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  1. Unevenly cut strips and jelly rolls

    by , 05-06-2012 at 08:41 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    Wow! After reading this thread, I'm glad I've never bought any pre-cuts, although I've often considered it! Seems to me, if the cuts are advertised as being a certain size, giving the consumer anything OTHER THAN that size should be considered false advertising. As for accusing others of being "unforgiving," I think that's being extremely unfair. It's not as if the company "made a mistake" by selling an inferior product. On the contrary, the company is aware of the problem
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  2. tin lizzie 18 problems

    by , 05-06-2012 at 07:22 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by qpg89 View Post
    Is anyone else having the same or similer problems with their tin lizzie 18. My mother is practically devistated. She has had her's for almost a year. Absolutley loves it, but the stitch regulator has gone out 4 times, and other minor problems, the company has given her a hard time from the beginning saying it was her house, starting out blaming it on static electricity, to now blaming it on her wiring in the house. She has put humidifiers in the house, a static pad to stand on when she quilts,
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  3. Straight Lines Should Be Straight

    by , 05-05-2012 at 08:46 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoQuilter View Post
    Does anyone know what the comment that straight lines should be straight?? I like to enter quilts in fairs and other contest and have received the comment on different quilts. My most recent quilt came back with the comment in areas to improve "Long lines of lattice need to be straight". The lattice I am taking to mean the sashing of the blocks which are set on point. I cut the sashing on grain but they would sit in the quilt at a diagonal to the edge of quilt. Do they mean that
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  4. Unevenly cut strips and jelly rolls

    by , 05-05-2012 at 08:22 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Rose L View Post
    A while ago there was a thread about how the jelly rolls and some other strip pieces are cut unevenly from the mfg.
    I was looking at the Hoffman Fabrics site today and found the following page that explains the reasons why this happens with their fabrics and a suggestion of how to correct it when sewing two strips together. It may answer some questions for you.

    http://www.hoffmanfabrics.com/EDocs/...ons%20page.pdf
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  5. Had A NOT so Great Day

    by , 05-04-2012 at 09:34 PM (Rhonda's Retreat)
    I have done some dumb things in my life but today was just one of those days! I went to back out at Walmart and had a large vehicle beside us. As I backed out slowly we heard a thud! My DH said you hit someone! I pulled back into the parking spot quickly. I had backed into a small black car that I hadn't even seen!
    We bought a new 2012 Grand Caravan van in Feb. It is large and high and this car's roof was just the same height as the solid part of our rear door on the van!!
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  6. Help this newbie please..

    by , 05-04-2012 at 05:51 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    Welcome to the board and the world of quilting! Your quilt, your rules! You can do anything you like. I am currently working on a quilt where the center is a flannel panel and in order for the quilt to get to the dimension I needed I added different size borders, only mine are wider on the sides rather than the top and bottom. Here is a picture, the black border closest to the panel is wider on the sides and so is the border outside the pieced pine trees. It works for me but with this picture
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  7. Dear Jane - end of row A, difficulty rising!

    by , 05-03-2012 at 05:23 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    A 13. I used about a mile and a half of thread on this one! Really needed my fine pointed un-picker a lot!

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  8. Dear Jane - OK, OK I got bitten by the bug!

    by , 05-02-2012 at 08:21 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    A few more to show: A10, A11 & A12. For A12 I had an "Oh crap!" moment when I discovered the Flying Geese had the fabrics reversed. Then I has an "Oh well!" moment and its looks fine!

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  9. Cathedral Window rolled type binding

    by , 05-02-2012 at 07:03 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    How wonderful!!!! thanks so much.
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  10. Free Motion Quilting tutorial

    by , 05-02-2012 at 04:30 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by nstitches4u View Post
    Thank you for sharing this link. Great blog!

    Norma
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