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  1. more than just a blanket

    by , 07-22-2013 at 09:52 PM
    hi- i had to copy this - the man in this story Scott was trimming a tre for some elderly people as a friend adn had a terrible accident adn now has another address, , he taought at our local collage, was a involved in any of the activities there, including drama, adn he was a young man i beleive 46, he has a wife and 2 sons, a pillar of the community, but this is something i just had to share

    So much more than just a blanket

    July 22, 2013:

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  2. quilter at heart

    by , 07-22-2013 at 05:14 AM
    My little dye cottage is almost finished, still have to hook up sink and water, and a bit of mud for drywall under the upper windows. But that did not stop me from moving in and Sat. the girls and I did some fabric painting. was so nice in there with the air on as was in the mid 90's here that day. Another couple of weeks every thing should be done and I can start dyeing. Called Dharma and placed a nice order of PFD fabric, I think I ordered 6 bolts. 25 yards each, of 60"wide fabric, that should ...
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  3. Minki... Did I say I was in love?

    by , 07-21-2013 at 05:02 PM
    I love quilting on minki... It is just so soft and cuddly. I made this crib size quilt for a new grandson on the way... Had fun using a new template , (curved) and just playing around as I quilted...
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  4. Hexagons Machine Sewed

    by , 07-21-2013 at 08:27 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf View Post
    Hexes have always intrigued me. I don't mind setting in but when wants to make a charm quilt with tiny hexes, one doesn't want to do that lol. I did some research and found that some techniques, cut the hex in half. This forms a little boat like patch. The patches are then machine sewed in rows and then the rows are joined and it goes very fast. I don't want to do that either.

    Then there is the English paper piecing by hand and that's not going to happen. And so I did this. I did two
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  5. How do you make triangles the easy way?

    by , 07-21-2013 at 04:55 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Layer 2 fat quarters right sides together.
    Draw a grid of squares on the lighter color fat quarter, making the grid be 1" larger than the size of HST you will need.
    Draw diagonal lines through the grid so that each square has ONE diagonal line in it.
    Sew 1'4" away from EACH side of EACH diagonal line.
    Press the fat quarters after sewing.
    Cut apart on EVERY DRAWN LINE.
    Square up each HST.

    Jan in VA
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  6. Cash register tape scrappy quilt...left the paper on, quilted and then washed...

    by , 07-21-2013 at 04:02 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by justflyingin View Post
    I sewed scraps on cash register tape (idea from someone here).

    I found the thinner tape here in Poland but then when perusing a Five and Dime type store in downtown Newton, KS, in May when we were in the states, came across some almost 4" wide register tape--no doubt it fits an antique machine that is no longer in usage anymore. I bought all they had, and will use it up this way.

    I save my scraps but sometimes the scraps are really in strange shapes and sizes
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  7. Automatic Reverse

    by , 07-20-2013 at 01:08 PM
    What machines have an automatic reverse that doesn't have to be held down while stitching?
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  8. Quilting frame inquiry

    by , 07-20-2013 at 07:57 AM
    Hi all, while I have been a lurker up until now I know that you all can help me figure this out.
    I purchased a "floor model" 5 foot quilting frame from a local Bernina dealer and really feel like I have been ripped off. I asked the dealer about the ease of setting up and was told that it was just a matter of putting in 4 screws on either side, that it came in 2 flat boxes that would store under the bed and the footprint was approx. 5'x4'. I was asked to wait until it could be ...
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  9. Oppsie Bread

    by , 07-20-2013 at 06:33 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Elfi2 View Post
    This recipe is great for diabetics, people with gluten allergies or people just trying to cut out carbs.

    OMG, I have GOT to try these!!!
    Instead of bread - make oppsie bread instead YUMMMMM

    Will you have a hard time living without bread? Ooopsies are a good option. It’s a “bread” without carbs and can be eaten in a variety of ways.

    Oopsies
    6–8 depending on size.

    3 eggs
    100 grams (3.5 ounces) of cream cheese
    a
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  10. Dear Jane quilt

    by , 07-19-2013 at 04:09 PM
    Anyone out there stupid like me and doing the Dear Jane blocks? A good friend talked me into doing this and now she isn't even working on it and I am on row C. I doubt these blocks will ever get finished in my life time. I only hope my kids will see all the work I have put into these tiny blocks and maybe one of my daughter-in laws will finish them or one of my quilting friends will inherit them and they will not end up in the trash. I have a big pile of fabrics and keep getting more for this ...
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