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  1. Long Arm is calling!! And could use some help on T-shirt quilt

    by , 11-02-2013 at 07:19 PM
    Just got home this evening from visiting my son & family--he starts a new job next week and that means he won't get the time off to come home for Thanksgiving. Loved see the kids--both are adorable! And just great seeing my son and his wife--she's struggling with some health issues post-delivery so things are little stressful for both of them.

    And I have 3 customer quilts (my first!!) waiting to be quilted. I thought I knew just what to do with the one--but ended up "unsewing" ...
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  2. Super super easy tissue holder

    by , 11-02-2013 at 07:34 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by feffertim View Post
    You can make these in 5 minutes, or less if you chain piece. Great way to use up your scraps.

    cut main fabric 6 1/2 x 5 1/2, lining 7 1/2 x 5 1/2
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    you need two pieces of fabric, one main piece and one for the lining
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    sew 1/4 inch seam along both ends of the 5 1/2 sides, right sides together
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    turn right sides out and press so that your lining
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  3. Optical illusion

    by , 10-28-2013 at 10:50 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by pam.v View Post
    This quilt I made for my son and his wife when they moved into their new home. It is a lot different that what I ususally do but I like it .
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  4. Scam update and off to quilt!

    by , 10-28-2013 at 08:39 AM
    For all you that read about our attempted scam from the sale of hay(off the state hay board!)--despite my DH willingness to be part of a "sting" the is actually no crime against us cause we were too wise to fall for this scam--the bank that the fake cashier's check "drawn" on is the one that gets to pursue it. And they really never wanted hay--only our $$. Now, the part that I find incredible (wasn't there a tv show about stupid criminals??) is that the scammer continues to ...
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  5. Long Arm Sewing

    by , 10-28-2013 at 04:44 AM
    I am new to long arm sewing, I have done one quilt with the help of a friend. I heard there were blogs for longarmers, do any of you know of any sites that I might join or visit. I have had back surgery, any suggestions of what I might be careful of while quilting?
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  6. Can anybody tell me what they think of this sewing machine?

    by , 10-26-2013 at 03:46 PM
    I'm looking at a sewing machine on CL and would like to get some opinions on this model and reputation: Voguestitch 110 >> asking price is $40, mentions that it's been cleaned, serviced and runs nice. Thanks ever so much.
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  7. Going to my first retreat next weekend - Please help me plan a packing list.....

    by , 10-26-2013 at 02:09 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    And be sure to put your name on EVERYTHING! I like to label the plug end of my power cables, this way if you need to unplug, you know you've got the right one!
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  8. Anybody out there making Halloween Costumes?

    by , 10-26-2013 at 02:07 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Raine54RN View Post
    My grown daughter is going as poison ivy from the Batman movie, I did not make the costume , if I had there would have been a "oh dear" i. She found a regular seamstress to do it.if I could post from her email I would! It's quite impressive!
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  9. Going to my first retreat next weekend - Please help me plan a packing list.....

    by , 10-26-2013 at 02:06 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    Here's my list just for starters:


    Retreat Needs!

    Bedding and pillow, and EAR PLUGS!!!
    Show and Tell, Name Tag, handwork, book, Masking Tape
    Toiletries, Tylenol, muscle relaxant,anti-histamine, vitamins, curling iron
    Towels & face cloths, clock, beanbag pillow, hairspray. Bathing suit & rubber flip flops
    PJ's or other comfy sewing attire, flip flops or slippers.
    Couple tops & pants or capris, rain jacket ?? sweatshirt
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  10. Anybody out there making Halloween Costumes?

    by , 10-26-2013 at 02:05 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Raine54RN View Post
    My grown daughter is going as poison ivy from the Batman movie, I did not make the costume , if I had there would have been a "oh dear" i. She found a regular seamstress to do it.if I could post from her email I would! It's quite impressive!
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