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  1. Today

    by , 06-16-2012 at 06:20 PM
    Today I went to a Quilt class. It's called Beginner Quilter Club at A Touch of Amish store. It was good, I liked it and learned a few things. The best thing about the class was it was FREE. Yep you hear me right FREE and they offer it once a month!! I can't beat that. It's like a BOM type deal. Oh you don't have to bring anything but the BOM from the previous month! And on top of that,,,, you don't make you buy their fabric either!! I am in love with it!!



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  2. 16 patch block

    by , 06-16-2012 at 04:18 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
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    Hi! I am making 16 patch blocks and cant figure out if I should press the 4 row seams to one direction or use the twirly thing trick which opens up the seams a little more. Help!
    What I've been doing is treat each individual block as always-----iron to the dark. When I sew the 4 blocks together, I number my rows, then iron each uneven row to the left and even rows to the right. When I connect those rows, i don't end up with a lot of fabric in any seam.

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  3. bad binding

    by , 06-15-2012 at 12:38 PM
    This is my first time so please bare with me. I have two questions. First one is when you tie instead of quilting what is it called. Second is when I am binding I don't want to call it a quilt because I am tying it when I'm almost done the binding starts twisting how can I prevent this from happening any suggestion will help and will be appreciated. I have not tried quilting yet. But I do make the whole blanket well lap tops tie them with batting then I donate them to the cancer hospital for children. ...
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  4. Help! Beginner Quilter....

    by , 06-15-2012 at 08:59 AM
    I was told for my first quilt to make would be the "Log Cabin". Does anyone know where I can download a free pattern that will explain how to and how much material I will need? I appreciate your help. Excited to get started. Any other advice or easy pattern suggestions appreciated. Thank you!!!
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  5. Little quilting shop around the corner

    by , 06-15-2012 at 08:26 AM
    I am finally going to embark on my life long dream of opening my own shop. However, i know that times are trying. I hear it every day where i work. What i am looking for or hoping to get from here is words of wisdom from those on here who have had or still do have their own quilting shop. I have located all the LQS(2) as well as the Joann's (1) and Hancocks (2) in the area. I have been writing the business plan and proposal for the last three years in all my business classes. the town is a ...
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  6. system of numbering quilt blocks

    by , 06-15-2012 at 05:52 AM
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  7. Janome 1600P what so you think?

    by , 06-14-2012 at 01:18 PM
    Hello Everyone. I have been reading the blogs for months now, this is my first post. I am thinking of buying a Janome 1600P with a Grace Pinnacle 10' Frame. Does anyone have any experience with one. What should I be looking for, what should I stay away from. Is it better to buy from a dealer? The one I am thinking about is used and a private owner is selling it.
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  8. Anyone close to Indy??

    by , 06-14-2012 at 11:27 AM
    I would like to join a quilt group that sews once a week, or if anyone wants another sewer in your group I would like to join. If you know of any please let me know.
    Thanks,
    Sherri
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  9. Free Motion Quilting Questions

    by , 06-14-2012 at 04:07 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by lfstamper View Post
    Check out leah day. She tells u everything abt fmq. You need gloves and glider for sure. A glass of wine is a big help too...lol.
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  10. How many are doing a Dear Jane Quilt?

    by , 06-13-2012 at 05:54 PM
    I would love to hear from anyone who is currently working on a Dear Jane quilt or if you have completed one. I am just starting one. Any advice? I am hand piecing. Thanks.
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