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  1. I had to cut my binding strips

    by , 02-13-2012 at 06:06 AM (annthreecats ~~~my blissful crafting journey~~~)
    Is that a good excuse to be late for work on Monday morning? I thought I had plenty of time, but I ran over when I stopped my usual routine to cut binding strips for my quilt this morning before I went to work. I just couldn't wait until tonight to do it. It was a quick job, but apparently not quick enough. I was 10 minutes late this morning. I just was so anxious to get the binding started after taking yesterday afternoon to watch a movie and do some housework and play with the dog.
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  2. Had a good Sunday! Look what I made!

    by , 02-12-2012 at 07:53 PM (LeslieFrost -- life in the woods of NW Wisconsin)
    Had a lovely, busy day. I went to a church annual meeting about 80 miles away to preside over the meeting for them. This was my third time at this church, which has been through quite a bit of controversy in the last two years. Things are turning around for them now, so it was nice that they had me back to see them playing nice together.

    The sunny cold day was great for the drive. Just put on the cruise control and glide.

    When I got home, I started right in on making
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  3. Need Info on Domestic SM CO machine

    by , 02-12-2012 at 02:03 PM
    I recently purchased an old treadly machine. It says Domestic S.M. Co. Any information on how old it is or where a person could find parts would be greatly appreciated. The patent dates on the machine are May 19, 1863 November 15,1864 and Jan. 31, 1871.
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  4. It's Cold!

    by , 02-12-2012 at 09:13 AM (Rhonda's Retreat)
    I know everyone has cold temps right now. I am so looking forward to warm weather again!!

    If I had my way we would stay home today but mom wants to go out to eat with 2 of my 3 kids to celebrate Valentine's Day. She is a big one for marking the holidays of all kinds.

    So we are off in a few hours to go meet one of my sons and his family and my daughter and her family. That is if miss Rachel aplogizes for throwing an attitude! LOL Sara just called and Rachel threw her toothbrush ...
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  5. The quilting is done

    by , 02-12-2012 at 07:17 AM (annthreecats ~~~my blissful crafting journey~~~)
    I finished the quilting on my first every lap quilt top this morning. It went a lot easier this morning because I was doing parts that didn't need special attention. I had quilted the vertical and diagonal lines yesterday and just had to be careful to check everytime I finished for bubble and the back messing up. Luckily that all went pretty smoothly, so I did the diagonal lines this morning and was done in less than 2 hours. I like the way it came out and I'll be squaring and binding this week. ...
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  6. Long time, no see or sleep...

    by , 02-12-2012 at 05:32 AM
    It has been awhile since I have been online here to post.. I am so sorry for those that have wondered about Ollieman.. You are ALL angels for sending PM messages asking how he is doing..

    I've not been able to get over completely this bout of pneumonia, so its been difficult to find energy or strength to sit, and write without coughing, and trying to catch my breath. Sadly, the breath is not being my friend, so its been quite diffficult to say the least..

    But, I am doing ...
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  7. Super Fast Jelly-roll quilt

    by , 02-12-2012 at 03:40 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by fromthenestdesigns View Post
    Super Fast Jelly-roll Quilt
    Approximate finished size: 65 X 79

    This idea was shared with me by a friend. Ive written it up so I can share it. Enjoy!!!

    What you will need: 1 jelly roll
    1st border: 1/2 yard
    2nd border: 1 1/4 yards
    Directions: Sew all the jellyroll strips end to end in random order. Cut the selvages off as you go.
    You will have a very long strip of fabric approximately 1600 inches long. (40 strips
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  8. New Sewing Machine

    by , 02-11-2012 at 02:19 PM
    I have been looking at purchasing a Janome 3160QDC and after searching some reviews on line, I'm not so sure it's a good idea. There seems to be a problem with the bobbin casing. Does anyone have any advice. This sewing machine is for general use as I already have a quilting sewing machine.
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  9. Wrestiling with my quilt top today

    by , 02-11-2012 at 01:17 PM (annthreecats ~~~my blissful crafting journey~~~)
    What a day I have had. Last night I ironed and pieced the back of the quilt. Today I sandwiched the quilt and pin basted getting it ready for FMQing on my Singer 301A. I set up the Singer for FMQ, but it does not like to doe FMQ. Which I think is odd because it worked so nice piecing my quilt top. Anyway, I did one ugly line of stitching. I was not happy with it, so I ripped the stitching and switched machines.

    I now have about 1/5 of the FMQing done on the top and it looks ...
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  10. Precut charm squares, are they really suppose to be exactly 5" square?

    by , 02-11-2012 at 11:32 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae View Post
    I think the charm squares that have pinked edges can sometimes be a problem.
    Boy do I agree wwith you on the pinked edges! I found some flannel material on-line that I loved for a quilt for my 1st gg-son ordered and waited because I liked it so much but when the charms came the edges were pinked so out the door went the rag quilt plan and I needed then to go to Plan B. I wish they would let you know if the charms were pinked or not since I have also bought some that weren't.
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