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    Elizabeth, I am having trouble understanding your problem. This photo shows where the grain lines on my blocks are.
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    Thanks Helen. I am concerned about the inner arch I cut… if I didn’t cut on perfect grain it will be too large. I was...
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    Elizabeth, I cut a rectangle 9 wide and 5 tall. That gives me plenty of wiggle
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    I stopped using the silver gel pen after the second month. I really dislike it and I hate that it leaves a shadow when the fabric is turned. By the time I got to month 7, I was using chalk, pencil and a Clover white marking pen (fine), depending on what I was doing. I used pencil to mark my vines, then had to erase the lines when I moved the vines, but at least I could erase the marks. I haven't tossed the silver pen yet, but it's been relegated to the box that I don't get into very often.

    If you have sewing marks from the needle piercing the fabric, sometimes you can use a fingernail to scrape along the hole to get the fabrics to go back to their normal woven alignment. If my fingernails are too short, I'll use anything that is a hard plastic (old credit card, pampered chef plastic scrapers for their stones, or whatever else I can find).

    Linda

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    I am sorry you had trouble with the vines.
    The vines are not in the wrong place. They are as the designer wanted them. Most of us had no problem getting the side border vines to flow around the corners once attached to the quilt. They have to be left free until then. I did not draw lines on those borders until I knew where I wanted them to go.
    Some people drew out their corners on paper to get a pleasant look. I provided lots of answers to questions about my own placement, size of the birds, etc.
    This designer encourages people to be “organic” with the design, perhaps that is why she didn’t give lots of additional guidelines. We have to go with her design as presented.

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    Having the vines in the wrong place on the month seven template IS a big deal because I had to pick out vines that I had sewn down in Month 7 following the lines shown in the month 7 template. This left my silver pen marks and my sewing marks showing when I moved the vines down so that they would cross below the star and not in the star. It would be an easy fix to change the line on that template before other quilters mark their line according to that template. Please correct the template line on the month seven pattern. The quilt is beautiful and so fun, but this was a very frustrating mistake for me.

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    THANK YOU! I did not realize that it was Faultless brand. I can actually order it directly from them. My husband won't be happy that I am buying 2 cans, but they offer flat rate shipping if you buy 2 or more products. I am located in rural Ohio, but I can get to Columbus and Dayton within my 45 mile limit. I've actually been looking at various stores for several months while I've been doing other errands. The locator showed me that only Wal Mart stores within 200 miles of me carry the sizing.

    Linda

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    I am now stopped until I can find more Magic Sizing. I am using Karen Kay Buckley's method for preparing my applique shapes and I've run out. I couldn't find any at any of the local (within 45 miles) grocery, big box or dollar type stores. I ordered some from Amazon and it looks like it might not even have shipped, although I can't get a refund until Saturday if it doesn't show up (was supposed to have been delivered by last Sat but got an email saying there was a delay). I DO NOT want to use starch - I want the sizing.

    Does anyone have any more suggestions on where I should be looking? Do not suggest Wal Mart as I will not set foot in one of those stores and haven't for close to 20 years now. I checked out best press, but that is a starch. I was able to get enough of my shapes done before I ran out that I was able to put my borders on, but I still have to do the last 4 birds/wings plus the leaves at the ends of the stems. And of course, I'm looking at all the pink and purple colored tear drop shapes for next month as well.

    Thanks for any more suggestions on where to look. I was shocked it wasn't at my local Kroger store.

    Linda
    Linda,
    I went to Faultless Magic Sizing website and their store locator. For the town nearest me Coeur d' Alene Idaho, they said it
    was at Albertson, Walgreens, Safeway, and Fred Meyer. You might go to the site and check the store locator for your
    area. You did not mention where you live. Good luck. HelenW

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    I am now stopped until I can find more Magic Sizing. I am using Karen Kay Buckley's method for preparing my applique shapes and I've run out. I couldn't find any at any of the local (within 45 miles) grocery, big box or dollar type stores. I ordered some from Amazon and it looks like it might not even have shipped, although I can't get a refund until Saturday if it doesn't show up (was supposed to have been delivered by last Sat but got an email saying there was a delay). I DO NOT want to use starch - I want the sizing.

    Does anyone have any more suggestions on where I should be looking? Do not suggest Wal Mart as I will not set foot in one of those stores and haven't for close to 20 years now. I checked out best press, but that is a starch. I was able to get enough of my shapes done before I ran out that I was able to put my borders on, but I still have to do the last 4 birds/wings plus the leaves at the ends of the stems. And of course, I'm looking at all the pink and purple colored tear drop shapes for next month as well.

    Thanks for any more suggestions on where to look. I was shocked it wasn't at my local Kroger store.

    Linda

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    No, the bird pattern is finished size.

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    Hi Barbara, I am enjoying this BOM. Thanks for all you do for us quilters. I have a question - does the bird template include 1/4 " for finished applique?

    Linda in East Tn

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    My birds are about 6.5” in both directions, from the top of the pink wing to the bottom of the body, and from the beak to the outer side of the bird body.

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    I am having a bit of an issue. The vine placement is not going to allow my birds to sit on the vine. so it seems I will have to unsew and realign the vines. No big deal -my error
    The birds seem so big for the panel. Yes, I did check the 1" square accuracy. Is the bird to basically fill the the entire space? Just wondering as appliqué is always a. journey. thank you.

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    Bird placement -- I knew I read it somewhere -- found it in Month 7 ask questions here: the middle of the bird is placed 15" from the center of the border on Barbara's quilt. Hope this helps someone else, I feel I have a way to determine if I need to make adjustments in leaves, & vines. Praying for no unsewing!

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    If you can post photos that might help us see your problem. From what you described, it sounds like you might have to move the side border vines a bit once the sides are attached to the middle to get the vines as you like them.

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    OK. I bit the bullet and sewed on the side borders. I am fine on the flow of the vines. I was right up to a couple of the leaves and flowers with my quarter inch seam but it will work. Thank goodness! This is really outside the realm of my normal pieced quilts. But it is beautiful.

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    Thanks Helen for those very useful tips. I like the idea of appliquéing for the preferred method for the fans and curved...
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    Thanks Helen. I am concerned about the inner arch I cut… if I didn’t cut on perfect grain it will be too large. I was...
  • MONTH 2 -- Show Your Progress Here
    Elizabeth, I cut a rectangle 9 wide and 5 tall. That gives me plenty of wiggle
    room. I made a template plastic template...
  • MONTH 2 -- Show Your Progress Here
    I started the outside arches. I cut my background pieces 6 1/2 by 8 1/2 so I have more to hold onto when doing the quilting....
  • MONTH 2 -- Show Your Progress Here
    I was worried that my curves were not matching perfectly. I reworked the ends… who will know unless I say something,,!
  • MONTH 2 -- Show Your Progress Here
    Monique, I love everything about your piece. Your fabrics are beautiful, and very dramatic. You have done a great job with...
  • MONTH 2 -- Show Your Progress Here
    Not sure I understand the question. If this is a double fan, it should measure 4.5" x 8,5" with seam allowances....
  • Show and Tell
    My finished quilt! I actually finished quilting it a few years ago but just added the binding. It was a fun quilt. Hopefully...
  • MONTH 2 -- Show Your Progress Here
    I’m adding another question and want to know if others ran into this… I cut out my outside pieces and was afraid I was...
  • MONTH 2 -- Show Your Progress Here
    Monique, Love, love, love your Africa log cabins. It looks fabulous with the center block. I have lots of BOMs that barely...
  • MONTH 2 -- Show Your Progress Here
    Monique G,
    I like the African/primitive/ethnic direction - so dramatic.
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