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    Quote Originally Posted by Robinlee View Post
    So far so good......nearly ready to sandwich. Hmmmmmm...... I wonder which direction it is headed when it is mailed????
    Robinlee, what beautiful snowflake fabric and such a cute snowman! I'm glad you like the runner I sent to you.

    Yes Jaba, the brown and green fabric has pinecones on it.

    Dabbler, love your mittens!
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    Oh I love them all,pinwheels don't bother me and the mitts are soo cute,,I havnt got mine yet ,but thats ok cause iam still working on my partners,,iam praying I get it done in time,the belt broke on my machine,and now u got to borrow some one else's to finish my runner,just hang in there,partner you will get it
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    I love the table runners you are all posting. I am at my Mom's but can only get on line at night! The fitler burnt out so either the phone works or the computer. Going to buy a new filter tomorrow!
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    I have a confession to make. I used my own judgment and made my secret's table "runner" in the shape of a hexagon. I did this because my information said that the recipient of my "runner" had a round table about 1 yard x 1 yard in size. I thought long and hard about it and decided that (because I have a table the same size) a hexagon topper would be more appropriate. It is already mailed out and if the recipient doesn't like the idea that it is a hexagon, I will be glad to make her a runner for her table and she can keep the hexagon topper. Just send me a PM and let me know. Sometimes my judgment calls are not the same as someone else might make.

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    Ooh! The mittens could be mine too! All the colors of the placemats I have in my dining room! OMG, if those are my mittens, I'll be using it on the bar instead of the dining room table. It's too cute and I'd want everyone to see it!

    I think for the next table runner swap I'm going to ask for a graduation themed runner. That seems to be the main time we actually use our dining room. My boyfriend is a professor and has all the graduate students in his research over for a little dinner party whenever one of them graduates. We usually do the food buffet style on our bar, then crowd around the dining room, and sometimes also the kitchen, table to eat. There's 7 of them and the 3 of us, plus the graduate's significant other if they're here in town, and depending on when we get to have the party, sometimes the graduate's parents too.

    Twinkie, I'm sure the hexagon will be fine. I can't wait to see it too!

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    Don't be too anxious. I am not very good at this "quilting" thing. I don't like to use patterns, just usually make as I go. Thanks for the reassurance, Dusty.

    Quote Originally Posted by DustysMomma View Post
    Ooh! The mittens could be mine too! All the colors of the placemats I have in my dining room! OMG, if those are my mittens, I'll be using it on the bar instead of the dining room table. It's too cute and I'd want everyone to see it!

    I think for the next table runner swap I'm going to ask for a graduation themed runner. That seems to be the main time we actually use our dining room. My boyfriend is a professor and has all the graduate students in his research over for a little dinner party whenever one of them graduates. We usually do the food buffet style on our bar, then crowd around the dining room, and sometimes also the kitchen, table to eat. There's 7 of them and the 3 of us, plus the graduate's significant other if they're here in town, and depending on when we get to have the party, sometimes the graduate's parents too.

    Twinkie, I'm sure the hexagon will be fine. I can't wait to see it too!

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    Twinkie - I'm sure your hexagon will be a great hit; I did the same thing for a friend of mine and she was amazed that someone would take the time to make something just special for her - she loved it and still uses it.

    These mittens were fun to do - it was my third time doing an applique project; pattern was originally designed for wool - yikes who can afford that - so I did my own thing with it and it's the end result. I must confess; I had a nasty time with that binding - in fact I was so proud that I got the corners just right that when I went to trim off the edges I sliced right through my perfect corners - sorry partner, I did do some really small stitches to blend it - hope it works for you.
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    Ohhhhhhhh! that one can come home with me. All of them can, as a matter of fact. It's funny, DH decided to move some stuff around when I took the tree down, and HE was looking for a runner. "Don't you have one we can put here?" It is so much fun seeing the beauties posted!!
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    I found this odd assortment of mittens - do they by chance belong to you?
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    so, I know some of you are like.. man I suck at quilting cause I only stitch in the ditch.. well... this runner is only the second thing I've ever quilted.. ever.. haha.. for real.. remember I've only been sewing since may so not even a year yet. So stitching in the ditch is a skill I don't even HAVE yet. And uhm.. its pretty clear.. hahaha.. as I desperately try to sew a straight line as close to the seam as possible.. so.. all you people who stitch in the ditch, if you're doing it better than me, you still got skill and I apologize in advance to my partner.
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    I stitch in the ditch and most often I miss the ditch - gosh you would think I tipped the bottle back a few times too many for the way some of mine turn out. It's the most intimidating part of quilting for me - that's why I call myself a "Topper"
    I have too many and it's time to put my big girl panties on and just quilt. No apologies needed we all start somewhere - it's called the beginning - and some just got to the starting line first.
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    If having trouble with stitch in the ditch, do 1/4" away from the ditch till you perfect that then do in the ditch. It will help with the skill of going straight, will look nice, and you will feel better about it.
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    Thank you for the tip QuilterMomma - I'll have to try that.
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    Anastasia: I have this spray bottle full of bottled water . I spray the heck out of anything that is not flat and lovely then I use the hottest iron I can. That will straighten out almost anything. I would also suggest when your rolling in the dough next round getting a batting with fuseable .. buy the largest size you can afford. the big part use on a quilt the scraps on things like this. your fabric sticks REAL well no moving so when your quilting less of that bunchiing that happens at times on the back. it really holds the front to the back. I just used some for some placemats and nothing moved at all. Happy happy
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    I only SID too. I never get it perfect, but I figure it just gives it character and proves it wasn't made in a sweatshop somewhere. LoupEsprit will be interested to know that I pinned her topper for the front and back to match exactly, so that when I SID'd it it'd be in the ditch on both sides, and when I sewed it, I flipped it over and it was off on the back. Luckily it was evenly off every inch of the way so that it looked like I planned it that way. I stormed around the house for a couple days, then procrastinated mailing it as I considered whether I should pull it out and try again, but in the end, I sucked it up and shipped it. She got it and she loved it, so that's all that matters

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    Teaser #3......

    Well now we are ready for some FMQ......
    hmmmm..............
    then is it headed South, West, East or North into Canada????
    We shall see.
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    Wow - you can send those snowmen to me - what a beautiful runner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robinlee View Post
    Well now we are ready for some FMQ......
    hmmmm..............
    then is it headed South, West, East or North into Canada????
    We shall see.
    Definitely East!
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    Yea well i get to rip out two rows cause there were puckers on the back. Sigh. Back to basting. This time not pins...like i originally planned. Def will look into fusable batting for future
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    it's my opinion,and it is shared by many, that stitch in the ditch is rather difficult. stitch in the "vicinity of the" ditch is much easier. i used to do some stitching while looking for the ditch. then i realised-- if you're meandering all over looking for the darn ditch, YOU ARE FMQ_ing!! TA DA!!! much easier and you don't need the danged ditch any more! lol, but really!!
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    Robinlee great runner you can send it my way. Like your boarder what size is it are the sqs and HST?

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    i want to add to my post that i have a sore finger that makes me say, "ouch! darn it!!" a lot. and since my mom is no longer around to write me a note, would it be ok if my oldest dog, or cat, wrote it for me? i would ask my dh to but he says since it's my other hand it doesn't count, and is no excuse for my not being done, but my cocker spaniel understands and that's why i want her to sign the note. i'll write it since she can't spell long words (like 'finger., cause she doesn't have any and it's mean to wag it in her face ( birth defect, she was born without fingers) but she wags her tail really well, and that's something i can't do ( birth defect, i was born with out a tail) so each of us has to use what gifts we were given, and i was 'given' a sore owwwy finger and that's why i'll be a little late with my table-runner gift to some eon else. thank you
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    Nancia, thanks for making me smile!!! Actually, I was ROTFLMAO. I've always wanted to write that, now I did. Talk about build up to be let down. LOL Anyway, My dear dog is sitting next to me at my desk, at work. And he would sign anything I gave him just to be sitting here. It is a good thing we are, generally, a pet friendly office. I hope your finger gets feeling better soon. Monday night I fell out of my DH truck, foot slipped on the ice. Hit my back on the running board, landed in icey cold water. What hurt the most on my way home was my finger. Must have jammed it on something. Of course later that night and the next two days, I found pain in places I forgot exhisted!!!
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    oh, buslady! that sounds just awful! i have those parts, too, and they are quite annoying, showing up when you least need them!! i hope they soon go back to oblivion where they belong. actually, my finger is acting like a jammed finger (as opposed to jellied fingers, yum!) but i don't recall jamming it and usually when that happens you know it! of course, you had a lot of distraction with the back, and it was very smart of you to apply ice right away, before you even stood up, clever! hope you feel better immediately!
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    Oh I hate to slip and fall. I fell last winter on the floor of our garage. The contractor screwed up when they were building the house, and instead of fixing it right, they did something that made it look even worse, so when we complained, they painted the floor. Well, whenever it gets wet, it's slick, but not usually too bad. I'd been sick about 10 days and hurt so bad all over from being in bed so long, so I'd used a certificate I had for a 1/2 hour massage, then gone for a pedicure. I got in the car to come home in those funny little thin shoes they give you, and it started pouring rain. My choices were to wade through the lake that covers the walkway to the porch when it rains or chance tip-toeing through the garage. I got far enough inside not to get wet anymore when I ended up sprawled out across the floor with 1 foot pointed toward each door. I sat up and just sat there and cried, and when I could think straight, I called my son on my cell phone to come help. "Where are you?" he asked. "In the garage." "HUH?" I went inside and went to bed and cried some more. It was another week before I felt human again, and 2 weeks before the bruises healed.

    Nothing we can do with the contractor either. He filed bankruptcy and left people stuck all over town.

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    I fell on the stairs of a restaurant in April and destroyed my shoulders. I was unable to quilt for about 6 months. I now have 4 screws in each shoulder and am still going to therapy. When you get old, you don't heal as quickly as you did when you were younger. Please be careful.

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