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  1. It's raining - Again!

    by , 07-17-2012 at 06:48 AM
    It's pouring down. The squirrels are wet through, the Mourning Doves are too but they don't seem to care as they are intent on finding the sunflower seeds I've scattered.
    At least the thunder and lightning storms have passed. It was quite spectacular the other evening; so spectacular I retreated to a windowless bedroom in the basement in case a tree came down on the house. It's great weather to be quilting, so that's what I'm going to do.

    Updated 07-17-2012 at 06:54 AM by Suzan88 (spelling)

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  2. How to avoid bows/curves in your strips for bargellos and anything strippy

    by , 07-16-2012 at 01:05 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by carslo View Post
    I read this in a jelly roll book I bought and have started to use this method when cutting strips for any kind of quilt.

    "If you have strips that have been cut selvage to selvage(WOF) along the crosswise grain (which most are as it is easiest), just cut the strips in half on the fold. This works well for a number of reasons.

    - it helps keep fabrics on-grain and eliminates the bowing or curving that may occur when fabrics of differing thread counts are used.
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  3. want to help a new quilter. thanks

    by , 07-16-2012 at 11:28 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by huntersgrammie View Post
    hi friends, i have a question unrelated to the mystery boxes so here goes, how many fat quarters to a yard of fabric. i am attempting to make a quilt with a block that requires only 3 different fabrics. the problem for me is that i don't know how to figure out how much fabric i need to make the quilt. the block is 10 1/2 inches unfinished with a center square 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 outer rectangles 4- 2 1/2 x 3 inches and 4 - 2 1/2 x 5 inches. with the trim being 2 - 1 1/2 x 4 1/2; 2- 1 1/2 x 6 1/2;
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  4. crazy quilt

    by , 07-16-2012 at 09:05 AM
    Hi everyone,
    I saw a crazy quilt and it is sooo beautiful very victorian looking I love that style. Has anyone ever done a crazy quilt and are they to hard for a newbie to try one? Where could I find a pattern for one?
    Thanks Abigailgrace
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  5. viking mega quilter sewing machine

    by , 07-16-2012 at 07:27 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by laurajean9000 View Post
    Hello, Anyone out there have the viking mega quilter? I had one for 5 yrs. and had very little use. The manual is not very good.
    I did some stud on it. I have use masterpiece thread and it had bad thread delivery. The thread was coming from the top and was twisting on me. This caused tighter tension. The thread is straight-wind and should be feeding off from side.
    Another thing!!!! When I used the walking foot, I was told never to go into reverse.
    I did this once and it caused
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  6. How to make a Twister Christmas Tree

    by , 07-16-2012 at 04:35 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by ladyinred View Post
    Here is the pattern for the twister christmas tree like I did it.
    This one is done by using the mini twister tool (tool size is 2 by 2 )

    After sewing all blocks and borders together, the size is 36 3/4 by 46 inches. (before cutting with the tool)

    When all twister pieces are sewn together, it measures approx. 20 by 25 inches.(without Borders and Binding)

    Now, you can add borders the size you like and finish your quilt the way you like.
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  7. Purple Scrappy Hunter's Star

    by , 07-16-2012 at 04:23 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by woody View Post
    I found out last week that my sister in law was in hospital, so last Sunday night I cut out the quilt, and I finished it today. I will mail it to her tomorrow. I used all the leftover purple fabric I had from another quilt plus a couple of extras. Her grandson's name is Hunter so I thought the pattern was very appropriate To save time I thought I would attach the binding both front and back by machine,using a decorative stitch, I'm really not thrilled with the way it turned out, it seaems
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  8. Quilting stash/material

    by , 07-15-2012 at 07:35 PM
    I'm new at quilting other than baby quilts using 6x8 blocks years ago. Now as a retired senior with plenty of spare time I'm wanting to really get into quilting. I have been purchasing material for the past few years in prep for these "retirement years". Now my problem is HOW to get started. I have enough material to share with 10 other quilters, lol, plenty of books with lots of hints yet nothing on how best to prepare my "stash" so I can decide what to use when ready to make ...
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  9. Look Here for a Link to the Main Section Archive

    by , 07-15-2012 at 04:06 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by love to quilt View Post
    I'm not sure if this is where I ask about a pattern that was on the right side panel of the opening page of the Quilting Board. It was last months free pattern, looked like ribbons going in a circle, was paper pieced with a variety of color. Do you know where I can get and print the pattern, what designed posted it, etc. Thanks for your help.

    Marge
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  10. 1 July 2012 BOM pictures.

    by , 07-15-2012 at 01:27 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    I have completed my July block and as we are past the half way point I thought it was time I start getting some of the blocks quilted.. Here is a second picture of all the blocks in their various stages. The three on the bottom are ready to sash together. Im thinking Im going to put Feb's block the Kitty in this row also. Im not putting them in order of Month. Im seriously thinking of redoing January's block. Im just not loving it.. That is also my birthday month so Im thinking maybe to do a Birthday
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