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    Updates: I received a f8 and a finished block with a nice note from bibliostone.

    I also received finished blocks from annt59, Libster, and ljdugas.

    Thank you all so very much!

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    Blocks so far. I love it! Name:  image.jpg
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    Made a pp block from quilters cache whom I have used a lot in the past. When I was done it was exactly 12" not 12 1/2. Am I missing something. I made the Missouri star
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jannie View Post
    Country1, I do not see where I received your F8. Please let me know if you have sent them out.

    I still haven't received a F8 from Country1 either. Has anyone heard anything from her? I hope all is well for her. Hers is the only one that I don't have yet. I only have 1 more block to make for this group until I get her F8.
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    I tried to pm her but her box is full........ hope all is ok...
    Quote Originally Posted by Libster View Post
    I still haven't received a F8 from Country1 either. Has anyone heard anything from her? I hope all is well for her. Hers is the only one that I don't have yet. I only have 1 more block to make for this group until I get her F8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcialee View Post
    Made a pp block from quilters cache whom I have used a lot in the past. When I was done it was exactly 12" not 12 1/2. Am I missing something. I made the Missouri star
    I have had this problem before too. I am not sure if this is the "right" way to do it, but its the way that works for me: when following patterns from quilter's cache I align my fabric with the left side of my sewing foot instead of my right with the needle as far to the left as it will go. This seems to give me a true quarter in seam making the blocks 12.5". I don't have a very fancy machine and am pretty new to quilting so I don't know all the "right" ways to do things but this seems to work for me so I am going to keep doing it this way until a better way comes along. Since joining these swaps I have gotton so much better and have learned so many tips and tricks. I am interested to see what other replies your question gets

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    Quote Originally Posted by awilson View Post
    I have had this problem before too. I am not sure if this is the "right" way to do it, but its the way that works for me: when following patterns from quilter's cache I align my fabric with the left side of my sewing foot instead of my right with the needle as far to the left as it will go. This seems to give me a true quarter in seam making the blocks 12.5". I don't have a very fancy machine and am pretty new to quilting so I don't know all the "right" ways to do things but this seems to work for me so I am going to keep doing it this way until a better way comes along. Since joining these swaps I have gotton so much better and have learned so many tips and tricks. I am interested to see what other replies your question gets
    I just realized that pp meant paper pieced. My answer doesn't make sense now sorry! Paper piecing is way beyond my skill level at this point. Still interested to see what responses you get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awilson View Post
    I have had this problem before too. I am not sure if this is the "right" way to do it, but its the way that works for me: when following patterns from quilter's cache I align my fabric with the left side of my sewing foot instead of my right with the needle as far to the left as it will go. This seems to give me a true quarter in seam making the blocks 12.5". I don't have a very fancy machine and am pretty new to quilting so I don't know all the "right" ways to do things but this seems to work for me so I am going to keep doing it this way until a better way comes along. Since joining these swaps I have gotton so much better and have learned so many tips and tricks. I am interested to see what other replies your question gets
    You might want to check around, maybe on the internet. Most sewing machines have a "quarter inch" presser foot available. It has a hanging down blade that you line your fabric up to, so it aligns your needle for a perfect 1/4". I have bought them for both of my sewing machines. Another foot that is very helpful to me is the "stitch in the ditch" foot, which really works nice to keep you stitches in the ditch, not allowing them to jump up to the other side of the seam. I may not have explained that very well.... so go look up 'Stitch in the Ditch" foot, and "Quarter Inch" foot. those will make your quilt making a lot more fun and easy.

    I hope that helps some.
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    I had a stack of mail waiting for me today. (I've been hiding from the computer for a few days... That is almost like taking a vacation! lol)

    I now have F8 from everyone except country1. Maybe she is just taking some time off too.

    I received blocks from :

    AHWU
    LJDugas31
    Libster

    I'll be posting photos in my album as soon as I get them pressed and labeled. I am receiving some of the nicest block I've ever received in previous swaps. This is going to be a fun quilt! thank you al soo much.

    hugs, Jupiter
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    Girliegirl-you have a finished block going into the mail in the morning. I did you a traditional Civil War block. If you'd like an early peek, it's posted in my album. Thanks for swapping with me.
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    [QUOTE=Jupiter;6219322]You might want to check around, maybe on the internet. Most sewing machines have a "quarter inch" presser foot available. It has a hanging down blade that you line your fabric up to, so it aligns your needle for a perfect 1/4". I have bought them for both of my sewing machines. Another foot that is very helpful to me is the "stitch in the ditch" foot, which really works nice to keep you stitches in the ditch, not allowing them to jump up to the other side of the seam. I may not have explained that very well.... so go look up 'Stitch in the Ditch" foot, and "Quarter Inch" foot. those will make your quilt making a lot more fun and easy.

    I hope that helps some.
    Jupiter[/QUOTE I bought a stitch in the ditch foot but it didn't seem to work very well and my machine made a weird noise i ended up buying it on amazon, so this could be the problem. I am hoping the DH gets me a new sewing machine for my bday in a couple of weeks so ill have to check to see if the 1/4 in foot is included. If not I will def. be asking for this too Thank you so much! I seriously learn so much on this forum. More than I've ever learned at any LQS class or ever really.. Usually when I walk into a LQS they see that I am younger than the average quilter and think I am completely stupid. I once had a question about appliqué on my machine so I asked about a class. The lady told me that I needed to take the beginning sewing class first and that class was full. I saw the list. It wasn't full. And I didn't want to pay for two classes! I've actually been quilting on and off for over ten years now, but still feel like a beginner because no one has been able to teach me beyond the basics. But then six months ago I found you guys! And my skills have improved more in six months than the last ten years on and off. So thank you all!! I appreciate you

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    One grown up block is going home to Ljdugas.
    Over the weekend I received three lovely blocks from: Awilson, Libster and Ljdugas. I will post pictures soon.
    Missing F8 from country1 and atpegsquiltstudio.

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    I have posted pictures of my blocks, both sent and received.
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    Yes mine went out on Monday. Sorry they got out late. I know I usually get them out early. Dh had surgery, my Mom is in the hospital, and I am on my 2nd round of antibiotics. Once again, I'm sorry they got out late!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jupiter View Post
    You might want to check around, maybe on the internet. Most sewing machines have a "quarter inch" presser foot available. It has a hanging down blade that you line your fabric up to, so it aligns your needle for a perfect 1/4". I have bought them for both of my sewing machines. Another foot that is very helpful to me is the "stitch in the ditch" foot, which really works nice to keep you stitches in the ditch, not allowing them to jump up to the other side of the seam. I may not have explained that very well.... so go look up 'Stitch in the Ditch" foot, and "Quarter Inch" foot. those will make your quilt making a lot more fun and easy.

    I hope that helps some.
    Jupiter
    I use a 1/4" foot and it doesn't matter what foot you use with paper piecing. You just stitch the lines. I have made hundreds of quilters cache patterns and this is the first time this happen to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcialee View Post
    I use a 1/4" foot and it doesn't matter what foot you use with paper piecing. You just stitch the lines. I have made hundreds of quilters cache patterns and this is the first time this happen to me.

    It could be that your printer didn't print the pattern to scale. I've had that happen to me before. Now, I always check that little scale before I start sewing anything.
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    Most of the time, I think you are better off to buy the foot from the manufacturer of your machine. There are probably good 'after-market' feet available, but if you get it from the guys who made your machine, then it stands to reason that it will fit it and act right. Sorry your experience with the stitch in ditch foot wasn't good.

    This is a good site to get help and ideas from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jupiter View Post
    You might want to check around, maybe on the internet. Most sewing machines have a "quarter inch" presser foot available. It has a hanging down blade that you line your fabric up to, so it aligns your needle for a perfect 1/4". I have bought them for both of my sewing machines. Another foot that is very helpful to me is the "stitch in the ditch" foot, which really works nice to keep you stitches in the ditch, not allowing them to jump up to the other side of the seam. I may not have explained that very well.... so go look up 'Stitch in the Ditch" foot, and "Quarter Inch" foot. those will make your quilt making a lot more fun and easy.

    I hope that helps some.
    Jupiter[/QUOTE I bought a stitch in the ditch foot but it didn't seem to work very well and my machine made a weird noise i ended up buying it on amazon, so this could be the problem. I am hoping the DH gets me a new sewing machine for my bday in a couple of weeks so ill have to check to see if the 1/4 in foot is included. If not I will def. be asking for this too Thank you so much! I seriously learn so much on this forum. More than I've ever learned at any LQS class or ever really.. Usually when I walk into a LQS they see that I am younger than the average quilter and think I am completely stupid. I once had a question about appliqué on my machine so I asked about a class. The lady told me that I needed to take the beginning sewing class first and that class was full. I saw the list. It wasn't full. And I didn't want to pay for two classes! I've actually been quilting on and off for over ten years now, but still feel like a beginner because no one has been able to teach me beyond the basics. But then six months ago I found you guys! And my skills have improved more in six months than the last ten years on and off. So thank you all!! I appreciate you
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    I also cleared so of my PMs, so if you need to PM me you should be able to now. Sorry for the inconvience. Thank you for letting me know.
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    I also cleared some of my PMs, so if you need to PM me you should be able to now. Sorry for the inconvience. Thank you for letting me know.
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    The last of my blocks went out this afternoon so everyone should have their block soon!
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    Country1- I received your pretty F8 today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Libster View Post
    I still haven't received a F8 from Country1 either. Has anyone heard anything from her? I hope all is well for her. Hers is the only one that I don't have yet. I only have 1 more block to make for this group until I get her F8.
    Sorry everyone. DH had surgery again. Arm and hand this time. I'm on my 2nd round of ABTs, just sinus infection.Nothing contagious! And my Mom went home from the hospital today. Not trying to make excuses, but life slammed me again. I did mail out my F8s on Monday.
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    Received the lovely blocks shown below (love them BOTH!), and an F8 from country1.

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    Have a wonderful day! If you need to contact me, please use the e-mail address on my profile page. Sometimes I don't get notifications that I have a PM here. Please note that I'm usually unavailable on weekends, but I'll get back to you on Monday.

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    Country 1, I received your F8 today..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibliostone View Post
    The last of my blocks went out this afternoon so everyone should have their block soon!
    Boy, are you fast! I want to start next week.

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