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Forum: Main
12-23-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,029
Posted By SueSew

Question Farmer's Wife 1920's Sampler Colors?

Now I've got the paper piecing patterns, thanks to Gay, does anyone have any suggestions about color? I've never done a sampler so no clue on how to give it some coherence. The closest I've been is...
Forum: Main
12-23-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,029
Posted By SueSew

Are you doing the link Farmers Wife 6" blocks...

Are you doing the link Farmers Wife 6" blocks (http://www.susangatewood.net/FWPatterns.html) ?

If you are, let me know which don't work and I will give it a try. Maybe the PDF you downloaded got...
Forum: Main
12-21-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,029
Posted By SueSew

Awesome - thanks for link! (Whoa - I just...

Awesome - thanks for link! (Whoa - I just realized that she's got them numbered and the complex ones have multiple pieces so I don't even have to work from the 6" diagram. Duh, Sue!)

I would never...
Forum: Main
12-20-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,029
Posted By SueSew

Question Farmer's Wife 1920 Sampler

Just got this book as a gift, and no way I am cutting up little 1" triangles! I can paper piece, though. I've done Sue Garman's Washington Star and Halo Medallion quilts (love medallions!) and I've...
Forum: Main
08-19-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,926
Posted By SueSew

Feline, gorgeous quilting! I love the thought...

Feline, gorgeous quilting! I love the thought that I can do the curved cross-hatching on DSM with walking foot... given lots of practice. I am studying how you filled the background to 'erase' the...
Forum: Main
08-05-2019, 03:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,926
Posted By SueSew

Wow, good ideas all. I'm not an applique-er...

Wow, good ideas all.

I'm not an applique-er and not much past lines and meanders in free motion but I bet I could do oversize pieced triangle and cut with my 12" square ruler to the proper shape....
Forum: Main
08-04-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,926
Posted By SueSew

Filling in boring setting triangles

Making placemats, using a plain (nine-patch) star block on point, there is a lot of empty space there.

Wish I'd thought of that before I made ten blocks!

Has anybody ever setting triangles...
Forum: Pictures
01-11-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 68,501
Posted By SueSew

Adorable - what color are you using for the...

Adorable - what color are you using for the background?
Forum: Pictures
01-11-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,879
Posted By SueSew

Your fabric choices are wonderful, and love the...

Your fabric choices are wonderful, and love the rosy pink satin!
Forum: Pictures
01-11-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,909
Posted By SueSew

Beautiful! Your colors are pure genius! It's like...

Beautiful! Your colors are pure genius! It's like a stained-glass kaleidoscope where all the pieces suddenly fell into a perfect pattern.
Forum: Main
12-30-2016, 04:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,279
Posted By SueSew

I try to figure the outside border at roughly 2/3...

I try to figure the outside border at roughly 2/3 of the block size but never related to the narrow stop border except to make sure it is at least 3x as wide and maybe 5x as wide. But overall the...
Forum: Pictures
09-29-2016, 01:18 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 15,125
Posted By SueSew

Did anyone ever find the pattern for this quilt? ...

Did anyone ever find the pattern for this quilt?
It is spectacular and has been on my list since it was published but my skills weren't up to it back then - finally found the perfect fabric line...
Forum: Main
08-16-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,652
Posted By SueSew

That is lovely! What a great way to start a life...

That is lovely! What a great way to start a life together, stars aligned :)
Forum: Main
08-10-2016, 03:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,652
Posted By SueSew

Smile Fortune Cookie Advice for Quilters!

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Do you believe this came in a fortune cookie I got the other night? You could have knocked me over with a feather!
I've heard measure-twice, that's what carpenters say, but this cracked me...
Forum: Main
07-23-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,037
Posted By SueSew

Here's to graph paper! I have EQ7 but don't use...

Here's to graph paper! I have EQ7 but don't use it much because there seem to be too many constraints. I've used it to make a paper-piecing pattern from, but when I have a custom thing - like how...
Forum: Main
06-23-2016, 04:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,337
Posted By SueSew

Post First Quilt Repair Job - maybe the last one!

A young woman in my office came to me with a handmade quilt wedding-gifted to her by a friend. Modern design, big squares, nice choice of pattern, placement, color and print. roughly 5'x6'. The DH...
Forum: Main
06-23-2016, 03:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,495
Posted By SueSew

Dunster, you are a treasure! I haven't been...

Dunster, you are a treasure! I haven't been reading this board for ages, just tuned in and read this. I missed all you ladies, for sure!

Your attitude is how I was taught by grandmother in this...
Forum: Main
06-23-2016, 03:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,752
Posted By SueSew

This is exactly my question! the deal seems to...

This is exactly my question! the deal seems to be that even to use a plain old straight-edge ruler, you have to move both quilt and ruler in unison or OOPS.

How can you do that? Do you tape...
Forum: Main
03-21-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,140
Posted By SueSew

Other than price, or accessibility, what would be...

Other than price, or accessibility, what would be a reason to use a sit down machine without a frame?

Without a frame and a way to move the machine, don't you then have to moose the quilt around...
10-01-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,629
Posted By SueSew

It is like nails scraping a blackboard (of course...

It is like nails scraping a blackboard (of course they are obsolete so you young'uns just imagine a horrible screech!) to hear:

'actually' - misused horribly repeatedly even on radio and TV
...
Forum: Main
08-20-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,226
Posted By SueSew

I am sad to think you may not be able to finish...

I am sad to think you may not be able to finish all your beautiful work.


Machine quilting and hand quilting, to me, are like chalk and cheese. The pattern may be the same but the stitches...
08-20-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,483
Posted By SueSew

I am not in favor of having open shelves, because...

I am not in favor of having open shelves, because of dust, random bugs if you open the window to the mountain air, that sort of thing. Love the shelves though - wow!
Forum: Main
08-20-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,813
Posted By SueSew

Bearisgray love your posts! You are so...

Bearisgray love your posts! You are so thoughtful and discussion- provoking (but never provoking! :) )

Did you forget NO SEAM RIPPING?
How about 'everything square and points perfect'
...
Forum: Main
08-18-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,838
Posted By SueSew

I sw a machine on line which had exactly that -...

I sw a machine on line which had exactly that - 10' with 2' extension and I thought exactly the same thing! Easy to add on and remove as needed. Hah! Good heads-up there, thanks.
Forum: Main
08-15-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,838
Posted By SueSew

nothing in this room is perfectly level! House...

nothing in this room is perfectly level! House built in1803 (not by me LOL!!!!) and the wide pine boards, still with original paint, are lovely but the whole house is a bit off kilter even without...
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