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  1. lesson learned

    by , 01-25-2013 at 05:31 AM
    I bought ( about 6 months ago) and just put them away 2--30pc of 4x4 bundles cute frogs on ebay next time I'm going to ask die or hand cut. I'm so made not one is 4x4 now I have to cut down to 3 1/2or 3 3/4


    thanks for listening grammey1956
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  2. Quick Machine Binding with Flange

    by , 01-24-2013 at 09:50 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by charismah View Post
    A lady came in and taught this to use a few months back at a long arm quilters meeting and I thought I would share. I am one of those people who do hand binding but when you are in a hurry and you need binding done fast..this is the way!

    You will need two different colors for the binding strips
    You cut the outer edge 1 3/8 you cut the flange peice 1 5/8 (inches)

    Then sew them just like you would normal binding in one long strip ( short side ...to short side right
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  3. Ricky Timms One Seam Flying Geese

    by , 01-23-2013 at 12:59 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by kristakz View Post
    I've never done this, but I found this link. http://www.docstoc.com/docs/30766345...e---Ricky-Tims Reading it, I believe the measurements are like this:

    Cut your 2 squares the height of your finished block plus 1/2 " - so, 2 1/4" in your case. Cut the rectangle the finished width plus 1/2" - so 4" in your case.
    So you need to cut two 2 1/4" squares of your background colour, and one 2 1/4 x 4" rectangle of your goose colour.
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  4. Taking the stress out of Longarm tension

    by , 01-23-2013 at 11:09 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Dollyo View Post
    This was posted on one of my yahoo frame quilting groups. They have since put the link in their files.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1mRhcquZTM


    It answered some questions for me and I've watched & read alot about longarm tension.


    DollyO
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  5. Just had to share

    by , 01-22-2013 at 04:55 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by LoisM View Post
    Just had to share this adorable graphic I came across yesterday. Doesn't it just make you smile?

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  6. Do You FMQ Feathers? HELP!

    by , 01-22-2013 at 07:52 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    I need to learn how to quilt feathers for the current quilt I am quilting. I watched all the videos and thought I was ready... but my first practice piece (below, in brown) turned out HORRIBLE. If you are fairly decent at quilting feathers (FMQ, freehand, not with a longarm pattern) would you PLEASE post pics of your feather quilting here? I need some inspiration! And apparently, lots more practice.
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  7. Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star template

    by , 01-22-2013 at 07:48 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by MarLeClair View Post
    I don't know about the demo you saw, but I have Deb Tucker's Lemoyne Star ruler. I love it. I made perfect 3" stars up to 12" stars. After I took a class I went home and made the wall hanging. I only wish she would come out with some other patterns that you could use the same ruler with.
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  8. Determined To Finish!

    by , 01-20-2013 at 05:03 PM
    I have recently pulled my Cathedral Window back out. Life happens and other projects took over my time. My goal is to finish this before I allow myself to start another project. Having a "Fold/Iron" marathon until all needed to finish is complete, then I will go from there. With this concept, I am hoping it will feel like I am moving faster, lol. Is there anyone else working on a CW at the moment?
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  9. Climax Kate's Fate

    by , 01-20-2013 at 10:51 AM
    Kate makes a beautiful stitch and is extremely easy to treadle. But, Lordy is she noisy!! When compared to a National VS and early White VS, the shuttle is a rattle trap. As a result, I am not sewing with it anymore.
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  10. questions about these singers

    by , 01-20-2013 at 09:39 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Neighmond View Post
    The two lower ones are Singer 20. It's an introductory sewing machine geared towards girls. Makes a chain stitch and is pretty simple, gets them ready to graduate to the regular machine. The left one has a motor, the right one is hand operated. I think that top one looks like an old Wilcox and Gibbs, but I never worked on them when I was in the shop-they were just too far and few for me.
    Thanks, I thought the top one was a W & G but have never seen one with a motor.
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