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    Re: My mother lied to me!

    My mom did the powdered milk in a regular half-gallon milk bottle trick. I remember the day I realized that our 'fresh' milk was over a year past it's expiration date, because she just washed the...
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    Re: Ripping stitches

    That video makes me want to go sew something together just to try that! That was incredible!! Thanks!
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    Re: Ripping stitches

    I mis- measured the sashing, fortunately too wide instead of too narrow! Got it all ripped, picked out all the threads, re-pressed, trimmed, re-pinned, sewn back on. I am very happy with the results...
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    Ripping stitches

    I just had to rip 140" worth of sashing.
    Because I trusted my brain to do mental math. And I was wrong.
    I'm just sharing that here because DH hasn't got a clue. But I know y'all will understand! ...
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    Re: Tula pink contest!

    Ooh fun! 45, please! Thanks! Michelle
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    Re: Flannel + fleece?

    I am using the fleece as backing for my first JRR top that I just finished putting together. I'll post pictures when I get that done. Thanks for all the help and suggestions!
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    Re: Flannel + fleece?

    I would like to know what I did that caused the wavy edges when it's laid flat. I was going to follow the blocks and do echo quilting, but there was too much space left unquilted, so I just sort of...
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    Re: Flannel + fleece?

    139993139994139995Update, with pictures!

    Ok, here's how it went. I made an executive decision to not mix the flannel and fleece. I backed the pieced flannel top with a flannel backing and used an...
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    Re: Flannel + fleece?

    Oh my, the next time I even whisper the word 'flannel', you have my permission to head slap me!!

    I pressed and cut all this gorgeously soft flannel in to big 6" squares. It looked so nice all...
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    Re: Pieced with polyester thread! Problem?

    I had a few spare moments this morning, so I sorted through all my thread and realized that some of the Gutermann I have used all along is poly, not cotton like I thought. So now I am realising that...
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    Re: Pieced with polyester thread! Problem?

    Well that makes me feel better! So what is with my aunt and her friend who swore I was going to have nothing but trouble and that I had made a huge mistake me that you NEVER EVER piece with...
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    Pieced with polyester thread! Problem?

    Well, somehow I grabbed a spool of polyester thread - same brand I usually buy, just not cotton. I am not sure if it was in the wrong place on the rack or what. And I just managed to piece DD1's...
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    Re: Flannel + fleece?

    Well, the flannel all prewashed and dried absolutely fine! Whew. It's pressed and waiting to be cut! Will keep you posted on how it goes.
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    Re: Flannel + fleece?

    Yes, I was planning on just piecing squares and straight line quilting. I am already nervous enough about the flannel shrink and the fleece to make things more difficult! I am glad to hear that the...
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    Re: Flannel + fleece?

    Thanks! I had wondered about stay-stitching. I think I will go ahead and just prewash the flannel and see what happens. I think she chose it more for the cute prints than the quality. I'll let you...
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    Hi from Oxford, England!

    Hi y'all!
    I'm Michelle, expat wife of a Brit who dragged me, kicking and screaming from the warmth of central Texas, all the way to England.

    We have two girls, almost 4 and 8. I used to work as...
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    Flannel + fleece?

    Hi!
    First time posting, but I have been reading for awhile now, and I am sure y'all will have sage advice!

    I am fairly competently with a sewing machine, but a pregnant friend has asked me to do...
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