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Thread: Question on making Warm Wishes quilt

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    Now I need some help. Can you add quilting to a quilt that is already finished? I had one quilted and looks as though it needs more.

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    I've made two of these quilts, never had a problem and they went together very quickly. Good lunk

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    Sure you can add quilting to it after it's already quilted. Can't hurt anything. Looks like you did a good job.

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    Diana, your sample looks great!
    The fabrics you're using on your original one....are they all 100% cotton? Sometimes if we use fabrics of different types....or threads of different types & then press with steam.....they shrink at different % levels....just wondering if something like that might be an issue?

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    Whoohooo! I finally got a Warm Wishes completed quilt top! I had to really watch my seam allowances, some 1/4", some less, to get it to turn out. I've got to get backing for it yet, am thinking of flannel to make it comfy.

    This material I got today at Hobby Lobby also had the matching panel type thingys I put across the top & bottom. I had started out making it for my grandson, who'll be 5, but now am thinking it's too young for him? Anyone have a 5 year old, and would it be too young for them? My youngest grandson will be 1 in August, so I could save it for him.

    Thank you Thimblebug & Debbie, for your hints too! I really appreciate all the help & encouragement! :D
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    That is adorable!! I love the doll blankets too!! The fabric for the first one--with the tools--was a great idea. I'm sorry it was so frustrating for you. :(

    For 15 years I sewed with a machine that didn't have anything to help with a 1/4" seam--I struggled. The best I could do it use a magnet to mark it. But the magnet had to come off for quilting, so it was always moved. My new machine helps me nail that 1/4" mark--and what a difference it makes.

    Good luck! And happy quilting!! You pick wonderful colors. :D

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    Thank you Karla!
    I looked on Equilter, for more of the tool print and didn't see it. I think it was at least a year ago that I bought it. (See I needed this board to get me fired up again! :D ) They do have some with saws, etc, but it was kind of blah looking.
    My pressure foot is at 1/4" exactly. I had my husband looking at it again today, to see if he could figure out why it wouldn't work out using 1/4" all the time. He couldn't find the problem either. So some of my seams are 1/4", some are less.
    Thanks again! I appreciate it!

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    i also have the ruler with the slots in it an have had it for a couple of years now an love it makes cutting quilts out so much quicker

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    I just got mine Dizzy, the other night, but so far totally love it! Makes everything go much faster! :D

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    The new one you made came out great - really cute. You did a really good job! But I think that I would save it for the littlest one. My grandson is turning 5 and he's into Spiderman, powerrangers, etc. Quite a change from the first quilt I made him!

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    Thank you Debbie! I felt like taking a bow, after finally getting it to turn out! lol!!! I think it will be going to the youngest grandson! I'll have to look now for some better/older material for my almost 5 year grandson.
    Thanks again! :D

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    Just saw this but wanted to tell you how cute the bug one is. Glad you got this figured out.

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    Thank you Kathy! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntluc
    If you have cut your strips correctly and you are sewing two 2" strips to the 3" strip... the only way you can end up with 5 1/2" is if your seams aren't 1/4".
    Lay out your strips...you should have a total of 7" before seams.
    After your first seam your strip should measure 4 1/2".
    When you sew your last strip on the block should measure 6".

    Sorry the pics didn't come out in the order sent.
    I m going to try this one out i think , but one ? do the squares that are in one colour, can i have those in different colours ( since i have bought packs with different ready cut ones and there are only so many that are the same)

    also what of your pictures are the correct one, i m so new i need to know what to cut not to sew and to sew things straight i use sewing foot( not the pedal) to use as my guide and i guess thats half a centimeter.

    lots of help needed as u see

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    I have used this pattern before from Quiltmaker. However, when I went on there yesterday, the pattern does not come up anymore. I was so disappointed. I have one printed off, but I was going to refer some friends to the link.

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    Hi SunnyHope!
    My 'correct' one is the yellow bug print one. The only issue I had was in getting my seam allowances right. I had to do some 1/4", and some a hair less. I have no idea why that was.
    I'm guessing you can do the pattern anyway your heart desires!
    Have fun with it!!
    :-) :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizzy
    i also have the ruler with the slots in it an have had it for a couple of years now an love it makes cutting quilts out so much quicker
    Maybe the ruler is off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MollieSue
    Hi Thimblebug, mine equalled 5.5". My seams look (to me) to be 1/4", but apparently they must not be. lol!! I'm just cutting down my 6" squares to 5.5", so far it looks like it'll work out.
    Thank you!
    that's the way to do it... make it the way you want

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    Quote Originally Posted by MollieSue
    I just got mine Dizzy, the other night, but so far totally love it! Makes everything go much faster! :D
    i got te one to help you cut out triangles half square triangles two days ago.but haven't felt well enough to cut any thing out yet .been having headaches really bad this week.An have to get sons invotations made an sent out this weekend.he's getting married in a couple of weeks.But they will still be living with us yet so I won't feel so bad until they get a place of there own.An
    i'm hoping that they get a trailor an just move it on my 2.5acres an then at leas they'll have one of the mothers to help them out when they need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Cindy
    Quote Originally Posted by dizzy
    i also have the ruler with the slots in it an have had it for a couple of years now an love it makes cutting quilts out so much quicker
    Maybe the ruler is off?
    I said it makes cutting quilts out so much quicker.An it also helps get the boarders cut so much faster.An when I cut my binding I use my hubies framing square to mark the material an cut away.It's so much quicker.

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    When I first started quilting I found that blocks that were supposed to be 12 1/2 before sewing to other blocks always came up too small when I made them. I found out several years later that I was not paying strict attention to the fabric as it was sewn and I was "losing" more than a quarter inch.

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    I'm not sure what kind of set-up you have for determing a 1/4", but what I've found useful is a little tidbet that I picked up somewhere.

    You know those stacks of post-it-notes, I'll take 1/2 of a stack and place it at the 1/4" mark and tape it down. I put the notes forward more and just a little past the needle in back. This way I don't have to watch my foot for an accurate 1/4". Its made sewing more enjoyable. :D

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    Once sewn your individual pieces should be 1/2 inch smaller, so your 6" should be 5.5", etc. I didn't realize this was an old post-sorry.

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    This was interesting to me because a lot of the time my blocks are a different size than they are supose to be. So I sewed the strips together and I got the same size as Molly. took it apart and made a smaller seam and gee whiz it came out the right size. So thaks Auntluc & thaks Molly for the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MollieSue
    I know (hope) my strips are the right size as I just bought this new thingy to cut them with tonight - Shape Cut Slotted Ruler, by June Tailor. This thing is really neat! But I have never had a problem with my allowances before. I got two rows done, sewn together in rows, looks good except for the last square, it's off almost 1/2"! I gave up on it for tonight. I'm making it for my grandson's birthday, which is the beginning of May. Good thing I have plenty of time to get it figured out! lol!!
    that slotted ruler has been a life saver for me but I have screwed up once or twice an not counted my stripes just rigt an ended up short 1/2inch.But it didnt matter in mine i was cutting strips for log cabin quilts out of scrapes I was given.SO enjoy your ruler.If cutting a lot of the same size mark your lines that your cutting an that'll make it easier.Thats what I'm going to start doing on big stuff.

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