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01-21-2022, 06:28 AM
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I wondered the same thing as woodland creature:...

I wondered the same thing as woodland creature: would reversing the colors on the border look better? So, I went ahead and played with Paint and got this:...
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01-17-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,800
Posted By platyhiker

The bloc loc ruler concept is great, especially...

The bloc loc ruler concept is great, especially for HSTs. To save your pennies, you can improvise your own locking ruler. To make a locking HST ruler, all you need a ruler ruler that is at least as...
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01-06-2022, 10:32 PM
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I agree with sewingpup that you either need more...

I agree with sewingpup that you either need more fabric (or alternatively, use a lot of white). My calculations show you have enough non-white fabric for at most about 80% of your quilt, and the...
01-04-2022, 07:25 AM
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JanieW - l *love* your green hourglass blocks -...

JanieW - l *love* your green hourglass blocks - the contrast with the other lighter colors is very attractive.

In one of Jinny Beyer's books, she wrote about her approach to color/fabric selection...
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01-02-2022, 10:53 AM
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Posted By platyhiker

This thread is from 2012 and Wunder-Mar last...

This thread is from 2012 and Wunder-Mar last visited this site in March, 2020. Your best bet is follow the route that Wunder-Mar did: contact ktquilts.com. The quilt pattern is here...
01-02-2022, 09:09 AM
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Wow, those blocks are looking great Iceblossom! ...

Wow, those blocks are looking great Iceblossom! They remind me of Judy Martin's book Scrap Quilts, in that they really *work* together. Yes, the color combinations of a few blocks are not quite to...
01-02-2022, 07:28 AM
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Posted By platyhiker

I'd love to hear from folks already sewing about...

I'd love to hear from folks already sewing about what type of white/lights/creams/neutrals you are liking best so far.

I originally planned to join in with sewing (on a small scale) as the clues...
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12-25-2021, 03:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,896
Posted By platyhiker

You've already got a bunch of really great...

You've already got a bunch of really great suggestions about options for getting the beauty of a pieced quilt top while still keeping all the warmth, but I want to add my comments on the original...
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12-16-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,407
Posted By platyhiker

When I learned to sew with sewing machines...

When I learned to sew with sewing machines (around 1980) my school had machines with foot pedals and my mother's machine had a knee control. I vastly preferred the foot pedals. With my mother's...
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12-01-2021, 09:29 AM
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Views: 1,019
Posted By platyhiker

My walking foot always moves the top feed dogs...

My walking foot always moves the top feed dogs (attached to the walking foot) forward, even when using the reverse button, which makes reverse sewing have a quite different stitch length than forward...
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11-30-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By platyhiker

Doing McTavishing would be great to give a sense...

Doing McTavishing would be great to give a sense of snow and/or wind swirling around. Here is a great video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6Y0NYtzzkI&ab_channel=KarenMcTavish) that shows...
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11-30-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By platyhiker

Here's a cute quilt block...

Here's a cute quilt block (https://sewfreshquilts.com/product/christmas-ornaments-12-quilt-block-pattern-pdf-instant-download/) with ornaments in 4 different shapes. It puts all 5 ornaments (repeats...
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11-28-2021, 08:06 AM
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Posted By platyhiker

One way to see how your fabric would look with...

One way to see how your fabric would look with this method is take a picture of it and then play with it in Microsoft Paint (or equivalent software). You can select a rectangle equivalent to a strip...
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11-21-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By platyhiker

Most people have a dominant eye - which means the...

Most people have a dominant eye - which means the eye you prefer to use (more than the other one). To figure out what your dominant eye, place one thumb over the other (so the tip of one thumb is at...
11-15-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,947
Posted By platyhiker

Susie - I gotta say that I think your mixed...

Susie - I gotta say that I think your mixed sashing looks really nice. It gives a sense of movement and an effect similar to dappled light falling on the quilt. It may not be what you had in mind...
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11-07-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,467
Posted By platyhiker

I'd love to hear more about how Judy Niemeyer's...

I'd love to hear more about how Judy Niemeyer's paper piecing method differs from "regular" paper piecing. (I've done some regular paper piecing (sewing through the paper), and I've done some of the...
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11-06-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,635
Posted By platyhiker

I use Microsoft Paint for playing around with...

I use Microsoft Paint for playing around with pictures. One of the tricks to whiting out is using the Color Picker tool (it looks like an eye dropper and is to the right of the Eraser) to sample a...
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11-06-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,635
Posted By platyhiker

For fun, I played with your idea of taking out a...

For fun, I played with your idea of taking out a row on each side of the diagonals, to see how it looks. For my tastes, the center area still looked like too big of a mass of colored squares, so I...
10-24-2021, 01:24 AM
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Views: 230,179
Posted By platyhiker

softer ... tropes

softer ... tropes
10-23-2021, 06:19 AM
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Views: 230,179
Posted By platyhiker

others ... strobe

others ... strobe
10-22-2021, 11:59 PM
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Views: 230,179
Posted By platyhiker

bother ... theory

bother ... theory
10-22-2021, 03:25 PM
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Views: 230,179
Posted By platyhiker

hotter ... mother

hotter ... mother
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