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02-06-2013, 07:01 PM
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Views: 714
Posted By coffeebreak

The Northern Star is similar to the Ohio Star and...

The Northern Star is similar to the Ohio Star and I do that one alot...my fav block. I always do a sashing around them as I like to break them up and make the specific blocks, instead of them all...
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02-06-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,461
Posted By coffeebreak

That is great! I'd a done the same thing...and...

That is great! I'd a done the same thing...and then had it ready for my 6 yo grand daughter to use. She is my new quiilting buddy. I plan to watch yard sales this year and get her one. Hope I can get...
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02-03-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,971
Posted By coffeebreak

It's kind of like scrapbooking stores...back 5...

It's kind of like scrapbooking stores...back 5 years ago for about the 5 prior to that...SB stores all over the place, but I looked and again...really expensive stuff in there! I'd go an look for...
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02-03-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,971
Posted By coffeebreak

Town I am in now is to small for a quilt shop to...

Town I am in now is to small for a quilt shop to probably make any money. But I just moved up here from INland Empire of SO CA...big yuppy/middle class kind of location...Starbucks on every corner...
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02-03-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,612
Posted By coffeebreak

Not sure if it is the same problem, but my Singer...

Not sure if it is the same problem, but my Singer 9960 ..I iwll be FMQ'ing and it look perfect on top, no noise, just sounding totaly normal and then when I check the back just to check for quality...
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01-31-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,183
Posted By coffeebreak

Need ideas for a Zebra print fabric pattern

I want to make a quilt for a teen with zebra strip print fabric and a medium pink and of course black and white as needed. I figure with the strips of the zebra print it might not look so good in a...
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01-11-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,553
Posted By coffeebreak

I have been hearing this so often...wonky cut...

I have been hearing this so often...wonky cut FQ's...and even charm size. so why are they so prominent in the online stores? THey are not cheap, they seldom go on sale for any "good"sale price and so...
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01-08-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By coffeebreak

They still have those? (LOL) I so remember times...

They still have those? (LOL) I so remember times at the library...I loved going there and bringing home the books!
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01-05-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,267
Posted By coffeebreak

Looks nice. I saw one Eleanor Burns did and am...

Looks nice. I saw one Eleanor Burns did and am trying to construct one...she used 4 shades/prints of yellow and 4 of blues....I was going to use pinks and thinking of using 4 solid shades of pink...
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12-23-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,553
Posted By coffeebreak

Wow. intersting. I buy FQ's at Joann's and pre...

Wow. intersting. I buy FQ's at Joann's and pre wash them and might have a little shrinkage...on some but not all and 1/4-1/2 inch, but I just iron them out and go from there. So far...it hasn't been...
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12-16-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,074
Posted By coffeebreak

I thought poly thread was the one that caused so...

I thought poly thread was the one that caused so much fluff/lint and cotton didn't. So I changed to 100% cotton and get a ton of lint in the bobbing cage and around the needle. Get a little less...
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12-16-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,705
Posted By coffeebreak

I use the 1,1/2 inch curved saftey pins for top...

I use the 1,1/2 inch curved saftey pins for top pinning for FMQ'ing. For just pinning pieces together...I use 1,1/4 in straight pins.
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11-26-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,827
Posted By coffeebreak

I was hoping too..but didn't find anything other...

I was hoping too..but didn't find anything other than the norm.
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11-26-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,110
Posted By coffeebreak

Little hedgehogs...really cute! But that is a...

Little hedgehogs...really cute! But that is a problem I have come across...really cute, but what do you do with it? You can't cut it into smaller pieces as you can't use "half" a hedge hog! HST's are...
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11-24-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,707
Posted By coffeebreak

I was teaching my grand daughters how to sew...

I was teaching my grand daughters how to sew charms together to make a quilt. And I had to explaint his to them to. I had a seam quide thing attached to the base of the machine near the needle. I set...
11-23-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,925
Posted By coffeebreak

Yeah, I guess I could just fold them like a...

Yeah, I guess I could just fold them like a FQ...just smaller they'd be and put them int he front of the box before the FQ's. Thanks everyone!
11-23-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,925
Posted By coffeebreak

Thanks everyone. First thing I have ever won in...

Thanks everyone. First thing I have ever won in my life!!

But That is how I have them now..in a box flat. But how do you go through them to choose? I mean with fat q's nad even yardage, it is...
11-22-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,925
Posted By coffeebreak

How do you store CAKE LAYERS?

I am getting into Fat Quarters...getting them for half price at Joann's sales but I just won a "mystery box" that included a full line of MODA fat quarters and a full line of MODA cake layers.

I...
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11-22-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,336
Posted By coffeebreak

That's what I am trying to figure out! The review...

That's what I am trying to figure out! The review it has says it makes "daisy" looking flowers..and specifically says she used it on her quilts for top quilting. But does it make one and stop...or...
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11-22-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,570
Posted By coffeebreak

I don't know either but I'd sure love that "farm"...

I don't know either but I'd sure love that "farm" print! That is so nice! Maybe you could make large squares of the print to include a barn in each sqaure and sashing of pink, red and yellow or blue...
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11-22-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,336
Posted By coffeebreak

Do you have this decorative presser foot?

http://www.amazon.com/Decorative-Flower-Stitch-Machine-Presser/dp/B004PJWTF6/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t

Decorative stitch FOOT! This sounds really cool...anyone have one, use one, like one? What do you...
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11-21-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,821
Posted By coffeebreak

I guess that makes sense...but I have to ask...if...

I guess that makes sense...but I have to ask...if there is going to be shrinkage...the threads are what shrink...so just cause it is sewn to the batting and the batting doesn't shrink...why does that...
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11-21-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,821
Posted By coffeebreak

I have washed charms in a lingerie bag and that...

I have washed charms in a lingerie bag and that does help alot...no lost pieces in the washer and just keeps them all together. I still have to iron them out but like you said...starch and iron is...
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11-21-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,821
Posted By coffeebreak

Batting shrinks? Should that be pre washed if it...

Batting shrinks? Should that be pre washed if it is 100% cotton? I haven't found that yet, I buy the 80/20 cotton poly and didn't think anyway that batting needed pre washed. I haven't and so far, it...
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11-21-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,821
Posted By coffeebreak

I figured that was why they were "invented". And...

I figured that was why they were "invented". And it is a nice option to just buy and a few cuts and sew, but still..if 100% cotton shrinks, it will shrink once the quilt is made and make the quilt...
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