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Re: 'Wot RoTT' exchange 05 Jan 2012 17:40 #73195

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I sent an e-mail to Rosemary. I want to be in on this exchange. Can't wait to get started. I will have to go back over the posts and see what colors have been chosen already. I will post when I decide.
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Re: 'Wot RoTT' exchange 05 Jan 2012 17:25 #73193

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My colourway will be blue! My favourite thus the most abundant in my meager stash. This is fun and what a great way to start off 2012!
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Re: 'Wot RoTT' exchange 05 Jan 2012 17:17 #73192

Count me in!! I am sooooo happy with my half square triangle top, that is just awaiting borders now... and I love looking at it and knowing how many of you provided triangles.

My colourway - Purple!!

And like everyone else, thanks Margo - you made this seem possible... I have many nights of my teenage son working and I now believe I can do this and get it posted in time :D .
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Re: 'Wot RoTT' exchange 05 Jan 2012 16:47 #73190

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Fantastica, Margo! Thank you so much for the detailed explanation with pictures--makes my life easier since just about everything here is new to me.
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Re: 'Wot RoTT' exchange 05 Jan 2012 16:14 #73185

Marvellous Margo, thank you so much for the step by step with photos. My addled brain couldn't figure it out. I am really looking forward to getting back at the weekend and diving into the stash :D
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Re: 'Wot RoTT' exchange 05 Jan 2012 15:01 #73173

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DebbieWolf wrote:
Margo,
That is the center medallion block I made for the Round Robin that my quilt bee is doing this year. I made four 12x12 appliqued flower blocks, quartered & mixed them up, then sewed them into a block with four fractured flowers. That was a lot of fun and I can't wait to see how the rest of the quilt looks when everyone is done with it. This is my first experience with a Round Robin and I'm somewhat nervous about working on everyone else's quilts. Pressure, pressure, pressure!!!

Sounds like fun! I'm glad to see you on the Wot RoTT forum!! :D


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Re: 'Wot RoTT' exchange 05 Jan 2012 14:58 #73171

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Margo,
That is the center medallion block I made for the Round Robin that my quilt bee is doing this year. I made four 12x12 appliqued flower blocks, quartered & mixed them up, then sewed them into a block with four fractured flowers. That was a lot of fun and I can't wait to see how the rest of the quilt looks when everyone is done with it. This is my first experience with a Round Robin and I'm somewhat nervous about working on everyone else's quilts. Pressure, pressure, pressure!!!

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."...quote courtesy of Dr. Seuss
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Re: 'Wot RoTT' exchange 05 Jan 2012 14:39 #73168

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DebbieWolf wrote:
Dear Margo...you are always so wonderful to post pictures and detailed directions for us. It's makes life so much simplier that way.
Thank you for taking the time to do the show & tell. :D

Glad to help Debbie! What's that quilt you are holding in the new profile photo???


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Re: 'Wot RoTT' exchange 05 Jan 2012 14:01 #73164

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Dear Margo...you are always so wonderful to post pictures and detailed directions for us. It's makes life so much simplier that way.
Thank you for taking the time to do the show & tell. :D

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."...quote courtesy of Dr. Seuss
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Re: 'Wot RoTT' exchange 05 Jan 2012 12:14 #73159

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heartnsoulquilts wrote:
I like your extra amount on the two sides Margo! I happen to sew with a scant 1/4" so my strip sets come out a smidge over, so I can square them up to 4 1/2" after pressing.

Bottom line here is: These are fun and easy to make!!

ABSOLUTELY!! :D


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Re: 'Wot RoTT' exchange 05 Jan 2012 11:54 #73157

I like your extra amount on the two sides Margo! I happen to sew with a scant 1/4" so my strip sets come out a smidge over, so I can square them up to 4 1/2" after pressing.

Bottom line here is: These are fun and easy to make!!
Michelle Wyman
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Re: 'Wot RoTT' exchange 05 Jan 2012 11:43 #73156

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Reetzbobeetz wrote:
We use front-loading automatic washing machines here and usually the fabric comes out of the machine in a tangled mess. So what I am wondering is this, does anyone know if that thing of cutting a tiny corner off the fabric will prevent this and or will hand washing do instead? Margo and Michelle, thanks for the details of how you are doing it. I know that they will come in useful when I get back on Sunday. Rita.

Rita, I just put my "chunky" cuts into a couple of lingerie bags. I still had some tangles (trimming the corners may have helped that), but at least they weren't all twisted and knotted together.


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Re: 'Wot RoTT' exchange 05 Jan 2012 11:40 #73154

We use front-loading automatic washing machines here and usually the fabric comes out of the machine in a tangled mess. So what I am wondering is this, does anyone know if that thing of cutting a tiny corner off the fabric will prevent this and or will hand washing do instead? Margo and Michelle, thanks for the details of how you are doing it. I know that they will come in useful when I get back on Sunday. Rita.
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Re: 'Wot RoTT' exchange 05 Jan 2012 11:34 #73153

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Each seam was pressed OPEN before adding more strips. It helps to use a hot dry iron and lift the seam up in front of the point to get a crisply pressed seam.
Pressing the seam allowances open distributes the bulk better on these narrow strips. After all the seams are pressed open, I gave the whole unit a good press with lots of steam to get everything nice and flat and straight.

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I used a 4-1/2" wide ruler to trim one side of each unit 3/4" from the last seam, then made sure the other side was trimmed exactly 4-1/2" from the first cut.
I used a 3-1/2" wide ruler to cut the individual units, keeping the fabric straight on the cutting mat and being sure the edges were squared.

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I was able to cut 11 "reel" units from each assembled set of strips, and got it all done before noon today! WHOO-HOO!! :D

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