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    [QUOTE=MollyBurgess;n891237]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?[/QUOTE]

    It is most likely there was not a #10 foot on the set so the zipper foot was a substitute. I use the #10D on my Bernina 770 with no problem.
    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=groomer;n891228]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.[/QUOTE]

      I have used them and showed them on Show 3001, the overview show for Garden Party Down Under. I find them very slow when there are many of the same size to make. Perfect Circles work better for me.
      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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        I am hoping some of the hand appliquers will see this. I am trying to do the applique without using any non-traditional materials, just scissors, needle, thread. Does anyone have any tips on the 5/32" circles? I've looked at some instructions from Becky Goldsmith and Liuxin Newman. How do you do it? I am tracing the circles with a ruler and pencil and cutting with a 3/16, more or less, allowance.

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        • soniasimone commented
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          I would try a cardboard template, then use the "perfect circles" method. You could experiment with doing it as a "yo-yo" with no template inside, but that seems really fiddly with a small circle. But it might work.

          You could also go around twice (or maybe three times) to get it as round as possible.

        I finished my grapes at lunch today. I seriously doubted I could do these. LOL, I almost used buttons. I'm glad I tried, because it wasn't THAT bad. Question: Do I remove the gathering string? Snip it? Tuck it in? That darn string is giving me anxiety. lol

        Also, I fussy cut my flowers and I've pleased with the results.
        Last edited by Shannon K.; 01-21-2022, 01:22 PM. Reason: edited for typo

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        • Barbara B. commented
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          Leave the gathering string, just clip it off once the berry is finished so it doesn’t come out from behind the berry. Nice job.

        Barbara……I just made my first of 4 side triangle borders After working to get the points correct along both long sides…..I wondered if it would be easier for me to foundation paper piece Irene’s pattern which is only concerned with the background points. I understand I’ll need to extend one of the sides of her triangles for stitching. I wanted to run that by you as I don’t have much experience with fpp and appreciate your help. (Btw, thanks for all you do).

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          [QUOTE=Lahoefer;n891414]Barbara……I just made my first of 4 side triangle borders After working to get the points correct along both long sides…..I wondered if it would be easier for me to foundation paper piece Irene’s pattern which is only concerned with the background points. I understand I’ll need to extend one of the sides of her triangles for stitching. I wanted to run that by you as I don’t have much experience with fpp and appreciate your help. (Btw, thanks for all you do). [/QUOTE]

          I suppose you could FPP Irene's border, extending the line to the outside edge. Not sure it would be any easier, the process is the same. It would create just a bit of "breathing space" along the outside edges, since the colored triangle points would not go all the way to the outside edge. But there would be a visible seam on the background in that space.

          Try it to see if you like that method better. I haven't ever seen this kind of border FPP that way.
          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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            My version of the 2022 TQS BOM cover. You are welcome to share.
            Best wishes,
            Mike
            Last edited by Mike E.; 01-26-2022, 08:52 PM.

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              Can I do raw edge appliqué on this quilt?

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                [[email protected];n891564]Can I do raw edge appliqué on this quilt?[/QUOTE]

                Sure. The same steps as for turned edge, just do raw edge instead.
                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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                  Does anyone have a source for an 1/8 inch bias tape maker?

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                    [QUOTE=MikeBlueEarth;n891610]Does anyone have a source for an 1/8 inch bias tape maker?[/QUOTE]

                    The one I know of is Karen K Buckley's Perfect Stems--not a bias tape maker like the Clover 1/4" tape maker, but a plastic bar that makes a 1/8" stem.
                    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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                      For the circles, whether large or tiny, since there is no fusible inside, should we use a stabilizer behind the piece for machine stitching? If so, what kind? Is anyone machine stitching those tiny circles, and is it easy to do?

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                        [[email protected];n891705]For the circles, whether large or tiny, since there is no fusible inside, should we use a stabilizer behind the piece for machine stitching? If so, what kind? Is anyone machine stitching those tiny circles, and is it easy to do?[/QUOTE]

                        Great question. I didn't need any thing behind the circles as they are thick with the gathered seam allowance behind them.

                        Machine stitching those TINY circles is slow and tedious--stitch, pivot, stitch, pivot, etc. It would probably be just as fast to stitch them by hand--you decide. The larger circles went more quickly for me--stitch, stitch, stitch, pivot, etc.
                        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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                        • Connie H. commented
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                          Thank you Barbara! Those tiny circles scare me!

                        New to the "PARTY". I just got all my fabric pulled/purchased. I know it has been suggested we wash everything. I always wash and starch my fabric before I quilt. My question: Do I starch for this project as well? I would feel better about it, is there any reason not to starch?
                        Becky Jo

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                          [[email protected];n891709]New to the "PARTY". I just got all my fabric pulled/purchased. I know it has been suggested we wash everything. I always wash and starch my fabric before I quilt. My question: Do I starch for this project as well? I would feel better about it, is there any reason not to starch?[/QUOTE]

                          There could be a reason not to starch. Most of the fabric will be used for appliques. Try a small sample of starched fabric, starched as you usually like, and prepare and applique a couple shapes from Month 1--a circle and a leaf, for example. If you get good results with starched fabric on the curves and are happy with it, you will know it's OK to starch. I would find it difficult to get smooth edges with starched fabric but I don't typically work with starched fabrics. Try it to see what works best for you.
                          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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