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Marie replied on Tue, Nov 13 2012 11:08 AM | Locked

Thanks Karla, I bought it on Amazon along with one of Jennifer Chiaverini's, Elm Creek books.

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Spudgrandma replied on Tue, Nov 13 2012 11:31 AM | Locked

Karla, both of your quilts are very pretty...great job.

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Spudgrandma replied on Tue, Nov 13 2012 11:34 AM | Locked

Pat, I love both your quilt and the wall hanging. They will both be loved.

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Spudgrandma replied on Tue, Nov 13 2012 11:35 AM | Locked

Joe:
Also I bought a bolt of muslin at JoAnn with a 60% off coupon, and thinking hard about that roll of batting.

I say go for it Joe :)

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Ramona replied on Tue, Nov 13 2012 12:17 PM | Locked

Karla,

I love the pinwheel quilt! It's just striking with vibrant colors. The pattern is really neat. What is the name of it. I like how the blocks link together.  Both quilts are so nice. Great job!!

 Sorry, I now see where you posted the name of the pattern. Whoops.

I love it!

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Ramona replied on Tue, Nov 13 2012 12:18 PM | Locked

Pat,

That little butterfly quilt is adorable. The butterfly flannel on the back would work great I'm sure. Seems the kids all love flannel these days.

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Ramona replied on Tue, Nov 13 2012 12:20 PM | Locked

Karla,

I hadn't seen the full view of the patriotic quilt until now. Oh my goodness that is fantastic. I love the layout.  Beautiful quilt!

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Marie replied on Tue, Nov 13 2012 5:36 PM | Locked

Ramona, I bought the book "JElly Roll Dreams" that Karla mentioned that pattern is in, from Amazon today, I love it as well.  Thought it would make a bright cheerful crib quilt for my expected GGS.

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Marie replied on Tue, Nov 13 2012 5:45 PM | Locked

Pat, I love both your quilts.  The butterfly one is so sweet and your granddaughter is going to love it especially with the flannel backing.  How about a star that you could pin on for the tree top.  

Gini, where are you?  Pat needs some appliqueing hints.

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Pat Lancaster replied on Tue, Nov 13 2012 8:00 PM | Locked

I did work on a quilt and now I'm trrying to decide the next step. I have to piece the batting. I will have a 100 inch seam in the batting. Would it be best to zig zag the two pieces together or get a roll of the tape that is advertised for holding the batting together. If I zig zag can I leave the edges straight or do I need to make them curvy? Do I overlap it or just butt the edges together? Do I need someone to come hold my hand? LOL

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Ramona replied on Tue, Nov 13 2012 8:26 PM | Locked

Thanks Silverfox,

Going to check it out!

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Ramona replied on Tue, Nov 13 2012 8:31 PM | Locked

Pat,

I have sewn together batting on several occasions. I just make sure that the edges I am joining are straight. I do a wide and long zig zag and just butt them together. I do not overlap. It has always worked out great for me. 

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Mimi replied on Tue, Nov 13 2012 8:34 PM | Locked

Pat Lancaster:
I'm trrying to decide the next step

Hi Pat,

I'm no expert by any means but I really like the tape.  It seems to hold fast and it's strong.  But I've never pieced a 100" seam of batting.  If you go slowly you'll probably not be able to see where you've joined the pieces.  Good luck with your next step.  Do what you think is best for you.

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MNnancy replied on Tue, Nov 13 2012 10:52 PM | Locked

I did work on a quilt even though I was stuck in a doctor's waiting room for most of the day.   Who was it that warned me that snipping the edges of a rag quilt was the worst part of its construction.  You were SO right!  I was undergoing the Mohs procedure for skin cancer today, and I knew I'd have an hour+ wait for lab results after each excision, so finishing the rag quilt there seemed like the perfect way to kill time.  There were four excisions, so that was nearly five hours of waiting, and that still wasn't enough time to finish snipping that quilt.  Boy, did I leave a mess on the waiting room carpet!

So thanks, someone, for the warning about the tediousness of rag quilt snipping.  Next time, give me a warning to wear sun screen!

Tomorrow I'll be at another doctor for cheek reconstruction, but I don't think there will be any waiting room time.

 


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Patti replied on Tue, Nov 13 2012 10:57 PM | Locked

MNnancy:
So thanks, someone, for the warning about the tediousness of rag quilt snipping.

I saw this line and the photo first before reading the rest.  and I thought "Wow, she must have been looking real close and snipping fast to get her cheek! "

Patti

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