Discussion and Questions regarding Step 2

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Debbie-do replied on Wed, Apr 10 2013 2:14 PM

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I really, really hope the completed, trimmed 9 patch/strip/9patch sets are 2x5. Otherwise I'm in deep doo-doo.

LOL  You and me both!  I did the math many times before the rotary cutter came out!!

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Debbie-do replied on Wed, Apr 10 2013 2:16 PM

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I guess I missed something.  I havent heard of a shape cutter either.... what is it??? I bet I need it.  Tell me more, tell me more.

Donna, check this out...  http://www.junetailor.com/shapecutvideo.htm

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Peggy replied on Wed, Apr 10 2013 2:16 PM

Thank you.. when I went back and measured I realized they were closer to 5" not 6".. ready to continue with trimming and then I will post.. thanks again!!

 

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MNnancy replied on Wed, Apr 10 2013 4:52 PM

Here they are - (after trimming) they measure exactly 2"x5".  Love it!

....Gosh, the site is slow again today!

Hey, Leslie, how are you doing?  Catching up yet?  I want to see our twin quilts. Or wait, was that Elaine with the other red & cream?


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Donna replied on Wed, Apr 10 2013 5:20 PM

oh yes I have one of those,  I use it to cut the fringe on rag quilts.

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Michelle replied on Wed, Apr 10 2013 5:39 PM

I used one at a quilt guild in Arizonia and have been looking since them for one. Finally found one in Al at a small quilt store out of Birmingham. Bought 2, with different size cuts. One at every 1/2 inch the other at every 1/4 inch. Love them!!!   The material stays put and you can cut from either direction when laying your material. I just finished  cutting out 3 quilts today for an upcoming retreat. It's almost as fast as the accu-cut. 

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Nana replied on Wed, Apr 10 2013 6:08 PM

Everyones blocks are looking so pretty.   These are going to be some beautiful quilts.

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Angele replied on Wed, Apr 10 2013 8:38 PM

Jlh I think your granddaughter did a fantastic job on her log cabin blocks.  She looks like she is having so much fun!

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Angele replied on Wed, Apr 10 2013 8:57 PM

Now I really need to finish cutting my step 2 and get my pieces sewn together. Everyone's blocks really look great!  I do love to work on a mystery quilt.  It brings me out of my comfort zone.

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Nana, I'm glad you finally found your router, or whatever you were missing. I have missed seeing you on here.

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MNnancy replied on Wed, Apr 10 2013 10:43 PM

Say, Nana, do you suppose you should re-title this thread Q&A for Steps 2 & 3?  Maybe someone is wondering where to post questions for Step 3?


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ls2116 replied on Wed, Apr 10 2013 11:52 PM

I've started making the tiny 9 patch and machine is chewing top edge any suggestions?  Also this is smallest piecing i've ever done.

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MNnancy replied on Thu, Apr 11 2013 12:00 AM

Make sure your needle is sharp.  Start with a leader - a scrap of fabric folded over once - sew on it first before feeding in your first 9-patch and then chain the rest.  It might help to switch to a straight stitch throat plate that has only a small hole instead of a wider hole if you have such a thing.  Even though the pieces are small, we are still sewing a basic 1/4-inch seam, so hopefully it won't prove to be too difficult.


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Nana replied on Thu, Apr 11 2013 9:00 AM

Nancy

I had thought the same thing but can not seem to find a way to change the name of the thread.   Maybe I am having brain freeze but still can't seem to fiqure out how to change the title of the thread....LOL>

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Nana replied on Thu, Apr 11 2013 9:01 AM

ls2116:

I've started making the tiny 9 patch and machine is chewing top edge any suggestions?  Also this is smallest piecing i've ever done.

 

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I recommend using a leader to start sewing if your machine is chewing the edge.   That seems to work best for me.   Also make sure your needle is good and sharp.

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