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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: Half-size measurements

Re: Half-size measurements 27 Jan 2014 17:37 #114909

PosyP wrote:
Andree, after stitching your batiks you could try putting a drop of water on the stitching holes and giving it a small circular rub - I have found that usually quite good for closing up stitch marks.
I'll try that tonight! Thanks!

Andrée
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Re: Half-size measurements 27 Jan 2014 16:21 #114907

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Andree, after stitching your batiks you could try putting a drop of water on the stitching holes and giving it a small circular rub - I have found that usually quite good for closing up stitch marks.


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Re: Half-size measurements 27 Jan 2014 15:44 #114904

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Has anyone that is attempting the half size version of the BOM decided on the size of the blanket stitch for the applique letters ?
I just can't decide on what looks good :?
I'm still playing with my Janome... But since the letters are narrow, and mine are done with batiks, I want to be able to use a fine needle - I'm looking for a 60wt thread, or even finer thread (100wt silk maybe)... I have to buy online, since there is nothing of that in my area... :( I tryed the double blanket stitch with Aurifil mako 50 wt cotton, but I found it is too bulky, and make too big holes (80 needle). And I also tryed with single blanket stitch, and didn't like the result - again, because of the holes it made.
As soon as I find my "recipe", i'll let you know.

Andrée
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Re: Half-size measurements 27 Jan 2014 15:10 #114903

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Has anyone that is attempting the half size version of the BOM decided on the size of the blanket stitch for the applique letters ?
I just can't decide on what looks good :?
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Re: Half-size measurements 19 Jan 2014 11:47 #114658

Great! The more the merrier!

Andrée
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Re: Half-size measurements 19 Jan 2014 11:06 #114657

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I kept saying I am not playing this year but Andree's directions and pic were so great I thought why not so I went looking in my stash and burned the gift certificate I got for Christmas and got enough to make full size. I can't resist temptation for quilting or chocolate. Joan
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Re: Half-size measurements 11 Jan 2014 18:15 #114401

I decided to half size mine too! I bought the kit so I'm planning on making two half-sized. I am also hand appliquéing the letters and adding bits of wool here and there. We'll see how it goes - I'm excited! The Army Star block was a bit of a challenge but the other two weren't so bad. I'm having fun!
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Re: Half-size measurements 10 Jan 2014 11:08 #114357

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RicaWil wrote:
I really love the new BOM, but I'm feeling kinda lost since it didn't take weeks to complete. So....I think I'm gonna do one using Andree's half size directions. And I'm gonna copy Dorothy's pink version because my Granddaughter will love it on her bedroom wall.

There, I have more BOM sewing to do, I feel better :D

Erica
Three BOM's - in one year :shock: :shock: I'm still trying to get back to 2009 :oops:


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Re: Half-size measurements 10 Jan 2014 10:32 #114356

Andree,
I also have EQ, so I printed one from there. But thank you for asking!

Erica
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Re: Half-size measurements 10 Jan 2014 08:57 #114353

RicaWil wrote:
I really love the new BOM, but I'm feeling kinda lost since it didn't take weeks to complete. So....I think I'm gonna do one using Andree's half size directions. And I'm gonna copy Dorothy's pink version because my Granddaughter will love it on her bedroom wall.

There, I have more BOM sewing to do, I feel better :D

Erica
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Re: Half-size measurements 10 Jan 2014 05:03 #114343

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RicaWil wrote:
I really love the new BOM, but I'm feeling kinda lost since it didn't take weeks to complete. So....I think I'm gonna do one using Andree's half size directions. And I'm gonna copy Dorothy's pink version because my Granddaughter will love it on her bedroom wall.

There, I have more BOM sewing to do, I feel better :D

Erica

:lol: :lol: :lol: You GO, Erica! :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Half-size measurements 10 Jan 2014 00:33 #114336

I really love the new BOM, but I'm feeling kinda lost since it didn't take weeks to complete. So....I think I'm gonna do one using Andree's half size directions. And I'm gonna copy Dorothy's pink version because my Granddaughter will love it on her bedroom wall.

There, I have more BOM sewing to do, I feel better :D

Erica
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Re: Half-size measurements 09 Jan 2014 15:53 #114328

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Andrée,
your directions and photos are great. Thank you! I have not yet decided to play, but if I do, I would like to go with the smaller version! :D

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Re: Half-size measurements 09 Jan 2014 11:06 #114304

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Andree,

Awesome instructions! Thank you....

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Troutdale, OR
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