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Thread: Newbie from SD-- Question on One Block Wonder

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    Hello everyone,
    I have been lurking for a short time and now am a member. I enjoy reading all the interesting topics discussed. I have been doing the one block wonder. When I started to sew my rows together I am getting peaks and valleys. It is very frustrating as I don't know what happen; I paid close attention to my seams. I have asked QS gals and they don't know what would cause all the "stretch". I realize that 2 of the 3 seams are on the bias but this is getting me irritated as I don't know what to do to remedy the situation. Does anyone have some advise or had this experience? HELP!!
    Pattiannie--lost in the snow banks..........

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    Super Member omak's Avatar
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    I will give you a couple of bookmarks for current OBW tutorials, but the first thing I can think of is control issues
    I have them ... it makes us hold the fabric too tightly and pull, rather than allowing the machine to do the work. Without pictures, it is pretty hard to see what you are really concerned about, but in the meantime, I hope you enjoy these quilting Board links. It will also give you a chance to meet some us regulars

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-35685-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-35685-1.htm

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. I can't help you with your problem but I'm sure someone here can.

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    Thanks omak. I hope someone can help me on this mess. I spent over $100. for this material and I'd like to finish it SOMEDAY. :(

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    Hi littlehud,

    I'm in SE South Dakota. You may be close to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pattiannie
    Thanks omak. I hope someone can help me on this mess. I spent over $100. for this material and I'd like to finish it SOMEDAY. :(
    1 Step at a time, my dear ... one step at a time you are on your way to a stellar career in quilting ... every quilter I have ever met who selected the hardest most expensive supplies has been a success!

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    Hi and Welcome from Northern Indiana ! Maybe Cutebuns can help you . Do a search type in her name and pm her . Hope you can get it figured out

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California.
    Sorry, I've never made a one block wonder so can't help you there

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    Hi and welcome from Oregon Ive read not to use steam when pressing if you have cute on the bias, that this will streach the fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penny doty
    Hi and welcome from Oregon Ive read not to use steam when pressing if you have cute on the bias, that this will streach the fabric.
    good point ... and, that thing about pressing (just up and down with the iron) rather than ironing (running the iron back and forth) ... good point

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    I would really have to see your blocks to give you an idea on what I think it may be. I tend to press with steam. I like the way that the steam flattens my seams. Welcome to the board!

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    Welcome from Indiana, USA, I am a beginner and haven't done that block yet. I am sure that someone can help you on this board as I have learned alot as they are so talented and lots of knowledge.

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    Hello, and welcome from OKlahoma.

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    Hi and welcome from the sunny state of Florida!!! I'm not advanced enough to do the OBW, but it sounds like you're getting good advise on what to do to fix your problem.

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