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Thread: What I learned today !!!!

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    Super Member Minnisewta's Avatar
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    Angry What I learned today !!!!

    Don't ask your know it all husband to help with math if he doesn't understand how to construct a quilt. Next time I'll try harder to figure it out myself!!!
    Pam

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    LOL, I hope you are still speaking!
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    I am math challenged and my husband is a math whiz. I always figure out my own math, no matter how loooong it takes me because he doesn't understand quilting either. He is a great help when I want to square my quilt before doing the binding. I hope you can selvage your creation!

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    Uh oh! I hope you guys kiss and make up soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaiQuilter View Post
    Uh oh! I hope you guys kiss and make up soon!

    That's cute, snuggle up under a quilt too!
    ♥♥♥ Loving Mama ♥♥♥

    If life gives you scraps, make an angel quilt out of it!

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    I learned the hard way also, I was squaring up a king size quilt, my husband is a construction worker, specifically ceilings (acoustical shouldn't be too much different than a quilt, right?), I asked him to help me, so what does he do, he comes over and pulls on a corner and says that should do it, I thanked him, started laughing and actually squared it up myself.
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    That was just too funny!

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    I have the Quilter's FabriCalc. Answers whatever questions I have for measuring. The person who invented this is a genius. Edie
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    DH was telling me about the app he found for his smart phone for figuring wood for his projects. I wished out loud that there was one for figuring fabric. Within a few minutes he found one for and added it to my phone. It is so helpful!

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    ahhh .. fabric calculators .. yes indeed !! LOL
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    My hubby is my go-to guy for math help and design problems. He can always figure it out and I really appreciate it. I will rent him to you (online only!) if you need help.
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    Some day I'm going to possess a fabric calculator. Sad thing is I used to be good at math.

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    My DH is a woodworker by hobby and renovator by necessity. He taught ME how to properly square up my quilt tops. Anyone looking for a decent fabric calculator, that you don't have to buy to use (yes the option to buy is there too) http://www.vrya.net/quilt/index.php I use it all the time and have found it to be quite accurate.

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    AMEN ! Been there,done that. Got a weird answer !

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    Always get my laugh for the day right here. Thanks all

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    GingerK, when I tried to go to your link I was told it was forbidden on my computer. I have no idea what that means other than I'm not able to get to the site. Do you have any problems using or is there something I should know but don't because I barely understand how to use my laptop. Any help greatly appreciated.

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    Oh, oh. Who does the bills! LOL
    I'm too blest to be stressed. Amen to that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edie View Post
    I have the Quilter's FabriCalc. Answers whatever questions I have for measuring. The person who invented this is a genius. Edie
    I agree, no one needs to be a math whiz with this gadget

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