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  1. Diamond border help

    by , 07-26-2013 at 01:30 PM
    I want to create a 3.5 inch "finished" using strip piecing to make diamond blocks. See attachment. My question is what size do I cut the dark center strip and what size do I cut the 2 light strips so I come up with a 3.5 inch block strip to use in a border instead of the size made using the instructions i found online. You can send private msg if you wold like.

    Updated 07-27-2013 at 03:38 AM by PatriceJ

  2. Does anyone do embroidery by hand anymore?

    by , 07-26-2013 at 01:13 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Shemjo View Post
    Yes! YES! Hand embroidery is alive and well, and surviving heartily here in the St. Louis area. Got to have hand work watching the kids at a game, watching TV with the SO, waiting at the Dr.s or for any appointment, or just because it is so pretty. We have ladies who do red work by hand, and embroider quilt blocks! It is going stong here in MO! :lol: :lol: :lol:
  3. Help please - Tumbling Blocks pattern (very confused!)

    by , 07-26-2013 at 09:04 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Susan Hunter View Post
    Hello. I looked into making the tumbling blocks quilt and also the grandmother's garden quilt without Y seams. They used the strip piecing method. However, it looks like you end up with a vertical seam going down the middle of the top of each tumbling block! I don't know if I like that. You don't have that seam when you use the traditional method with Y seams. I don't know what I hate more -- the extra seam, or making Y seams!!!
  4. Turtles everywhere!

    by , 07-26-2013 at 06:34 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianGirl View Post
    I have been working on this for months...I am a "follow the pattern" person and this required a little more creative piecing and then garment construction (the jacket is lined and the collar added) The original pattern had the Turtles and "stained glass" sewn onto a sweat shirt (no lining, no collar, turtle images supplied, suggested sizes for panels and layout). Anyhow, I'm glad its done and I can move onto something new!
    Debbie, this is for you. Love this
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