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Thread: Affairs of the Heart Cyber-Sew 2011

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    This is for all newbies who may not have done much applique.

    If you use a fusible which has a glue side and use it as directed on the packet, then iron your design on to stick the material on which you have traced the design, you will find that your fabrics don´t move around. There is steam a seam 2 or Misty fuse both work well and it also stops your fabric from fraying whilst your working

    To get a nice clear view when you are stitching use the foot with the see through plastic on it and line up your needle to the outside edge of your applique. When you come to a point or the inside of the heart, decrease your stitch length.

    Hope that helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    For anyone waiting, you can join me in the BUTR club (Bringing Up The Rear) lol. I am a procrastinator by nature, and someone has to be last.
    I will definitely be joining you. I have the book, have the fabric, and will be amazed if I've even started by the end of summer.

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    I love the inventive light boxes ladies - thankfully I do have a commercial one, bought when my home made one kept getting too hot to work with comfortably.

    Debe, Sorry about getting confused thinking that it was stabliser - so it is just a question of waiting until you can wash it away, and your blocks will look lovely.

    Cheri - you will soon have that other quilt done, and then what will be stopping you from starting this one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltswithConvicts
    Debbie, I love your signature! That is me in a nutshell! I don't clean much - out here the dust is a protective furniture coating. The stuff on the floor is "patina." I only cook because Dh & I get hungry. He computes & I quilt! OK, the bathrooms are the exception - I have a phobia about bathrooms not being clean - but only bathrooms. Maybe that came from living with 3 boys & only 1 bath. I was always cleaning it, sometimes multiple times a day! The next house we bought had 3 & the boys were responsible for their own! I took care of the guest one.
    i am so with you...the bathroom is the only room i worry about...but i quit cooking because is picky and complains and he is retired so if no dinner made when i get home; i don't make it. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Kathy has set up the Virtual section for this cyber sew...here is the link. You will all want to click at the top left of the page where it says "Subscribe" We will be putting all the weekly photo threads in this section. It just makes everything easier to find.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1028
    Thanks for posting that Patti, I would have missed it otherwise I will put it in my favourite now.

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    LOL....yes, I love the light boxes! Ducky, yours is fancy! I had a friend who did lots of stained glass. I loved it, she used to give me things for Christmas that she had made. I did buy a lamp from her..its sooo pretty!

    Cheri...how's Stupid Sylvia coming??

    And I may have joined the JTG, but I'm soooo slow that I'll also be a member of BUTR!! :D:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltswithConvicts
    I don't clean much - out here the dust is a protective furniture coating. The stuff on the floor is "patina."
    Love the way you think. I actually have a sign that reads "Housework won't kill me but I'm not taking any chances!"

    For anyone waiting, you can join me in the BUTR club (Bringing Up The Rear) lol. I am a procrastinator by nature, and someone has to be last.
    I am quite sure I will be in your BUTR group, will be watching for your block posts so I can keep u[ with you. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Cheri...how's Stupid Sylvia coming??

    And I may have joined the JTG, but I'm soooo slow that I'll also be a member of BUTR!! :D:
    It's -still- at 40 blocks left to make, which is why I'm planning to be a full-time member of BUTR! Must try to turn on sewing machine before this week is over... LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuilteanna
    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Cheri...how's Stupid Sylvia coming??

    And I may have joined the JTG, but I'm soooo slow that I'll also be a member of BUTR!! :D:
    It's -still- at 40 blocks left to make, which is why I'm planning to be a full-time member of BUTR! Must try to turn on sewing machine before this week is over... LOL.
    You will soon get them done Cheri, with the incentive of starting this with everyone else. You have about 12 weeks at a rough calculation, so an average of just over 3 a week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyspain
    Heh Patti, I love that lightbox, I have been trying to think how I could make one and voila there you are using two chairs, I am going to do that, much easier to work with.
    Me too!!!! How ingenius!!!!

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    The owner of my very favorite LQS shared a tracing/lightbox tip with a bunch of us... very cool - get a clear plastic project box/scrapbook box [like the 14x14 ones from Jo-Ann] and a "tap light" [the lights that work with batteries that you hang in the closets] Tap the light "on" - put it inside the box and wa-la!! you have a fairly reasonably priced functional lightbox :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr
    The owner of my very favorite LQS shared a tracing/lightbox tip with a bunch of us... very cool - get a clear plastic project box/scrapbook box [like the 14x14 ones from Jo-Ann] and a "tap light" [the lights that work with batteries that you hang in the closets] Tap the light "on" - put it inside the box and wa-la!! you have a fairly reasonably priced functional lightbox :)
    That's a good version, and if you are working with a black background, and the light isn't quite bright enough, there is room for more lights! From my point of view, any of these solutions are better than standing at a window.

    Another is if you have a cabinet or table that your machine sits down in so that it is level with the table surface. Take the machine out, cover the hole with a large ruler, and put a light below it (some of these tap lights woud work well in that situation too).

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    New to the site ..saw this BOM and decided to join.I have had the book in house for quite a while and have enlarged my patterns just waiting for the push...so here we go...thanks.

    cozadiel

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    Great idea!!...I have a light box but it is not big enough for some projects and as I like to tape the pattern and fabric down on the box this will be very helpful so I don't have to untape.
    Thanks for the great idea...
    cozadiel

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    Quote Originally Posted by cozadiel
    New to the site ..saw this BOM and decided to join.I have had the book in house for quite a while and have enlarged my patterns just waiting for the push...so here we go...thanks.

    cozadiel
    Welcome to the group!

    We are going to have such a fun time creating our own personalized versions. There will be tons of help & encouragement, too.

    How large are you planning on making your blocks. What color scheme are you doing?

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    Cre8, that is a GREAT IDEA for a light box...thanks! I might be able to "upgrade" mine...LOL!!!

    cozadiel...welcome! We are gonna have sooo much fun!..Well, we already are! :D:

    I got an email from where I ordered my Razzle Dazzle...one item I ordered (Best Press) is on Backorder....:sad:...the good news is that it is supposed to come in today, so maybe it will ship today. I can't wait to get the new thread in!!

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    Thought you ladies might like to look over this free e-book on 4 different ways to applique... heres the link

    http://www.quiltingdaily.com/Applique-Quilts/

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    I'll be interested to see how the Razzle Dazzle sews for you, Patti. I get a little frustrated with some of the metallic threads because they seem to fray and come apart while I'm using them with counted cross stitch. It's probably the brand of thread I'm using, so if the Razzle Dazzle works well for you, I may look into buying some, too.

    Thanks for the link on applique. I'll check that ebook out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Thought you ladies might like to look over this free e-book on 4 different ways to applique... heres the link

    http://www.quiltingdaily.com/Applique-Quilts/
    Have you gotten it Patti? I want someone's opinion before I do. And I worry about spam.

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    I got my backing today in the post. I had been looking for a black sheet locally, but only managed to find a fitted one, which wouldn't have been big enough. So I ended up ordering from Thousands of bolts - they have several in their wide backing section. I chose the cheapest, which they say is tone on tone, but it is more of a mottled effect. It is a little bit stiff, but I think some of that stiffness will wash out. ($8.95 a yard and they have 4 yards left in stock, so there is enough for someone else).

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Thought you ladies might like to look over this free e-book on 4 different ways to applique... heres the link

    http://www.quiltingdaily.com/Applique-Quilts/
    Have you gotten it Patti? I want someone's opinion before I do. And I worry about spam.
    I downloaded it with my junk email address and it is not something that I see as being useful to someone who needs help with applique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Thought you ladies might like to look over this free e-book on 4 different ways to applique... heres the link

    http://www.quiltingdaily.com/Applique-Quilts/
    Have you gotten it Patti? I want someone's opinion before I do. And I worry about spam.
    Aaah, there you are Gai - is your cold better? Hope so.

    Welcome to Cozadiel - please can we know your name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Aaah, there you are Gai - is your cold better? Hope so.
    Thanks Lesley, yes, it's better, but I have to say that this year The Fast is kicking my butt!! I am severely undermotivated to do anything right now. :?

    But I am listening to a new song by Sissel from her new album. Gosh, I love her voice!!

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    Nancy Zieman TV has a new video about doing bobbin work. I don't know how to do a link. But most of the video is about the Baby Lock and the kit that is available to use specifically for bobbin work. It was interesting, but I am not getting a new machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemjo
    Nancy Zieman TV has a new video about doing bobbin work. I don't know how to do a link. But most of the video is about the Baby Lock and the kit that is available to use specifically for bobbin work. It was interesting, but I am not getting a new machine!
    I would love to see it, because I have a babylock that came with all the bobbin work stuff, but I have no clue about any of it. I couldn't find the video. To add a link to a post, just open the page of whatever you want to link, and highlight the url in the window, then click Edit (at the top of the screen), then Copy. Then in the place you want to put the link, just click Edit, then Paste.

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