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Thread: QB Scrap

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    QB Scrap

    Since i joined the QB I learned so much from all of you. Thank you! For this reason, I made a quilt called QB Scrap in which I applied everything I learned from this board

    - If you are using cotton fabrics together with poly/cotton blend wash the cotton fabric first even if you are not a pre-washer. Otherwise the cotton will shrink, the poly blend will not and you will end up with weird looking quilt, squished in some places, and stretched in others.
    - Learn from your (or my) mistakes, do not buy poly blend even if it is $0.99 yard
    - No piece of fabric is too small to save and use in another project (and I am not a hoarder)
    - Sew scraps on the cashier tape and use as strips in other projects.
    - Strips do not have to be even to be used in quilts
    - Quilting police does not exist - I am the living proof of it
    - Thereis no such a thing as ugly fabric. You just may have to cut it in small pieces to like it
    - FMQis fun! There is no rule that says that in meandering lines cannot cross.
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    Save your knees, use Elmer’s school glue for basting AND dry it with iron, otherwise you may end up with a UFO
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    Spraystarch is your best friend
    - When sewing strips, change directions all the time or you WILL end up with bowedstrips. In that case use the spray starch
    - Batting counts! I used to buy the cheapest, nastiest bagged batting in existence and then I took your advice (and 60% off coupon) and bought Warm and Natural and never looked back.
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    2.5”binding strips look good and it is easier to attach them at the back
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    Finishing binding by hand makes you quilt look awesome
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    When mitering the corners, DO leave that 1/4” unstitched after you fold, or you corners will not be mitered
    - Walkaway from your quilt if you are frustrated or get a really good seam ripper and prepare to join the frog quire – rip-it, rip-it!
    - If a quilt is not your cup of tea (like this one for example) take into account that we all have different ways of expressing our creativity.
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    Appliqué is great for covering oups! areas
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    Log cabin, is not as easy as it looks, and not as hard as you may think
    - Sign your quilts with Pigma pen

    - It is possible to load pictures on QB….I am sure of it

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    I've got a smile on my face, I've got four walls around me
    The sun in the sky, the water surrounds me
    I'll win now but sometimes I'll lose
    I've been battered, but I'll never bruise

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    Well, it's certainly my cup of tea!!

    Bright, happy, colorful, abstract.
    What's not to love??!?!?!?!?

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    thanks for sharing... the quilt looks good to me
    Nancy in western NY
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    Batting counts! I used to buy the cheapest, nastiest bagged batting in existence


    So many do this with all sewing notions and tools not ever knowing how bad the cheap stuff really is.
    Got fabric?

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    What a great quilt a a wonderful synopsis of what the great value of being part of the QB. I will take that quilt off your hands if you really don't want that cup of tea.
    Lisa

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    I love your quilt! What fun fabrics! I have also learned so much from the QB. There just wasn't anybody else who quilted in our area to learn from.

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    Love your quilt, and thanks for the reminders!
    If you choose the behavior, you accept the consequences...Dr. Phil

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    ​Great quilt and we all learn lots from each other!





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    What a fun quilt! Nicely done, and thanks for sharing all the tips!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    Great to see all of your "listening" in your quilt. Its wonderful.

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    It's nice to know that other people learn from the QB, too!

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    Thank you so much for your compliments! I think of all the things I learned on QB and used in this quilt, Elmer's School Glue for basting and cashier strips for piecing are the best. I think I am going to try and muster some currage and maybe, MAYBE show this quilt on my guild's next Show and Tell.
    I've got a smile on my face, I've got four walls around me
    The sun in the sky, the water surrounds me
    I'll win now but sometimes I'll lose
    I've been battered, but I'll never bruise

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    I love how you used those scraps. Your colors are so cheerful. Wonderful quilt!!

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    One thing I learned about guilds. The members will oohhh and ahhhh over any quilt! Your quilt is nice enough to show to anyone.
    Got fabric?

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    Well said

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    love it great job

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    It's a great quilt and I am learning heaps here too.
    Everyday is a good day for Quilting!

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    Your quilt is very pretty! Great going.

    Kat

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    Really like your quilt. And your observations are spot on

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    I love your quilt and its colors and have been meaning to try the adding machine tape method but never quite knew what I would do with the strips. Your quilt shows me what to do in a really exciting and modern way. Thanks for posting!
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Thanks for all the hints. Like your quilt.
    Pat M.

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    Thanks sooo much for listing them all I saved them. Being to this artistic craft I can use the guidance and ideas that all,of the seasoned quilters have learned on their own quilting path. I have read everyone of these inQB put didn't think of saving them all together thanks for doing it for me.

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    Love your quilt and thread too! I learn so much here and am so thankful for the internet and cyber friends. We're so blessed!

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    Great summary! Love this board.
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    cool quilt and love the explanation with it

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