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    Thank-you. I think this site is going to be a wonderful thing for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    Quote Originally Posted by SSutherland
    I am a newbie to quilting, (am hooked). I read all I can on this thread. But a problem I have: Is figuring out what all the capital letters or abreviations mean. Like FMQ, SID, EQ5. Sometimes I can figure out by the way the sentence reads but normally not. I know how to use my sewing machine for regular sewing but not the attachments. Most of what I have learned is from a friend (also basically a newbie) or I've picked up a bunch from this forum. By the way, I'm not really computer savvy either. Recently retired so I can do these things.
    Here you go...http://quiltinggallery.com/2009/04/2...ters-acronyms/
    Thank you. Learn something everyday.

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    Cindyjean, this is a great site, even after 27 years of quilting, I learn something new everyday. I sent my personal info to you in a Private message.
    Quote Originally Posted by cindyjean
    Thank-you. I think this site is going to be a wonderful thing for me!

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    As computer wise as I am - I am probably not doing something right. Maybe I need a lesson on how to navigate this site before I try to learn quilting. LOL Please bear with me - I'm retired and old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSutherland
    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    Quote Originally Posted by SSutherland
    I am a newbie to quilting, (am hooked). I read all I can on this thread. But a problem I have: Is figuring out what all the capital letters or abreviations mean. Like FMQ, SID, EQ5. Sometimes I can figure out by the way the sentence reads but normally not. I know how to use my sewing machine for regular sewing but not the attachments. Most of what I have learned is from a friend (also basically a newbie) or I've picked up a bunch from this forum. By the way, I'm not really computer savvy either. Recently retired so I can do these things.
    Here you go...http://quiltinggallery.com/2009/04/2...ters-acronyms/
    Thank you. Learn something everyday.

    You are welcome. :-D

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    I got me a quilting Momma! :-P ;) :lol: :) :D

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    I'm in. I consider myself an intermediate quiilter, and would love to help anyone that wants me to. If I don't know what it is you need. we will find out somehow. I,m always open to learning something new.

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    I would love to be adopted as well :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSutherland
    As computer wise as I am - I am probably not doing something right. Maybe I need a lesson on how to navigate this site before I try to learn quilting. LOL Please bear with me - I'm retired and old.
    Come with me kid, and we'll go a long way <wave> LOL

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    So! Is there an adoption agency around that we get permits from or somethin'? <wave>
    if nothing else, ask the question ... I will receive an email in my box ... I will either answer the question, explore the opportunity, or teach you how to navigate this forum ... lots of good things going on around here.
    and, I am typing to anyone who reads my typing <g> ... since I don't have time to read 16 pages :shock: the best I can do is say:
    okay, kiddies ... what do ya want to know? LOL <wave>

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    I want to learn how to sew triangles without making then look like my 5 year old chewed the ends off. LOL

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    When you are ready to sew the diagonal of the triangle, put the needle in a few stitched down the seam. Hold onto the ends of the thread and push the reverse button. The machine should go back to the edge of the fabric and then forward again. Keeping hold of the threads will help keep the corner from going down into the bobbin housing.

    Another thing I do is to send the triangles in one after the other in a line of continuous sewing. This also helps keep the corners from 'diving'.

    Finally, use a needle that is sharp and a little bit on the fine side - size 11 or 12 usually work well.

    Hope this helps, Gwyn

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    WOW!!! So many new adoptees and parents :D:D:D
    This is very exciting!!!
    I can't wait to see the projects that come from these adoptions :D:D:D

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    sewcrazygirl, I'm still looking for someone to adopt, I do lots of different thing, I teach beginning quilting.

    Cookie

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    Hi Cookie, Would love to meet you. Maybe you+me+Cindy Jean could all get together.It would be so much fun.Hope I'm doing this right.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie's Crafts
    Quote Originally Posted by Patty Patches
    LOVE the baby quilt.What part of Ky ,I;m from somerset
    Patty Patches, I will be in Bowling Green the week-end of the 19th for our family reunion, I will be there a few days before, maybe we could meet. It would be nice.

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    I'm still waiting to be adopted and would like to know if anyone is from Pennsylvania, just in case I need actual hands-on help. Believe me I don't mind travelling and of course it would be on a weekend!!

    Thanks,
    Kathi in PA

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    I've got twins now!! I've adopted OHSue. This is great!! Always wanted a girl since all I have around me is testertone!!! :D :lol: :lol:

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    If you don't mind cheating I use thangles they come out perfect ( I can never do that on my own!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thread
    Paintbrushbrown I am willing to adopt you and help you piece your first quilt. I will also teach you to hand quilt and many other things. I also live in Arkansas
    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am so thrilled. I am a pretty attentive student, but sometimes you have to hit me in the head with a 2 X 4 to get my attention first!!!

    I am so excited!

    Marilyn, new daughter of Threads!

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    Welcome to the family, janedennis! Let's get started on that BOM!

    Up North, I took a serious look at that pattern. Do you want me to mail the redrafted pattern? Or talk you through the redrafting?

    Kyiav10 - I have not forgotten you. I will look today for a simple paper pieced pattern to start. I KNOW you will take off running with the basics in hand!

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    there is a
    beginners tutorial for making a 9 patch block

    on connection threads..each week they are going to have a new lesson..

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/tut...son_1__D2.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSutherland
    I see your name is Omak. Is that in Omak, Washington. If so, I lived in Twisp for 12 years, working of course so didn't know any of this. Now live in Coupeville, on Whidbey Island.

    SSutherland
    Wow my first home was on Whidbey Island. Small world huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrazygirl
    I want to learn how to sew triangles without making then look like my 5 year old chewed the ends off. LOL
    I have that problem to, Usually start to sew slowly and pray! lol

    But have found that by using a starter scrap piece of fabric to start the seam helps. Do this by placing the scrap under your needle, sew on that for even just a few stitches while you place your triangle corner at the needle to stitch. Your needle should go straight to the quilt piece without messing up the corner.

    Hope that helps.

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    Me too

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    can you cut the tips off? fons and porter have a ruler for taking off the "rabbit ears"..

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