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Forum: Main
07-14-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,653
Posted By bj

Not sure anyone said it already, but one thing I...

Not sure anyone said it already, but one thing I do is write the numbers on the blank side in the spot corresponding to the printed side. If it’s not scrappy, I make a chart with the numbers and a...
Forum: Main
04-11-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By bj

Before you cut into the background, you might...

Before you cut into the background, you might open it out flat, face up, on a bed or the floor and place your blocks around on it to get an idea of how it might look. Sometimes what I think will be...
Forum: Main
01-30-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,181
Posted By bj

What about a layout like stars on the flag?...

What about a layout like stars on the flag? 6,5,6,5,6,5,6,5,6. On the rows with only 5 blocks, put a half sized block out of your background fabric on both ends so the blocks offset. That way, you...
Forum: Main
01-15-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,028
Posted By bj

If you’re just wanting to half your 2 1/2”...

If you’re just wanting to half your 2 1/2” strips, they’ll end up 1 1/4” wide unfinished, 3/4” finished. That seems pretty narrow. If you don’t have plenty of fabric now, you may run short. Just let...
Forum: Main
12-17-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,219
Posted By bj

I mostly just hold the thread to start off. I...

I mostly just hold the thread to start off. I think the leader/spider thing is kinda tedious (0: And I’m not very good with random scrappy. I’ve tried it on a couple of small projects and mine turn...
Forum: Main
11-24-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By bj

I was also thinking a sampler of blocks you like...

I was also thinking a sampler of blocks you like to make or want to try. Then the yardage for borders and sashing.
Forum: Main
11-23-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,295
Posted By bj

Mine does the same thing, and always has. I have...

Mine does the same thing, and always has. I have a Singer, about 14 yrs old. I try to be as gentle as I can when moving the fabric around with the needle down. When I have it like I want it, I put...
Forum: Main
11-22-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,362
Posted By bj

Maybe you could applique them on the border whole...

Maybe you could applique them on the border whole and not cut them. I agree, seems like they’d ravel if you cut into them. Or use them some way to do a wall hanging, or roll them so the sock design...
Forum: Main
11-20-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,650
Posted By bj

Christmas ornament, table topper, bookmark,...

Christmas ornament, table topper, bookmark, makeup bag? I’m sure she’ll love whatever you decide on!
Forum: Main
10-20-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,155
Posted By bj

My grandson took a class last year. They started...

My grandson took a class last year. They started with a square pillow to get the knack of straight seams. I think it took a few tries. Then they made a pillow case with two coordinating fabrics. He...
Forum: Main
10-14-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,695
Posted By bj

Using 2.5” strips of flannel (in my head) seems...

Using 2.5” strips of flannel (in my head) seems like it might give a bit of a chenille look. I’ve never done one with strips before, but it seems doable. But it might get pretty heavy, though. You...
Forum: Main
10-01-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,002
Posted By bj

I prob’ly wouldn’t use anything but a layer of...

I prob’ly wouldn’t use anything but a layer of flannel and a layer of denim. Be sure you prewash the flannel cause it shrinks. And do an X on the blocks to stabilize your fabrics. Good luck. I love...
Forum: Main
09-30-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,381
Posted By bj

I like it! You’ve done a nice job keeping lines...

I like it! You’ve done a nice job keeping lines straight and even.
Forum: Main
09-15-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,743
Posted By bj

I have a friend who had an old worn out quilt a...

I have a friend who had an old worn out quilt a friend gave her. No sentimental value to her. She cut it up into usable pieces and made a beautiful jacket out of it.
Forum: Main
09-14-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,919
Posted By bj

I love it when what I see in my head actually...

I love it when what I see in my head actually works and looks good in reality. And I love gifting it to someone who loves it.
Forum: Pictures
08-09-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,369
Posted By bj

Thank you for sharing. What a clever idea for...

Thank you for sharing. What a clever idea for scrappy binding! I’m going to try it!
Forum: Main
07-30-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,104
Posted By bj

If someone already suggested this I apologize...

If someone already suggested this I apologize ahead of time. Stabilizing your ruler is very critical to a good cut, but I also find when my rotary blade starts getting dull, my accuracy also suffers....
Forum: Main
07-28-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,569
Posted By bj

Could you do a square table topper of just your...

Could you do a square table topper of just your boot fabric so you have more whole boots together? Then put a pretty border. I made one with my focus fabric on the back, too. I did the back like a...
Forum: Main
06-03-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,660
Posted By bj

I’d make a nice shadow box with a picture of the...

I’d make a nice shadow box with a picture of the quilt and the actual ribbons it won. Without your effort and creativity, it’s just fabric. If the new owner has an interest in documenting the quilt’s...
Forum: Main
05-19-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,012
Posted By bj

What an adorable quilt!! I love the colorful...

What an adorable quilt!! I love the colorful fabric, but I think I like the green better for the border. Either one will be great, though.
Forum: Main
04-01-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,911
Posted By bj

There was a thread a while back on the QB that...

There was a thread a while back on the QB that featured some really cute bad sues. I also saw a cute bad sue video somewhere. I have no idea who did it. Just stumbled across it and thought it was...
Forum: Main
03-17-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,861
Posted By bj

I don’t have any UFO’s. I am a huge...

I don’t have any UFO’s. I am a huge procrastinator. If I let myself have one, I’d have 10 by the end of the week! So I finish one before I start another. Sometimes they’re WIP’s for awhile though....
Forum: Main
03-11-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,078
Posted By bj

I feel the same way. My friend who longarms my...

I feel the same way. My friend who longarms my quilts for me is so reasonable and has a quick turnaround time. I can do small quilts, but I donít know how to fmq, so I really appreciate her skill!
Forum: Main
03-06-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,094
Posted By bj

Jenny at Missouri Star Quilt Co. sews on an...

Jenny at Missouri Star Quilt Co. sews on an Eversewn 25 on her MSQC tutorials. I think.
Forum: Main
03-05-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By bj

New York Beaty is on my to do list. Thereís so...

New York Beaty is on my to do list. Thereís so many ways to go with a layout (0: !
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