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Anyone making the Circa 1880 quilt?

Old 01-07-2020, 04:31 PM
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Thanks for the info Gladie! I'll try using a Salon spray bottle, I can get a 16oz. bottle at the beauty supply.
You're welcome. Let us know how it works for us. With the 16 oz bottle use 1 c of StaFlo and then fill with water.
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Old 01-07-2020, 05:16 PM
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I buy Sta-Flo starch in 1/2 gal jugs and mix it 50/50 or 75/25 depending on how stiff I need my material to be.
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Old 01-08-2020, 03:52 AM
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Beautiful quilt and I really like the the older look of it. Civil War fabrics have always been a favorite. Thank you for posting, I signed up for their email list
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Old 01-08-2020, 12:28 PM
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So excited to get started on this quilt! I used Retayne on the dark fabrics first. I've starched my first batch of fabrics, now just waiting for it to dry halfway before ironing.




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Old 01-08-2020, 01:56 PM
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Christine, I think your fabrics are going to make a beautiful quilt!
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Old 01-18-2020, 06:36 PM
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I've got 35 blocks done, only 700 more to go! I'm hoping to find someone who is interested in trading blocks for this quilt.

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Old 01-19-2020, 01:46 AM
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Christine, beautiful quilt for one who has patience’s of a Saint! Don’t you love working with a variety of colorful fabrics? I made two nine patch quilts but they weren’t set on point. I enjoyed the pleasure of the “mindless” sewing! Excellent choice of quilt!
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Old 01-19-2020, 02:07 AM
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Thanks MaryLee. I bought a 1/4" quilting foot with a guide on it for my Bernina and that has made a huge difference in the seams matching dilemma of tiny blocks. I held out for so long on getting this foot, thinking I didn't need the guide but I'm amazed at how accurate my seams are now. I can sew mindlessly now with the guide on there!
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Old 01-19-2020, 02:13 AM
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Plus I bought a 3 tier stand to hold my strips next to my sewing machine. It's so handy to have them organized by size right there.
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Old 03-04-2020, 07:51 AM
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I have 280 blocks made now. That's about 1/3 of what I need to make a queen size quilt. I'll need about 750 blocks.
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