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  1. Thread: Fabric blahs

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    Re: Fabric blahs

    Hi Heather,

    Fabric blahs!!! That doesn't sound like you at all. Maybe we should meet up in Reno after the snow melts and have a fabric-fun day! When the snow melts....ah there's the rub. You...
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    Re: Hello from California

    Hi San Francisco Friend, I'm here in Cole Valley and appreciating the improvement in air quality. It is supposed to rain then snow in the Sierras this week. Don't you just love the weather in CA? ...
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    Re: Sharpening sewing scissors

    I'm also interested in how one sharpens pinking scissors. Do we have to send them off to the company?

    Thanks much.
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    Free Motion Quilting

    Dear Friends,

    I have an older machine that does not have a stitch regulator. So when I try to quilt on it, the stitch length gets bigger the faster I move the fabric under the needle. Do I have...
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    Re: Broken Thread on Finished Quilt Bindings

    Thanks alot, Oldmanquilts!

    I'll take the stitches out today and try to redo the sewing. The project was originally just a way to learn to make 8-point stars, but it's giving me more learning...
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    Re: Broken Thread on Finished Quilt Bindings

    I tried machine stitching the binding to a table runner yesterday. I ended up with a row of stitching on both sides of the binding of the quilt. Unfortunately, I also found a tangled mess of thread...
  7. Thread: Border advice

    by SF Jen
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    Re: Border advice

    Thanks for all of the suggestions. I used a blue border for the 3 squares, and as chelea suggestion, the whole thing has gotten significantly bigger. I think I'll go for a black final binding, to...
  8. Thread: Border advice

    by SF Jen
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    Border advice

    Hi Friends,

    I'm trying to learn to make an 8 point star. Although I still have a way to go, I'd like to use these trials as a table runner. I am at a loss to decide what to do. Do any of you...
  9. Thread: Layout help

    by SF Jen
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    Re: Layout help

    I think you'll be pleased with #2.

    Will you add a border? Try one out. That will help you choose.
  10. Re: A QUILTED TOTE BAG Challenge with The Crafty Gemini! | Midnight Quilt Show

    What a great way to showcase the strengths of each teacher. Angela sets up the way to piece quilt for a newbie and Vanessa introduces the fine art of bagging for a newbie. Congrats to both!
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    Re: New member from Indiana

    Welcome from the Sierra mountains of California. Where is "home" in indiana? You are going to love this forum!
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    Re: San Francisco quilt shops?

    Hi Floridian! Mill Valley is a beautiful place to visit.

    Two more shops to try:

    Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics
    Fabrics, sewing supplies & classes
    2518 Shattuck Ave ·
    Berkeley, CA (510)...
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    Re: Preeti posted a pattern on Moda Bakeshop!!

    Cheers, Preeti, The pattern is full of life! Congratulations.
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    Re: Rotary Cutter Problem

    Hi Friends,

    Thanks for the suggestions! I am away from my rotary cutter right now, but I think I see my problem. I didn't realize that you need to align the little metal gadget within its hole! ...
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    Rotary Cutter Problem

    Dear Friends,

    I am embarassed to bring this up, but it is driving me batty. I have a used rotary cutter that I took apart and now cannot seem to put it back together so that it cuts smoothly. Has...
  16. Thread: table hack

    by SF Jen
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    Re: table hack

    Hi Claire,

    My husband made the same thing for me out of insulation board..great minds, etc. He supported the end of the board with the end of my ironing board. That way I can quilt and turn 45...
  17. Thread: Border help?

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    Re: Border help?

    Hi DramaMama,

    Think a gray border would have been spectacular, but I have already added a black one. Believe me, I have plenty of 5 in squares left from my sisters stash. I'll try gray next time.
  18. Thread: Border help?

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    Re: Border help?

    Thanks Star lover and JCY!

    That is a great solution. I'll give it a go... stitching from point-to-point in both directions.
  19. Thread: Border help?

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    Re: Border help?

    Hi Star lover, Could you fill me in.. what is a crosshatch? Straight line stitches for inner and outer limits of the black band? They cross in the middle, like an X? Thanks much!!!
  20. Thread: Border help?

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    Re: Border help?

    Hi nativetexan.

    Thanks, I'll pass your compliment onto my sister. She's the quilt maker of that one.
  21. Thread: Border help?

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    Re: Border help?

    Now I'm again at a loss. What kind of quilting would be border-friendly and possible by a beginner quilter? Any suggestions would be very welcome.

    Once this creation is finished, I'll have to...
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    Re: Dang blood pressure machines

    Hi Heather. That is a great story. Mind if I pass it on to a very nervous, but still alive friend?
  23. Thread: Border help?

    by SF Jen
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    Re: Border help?

    Thanks to all for your suggestions and the forum help. The quilt now has borders and needs to be quilted.

    Thanks especially to jjkaiser who recommended the black and white borders. This has...
  24. Thread: Border help?

    by SF Jen
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    Re: Border help?

    Thanks for the suggestions!

    Here are some possibilities:

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    1-6 possibilities...I think the first one: small white border with larger black border may be a...
  25. Thread: Border help?

    by SF Jen
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    Re: Border help?

    Thanks, Everyone!

    The addition of two borders, one narrower than the other is something I hadn't thought about. I'll grab some more scraps and try each of your suggestions.
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