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    Re: My log cabin blocks aren't square :(

    you can also foundation piece your log cabin block. That will help to hold it's shape. You can also measure it at various points to make sure you staying sq.
  2. Thread: Help please

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    Re: Help please

    I think I would use white.
  3. Re: Are there rules to hand quilting because I think I just broke them!

    First you need to buy a few dif size needles and sizes and lengths to try out. Believe me when I tell you will find the needle you love. Quilting is not really a running stitch. The stitches...
  4. Re: How wide is too wide when it comes to borders?

    do what looks right to you. Make this quilt your own work of art. If you want to do 2 dif borders then go for it. That will make it interesting . Quilts come from the heart so do what makes you...
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    Re: Block a day calender

    I like to use project boxes. I keep the fabric in them so I don't use it for something else. When the project is finished then I return the fabric to it's place. you can do this for the dif size...
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    Re: Charm packs have lost their charm.......

    My advise is to pick and cut your own fabric.
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    Re: Name this Quilt for me

    I like your suggestion also. Pedal Pushers that is really cute. The quilt took about 1 year off and on. The background was a 4 patch of dif neutral shades. Then the flower was appliquéd on that 4...
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    Re: Name this Quilt for me

    I like your suggestion thanks
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    Re: this has probably been posted before.

    Bias binding can look really interesting if it is a strip it will create an interesting effect on the edge. I mostly use straight binding and bias on the curves. happy sewing and Sorry about your ...
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    Re: Please help this rookie!

    The problem may be with the pattern itself. I have not worked with this pattern, but since everyone who has tried it, has the same problem that is what I can conclude. The best advise I can give...
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    Re: Which would you choose for the backing?

    I would use the print so that I could turn it over.
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    Re: Seams are coming apart

    first ck your stitch length, then ck the size of your needle, and change your needle often. Are you opening your seems up or pressing to the side? If you open them up stop, press to the side, and...
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    Re: What are the best rotary cutters?

    I think you need to look at how it feels in your hand. They have a little different feel to them. Go to a quilt shop and ask to hold them like you are going to use them. Some of the new ones are...
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    Re: sewhappy quilt shop.

    I am glad it made you smile. We need to enjoy what we do. It was lots of fun to make.
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    Re: Name this Quilt for me

    I know started it last summer and completed it this summer so About a year. I also worked on larger quilt that I gave away as a wedding gift. This one was not as large. I did use all scrapes for...
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    Re: A big Hi to all

    We already do a lot of charity sewing, I would like to start a community out reach program to replace some of the other things we do. We need to mix it up a little. We also need some good fun...
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    Re: A big Hi to all

    I have been to peggy's my self a few times. I rally only buy for a project now, not for the stash. I found I was not using most of what I had , because it either was not enough or did not fit in. ...
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    Re: A big Hi to all

    My husband say's I'm a funny wife I keep him in stiches
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    Re: Name this Quilt for me

    Thanks for the name it is cute. I sure will consider it .
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    Re: Busy Busy Busy!!!

    Very nice are the all going to be gifts. You need to keep one.
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    Re: Name this Quilt for me

    Thank you so much. I was going to get rid of the magazine and saw this pattern in it. I just had to make it. It is hand appliqued and machine quilted
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    A big Hi to all

    I am pretty new to this site , I just want to introduce my self. I go by sewhappy my real name is Pat and I live in Florida. I have been quilting for about 13 years. I am going for president of my...
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    Name this Quilt for me

    57313 This was a quilt I saw in a magazine and I just loved it. I made it totally from scraps in my scrap draw. Even the background is from scraps. I have not named this quilt yet. Any...
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    sewhappy quilt shop.

    57312 I made this wall hanging to hang in my sewing room. I just love it.
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    Re: Would you wash your fabric?

    If you are going to wash something like place mates a lot then I really would pre wash to shrink it. Place mates can get a little out of shape otherwise. If I am using batiks then I do pre wash. I...
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