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  1. Cutting Machines

    by , 01-25-2013 at 05:28 PM
    Has anyone used the Sizzix big Shot or Big Kick for cutting fabric. Both machines are supposed to take templates from other machines and do the job with fabric. Would I be better off with the AquQuilt Machine which is more expensive or will the Sizzix's do the job. I would appreciate comments from people who have had experiences with the machines. Thank you.
  2. Dresdan Plate

    by , 01-25-2013 at 10:18 AM
    Hi Just wondering if someone could give me a good idea of a long arm quilting design that would look good on a Dresdan plate quilt top? Thanks so much
  3. lesson learned

    by , 01-25-2013 at 05:31 AM
    I bought ( about 6 months ago) and just put them away 2--30pc of 4x4 bundles cute frogs on ebay next time I'm going to ask die or hand cut. I'm so made not one is 4x4 now I have to cut down to 3 1/2or 3 3/4

    thanks for listening grammey1956
  4. Quick Machine Binding with Flange

    by , 01-24-2013 at 09:50 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by charismah View Post
    A lady came in and taught this to use a few months back at a long arm quilters meeting and I thought I would share. I am one of those people who do hand binding but when you are in a hurry and you need binding done fast..this is the way!

    You will need two different colors for the binding strips
    You cut the outer edge 1 3/8 you cut the flange peice 1 5/8 (inches)

    Then sew them just like you would normal binding in one long strip ( short side short side right
  5. Ricky Timms One Seam Flying Geese

    by , 01-23-2013 at 12:59 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by kristakz View Post
    I've never done this, but I found this link. Reading it, I believe the measurements are like this:

    Cut your 2 squares the height of your finished block plus 1/2 " - so, 2 1/4" in your case. Cut the rectangle the finished width plus 1/2" - so 4" in your case.
    So you need to cut two 2 1/4" squares of your background colour, and one 2 1/4 x 4" rectangle of your goose colour.
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  6. Taking the stress out of Longarm tension

    by , 01-23-2013 at 11:09 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Dollyo View Post
    This was posted on one of my yahoo frame quilting groups. They have since put the link in their files.

    It answered some questions for me and I've watched & read alot about longarm tension.

  7. Just had to share

    by , 01-22-2013 at 04:55 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by LoisM View Post
    Just had to share this adorable graphic I came across yesterday. Doesn't it just make you smile?

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  8. Do You FMQ Feathers? HELP!

    by , 01-22-2013 at 07:52 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    I need to learn how to quilt feathers for the current quilt I am quilting. I watched all the videos and thought I was ready... but my first practice piece (below, in brown) turned out HORRIBLE. If you are fairly decent at quilting feathers (FMQ, freehand, not with a longarm pattern) would you PLEASE post pics of your feather quilting here? I need some inspiration! And apparently, lots more practice.
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  9. Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star template

    by , 01-22-2013 at 07:48 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by MarLeClair View Post
    I don't know about the demo you saw, but I have Deb Tucker's Lemoyne Star ruler. I love it. I made perfect 3" stars up to 12" stars. After I took a class I went home and made the wall hanging. I only wish she would come out with some other patterns that you could use the same ruler with.
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  10. Determined To Finish!

    by , 01-20-2013 at 05:03 PM
    I have recently pulled my Cathedral Window back out. Life happens and other projects took over my time. My goal is to finish this before I allow myself to start another project. Having a "Fold/Iron" marathon until all needed to finish is complete, then I will go from there. With this concept, I am hoping it will feel like I am moving faster, lol. Is there anyone else working on a CW at the moment?
    Cathedral Window
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