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    Re: Coolest quilting innovations

    Smartphone pics are very helpful for the color value of fabrics, when you edit them in black and white. Another help is taking pics of quilt tops to doodle FMQing on the pics, either printing them or...
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    Re: Not sure what to do

    I don't know how much fabric you have. Most people use bookshelves to display theirs. In my case I don't have much of a stash and my sewing room is so sunny I feared it would fade the fabrics, so I...
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    Re: Tips for quilting without pain & fatigue

    The right heigth an the right light for every task. You need higher surfaces for cutting and ironing than for sewing. And plenty of natural daylight or additional lamps.
  4. Thread: Group Frolic

    by lourixe
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    Re: Group Frolic

    I'm in! I'm in!
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    Re: Frolic! A Quiltville Winter Mystery! (Intro)

    I have seen that you created a forum group for this project, and just joined in.
    My first Bonnie Hunter Mystery was Celtic Solstice, and I learned so much in the process that I have followed all the...
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    Re: Quilting a string quilt

    Thanks! I like bright bold colors as background against scrappy blocks. I had taken a couple of Craftsy FMQ classes (with Angela Walters and Christina Cameli as instructors) and I had a blast trying...
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    Re: How to chose the quilting thread

    It also depends on the fabric you used for the quilt. I generally FMQ with #40 Aurifil thread and a #80 needle but I made a quilt once that I had used fabric from homespun shirts and I used #30...
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    Re: Can you help ID this pattern, please?

    It is the Easy Jacobs Ladder block, with sashing and cornerstones. You can easily figure it out: the block consists of 2 HSTs and 2 4Ps. I googled it and came to this pattern for sale:...
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    Re: Quilting a string quilt

    I don't have a LA but I have quilted a couple of string quilts on my domestic machine.
    This was the first one:
    https://forum.missouriquiltco.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=145177&d=1500132120...
  10. Thread: Good Old Days

    by lourixe
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    Re: Good Old Days

    ...except the line "Wife was content with her lot".
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    Re: Two sided dilemma

    For my aunt I made a quilt in two parts. I quilted front+thin batting, and back+ thin batting as you said because I wanted to FMQ a poem and I didn't want to see it reversed on the other side. Then I...
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    Re: Friday Trivia: Typewriters

    I still keep my dad's for its sentimental value. He was a journalist and I remember helping him sandwiching carbon paper so he could make several copies at once. And I am not that old! Just 45!
  13. Thread: Europe Only

    by lourixe
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    Re: Europe Only

    Can't you find anybody interested locally? You can't be the only quilter in your country! It all looks very good quality.
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    Re: How to Start FMQ

    I start from the center and then move clockwise. If the quilt were a dial, I would quilt the central part first, then move around the 3 o'clock area, then towards 4, 5, 6 o'clock and so on.
  15. Thread: a bit nervous

    by lourixe
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    Re: a bit nervous

    I am late to this discussion and hope/know everything must have been ok. I am not an English native speaker either, and neither the audience: didn't you say they came from Norway, Finland & so? All...
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    Re: Tuesday Trivia: Cuba

    Cuba was a Spanish province until 1898, and education already had a high consideration by then. Most schools in my area of Northwest Spain were established and maintained by emigrants from here that...
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    Re: So, how do you decide on a FMQ design?

    I agree with the two courses Denise recommended. I also struggle with the decision part. I sometimes think it was easier when I only could meander! Knowing how the quilt will be used is a clue: there...
  18. Re: Tuesday Trivia: Jacqueline Bouvier Wedding Dress

    Thanks for posting.
    I recently saw on Instagram a post about awareness of Afro-American designers:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BsoEbCVHxtj/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=ibximmkspgjb
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    Re: what are those called

    I am foreign to the English language, but sometimes I have read women's underwear being referred to as knickers. Is it slang or an old term?
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    Re: Do you think it's a mouse?

    Mice don't scare me, but I hate their mess in the house. They either come in to steal food, or in the Fall they look for comfy nesting places. I find plastic containers don't contain them: they can...
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    Re: What is your preference?

    I would say it depends on the length of the stay and how much it interferes with their daily routine. It is ok to stay 1-2 nights with friends that don't work nor have kids to take to school. I am...
  22. New group: "Finished is better than perfect" 2019 edition

    How are your holiday preps doing? What about your UFOs? Did you -like me- progress a little, digress a little, procrastinate a little during 2018???

    I will be managing this motivational group...
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    Re: Serger Thread for Piecing & Quiting

    Thanks for the contributions to this post. I was just given 20+ cones of serger thread in different colors and wondered if I could use any for quilting (piecing and fmq). I don't have a serger, have...
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    Re: Do you use Glide thread for quilting?

    Angela Walters swears by it. Her LAs are HQ (she also is a HQ dealer, I believe).
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    Re: Quilting YouTube subscriptions?

    Angela Walters (her own channel and The Midnight Quilt Show).
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