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Thread: Judy's 3rd MYSTERY QUILT train ride

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    pbadder, I think this is perfect for a little one who loves bright colors. So cute.
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    Does anyone have any tips for sewing the strips together? Trial and error is not working out for me. LOL I'm going to end up with a frayed ragged mess if I don't figure it out soon.

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    www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5D6t20MyhQ
    Judy posted this site and It helped me understand how to do them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam H View Post
    Does anyone have any tips for sewing the strips together? Trial and error is not working out for me. LOL I'm going to end up with a frayed ragged mess if I don't figure it out soon.
    On the wrong side, draw your 1/4" seam line lightly. Do this on both strips. Match up the lines and you shouldn't have a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam H View Post
    Does anyone have any tips for sewing the strips together? Trial and error is not working out for me. LOL I'm going to end up with a frayed ragged mess if I don't figure it out soon.
    If you live close enough I can help.Live in Wi. too.....
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    That butteryfly quilt is way too cute. It will be loved to death

    Jaba what great quilts your going to end up with. here i am two weeks behind and not moving faster and you are all caught up with TWO of them. Wow. amazing as always.

    Thank you guys for continually posting. INspiration inspiration. Has that red/white combo come back up here with the strips yet? I am just anxious about cutting the long strips. I really am good at messing long pieces up by a fraction of an inch even though I follow with the omni ruler. it slips slightly or I slip off the line. so maybe in a couple days I can get to it and do ok! yes I will do ok! (in theory).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary O View Post
    If you live close enough I can help.Live in Wi. too.....
    Mary, that's a nice thought but it's 130 miles. I'm in Chippewa Falls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam H View Post
    Does anyone have any tips for sewing the strips together? Trial and error is not working out for me. LOL I'm going to end up with a frayed ragged mess if I don't figure it out soon.
    I'm a tad antsy about doing the long strips,too, especially after doing the 9 patches and have them be ever so slightly off. And 9 patches are my fav. So I've even been cleaning house to avoid sewing the strips. Won't the strips have the "dreaded bow" if we start them from the same end or am I just being a wimp?
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    I like to press the fabric well (using mary ellens, spray or more recently the homemade version) before cuttng the strips and then they stay together nicely when being sewn together.....I try to resist the temptation to sew fast like when doing curtains because the narrow stips of fabric do not favor that treatment (sorry jellyrollrace fans)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam H View Post
    Does anyone have any tips for sewing the strips together? Trial and error is not working out for me. LOL I'm going to end up with a frayed ragged mess if I don't figure it out soon.
    Pam, check out this thread. It might help.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...ht=long+strips

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    Katybob, that's the way I do long seams, too. Since we are doing WOF and you can't hold on to the beginning and end. I hold the edges together about 12" from my needle, sew to my fingers, stop sewing, move my fingers down another 12" and hold together while I sew. It eliminates any creeping of the bottom piece.
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    Thanks, katybob. I will give that method a try on my other 2 sets of strips.

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    Hello, I got started late and am trying to find all the clues. I have fabric requirements, Clue 2 & Clue 5, where do I find the other clues already posted?

    Thanks in advance.

    Suz in Iowa

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    Whew! Finally got caught up! Here's my strips for the week. This quilt is getting curiouser & curiouser! Judy, you've done a great job on this mystery of keeping us guessing!
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    Clue 3 post #494
    Clue 4 post #694

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    week 2 clue is post #264
    week 3 clue is post #494
    week 4 clue is post #694
    week 5 clue is post #843

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    cool Cindy those stripes look good......except.....suddenly I want candy !!! Peppermint candy, my favorite

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunlitenSmiles View Post
    cool Cindy those stripes look good......except.....suddenly I want candy !!! Peppermint candy, my favorite
    you know, I kinda had the same thought! Candy Canes!

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    well I am my own worst advisor. I read, reread and still did it wrong. I put the bottom of my ruler on 3.5 across the strata but at the bottom. *sigh* what was I thinking ??? lol at least I only cut one strata. I'm so hoping we don't use much more of the E/F fabric. Will have enough of the other five but this one is looking iffy. another big *sigh*. Now have to cut more strips, sew another strata and learn from my mistake. Put the RULER line on 3.5 inches, not the fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefbwarner View Post
    well I am my own worst advisor. I read, reread and still did it wrong. I put the bottom of my ruler on 3.5 across the strata but at the bottom. *sigh* what was I thinking ??? lol at least I only cut one strata. I'm so hoping we don't use much more of the E/F fabric. Will have enough of the other five but this one is looking iffy. another big *sigh*. Now have to cut more strips, sew another strata and learn from my mistake. Put the RULER line on 3.5 inches, not the fabric.
    what ????? ok, now I need Chocolate, Dar Chocolate

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    I already had the chocolate and it didn't make me feel one bit better Sunliten LOL I am just so glad I reread the instructions before I cut the other two strata strips. So only lost 2.5 inches of each fabric. Somedays you're the windshield and some days you're the bug. I'm the bug today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefbwarner View Post
    I already had the chocolate and it didn't make me feel one bit better Sunliten LOL I am just so glad I reread the instructions before I cut the other two strata strips. So only lost 2.5 inches of each fabric. Somedays you're the windshield and some days you're the bug. I'm the bug today.
    I think we've all been there, done that!! LOL

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    I really want to do this, but I don't have a stash yet. DH will kill me if I try to order any more fabric right now, since I've been getting it for the babies Christmas quilts.

    Maybe I can scrounge up something... It will clash badly, but practice is practice, right??
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    LoupEsprit go for scrappy girl. A design may not stand out but you'd get the practice and have a couch quilt. Plus you'd be using up your leftovers. My kids get the scraps for drag arounds. I do it all the time. Like the stuff I cut yest LOL whooops Hugsss Retta in oh so nice weather Florida.

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    Loup, chef is right, practice is a good thing
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