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The Quilt Show presents A to Z for Ewe and Me, the latest quilt in prizewinning quilter Janet Stone's 26-quilt alphabet series. Designed exclusively for members of TQS, the 69"x 82" quilt is a playful yet sophisticated sampler. Each letter in the alphabet has its own panel, where it's combined with a related pieced or appliquéd block. Make one for the child in your life, or make one for the child in you!

TOPIC: Here we GOOOOO!! 2014 BOM!!

Re: Here we GOOOOO!! 2014 BOM!! 21 Feb 2014 20:14 #115901

I took a 3 day class last fall with Pat Holly who, as most of you know, does raw-edge appliqué also. Her bobbin thread of choice is Bottom Line. She said that she purchased several of each color shades then uses whichever matches the closest to the top thread that she is using. By doing that, she doesn't have to have a bobbin for every single color of top thread. As long as the shade is close, you will be just fine. I started doing that and am loving it!! Eventually I'll probably have the whole Bottom Line collection :roll: but at least I will always know what kind of thread is in the bobbins I have!!
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Re: Here we GOOOOO!! 2014 BOM!! 21 Feb 2014 10:03 #115896

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quiltea wrote:
So Susan, you're using Magnifico in the bobbin as well as on top? Don't know why I thought I couldn't do that. Good thinking. Thanks again.

Yes, unless another brand seems like a better color!
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Re: Here we GOOOOO!! 2014 BOM!! 21 Feb 2014 09:20 #115895

So Susan, you're using Magnifico in the bobbin as well as on top? Don't know why I thought I couldn't do that. Good thinking. Thanks again.
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Re: Here we GOOOOO!! 2014 BOM!! 21 Feb 2014 06:59 #115890

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I think I'll do the same, Susan. Good thinking!
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Re: Here we GOOOOO!! 2014 BOM!! 20 Feb 2014 22:48 #115885

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I just bit the bullet & filled bobbins with each color we're using. I can't stand a different color peeking up from the bobbin & it seems like no matter how much I lower the upper tension, the issue remains with the blanket stitching. Matching color makes this un-noticeable.

I'm thinking that there's no way we'll use all of any one color throughout the quilt, even filling bobbins as needed.
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Re: Here we GOOOOO!! 2014 BOM!! 20 Feb 2014 21:24 #115883

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quiltea wrote:
Janet, on the show you mentioned that you use Masterpiece thread in the bobbin. Do you try to match all the Magnifico colors that you use on the top, or can you recommend a few neutrals so we don't have to buy so many different spools.

I do use the same or similar color of bobbin thread as the top. Probably any 50 weight cotton would work fine. I just use Masterpiece because I have a lot of it, but I also like Aurifil and YLI. If you want to use a neutral color, I would choose a darker tan for the darker colors and a lighter gray for the lighter colors. Just be sure and test your stitching to make sure the bobbin thread doesn't show on the top.
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Re: Here we GOOOOO!! 2014 BOM!! 20 Feb 2014 15:27 #115863

Janet, on the show you mentioned that you use Masterpiece thread in the bobbin. Do you try to match all the Magnifico colors that you use on the top, or can you recommend a few neutrals so we don't have to buy so many different spools.
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Re: Here we GOOOOO!! 2014 BOM!! 20 Feb 2014 15:02 #115858

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sewkitt23 wrote:
Thank you so much! I was not familiar with your work before this bom but you have quickly become one of my favorite quilters. Your work is just fabulous!!
Aw shucks! You say the nicest things! Thanks so much! :D
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Re: Here we GOOOOO!! 2014 BOM!! 20 Feb 2014 14:38 #115856

Thank you so much! I was not familiar with your work before this bom but you have quickly become one of my favorite quilters. Your work is just fabulous!!
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Re: Here we GOOOOO!! 2014 BOM!! 20 Feb 2014 14:17 #115852

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sewkitt23 wrote:
I am enjoying this BOM so much and can't wait for the next month's pattern!
I was wondering if we could possibly get close up pictures of your stitching around the letters. Your show was
very helpful but each letter presents a little different angle and just seeing the finished stitching up close would
be a huge help. Thank you so much!
I'll see if I have some close up shots on my computer. If not, I'll take some as soon as it gets back from Lancaster. :D
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Re: Here we GOOOOO!! 2014 BOM!! 19 Feb 2014 12:19 #115825

I am enjoying this BOM so much and can't wait for the next month's pattern!
I was wondering if we could possibly get close up pictures of your stitching around the letters. Your show was
very helpful but each letter presents a little different angle and just seeing the finished stitching up close would
be a huge help. Thank you so much!
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Re: Here we GOOOOO!! 2014 BOM!! 12 Jan 2014 08:19 #114407

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Just would like to say thanks so much for taking the time to create such a great pattern that we could use our scraps with and make it personal!!

Thanks so much! I love a scrappy quilt, because I love fabric! I am so excited to see how all the different quilts turn out. :D
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Re: Here we GOOOOO!! 2014 BOM!! 12 Jan 2014 03:32 #114406

janetstone wrote:
Okay, quilters, we have our very own spot on the forum now! I'm so excited! There are a couple new additions to the introduction packet that got posted late,, I'll be checking in regularly between my day job and working on my next quilt. Happy quiltmaking everyone!

Just would like to say thanks so much for taking the time to create such a great pattern that we could use our scraps with and make it personal!!
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Re: Here we GOOOOO!! 2014 BOM!! 07 Jan 2014 21:30 #114228

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