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Yesterday, 06:13 PM
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Posted By bearisgray

Never noticed that before!

Never noticed that before!
Forum: Main
04-16-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By bearisgray

Wow - you all truly amaze me. I seem to be...

Wow - you all truly amaze me.

I seem to be at a stage of my life that if I get out of bed, get showered and dressed, and go grocery shopping (at only one store) - that has been a full day for me.
Forum: Main
04-15-2021, 06:07 PM
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Posted By bearisgray

Do the test. Fabrics react differently.

Do the test. Fabrics react differently.
Forum: Main
04-15-2021, 05:49 PM
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Posted By bearisgray

Perhaps that is why it is/was a "donated top"? ...

Perhaps that is why it is/was a "donated top"?

I have learned that - generally - I prefer to do all the sewing and cutting myself. If it turns out "not as hoped for/expected" - it is because of me...
Forum: Main
03-30-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By bearisgray

I have learned that some things actually easier...

I have learned that some things actually easier to sew by hand than by ma hine.

Some blocks are also much easier to press when pieced by hand .
Forum: Main
03-26-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By bearisgray

I think it is very challenging to try to line up...

I think it is very challenging to try to line up two things like you are trying t o do.

Not saying it is impossible, but if these were my pieces, I would make rwo table runners - each with an...
03-23-2021, 06:59 AM
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Posted By bearisgray

Hello and welcome from minnesota!

Hello and welcome from minnesota!
Forum: Main
03-17-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By bearisgray

I did, too. Well worth the time spent.

I did, too. Well worth the time spent.
Forum: Tutorials
03-11-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,036
Posted By bearisgray

Also check to make sure the straps are straight...

Also check to make sure the straps are straight before sewing them together.

Sometimes they are cut wonky.
Forum: Main
03-11-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,827
Posted By bearisgray

Try returning it.?

Try returning it.?
Forum: Main
03-09-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,092
Posted By bearisgray

If it is printed off- grain, it is off- grain. ...

If it is printed off- grain, it is off- grain.

I wouls go with tartans suggestions.
Forum: Main
03-08-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,023
Posted By bearisgray

Example: top mattress is 60 inches wide, 80...

Example: top mattress is 60 inches wide, 80 inchesong, a d 12 inches thick.

Assume there will be some "shrinkage" from the quilting . There will probably be additional shrinkage if one uses...
03-06-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By bearisgray

If it is running well. And you have space for it,...

If it is running well. And you have space for it, I strongly recommend keeping it.

If it is not running well , or you have no interest in sewing, then sell i5.
Forum: Main
03-01-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,711
Posted By bearisgray

I would wash (actually - just flush the afflicted...

I would wash (actually - just flush the afflicted areas) if there was something really gross on it that had to be removed such as blood, vomit, urine, food and beverage stains

The handling grime ...
Forum: Main
02-23-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,070
Posted By bearisgray

When I do not know very well the people involved,...

When I do not know very well the people involved, I tend to go the gift card or " easilyy exchanged" route.

Place mats are a nice idea. Probably useful,, but would not be a huge investment in...
02-22-2021, 01:20 PM
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Views: 634
Posted By bearisgray

really? Why?

really? Why?
Forum: Main
02-15-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
Posted By bearisgray

And if - after all that - those fabrics are still...

And if - after all that - those fabrics are still bleeding - do not use them!!!!!!

If you are unable or unwilling to discard them, isolate and label them so you do not use them by mistake.
Forum: Main
02-12-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 897
Posted By bearisgray

I would. If your washer will allow you - i...

I would.

If your washer will allow you - i soak and wash and rinse the pieces in my kitchen sink - then I carry the wet pieces to my washing machine and set it to "spin" to get most of the...
Forum: Main
02-03-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,535
Posted By bearisgray

I think i would want the sheet of plywood hinged...

I think i would want the sheet of plywood hinged in the middle so it could be folded and put away now and then. I wonder if saw horses could be purchased or made for the proper height for some...
02-03-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By bearisgray

Tangrams

tangrams and other manipulative shapes are a great way to learn how shapes go together.
Forum: Pictures
01-28-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,008
Posted By bearisgray

Love it - a lot!

Love it - a lot!
01-27-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,941
Posted By bearisgray

Leon- those are original - but - you said...

Leon- those are original

- but - you said she had a photograph to work from -
Forum: Main
01-27-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By bearisgray

That is really close for a first quilt! I...

That is really close for a first quilt!

I agree with the others - leave it be and finish it!
01-27-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,211
Posted By bearisgray

My blocks usually end up to be the size I intend...

My blocks usually end up to be the size I intend them to be. ( plus or minus 1/ 8 8nch)

I can frequently figure out how to replicate a geometric block.

The backs of my blocks are usually neat....
01-27-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,941
Posted By bearisgray

Completely original?

is it even possible to create a "completely original" quilt design?
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