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03-08-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Mitty

Wow, what a harrowing story! Anyone know...

Wow, what a harrowing story!

Anyone know what a "cotton wool sandwich" is?
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12-14-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By Mitty

There are many brands of fabric that I think are...

There are many brands of fabric that I think are high quality, and from there I pick the designs that I like. Studio E and Northcott are two of my favorites.
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09-26-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,814
Posted By Mitty

My 3 or 4 inches answer is a conservative guess...

My 3 or 4 inches answer is a conservative guess based on what flannel seems most similar to. I don't actually know and haven't used flannel as batting before. A flannel sheet probably doesn't bunch...
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09-26-2019, 03:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,814
Posted By Mitty

Assuming that the flannel is made from wool or...

Assuming that the flannel is made from wool or cotton (i.e. not synthetic), I would quilt it like a cotton or wool batting, which is generally a minimum of 3 or 4 inches apart.

I know others have...
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09-25-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By Mitty

I am probably using more starch than I’m supposed...

I am probably using more starch than I’m supposed to. I think it is soaking through the fabric, which is what’s making it stick. And let’s not even begin to talk about all of it sticking to my...
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09-25-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By Mitty

Yep, the freezer paper gets too soggy to reuse...

Yep, the freezer paper gets too soggy to reuse easily. I was thinking that it would work better if both sides were plastic and I tried a piece with the freezer paper facing the other way (gluing it...
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09-25-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By Mitty

Thanks for the suggestion, mic-pa. I’ve actually...

Thanks for the suggestion, mic-pa. I’ve actually tried that, but I don’t seem to be able to iron it around the templates without burning my fingers. I came across the idea to use starch and thought...
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09-24-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,537
Posted By Mitty

Muslin is generally a more cheaply made cloth....

Muslin is generally a more cheaply made cloth. It's often used to make an inexpensive fitting garment before making the garment out of the more expensive fabric being use for the finished garment.
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09-24-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By Mitty

Thanks, Tartan, I've tried it using the straight...

Thanks, Tartan, I've tried it using the straight pin to loosen it and that does help. I'm going to keep going with it to complete the block and see if I can work on my technique. The smaller pieces...
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09-24-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By Mitty

Freezer Paper Appliqué - Having trouble detaching the template from the fabric

I made a template out of freezer paper, ironed it to the wrong side of some fabric, cut the fabric out a little larger than the template, and then used starch to fold the fabric over the template....
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09-21-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,815
Posted By Mitty

I don't know if this will help, but when I want...

I don't know if this will help, but when I want to relax I usually concentrate on taking slow, deep breaths, which tends to relax my whole body. Since you're breathing continuously it might just...
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09-21-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,990
Posted By Mitty

I've learned that I should always leave the edges...

I've learned that I should always leave the edges of the quilt (whether it has borders or not) a little bigger and then cut it down afterwards, but I don't always remember to do it.
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09-21-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,320
Posted By Mitty

I think that a large quilt will help in the same...

I think that a large quilt will help in the same way that curtains help. I removed the carpeting in my living/dining room once and had the hardwood floors underneath refinished, and it took me weeks...
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09-13-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,750
Posted By Mitty

I second this. The washable glue is very...

I second this. The washable glue is very inexpensive and easy to work with and no fumes (I myself wouldn't use the spray baste inside unless I could have the windows open and a fan on). Try it on a...
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09-12-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,170
Posted By Mitty

I wouldn't think it would make a great deal of...

I wouldn't think it would make a great deal of difference, but I would sew it together afterwards, mostly because the batting is easier to work with in smaller pieces.
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08-24-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,204
Posted By Mitty

I see pink in a lot of the blocks and would see...

I see pink in a lot of the blocks and would see how it looks with different shades of pink. Green might be another one to look at since there's also a fair amount of green. I think the black would...
08-18-2019, 04:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,530
Posted By Mitty

I don't have a quilting buddy either. I've tried...

I don't have a quilting buddy either. I've tried to get people I know interested in taking up the hobby, but so far haven't had any luck with that either. I hope you find someone!
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08-15-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,005
Posted By Mitty

Anyone who is going to criticize the mess is not...

Anyone who is going to criticize the mess is not invited!
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08-06-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By Mitty

Moda and Maywood Studio are my two favorites. I...

Moda and Maywood Studio are my two favorites. I cannot overstate just how nice their flannels are. They’re thick and soft and they don’t pill. Marcus Brothers is a step down in that it’s not quite as...
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08-03-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,993
Posted By Mitty

I check a lot of my seams with a ruler to make...

I check a lot of my seams with a ruler to make sure I’m on track. Sometimes I redo them, sometimes I trim, sometimes I can make it all work out by slightly altering the allowance of another seam or...
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08-02-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,609
Posted By Mitty

I did a quick search and found this:...

I did a quick search and found this: https://www.toocooltshirtquilts.com/pricing

I don't know if that's typical, but that at least will give you an idea of where the consumer market is.
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07-28-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By Mitty

If it looks like it has stretched and no longer...

If it looks like it has stretched and no longer laying flat, then yes, I would re-baste, but otherwise I would just keep going, checking occasionally to make sure everything's still looking good.
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07-21-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,285
Posted By Mitty

My FMQ is terrible, too! I usually SID because,...

My FMQ is terrible, too! I usually SID because, like you, I feel that my FMQ is ruining my quilts, however I know I won't get better if I don't go through that painful learning curve. Let me give you...
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07-16-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,387
Posted By Mitty

Stick the tape to some leftover scrap fabric and...

Stick the tape to some leftover scrap fabric and then experiment with that scrap to figure out what dissolves the glue before putting anything on your quilt top. Acetone (finger nail polish remover)...
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07-15-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,348
Posted By Mitty

When I need templates I usually cut them out of...

When I need templates I usually cut them out of old tissue boxes and the like. If I want to be able to see through them, I cut out the middle so the template is just the outline of the shape. I draw...
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