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10-10-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,909
Posted By RST

I don't see it as an argument. I was hoping to...

I don't see it as an argument. I was hoping to have a conversation with people who have a different perspective and different values and priorities. I have never been a competitive person, and I've...
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10-10-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,562
Posted By RST

You know, I've had a Rowenta and borrowed an...

You know, I've had a Rowenta and borrowed an oliso long term, but when it came time to replace the last iron, I bought the cheapest one on amazon and I actually *love* it. I know that many quilters...
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10-10-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,284
Posted By RST

I like them -- I found them easy to use and well...

I like them -- I found them easy to use and well made.
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10-10-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,909
Posted By RST

Well, bless your heart, Cashs mom. Have a happy...

Well, bless your heart, Cashs mom. Have a happy stitchy day.

My understanding of the original post -- it's unfair and disappointing to find that you received a blue ribbon when all the other...
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10-09-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,909
Posted By RST

Analyzing and judging. . . is that like calling...

Analyzing and judging. . . is that like calling someone snarky?

LOL

It's hard to have a conversation with people who are defensive and determined to be offended, and yet, for some strange...
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10-09-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,909
Posted By RST

Well, it's kind of rude for you to read my honest...

Well, it's kind of rude for you to read my honest question and observation as snarky, but so be it.

I find your responses to be inconsistent, and that's what I'm trying to understand. you say...
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10-09-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,909
Posted By RST

So if you self-identify as someone who enjoys...

So if you self-identify as someone who enjoys competition or is very competitive, are you saying that you don't feel affirmed or successful unless you see that there are others whose work is judged...
Forum: Main
10-03-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,909
Posted By RST

I honestly don't understand competition and...

I honestly don't understand competition and "showing" for quilts, particularly at a fair. It doesn't add to my happiness in my work to have a ribbon given it, and it doesn't detract for my...
Forum: Main
06-14-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,499
Posted By RST

I started in Jan of 2016 and did very well...

I started in Jan of 2016 and did very well keeping up until about July when life got crazy. So my plan now is to pick up this year in July and see it through. I printed out most of the blocks for...
Forum: Main
05-23-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,630
Posted By RST

The pattern writer appears to be designing for...

The pattern writer appears to be designing for the use of a pre-cut, yes? In which case her method of construction makes sense. If you use yardage obviously other construction methods are a better...
Forum: Main
04-04-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,648
Posted By RST

I would continue the pebbling quilting for all...

I would continue the pebbling quilting for all the white portions, blocks, borders and sashing. I think that having a different quilting texture/design would get busy and detract from the pop of...
Forum: Main
03-28-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,445
Posted By RST

I think it must be somewhat regional. I started...

I think it must be somewhat regional. I started my adult quilting (as opposed to efforts as a child) in 1987. Rotary rulers and mats were the thing that pulled me in and got me excited, and they...
Forum: Main
03-18-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,094
Posted By RST

Scrappy doesn't have to mean random placement. ...

Scrappy doesn't have to mean random placement. My avatar quilt is extremely scrappy, with everything from batik to novelty print to calico and seasonal.

My rule for myself in making very...
Forum: Main
02-04-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,440
Posted By RST

I would not want to skimp on stabilizer. Have...

I would not want to skimp on stabilizer. Have you made t-shirt quilts without it? I think AStitchintime above me is correct that inferior materials are going to translate into more time investment...
Forum: Main
01-21-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,176
Posted By RST

If you want to be welcoming and inclusive and...

If you want to be welcoming and inclusive and still deal well with the kids underfoot problem, I suggest that you have a very clear statement -- "Because our meeting space is limited and we work with...
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01-21-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,874
Posted By RST

I can't find a photo at the moment, but I made a...

I can't find a photo at the moment, but I made a quilt using a layer cake of Kaffe and some strips of black batik. I randomly cut across each 10 inch square, sometimes at an angle, sometimes at...
Forum: Main
12-09-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,886
Posted By RST

I'm assuming that you are asking about free...

I'm assuming that you are asking about free motion designs on a machine? Stencil choice is a personal preference thing for sure. I hardly ever use a stencil anymore, but if you are a beginner, look...
Forum: Main
10-18-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,343
Posted By RST

<<<he has noticed that I've made quilts for his...

<<<he has noticed that I've made quilts for his sisters and I've only made him one several years ago.
I know he would like one. >>>

Exactly. I was deeply honored that my college bound son asked...
Forum: Main
10-18-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,343
Posted By RST

You don't think it's rude and quite a jump from...

You don't think it's rude and quite a jump from stated information to imply that someone who doesn't like a top sheet is lacking in hygiene?

Teen boys don't tend to love to fuss with bedding and...
Forum: Main
10-17-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,343
Posted By RST

We're not fans of top sheets in our family...

We're not fans of top sheets in our family either. I suspect that your idea would make you feel better but would not be something he enjoyed or used on his own.

Posters above me have given good...
Forum: Main
08-01-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By RST

I see my heavily worn design wall as a status...

I see my heavily worn design wall as a status symbol or a badge of achievement -- it's obviously put in good time and done its job. If I want the room to look nice for some reason, I just pull one...
Forum: Main
07-31-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,298
Posted By RST

I personally use discarded machine needles. ...

I personally use discarded machine needles. They're strong, fine point, and pretty much invisible from a viewing distance. And they're free.
Forum: Main
07-29-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,948
Posted By RST

Honestly, if I got a cube, I would go for a 6 or...

Honestly, if I got a cube, I would go for a 6 or 8, as for me, cutting accuracy is harder with smaller pieces while at the same time, spot on cutting is all the more important with smaller pieces, so...
Forum: Main
07-28-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,161
Posted By RST

I don't think a template or ruler is necessary...

I don't think a template or ruler is necessary for making the block. Just try playing around with the rulers you have on hand. I would probably do it with strips, sew at 45 degree angle-- which I...
Forum: Main
07-28-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By RST

I do a variation of EB's way -- water soluble...

I do a variation of EB's way -- water soluble interfacing so there is no added bulk ultimately.
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