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Thread: Need Help / Suggestions on 'Fullness' please

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    Super Member callen's Avatar
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    Don't apologize for doing something not quite right. That is our greatest teacher - learning from our mistakes. I just had to cut off 2 borders (including the backing & batting) because they just weren't right. I couldn't rip out, I had to cut them off & resew everything back on separately & believe me, I was the better for re-doing them. Even though it was a LOT of work I was much happier in the end. Believe me, I will do better next time & so you will. Best of luck.
    Dance like no one is watching

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    i would suggest taking it apart because i was always told the mistakes dont go away they only get bigger as you continue

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    I finished this quilt! I'm happy with it even tho it's far from perfect. Thank you all for your input!!!

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    Beautiful job. I love the colors and the quilting design.

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    Wow! That's some 9 patch quilt. I think you will be very glad you took the time to fix it properly.
    Carol in Michigan

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    Oh my, only your 5th quilt .... I am impressed! Beautiful and very impressive indeed!

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    Thank you all for your comments! Lessons learned and skills gained :-)

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    I think I saw that one in a book - can you tell us the name of the pattern/designer/publication?

    You have one beautiful quilt there - love the colors on the top! And the quilting is gorgeous, too - congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn View Post
    You do not have to apologize for not understanding/using 'the terminology'. We have all been there, done that.

    The most challenging for all of us (beside terminology) is to have accurate/constant 1/4 inch seams. Plus our cutting needs to be accurate. Then we have to perfect our pressing, NOT ironing! Once these have been mastered, then our blocks should (hopefully) come out to be all the same size the pattern suggest.

    BUT remember we are all not perfect. We also have learned to perfect the usage of seam rippers.

    I am a newbie at quilting and have seen several comments on pressing NOT ironing.
    Can you please explain the difference? Thanks
    Kelly

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelsunshine View Post
    I am a newbie at quilting and have seen several comments on pressing NOT ironing.
    Can you please explain the difference? Thanks
    Kelly
    From one newbie to another - IMO - pressing is an up and down motion of the iron so as not to stretch or misshape the fabric, ironing is ironing/gliding over the fabric

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    The book is "Radiant Sunshine and Shadow: 23 quilts with nine-patch sparkle"
    I don't know specifically which pattern of the 23 I used because they're all basically the same
    Good luck and thank you!

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    Beginner? I don't think so! That quilt came out gorgeous! Nice job!
    ~ C.

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    Thank you - I ordered the book because your quilt is so nice!

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