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    Civil War Block swap - One, Two Three

    Civil War block swap opens Sunday, July 22, closes Sunday, September 9, blocks due Saturday, October 20th. Basic rules of swaps apply. 100% cotton fabric must be washed and dried. Please read the...
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    Okay - the swap is open. Here are a few tips I...

    Okay - the swap is open. Here are a few tips I will pass along that make the blocks. In making the Star of Virgina. I used the no waste flying geese method. It is best described and shown if you...
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    Island - The only one that I feel really fits the...

    Island - The only one that I feel really fits the colors for CW is the darker floral one on the left bottom corner. The paisley - the solids and the others are really too light or not of the family...
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    I think that the blue - the solid one in the...

    I think that the blue - the solid one in the upper right - it may match the darker floral that I said that I like on second look.
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    As long as you make the FG the correct size -...

    As long as you make the FG the correct size - that would work as well. Thanks for the sticky Sharon - we are up to 6 already - on the first day of posting! I am hoping this will be a very popular...
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    Evie, as long as the 'white' in the third stack...

    Evie, as long as the 'white' in the third stack is tan, your color choices are perfect. I love the sets you put together.
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    Kris - those are nice choices. I would suggest a...

    Kris - those are nice choices. I would suggest a dark muted green and a dark brown to round out the values.
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    Very nice block - it is just what I am imagining!...

    Very nice block - it is just what I am imagining! Perhaps you would like to share your measurements for those who hate HST, it sure would save alot of bulk.
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    QM - I do like the fabric - but am having a hard...

    QM - I do like the fabric - but am having a hard time thinking that bright green is a muted olive - if it is truly muted and darker - okay - but if it is more pastel or 30's fabric looking -...
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    Okey dokey! At first, when I saw the purple - I...

    Okey dokey! At first, when I saw the purple - I almost spit.......then I understood what you were saying......the green will work just fine!
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    Thanks Ronda! Perfect!!!! I am sure it will help...

    Thanks Ronda! Perfect!!!! I am sure it will help out those who think this block is a bugger!
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    Nice, nice, nice. These blocks are just itching...

    Nice, nice, nice. These blocks are just itching to get done!
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    Kris - I am glad you found the additional colors...

    Kris - I am glad you found the additional colors - I think you will like the look when you put the blocks together. Sorry to hear your machine was having fits....which PROVES that sewing machines...
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    I am busy getting my blocks cut as well. Fall...

    I am busy getting my blocks cut as well. Fall seems to be the perfect time for CW quilts!!
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    They aren't due till October.......make 4 blocks...

    They aren't due till October.......make 4 blocks of one pattern, give it a rest.....then make the next 4...give it a rest.....make the last........it really won't take that much time!
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    Yes, yes, yes I am.......I find that if these are...

    Yes, yes, yes I am.......I find that if these are made one little set at a time - there isn't any pressure at all!
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    And if you want to make all of your blocks out of...

    And if you want to make all of your blocks out of only two or three fabrics total, that is okay with me as well. No need for 6-7-8 different fabrics.
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    Love it, Love it, Love it!!!!! Yes, we do have a...

    Love it, Love it, Love it!!!!! Yes, we do have a nice little group - that seems to 'catch' one or two more each day.
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    We are up to 18 already! Yes, I will have LOTS...

    We are up to 18 already! Yes, I will have LOTS of blocks to play with. That is one reason why I want each 4 block set in its own baggie - it will make it easier for me to swap in groups.
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    I have found when using blocks from...

    I have found when using blocks from Quilterscache, that you absolutely MUST do the dreaded scant 1/4 inch. It simply means moving your needle a few stitches to the right. My Janome has a default...
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    Island is having trouble with the blocks coming...

    Island is having trouble with the blocks coming out to unfinished 12.5. I can't stress enough that with QC blocks, you have to move your needle to the right for the scant 1/4 seam. And depending on...
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    Making more than one set is a good way to ensure...

    Making more than one set is a good way to ensure a real mix of the blocks......not that I an an enabler or nothing like that!
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    Best way I can think of to make sure your points...

    Best way I can think of to make sure your points are good is when you are sewing the 1/4 seam, make sure your needle goes right over where the two threads make the X on the geese . Nice colors for...
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    You can make as many sets of this as you want. ...

    You can make as many sets of this as you want. The most I have had come in any swap was 5. Karen was real active!!!! Three seems to be pushing it a bit, some do two.....most only do one...
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    When swapping the blocks, if there is one that...

    When swapping the blocks, if there is one that you want sent back to you, just tag it and I will do that. There are 22 of us in the swap now!
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