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THE FWS PONY CLUB QUILT-ALONG Week 1 Discussion Page A Beauty & A Dandy

Old 01-05-2012, 01:56 PM
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Some of you may be noticing that JanRN has been MIA.

She aked me to let you know that she is disappointed to not be here for the Pony Club start. Her Mother is facing some medical challenges right now, so I'm sure you all know where she is ... from one appointment to the other, and then helping care for Mom. She'll be saddling up and joining us as soon as life settles a little.

In the meantime, I think she's actually riding in the back corner of the conestoga wagon, and getting some sleep when she can.


JanRN ... My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mom! {{{{{HUGS}}}}}
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
Hey MiraB ... nothing wrong with being organized and ahead of the game! We always need trailblazers. Besides, you folks down under are ALWAYS ahead of us!

So ... how about some hints for me on that dastardly A Beauty! Did you take note that I left it for block #2 (or perhaps #42?) and went the easy route for my starter block!!
Hi QuiltE
Not being a fan of Y seams I decided to print the templates onto freezer paper, iron this to my fabric, I then carefully cut each piece out with scissors not rotary cutter. I then drew on my 1/4 inch seam allowance in pencil so I could see where to stop at each corner. I also did a few reserve stitches so it wouldn't unravel on me. It was slow going but was pleased with the end result. Good luck
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hi everyone.will be following along as I have the book and horse themed fabric. doubt I will keep up but will try
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:02 PM
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Is there a different freezer paper than the stuff I buy on a roll like waxed paper?
I'd be scared to put it thru my printer!
Sure would be easier to do it that way, than to have to trace everything on.

I'm not a Y-fan person either. But who is??
I found PPing the saving grace for the FWS ones that needed to be done. The Candlequilter block in the summer was probably the first Y-PP I did and it slid together nicely, so I was sold!
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:04 PM
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hi everyone.will be following along as I have the book and horse themed fabric. doubt I will keep up but will try
Welcome GrannyRae ... there's no rush, and many will be doing it at their own pace.
Be sure to post your blocks as you have them done, and join in the fun!!

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Old 01-05-2012, 04:44 PM
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freezer paper in the printer is fine...
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:51 PM
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What type of printers? .... Inkjets? or Lasers?
Does it not melt? ... that's what we want it to do when we iron it onto the fabric.
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Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
Some of you may be noticing that JanRN has been MIA.

She aked me to let you know that she is disappointed to not be here for the Pony Club start. Her Mother is facing some medical challenges right now, so I'm sure you all know where she is ... from one appointment to the other, and then helping care for Mom. She'll be saddling up and joining us as soon as life settles a little.

In the meantime, I think she's actually riding in the back corner of the conestoga wagon, and getting some sleep when she can.


JanRN ... My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mom! {{{{{HUGS}}}}}
I wondered where you've been Jan, I've missed you! Hope all goes well with you mother. It is so hard when we become caregivers to our parents. My folks have been gone for a long time now, but remember how it was "back then".
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
Is there a different freezer paper than the stuff I buy on a roll like waxed paper?
I'd be scared to put it thru my printer!
Sure would be easier to do it that way, than to have to trace everything on.

I'm not a Y-fan person either. But who is??
I found PPing the saving grace for the FWS ones that needed to be done. The Candlequilter block in the summer was probably the first Y-PP I did and it slid together nicely, so I was sold!
Freezer paper is white with wax on one side. I grew up calling it butcher paper.
Here's how I did it. I cut my freezer paper 8.5" x11" then ironed it onto some copy paper. I ran that through the printer, & then took it off of the copy paper. When I cut the templates out of the freezer paper I cut 'em out on the dotted line (the finish shape.) These were ironed onto my fabric. I then used my pinking blade in my rotary cutter & using my ruler, cut a 1/4 seam allowance. I used pins to line up my blocks like this lady does.

http://dquilts.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-i-freezer-paper-piece.html

Since this block has so many Y seams I backed stitched at each corner. This was the first time to use this method & boy do I like it.

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Jan & Termi My prayers are with you!
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