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    Re: my two healing quilts

    JJ, you silly, those '9 patches' on the border are simple strip piecing and not that hard. hardest part was matching them up on the corners, and they're VERY misshapen - ever heard the phrase "It'll...
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    Re: FMQ Foot - Jamming & Bird Nests

    OH also, look inside your bobbin case, in the inside of it. I just pulled out a huge piece of FELT that lint had made outta mine, made heck with my piecing.
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    Re: FMQ Foot - Jamming & Bird Nests

    Can you lower the foot to let it grip the fabric a little bit as it comes down to kinda 'grip' the quilt as you go along? took me a long time to to try to get used to the 'hopping' thing, and I...
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    Re: Half square triangles

    WOW Mom23 that is a great table. I have to say that your advise to make things bigger and then square them up is the best advise ever.

    I have been making 2" unfinished HSTs using 'magic 8' method...
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    my two healing quilts

    they are not quilted yet, plan to do them (BS by hand, CB by machine, not sure about the EPP one) after I move in January from Cleveland back to Georgia to be with Mom - can't wait to quilt every day...
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    Re: Help me fall in love with hand quilting

    JJ i knew you'd come through! That hoop looks like just the ticket, too. I find holding the plain ole hoop I have unweildy - I thing the two tier approach might just help! I have a practice piece I...
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    Re: Help me fall in love with hand quilting

    Whoopsie, Denise, I didn't make myself clear! My apologies to long arm quilters. especially those who do that for a living, truly! When I said it would be a crime, I meant that it would be a crime...
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    Re: Help me fall in love with hand quilting

    large stitches, good idea! I'm thinking that even the most rudimentary hand quilting will be better than machine quilting on this one. Time to practice, though, I'm kinda weird and tooky that way.
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    Help me fall in love with hand quilting

    SO.... I made this:

    142098 which is the center panel of what will eventually turn into this:

    142099 I have the other blocks done, and I'm about halfway through with the borders.

    My mom...
  10. Re: Caution: Avoid combining Roxanne Glue Baste It, Freezer Paper, and a hot Iron

    Roxanne's is a miracle substance, I use it on my hand applique and I do a LOT of it.

    One question: What on earth is this "unpick and resew" madness of which you speak? they look GREAT! a few...
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    Re: Ripping stitches

    This changed my life:

    http://www.freemotionquiltingadventures.com/search?updated-max=2016-10-26T15:50:00-04:00&max-results=3

    go about halfway down and watch her rip away. Buy ten new sharp...
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    strip piecing advice

    I am currently making long strip-pieced panels, wanted to share this.

    when sewing a new small strip to the larger piece, put the small strip UNDER the larger block of strips you're sewing it to...
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    Re: Have you made a weighted blanket?

    prepare poly pouch pellet pockets, then proceed to produce poly pellet pouches to put the poly pouch pellets to place in the poly pouch poly pockets, Polly!

    you made my day.
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    Re: Common Bride top - finally finished!

    I am dying to know why Edyta named it Common Bride. I have emailed and asked her, haven't gotten a reply yet (just sent that yesterday). I love her designs and fabric so much it's like a cult....
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    Re: Common Bride top - finally finished!

    You folks are the best. It is a true labor of love - for myself. it's one of three really complicated quilts I started a coupla years ago as psychological therapy. Quilting is my therapist, no...
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    Common Bride top - finally finished!

    it's too icky outside to take a better pic, but I had to share it right now! I finished the top today! WHEEEEE I am so proud of myself I could just pop! Thanks for looking! Love y'all!! Pam
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    Re: Juki 2010Q vs Brother 1500 PQ 1500S

    I love my Juki 2010Q so much I'd sleep with it if it there was room in the bed with me and the dog.
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    Re: Why do you quilt?

    Getting and staying sober. Quilting saved my life. Literally.

    (some might say I swapped one addiction for another - if that's true then I say Hallelujah! Gimme more fabric and quilting time!)
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    Re: Irish Chain, done and gone!

    Y'all are all so kind! I think I might have to make it again, it's done with strip piecing, which make complicated-looking quilts easy to make. It was small, might have to make a bed-size next time....
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    Re: String pieced halfsquare triangles

    Wow, those are great! I love string piecing, something about the feel of the fabric on the paper and the crinkly sound is so pleasing to me (am I the only one, I might be weird). Here's a pic of my...
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    Irish Chain, done and gone!

    Finally finished, it's been a UFO hanging around way too long. A friend saw it before it was quilted and went nuts for it. I used it to learn to quilt feathers and gave it to her yesterday. Made...
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    Re: Easiest quilt for beginners?

    SEEEEEEEE!!! This is why I come here! ALL great suggestions, and since I was too lazy to look around myself yall saved me all that effort! Printed some stuff out and gonna show her next week....
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    Re: WIP - 11/2/16 - November is a lady ...

    Why thank you! I can't take all the credit, they're patterns called Common Bride by Edyta Sitar and Baltimore Spring by Pearl P. Piera. I love their stuff. :)
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    Easiest quilt for beginners?

    Teaching a friend - yay! We have a jelly roll (nice range of dark - light) and can get yardage. She is very new to sewing, but has been practicing a 1/4 inch seam and doing great.

    She doesn't...
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    Re: WIP - 11/2/16 - November is a lady ...

    Howdy! I've been gone a long time, busy as a bee but I have been busy! Now I can show off! Love y'all!

    136890 center of "Common Bride"

    136891 Irish chain, almost finished

    136892...
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