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Thread: 2012-2013 Dear Jane Stickle 2d Cyber Party Pictures and Discussion

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    Welcome back, Mim. You're in Maine at this time of year, aren't you? If I remember correctly, doing lots of outside work?

    Here's L-4 again. I just started over, I couldn't fix the other one. St. George's Cross.
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    Sorry, that reflection off the ruler is pretty bad, but it kept it flat while I was taking the picture.

    Just curious, what machines are you all using? What about irons? I'm using a Featherweight and a Black and Decker 'Quick and Easy 310' iron.

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    Well I finished my DJ. Tris and all. Put it together. Did not like the trianles on it so took them off. and put a plain light border on it . Liked it much better. Hope to get someone to help me post pics this week. Now to get it to the quilters or to hand quilt it. There are soooo many seams that might be a problem. So to the quilter we go. Am saving all those triangles and probly (short hand spelling lol) will use them on something else.
    Landscape quilts and needle turn applique favs.Antlers,Ok

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    yes, back in Maine for the summer. Cutting brush, mowind lawns/back fields and for the first time, playing bridge once a week.

    In addition, I am doing an hour or 2 every evening hand quilting on my feathered star queen size quilt. I finished the top in March and the quilt group I belong to helped to baste it. I have 1/4 of it done so I will take it to bridge on Monday to show and then put it away until winter. There are quite a few quilters (or ex quilters) who want to look at what I do. I will take a pix and post it next week. Then I can start on smallerr projects that I have been itching to do -- including DJ. I brought everything with me when I came.

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    Thanks, Anael! Precious babies! They look so beautiful!
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    Thank you for your words, CindyA! That block look so hard! Sorry to my ingnorance, wath is "featherweight"?

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    Ahhhh ... sorry, CindyA! I should have read this first! I gather that it is your sewing machine!The new block looks perfect! I like the colors!
    I use a machine Elna Q6600 and a Philips Eco Care sheet with a lot of power (2400 W) and steam.
    A hug!

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    I like so mucho, Anael! I love the fabric!
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    Cindy, someone on this board recommended this iron several months ago and I love it: http://www.always-free-shipping.com/...-dry-iron.html

    No steam and no auto shut-off. I still use my Sunbeam steam iron if I'm forced to iron a blouse, but I very seldom need steam when I'm pressing quilt pieces.

    I sew on a Bernina 820. I've almost always sewn on Berninas and although this one is probably more machine than I need, I just couldn't resist that 12" harp space! My backup machine is an Elna 7200. It's the first Elna I've owned and I've enjoyed it.

    Mim, I'm almost as hooked on bridge as I am on quilting!

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    Thanks, Katybob. I like the looks of that iron. I think I'll order it.

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    Hello Janiacs !!! I am new to this thread. Just wondering ....since there are 244 pages to this thread-- have you talked about how to finish your top? And about what page that might be on ?? My blocks are done and I am ready to start on the sashing.
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    Yes, Mim, PLEASE post a picture of your feathered star. Would love to see it!!

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    Gladys, here is my Singer Featherweight. I think it was manufactured in mid-1950s. I love it because it's not computerized , it's small and lightweight. I sew on my dining room table and it's easy to lift it and pack it up in it's case when I need the table for company. It only sews forward and reverse, no zig-zag, no fancy stitches. Many years ago my previous dog, Max, ran by the table and caught the cord on her tail. With horror, I watched as the Featherweight went flying through the air and crashed onto the ground. It broke off the little piece that winds the bobbin, but other than that has worked great even after the crash!
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    Another lopsided one, still deciding if I'll fix it or maybe just re-do it. Hmm . . .
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    TR-10. Two more tris and I'm halfway done with them. I'm a little over halfway finished with the interior blocks.

    OK, seeing this picture large like this - I'm about to start rolling on the floor laughing. Not one part of this thing is square or lined up. Everyone needs a good laugh and I just gave myself one for the day.
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    Gladys, here is my Singer Featherweight. I think it was manufactured in mid-1950s. I love it because it's not computerized , it's small and lightweight. I sew on my dining room table and it's easy to lift it and pack it up in it's case when I need the table for company. It only sews forward and reverse, no zig-zag, no fancy stitches. Many years ago my previous dog, Max, ran by the table and caught the cord on her tail. With horror, I watched as the Featherweight went flying through the air and crashed onto the ground. It broke off the little piece that winds the bobbin, but other than that has worked great even after the crash!
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    Hello, CindyA! She is so beautiful! I love it! In my country those never came, even not almost get the black common (15-91) today. And those who sell them put a price of "antiquity" that is unattainable! Some are more expensive than a new computer, sewing machine which seems silly to me!I'd like to have a Yes to sew straight every day! It's beautiful! Thank you very much for sharing the picture with me!
    And I loved TR-10! Sometimes a smile helps us improve our day and share it has improved mine also!
    A big hug!

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    Hi, everyone. Are you accepting new members for this thread at this time? I have just started a DJ BOM club and feel a little lost. But first of all, I have a problem that needs to be solved. I bought the DJ software and it works fine except for the printing. I can't get it to print anything. The print screens don't even come up. Can any of you help with this problem, or will I have to call EQ? Thanks, conniemaried
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    Hi, Conniemarie! Welcome to the thread! Which BOM did you join? Probably an obvious question, but did you select the block you wanted to print before you clicked on the print icon in the DJ program? Then did you choose whether you wanted to print the whole block outline or the foundation (paperpiece) pattern or one of the other options? Check out Chapter 11 of the DJ user manual that came with the software.

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    Katybob, thanks for the reply. I am doing the BOM from Fabric Fanatics, in Plano, TX. It's batiks with a light background. I actually live near to Stitchin Heaven, and they always have a DJ BOM going--they do traditional fabrics and they have two others right now, blue and white or red and white. But when I saw this one in batiks it called out to me like none of the others have! So now I'm hooked, I'm a woman on a mission. Just can't get this dang printer to work. It hasn't worked for anything in the lessons. Haven't tried to print just a block. Will read chapter 11 tonight and put on my serious thinking hat and see if I can get it to do anything. I just wondered if this is a common problem or not. That's OK, I'm up for a serious challenge right now. Conniemarie
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    Connie! I'm doing Fabric Fanatics Batik DJ!!! I loved it too. I started one here with the ladies and got VERY behind. So now my goal is one classic Jane, one batik Jane. I was doing really good too when the Batik Jane started in May. Then I visited family in Idaho and was spurred on to finish quilts for all my nieces and nephews for my DMIL. She's 89 and now if I try to sew anything else I feel so guilty. I've finished 10 tops of 29.

    I'll be here to finish my Janes soon. We can work together!!! My biggest problem with their BoM is picking which fabric to do with which square. I wish they had picked for me. Now I'm tempted to totally leave their schedule and do the same Batik Jane as I do classic Jane. (Ill watch you. )
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    TR-12 This is a cute tri. For those inside curves on the leaf, I went in from the back and took a look. The green fabric was fraying and very close to the stitching line. So I put a little fray check on a toothpick and put a tiny bit on each inside curve. I'd hate for it to come apart once the quilt is together.
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    Katybob, I'm still loving the freezer paper you told me about. I have a couple of questions:
    1. when do you remove the freezer paper, after you've cut the shapes or after you've sewn the seams?
    2. do you cut off the dog ears before you sew the pieces to help line them up properly?

    Thanks!
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    Love your TR-12, Cindy -- mine is just awful! And I was thinking your TR-10 could be your "humility" block. And I've also realized after finishing my first DJ (yet unquilted), that I can't remember which blocks I'd meant to redo but didn't, and when you look at the overall quilt, it's hard to find the mistakes or sloppy ones.

    I remove the freezer paper after I've sewn the seams. It helps me line up the seams if I've cut a little more or a little less than 1/4" around each piece. I often use a lot of starch on these blocks, and the freezer paper doesn't stick as well on the starched fabric, so sometimes the paper falls off and I have to press it back on. I'm not particularly consistent about cutting off the dog ears, but I think more often than not I don't cut them off.

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    Conniemarie welcome!! you can join any time and I'm sure there will always be people to answer questions I'm really a bad leader lately - first it was an on again off again thing as to whether Jane would make it into our guild's September show.... now it's definitely off and has been for a few weeks for oh so many reasons. I have three quilts at various stations [well....actually multiply by ten or twenty to get the real # but these are possible to complete by our show at least!] and I decided to focus on them when I did sew. Health probs still in question MRI tomorrow along with some other stuff..
    At any rate - caught up on a few posts....ahem again - if you do have questions feel free to PM me at any time. I will post one triangle I finished today BR8 - scheduled for last Feb 10 [oh well...] There are another couple I havent posted trying to decipher which??
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    here's the All Around the Town quilt top...in progress for show
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    ...btw - tried to call you a couple of minutes ago Cindy got a simple idea of [should say 'simpler'] fixing TR10 - just remove the square with the "hourglass" in it, replace the long triangle that touches it at the upper left and skootch that section to the right a little. [call me if this doesnt make sense... or on the other hand ignore me if you dont want to do it]
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    I had never shown TR4 - week of Oct 7!!!! sllloooowww
    finished is good!
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    L-11 Caitlin's Rose. The book version looks like it's drafted differently than the picture. I made a change on my own, it's not like the picture, but I'm happy with my version.
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    Monica, I also have the feeling I've not posted a few of my blocks. But I'm not sure if I'll be able to figure out (without too much trouble) which ones they are.

    I spent most of yesterday working on DJ! Boy, that felt good. Doubt I'll be able to get back to it this week, unfortunately.

    Katybob, thanks for the answers to my freezer paper questions. That's pretty much what I've been doing as well. Still trying to improve. I like both your answer (humility block) AND Monica's suggestion on how to fix it. I'll have to think about it. Have a great week, everyone.
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    PS Monica, LOVE your All Around The Town. Looks like you'll be able to get that in the show, yeah!!

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    Cindy - Love your Caitlin's Rose - yours actually looks much more like a flower!! You're right the book shows it differently from the original, but I think Brenda has the original as one of the center block variations for L-11 in her software [which I looked at after I realized that several of the original patterns actually appear as variations.] For anyone wanting the instructions for the original see post #2008 - but Cindy's does look more like a flower! I've got to get more of Jane done too!!! your RS13 is making me think about jumping back in - need to try for 3-4/week while getting show stuff ready! ugh.... I was checking tris - LS 8 and 9 and noted a couple of differences again - I like the way Jane's background in LS-8 [wk of June 23] center part comes up to a point - none of the instructions/blogs are like that and it really is just a simple alteration ....bring those two slanted strips of print to meet at the inner corner in the middle of the top section. That quilt has the top ovals/melons reverse applique like Jane, Aunt Reen uses the applique on top option. LS9 [week of July 14 coming up] is totally reverse applique although some of the blogs show it on top. When I look carefully it looks as though Jane attached the vertical background strip in between the semi-circles of print and then reverse appliqued the entire circle behind that part of the tri.

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    Cindy, I love the way you did L-11 and such beautiful fabric! Here's my 3:
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