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  1. International Patriotic Challenge

    by , 07-17-2012 at 01:06 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Awwwwwwwwwww there's true love in the Mr and Mrs Jenniky home!

    Speaking of which ... any word on your NEW Home Sweet Quilting Home?
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  2. Sisters Quilt Show 2012

    by , 07-17-2012 at 10:30 AM
    What a beautiful show - at least until the downpour started! My quilting friend and I were on our way to Bend right before it happened.

    We were able to spend the morning looking at beautiful quilts - there was a light breeze so it didn't feel too hot. I have pictures of about 50 quilts that I took.

    I like to take a picture of the label, then a picture of the whole quilt, then any close-ups. Since I have the label I have the story about the quilt and that is almost as ...
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  3. fussy cutting when material is not straight

    by , 07-17-2012 at 08:56 AM
    I bought a cupcake quilt kit. There are 8 cupcake blocks to cut.

    But when I put my 7-1/2" square over then they are not straight. The material is katty-cornered. How do I get the material straight so my squares cut out right with a 1/4" seam?

    Any help will be greatly appreicated.
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  4. A parcel of triangles and unusual blocks bought from Ebony Love has arrived!

    by , 07-17-2012 at 07:10 AM
    I got a parcel in the post yesterday from Ebony Love (quilt designer) after she decided to offer fabrics from her 'orphans' pile which included lots of triangles, a bag of strips and blocks that she had acquired but no longer had time to use, so now I've got to decide what to do with it all. I love getting scraps from other quilters. On a guild retreat I took everything bar the kitchen sink with enough fabric for a quilt or purses and lots of other options because I'd never been there before and ...

    Updated 07-17-2012 at 07:13 AM by Suzan88

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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