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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: I'm a bad girl....

    I use paper. Paper, paper, paper! I start my seams with paper. I stabilize my fabric with paper. I pin paper to my quilt top and trace it with my Juki/Little Gracie. I make sample blocks out of colored paper just to see where seams will meet. I am a paper nut!
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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    Applique Angel

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    I sew over pins and cut paper with my sewing scissors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolnnc View Post
    After I finish quilting I fold the quilt in half. If it's close to square looking I bind it and move on.
    I do this too!

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    Paper scissors vs. Fabric scissors - What's up with that? If it cuts, I use it!

    I don't always change my sewing machine needle after every project as I'm usually working on several at any given time.

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    OMG, this is a great thread, thanks for starting. I do most of the above especially with scissors. I spray baste with a ceiling fan right over my cutting table and I wear a mask so I do not directly breath in the fumes - it is glue. Not sure what that glue would do to our lungs over time. p.s. please don't tell my nurse daughters lol. I try to remember to change my needles. I try to remember to take out the pins.

    It is so good to hear we are all guilty little quilters. We do not ever need the quilt police to show up.
    Karen
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    Quote Originally Posted by shirleyknot View Post
    I prewash NOTHING!
    Neither do I!


    Sandy from Cincinnati


    AKA Kermit

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    With all those basting fumes hanging heavy in the air, it explains a lot around here!

    I'm a very good girl, I don't do anything wrong ...quilt police will never catch me!!!

    Hey, never forget! The quilt police can only waggle a finger at us, but we weild scissors and rotary cutters!

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    And a Chow dog, bent on protecting her mamma!

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    I have made quilts where I couldnt get the corners to turn out right so mitered them on the front and just sewed the back corners two overlapping flaps. It was the only way I could get them to lie really really flat. Who does that and what is it even called?! Nobody I make quilts for quilts themselves so I figured they would never even notice.

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    I always, always have a pin between my lips. I saw the post about the lady that swallowed/inhaled one and had awful complications and surgery.....and stopped doing it for awhile. But the bad habit seems to have come back......

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