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  1. quilter at heart

    by , 07-15-2012 at 08:34 AM
    Wednesday 6:AM windy ridge cottage,
    What a lovely morning! Right now one could not ask for better weather or temp. That will change later today, we are supposed to get temp's up in the 100s for the next 5 days or so, at least is is a dry heat, no humidity as yet.
    I am out side at my new patio table in a really comfortable chair, I think I am really going to like this set. The love seat, coffee table and 2 other chairs are still in box's in the garage, but I have the 3 piece bistro ...
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  2. blocks not the same size, what to do?

    by , 07-15-2012 at 03:14 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Suzan88 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    Sharon Schamber has some great videos on Youtube that show how to block a square to the correct size. If you search on her name there, you will find them (mixed in with a lot of other great Youtube videos she has there!).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQkF02vpVuw this is the one to stretch a block

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3keKl...eature=related squaring up a block

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIjZqABo2NY shrinking a block using starch
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  3. What is it called.....

    by , 07-14-2012 at 02:54 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by KimS View Post
    Can someone tell me what the name is for the quilt/blanket that covers only the foot of the bed? Thanks!!
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  4. What is it called.....

    by , 07-14-2012 at 02:54 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by KimS View Post
    Can someone tell me what the name is for the quilt/blanket that covers only the foot of the bed? Thanks!!
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  5. Experienced quilters

    by , 07-14-2012 at 02:27 PM
    OK ladies need your help.

    I am working on my third quilt. I really struggle with the 1/4 seam allowance. I have the 1/4 foot, have put tape on my throat plate and everything but still have problems. We are making a block of the month. I am on block #4 and just finished it. Cutting I am sure was correct. Well the block measures 12" maybe 12 1/8 . Not the 12 1/2 as the others. What to do!!!! This block had so many seams and I really do not want to try and make another one ...
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  6. http://karencombs.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/quilts-stolen/

    by , 07-14-2012 at 01:29 PM
    for anyone in the area of New Braunfels, Texas you may already know about this theft as it was published in the local media but the link to the article on karen combs blog is still relevant as her priceless quilts are still missing.
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  7. enlarge pattern on computer

    by , 07-14-2012 at 12:20 PM
    Is there a way to enlarge a quilt block on the computer?
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  8. Lynn's Quilt

    by , 07-14-2012 at 07:56 AM
    Two years in the making. Quilted by "Stitching Joy", with hearts in corners and ribbons to the center hearts. Center hearts from Lynn, to Chris.
    Love Mom

    Completed June 2012
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  9. Another Foot Controler Problem

    by , 07-14-2012 at 04:31 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Your Rodney is a typical HA-1 15 clone. The wiring block in the end compartment was they way those and many others were wired. Nothing complicated or difficult there. The entire wiring block harness is still available from many sources.

    There are a couple types of foot controllers. One type will have a spring loaded lever that swings in a arch making contact with many contact points. At each point the motor speed should increase. These contacts can burn, corrode, and pit.
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  10. Does anyone know the name of the pattern of this quilt?

    by , 07-13-2012 at 05:23 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by ND-Mom View Post
    I made this quilt (my 5th) and posted a picture here few days ago.

    Many ladies asked what kind of pattern this is. I can't answer the question. I saw a similar quilt here months ago and thought I'll give it a try with different colors. The border is my own design. I am wondering if anyone knows if there is a name for this pattern. If there is not, I'd like to call it North Dakota garden.

    I came to US 24 years ago. I am a Chinese (US citizen for 15 years). I started
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