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    Prism99 gave you great advice. Are they a bush...

    Prism99 gave you great advice.

    Are they a bush or staking variety of tomato? Bush ones should have blooms and be setting fruit. Staking ones will be leggier than bush ones, but should have...
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    I spent much of yesterday cleaning my dad's...

    I spent much of yesterday cleaning my dad's kitchen. I have no idea what it was that I was cleaning off the ceiling above the sink.

    My grandmother had her pressure cooker paint her ceiling a few...
  3. I have both and although if I look very closely I...

    I have both and although if I look very closely I can see minor differences, I do not find any functional difference.

    I have lots, so it will be quite awhile before I buy more. When I do need...
  4. Thread: NYB Finished!

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    Love the colours, your quilting is beautiful.

    Love the colours, your quilting is beautiful.
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    Spectacular. Is this your own design or is it...

    Spectacular.

    Is this your own design or is it a pattern?
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    I have never counted the number of jobs I have...

    I have never counted the number of jobs I have had, but the most unusual one was scrubbing Geoduck necks.

    Geoducks, pronounces gooey duck, are large clams harvested off the BC (and I am sure...
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    Mayne Island Quilts By the Sea Show

    I attended the Mayne Island Quilts by the Sea Show today. It was a delightful show with 300 or so quilts displayed in a Japanese Garden. It was my first time attending. They do their show every...
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    I think much depends on your location and whether...

    I think much depends on your location and whether or not the garage is free standing, attached to or under the house? Do you have lots of humidity, or dry summers?

    I would feel comfortable...
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    I am hoping to do a road trip to MSQC. It will...

    I am hoping to do a road trip to MSQC. It will be about 30 hours driving from my home, so I will have to map out lots of stops along the way. I would do it in about 3 days out and perhaps a few...
  10. What you did was quite wonderful. I too would...

    What you did was quite wonderful. I too would love to see photos of the finished quilts.

    I admit everyday use quilts do not get squared in my house and I am unlikely at this point of my life to...
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    Patterns are free. I have bought 6 kits to...

    Patterns are free.

    I have bought 6 kits to date and paid between $5.00 and $20.00. The expensive one has all the applique parts laser cut with the fusible on the back. Although expensive, that...
  12. Thread: Irish linen

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    I have found 3-4 beautiful old huge linen table...

    I have found 3-4 beautiful old huge linen table cloths at local thrift shops. I rarely pay more than $5.00 for one.

    I also have uncut linen placemats and napkins. One day I will cut the yardage...
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    Speaking from the very recent experience of...

    Speaking from the very recent experience of buying a second hand HQ 16 via my local online classifieds, I would buy this way again. I have also given away quite a bit of stuff via my local Freecycle...
  14. Thread: Spray basting

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    Curious, why baste if you are going to long arm? ...

    Curious, why baste if you are going to long arm? I thought one of the benefits of a long arm was to avoid basting the sandwich?

    I am a new mid arm owner and have my first quilt loaded. I floated...
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    I am a bit of a rebel, but I mix my solids. I am...

    I am a bit of a rebel, but I mix my solids. I am not wedded to any one brand, it is more about finding the colours I want or need at the right price.

    I do buy a Kona Grey, black and white in...
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    Very Pretty

    Very Pretty
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    http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2014/01/how-to-make-ha...

    http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2014/01/how-to-make-half-square-triangles/

    The link is for making 8 HST at a time, but it will work for triangles too. Unless of course you need a different shaped...
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    I love the movement and colours in your quilt. ...

    I love the movement and colours in your quilt.

    I think it is great as is, and if you had not said there was a booboo, I would not have seen it.
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    What I love about all the different fabrics that...

    What I love about all the different fabrics that are available is that there is something for everyone.

    Me, I love yellow in all shades.

    Your quilt is bright and sunny and put a smile on my...
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    I got my new to me HQ 16 assembled today!

    I had hoped to have the room where I planned to set up my new to me Handiquilter 16, painted and with new floors, but well life happened.

    So today, when I realised it would be at least another...
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    As I am in Canada, I do not have the option of...

    As I am in Canada, I do not have the option of shopping at or using Joann's coupons.

    I did find the pins at my local Walmart. I did open the box and they are heavier duty than the sewing pins I...
  22. Thread: Awkward words

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    I have to chime in: Put Up, Put By, Canning,...

    I have to chime in:

    Put Up, Put By, Canning, all these are phrases I have used describe preserving food. But Put By could also mean, making jam, freezing or other forms of preserving food.

    My...
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    true4uca, I am not sure where on the Island you...

    true4uca, I am not sure where on the Island you live and which are your local quilt shops. I am in the Cowichan Valley.

    When I was in Parksville picking up the Row by Row kit, I noticed that they...
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    I wish we had a 'like' button. Your sheep are...

    I wish we had a 'like' button.

    Your sheep are great.
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    I have only gone to two over night/out of town...

    I have only gone to two over night/out of town retreats and many guild weekend events (slept at home).

    Last year I was lucky to be able to attend Saskatchewan Stitches at St Peter's Abbey. What...
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