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    Lovely quilt!
    Interesting product. Question, how easy is it to peel back after ironed? I would trim all the excess ever time not just on the yellow as she did in the video.
    I was however not thrilled with the raw edge in the video between row one and row two.
    How lightweight is it? Does the quilt feel stiff?

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    I have never seen this before. Thanks for sharing. I don't think it is cheating when you wind up with a beautiful quilt. I definitely going to buy one of the kits and try it.

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    I dont think it is cheating. But as a longarmer, the interfacing stuff stays in there and it is thicker to quilt. you cant hand quilt it. If you send it out tell your longarmer. may make a difference on how it is quilted. I usually dont do very small quilting on these types of quilts, just makes them stiffer.

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    I didn't have any trouble quilting mine. I know of a lady who took out the interfacing, how I don't know as that stuff really doesn't tear that easy. It's not cheating at all as you still are piecing. It's just a new kind of way to do it. Every one have a great day, Huggies, Fay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steady Stiching
    I was however not thrilled with the raw edge in the video between row one and row two.
    I haven't used the product, but from watching the video, there are lines behind those raw edges, so I think the next step probably is to fold it at this point and stitch a 1/4" seam on the lines to enclose those raw edges.
    Deb

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    I love Quiltsmarts!!! My avatar is one and I did my mom the double wedding ring. Very pleased with both. :D :D

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    i've got the mariners compass for sale right now in the buy and sell section!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marand
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    What do people think of Quiltsmart patterns? Are they easy to use and do you consider this "cheating"?
    Marand
    I don't think it's any different than paper piecing, only you don't have to pull off the nasty paper...JMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammyof4
    this may be dumb
    what are quiltsmarts never heard of it
    :roll:
    Perhaps somewhere in the 20 previous posts before yours that you didn't read, the answer and/or links were provided to answer that question.

    And if all else fails, there is always this:
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=quiltsmart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy Gram
    Quote Originally Posted by Steady Stiching
    I was however not thrilled with the raw edge in the video between row one and row two.
    probably is to fold it at this point and stitch a 1/4" seam on the lines to enclose those raw edges.
    Deb
    Exactly right. No diamonds, no bias, no blocking, no stretching.
    Once you get the hang of it, you can finish all 8 sections in a couple/few hours.

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    I saw a demo at a quilt show using the technique (on fusiable foundation) to make a T-Shirt quilt. Looked much easier than the traditional way

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    I've never seen this before. I watched the video ... but have a question ... what do you do about the raw edges between the rows?

    Susan


    ETA --- duh, never mind. I actually did read all the posts but it didn't sink in until I read it again.

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    NO,

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    ALWAYS SOMETHING GREAT TO LEARN ON THIS BOARD!!! WILL HAVE TO TRY THIS.:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyQ
    I've never seen this before. I watched the video ... but have a question ... what do you do about the raw edges between the rows?

    Susan


    ETA --- duh, never mind. I actually did read all the posts but it didn't sink in until I read it again.
    There are lines where you fold it to the 1/4 seam allwance and then you stitch it and that is that easy. I had the same question and when I got my pattern it was amazed at how the lone star came together and matched up nice. Only thig was that it volcanoed on me, but was able to fix that. So at the end result, you will have no raw edges when the quilt is completed. Have a great day, Huggies, Fay

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    I'm in love with these products for 2 years!
    If there were in my country, would go running to buy to get those beautiful patterns I see and do it quickly and well.
    I do not think "cheating" I think it's a different technique!
    Thanks for all the data!
    MTS I must admit that although the yellow is a color chosen by me ... I really like the Lone Star!
    Bobbinchick love your avatar! My favorite colors!
    A big hug for all!

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    I used the quilt smart pattern for my double wedding quilt.. I found it very easy..My quilt came out beautifully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GV09
    I'm in love with these products for 2 years!
    If there were in my country, would go running to buy to get those beautiful patterns I see and do it quickly and well.
    I do not think "cheating" I think it's a different technique!
    Thanks for all the data!
    MTS I must admit that although the yellow is a color chosen by me ... I really like the Lone Star!
    Bobbinchick love your avatar! My favorite colors!
    A big hug for all!
    check your email friend.. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    Quote Originally Posted by GV09
    I'm in love with these products for 2 years!
    If there were in my country, would go running to buy to get those beautiful patterns I see and do it quickly and well.
    I do not think "cheating" I think it's a different technique!
    Thanks for all the data!
    MTS I must admit that although the yellow is a color chosen by me ... I really like the Lone Star!
    Bobbinchick love your avatar! My favorite colors!
    A big hug for all!
    check your email friend.. :lol:
    Hahahahaha!!!
    :thumbup:

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    This may be a silly question but I have never used interfacing before. When you are done with the quilt does it have a crinkly feeling. Does the iterfacing dissolve when washed?

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    When you fold to take the seam inbetween the rows, doesn't that make it lumpy. Or do you open the seam and press it flat. I wish she had showed that step. I'm having trouble wrapping my feeble brain around it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivia's Grammy
    When you fold to take the seam inbetween the rows, doesn't that make it lumpy. Or do you open the seam and press it flat. I wish she had showed that step. I'm having trouble wrapping my feeble brain around it.
    The first one I did I pressed to the side as directed, and it was fine.
    But on the 2nd (and subsequent ones) I did press the seams open. But that was just a choice.

    Because of the rectangles, there is a bit of extra heft to the sections, but you really don't feel the extra bulk. It's not a thick interfacing. Actually, it's thin enough that you can easily poke a pencil through it.

    As noted upthread, you can't hand quilt it. That's out of the question.
    But all of mine have been longarmed, and my friend did all of hers on her Viking, also without any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadet
    This may be a silly question but I have never used interfacing before. When you are done with the quilt does it have a crinkly feeling. Does the iterfacing dissolve when washed?
    I don't think it dessolves when it is washed, but no it won't have a crinkly feeling or sound as it is a real soft interfacing. It is non woven and it is pretty strong too. Have a great day Huggies, Fay

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    I'm glad I read this thread. I've done the bags and Christmas stockings but haven'te tried any of the quilt kits. Will have to try one of these now.

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    I have made several QS patterns and they have all been applique. just finished the Pumpkin Seed. I really like the concept but IMHO the interfacing material is too thin and fragil easy to poke holes in it when turning right side out.

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