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  1. prevent fraying

    by , 04-30-2012 at 07:29 AM
    Nothing worse than having 8" blocks with 64 tiny pieces "fray" apart from handling before being sewn into a quilt top! I prevented this by cutting a 9" sq. of cardboard and using 2 - 3 binder clips to hold it in place. I can play around with arrangements without getting fabric threads all over the place and the tiniest pieces keep their 1/4" seam. This could work with any size block using poster board or cardboard.

    Lilhawk of Woodbridge.
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  2. Quilting Quiz

    by , 04-30-2012 at 07:02 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Awesumpunk View Post
    Hi everyone,
    Found this while on stumble upon:
    http://www.pbs.org/americaquilts/fun/index.html
  3. Dutchman's Puzzle Puzzled

    by , 04-30-2012 at 06:18 AM
    Hello everyone. Just found this forum. I am just learning to quilt and have been working on our class project. (class is done). I am trying to figure out why I am having such trouble with a simple Dutchnans Puzzle. When completed, it is a 6" square. The light fabric square of 2 3/8" is cut diagonally to create the smaller triangles and the dark fabric, a square of 4 1/4" cut 4 ways to create the larger triangles. The measurement of each goose is then 2" high by 3 1/2" ...
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  4. charity quilt patterns

    by , 04-29-2012 at 04:58 PM
    I'm co-chair of my guild's charity committee and spend quite a bit of time putting together quilt top kits with donated fabric. I love doing this, but am getting to the point of total brain freeze when trying to come up with new, easy but fun quilt top patterns to keep the ladies interested.

    Do any of you have a favorite pattern you like to do for a quick and easy quilt top? I have EQ7, so pictures would be as welcome as links.

    Thank you in advance!
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  5. The Farmer's Wife templates

    by , 04-29-2012 at 04:34 PM
    I recently printed the first 21 quilt block templates for paper piecing The Farmer's Wife. Evidently; I failed to save the link and I haven't been able to locate it again. I would appreciate it if someone would share the link with me. Thank you so much!
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  6. College grad wall hanging

    by , 04-29-2012 at 02:07 PM
    Usually cross-stitch (have lots of grandkids) but this time I want to create a quilted wall hanging. Has anyone completed one /have pictures of them? Thanks
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  7. San Luis Obispo, CA

    by , 04-29-2012 at 06:21 AM
    I don't usually write about being out of town ... but

    I called a quilt shop to find out what their weekend hours were because I had talked my husband into doing a mini quilt shop hop on our way north. Imagine my delight when she asked if I knew about the quilt show in San Luis Obispo the coming weekend!

    To make a long story short, I convinced my husband to backtrack about 50 miles and hang out in our camper while I did the quilt show - it was FANTASTIC! The quilts were ...
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  8. On a Happier Note!

    by , 04-28-2012 at 02:36 AM
    Today, I checked my financial aid status for next school year, and I discovered that I was awarded a $4000 scholarship, my first scholarship in my college career. I am ecstatic! I exited my room and danced around the lounge singing:

    "Oh mommy, oh daddy, I am a big ol' baddy! Oh mommy, oh daddy, I am a big ol' baddy!"

    Yes, I was stared at, but that is alright. Once I was done, I disappeared back into my dorm room.

    This all means that my study abroad
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  9. On a Happier Note!

    by , 04-28-2012 at 02:36 AM
    Today, I checked my financial aid status for next school year, and I discovered that I was awarded a $4000 scholarship, my first scholarship in my college career. I am ecstatic! I exited my room and danced around the lounge singing:

    "Oh mommy, oh daddy, I am a big ol' baddy! Oh mommy, oh daddy, I am a big ol' baddy!"

    Yes, I was stared at, but that is alright. Once I was done, I disappeared back into my dorm room.

    This all means that my study abroad
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  10. Update on Little Matthew

    by , 04-28-2012 at 02:27 AM
    Matthew was officially diagnosed with Desmoplastic Small Round Blue Cell Cancer on Wednesday(4/25).

    This is a quote from his father, which I have permission to share:

    "Well we have our answer. It's Desmoplastic small round blue cell tumor. It is an extremely rare (the oncologist says its the type of tumor that should be written about). It is an aggressive form of cancer that usually starts in the abdomen. The fact that he got it in his head and apparently as of now
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