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    Re: Big Big Mistake on My First Log Cabin Quilt

    Another option if you don't mind a little bit of ripping is to take all four of the outer strips off that cut block. Then take another block and remove two of the outer strips. Sew those 2 strips...
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    Re: Cute pattern for cat lovers

    His chicken quilt is cute and easy too. I would have to at least tack down the beak and comb on it but it would be a quick one to put together.
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    Re: What would you do?

    I also love Terial Magic. I cut it about half with water and use it in place of starch when I really don't want something to stretch. It is also great to use to stiffen up fabric a little if you...
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    Re: Make a "Night Sky" Quilt with Jenny Doan

    Cute, cute, cute. It got a little rushed with that sashing strip but I am sure I could figure it out. I really like this done in the bright colors.
  5. Re: Look how busy our forum friends have been donating

    Those are wonderful. Barb was very generous.
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    Re: Part two of forum friends donations

    Those are wonderful and so generous of her.
  7. Re: What size needle do you use when binding a quilt?

    I use what is in my machine. So either an 80 or a 90. I think the 90 does work a little better at going through all the layers. I abhor hand sewing so I do my bindings in the machine.
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    Re: Year of the Dragon

    Wow, just wow! Love it!
  9. Thread: Wedding Quilt

    by Spiff
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    Wedding Quilt

    Not your usual wedding quilt but the couple were both raised in Maryland and they both graduated from University of Maryland. So a MD state flag quilt with U of MD back.
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    Re: Classic Coffee Layer Cake Quilt + Giveaway!

    At first I was just kind of ehh. But the more I looked at it the more I liked it. I may give this one a try.
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    Re: odd question

    You could also do something like this:

    https://www.quiltvine.com/shop/Patterns/Quilts/p/JOY-PATTERN-x26167297.htm

    Pick out a couple coordinating solids and use the fabric you have as the main...
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    Re: Stitch Regulators

    I have a Bernina with a stitch regulator. I do find it helps but it is not a total solution. You still need to try to keep a steady even flow or your stitches will still not be the same length. ...
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    Re: How to figure sashing, border fabric quantities

    The pattern says you need 3 3/4 yards for the sashing, stars and inner border.

    It calls for 2 yards for the outer border as the pattern uses some of that fabric within the quilt itself.

    If you...
  14. Thread: Scrapcity quilt

    by Spiff
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    Re: Scrapcity quilt

    Here you go:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1vn043LV50
  15. Thread: batiks

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    Re: batiks

    I have used batik precuts and never prewashed them. I do use color catchers when I wash it for the first time.
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    Re: Make a "Rose Garden" Quilt with Jenny Doan

    By the way - I really like this quilt. And I love the way she brought the one block out into the border. This one goes on my ever expanding list of quilts I want to make.
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    Re: Make a "Rose Garden" Quilt with Jenny Doan

    If you listen closely she says to use a scant 1/4 seam from the center line when you are sewing them. So in essence, she is slightly less than 1/4 from the center line on both sides. That is how...
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    Re: Fabric prints with words

    I use that type of fabric a lot as I prefer that to plain white for most patterns. My rule is, if it is going to be a big piece of fabric (like a 10" square) then I will make them all face the same...
  19. Thread: Sewing Strips

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    Re: Sewing Strips

    If the strips are all the same width, I saw a tip where a lady put painters tape to the left of the needle where the strips should end, i.e. if the strips are 2 1/2" then at the 2 1/4" mark. So...
  20. Thread: Birds

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    Re: Birds

    I like the way you made your borders "shadow" to mirror the blocks. I would never have thought of that. And I love those colors.
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    Re: Donna's New FREE pattern - LINE DANCE!

    Oh, I like this one! Not a fan of purple but once I got past that I can see this is so many different fabrics.
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    Re: Sewing a quilt together

    As TMP said, look at the batting and see what the recommended quilting amount is. I suspect 10" is probably too much. What will happen is over time the batting will start to shift/bunch if there is...
  23. Re: Trigger warning.needle injury story and Questions.

    I did it once and to this day I still couldn't tell you how I did it. Like you, it broke off and thank heavens my husband was home and managed to pull it out. Now I watch my fingers! :-)
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    Re: fabric crawl when cutting long curves

    Have you ever heard of Terial Magic?
    https://www.terialmagic.com

    I have used this to "stabilize" fabric when I am doing a lot of appliqué or other work. The owner of my LQS uses this all the...
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    Re: BIG STAR Urban Cottage + GIVEAWAY!!!

    Oh, I like this. So quick and easy! And I great use of fabric I bought and don't know what I was thinking........Find a couple prints that will work together, throw in a couple solids and done.
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