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  1. Whole quilt basted with Elmer's school glue

    by , 09-19-2012 at 12:04 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Tashana View Post
    In the past I basted smaller pieces with Elmes's school glue and it was great. Tonight I basted the entire 80x60 quilt with it. Everything went smoothly (knock on wood) and I am going to leave it to dry overnight. It will be ready for quilting tomorrow. I hope it holds well. I will post my results. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
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  2. Almost ready!

    by , 09-19-2012 at 05:01 AM (Applique in Blogosphere)
    Lost power when the storms blew through, but up and going again. Have more pieces traced and more of them cut out and bagged. Ran out looking for freezer paper for the larger pieces and finally found some at the third grocery store I went to. WalMart didn't have any which surprised me. Also picked up more gallon baggies for my pieces. The freezer paper will be traced with the large pieces, trimmed and ironed onto the fabric. Then I cut out the pieces and add a thin line of glue around the edge before ...
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  3. Hidden Picture

    by , 09-19-2012 at 03:49 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian View Post
    Am I the only one who sees another pattern in this fabric? It's supposed to be pansies, but I see something else. Anybody else? Hint: The black dots are eyes.

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    There are so many things- in addition to those mentioned I saw
    a teddy bear and a doll.
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  4. tie dyed fabric

    by , 09-18-2012 at 05:33 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by vlhodges View Post
    My daughter brought me some tie dyed fabric that her friend made. She wants a quilt for the friend. I want to use it to its best advantage and I have not come up with an idea that I really like. HELP!!!!!!!
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  5. Prep Work

    by , 09-18-2012 at 05:25 AM (Applique in Blogosphere)
    Quote Originally Posted by applique View Post
    Off to the quilt shop this morning. It ate up about three hours and $200, but I really need to replenish my 1895 batiks. Spent the afternoon tracing flowers and veggies. I did two sets of the flowers for two different quilts. Then trimmed around the fusible pieces so I don't gum up too much extra fabric when I fuse them down. I have snapdragons, hollyhocks, sunflowers, cosmos, 3 kinds of peppers, carrots, beans, tomatoes etc. Now to trace the larger pieces and get them ready to fuse.The prep work
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  6. bernina 820

    by , 09-18-2012 at 04:48 AM
    I have a new bernina 820. What kind of carrier has anyone used successfully. The shop recommends a tutto (?) XL bag.
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  7. Dear Jane - Left 8 triangle & 2 Row G's done!

    by , 09-17-2012 at 10:46 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    Lots of melon seeds to practice on for left triangle 8! The picture of the original by Jane is missing from the book so I scanned & enlarged it from the cover of the book. I noticed immediately that the center "square U" is narrower at the top of it and the "legs" are wider, so that's how I did it.

    Love the fabric I had for G1 - been looking for a place to use it! Was happy to use the multiple HST's method (8) to do G2. Nice to do a strictly piecing block!
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  8. Monday Hello

    by , 09-17-2012 at 07:41 AM (More quilting)
    Hello again
    Have been working on my quilt and thought i would say hi and down a nice cup of coffee and a slice of home made plum cake that i made with fresh plums from the garden.
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  9. Singer 1949 model 15

    by , 09-16-2012 at 04:36 PM
    Good evening....how can I tell if I have model 15-88 or other? Mine has the serial # beginning in AJ so I know it is 1948 to 1950. My bobbin tension regulator is on the side, not the front. I need bobbins and want the get the right ones. Any help please???
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  10. First Step

    by , 09-16-2012 at 03:38 PM (Applique in Blogosphere)
    Today I was able to prep the enlarged patterns, trimming them and joining pieces so they are ready to trace onto the fusible. I traced snapdragons. squash, peppers, tomatoes and carrots. They are now ready to fuse to the batik fabrics! Tomorrow I have a trip planned to Fabric Corner to raid the 1895 batiks.
    I also have some sailboats traced and ready to fuse for another project and need dark and light blues for them. This is a possible entry into a book being written by a friend. My quilt ...
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