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  1. Build a quilt around a central character you design

    by , 01-26-2013 at 09:16 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    Yes, Franky's top is complete in time to hang for Halloween 2012. Quit grinning QuiltE. It is wider than 44" so I have a few ideas for the quilt backing, all of which will take a little time.

    Franky's border is a continuation of the burgundy spider sashing fabric and the outer border is black fabric with gold spider webs. Still, no spider web fabric has been used twice.
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  2. Year of cleanup

    by , 01-26-2013 at 12:31 PM
    Over the last year I have cleaned up my sewing room, finished 5 quilts, and 2 tops, gave away fabric and started a quilting group for those in need. I can now see the floor and every tub is labeled as well as organized patterns in 3 ring binders. It was a lot of work and I didn't think I would get it done but it was worth it.
    Betty
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  3. Log Cabin Quilts

    by , 01-26-2013 at 11:28 AM
    I have a pattern that's a diamond shape log cabin star quilt. I was doing the pattern but my diamonds are coming out way different in sizes. Can anyone help me?
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  4. Just Finished "Ten Little Things" quilt (boy)

    by , 01-25-2013 at 08:17 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    This was a fun one to make. I got carried away with the quilting-- usually don't put this much quilting on my quilts. I have a great new Juki 2010Q and the FMQ is a pleasure! I had some fun with the back, too.
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  5. Quilting Tables

    by , 01-25-2013 at 08:16 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by EllieGirl View Post
    I have seen tutorials where the person has a machine that sits flush with the table. Then when you FMQ the quilt is spread out flat, not hanging off the sides. Where can you get those tables?
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  6. Cutting Machines

    by , 01-25-2013 at 05:28 PM
    Has anyone used the Sizzix big Shot or Big Kick for cutting fabric. Both machines are supposed to take templates from other machines and do the job with fabric. Would I be better off with the AquQuilt Machine which is more expensive or will the Sizzix's do the job. I would appreciate comments from people who have had experiences with the machines. Thank you.
  7. Dresdan Plate

    by , 01-25-2013 at 10:18 AM
    Hi Just wondering if someone could give me a good idea of a long arm quilting design that would look good on a Dresdan plate quilt top? Thanks so much
    Abigailgrace
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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