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QCA Admin Posted: Mon, Feb 11 2013 7:25 AM | Locked

Hello,

Because this thread is so popular, and it gets so many replies which can sometimes cause performance issues, we will continually add new "versions."

The last post of Did you work on a quilt today? #6 is here.

The original thread was started on October 17, 2009 by Althea.

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Debbie-do replied on Mon, Feb 11 2013 7:29 AM | Locked

I got locked out of the last thread trying to compliment your Maxine quilt, Michelle!  You did a great job.  Is Minky hard to sew with?

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Michelle replied on Mon, Feb 11 2013 7:54 AM | Locked

Thanks Debbie!  I don't think it's hard at all. I'm careful putting the stretch going side to side or east-west as someone said prior. Then I usually don't put the clamps in the sides of my long arm. That way it stays true. It is very forgiving on ANY mistakes! And the back always looks great. I'll take a picture today of the back. 

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Marie replied on Mon, Feb 11 2013 9:45 AM | Locked

Michelle, your Maxine quilt is really nice and your quilting is great!  Thanks for the east/ west for the stretch on the minky info.  I thought I read that in one of the threads.

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Michelle replied on Mon, Feb 11 2013 10:02 AM | Locked

Here's a pic of the backing. It's plain green minky, the minky has small "bubbles" on it. Not sure what to call those. Feels like bubble wrap. It loves to be quilted on. Any good ideas on taking pictures of your quilts for a quilt journal ?

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Nana replied on Mon, Feb 11 2013 10:18 AM | Locked

Marie

The direction of the stretch is important when having it quilted on a longarm.   If you are doing your own quilting on a DSM it doesn't matter which way the stretch goes because the whole quilt is pinned or something before you start your quilting.

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gini replied on Mon, Feb 11 2013 10:18 AM | Locked

debbie , love mixing minke, flannel, and regular cotton in baby quilts to give them textures.  it quilts up beautifully

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gini replied on Mon, Feb 11 2013 10:20 AM | Locked

debbie i love mixing minke, flannel and regular cotton in baby quilts for the texture it gives.   it quilts up beautifully.   it slips a bit when piecing, but i just pin it when it doesn't co-operate. 

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gini replied on Mon, Feb 11 2013 10:20 AM | Locked

i see we have cybergremlins today. 

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MNnancy replied on Mon, Feb 11 2013 3:50 PM | Locked

Not seeing those gremlins this afternoon.  What did you spy?

Never mind - I see your double post.


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Debbie-do replied on Mon, Feb 11 2013 5:05 PM | Locked

Michelle:

Perfect timing finishing this quilt last night with the way temps dropped today!  I love the way the back looks.  I always have to pet the minky when I pass it in a store :o)

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Kris replied on Mon, Feb 11 2013 6:05 PM | Locked

Michelle:
I finished up my Maxine quilt today. Has Minky on the back, sooo soft! I used this one to practice a different quilting pattern on each block. 

I love it Michelle. Nice work.

 

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Bonita replied on Mon, Feb 11 2013 10:32 PM | Locked

Michelle, love your Maxine quilt and the backing is so pretty. I used Minky on the back for the one I made DGD. Makes it so soft.

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Ms MoomMist replied on Tue, Feb 12 2013 8:44 AM | Locked

Not yet today, but going to continue on my Sugar Block Club by Amy Gibson. Yesterday, I finished my February Crafsy BOM block. This is my year to do the quilting on all my finished quilt tops, but I must quit starting new ones lol!

Happy Lincoln's Birthday! Happy Fat Tuesday, eat lots!

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Have a fabulous Quilting Day!

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Angele replied on Tue, Feb 12 2013 11:06 AM | Locked

Michelle I agree your Maxine quilt is soooo cute! I love Maxine's great sense of humor! Your quilting on it looks very good too.

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