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Thea replied on Tue, Sep 29 2009 9:28 PM

Anita - that is so true - your seams won't show as much- I found that it doesn't really matter when you put a quilt up in a window and light is shining through from the back - I just make sure the whole seam is pressed the same direction...

 

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KATHYC-3 replied on Wed, Sep 30 2009 7:46 AM

The schools of thought on pressing the seams seem to go in phases....once I was told to ALWAYS press to the side to make the seams stronger and  open seams were a no-no...but since I have a plaque on my wall that says if you obey all the rules you'll miss all the fun I didn't listen...I actually found some directions in a 1939 quilting book that belonged to my grandmother than said to press seams open....lately I've been seeing info about how it is a choice. A long arm quilting friend of mine suggested that it is ok except when you want to quilt in the ditch...I press open quite a bit...it does help with bulky point matches....so the bottom line is whatever works for you.  (The idea that pressing to one side makes the seams stronger didn't seem logical to me..when we sew dresses we press the seams open and those seams get a lot of pulls and tugs!)

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Patti replied on Wed, Sep 30 2009 8:55 AM

On the time thing.  I have noticed that the posts are often dated for a day in the future that isn't here yet.  Like I will see posts for Oct 1 this afternoon, and even accounting for time zones it is too far off, and I know you guys aren't posting from the middle of the Atlantic or Europe.  As I write, it is 7:00 am here, Pacific day light savings time.  But that isn't what the post will say. 

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Patti, I think in your profile there is a spot to edit your time zone.  NOt sure why yours is so far off tho....mine is the right time.

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Patti,

Helen is correct, go to My Profile - this will take you to your page - click on Edit Profile in the box that says Welcome Patti - select the Site Options tab and scroll down to Time Zones and select your timezone. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and save and you should be good to go.

Helen, you are probably in the same time zone as QCA and I'm sure they have the default timezone set to theirs, so you did not have to change yours.

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Thea replied on Wed, Sep 30 2009 11:58 AM

I had to change my clock to match QCA's it is actually off by about 5 minutes... not sure why - but that is the case here - I noticed it when i was posting on Quiltoholics thread and was trying to post at exactly 5 pm... the television program would change on the hour and I would post and the time on the post would be 4:55 - so I just changed my clocks to match QCA but my time zone...

 

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Laura Lee replied on Wed, Sep 30 2009 12:18 PM

Can I jump in?

First - time zone.  I think it's Grenwich time.

Second I have really enjoyed all the posts on seams and scant vs. qtr. inch.  Just want to say I try to make sure that my block comes out exact, and I too can only achieve this with scant qtr. inch seams.  As Spud G'ma says for some quilts it doesn't matter what your seam is as long as you are consistant, but  I have another consideration to add.  If you think you will EVER in you quilting career join a block exchange or round robin yourreally do want to learn to sew acurately.  There is nothing more frustrating than getting back a stack of blocks and having them be all different sizes - some more than an inch off.

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Laura Lee:

Can I jump in?

Absolutely Laura Lee, jump in anytime!  Hows the weather up your way, probably way colder than here. I think winter is on its way.

 

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Laura Lee replied on Wed, Sep 30 2009 12:41 PM

Actually, Spud g'ma, I'm just down the road from you in Boise this week.  DH is doing the Dr. thing before we head south.  We keep a 5th wheel here to use as an apartment, so I just brought along fabric to whack up for a Jackie Robinson quilt that I want to make next summer when we get back from AZ.  Feels good to be a little ahead on that one since I've had the fabric for 2 years!

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Laura Lee:

Actually, Spud g'ma, I'm just down the road from you in Boise this week.  DH is doing the Dr. thing before we head south.  We keep a 5th wheel here to use as an apartment, so I just brought along fabric to whack up for a Jackie Robinson quilt that I want to make next summer when we get back from AZ.  Feels good to be a little ahead on that one since I've had the fabric for 2 years!

Yours in Stitches, Laura Lee

On your way to Arizona?  Too bad we could not have gotten together for coffee and a visit, I would love to meet you.

 

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Laura Lee replied on Wed, Sep 30 2009 1:04 PM

That would be great!  Let's aim for spring.

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Laura Lee:

That would be great!  Let's aim for spring.

Yours in Stitches, Laura Lee

That would be fun, we will keep in touch. Have a great time down south.

 

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Hello Everyone!! i am totally addicted to this site and i just found it! =)

Hi and welcome to QCA. It may take you more than one night to get caught up LOL

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