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    Point is, I don't like cheese with eggs. I like them separate, no problems but together? YUK
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    Anael ... Totally Understood! ... I think you will still like it even without the cheese. Last summer while we had fresh strawberries, did that too!



    JeanieG ... forgot to answer you on the tea. The add-ins are negligible for those calories, but oh so deliciously good! It's a storefront operation here, with online/phone in ordering as well. In the stores you can see samples of all the teas, smell them ... and buy it as hot tea too, if you want. There's always two on sample every day, so a good way to try some out. While there is one near me, it's a hassle to find parking and go into the mall, so I now pretty much always just order it and it's here in no time ... and with no stress! Plus they give me three little packets of tea to sample each time as well. So .... if you're interested, you too, could be drinking with me ..... Blueberry Jam Tea this morning! https://www.davidstea.com/store-locator
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    I didn't see your 'Devour' before, made me laugh I will try your recipe without cheese, never did eggs with fruit before but as you said, the worst is having to throw it out

    GG, thank you for your compliments on my Sylvia block. Only 10 to go.....seems so little, yet so much work! Applique of course, a few of them and one with tiny curved pieces. I might skip those curves and find me another block. I tried it but totally failed!
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    For sure ... the first time I carefully made it just with one egg ........ then quickly made a 2nd one!

    Are your Sylvia blocks 6" unfinished or finished?
    Our FWS were 6" finished ... so you could maybe borrow from there if you're looking for some subs.
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    QNSue ... All Others too!
    I'm reading the specs for your printer and it's sisters.
    I'm trying to justify the extra expense of the legal size scans.

    How much do you use the legal scanning ability?
    Or is it a convenience factor ... for a lot of extra money.

    I found one that will give me the legal scanning and the price point is more reasonable ... but I lose the duplex function, which I think would be more vital.

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    Anael...a couple of tips I picked up in an appliqué class using butcher paper, or paper with wax on one side. Stack two pieces keeping the non waxed side up and iron them together, smoothing out all bumps and air bubbles. Trace your pattern on a see through paper, and iron it onto the wax side of the butcher paper. Cut the shape out of the wax paper and remove the see through paper pattern. Now iron this wax side down onto the wrong side of the fabric and cut the fabric around it leaving enough fabric to turn under. Using the very tip of your iron, turn the fabric over the butcher paper template. At this point I brush a light glue like Sew Stable on the seam allowance and iron it dry. School glue thinned with a little water might work but I've never used it. Now remove the template, it won't be too stuck to the paper, and your shape is ready to stitch to the block. It's kind of like PP and will give you a very precise form but it does take a little work. You can reuse the wax paper template up to 10 times if necessary. If you sew these on with a machine, use a very small thread like a silk 100 weight and your seams will all most disappear. By hand the finer thread works best too. You can probably find this process on line and see all of the steps in picture. Give it a whirl. You might be pleasantly surprised with the results.

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    QE, I have no idea what legal size scanning is. I use my scanner for the pictures of my blocks, patterns when they're in a book and sometimes for a document.
    What's a duplex function?

    My blocks are 6" finished, like the FWS. Good idea to borrow from there, thanks! I know the FWS does have blocks I like a lot without those tiny curves

    I'm going to get ready for a meeting tonight so talk to you later again!
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    QuiltE, its a matter of personal preferences and what you would use it for, that is the bottom line. I wished for it so many times when I was coping a block or pattern that was just a little bigger than I could copy before and I did not have a scanner table top to copy either. You had to 'run' the page through the HP T44 jet printer and that was not always possible with a magazine page or a book page. So on this one, I bit the bullet and went the 'whole' way and have the flat bed scanner that is 8 3/25 by 18 inches or I can 'feed' the page into the printer for a copy. I was truly looking at the ratings of each one and thinking of what I *might* want to do...that I could not do before. It works beautiful at coping a whole pattern from double fold magazine...double sided, or single side booklets...endless possibilities. Do it took me two or three months to pay for it, its worth that to me.

    I love endless possibilities and that is why our two freezers are 'chuck' full and pantry too. Whatever dh wants for a meal, I can produce it with ease. Unexpected company is no problem with my freezers and pantry....even if they stayed for a month. That is why I can look around my quilt room and choose from a wide selection of possibilities without going to town for anything but staples of bread and milk and butter. If we had a goat or two, or milking sheep or miniature cow, we would have milk.

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    Anael ... duplex means that it will automatically flip the paper and print on the other side. You make that happen when you send your document to the printer and choose the printer. That's good news that some FWS blocks can jumpinto Sylvia's wedding plans.

    QNSue ... thanks ... that's where I've been spinning right now. Do I justify the additional costs or not? BTW online HP prices in the USA are so enticing, compared to the reality of our landed Canadian prices.

    I've been going thru the cost/benefit scenario for all the computer options too ... so many possibilities, and the consideration of where the overkill point is! My brain (and eyes!) are in overdrive ... no wonder my head is all spinny!!!

    By the end of the day ... all should be finalized ............ I'm hoping!
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    QuiltE, use the toll free phone numbers and talk to a few companies to narrow your choice down, and also tie down to the penny on Canadian prices that way. I look a what I want on internet, then pick up my cell and call...talking to a real person helps to run by your options...helps me make the decision that is best for me. Hope it will help you.

    it was a wake up call for me when I mailed packages of fabric out to foreign addresses in Brazil, Australia, and to the Netherlands. A one time thing, but it opened up my eyes a bit on tariff charges between countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardnergal970 View Post
    Anael...a couple of tips I picked up in an appliqué class using butcher paper, or paper with wax on one side. Stack two pieces keeping the non waxed side up and iron them together, smoothing out all bumps and air bubbles. Trace your pattern on a see through paper, and iron it onto the wax side of the butcher paper. Cut the shape out of the wax paper and remove the see through paper pattern. Now iron this wax side down onto the wrong side of the fabric and cut the fabric around it leaving enough fabric to turn under. Using the very tip of your iron, turn the fabric over the butcher paper template. At this point I brush a light glue like Sew Stable on the seam allowance and iron it dry. School glue thinned with a little water might work but I've never used it. Now remove the template, it won't be too stuck to the paper, and your shape is ready to stitch to the block. It's kind of like PP and will give you a very precise form but it does take a little work. You can reuse the wax paper template up to 10 times if necessary. If you sew these on with a machine, use a very small thread like a silk 100 weight and your seams will all most disappear. By hand the finer thread works best too. You can probably find this process on line and see all of the steps in picture. Give it a whirl. You might be pleasantly surprised with the results.
    This is how I applique, except it never occurred ta me ta double the freezer paper. I did applique the BB & this time I used a piece o' cardboard w/double sticky tape. I cut it out o' a cereal box. Made my fabric very stiff w/Mary Ellen's Best Press, & used the tip o' my iron ta press it over the edge o' the cardboard. Next I took the cardboard off, glued the edges & heat set it. I then glued it ta the background & top stitched it.


    QNSue ... thanks ... that's where I've been spinning right now. Do I justify the additional costs or not? BTW online HP prices in the USA are so enticing, compared to the reality of our landed Canadian prices.

    I've been going thru the cost/benefit scenario for all the computer options too ... so many possibilities, and the consideration of where the overkill point is! My brain (and eyes!) are in overdrive ... no wonder my head is all spinny!!!

    By the end of the day ... all should be finalized ............ I'm hoping! [/QUOTE]

    Hooray for you ta have it finalized soon.
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    Aneal I'm so excited your Sylvia's quilt. How fun. Lookin forward ta seein' it.
    Bev
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    GG, thanks for the explanation of making templates. I never thought of doing that! But: I hate needle turn applique. Does this template thing work with a sewing machine as well when you have to make tiny curves?
    I think I will go the easy way this time and make a FWS block instead of the curved Sylvia one. After all it's my Sylvia quilt and there's no quilt police living at my house
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    Anael...yes this process works with either hand or machine stitching. When you say you don't like appliqué is it how it looks or the process of doing it? Yup, this is your Sylvia quilt to make to please you.
    Dubib...I guess the double layer of butcher paper just makes the template heavier and it doesn't get folded into the fabric by mistake.

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    Both GG. I don't like the process and I don't like the look of it because I'm no good at it! I have to do applique with my Dear Jane blocks too and I don't like that either. Besides the pieces are really small (4.5" finished blocks). But I stick to the blocks because I want my Dear Jane to be like the original. With Sylvia I don't care if one block doesn't belong in the quilt. So I will try this template thing with Dear Jane. Will let you know how it works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gardnergal970 View Post
    Anael...yes this process works with either hand or machine stitching. When you say you don't like appliqué is it how it looks or the process of doing it? Yup, this is your Sylvia quilt to make to please you.
    Dubib...I guess the double layer of butcher paper just makes the template heavier and it doesn't get folded into the fabric by mistake.
    It's a great idea! It just never occurred ta me. LOL
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    Good night all, it's late here (11.24 pm) so I'm going to try and get some sleep. CU all tomorrow!
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    Breakfast menu is growing fast in the virtual RV...so many good recipes to try. Its so nice you all shared your favorite ways to fix the first meal in the day. I saved them all....QuiltE, JeanieG, and Dublb. Dublb yours looks like it would be perfect fixed outside over a fire and the same with JeanieG's.

    And GG, your ideas appeal to me although...no...I...don't...do...that....or...pp. It is a challenge with one eye to line things up and I don't always do a perfect job. Its like trying to set a glass of milk on the counter and it misses, spilling the contents on the floor. Hate that, but that is life.

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    I love how we each have our own ways that work for each o' us. It is wonderful ta learn from each other but also ta know that there is no pressure ta do things we don't like, or don't like us.
    Bev
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    Gee I go missing for a day and it takes me half an hour to catch up

    Anael the bushfires in Australia are in the southern part of the country absolutely nowhere near me thank goodness, unfortunately it is that time of the year when bushfires and floods occur

    QuiltE I will have to try the apple omelette that has be intrigued although I am not a big breakfast person, bowl of cereal and coffee for me.

    Oh and what is a Nanaimo bar (think I spelt it correctly) don't think you can buy them out here.

    I will just have to spend more time in the RV to try all these different foods.

    GG hope you are not too sure after your mishap

    But for now it is off to the sewing room, I only have the last 2 borders to quilt on this raffle quilt and it is done done done. 60 inches square and I have used 12 bobbins so far
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    Almost forgot
    JeanieG have you finished your Easy Street, I have checked our the Link on Bonnies blog and the quilt tops look fabulous, very envious that I didn't participate. Think I might download the instructions and put it on the to do list
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    Mirabelle - I have not finished Easy Street yet. The actual piecing of all the sections until Step 7 and 8 were really easy compared to RRCB and Orca Bay (she used a lot of 3 1/2" pieces). Step 7 and 8 blocks are complicated as you have to make sure the foursies are going the correct direction, or the secondary pattern gets screwed up. I lay all the pieces on my ironing board, then pick them up two at a time to sew together. When I get all the rows completed, I grab the sheet with the instructions and double check that the pattern is going the way it is suppose to. I have 12 more Block A's and 7 Block B's to put together. Check out the Yahoo Quiltville Chat Groups photo section. I really am liking the more plain background, rather than the black on white busy prints we are using. I could make this quilt again, but would use one solid background I think! The colors the people are using to make this quilt are amazing!
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    Good Night Anael ... sleep tight!


    Gee MiraB ... and you think lots happened in the day you were away.
    There's been a lot of Chatty-Cathy going on here, in the few hours I was gone!
    Nanaimo Bars ... a Canadian specialty ... the recipe is back a few pages.
    Apple Omelette ... I probably eat it more for supper, than breakfast!
    Glad you are long away from the fires ... saw them on the TV tonight and horrors!


    Applique ... take a look at the Sulky link. They mention a fusable that you put on the right side of the fabric for applique and then peel it off after it's done, without any residue. Anyone familiar with the product?
    http://www.sulky-international.de/sc...p?seite_id=200



    Update ... have my new system ordered!!
    Now that phase is over.
    Back to the sewing room and get those BBs signed and ready for the mail.
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    It has been a good day for chatter here.

    I haven't been on much, but did get all my y-seams finished...all 48 of them! The BBs should be all together by the end of tomorrow. I can't wait to get the next package and see what arrives...expected on Thursday (maybe it will come tomorrow instead).

    GGal--sorry to hear about your fall!

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    Ok, QuiltE, what did you order...please, we & our inquiring minds want to know!!

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