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    I think you might need waaaayyyyy mord than a month to finish those
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    Have a great Halloween everyone!

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    I have been working on them all year long, 10 a month. I have 9 this month, wondering how I can finish one more tonight. I have to make a label for one of them, sold it, and a label for the one I used for the wall hanging swap, so not sure how I can fit one more thing in. I am stuck on some borders for it, made the 3" 9 patch blocks, they measure 39", but the quilt is 40.5". I am wondering how I am going to do this. Skip the borders and call it odne, lol, then I am stuck with all those little 9 patches. I am meander feathering the quilt so got that figured out.
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    Are you one of those people who's at peace in their soul when they live in chaos? that's kinda how I am. But I'm too lazy to bring it to the level you are at hahaha. Because i know at some point I have to manage the chaos and that's the part I'm too lazy on.
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    Ok I almost made it 24 hours you missed me truly you did. Quilter momma do you have a site where your quilts are posted or perhaps a folder of them for sale and the prices? any of them? get your daughter on it, kids are fast on that stuff. (so nice of me to volunteer her for this she can kick me later) but posting them anywhere is the fastest way to selling them outside of your fairs and sounds like you have a fair number to sell still. Nine is a good start enough for this months fabric right? I know its for school and silly things like FOOD, WATER and HEATING.

    Ok Anastasia calm down of course you dont have to play .. unless you want to we want you to (OH NO its true)
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    You are playing Anastasia!

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    Sent you a PM, ca't wait to participate.
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    Tee hee.. Since RobinLee joined, it evened us back up to 24 so I'm not playing Maybe tomorrow you win.. hehehe.. But today, you lose.. MUWAHAH!!
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    Did you count me in your 24 Ana? Oops, I forgot to post here that I was in, lol.

    OOOH! I don't wanna wait another 2 weeks to find out what colors! (Talking to myself: "You glutton for punishment! You know you've gotta finish all those placemats first! If you buy more fabric now you's gonna be in trouble!" )

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    dustysmomma but more fabric that is a good kinda trouble right? since your all making one for ME I think any color is lovely so get sewing hop hop I love THEM ALL! ok keep the tie dye for someone else but other than that I love THEM ALL so feel free to dive right into your project.
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    ok girlie's....i'm ready to play, I checked and pre-schunk fabrics last night and I have some super winter stuff for a table runner. Can't wait to get started with it.
    I "Collect" fabric like most of us do and have a small fabric shop in my basement (1/2 basement). Just as long as I make one for me too, it will be great.
    Just moved into this house last Dec 30th....2nd year without a Christmas tree. Not this year, I am going to make up for it and it will probably be by thanksgiving. Wasn't happy about the first move the previous year. But this house is comparative to the one we moved from the first time. Anyway, I've finally decided that we are officially staying and I can finish unpacking. Don't get me wrong, we've unpacked, but I held off on some things due, if DH got a those wandering feet again, "I" wouldn't have to work so hard re-packing. So this past couple weeks, I've been unpacking my boxes/totes for my sewing room. Eventually I will upload pic's, so you all can enjoy.
    Meanwhile I'm counting the days till I have my Secret tablerunner swapper - going to be a LLLLOOONNNGGG couple of weeks.
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    Anastasia- sent you a PM. I can't wait to participate!

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    Hmm may wait till last minute to make sure is an odd number so Anastasia has to participate. Sounds like a plan to me.
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    heheh Yep DustysMomma you were # 16 on the list. Still getting a couple people so you all have to sit on your hands and wait. neener neener. Besides, I'm gonna finish the wintery table topper I'm making for another swap and I'll post it here and it'll change all your ideas again so... Don't want to have to make you rip out stitches.

    Let me just say.. metallic thread is pretty, but it is a PAIN IN THE REAR to work with. It's pretty much like wrestling 8 octopi and eventually you just give in and say, well.. it'll do what it wants and the recipient will have to accept it. But it is stinkin pretty and shiny.
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    Anastasia every time I use it I have to adjust my tension, that makes it much easier. It usually has a tendency to shread and if that's what it's doing loosen the upper and bobbin tension, if it's loopy tighten them up. Doesn't take very much on the bobbin either. Easy if you just mark your bobbin with a little line from the black marker so you can set it back again. Maybe this will help, unless you're almost done with it.

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    Also, do you have the right needle? That can make a large difference. You need to have a 90/14 metallic needle for most of them. Also, what brand of Metallic? Superior Thread website has lots of info on threads and it could help if we are not doing it here.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    QM, is that a Rambo squirrel? Or is it a police-fox? I am off my gourd on Dayquil and can't quite decide what's going on in your picture.
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    Hehe I have a 90/14 quilting needle on there right now. It's harder than heck to find anything other than universal around here. It's a little loopy but I think that's the stitch itself and having to deal with metal bending against its wishes. Mostly it's the way it flies off it's spool and it's so thin it doesn't stay where you put it. I'm half done and it's ok. Not trying to win contests or anything, and it's pretty so ain't gona mess with it now! hehehe. I'll put up a pic when it's done.
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    Do you have one of those thread nets to put around the thread? That will help it from coming off that fast. I don't know what they're called...reminds me of what grapes are packaged in at the grocery store. Make sense????

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    You know that.. I do.. but I did just make a change, instead of having it sideways, I put my extra peg on top and stuck it on there and that helped a LOT. Like.. amazingly a lot.. ahahah.I got 2 more sections to go and then the snowflake part is done. This hurts my back cause I sew at my dining table. bleh.
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    Something I learned about thread is that it is wound differently on your spool. Some are cross grain which is good to let stand on end and some that are smooth filled and have to be laid on side and how it comes off has to be on its side. Learned this at the longarm class when trying to use differnt threads. Was real interesting. See, 90/14 quilting needle will give you grief also. Really should be a metallic needle, do we need to send you a pack?
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    heheh It's doing ok

    Ok here's the front and back with the snowflake portion finished. I still got more quilting to do

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    AH you didnt sya it was for applique that is harder still I think so much so close together. its awfully pretty however so kuddos to you kid. Today I spent being green so going back to bed to rethink my color choice. tomorrow will be a better day. finished the top for my daughters table runner love the pattern did not once check how big it would be when done and not once did I think wow another 12" square and another 3.5 border and its HUGE she has a little table so its not going to work at all ever, even slightly. So its rip it apart or say hell with it and make something else. currently quilting a stuffed turkey forher. heck with it. next year is always coming around too. not my day.
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    hehe yes, that whole small and close together is a major part of what had me paralyzed to start. Then the super thinness of the metallic thread.. then my omg this is for another person who will get to see all the flaws....Just had to git 'er done.

    awwww poor oversized table runner.. keep going and make a lap quilt hahaha.
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    Anastasia what a lovely table topper - I'm a fellow Minnesotan and seeing the snowflake makes me long for winter. I've been watching this thread for a week and have decided to throw my name in the hat. I love winter and this should be fun.
    Be good to yourself - do one thing each day that makes you smile.

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