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  1. Southwest Star - Variations on Designs w/ Attachments

    by , 01-21-2014 at 06:48 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Johanna Fritz View Post
    I posted the paper pieced quilt Southwest Star recently. Today I played in EQ7 a little. Instead of designing with the whole block, I used one quarter of the block. The star is basically round with points = symmetrical or even. One fourth of the block is a quarter of a circle in the lower right with points in the upper left = asymmetrical or uneven. These asymmetrical blocks are fun to design with in EQ7 with the "Block Serendipity" tool. I am attaching a few variations and the PP units.
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  2. Faux Flowers

    by , 01-21-2014 at 03:32 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I will try to load these in order but it will take a bit because I am computer challenged. This is how I do the Poinsettia table runner and the Water Lily table topper.
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  3. My Latest the Royal Start Doona Cover

    by , 01-20-2014 at 01:39 PM (Help I done a silly thing)
    I have just finished this Royal Star Doona cover as a wedding present for a young friend. It was the first paper piecing I have ever done, and was determined to try it. I has some trouble understanding the instructions as they didnt make sense in places and emailed the lady who writes books on quilting that had put it on the internet and asked her for some finer details and was rudely replied to that "I am to busy to to videos as I am a working girl you know, look up paper piecing on google." ...
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  4. Suggestions for new sewing machine

    by , 01-20-2014 at 11:16 AM
    I am new to this board and recently became an empty nester. I want to get back into sewing with an emphasis on quilting and monogramming. Is there a REASONABLY priced sewing machine that is good for both??? What machines do you LOVE and why? Would you run into a burning house to save it???
  5. Southwest Star - all materials here

    by , 01-19-2014 at 07:18 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Johanna Fritz View Post
    Here is another star. Seems like a lot of you are doing them this year. I keep getting requests. This is the same star as yesterday. I put everything in one e mail so no one has to click to go to my Flickr album where I store the rest of all the information that you see attached here and below. There are a few notes on the foundation page about the number of blocks and the border sizes as shown.

    I also included coloring sheets in case you want to do you own variation. Pattern makes
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  6. These Geese Won't Fly!

    by , 01-19-2014 at 06:29 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    Are u cutting triangles for the edges....I prefer cutting a rectangle...say 3 x6 then two squares 3x3. Lay one square on top of rec at diagonal from point of square to point, actually a thread to the outside edge...... Fold over, iron,cut the square tail, but leave the rec back ther...that is your true size..
  7. Jelly Roll Tote Bags

    by , 01-18-2014 at 04:11 PM
    I am looking for tote bag patterns using the Jelly Rolls. I have one at home that I love from Thimbleberries but does not help me here. If you have any and can share them I would appreciate it. I am making them for Pay it Forward Gifts.

    Thanks for any help you can give me.


  8. Bed Sheets as Backing Question

    by , 01-17-2014 at 06:38 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by charsuewilson View Post
    I find muslin sheets to be too coarse to use in a quilt. I've used mostly percale sheets (210 thread count). The higher thread counts are not always accurate. There's some cheating used to claim the higher thread counts. I have used some claimed to be 300 count in quilts. As others have noted, it's getting harder to find 100% cotton sheets. It's also hard to find individual sheets sold separately.
    I have bought sets of sheets and used the bottom ones for smaller quilts. Works for me ...
  9. blocks I have made for swaps

    by , 01-16-2014 at 07:14 PM (Who's on first? by abdc)
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  10. more photos of sewing items

    by , 01-16-2014 at 06:49 PM (Who's on first? by abdc)
    Some photos of the blocks I have received.

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