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Thread: tip on keeping blocks in order back to machine

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    tip on keeping blocks in order back to machine

    i have been using masking tape to mark rows but saw this and thought it was even better. maybe some of you could use it . anyway thought i would share.

    http://karensquilting.com/blog/2012/08/helpful-hint/

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    Looks like it would be worth trying. No matter how careful I m they always get messed up.

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    Hmmmmm, may have to try that idea. That is one of those, "Why didn't I think of that" ideas.

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    Great idea. Thanks for sharing.
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    thanks for posting that great link. i might give that a try
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    Great idea - thanks for sharing

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    A very good hint. Thanks for sending.

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    Geeze, you take all the fun out of quilting. rip-it, rip-it, rip-it, rip-it......... Otherwise, thanks for spreading the tip!

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    No matter how carefully I mark rows, I always seem to mix them up. This method might actually work for me! Can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for sharing it!

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    I have taken old calendars and cut the #'s out. then I pin a # to each row in order --stack with # on top and put together in a baggie. then as I sew I sew a diagonal line across the left edge of the top one so that marks the 1st row. I then lay them out as sewn so that I can see the design and make sure everything is right. Ask me how I know to make sure- had a big boo boo on the 1st learned the hard way. It is very easy to do this and is free, as everyon has an old calendars around.

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    What a marvelous idea. Thank you for sharing it. All I can say is, why didn't I think of that?

    P.S. When I use tape, I use painter's tape (the green stuff) instead of masking tape as it seems to have less glue on it.

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    That's a really smart Idea. Thanks!
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    Looks like a good tip. I might try to use painter's tape because the masking tapes seem to come VERY sticky. Wish I would have known about this tip when I was making my first queen quilt. Had all of the little strips and squares on the design wall and had left the window open to my sewing room that night. We had a really strong wind come through and I don't need to tell you what happened. I did have enough sense to take a pic of the unsewn pieces once I got them on the wall so I was able to sort through the pieces that ended up on the floor and recreate it, but it would have been easier to just pick up taped strips from the floor. Lesson learned!
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    the masking tape wasn't sticky at all and at times a couple pieces fell off. I have never had trouble with masking tape but I'm sure we don't all get the same brand - sometimes I find that the masking tape isn't as sticky if it is a brand new roll, as you get further in some times it is stickier but I have never had any stick on the fabric.
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