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    Re: Expecting a Baby!

    What a lucky kid. The happy colors are perfect.
  2. Re: Sending Out a Quilt Top to be Finished or DIY?

    I enjoy piecing much more than quilting. However I am on a budget so only my very best pieces get sent out to be quilted. The rest I wrestle through the machine myself.

    I think custom long arm...
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    Re: Euclid Avenue in cool colors

    No border. It is at its finished size.
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    Euclid Avenue in cool colors

    This is the Euclid Avenue pattern by Sassafras Lane Designs. It is a foundation pieced quilt. I decided to use freezer paper piecing because I hate ripping the paper off of paper pieced foundations....
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    Re: Machine lifespan

    IMHO there is a place in every quilters life journey for a throw away machine. I started on a $120 Brother machine that I bought at a big box store. I made every newbie mistake you can make....
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    Re: Machine lifespan

    Six years ago when your new Brother was $1000 it was a mid range machine and is probably worth repairing. The older mid range Brothers (six years is old) were very sturdy. The new Brothers (less than...
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    Re: Quilting Wolves

    Here are some really cute fox quilt patterns suitable for a babies quilt. If you change the coloration the foxes will look just like a wolf
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    Re: WiP Oct 11 - 17, 2019

    So many fall activities that I did not get very much quilting time this week. Made some progress on Euclid Avenue. This is how far along I am
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    So relieved that the prices off batting have...
  9. Re: Make a "Pumpkin Spice" Quilt with Jenny Doan

    I love it.
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    Re: Help me re-create this log cabin

    I think you are correct in how it is constructed.
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    Chocolate Oatmeal

    I made my first steel cut oatmeal of the season today. I hadn't expected it to be this chilly so early in the season so I had no fresh fruit to put on my oatmeal. I had some Swiss Miss hot chocolate...
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    Re: Fan Quilt finnished for a friend

    What a beauty. The scalloped edges and the hand pieced fans are a perfect match.
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    Re: WiP Oct 4 - 10, 2019

    I am working on the Euclid Avenue pattern by Sassafras Lane Designs. It is a foundation pieced quilt. I decided to use freezer paper piecing because I hate ripping the paper off of paper pieced...
  14. Thread: layer cakes

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    Re: layer cakes

    You can get 40 10" squares out of 3 yards of fabric if you make no cutting mistakes. A few layer cakes (not many) have 42 squares. Make sure the pattern you are doing calls for 40 squares not 42.
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    Re: WiP Sept 27 - Oct 3, 2019

    I have started on my next quilt which is the Euclid Avenue pattern by Sassafras Lane Designs. It is a foundation pieced quilt. I decided to use freezer paper piecing because I hate ripping the paper...
  16. Thread: Triangles

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    Re: Triangles

    I can think of many many instances where you have to cut triangles with bias edges before you sew the block together. The first two that come to mind are the Cats Cradle block and the setting...
  17. Thread: Triangles

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    Re: Triangles

    Here are my two tips. If you haven't invested in a Creative Grids ruler already now is the time. The non slip surface they have built into the ruler really works. You can't cut accurately if your...
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    Courtyard Cabin free pattern download

    They are releasing so many beautiful free patterns and this one has stolen my heart. Rated Intermediate, finishes at 88 x88 in deep dark fall colors. It is a carpenters star surrounded by flying...
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    Re: Hallows kitties

    I love it. So sophisticated.
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    Re: Snails trail tutorial

    What an awesome Quilt of Valor.
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    Rhapsody In Red pieced

    This is the Courtyard pattern by Monique Jacobs. It starts with a 9.5" x 18.5" center and you keep adding borders medallion style. I added 10 borders and the finished size is 95.5" x 103.5" Hugh! And...
  22. Thread: Cutting Table

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    Re: Cutting Table

    If you have an Ikea within driving distance there are some wonderful hacks to convert Ikea products to a cutting table with storage underneath.

    If there is no Ikea nearby, try a table like this...
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    Re: WiP Sept 27 - Oct 3, 2019

    Got the ninth border added to Rhapsody In Red. I am transitioning away from orange shades back to pink.

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    Only one more border to go.
  24. Re: I Disliked Joining Strips - I Started Using QR's Mini-Triangle Ruler

    This is the method I use. I have tried all the different methods. I get the most accurate results using the line drawn on the base of the sewing machine. With the table extension on my sewing machine...
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    Re: WIP - Sept 20-26, 2019

    Rhapsody in Red border 8.
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    Only two more borders to go. I am happy to say that I got my hands on 5 yards of suitable fabric for the backing. I should be able to combine those 5...
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