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    Re: Making cat quilt, looking for fabric

    Oh, I love that fabric! It's perfect for that. You might consider a metalkic accent for tge background too or maybe a shot cotton. I'm loving the grunge metallics right now, just got an order for...
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    Re: Sending Out a Quilt Top to be Finished or DIY?

    I love all the parts of making a quilt except sandwiching. I'd love to try doing more creative pieced backing but keeping that thing straight is so hard (I just made a baby quilt with a vertical...
  3. Re: Can I make Jenny's Windmill block with fat quarters?

    Thank you both! It always helps to have a sanity check! And good advice on making a test block.

    I'll be using a solid or other blender for the background. When I visited Hamilton last month (so...
  4. Can I make Jenny's Windmill block with fat quarters?

    Here's the tutorial:
    https://quiltingtutorials.com/tutorial/make-a-windmill-quilt-with-jenny

    She uses the large simple wedge template to cut triangles out of strip sets and it takes 8 wedges to...
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    Re: Make a "Pumpkin Spice" Quilt with Jenny Doan

    What a fun tutorial! I've seen several pumpkin quilts but this is hands down my favorite
  6. Re: How To Make A "Trip Around The World" Quilt the EASY WAY!

    I'm so happy they did a tutorial on the this - I've been thinking about making one after watching their tutorial on tying quilt and I watched a video yesterday with a different method where you s ew...
  7. Thread: Opinions please?

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    Re: Opinions please?

    Thank you :) I've just gotten to the point where I'm ready to try more challenging FMQ. I'm still not very good but getting better, thanks to all I've learned here :)
  8. Re: How to HAND-TIE Your Quilt AT HOME With Matt and Donna!

    Right???? I thought I had too many but I don't have TUBS full, lol

    I enjoyed seeing how they did it, I've tied one but it was ages & ages ago, and I didn't do it anywhere near that well.
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    Re: Opinions please?

    I got it finished! I used the red Grunge for the binding because I wasn't sure if there was really enough of the grey and I didn't have any in my stash that matched well. I quilted it with small over...
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    Re: Opinions please?

    Thank you!

    I'm backing it with a dark red Moda Grunge - it has some grey in it that I think goes well. I have thought about that for binding too, but it may not have the oomph of a darker binding...
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    Re: Opinions please?

    jjkaiser - no hurt feelings at all! I appreciate your candor - I'd rather have an honest opinion than otherwise. And I didn't think about it being too much print, that's a good point - the floral...
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    Thanks, everyone!

    The grey is the same in both pictures- I didn't realize how blurry the one of the top was!

    The reason I thought about making it on the bias was to keep the print, but more...
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    Re: A few customized quilt labels

    I've started making labels using cross-stitch. I have a basic backstitch alphabet that I use and I draft it on graph paper. I use a smaller stitch length to see it on to the back- I go around twice...
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    Opinions please?

    I made this lap-size top today from a "3 yards" pattern (I loved it - easy large blocks are fast, lol).

    The pattern says to use the dark fabr8c as a 3rd boarder with 1.5" strips. Since my dark has...
  15. Pattern source for different quantities of FQs?

    Does anyone know of a source for patterns that you can search based on the number is fat quarters the pattern calls for? There's no standard for a "FQ bundle" and I'd like to start using some of...
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    Re: MSQC Thread in Juki 2010Q

    I've used MSQC cotton thread in my Juki 2010Q with no issues at all. The thread path can be tricky, a free times I didn't notice that it missed the hooky thing on the tension thingy (I swear I know...
  17. Re: Does anyone know what time the shops open in Hamilton?

    Oh my goodness I had a blast!

    I stayed about 3 hours (went just a titch over budget :lol) Bought some Moda Grunge to back two with. The new line with the gold metallic dots is gorgeous!!! Bought...
  18. Re: Does anyone know what time the shops open in Hamilton?

    Great - thank you!!!
  19. Does anyone know what time the shops open in Hamilton?

    I made the pilgrimage :) Got here late last night & can't wait to see the magic of MSQC in "real life"

    I can't find opening times posted - does anyone know?
  20. Re: FAT QUARTER FUN! Donna's FREE Diamonds Squared Quilt!

    Oh my gosh! I absolutely love this!

    It's been a long day & I'm really tired, so I must have zoned out when she was laying the blocks out because I couldn't figure out how she got it on point! :lol...
  21. Re: looking for a really good tutorial on making a oversized ironing board.

    I took 1/2 of a sheet of plywood (4'x8' cut in half to 2'x4'), covered it with 2 layers of cotton batting & topped with the silver ironing board fabric (I think it has a name, not sure what that is,...
  22. Re: MADE MY OWN PATTERN! Donna's FREE BEADS Quilt!

    I love this one - great pattern for scraps too.
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    Re: Looking for a tutorital

    I love this one, specifically because her background blends in so well. Someday I'm going to find a charm pack & background that blends like that lol
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    Re: Juki TL2010Q faceplate problem

    Thanks, Denise! The painters tape is going to be my workaround. I was just really hoping there was something to "fix," you know? At least I'm not nuts (well, in this instance anyway LOL)
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    Juki TL2010Q faceplate problem

    As far as I can tell, this wasn't a problem until after the first time I took the faceplate off to clean, but I could be wrong.

    My faceplate sits about 1/16" higher than the machine bed. So, when...
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