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  1. Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

    by , 08-01-2012 at 04:57 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    So I have six fairy blocks and six butterfly blocks. I wanted my finished showing block to be 12.5 so my blocks are 13 X 13. I did not square up my blocks until after they were quilted. When I am ready to square up my block I will square them to 13 x 13.

    The backing and batting for each block should be at minimal an inch larger all around the block. This is very important. You will most likely run into trouble if you make them smaller or the same size as your top block.
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  2. Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

    by , 08-01-2012 at 04:54 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    I'm going to apologize in advance for my technical writing. It has become a natural style of writing for me as I organized the thoughts I want to share when explaining processes. Blame it on my military background. I will try my best to tone it down as I become more comfortable in my writing as the thread moves along.

    I hope that I will have many who will join me in this adventure in quilting. I will do my best to answer or find an answer to any questions of the QAYG techniques
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  3. Day and Night

    by , 08-01-2012 at 04:19 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by thorlori View Post
    Is it really hard, she makes it look so easy on TV, I was going to try this one next, but maybe I will rethink it. You like you are doing an awesome job though.
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  4. Grandmothers flower garden help

    by , 07-31-2012 at 05:45 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Leah Stewart View Post
    Does anyone know a site or off hand how many flowers it takes for a king, queen, double, or even throw. My hex's are 1" and i will only have one row of plain between flowers. TIA
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  5. Pleasant Mountain Quilt Frame rails

    by , 07-31-2012 at 08:19 AM
    I hope someone out there can assist me. I have a Pleasant Mountain Quilt Frame that I have had for at least 20 years. It's Golden Oak, king size rails. I am trying to find lap or crib size rails for it, with zero success. I have looked online and can find the links all day long, but I think the links are old. I even found PMQF on Facebook, but no one answers there either. So I am left with trying to find someone who has those and wants to sell them, or if anyone on this board finds any, please ...
  6. Best invisible thread??

    by , 07-31-2012 at 08:12 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by denveremerson View Post
    What is the best invisible thread? My Horizon's tension has a nervous breakdown with the stuff. I can do a sample piece and get the tension right. Then after FMQ for a little bit, it tangles and "eyelashes" like crazy. I've tried a couple different brands, Sulky is one of them. I use a cone holder to let the thread relax a bit before it gets to the machine. And I use a metalic needle with a large eye. Any help would be really appreciated.
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  7. Don't touch the Daisies, Don't touch me quilt pattern

    by , 07-31-2012 at 05:56 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea View Post
    Took a break from frame quilting this weekend and made this little cutie. The pattern is called Don't Touch Me, designed by AMANDA, heres a link to her blog http://fabricengineer.blogspot.com/ . So I decided to call my version Don't touch the Daisies. You can find the pattern at http://www.craftsy.com/user/pattern/store/594563 . It was such a fun and quick pattern to put together. Her instructions were very well written. You know how sometimes you get a pattern or a quilt book you have to go on
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  8. Smocking

    by , 07-31-2012 at 12:01 AM
    I took a six hour class with Rami Kim at the Augusta Quilt Show recently and am now finishing off the bag pattern we started. One small section calls for an 18" x 24" piece to be hand smocked on a 1/2 inch grid and, wouldn't you know, there doesn't seem to be a heat transfer pattern available in that size - they all appear to be rectangular designs, suitable for vertical pleating, which isn't what I need.
    Rami was charming and showed us several fabric folding techniques but said, ...

    Updated 07-31-2012 at 06:04 AM by Suzan88

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  9. Left Over Fish

    by , 07-30-2012 at 04:42 AM (Applique in Blogosphere)
    Quote Originally Posted by applique View Post
    I had some left over fish from an appliqued quilt. I decided to add a few new ones, maybe a fishing pole and reel. Have more left over weeds to add in and some fishy background fabric. Should have it together in a week or so. Will call it The Fishing Hole!
    The leftover fish were from McKenna Ryan's Out and About pattern. Then her Something Fishy quilt pattern caught my eye so I decided to add some of those fish. I enlarge the patterns so they are big enough to easily satin stitch ...
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  10. Plans for today

    by , 07-30-2012 at 02:32 AM
    It's still early morning here.
    Furbaby woke me. His bark was demanding and when I let him out, he puked. UGH!
    Well, he had enough sense to go outdoors before doing it.

    Poor baby...will have to watch him for signs of sickness although he ate a lot yesterday and probably upset his tummy.

    I plan to work on my Sampler today...not sure if I'll get a lot done. Need to do some weeding...why do weeds grow so much faster than my planted flowers!?
    I also need to ...
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