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Thread: Spring 2013 PS squares- 1.5"- Swap- Sign ups close April 15, 2013

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    Mariposa,
    I sure hope people are PMing you. There aren't that many who are responding on this thread.. There are way too many that would love to join..
    This soooo muchfun!!!

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    Well I just finished cutting mine and they are ready to post.
    Have a wonderful day everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barri1 View Post
    Mariposa,
    I sure hope people are PMing you. There aren't that many who are responding on this thread.. There are way too many that would love to join..
    This soooo muchfun!!!
    Okay Barri, I hear ya.

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    Hi all..
    I have a question.. Was reading articles about using a technique with fusable interface, and sewing postage stamp quilts. It's supposed to make it come together faster. There is a draw back regarding making it to rigid, or bulky... I'm not opposed to doing it the way it has always been done, but I'm always interested in different techniques. Does anyone know of a thinner interface ? Does anyone have any thoughts on it?

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    What you're talking about is about as thin as you can go. They have squares printed on them, you place your fabric in the squares, iron them on, and stitch across each row from the back. You then clip those seams and sew in the opposite direction. It is faster, and will add bulk, so you can either just sew the back on with a piece of fabric or flannel in between, or you could use a very thin batting.

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    Hi All, Using the preprinted square fusible would be good for wall hangings...I think I will try that technique..I know I have some somewhere ...would cutting along the folded seam after it being sewn make it more flexible?? I wonder??
    I haven't done much sewing with the PS..just a few strips...I'm thinking of making blocks the same size as using 2.5" squares and incorporating both in a quilt...will have to see....

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    I am going to join in. There is a Bonnie Hunter pattern that I want to make that has oodles of !.5" squares so this would be great for that. I will pm with number of sets.

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    I;m also making a Bonnie Hunter pattern from her strip book. It's a 5" pineapple block using 1.5" and 2". Only 12,000 pieces. Really fun to make! Also a quilt that uses blocks that are made from same colors for another quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog55 View Post
    I;m also making a Bonnie Hunter pattern from her strip book. It's a 5" pineapple block using 1.5" and 2". Only 12,000 pieces. Really fun to make! Also a quilt that uses blocks that are made from same colors for another quilt.
    Can you tell me what book that it is in-?
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    String Fling

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    *Thanks Judy!
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    Mariposa! I'm in again. I was cutting some fat quarters for a swap at our guild retreat so I decided to cut some postage stamps at the same time. I've got my squares ready to go!!!!!! I even have my flat rate envelopes ready! Now I just need to put a reminder in my phone so I don't forget to mail them. Thanks for all your hard work.

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    booklady- good to have you joining again! You can mail your package any time.
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    I was cutting my ps squares along with the 2.5 squares at the same time. Now I have a question for you all, does it matter if I use the same fabric for both swaps? I see a lot of the people are the same on both swaps and figured I better check? any one have anything to add?

    It is funny but I take my cutter a small cutting board and the bag of scraps with me when I go visit Mom, I get a lot done and she loves to see all the different fabrics. She never was one to sew so doesn't get it! But loves the stuff I make. I guess my Grandmother on my Mom's side could sew, but it was not her favorite thing to do. My Grandmother had 6 sisters and there was always someone doing some kind of sewing she said. She was born in 1900 and was one of the most interesting people in my life. She died in 1991 and when my Aunt Died a few years ago gave me her Diaries. Since I am the "writer" and "Geek" in the family my Aunt thought I could transcribe her Journals/Diaries and put them on a family page to share with all. I still haven't done that!Maybe I should start a blog and start doing that!
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    I am in both swaps and would not bother me personally if I had the same fabrics in 2.5 and 1.5" inches. That is my humble opinion.

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    I have participated in the 1.5 and 2.5" swaps. I have wondered what others think if they happen to get 1.5 and 2.5 from me that are the same fabric. At first, I tried to keep the fabrics seperate, but I have done so many swaps now that I have lost track. So now I make sure that I cut some new fabric for each swap. That way I know there will be at least some that are different.
    I agree with Wardy74, though. It doesn't bother me when I get the same fabrics in both swaps. I am just looking for more variety than what I have on my own.

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    I am in for 20 sets sent pm last night to Mariposa.....
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    I am cutting for the 2.5", and 1.5", and I am in love with the idea that I don't have many small scraps, as I cut down for the 2.5", and am able to get a couple of 1.5" with the leftovers.. At the rate I am going, I should be done in time for both.. I also was able to get scraps from the LQS, and hopefully infuse different fabrics from the other swaps I did..
    You bet I am having so much fun doing it..

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    * How's everybody coming along on their cutting-?


    Barri- I know you're at it a bit every day. You go girl!!
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    Hi All, I haven't even started...but...I do have my starching & pressing done for them...I'm also doing a 2.5" swap...I've been busy sewing these 1.5" bits into squares to incorporate with the 2.5" quilt...
    I never thought I would ever be working with such tiny pieces...the one thing I have a problem with is the random picking of the squares...there are some pieces I just can't put together!!!!!

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    I cut my 1.5" strips now I need to turn them into stamps.
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    Honchey-- you'll get used to these "small" pieces! Looking forward to seeing your progress on your project with both sizes of stamps! Looking good so far!

    Sheri- glad you are making progress on yours. How are those "Grandma's Closet" quilts coming along-?
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    Mine are all cut. Just need to bag them ang get them in the mail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa View Post
    Honchey-- you'll get used to these "small" pieces! Looking forward to seeing your progress on your project with both sizes of stamps! Looking good so far!

    Sheri- glad you are making progress on yours. How are those "Grandma's Closet" quilts coming along-?
    not good....not good. I can't seem to multi-task them. I'm afraid I should stop everything else and only sew my Grandma quilts.... And grandma's been sick too. I need to get them done...
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    Mine are in the mail.

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