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    When someone asks for your pattern or another question? Do you PM them or do you post it in your thread? When I post an answer in the thread, someone else ends up asking the same question later on.

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    With the LATEST QUILTS I posted, the brown sampler quilt has had many compliments and inquires about it (Thank you, ALL of you) that I just posted in that thread the patterns I used - free from Quilterscache

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    That a good way to do it, than I bookmark it for furture reference. Thanks for that.

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    It takes a little while to figure all this site has to offer. Thanks to the person who designed it. GREAT SITE. I don't even take anymore classes you all teach me for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrishwhippets
    It takes a little while to figure all this site has to offer. Thanks to the person who designed it. GREAT SITE. I don't even take anymore classes you all teach me for free.
    I always loved Pinapple block, and took a pp class on it, was so frustrated by the time I ripped out each little piece. Said I would NEVER do another one. Then I looked at Moonpi's tute - have made several now because of her detailed instructions.

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    I see so many patterns that are beautiful but rarely are they in a size I want to do. Is there a quick easy way to adjust the patterns to fit the size quilt you want to do?

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    I kind of make up my own way, rarely using the size in a pattern. I add or subtract blocks and make my borders narrower or wider to fit what I want to do. I don't think I have made 2 quits exactly the same size. Whatever works for you and your needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellemay
    I see so many patterns that are beautiful but rarely are they in a size I want to do. Is there a quick easy way to adjust the patterns to fit the size quilt you want to do?
    We have so many talented quilters here, pick a pattern and ask! Someone will always have a good answer. We support each other all the time.

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    Could you tell me how to get to Moonpi's tute on the Pinapple block? I would love to do one but am scared and do not do pp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tarbender30
    Could you tell me how to get to Moonpi's tute on the Pinapple block? I would love to do one but am scared and do not do pp.
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    Go to the tutorials page, look under Pineapple Log Cabin blocks. so easy....

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    Thanxs Deb and Up North. I never would have found it on my own.
    You people are just the best.
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    I got lost. Can I get a road map please?

    If someone asks me a question in a post I normally answer it, ONCE, and then if someone else comes along and asks the same question I will refer them to my earlier post with the answer. I don't mind typing but I hate being repetitive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarbender30
    Thanxs Deb and Up North. I never would have found it on my own.
    You people are just the best.
    Bev
    Aren't these people great??!!!! But let me assure you that you will get acclamated (sp?) in no time. No one is more handicapped with the computer than me. And I have learned a few things (with the help of all these good people). Go to the top left corner of the page and see Quilting Forum in dark blue letters. Click on that. On the page that pops up, scroll down until you get to tutorials. Click on that. And then start scrolling until you find what you are looking for. I think on the pineapple, it the 2nd or third page. (The page numbers are at the very top right and the very bottom right.) I can't believe I'm trying to give advice. :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    I kind of make up my own way, rarely using the size in a pattern. I add or subtract blocks and make my borders narrower or wider to fit what I want to do. I don't think I have made 2 quits exactly the same size. Whatever works for you and your needs.
    I also do this.

    GailG -- good job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kd124
    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    I kind of make up my own way, rarely using the size in a pattern. I add or subtract blocks and make my borders narrower or wider to fit what I want to do. I don't think I have made 2 quits exactly the same size. Whatever works for you and your needs.
    I also do this.

    GailG -- good job!
    And that all so important 1/4 inch seam isn't so important as long as the blocks are all put together the same using the same width of seam. I just use the edge of my foot. Well not that foot!! I can't get it up that high!!

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    If I have a question, I will go back to the 1st post and re-read it. Usually my answer is there, if not, then I will ask if I see no one else asked it before me.

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    My last name is Bender. Are we related? We live in Virden, Manitoba, Canada. Very intresting. My e-mail is [email protected]

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    Upnorth---Cute!!! LOL! I know what you mean about the 1/4 in. I have a 1/4 in foot, but it isn't right on. If I am doing something for someone else, like a swap or group quilt, I use the featherweight, which has the same foot as mine. It has to be the needle position of mine and it doesn't move.

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    Most of you probably alread know this..................but for those that don't, here is a good way to measure a true 1/4 inch.
    The lines on a Index Card are truely 1/4inch apart.
    I use this to line up my needle, and then put my painters tape down.
    Works great every time.
    Bev

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    I answer in the post. I have seen where folks ask the same question, in fact I have been one of them. I sometimes do not read all the responses.
    :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarbender30
    Most of you probably alread know this..................but for those that don't, here is a good way to measure a true 1/4 inch.
    The lines on a Index Card are truely 1/4inch apart.
    I use this to line up my needle, and then put my painters tape down.
    Works great every time.
    Bev
    YIKES ! I didn't know that. That is so easy. I used to use a ruler, put the needle down, place the ruler against the needle and then place the sticky note pad stack at the quarter inch mark.

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    On the very bottom of the index card is a small line that I usually cut off with a blade and a ruler. then put my needle on the line and my tape next to that.
    So simple and easy.
    Bev

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    Moonpi - I used to manage an instructional design team for a major corporation. My team was responsible for developing training materials to be used for the national segment of our organization. I have to say that if some of my instructional designers had written as clearly and simply as you have done in your tutorial, my job would have been a whole lot easier! Very well done!

    Renee

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