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    Re: Pebbles or straight lines ?

    My goodness, that is absolutely stunning.

    Not sure that straight lines would flatten out the border, pebbles might make it more crumpled in look but continuing the cross hatching would stabilise...
  2. Thread: Oliso iron

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    Re: Oliso iron

    Have you checked the fuse in the plug?

    Don't have this particular iron - can't get them in England - but I never leave water in the reservoir due to a possible build up of limescale but, then, we...
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    Re: Pressing Question

    Hello. Like others I have a 24" square of MDF covered in two layers of batting and one of grey Teflon ironing cloth. This stands on my cutting station under the cutting mat which can be removed.
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  4. Thread: State Blocks

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    Re: State Blocks

    Hi. I wrote a "thank you" post which seems to have disappeared. No matter. It was the second link that interested so thank you for that. Also a link within that link which has now been...
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    Re: State Blocks

    Hi :-). It was the second link that interested. Thank you so much. Also a link within that link, which has now been bookmarked.

    We're visiting Scotland next month - the east coast this time. ...
  6. Thread: State Blocks

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    State Blocks

    Some while ago I met a family from Ohio, got chatting and when they returned to America we swapped interesting books. Hers were of an Ohio Quilt and mine was about Durham Quilting with the lovely...
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    Re: Rotating Cutting Mats?

    I've been quilting for 35 years and love this mat. Especially as my husband made it.
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    Re: Rotating Cutting Mats?

    After a fairly hectic Christmas, we finally got around to making the rotating mat. While my husband cut out the wooden pieces, I cut down an old mat to 14.5" square allowing a 14" square cutting...
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    Re: Rotating Cutting Mats?

    Have just been to Amazon and purchased a metal, 6" square, ball bearing turntable mechanism; will screw MDF boards to both sides; glue a cutting mat to one of those boards and a non slip surface to...
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    Re: Rotating Cutting Mats?

    I bought the Fiskars but found it didn't turn on it's simple disc mechanism as the turntable half had to be held in order to turn the mat so I returned it for a no quibble refund.

    I'd like the...
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    Re: Dresden from charm squares

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    Yay !! Thanks to a lot of encouragement, I had a little play with my camera and found something I didn't know it had. Won't bore you with details but think I've uploaded a photo.

    The...
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    Re: Dresden from charm squares

    Wish I could post a photo but, although I keep trying, they just won't post. I'll try again. No. Not happening. So sorry.

    Oh do give it a try, Linda Kay. It is quite the most satisfying way...
  13. Thread: Log Ins

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    Log Ins

    Hi. Although I click on the "Remember Me" box when logging in, it doesn't remember me.:( I now find my 5 "log ins" are all used. What happens now? I never log out.

    Also just seen that I'm no...
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    Re: Dresden from charm squares

    Never thought I'd make a Dresden Plate but had a few Christmas fabrics so made a table runner (never had a table runner before) making three plates. Using the Heat and Bond method for the circles, I...
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    Re: Pineapple Log Cabin and Bargello Quilts

    Very likely. But I was asleep most of the time as it was a night time flight - I do remember a wonderful horseshoe shaped glacier on Greenland though. I only know British Columbia but will go look...
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    Re: Pineapple Log Cabin and Bargello Quilts

    Thank you from Sunny Florida - hideous weather here. Torrential rain from the back end of some storm or other. But it's December in England - we can expect nothing less so not disappointed...
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    Re: Pineapple Log Cabin and Bargello Quilts

    We LOVED Canada. Landed in Calgary (wonderful flying over Greenland and Nova Scotia) - spent the night in the Fairmont (fabulous, apart from trains on the Canadian Pacific railroad - no matter, it...
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    Re: Pineapple Log Cabin and Bargello Quilts

    Thank you both :icon_bigsmile:. Up to my ears in various family preparations currently but will have a look at the suggested photo uploading in January likely.

    This morning, tried out a pineapple...
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    Pineapple Log Cabin and Bargello Quilts

    Well, I've done it :icon_bigsmile:. Never for a second considered making this design of quilt but, having seen Jenny's infectious tutorial on the Pineapple Log Cabin, I ordered the tool. Have made...
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    Re: Home selling help! (long one)

    Excellent stance. We might all be virtual but we are on your side. As a buyer myself over past years, I would never treat a seller in this way. Will look forward to reading how this situation...
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    Re: Home selling help! (long one)

    Hello. We have a different system for buying and selling homes in England but it's still as stressful as buyers can be really nit-picking over the smallest things. One apartment we sold, we'd...
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    Re: My machine arsenal is complete! Is yours?

    Living in a small cottage, there is no room for more than I have - a Bernina 1260QE (bought new in November 1997), a pre-loved 51 year old Elna Stellar (bought 14 years ago with all its accessories -...
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    Genius. Many thanks for sharing that. :icon_bigsmile:
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    Re: Talk about organization! WOW!

    Was going to say the same :). I saw a video on Youtube from a woman called Laura Coia who did something similar with a unit original designed to house a huge television screen plus IKEA units, all...
  25. Re: I lost all confidence in my confidence quilting machine.

    Am so sorry you've had such issues with your Singer. To be honest, I've heard similar stories here in England and a friend who has a Pfaff has also had issues - just couldn't get the stitch tension...
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