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Thread: I NEED HELP

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    After 54 years of life, I am now about to to take up drinking!! This fun and done thing is the cause. Ok maybe I won't take up drinking but i'm at the end of my mind (such as it i) I have watched and read til I'm almost blind and I cannot for the life of me figure this thing out. I have my rows together in rows(kinda looks like maybe I was drinking) But I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get the rows together without a major bump at the joins. What am I doing wrong :(

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    are you putting in sashing?

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    yes, I pulled the back to the front and stitched on both fronts, does that make sense? It's how the girl did it in the video.

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    Sounds like your batting is getting in the way?
    Did you cut the batting with the smaller size?
    Did you trim the batting even with the front block when you got the block done? And left the backing bigger?
    I'm sorry to hear you're having problems.....I was thinking about getting the templates and doing this myself....but if it isn't as easy as it looks, I might have to re-think it.
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    can you please post a picture?

    are you having trouble getting the rows together?

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    Your batting should not extend into the area you are pulling to the front. There will be a certain amount of bulk at the intersections. At least there is on mine.

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    Iron the seams on one row in one direction and on the next row on the opposite direction. Press well. When you are going to join the rows, they will lock in place and yes, there will be a little bulk (to be expected) but nothing noticeable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by studio-christine
    can you please post a picture?

    are you having trouble getting the rows together?
    Yes, please post a picture, thanks

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    What pattern is it? Seems like the others know but I am not seeing it. (I have heard chocolate works!)

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    It's not a pattern, but a process. You can find it at Bayside Quilting. It's called Fun and Done. They have a video there showing how it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctack2
    It's not a pattern, but a process. You can find it at Bayside Quilting. It's called Fun and Done. They have a video there showing how it works.
    I wish they took the video further and showed how to get out of my mess, LOL Here's the pics of it, I am so at a loss. I wish they had full videos you could buy on this stuff, obviously people like me are too dumb to follow books grrrrrrrrrrrr
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    The only thing I see is that maybe the seams should have sewn all the way to the edge of the backing fabric when you were joining the blocks together. When you rolled it onto the blocks as the binding between blocks, maybe it should have been rolled and sewn all the way to the edges again. (Was that as clear as mud?)
    Be sure to keep us updated.
    Carol B

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-16014-1.htm#271829
    This link is a post done in 2009. Has some good information on Fun and Done.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-39877-1.htm. Another post on Fun and Done.
    Fun and Done sounds like the perfect answer to my small throat machine. I will be cutting my own templates and winging it until I learn the pattern. It will be on my list after the Cathedral Window.

    While you are enjoying the chocolates, put Fun and Done in our search field. There are tons of posts on Fun and Done. I can't wait to read them all. I love the quiltingboard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctack2
    The only thing I see is that maybe the seams should have sewn all the way to the edge of the backing fabric when you were joining the blocks together. When you rolled it onto the blocks as the binding between blocks, maybe it should have been rolled and sewn all the way to the edges again. (Was that as clear as mud?)
    Be sure to keep us updated.
    Carol B
    I picked up on that too. Not having tried it yet, I don't have a clue.

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    When you are sewing the initial blocks together, sew the entire length of the block.

    When you start sewing the rows together, there will be some bulk from when you put the blocks together, but because you sew the entire length, it will be more manageable.

    This link will show you what it looks like after you have sewn blocks together and ready to start the rows.

    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=128549406928

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