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    Re: Keepsake yearly membership vs Bluprint

    I get Keepsake's catalog which is nice to look at but overpriced compared to others like Connecting Threads.
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    Re: Quilting a string quilt

    I also love that you mixed up all different quilt designs on this beauty, congrats.
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    Re: Quilting a string quilt

    I have quilted string quilts on my Janome MC6600 and my Handi Quilter Sweet 16 sit down long arm. No problem with either machine. I FMQ loops, swirls, flowers, stippling, etc. I like to mix it all...
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    Re: Quilting a string quilt

    I make string quilts all the time and yours is a beauty with that blue fabric.
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    Re: Pebbles or straight lines ?

    First thought was do more cross hatching, but I see that your left over space is not equal on all sides and you wouldn't get too much cross hatching in the space you have. You could trim is close...
  6. Re: How to Tuck Fold a Quilt for gift giving

    When I am gifting a quilt I fold it in half lengthwise, then fold over again, so I have a very long narrow piece. Then I fold one end over the from edge to edge, then I start rolling it from the...
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    Re: How did that happen??????

    Yep it definitely flipped and pleated during the quilting process. When I baste my quilts together I always flip them over and check to sure nothing is pleated. I also put my safety pins about...
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    Re: Needled or not

    I like puffy light quilts so I am a polyester girl. Have ordered W and N and a less expensive one from Joann's but both of them make a very flat quilt which I don't care for so back to poly.
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    Re: 1930s or 40s ?

    Its beautiful I can see the square in a square right off, but also can see the stars they make and the little hour glasses that come together at the joins, wonderful.
  10. Re: How fussy are you about your seams staying flat?

    I press to the dark side, use a spray bottle of water and regular iron, no steam. Once in awhile a seam flips to opposite side when sewing blocks together, BUT who is going to know once it is...
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    Re: Quilting on your domestic machine

    Instead of trying to be perfect free yourself and quilt all kinds of different designs, swirls, stipples, eights, circles in circles in circles, and even hide script names of kids or family all...
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    Re: Soluble thread and hand basting.

    Different way of doing this. I hand baste my Hawaiian quilts with a double strand of the thread that I will be quilting the quilt with. I start my hand quilting from the center in a 14" hoop. ...
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    Re: Too many quilting ideas!

    I am hand quilting a double size Hawaiian Quilt, also have a wallhanging, and 3 more to finish hand applique. About 6 pieced tops that have to be quilted on my Sweet 16. And still more ideas...
  14. Re: What size needle do you use when binding a quilt?

    John James #9 crewel embroidery needle, it has a long eye, easy to thread.
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    Re: Grace Q-Zone Quilt Frame

    To me its too many parts to put together every time you have to move the quilts. And too little space on each pass. Also the trouble with checking and putting in a full bobbin.
    I have a Sweet 16...
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    Re: Batting

    I buy polyester batting and Warm and Toasty from Joanns when they are on sale. All the scraps of poly I rotary cut into small pieces and stuff pillows (saw this on youtube). I also buy the package...
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    Re: Need help cutting yardage please

    Tearing fabric does not always work because some bolts aren't wrapped straight at the manufacturer, they're wonky. How do I know cause after I tore it to make it straight I was off by almost 6" when...
  18. Re: hello, newbie, looking for quilting machine purchase help

    I have a Janome MC6600 that cost me $1,500 on sale about 10 years ago and she is going strong as ever. I have machine quilted queen size quilts on her but went to Road to California in 2014 and...
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    Re: what pattern is this

    Thank you so much. However did you find it? Good sluthing. Going to follow up on your suggestion.
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    Re: Pen for permanent writing on fabric

    I use the Micron pens.
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    Re: what pattern is this

    Hey its me again, sent them an email to identify the pattern, they answered today saying that they looked through all their patterns, couldn't find it and are sorry they can't help me. My question...
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    Re: what pattern is this

    Thanks JCY just followed your advice and emailed them the picture.
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    Re: what pattern is this

    I can see its set on point and looks like a square in a square (with the small half square triangles) then a hourglass next to it. But I see quite a bit of different settings from what is showing in...
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    what pattern is this

    This pattern pic came up on my MSN page as an ad for M* but I can't find the pattern. Can anyone help?158618
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    Re: Question on how to make

    Yep Trip Around the World, Eleanor Burns also has a book or tutorial on how to make it.
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