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Thread: Boston Star Hotpad -Lesson two - The Quilt Block Top

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    i tried one as well... with a surprise in the center
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    thanks for the tut, rhonda
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    Looks good Nan

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i tried one as well... with a surprise in the center
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    thanks for the tut, rhonda
    Nan.........What a great idea putting a family picture in the center of your hot pad!! I Love it!!
    If you see someone without a SMILE, please give them one of yours!!

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    I'm a pretty new quilter...
    What is the purpose if the tack you mentioned?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SulaBug View Post
    Nan.........What a great idea putting a family picture in the center of your hot pad!! I Love it!!
    Thanks, Sulabug
    Nancy in western NY

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlambing View Post
    I'm a pretty new quilter...
    What is the purpose if the tack you mentioned?
    As I mentioned I like to use the tack in place of a pin. I prefer to use it because it holds the seam in place better and doesn't allow the seam to seperate at all. It keeps the fabric from shifting as you sew. With a pin sometimes the fabric can shift a 16th of an inch and then you can lose the precision and the look you want isn't as good as it could be. I work in miniatures mostly and when you do minis the 16th of an inch makes a big difference there.

    It takes a bit of time to tack instead of pin but for me it is worth the extra time and trouble. Every time I get lazy and don't tack I end up having to rip and start over.

    It's a personal preference and you don't have to tack but I like tacking to get a better look.

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