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Thread: No mark flip and stitch - why didn't I think of this! Perfect for the snowball quilt

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    No mark flip and stitch - why didn't I think of this! Perfect for the snowball quilt


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    thanks for the link... may try that next time
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    This is great! THANK YOU

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    I was shown many years ago to pull up the bobbin thread. cross it corner to corner, hold it down with the guiding finger and follow that line.

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    I have a piece of painter tape on my extension table that I use for sewing my 45* angle. I line from the needle and sew aim for the edge of the painters tape. There are several ways to avoid drawing lines. Jenny Doan irons a crease in her squares and sews along the crease.

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    Great idea! That would also work while sewing strips of binding together!

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    Thanks for posting, I also hate drawing lines.

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    I have done this and have sewn the cardboard to the fabric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I have a piece of painter tape on my extension table that I use for sewing my 45* angle. I line from the needle and sew aim for the edge of the painters tape. There are several ways to avoid drawing lines. Jenny Doan irons a crease in her squares and sews along the crease.
    That is how I do it and it is fast and easy to do, no lines to get out you know right where to cut.

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    Not a bad idea, but I have also done the folding method, the thangles, and pencil line. It depends on my mood.

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    Great idea! I would have to be alert to not sew the cardboard to the fabric!

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    will have to try...thanks for sharing

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    I wonder if you had thicker cardboard, or even a short ruler, would you still sew it to the fabric? I like the sandpaper idea; it shouldn't slip. Also, doing it this way means you won't have another HST square already made - does anyone actually use those later?

    Hmmm...this would make a faster flying geese block, too. Thanks for posting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misspriss View Post
    I was shown many years ago to pull up the bobbin thread. cross it corner to corner, hold it down with the guiding finger and follow that line.
    Wow, that is an awesome idea!
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    I hesitated a long time before purchasing but I feel that I got my money's worth from the purchase of the Angler 2 ruler that you tape to the bed of your machine . Shows the angle line you need for this and also your quarter inch seam line. The last quilt I made was easy to match up blocks because my seams were all the same width. LOVE the ANGLER 2.

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    Those dividers that come in Lipton Tea Bags should work great!

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    So clever, thanks for the post.

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    How about taping the cardboard or whatever is used to the bed of the machine at both the ends? Then slide the corner underneath the strip to the right location and then sew along the edge? I haven't tried this yet, but it would be a time saver since the cardboard strip does not have to be positioned every time while chain piecing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misspriss View Post
    I was shown many years ago to pull up the bobbin thread. cross it corner to corner, hold it down with the guiding finger and follow that line.
    That's a clever idea!
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    Great idea. Thanks for sharing

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    I think even I could do it using sandpaper (one of her suggestions) instead of something slippery. Thanks for the link!
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