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MNnancy replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 5:03 PM

Pretty fabrics, Janet!  This is going to be lovely!


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Lillie replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 5:21 PM

Janet Hanley:

Maybe if you move the yellow-green in between the green squares and the green diamonds(?), you might like it better. I think it adds a little pop, which is nice.

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Susie replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 7:17 PM

Oh, man...I think I messed up...or will end up with a REALLY large quilt!

I cut all of my FQs into the strips.  So, I have three really large piles of strips...nothing left for border/background.

So...I guess I need to know how much fabric I am going to need for any other cutting that will need to be done before I start stitching...

 

Dang...I so didn't get the instructions well at all.  There is a reason that I try to only use very simple patterns....lol!

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Nana replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 10:29 PM

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I recommend that you find about a 1 1/2 to 2 yd solid that makes your fabrics pop to use as the 2 recommended borders.   I used a mottled black for mine.

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gini replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 10:30 PM

susie, make a scrappy border.  once you get the top made, pick out one of the color in your quilt you want to highlight.  make a skinny border of that color, it doesn't need to be the same material,   then put a scrappy border outside of that.

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gini replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 10:31 PM

i see nana already answered.  out side of the scrappy border you could put a solid like nana suggests.

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ls2116 replied on Thu, Nov 8 2012 1:25 PM

My question is if you could email me a copy of further steps in mq7.  Because I worked out my issues with printer but for some reason after doing the pdf way it says their is compatibility problems?  If you can't I understand but thought I'd ask.

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Can you tell me how much yardage to buy for the backing for this MQ7?  Thanks so much.

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Nana replied on Thu, Nov 8 2012 8:47 PM

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I am sorry but I haven't figured the backing yet.  If you can give me a day or so I will try to estimate for you.    Are you doing 6 rows of 5 blocks?

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Border/background are not yet cut-so my may have 1 LARGE quilt or 2 smaller ones.  Sounds like my pile of cut fabrics-I want to make 2 while I am at it-saves having to go back and cut some more when my ADD brain has already moved on to other things.

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Nana,  gotchya covered for the backing!  Figuring the top to finish around 55' X 66" with all borders (if not doing last border use 1/2 yard less for backing)  I came up with backing requirements (allowing for margins required by most LMQs)  to be 3-1/2 yards.  This would be cut in half crosswise at 1-3/4 yard and a seam sewn to make the piece 65 X 90 and should fit the quilt top.  If you add more blocks you will have to add about 1/2 yard for each row widthwise (length is okay at least one more row).  Any larger tops will have to have the backing figured on an individual basis.  

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Nana replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 9:39 AM

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Thanks for the backing info.  I never figure my backing until I am completely done and ready to quilt.   Lots of quilt tops still in line for that job....LOL>

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Ginny replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 3:30 PM

Okay Nana,  I have a couple of questions for you.   Haven't asked before this as I have been locked out all week.  I am using the tyler twice the charm Quilt kit from MSQC.  There are only 32 2ce the charm strips in it.  There is also 1 1/3 yds of muslin and a 1 yars piece of one of the larger prints that is in the charm package.  Now my question is how is this going to make the quilt given the instructins you have given.-ie- not enough charm strips-32 vs. 40 and 1 yd of the other floral- shouldn't that be 1 1/4 yd.  I am truly confused now and afraid to cut anything til I hear a clarification.       Ginny

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Nana replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 3:50 PM

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If you do the layout using 30 blocks you should have enough.  The large print should be for the 5 1/2 in border.   I haven't done that border yet so I am not sure.  But I know that you will have enough charm strips as you will only need to use 30.   I will have Mandy contact MSQC about the difference in fabric amounts.

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Ginny replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 4:10 PM

Thanks for your help Nana.  At least I can get started with cutting the charm strips.    Ginny

 

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