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  1. Thread: Wednesday Already

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    Re: Wednesday Already

    When a friend had a hip replacement, they didn't measure very accurately, and she ended up with one leg significantly shorter than the other. To even it out, she has to wear a shoe with a built-up...
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    Re: I want a pattern for a Christmas ornament ball

    I've seen this one done crazy quilt style with small scraps of fabric. They used the back of a seam ripper to push the fabric edges into the styrofoam ball.
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    Re: I'm a new Grandma!!

    Oh, how exciting! Congratulations!
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    Re: Craft Fair went well today

    Ditto to what Caroline T. said about what to expect with eye surgery. Mild sedation is DEFINITELY the way to go. It doesn't knock you out; it just takes the edge off your anxiety so you are relaxed.
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    Re: A few customized quilt labels

    I agree that embroidered labels will last as long as the quilt. If you don't want to do cross-stitch, you can write them using a fine-point pencil or marker and hand-embroider using a simple...
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    Re: Not a Quilt but Finally a Finish!

    Love that T-shirt! One of my patients came into the clinic wearing a T-shirt that said, "I've got chemo brain. What's your excuse?" Made me laugh out loud.
  7. Thread: Nylon Thread

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    Re: Nylon Thread

    I doubt that a clothes dryer would cause problems, unless it's one of those laundromat/industrial ones that scorches everything. But I think a hot iron could easily melt this thread. Personally, I...
  8. Thread: Meet Mae Kohana!

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    Re: Meet Mae Kohana!

    Oh, such sweetness! Congratulations on your precious granddaughter. Thanks for sharing her pictures with us.
  9. Thread: Parcelpool?

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    Re: Parcelpool?

    I know nothing about that, but just wanted to say WELCOME BACK, Lorie! :icon_wave:You have been missed by so many folks here on the forum.
  10. Thread: Displaying Quilts

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    Re: Displaying Quilts

    Have you considered a stepladder? They don't need to be propped against a wall, and some have rungs on both sides.
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    Re: Looking for Broccoli Salad Recipe

    Agree with all of the above. I often add cooked barley.
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    Re: Sad Week for our family.

    There is nothing harder than losing a child, even if that child is a grown adult. May you and your family find comfort in your many wonderful memories.
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    Re: WIP - August 9-15, 2019

    Denise, I'm not sure if this trick will work for you or not. I found it interesting, though.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O-8bE4Yagw
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    Re: Hi everybody! LONG POST

    So glad to hear that your kidney function is improving! Not only will you feel better, but it keeps a lot more treatment options on the table.
  15. Thread: It is Monday

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    Re: It is Monday

    Three years of cancer treatment is a VERY long time. Granny Judy, your daughter has certainly earned a chemo holiday. Celebrating the good report with you. Woo-hoooooo!
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    Poll: Re: What do you like best

    I think the quilt looks better with a plain sashing. As a bonus, you won't have to be so precise with matching the star points perfectly. I agree with the others that the HSTs are overpowering. Love...
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    Re: Hi everybody! LONG POST

    Oh, wow, Rhonda, you have been through a lot! As a chemotherapy nurse, I have taken care of several patients with hairy cell leukemia (HCL). It can definitely be managed, if you can tolerate the side...
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    Re: Garment Sewing Advice for a Beginner

    Beeje, congratulations on tackling garment sewing. You can definitely do this! Because you are so tall, you will want to alter the pattern to fit your body. Pay attention to the tissue pattern...
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    Re: Tuesday Trivia: Sourdough 🍞

    Kudos to those of you who make your own sourdough starter, keep it going, and bake your own bread. It sounds delicious, but I am just not interested in investing that much of my energy into keeping...
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    Re: Need Opinion...Which One First??

    I would definitely do the hand embroidery first. It would be much easier to do the embroidery before sandwiching the quilt. You could create a frame for the embroidered area with your machine...
  21. Thread: Boarders

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    Re: Boarders

    Oh, but they are not meaningless measurements! Suppose while sewing the blocks together, your quilt top has been stretched on one side and the top is now wider than the bottom. If you just sew the...
  22. Thread: Spun Sugar

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    Re: Spun Sugar

    That's a lot of pink scraps! I love the finished quilt, and I found Waldo.
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    Re: You know it's hot when.......

    Happy birthday! At least your DH remembered and is staying out of the dog house.
  24. Thread: Lets Talk Chairs

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    Re: Lets Talk Chairs

    I'm with you on the bad knees thing. I use an office-style chair on casters, and pretty much leave the height set as high as it will go. I bought two of these several years ago at Ashley Furniture...
  25. Thread: update on my bird

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    Re: update on my bird

    Terry, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Sammy Joe enjoyed many years of love from you. Pets truly are part of the family, and their loss is felt deeply. May your sadness be temporary and...
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