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  1. Bali sea star quilt

    by , 01-27-2012 at 04:07 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by BeckySt View Post
    This is the Bali Sea Star Quilt out of the book "Scrap Basket Surprise". The only thing I wish I would have done different is I wish I would have made it to fit my bed instead of being a lap quilt. This is one of my favorite patterns. I hope to make another one day but only bigger. I used the Bali Pop called Spumoni and quilted it edge to edge with a feather. Thanks for looking
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  2. Christmas Tree Skirt (a little late)

    by , 01-26-2012 at 07:13 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by LoisN View Post
    Just late in posting pics. I actually got it done in time for Christmas. Love the results. I also made a Christmas Tree wallhanging for one daughter and another tree skirt for my other daughter. I don't have a finished picture of that tree skirt, but you will get the idea. Thanks for looking.
    Where would I find this pattern for the tree skirt. It is adorable. What is the pattern called?
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  3. Bali sea star quilt

    by , 01-26-2012 at 11:42 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by mcdor View Post
    I love the colors and pattern..beautiful job..
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  4. Da Vinci quilt-tutorial

    by , 01-26-2012 at 11:14 AM
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  5. Fabric boards we make in our basement and selling them now!!!

    by , 01-26-2012 at 10:18 AM
    Hello quilt friends, This is a wonderful place to see all the beautiful quilts and ideas you all have. I've been quilting for 15 years and became hooked the same day. Well, all these years of buying fabrics and having stacks of it everywhere started getting to me. So I asked my dh to make some fabric boards for me. He did and they are wonderful. I told him other quilters would love these too. I never saw him work that fast for a long time, he has been retired for 6 yrs. and has finally found ...
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  6. Chalk powder for a Pounce Pad

    by , 01-26-2012 at 08:34 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Holice View Post
    Several years ago there was a vendor on the quilt show circuit who demonstrated using the chak pounce powder
    They would stencil the design and then spray with hair spray to hold the chalk while hand quilting.
    The Magic Chalk pounce powder stays on longer than the regular chalk powder.
    However, the suggestions are good that the machine should be cleaned out after using as the powder will collect in the mechanism of the machine.
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  7. tips

    by , 01-26-2012 at 07:51 AM
    I use a unscented dryer sheet to clean my iron. Place the new unused sheet on a piece of scrap fabric and run your hot iron over the sheet. Do it several times.
    Then run your iron over another piece of scrap fabric to clean the oily residue away. Works like a charm.
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  8. These are the members signed up for the placemat swap; deadline is Jan 30,2012

    by , 01-26-2012 at 05:58 AM (Who's on first? by abdc)
    cjr
    maryellen2u
    MaryMo
    Donna H-M
    dabbler312
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    Updated 01-30-2012 at 05:29 AM by abdconsultant (add names)

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  9. New (to me) Tool I Found Helpful for Flying Geese Type Blocks

    by , 01-25-2012 at 03:51 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by cmw0829 View Post
    I walked into a class last week with all of my pieces cut up, ready to sew. I informed the instructor that I did not want to draw lines on the back of my little squares in preparation for making my 160 flying geese blocks. I don't want to draw the lines, I don't like drawing the lines, etc.

    As I was preparing to figure out how to lay tape on my machine so I'd have a straight edge to run the corner of my little sqaure along as I sewed it to the rectangle, the instructor suggested this
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  10. New (to me) Tool I Found Helpful for Flying Geese Type Blocks

    by , 01-25-2012 at 03:50 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by cmw0829 View Post
    I walked into a class last week with all of my pieces cut up, ready to sew. I informed the instructor that I did not want to draw lines on the back of my little squares in preparation for making my 160 flying geese blocks. I don't want to draw the lines, I don't like drawing the lines, etc.

    As I was preparing to figure out how to lay tape on my machine so I'd have a straight edge to run the corner of my little sqaure along as I sewed it to the rectangle, the instructor suggested this
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