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Hi quilters, im new! Can u help me out?:)

Old 03-22-2021, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by aashley333 View Post
hi from texas. when i have problems uploading pics, i open them in "Paint" program and resize to smallest option and save a copy. Don't forget to scroll waaaay over to the right side of the uploading screen to find the button needed to click.
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Old 03-22-2021, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Barb in Louisiana View Post
Try using a contrasting, commonly called a pop, color as sashing and/or border. A white on black print, or much darker color of one of the ones in your blocks could be what makes all the colors act nicer together. Google Quilted Table runner with sashing and you will see many examples. You could float your blocks by putting a sashing between them and use the same color as a border.

Tip: Take 1 each of your blocks to a fabric store and lay them out on the fabrics you are considering. And don't be afraid to be try colors you think won't go with them.
Great ideas, need to muster my courage! hee hee
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Old 03-22-2021, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by juliasb View Post
Welcome to the QB from SE Michigan! Glad you are joining us here. How many blocks did you make? Much will depend on this and the length you want for your table runner. A 2.5" strip is what is usually used as a sashing between each block. Then adding a long strip on each side the length of your table runner also using a 2.5 " strip. You may need wider strips since your block is a 10" I would also lay out a paper cut out of the 10" and the 2" ( finished) strip just to give you an idea of what the finish will look like. Have bunches of fun with this.
Getting the quilting bug is a wonderful thing to catch. I have it too and have had it for more than 30 years. I am far from the perfect quilter but I so love quilting that it takes up the majority of my time. Again welcome to the BQ. Stay around and have loads of fun.,
juliasb, i would quilt 18 hours a day every day for the rest of my life if i could. is this what addiction feel like?! oh jeez. i used to clean every day, now i sew, and marvel online at others' quilts, and go to the fabric store and just walk around looking at fabrics and running them thru my fingers. its insanely gratifying! And I give the chores to my kids to do! Its a win-win!

Thank you and everyone for ideas. Im gonna try sashing/binding in a bold color, take the leap. i'll probably get 2 or 3 table runners out of these. But Im gonna sit on it for now.

Im open to any more ideas at all if you can see my photo.

Blessed be!
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Old 03-22-2021, 01:37 PM
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Try laying these out on a piece of fabric to see what looks good to you. I would use the log cabin in the center with 2 strip blocks on each end. If you set one in a straight setting and the other on point you will get different looks and sizes. If you donít have fabric stash at home just carry the blocks with to a store
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Old 03-22-2021, 04:38 PM
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Yes, i didnt think of them on point. that creates even more options! My goodness, i love this site and having fellows in the face of all this disease and isolation; and thank you...yall reminded me why I am so so happy we have not lost this art to history!
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Old 03-23-2021, 03:38 AM
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Welcome from Michigan!
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Old 03-23-2021, 03:48 AM
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jomfcampbell, I love your enthusiasm and excitement for quilting. You’ll fit in here splendidly. Your blocks are very pretty and I look forward to seeing your finished runners.
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Those blocks are really pretty! Have fun.
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Old 03-23-2021, 05:03 AM
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jom -- your blocks are loaded with spring to me! Good job! Take the blocks to the fabric stores and find a pop color for the sashing as has been suggested. Pick your favorite color to compare against these first. These will be great runners! Welcome to the board.
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