the dimension of your squares. Thanks!
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  5. Autumn Leaves Done!!

    by , 11-04-2012 at 06:52 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingHaven View Post
    I finished her up this morning. I got the fabric in North Carolina when we were traveling in April. I think it looks really good. Designed it, cut it and pieced it. I had a LA do the quilting with leaves pattern and completed the binding by hand this week.
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  6. Super super easy tissue holder

    by , 11-04-2012 at 06:49 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by feffertim View Post
    You can make these in 5 minutes, or less if you chain piece. Great way to use up your scraps.

    cut main fabric 6 1/2 x 5 1/2, lining 7 1/2 x 5 1/2
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    you need two pieces of fabric, one main piece and one for the lining
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    sew 1/4 inch seam along both ends of the 5 1/2 sides, right sides together
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    turn right sides out and press so that
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  7. Bargello twisted

    by , 11-04-2012 at 06:39 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by gcathie View Post
    ready to quilt
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  8. Do you have good tips for making the backing of your quilt?

    by , 11-03-2012 at 04:41 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by captlynhall View Post
    I always choose a fabric that will coordinate somehow with the pieced front, so that my quilts are really two sided. I also make three panels on the back, with the outside two smaller than the middle so that folding won't stress the seams. But I would love to find really nice backing fabrics in one piece. It is so hard for me to handle big pieces of fabric and have to sew long seams. I will check out some of the suggested places to find wide fabrics. Thanks for the information.
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  9. Christmas Wall hanging

    by , 11-03-2012 at 01:50 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by mtngrl View Post
    Paper Pieced, Beaded and machine quilted. A fun project.
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  10. Random thoughts

    by , 11-03-2012 at 08:10 AM
    I just returned home from quilt club this morning - we had a theme "something always on the table for Thanksgiving" and were to bring an item for show and tell; I brought grandma's hardanger table topper that sits on a solid tablecloth that way design is easier to see - I also brought along my gravy ladle as it is the one thing that always makes it to the thanksgiving table. Many girls brougt knick knacks that they set out - we don't do a lot of that any more.

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