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  1. Need help figuring out this quilt

    by , 01-10-2013 at 05:21 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by tucsonquilter View Post
    I saved the picture of this quilt from the QB a while ago. I want to make one for my new granddaughter but cant figure it out. I want it large enough for a crib quilt which I believe should be 50" by 53". It is making my head hurt. Do you think the strips are cut 2.5" or 3"?

    If the person who made this quilt has the name of the pattern that would be great.
    Thank you so much for your help.
    Pat
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  2. windows 8 conversion/ unzip embroidery files.

    by , 01-09-2013 at 07:49 PM
    Recently purchased new computer with windows 8. Does anyone have information on how to unzip embroidery files? Would appreciate any ideas or help.
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  3. Sorting the Scraps

    by , 01-09-2013 at 10:30 AM
    After discussion with my quilt swap partner, I have finally come up with a plan to sort those scraps. I know, there is so much info and plan strategies, but it finally rang a bell in my mind. I used my Christmas money at Joanns and bought some clearn bings to put my threads in that are in individual tubs, this way there is more room and can I can have them in the same place instead of four different containers. I will use the other containers to put my scraps and fabrics in. I think the scraps ...
  4. Favorite Sloppy Joe Recipe

    by , 01-09-2013 at 06:37 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter View Post
    Looking for a quick sloppy joe recipe. There are hundred's out there, but I don't have the time to try them all. What's your favorite sloppy joe recipe?
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  5. Stunning Quilts

    by , 01-09-2013 at 06:07 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL View Post
    We have so many members ask about patterns for a quilt that is stunning in its appearance and then usually there is another qualifier such as quick or no curves or no 60 degree triangles or something else or not modern or not traditional. Would those of you who have made many quilts post the picture of the one most stunning quilt you've made with a description of how long it took to sew, how difficult it was to make, etc. I think a category of our best, stunning quilts would be quite helpful and
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  6. Tissue case with a button

    by , 01-08-2013 at 05:15 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by ScrapQuilter View Post
    here is what you are looking for www.tishastamps.com then go down to projects and look for little tissue cover.
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  7. Tutorial for night and day block

    by , 01-08-2013 at 05:12 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by javin22 View Post
    It was requested of me in the Scrap swap thread to make a tutorial for this block. I posted it there, but thought I would post here as well. It is 6 1/2" block, so cute and great for scraps or leftovers. I just hurried and did this so you could have instructions, so don't look to close at my work, my points are a mess.
    All seams are 1/4 " You need a strip 1 1/4" by the width of fabric of 2 colors. Or if you have scraps you can cut those into 1 1/4 inch strips.
    Sew the
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  8. Niagara region quilters out there?

    by , 01-08-2013 at 11:55 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by AllTheLovely View Post
    Hello,
    I live in the Niagara region of Ontario. I'm wondering, for anyone else who lives in this area or surrounding areas, where do you go to buy your fabric? I know about FabricLand, Lens Mill, Bee in NOTL is wonderful for designer prints and cute stuff, but am I missing out on a hidden jewel out there? A shop that carries designer prints (Kate Spain, Tula Pink, Michael Miller, etc), at prices that aren't ridiculous?

    I usually order thru Etsy, because once I've factored
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  9. Bom

    by , 01-07-2013 at 03:24 PM
    I am looking for a block of the month where they send you the pattern and the materials you would need each month. Does anyone know any web sites I can go to. Thanks for your help
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  10. Why is my sewing machine not stitching???

    by , 01-07-2013 at 04:49 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Sewing machine not stitching
    Does it need a new needle? That is usually the quickest/easiest/cheapest fix.
    Change the needle... some times we hit pins or sometimes people pull the material through the machine and the needle bends. Sometimes needles get dull? When was the last time it was changed?

    Look at your upper thread. Is it catching on the little notch on the spool?
    Turn it over and see if that helps...

    Some times the wrong thread can be a problem.
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