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  1. Thanks for the hera marker info. I will make sure I don't mark my entire quilt at once!! Also, I love the Glimmer pattern. I fell prey to all the mini keychain templates on nancy's notions. Yes I have all 14 of them, yikes! But there's no corresponding patterns out that I know of so now I don't know what to use them on. But they look cute sitting in their own little private basket, haha!!! I was hoping to just dash a mini quilt together out of some JR but discovered "throwing together" your own pattern is much harder than I thought.
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    I love my Hera marker. The lines fade a little as you handle the fabric, so for hand quilting you can't mark the whole quilt ahead, just what you're working on. It just dents the fibers, nothing permanent, it's just like raking your thumbnail across the fabric. You could probably use something like the end of a Purple Thang to make swirls, the Hera you can make curves with but since it's a curved edge it doesn't lend itself to drawing motions.

    Hope that helps!
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    The mini is Glimmer by Jaybird. I haven't gotten past laying out my mini charms, I think the print is called Jingle. I've made one with the Gardenvale print. Her patterns call for yardage, but I got two diamonds out of each 2.5" square and had a few charms left over. The most the me consuming thing was arranging my fabric, because once you sew the diamonds together in sections you sew the wedges together and it's done. I picked the smallest number of matching prints for the center because that only takes 6 charms, then the rest fell into place easily and gave me a coordinated but scrappy look. I'll post pics on Instagram as I go, @stitchwishes.
    Glimmer Quilt | Jaybird Quilts
  4. Thanks! What are cherry chips? Never seen them. Are they with choc chips at the store? I have only seen choc, butterscotch, and mint choc ones.
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    Sure, I will share.
    Cherry Mash Bars

    2 Cups Sugar
    2/3 Cup Pet Milk
    1/2 Cup Margarine
    12 Regular size marshmallows
    Dash Salt
    10 Oz pack Cherry chips
    1 tsp Vanilla

    3/4 Cup peanut butter
    12 Oz pack semi-sweet chocolate chips
    8 1/2 Oz pack salted peanuts, chopped

    Over low heat melt the chocolate chips and peanub butter. Add chopped nuts.
    Spread half of mixture in a buttered 9x13 pan. Refrigerate to set.

    Combine the first 5 ingrededients over low heat. Bring to a boil, and boil
    for 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and add cherry chips
    and vanilla. Stir until chips are melted. Pour over chocolate mixture.
    Refrigerate to set.

    Pour remaining half of chocolate mixture on top off cherry mixture.
    Refrigerate to set. cut into bars to serve.

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    I've been sending the templates out to anyone who wants them for 6 yrs,. I'll continue as long as anyone is interested in my methods.

    I'll be happy to send you a template. Hope you enjoy it! Rhonda
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    Hi! Saw your note just now on my page. I regret to say though that i only browse and reply on my kindle. I only post photos from my laptop. I wish i could have been of some help to you!!
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I am a mom, sister, wife and grandma with 3 darling granddaughters. I have been quilting for about 20 years. I machine piece but only quilt by hand. I love anything miniature. Love dogs!
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