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Today, 06:16 AM
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Posted By KalamaQuilts

beautiful presentation. With that much fabric,...

beautiful presentation. With that much fabric, although she says the EQ estimates are probably generous, it will be a lot of small pieces and a busy quilt. You'd have to know your threshold for those...
Yesterday, 05:42 AM
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If you are stopped by the 'busy' use plain...

If you are stopped by the 'busy' use plain sashing. It will calm the whole effect down. The pieced sashing can be stacked and used on the back or in a border. better to not use part of one clue than...
02-26-2020, 10:59 AM
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Posted By KalamaQuilts

I've filled up my working wall with something...

I've filled up my working wall with something else exciting, but after a 2 or 3 day break, I definitely was overthinking my frolic borders. When this house block projects comes off it will be fun to...
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02-26-2020, 10:51 AM
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Posted By KalamaQuilts

I have the 8900 and love it, but if I'd thought...

I have the 8900 and love it, but if I'd thought harder I'd have gotten the next one down (8200?) the only difference is a lot lower price because it has less embroidery stitches. I only use 3, who...
02-24-2020, 07:20 AM
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Posted By KalamaQuilts

ok, it's off the working wall ;) I Love my...

ok, it's off the working wall ;) I Love my center and my fabrics, but I've spent three days working out different ideas for the pieced border, or borders and I'm just making mental soup. time for a...
02-24-2020, 05:37 AM
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Posted By KalamaQuilts

I've used Janomes all my life and never had one...

I've used Janomes all my life and never had one that fussed about thread. That said, if this is for embroidering motifs, I think that is a different thread weight so the whole thing doesn't get so...
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02-24-2020, 05:32 AM
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Posted By KalamaQuilts

only if you are mad about totally scrappy quilts....

only if you are mad about totally scrappy quilts. I'd pass too. And consider it a visual life lesson about overbuying. Quilting isn't about the buying it is about the making.
02-22-2020, 05:48 AM
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Posted By KalamaQuilts

welcome to the board from a southern neighbor!

welcome to the board from a southern neighbor!
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02-20-2020, 05:35 AM
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Posted By KalamaQuilts

Lovely quilt! If it gives hope (northern...

Lovely quilt! If it gives hope (northern hemisphere) I mowed my lawn yesterday...7 miles worth by my pedometer. Be careful what you wish for :)
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02-20-2020, 05:31 AM
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Posted By KalamaQuilts

lovely quilt!

lovely quilt!
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02-19-2020, 07:06 AM
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Posted By KalamaQuilts

it isn't the motors that wear out on modern...

it isn't the motors that wear out on modern machines, the computer parts get outdated, not supported, the motherboard dies and can't be replaced. Beautiful motor, dead machine.

I love Janome...
02-18-2020, 04:16 PM
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Posted By KalamaQuilts

welcome home Emma!!! Your quilt is stunning, well...

welcome home Emma!!! Your quilt is stunning, well done.
I have 9 blocks with sashing all combined, I'm pretty chuffed, it is so cute.

I'm a bit of a smarty pants about scams, but I got caught...
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02-18-2020, 04:07 PM
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Posted By KalamaQuilts

I did it on one quilt, one I consider my top of...

I did it on one quilt, one I consider my top of the pile show stopper. I did it because I didn't want any one fabric to 'come forward' when viewed. The fabric you press to, always rises a bit which...
02-17-2020, 06:15 AM
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Posted By KalamaQuilts

Depends on if you intend to hang the quilt, or...

Depends on if you intend to hang the quilt, or use it on a bed. On a bed, mostly all you notice is the center.
A not-too-wide white strip would tie in the inner border though, and bring attention...
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02-17-2020, 06:05 AM
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Posted By KalamaQuilts

100% agree. And prints particularly plaids and...

100% agree. And prints particularly plaids and stripes are seldom printed with the straight of the grain so ripping to get the straight of the grain precise would be no help at all. Also ripping...
02-16-2020, 12:23 PM
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Posted By KalamaQuilts

I don't think so, as you can't stagger the...

I don't think so, as you can't stagger the blocks, you know 4 blocks one row, 2 blocks and 2 1/2 blocks on the next, the sashing wouldn't work out. At least that's my thought without looking at my...
02-15-2020, 08:14 PM
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Posted By KalamaQuilts

Thank you for the summary Easy!

Thank you for the summary Easy!
02-15-2020, 09:18 AM
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Posted By KalamaQuilts

I noticed today on Quiltville Studio some are...

I noticed today on Quiltville Studio some are toning down the busy with 2" and 2.5" finished sashing, not pieced. I think with the larger sashing the leftover (if you have any) little four patches...
02-15-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 33
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Posted By KalamaQuilts

not a problem for many I guess, but try reaching...

not a problem for many I guess, but try reaching the bottom of the tub when you are out shopping. Picture that last sock or hanky down there. I can't reach the bottom of the tub with my feet still on...
02-12-2020, 06:22 PM
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Posted By KalamaQuilts

One of the things Iím thinking about for border...

One of the things Iím thinking about for border is that pile of pink and white sashing I wonít be using, stacking them. Iíd need a lot more but that is easy Peasy work, Iíll also have a ton of blue...
02-12-2020, 08:41 AM
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Posted By KalamaQuilts

nice finish Claire! I'll be sending mine out to...

nice finish Claire!
I'll be sending mine out to be quilted too, backed with one of the other finished mystery tops in the pile.
I only quilt my own when they are 40" or less. I Really don't enjoy...
02-11-2020, 06:11 AM
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Posted By KalamaQuilts

this is my cheat sheet for the color changes. I...

this is my cheat sheet for the color changes.
I used my darkest 30's yellow for those little spinning stars...it was the one that showed up best.
skipped the 4 patches
changed the sashing to three...
02-10-2020, 03:34 PM
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Views: 742
Posted By KalamaQuilts

My connection isn’t fast enough to load her...

My connection isn’t fast enough to load her video, could you share what sizes she cuts to? There isn’t anything on the blog but boxes by color
02-10-2020, 01:02 PM
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Posted By KalamaQuilts

old pokey here, Finally feeling like leaping...

old pokey here, Finally feeling like leaping between the working wall and the sewing machine :)
I've changed a lot of things, but think I'm loyal to the Frolic concept

I'm finding the 'planned...
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02-09-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,462
Posted By KalamaQuilts

Theresa Down Under posted this tute today.....

Theresa Down Under posted this tute today.. https://mypatchwork.wordpress.com/2020/02/09/crumb-quilting-video-tutorial/
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