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    Re: Cell phones and Grandkids

    Oh wow. Such an attitude at only 7. I would have sent her to a bedroom without a tv or any entertainment until she was ready to come out with an adjustment to her attitude
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    They have all the name brand fabrics there. If you ever get to Paducah, that is a must stop shop.
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    Re: Carpenters Wheel

    The block is all 1/2 square triangles and squares. Just increase the pieces to get the measurements you want. So if your pattern calls for 8” finished squares you may want to go up to 9 or 10”
  4. Thread: Bias Question

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    Re: Bias Question

    Stay stitching would be a good idea. Also do a real good starch before you stitch
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    Re: Ultimate Flying Geese Ruler

    I would think that means finished size for your flying geese. Most FG rulers I have seen do list the finished sizes
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    My BFF’s mom had county aid. Divorced with 6 kids. She worked hard to make ends meet. This additional help was much needed. Now my DD friend was divorced with child support for one child. Lived at...
  7. Re: Programs for those in need... not me. well, maybe not.

    My DD had a friend on food stamps. I told my DD she was paying for her friends groceries with the taxes she paid in. Boy did that change her way of thinking on government aids. She was not a happy...
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    Re: I Need Your Thoughts on This

    My step daughter complained that she did not get any inheritance from her grandparents. Well, first off they did not have anything to give. Second, I told her any inheritance would go to the...
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    Poll: Re: Size for baby quilt ??

    Yep. I would go with the 40 X 50 also. Batting crib size is 45 X 60. And as the others said, no piecing the backing either
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    Re: Stuck on a Dresden Wreath

    Did you line up your ruler from the bottom or widest edge that would fit on the fabric? If you fit the widest part of the ruler that will work, you will get a larger Dresden. But you will also have...
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    Re: Scissors for small hands?

    I have an Eberlecrafts scissor with a soft grip handle. Is does not have pointed tip and the holes are small. Easy for a smaller hand to use. Sorry I could not download a pic
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    Re: I Need Your Thoughts on This

    I have had this issue too. Always had family over on Xmas eve. Now that they are working different shifts and some have moved out of the area it is hard to get them all together understandable. I...
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    Re: Rules for hand quilting design

    I believe the curves counter balance all the straight lines. It is pleasing to the eye but not a rule. As I am not good at FMQ I have a lot of straight line quilting on my quilts.
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    Re: new member

    I saw your other post. I would start with a 9 patch or rail fence. If you are going to hand piece you will want to draw your stitching lines on the back side of your pieces. Starting with place mats...
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    Re: MSQC North Star Quilt/tutorial

    As far as I can tell it looks like the wider strips are cut at 2.5 and the narrower ones cut at 1.5. And the HST is finished at 2 inches. That should give you an 11 inch block But. As Mimi Howard...
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    Re: MSQC North Star Quilt/tutorial

    It looks like it would be easy to graft out on paper and make some copies.
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    Re: Retreat questions

    Extension cord will be handy. Don’t forget snacks (M & M’s).
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    Re: Setting on point help

    For setting triangles you cut a square in half in both directions from corner to corner. That leaves the straight of grain on the outer edges. Bonnie Hunter has a chart for sizes to cut on her...
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    Re: Tension troubles... I think.

    Did you raise the pressure foot? I know it kind of floats when FMQ but the tension stays engaged if it is not raised as you do when regular sewing
  20. Thread: Tied quilts

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    Re: Tied quilts

    Maybe it is the type yarn she is using. Like shoe laces, the slick ones do not stay tied. Cotton yarn would probably stay tied better. I do not knit so I have no recommendation on brands
  21. Thread: A nice chat...

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    Re: A nice chat...

    Some comments are best left inside our heads. Why start such 8th grade drama? I hope all at retreat are having fun
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    Re: How to square up a QST (hourglass)?

    Nope. Finished would be 5 3/4
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    Re: How to square up a QST (hourglass)?

    Using a square ruler, line up the diagonal line along the seam. Set the marks from top and left where 3 1/8 marks cross at the center of your block. Trim then turn block and line up 6 1/4 marks on...
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    Re: Identical Four Color QST

    Yes, I had seen Eleanor use this method. But I first saw Billie Lauder do this years ago.
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    Re: Identical Four Color QST

    When you layer your squares, mark your lines from corner to corner. Now instead of sewing along both sides of those lines you sew along one side to the center. Then jog along the cross line and sew...
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