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Kris replied on Sat, Feb 9 2013 10:12 AM

Angele:
Here are the fabrics I picked with what I think will be a border.this is not my usual picks. I like them and I think it will be fun.

I like these fabrics Angele.

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Donna replied on Sat, Feb 9 2013 12:06 PM

Ginny,  I use a tracing will that has the pointed edges to perforate the paper.

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Sheila replied on Sat, Feb 9 2013 1:50 PM

I have used a couple of tricks on lots of different brands of machine to fool it into thinking it is sewing with thread.   One way is to thread it all the way, but not through the needle.  Another way is to place a business card where the thread tension take-up is at (you may have to play with that method a lot, to get it to work).  Or, thread it normally on top, but use an empty bobbin.  I know my machine loves to keep merrily sewing with no bobbin thread, (ticks me off every time!), so use that to your advantage for perforating!

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MNnancy replied on Sat, Feb 9 2013 4:03 PM

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It's also called a tracing wheel...We'd run that over colored-waxed paper to transfer lines to the fabric, and it did make perforations in the paper as it pressed the colored wax onto the fabric.  

Oh, gosh, it's been a long time since I've done that.  Totally forgot about it.

 


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Donna replied on Sat, Feb 9 2013 4:07 PM

DONT DO this if you have a Baby Lock.  The thread will get wrapped around on the inside and you have to take it in to the shop and have it cleaned out.  Trust me, you cannot do this with a Baby Lock.

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I do remember them. Might even have one running around somewhere. I never thought about threading the machine and not the needle.  I know I hate that the bobbin that I cant see , the machine will run with out it but not on top that I can see.

thanks for the help and input. till next time haha

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Tami Paul replied on Mon, Feb 11 2013 11:36 AM

wondering what everyone is up to. No post here since Saturday, and it was smoking hot lol Have a great day

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Nana replied on Mon, Feb 11 2013 11:48 AM

Just a quick update.   The first set of instructions have been sent to admin to post on March 15.   You will have 2 weeks between posting of the fabric requirements and cutting instructions before the first actually sewing step will be posted on March 29.

Just keep watching and expect to see the link to Mystery Quilt 8 workshop on March 15.   I hope everyone has fun with this one.

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Phyllis replied on Mon, Feb 11 2013 11:56 AM

Nana, is this going to be something that a beginning quilter can do without a lot of difficulty?  I haven't decided if I am going to do it yet, but am thinking about it if it is something I could do.

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Nana:

Just a quick update.   The first set of instructions have been sent to admin to post on March 15.   You will have 2 weeks between posting of the fabric requirements and cutting instructions before the first actually sewing step will be posted on March 29.

Just keep watching and expect to see the link to Mystery Quilt 8 workshop on March 15.   I hope everyone has fun with this one.

Can't wait!! Thanks again for all your work on this, Nana!

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Nana replied on Mon, Feb 11 2013 12:19 PM

Phyllis

I try to make all my patterns so that anyone with a little sewing experience can do them.   They are broken down into easy steps.  There is only one step on this one that will take a little time but it is all straight seams.   I think you will be able to do this and have a quilt that when you look at it you will think I would never have tried this if I had seen the pattern first.

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Nana replied on Mon, Feb 11 2013 12:20 PM

Carolyn

You are very welcome.  The hardest part for me is making sure I have the fabric requirements right...LOL>   Been doing lots of math and quadruple checking myself.

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Phyllis replied on Mon, Feb 11 2013 2:23 PM

Thanks Nana.  I am going to try to finish my current projects so that I can do this one!

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MNnancy replied on Mon, Feb 11 2013 3:54 PM

Nana:
and have a quilt that when you look at it you will think I would never have tried this if I had seen the pattern first

Well, that certainly is a good teaser for enticing us to sign on!   Can't wait!


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weezee56 replied on Mon, Feb 11 2013 8:27 PM

Thank you for the update. I have been on vacation in Florida, and I will be back by then. I haven't been able to sew since I've been gone. No place to sew on the go. I've miss my Grandson, cat and sewing machine, in that order.

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