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Thread: First finish in 2013 and free motion tip

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    First finish in 2013 and free motion tip

    I made this scrappy for my husband and after I got it done found some eyelashing on the back, oh well (just hope it holds up)! I periodically checked the back, but evidently it wasn't enough. He picked out the fabric for the border, he's a musician on the weekends. I backed it with flannel as he's always cold due to diabetes. Tip: I learned this from a lady who taught a free-motion class to use glycerin on you fingers instead of gloves. The glycerin helps you hold on to the quilt and it doesn't stain the fabric. I buy it in the cake decorating supplies.
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    It looks great!!
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    Very pretty!
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    Beautiful job!!!!

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    Great scrappy for pappy's nappy time!

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    nicely done and thanks for the tip
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    Very nice! I love RED. Your pooch seems to like it ,too. Is that your hubby underneath it??
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    That is a great quilt, he will love it.
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    Love this quilt. Scrappy are my favorites and the red sashing makes it come alive

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    Nice job. I love scrappys too.
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    beautiful quilt!!!
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    Neat quilt. Thanks for the tip
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    Looks like someone else is enjoying the new quilt.

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    Great quilt. I'm going to have to try your tip about using glycerin, instead of quilting gloves. I hate the gloves, but could never hold the quilt well enough without them. If the glycerin works for me, I'll be forever grateful!
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    Real nice quilt and thanks for the tip. Is this called a strip quilt?
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    lovely quit, I love it when you can find just the right quilt fabric! I'm going to try the tip tomorrow too thanks!
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    Great scrappy!!

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    Very pretty quilt. I have found eyelashes on the back of a couple quilts. I ripped it all out and redid the quilting. The stitches come out real easy. I found the top threading came out of one of the places and that caused the problem.
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    boy that is sure bright and pretty! i wonder tho, why would your gloves stain your fabric?
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    Oh, that's a lovely quilt! Thanks for the tip with the glycerin, too. What a beauty that quilt is!

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    It's lovely....and sews your little helper
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    Really love the quilt.
    Thanks for the tip. I hate those gloves and I'm really bad at freemotion but am working on it.

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    great use of scraps

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    Great job! Love scrappys!
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    Very nice!

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