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Old 10-17-2013, 04:14 AM
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I'm out of my corner now. I have everything cut for three blocks.

Has anyone else had issues before with using a 1/4 guide foot and coming up short on the entire block length? I have to rip out part of a block that I put together because it's a 1/4 short of the 12.5. I know it's not me. I made sure I went slow sewing so there's no wobbles and I made sure I checked a billion times before cutting and checked again when I was done cutting to make sure everything was correct. I think I'm going to take the row apart and then get another colored painters tape and mark for a smaller seam allowance.

Ugh I hate malfunctions but at the same time I'm glad because this is giving me time to learn more and get better. And even through teething my monster is letting me get sporadic spurts of work done during the day plus working during naps and bedtime.
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:05 AM
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Woo woo. I'm finishing up my last set of blocks. I'm glad I tried this. It gave me a chance to try some patterns that I would have never tried before. It has me excited to make my next quilt.

Have a good weekend everyone
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:22 AM
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Not sure what I was thinking, and you ladies are going to laugh. I was squareing up my blocks and I had a panic moment. I thought I was squareing up to 10.5 blocks. I started cutting, got all my blocks cut. Now I was using my 12.5 squaring tool. I am thinking that now I would have to add a boarder to all my blocks to get the 12.5 size. The funny part was I had squared all my blocks to the correct size, and I am OK. Glad I figured this out before I started adding the boarders.

I have two sets completed and two more to go.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:22 AM
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All done with my blocks.

Here's my teaser pic lol. All but one block is a new pattern I found and one I just used the good old noodle to make. Lol

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Old 10-20-2013, 10:33 AM
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Lol, where'd the color go. You are definitely keeping us in suspense. I really like your block choices.
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:28 AM
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Tfch~~ nicely done!
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:38 PM
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Fantastic, some more pieced blocks to add to the applique ones. Glad you did those. Tfch8184, one thing I learned a while back from an old quilt show on HGTV, from Sally Collins, is that we all have our own ppm, and that is why the 1/4" foot is not always the perfect answer. If you take into account the thickness of your thread, the pressing of the seam and the depth of the ruler, you can be off on the 1/4". What she says to do is sew shy of the 1/4" edge of the foot. Sew this way till you come out perfect. So take two same size cut squares, sew them together, lets say 2.5" squares, sew them together. They should then measure 4.5" when done, if not, sew them again and again, of course ripping each time wrong, or toss them and start with a different pair, until you come out correct. Knowing how you acquired the correct size with the thread and fabric you are using will tell you where you must feed your fabric so you come out correctly. Piece a few minature quilts applying these principals, guarantee you will start sewing exactly the 12.5" squares. Mine have a tendancy to come out 12 3/8" which drives me crazy so I have to spit a seam and try over. Sally Collins is fantastic at getting the pieces correct. http://www.sallycollins.org/
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:58 PM
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I've got blocks from Donna H-M, and KLTQuilts! Great blocks ladies!!
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:11 PM
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Thanks Mariposa! I've tried several times to post the block pictures, but no luck Can't seem to figure out what I'm doing wrong since I have successfully posted pictures in the past . . . "go figure"!! Oh well, I had Snowman fun this time around . . .
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:30 AM
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My blocks are in the mail. Looking to arrive sometime between Saturday and Tuesday.
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