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  1. Thread: Polka Dots

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    Re: Polka Dots

    I like the ideas presented here. This one 161279https://www.modabakeshop.com/2018/04/step-down-quilt.html is on my list
  2. Thread: Polka Dots

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    Re: Polka Dots

    Love these, especially snowball as that creates big dots middle.
  3. Thread: Polka Dots

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    Re: Polka Dots

    Truly gorgeous . I love this.
  4. Re: How do you presssesms openwithout burning your fingers?

    Thanks All! Lots of good ideas here. I had never heard of strip sticks before. Finger cots and finger pressing are good ideas, too.
  5. How do you presssesms openwithout burning your fingers?

    I am usually too lazy to press seams open, but when I must I scorch my fingers, especially on small blocks. How do you do it?

    Edited to correct all those typos, but find you can’t change title....
  6. Thread: Binding

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    Re: Binding

    2.5. Unless I am short of the fabric I want to use for the binding. Then I have been known to do 2.25
  7. Re: Sending Out a Quilt Top to be Finished or DIY?

    I quilt all my baby quilts, and enjoy the creation. I send to M * anything over 55 inches. It is a wonderful day when my quilts come back, because they are quilted so beautifully. So I am happy in...
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    Re: Euclid Avenue in cool colors

    Lovely work and good paper piecing tip. I hate that rip off of paper,too
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    Re: Help me re-create this log cabin

    Well, this is what I would do.
    Construct log cabin as usual except for 3 last strips, 1 white 2 blue.

    Snowball white strip
    Snowball 1 blue strip

    Trim 2 Nd blue strip to width of current...
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    Re: Pre-wash flannel precuts?

    I did prewash a flannel charm pack once. The squares were pinked so I didn’t worry about unraveling. I was making a quick baby playmat and wanted a lattice look with 1.5 cotton strips and I was...
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    Re: Anyone else thought about this?

    I too bought a Juki 2010 to piece with. I love it and now fmq on it. My Brother sewing machine I use for buttonholes and appliqué. The Brother was an inexpensive model, a Laura Ashley. I like it...
  12. Thread: Quilting

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    Re: Quilting

    I love threads like these! Quilting allows such creative freedom!
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    Re: opinions please

    I am really enjoying M* cotton thread for both piecing and walking foot quilting. It does produce some lint, but not much. I like the feel of it.
  14. Re: FAT QUARTER FUN! Donna's FREE Diamonds Squared Quilt!

    Very nice. Thanks for posting
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    Re: HELP what pattern would you use.

    I like grey a lot. I also like yellow and this sort of thing so I might do something like this with them http://ttfabrics.com/cms2015/wp-content/uploads/TongaFocasStrips_BroomeSt_Frequency_opt1.pdf...
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    Re: M* quilting is so lovely, I need to post.

    Thank all. That thread color is an orange. I like it a lot on this quilt, and give total credit to M* quilter. It was a little scary to leave the choice up to someone else, but she knew what she...
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    M* quilting is so lovely, I need to post.

    I took a little risk and selected quilts choice for my latest quilt She choose a bolder thread color than I would have dared and I love it. No one here to hold quilt, so I am taking close up of...
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    Re: Missouri Star Cotton Thread

    You all are brilliant!
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    Re: What's your favorite .........

    I like string quilting. I generally use white as center string and just use scraps . I call them kaleidoscope quilts
  20. Re: Has anyone encountered your partner not being okay with gifts?

    No, I haven’t experienced this. I would separate my hobby,and not go to quilting stores together, etc... You might try explaining that the giving is PART of your hobby.
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    Re: Suggestions for Charm Quilt

    Right now I am obsessed with the versatility of HST, so I would probably get two more charm packs of color, make them into HST and go looking for a layout....
  22. Re: Make a "Waves" Quilt with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star 08.09.19

    On my list. I am glad I bought this ruler!
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    Re: Hide Your Quilting Mistakes!

    That fusible idea for unintended open seams was a great idea. Thanks for posting
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    Re: Jelly roll for binding?

    It sounds to me like you might want a binding that looks like a piano key border? I did that once and loved the look. Just created a very long piano key border, 5 inches wide and sliced that in...
  25. Re: Quilts for Contest/Competition/Judging dos & don'ts

    I have zero advice, but I admire your bravery and your craft.
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