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  1. Chain and/or Big Box Store Pricing

    by , 08-19-2012 at 11:59 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by mimiof4 View Post
    We have two Walmarts within 20 miles of each other, the one is in a community that has a higher income base and it has higher prices than the other one.
    This is true at our local Target also. It can be especially troublesome when trying to get a refund on an item that was purchased on sale at a store in a more depressed area.
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  2. Scrappy Quilt show - Right Here!! :)

    by , 08-19-2012 at 06:40 AM
    These are some scrappy quilts that I have made lately and it seems like I get no place with the scraps.
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  3. finished Dear Jane blocks.................

    by , 08-18-2012 at 03:07 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by granny_59 View Post
    thought I would never get there!? I wont start with the triangles before the top is not sewn together - my least favorite part. It will give me (a lot of) time to think of the color choice for the triangles. Any suggestion very wellcome.
    I also consider to make the blank triangles with printed fabric instead of white. I somehow have the idea that this would "hold" the quit together and frame it better.

    AND OF COURSE I AM FISHING FOR COMPLIMENTS to get me going!
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  4. Boye # 13 Shuttle

    by , 08-18-2012 at 08:46 AM
    Looking for a Boye #13 shuttle to fit an old Minnesota A treadle. Anybody know where i can get one with long bobbins.
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  5. need help

    by , 08-18-2012 at 08:38 AM
    I downloaded a free pattern from Free Patterns.com, called Bright Star, Design by Ruth Swasey. I have cut these peices out several times and read and re-read instuctions one word at a time. I finally cut 2 1/2" squares for step 5, to use with I call little house, template D. now in Step 8, it tells u to sew the E triangles to two opposite sides of F square. Then (SET IN) the remaining A/B/C squares.. see Figure 7. Well this is where I am having all kinds of trouble. I can not get this ...
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  6. My Nephews First Quilt

    by , 08-17-2012 at 08:43 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by mcb1180 View Post
    When my sister told us just before Christmas that she was pregnant, I decided that I was going to make a baby blanket that the baby could come home from the hospital in and generally drag around all over the place. His/Her own Linus special. I started looking at fabric, and designs and basically making myself sick trying to come up with something special enough for my NeNew (my first and likely only niece or nephew). Though now I know she's having a boy. I finally decided to do a five block staggered
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  7. Dear Jane - Boy did I "F" one up!

    by , 08-17-2012 at 07:08 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    For those who have been so complimentary of my piecing, here's an "O crap!" Even with paper piecing here's the outcome. And the re-make is off in the center, but I'll live with it! Pressing seams open really helped.
    First is F1 which turned out fine and then F2 BTW on the F1 I trimmed off the seam allowance on obe side of the center octagon prior to appliqueing it! But with a little fray check along the raw edge it appliqued just fine! Phew!

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  8. Adding borders

    by , 08-17-2012 at 07:08 AM
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    Using the same sandwiching technique I used to make the squares, I cut my top borders to my finished size adding in the 1/4 inch seam allowance. I cut my batting at least half an inch larger then my top borders. I cut the back pieces almost the same size the my batting. I used spray basting adhesive. I lightly heat pressed the backing onto the batting first then I flipped over the unit and sprayed the batting with adhesive and then gently rolled my top
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  9. Orphan blocks

    by , 08-16-2012 at 10:42 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by labeelady View Post
    Do you have some quilt blocks that are "orphans" (not part of a quilt and you have only made one of them). I have three I made recently I thought you'd like to see.

    First is an Evening Star quilt block:

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    And finally, the cat block from quilting.about.com:

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    Do you have any "orphans"?
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  10. Joyful Celebration

    by , 08-16-2012 at 06:34 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy1 View Post
    My sister's birthday is next week. Several months ago I gave her several of my quilting books and asked her to mark quilts that she liked. Two of my favorite books are Material Obsession and Material Obsession2. From her choices I chose the one to make. She is also a person who loves purple. I have made her 4 quilts and all have purple as the main fabric. I chose a focus fabric and then picked fabrics to complement the colors. I had a wonderful time making this quilt and can't wait to give it to
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