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  1. Thread: Blue Nova

    by DeniseSm
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    Re: Blue Nova

    So pretty. That is a lot of points!
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    Re: WIP - August 16-22, 2019

    It has been quite a while since I did a bargello style quilt. Here is my strip set made from 14 1/4 yard cuts of Stonehenge by Northcott. I will be using my own pattern design which is a variation of...
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    Re: Missouri Star Cotton Thread

    If the thread is stacked (all the threads are parallel to each other) than thread can feed off a horizontal pin or with the proper management it can feed off a vertical pin. If the thread is cross...
  4. Diamond Pavers using Looking Glass fabric line

    This is the Diamond Pavers Quilt Pattern by Missouri Star. As soon as I saw Jenny's tutorial I set aside my Looking Glass layer cake for this pattern. I had some challenges with the long skinny...
  5. Re: Has anyone encountered your partner not being okay with gifts?

    You have to find a system that works for the two of you. My DH and I have what we call our personal budgets. We each get the same amount of money each week to spend on whatever personal stuff we...
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    Re: WIP - August 9-15, 2019

    That is so clever. Thanks for the tip.
  7. Re: Make a "Waves" Quilt with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star 08.09.19

    I love Jennys combination of Drunkards path with a large HST. So amazing how little fabric waste there is.

    I need to work on my reluctance to do curves.
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    Re: WIP - August 9-15, 2019

    I'm working on Jennys Diamond Pavers tutorial. I have all the dark sashing blocks done.
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    Halfway through the white sashing blocks.

    Sometimes (but not all the time) I am having trouble...
  9. Thread: hi

    by DeniseSm
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    Re: hi

    Welcome AJ. I do remember one forum member telling us about her new industrial machine. I am sure she will be along soon to answer your question.
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    Re: Juki TL2010Q faceplate problem

    I have a straight stitch only machine like the Juki 2010. Yes its face plate sticks above the surface just enough to catch the fabric and flip the seam in the wrong direction. I solved the problem by...
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    Re: Such a decision

    Take a picture with you on your phone. If you have any scraps left over take a few scraps with you instead of the whole quilt top.
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    Re: Another Graduation Quilt

    How clever to use the bonus HST in the border.
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    Re: WIP - August 2-8, 2019

    After much experimentation I did decide to put two red cornerstones along the same strong diagonal line formed by the two red cardinals and the large gold scroll work in the panel. I did wrap the...
  14. Re: Laundry Basket Quilts - Quilting Window Episode 7: Alaska

    A very professional done tutorial with great tips.
  15. Re: Story from a Kansas State Highway Patrol officer 👮

    Not at all funny given that the nation is currently mourning two recent mass shootings of innocents. I know you are a long time poster here but I would like to please ask you to consider voluntarily...
  16. Thread: A better look

    by DeniseSm
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    Re: A better look

    Love it. So happy.
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    Re: Help!! Machine Won't FMQ Backwards!?!

    Since it is only happening when you go backwards it is probably an issue with the thread mechanics bending the needle just enough that the thread is not catching. Recommended solution is to up your...
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    Re: WIP - August 2-8, 2019

    I have finished the light and dark test blocks for Jenny Diamonds Pavers tutorial. I love how this little touch of sashing adds so much movement to the quilt blocks.
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    I barely have enough...
  19. Thread: Thoughts?

    by DeniseSm
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    Re: Thoughts?

    $44 is ridiculous. Image how much peg board and hooks you could buy for half of that and hang everything in an organized manner.

    Something like this
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    Rise in cotton batting prices

    Why have cotton batting prices risen so dramatically in the past few months? Do you think if I wait until this fall the prices will come back down to what they were before?
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    Cardinal panel quilt-My original design

    I told myself I could not buy any more panels if I didn't start doing something with them. This is a 24x42 panel and 1.5 yards of matching border print from a line called Royal Red by Wilmington...
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    Re: Using a Roadmap for Easy Quilting

    What a great way to build up my confidence. I always great trapped in the corners when FMQ. I can do this one.
  23. Thread: Wasabe!

    by DeniseSm
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    Re: Wasabe!

    What a fun quilt. It makes my eyes go all wonky with an optical illusion. Very cool.
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    Re: WIP - August 2-8, 2019

    I bought a 24x42 panel and 1.5 yard of coordinating border fabric called Royal Reds by Wilmington Prints. I am trying to make them into a big throw. I managed to expand the panel to make it bigger...
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    Re: That OOPS Feeling!

    No worries. If you repeat an error it is a "design decision" So there you go.
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