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Old 11-25-2016, 03:20 AM
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Very nice! I like your quilting too!
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Old 11-25-2016, 07:37 AM
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Lovely! Like your use of color.
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Old 11-25-2016, 10:54 AM
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Fantastic! What a challenge, and you have done a wonderful job.
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Old 11-25-2016, 02:56 PM
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I don't know what Jenny's looked like, but I can say that your is a real beauty.
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Old 11-25-2016, 04:09 PM
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Thank you Ada for your feed back on the template. I have an EZ plastic template but I wasn't sure how wide to cut the strips but I think I am more clear on everything. I thought I needed the template from MSQC.
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Old 11-25-2016, 08:15 PM
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Really nice! Was it hard to do?
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Old 11-26-2016, 03:09 AM
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Having watched the tutorial from Jenny at MSQC and seeing your lovely quilt - I have just ordered the Dresden ruler!
Thank you for the inspiration !
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Ada Shiela View Post
Generally I don't do a lot of applique because I can't sit for too long, leaning forward over the machine to concentrate on stitch placement is hard on my back and hips but I appreciate your suggestion of cutting a circle out from the back, that way too much fabric would not be wasted as circles can be re-used. I have just bought a Sit & Stand desk from Officeworks so that I can vary between standing for embroidery and sitting for sewing, it sits on top of a normal desk or bench top and has variable heights. Not set up yet but hopefully will make my sewing more comfortable. Thanks for your advice.
I've seen those desks advertised. Hope it works out well for you. I don't have problems sitting to piece but when I machine quilt I have to do it in bits and spurts or my shoulders kill me. I'm guilty of pushing myself and then I really feel it that night and the next day! Getting older is not fun!
As for wasting fabric, yes, you can salvage part of it, but I don't usually worry about it. If you don't cut it away you are using it anyway when you leave it in the quilt. But yes, there have been times I have put the cutoffs in my scrap bin and used them for strip piecing like in Spiderweb blocks. I hope you will try it. It makes the blocks look so much prettier when quilted.
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Old 12-05-2016, 12:13 PM
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Very pretty!
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Old 12-30-2016, 06:21 PM
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Your dresden is very pretty. I am hoping to make one like this for 2017. We shall see. So many projects!!
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