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  1. Re: Have you cut the cord with cable TV? Looking for advice

    I have an Apple TV (same idea as Roku, it's a box that you hook up to your internet either using a cable or wifi, then you can use various applications like netflix and youtube etc.) I used to have...
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    Re: Home selling help! (long one)

    I've sold a few times over the years and the only time I have made repairs is when the item came up on inspection and the buyer wanted it fixed. All were minor / not safety related. My 2 cents - if...
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    Re: triangle size

    Can also use newspaper, cardboard, scrap paper, aluminum foil..... Also, I usually oversize the corner and setting triangles by half an inch or so, then trim to size.
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    Re: Thread for hand binding

    Like others have said - checking your length of thread is a good place to start. I used to have problems with knotting and finally figured out that it was more likely to happen if I was using a long...
  5. Re: When **** happens it is a design choice !

    Fabulous work - difficult to believe that is your first ever lone star!
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    Re: Lone star question

    I've only made one lone star and I opted to cut the square bigger then trim down because I didn't want to risk having to unpick and resew. For 15 inches, I would probably cut at least a 16 inch...
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    Re: MSQC Brand Thread

    I bought some 50 wt cotton for piecing. No major issues but I find it is not as thin as my preferred brand so it takes a bit more work for me to get my seam allowance set up. I also find that the...
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    Re: Piecing small blocks

    Starch, seam allowance (I test out finer thread, smaller needle, adjusting needle position slightly to the right until I find what's 'just right' for the fabrics I'm using), trim pieces to size as...
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    Re: Your comments please

    A homemade pie is a great idea - seasonally appropriate, practical (recipient can share with the group/family or eat it all themselves) and thoughtful (saves the recipient from making/buying.) As a...
  10. Re: How do you clean / freshen your garbage disposer?

    Another baking soda + vinegar user here - I don't heat the vinegar but do follow up with very hot water. I do also do this for sink/bath drains. On the disposal, I will occasionally put down pieces...
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    Re: Minor surgery

    Another sebaceous cyst sufferer here - I've had probably a dozen or more removed over the years and I have a few more ready to go just as soon as I've psyched myself up to it. Some things that I...
  12. Thread: Figuresh

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    Re: Figuresh

    Ditto, I assumed the 21 inch strips would be 20.5 after piecing so that gets 307 inches - still more than the 298. However, I usually piece my binding strips on the diagonal so I lose about 5 inches...
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    Re: Seams puckering

    I've only used poly batting once on a small lap quilt and I found that the basting spray did not seem to stick as well as it does on my regular cotton batting. Not sure if it was due to poly vs...
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    Re: Pattern help needed!

    Good luck and remember to post pictures of both when you're done!
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    Re: Pattern help needed!

    Starburst is made from half square triangles, so you could simply follow the same pattern but with smaller squares. Since you'll already be familiar with the pattern and layout, this might be good...
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    Re: Rescue efforts Texas

    SPCA of Texas
    https://www.spca.org/

    There are also Humane Societies in Houston, San Antonio & Corpus Christi (at least)

    Houston Press ran an article about Food Banks
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    Re: Good novice sewing machine

    It depends on your budget and what you want the machine to do. If you really just want a workhorse straightstitch, I have heard great things about Juki though I have never used one. I started off...
  18. Re: Quilt pattern for someone w/migraine headache

    Remember the quilt has a front and a back :-) Some great suggestions for patterns from previous posters but if you are still concerned about the pink jelly roll you could balance it out with a quilt...
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    Re: cell phone plans

    I agree with Snippet - coverage is key and then which plan is going to offer best value for how you use your phone. Going for the least expensive plan is just going to frustrate you if you can't ...
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    Re: How do you do it?

    I've done both. Where I was making each block in different shades and I had specific sequences of fabric I wanted to use for each log, I did one block at a time. When I was making matching blocks, I...
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    Re: Taking a Little Mini-Break

    Project Linus will take knitted/crocheted afghans, and you might also want to check with local organizations that support the elderly (I know my Dad is always looking for something to throw over his...
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    Re: Quilt Shops in London

    Check out websites for patchwork quilt guilds in London, they may have some lists. Found this 2014 post on the Modern Quilt Guild site
    https://londonmqg.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/london-quilt-shops/...
  23. Re: Make a Grandmother's Fan Quilt with Jenny! New Tutorial !

    I'm wondering what it would look like with maybe flowery layer cakes for background blocks and the fans done in neutral shades of greys or tans .... like paved stone walk through a flower garden?
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    Re: Difference between solids?

    I don't use enough solids to have a favorite but if I were trying to build a stash from a single brand I would probably consider the range of colors available in the color families I use most often.
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    Re: Update On Olive

    I have a cat with GI cancer and give her liquid chemo plus predisolone at home. When her appetite is poor (either because she is vomiting with the cancer or because of the meds) my vet said to give...
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