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  1. Preparing you Sashing Strips.

    by , 08-03-2012 at 10:39 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    So at this point my twelve blocks are all quilted and squared up to the exact same size.


    SEW Let's get started.

    For this method with the understanding you are using all 1/4" seams. Your TOP sashing strip will be 1 inch wide and the length will be the same as your block length.

    EXAMPLE: Ssnare is using 9 inch top blocks. Now as long as no wonkiness happened along the way that required her to trim her blocks under the 9 X 9 squares; the width
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  2. Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

    by , 08-03-2012 at 10:36 AM
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    Quilting the Block

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    I decided to use a Cross-Hatching design on my DP9. I used a walker foot for this project because the walker foot is great for quilting long straight lines and geometrical angles. I have also used the walker foot for Echo quilting and making wavy lines. The walker foot is a machine guided attachment with the feed dogs always up to my knowledge. If your design requires more free motion quilting then you will most likely want
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  3. Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

    by , 08-03-2012 at 10:33 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    Quilting the individual blocks, This next step can be considered an extra TIP step. I found this suggested in several different blogs, you tube tutorials, and it is also mentioned in the Craftsy.com quilting class. Quilting Big Quilts on a Small Machine. http://www.craftsy.com/class/Quiltin...all-Machine/51

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    To help me decide what type of design I want to quilt onto my block. I use a 20 x 20 piece of clear Vinyl laid over the
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  4. Toile embroidered blocks

    by , 08-03-2012 at 10:23 AM
    I made 20 of these today. I'm going to use them as the center blocks of a pineapple quilt for me.
    They were fun to do.
    Now, I must get started on cutting pieces for the rest of the quilt. I'm going to use a Kansas Troubles jelly roll.
    Hope to get all the pieces cut over the weekend.
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  5. Looking for Info on a Manhattan Treadle Sewing Machine...

    by , 08-03-2012 at 09:36 AM
    My boss has asked me to do some research and find out some information on an old Manhattan sewing machine she has in a treadle sewing cabinet. It looks just like the one pictured here: http://howdyblogs.blogspot.com/2009/...her-stash.html

    She is looking to sell hers, but I can't seem to find much information on this particular machine. Any information would be gratefully appreciated!
  6. I am downsizing

    by , 08-03-2012 at 08:27 AM
    Yesterday,I was reading about one of our members that is moving and is trying to downsize.
    After reading all those that responded saying that downsizing was the best thing that ever happened to them, I went right to my sewing room and started cleaning.

    I threw out lots of things, had 3 bags for charity, took pics of items and listed them on our local buy and sell.
    I dusted and cleaned as I went.
    I put aside a LOT of smaller fabric pieces to be cut into squares/rectangles ...
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  7. Middle of quilt puckers after putting on borders which lay flat

    by , 08-02-2012 at 03:33 PM
    I am doing a log cabin pattern (which is suppose to be forgiving) and I have added the borders and they all lay flat but the middle but some of my blocks pucker - what do I do??? Thanks
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  8. Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

    by , 08-02-2012 at 08:59 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    Quilting the individual blocks, This next step can be considered an extra TIP step. I found this suggested in several different blogs, you tube tutorials, and it is also mentioned in the Craftsy.com quilting class. Quilting Big Quilts on a Small Machine. http://www.craftsy.com/class/Quiltin...all-Machine/51

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    To help me decide what type of design I want to quilt onto my block. I use a 20 x 20 piece of clear Vinyl laid over the
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  9. It's way past dawn and still no sleep

    by , 08-02-2012 at 02:18 AM
    I decided to go across to the Studio - skunk or no skunk - and I spent several hours getting my Rami Kim bag to the beading and quilting stage. Last weekend she said her six- hour class should really have been two days but even then I can't see how we could have finished the project. It took me a day to smock a piece of fabric less than 1/4 the area of the back of the bag and then there were pleats and tucks and fabric origami. Now I have to sew tiny beads at all the intersections of the tucks and ...

    Updated 08-02-2012 at 10:01 AM by Suzan88

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  10. Can't sleep

    by , 08-01-2012 at 09:57 PM
    Well it's 1.44am here in Maine and I've given up trying to sleep. I keep seeing quilt pattern possibilities in my mind and I want to go across to my studio but my DH would have a fit if he wakes up and can't find me in the house.
    I'm not scared of crossing the yard in the dark - there's rarely a moose or deer and I haven't seen a raccoon for months. There is, though, a skunk living under the shed and I'd hate to bump into that in the dark when I can't see clearly and it can. It seems to me ...

    Updated 08-01-2012 at 10:02 PM by Suzan88

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