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    Sorry, I couldn’t find another place to ask this question. I’m trying to get ahead a bit as I’ll be away in February. Can you tell me approximately how many inches of stem is used in Block 2?

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      [[email protected];n891143]Sorry, I couldn’t find another place to ask this question. I’m trying to get ahead a bit as I’ll be away in February. Can you tell me approximately how many inches of stem is used in Block 2?[/QUOTE]

      Joanne B, You can get a head start on Block 2 by prepping your dog tooth borders. Barbara said they are the same size.
      If you look at this zoom picture that was posted under feature quilts, you will need 11 on each side. That makes a total of 44.
      Also, You should be able to approximate the amount of bias needed. The dog tooth triangles are 3 inches across the bottom, so that
      makes the area on each side 33 inches.Take off about 4 1/2 inches for the basket areas at end of each border and maybe 4 inches for the flower in the middle. If you look at the dog tooth going down the sides. It looks like 1 and 1/2 for the width
      of the applique area. That would be 4 and 1/2 inches. Using your cutting mat you could use a piece of yarn or ribbon and make
      a gentle curve that looks similar to the picture. Cut the piece off at the end of the curves and then measure. That would be approximate need for one side. I got about 40 inches, then subtract the corner baskets and flowers. Then multiple times 4 for all 4 sides. You could just make one yard per side and be in the ball park. It looks to me like about 15 to 18 inches for each of the 8 vines. This is all just guessing. HelenW
      Last edited by Helen W.; 01-16-2022, 07:10 AM.

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        [QUOTE=joanneb[email protected];n891143]Sorry, I couldn’t find another place to ask this question. I’m trying to get ahead a bit as I’ll be away in February. Can you tell me approximately how many inches of stem is used in Block 2?[/QUOTE]

        There will not be information early for this project. I did give the background cutting sizes so they could be planned for those using The Kit or smaller amounts of their own fabrics. And several times I have said there is about 600” of bias, 400” 1/4”, 200” 1/8. Just make some so you will be ready for Month 2.
        Barbara Black
        Huntsville AL
        https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
        "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

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          Thanks very much!

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            I am having difficulties with getting the print fuse n light to stick. I am using a low heat dry iron and even using a goddess pressing sheet. Suggestions?

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              [[email protected];n891164]I am having difficulties with getting the print fuse n light to stick. I am using a low heat dry iron and even using a goddess pressing sheet. Suggestions?[/QUOTE]

              Increase the heat until it sticks.
              Barbara Black
              Huntsville AL
              https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
              "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

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                Help! The paper peicing dogtooth boarder is driving me nuts! I sew on the paper line, flip over the triangle...and it doesn't cover the space completely. Any advice? It sounds so easy but somehow it's not working smoothly for me.

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                • soniasimone commented
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                  Such a common problem! Barbara's advice will help.
                  I always have to pin the piece and flip it over to make sure I have coverage. Triangles are a little counterintuitive.

                [QUOTE=MickyF;n891171]Help! The paper peicing dogtooth boarder is driving me nuts! I sew on the paper line, flip over the triangle...and it doesn't cover the space completely. Any advice? It sounds so easy but somehow it's not working smoothly for me. [/QUOTE]

                The triangles have to be cut larger than would be needed if doing regular piecing. Did you watch the video and read the Month 1 Part 3 blog—both of those explain how to cut the triangles. To be sure you have the triangle placed correctly, so it will fill the space it needs to fill, try pinning on the line before sewing. Open on the pinned line to check. If it’s OK, sew it. If not, move the triangle, repin and recheck. Angles can be challenging until you figure out where to put the piece.
                Barbara Black
                Huntsville AL
                https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
                "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

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                  [QUOTE=MickyF;n891171]Help! The paper peicing dogtooth boarder is driving me nuts! I sew on the paper line, flip over the triangle...and it doesn't cover the space completely. Any advice? It sounds so easy but somehow it's not working smoothly for me. [/QUOTE]

                  Micky,
                  Barbara's first suggestions of making it bigger is critical. I put an extra 1/4 inch all around my template. See photo. Then the
                  next common problem is that triangles go on at an angle, and you are doing mirror image to the front, so placement needs to
                  be adjusted. If you draw the lines onto the blank side of the paper, you can test it and see if it covers the lines by at least 1/4 inch.
                  See photo two, trace the lines. When you place the fabric on the paper, it must be at least 1/4 inch below where the line starts,
                  because the flip+seam allowance makes it go up that amount. See next two pictures. Once you get the hang of it, it is easy,
                  but angles often give beginners trouble. HelenW

                  CLICK ON PICTURE TO SEE BETTER.
                  Last edited by Helen W.; 01-17-2022, 07:20 AM.

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                    [[email protected];n891183]I am with you Marian. I dove in (very late and recently) and made several mistakes. I am keep on keeping on even though I keep reviewing the videos. They don't seem to be in any kind of sequence. Seek and ye shall find - not really. Is there a way to know which sequence the videos should be watched instead of the hunt and peck way?[/QUOTE]

                    Joan, Their is a number of videos, and it can be confusing. Start with the 3001 Show where Barbara Black explains the whole
                    process. Then watch all 6 videos under Learn BOM Month 1. They explain techniques. Then go to you tube The Quilt Show and look under videos for Barbara Black Live and watch those. Then go to Barbara Black's Blog and read her posts for the past month.
                    Just keep a notebook and write down tips when you see ones you like. Or just read the pattern directions from Irene Blanck and
                    do what she says. HelenW

                    CLICK ON THE PICTURES TO ENLARGE THEM

                    [[email protected];n891183]I am with you Marian. I dove in (very late and recently) and made several mistakes. I am keep on keeping on even though I keep reviewing the videos. They don't seem to be in any kind of sequence. Seek and ye shall find - not really. Is there a way to know which sequence the videos should be watched instead of the hunt and peck way?[/QUOTE]

                    Joan, the first thing you need to do, if you haven't already, is watch show 3001. It is the overview of the quilt and explains a lot.

                    Each month watch the videos that pertain. For Month 1 there is one on hand techniques and one on machine techniques. Watch either if only doing one method.

                    Other videos for Month 1 explain how to use the patterns, how to make stems, etc. They will not be repeated in the future. Watch them before beginning to avoid mistakes. It does not matter what order you watch them in.

                    Finally, I strongly encourage you to read the blogs I post each month--this is how I "teach" steps important for this quilt. For Month 1 there are 3 parts because there is so much information at the start. Each time a blog is posted I post the link on the Forum.

                    Facebook LIVE broadcasts are full of good information. Find them on the main page of 2022 BOM Garden Party Down Under. There are two so far and a new one will be added the first Friday of each month.

                    There is much information at the beginning because many of the skills needed start right from the beginning.

                    Month 2 will have only 1 video and 1 blog. All the information already provided continues to apply.

                    If you are very experienced you could just read the few pages of General Instructions from Irene Blanck and the two pages of instruction she provides for Month 1 construction.


                    Barbara Black
                    Huntsville AL
                    https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
                    "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

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                      Tip for folks doing the appliqué by hand: I have been using the Yoko Saito method for my 1/8" stems. It works very well, and isn't difficult at all. You use a running stitch to secure the strip along one side, then just fold it over and blind stitch down the other side. You can get them very tiny.

                      I know there's also a TQS show that demonstrated this technique, but I can't remember which one it was.

                      It makes more sense to see than to explain, so the best way to find it is to Google "Yoko Saito bias stems" and you'll get a quick YouTube video on it.

                      I'm pretty sure the English interpreter in that video is Priscilla Knoble, who did a TQS show (#1505) with an introduction to Saito-san's work. :)
                      Last edited by soniasimone; 01-17-2022, 04:36 PM. Reason: (fixed typo)
                      Hand piecer, big-stitch quilter, pattern tweaker 

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                        [QUOTE=soniasimone;n891200]Tip for folks doing the appliqué by hand: I have been using the Yoko Saito method for my 1/8" stems. It works very well, and isn't difficult at all. You use a running stitch to secure the strip along one side, then just fold it over and blind stitch down the other side. You can get them very tiny.

                        I know there's also a TQS show that demonstrated this technique, but I can't remember which one it was.

                        It makes more sense to see than to explain, so the best way to find it is to Google "Yoko Saito bias stems" and you'll get a quick YouTube video on it.

                        I'm pretty sure the English interpreter in that video is Priscilla Knoble, who did a TQS show (#1505) with an introduction to Saito-san's work. :)[/QUOTE]

                        Yoko Saito's show is a good one, find it here or by simply typing Yoko Saito in the Search Box at the top of each page here on this website:

                        [URL="https://thequiltshow.com/watch/hand-applique/how-to-make-a-house-block-japanese-style-with-priscilla-knoble"]https://thequiltshow.com/watch/hand-...iscilla-knoble[/URL]

                        Her narrow bias technique starts at about 19 minutes.
                        Last edited by Barbara B.; 01-18-2022, 07:46 AM.
                        Barbara Black
                        Huntsville AL
                        https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
                        "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

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                          Hi all, Has anyone tried applipops to make the small circles for the
                          BOM? I was planning on using the Karen Kay Buckley perfect circles, but it’s too time consuming Thanks.

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                            Has anyone tried to make the 1/8 inch stems on a 9mm Bernina? On the video, Karen K Buckley had tried the #10 foot but then said they had to use a zipper foot instead but did not say why. I am suspecting if you use a Bernina 770 (9mm), the feed dog is too far to the left to move the fabric forward with the #10 foot. So I reverted to my old Bernina (I love it!) 1260 and the feed dogs were closer to the foot so that the fabric would move along. Is there something I am missing?
                            Last edited by Molly B.; 01-18-2022, 09:46 PM.

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