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Forum: Main
12-18-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,182
Posted By Bobbinalong

Here's a pattern that would work well with...

Here's a pattern that would work well with leaders and enders.

https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictures-f5/all-my-scrap-box-t308667.html
Forum: Pictures
12-18-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,549
Posted By Bobbinalong

I can see another bag of 'leaders and enders'...

I can see another bag of 'leaders and enders' being produced with this. I have 1.5" strips in my scrap system which could be sewn together and cut into 2.5" lengths. But think of all the pieces that...
Forum: Pictures
12-17-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,549
Posted By Bobbinalong

Thanks, maryb119. I do have 1.5" strips in my...

Thanks, maryb119. I do have 1.5" strips in my scrap cutting system so I'll keep this one on the 'to do' list.
Forum: Pictures
12-17-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,549
Posted By Bobbinalong

Ooh, I do like that. What size do you cut the...

Ooh, I do like that. What size do you cut the pieces?
Forum: Recipes
12-16-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,210
Posted By Bobbinalong

Just 'mince pies' over here, and usually made in...

Just 'mince pies' over here, and usually made in single serving size. They were originally made with meat but have changed over time.

Here is the history of them ...
Forum: Main
12-16-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,088
Posted By Bobbinalong

I've seen a QAYG method where the blocks of the...

I've seen a QAYG method where the blocks of the left hand column are joined, then layered onto columns of batting and backing and then quilted upto 1.5" of each edge. The next column of blocks...
12-13-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,422
Posted By Bobbinalong

Hello from another Brit. I'm in the NE,...

Hello from another Brit. I'm in the NE, (originally from the SW), whereabouts are you?
12-13-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,902
Posted By Bobbinalong

I bought separate office table tops and...

I bought separate office table tops and adjustable legs in Ikea. I have one at standing height for cutting and the second one lower for sewing.
Much cheaper than the trendy one that everyone is...
Forum: Main
12-12-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,662
Posted By Bobbinalong

I'm not sure how large the shapes that you will...

I'm not sure how large the shapes that you will turn are, but I've read that the bulk is reduced if a lot of the fabric/dryer sheet is cut away after you've turned and pressed. As long as the...
Forum: Main
12-12-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,391
Posted By Bobbinalong

Is that the full WOF? Even as a draught excluder...

Is that the full WOF? Even as a draught excluder it would be pretty tall but it doesn't look as if it was designed to be fussy cut does it? I can't think of any other use for it at the moment...
Forum: Main
12-10-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,280
Posted By Bobbinalong

I piece scraps of batting and then cut into...

I piece scraps of batting and then cut into squares for QAYG string blocks using up some of my mountain of scraps. Join with 1" (unfinished) sashing and you have instant charity quilt tops. If you...
Forum: Main
12-07-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,829
Posted By Bobbinalong

Definitely a good idea for finishing projects,...

Definitely a good idea for finishing projects, usually charity quilt tops waiting for batting and backing, but I wish i could learn an alternative strategy for fabric.

I find I am always...
Forum: Main
12-03-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,420
Posted By Bobbinalong

Only the first one, when you begin, perhaps. The...

Only the first one, when you begin, perhaps. The rest will never begin with a loose thread, it follows the previous piece, patch, etc. and sits under the needle until you feed the next piece, patch...
Forum: Pictures
11-26-2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,801
Posted By Bobbinalong

That looks so bright and cheerful. I do love...

That looks so bright and cheerful.

I do love scrappy squares but I generally stop at 16 patches then when I have enough I put sashing around them. The bags of ready made 2, 4, 8 and 16s waiting...
11-24-2019, 01:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,385
Posted By Bobbinalong

I think almost any pattern can be scrappy and...

I think almost any pattern can be scrappy and generally they do benefit from some constant colour to hold it together. Grey is something that works well, not as stark and obvious as white, so go for...
11-24-2019, 01:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,109
Posted By Bobbinalong

This is a great idea that I may hijack for my...

This is a great idea that I may hijack for my 1.5", 2" and "2.5" strips which are currently laid into plastic shoe boxes.

My strings are all less than 1.5" though and are dropped into a tote...
Forum: Main
11-24-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,956
Posted By Bobbinalong

That well known, early learnt technique for...

That well known, early learnt technique for finished quilts? Fiddle and fudge is a skill that is writ large in all quilting books and instructions; albeit occasionally in invisible ink :D
11-21-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,435
Posted By Bobbinalong

I have had a look at a couple of their blocks...

I have had a look at a couple of their blocks which say 'this makes a 12 inch block'. The cutting instructions ask for 3.5" squares, 4 of which are the width of the block which means the finished...
11-16-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,294
Posted By Bobbinalong

I use a ruler and ruler foot to sew HST from a...

I use a ruler and ruler foot to sew HST from a square. Place the ruler diagonally across the square and the stitch line will be 1/4" away. Just make a few test pieces to check you are getting the...
Forum: Main
11-16-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,417
Posted By Bobbinalong

Scrapping!! Another large bag of scraps donated...

Scrapping!! Another large bag of scraps donated to our Stitch for Linus group to be sorted. We are always grateful though.

When all the scraps are sorted and sewn, I may get around to pulling...
Forum: Main
11-06-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,821
Posted By Bobbinalong

I have no experience of working on just a border...

I have no experience of working on just a border but I saw a method used for hand quilting and wonder if it might work for you.

Draw the design on tracing paper and pin this to the quilt. Now...
Forum: Main
11-05-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,417
Posted By Bobbinalong

Apart from all my UFOs? 8 Linus tops quilted...

Apart from all my UFOs? 8 Linus tops quilted and bound this week with a pile still to do. I want to pluck up courage to try a 'written' label on my Janome 8900 for the Linus quilt my 8yr old...
Forum: Main
11-05-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,193
Posted By Bobbinalong

Yup. This is what I plan to do. . . . . one...

Yup. This is what I plan to do. . . . . one day.:D
11-04-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 215,157
Posted By Bobbinalong

I am sure that you will be able to, you found us...

I am sure that you will be able to, you found us didn't you? With tech, you generally only need to know 'what you need to know'. Bonnie Hunter has a presence on Instagram and Facebook, are you on...
Forum: Tutorials
11-02-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 48,054
Posted By Bobbinalong

I think I've got this. Cut your template for the...

I think I've got this. Cut your template for the triangle in half vertically and add 1/4 seam allowance to the cut edge (to make a seam later). Place the half triangles to each end of your...
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