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Join us on a new 12-month quilting journey as we bring you a fabulous quilt designed especially for TQS by Sarah Vedeler. Sedona Star is a spectacular medallion quilt that features a beautiful center star surrounded by a charming array of appliqué elements.

Each month we will provide a photo and detailed directions for a portion of the quilt, as well as full-size patterns. Sedona Star finishes at approximately 88” x 88” inches. One version features a total of sixteen different print fabrics, including colorful shades of blue, pink, purple, yellow, red and gold; however, Sarah is providing another alternative color option and instructions for each month as well. Fabric kits for both colorways area available in limited quantities through the TQS Shoppe.
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Re: monthly official size 24 Jan 2012 10:39 #74626

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Margo wrote:
For what it's worth, I really like the term "sewist" instead of "sewer"!! Thanks Lisa!
Personally I prefer the term "stitcher", "sewist" just seems clunky to my ears/tongue. But that said "sewist" is definitley better than "sewer" I mean, who wants to be described as a load of mucky drains? :roll:

As a young bride we were renting the upstairs of a a double house. Soon after we moved there I was SO excited to find a notice at the door about a sewer meeting!!! Reading a little further on I realized it was about sewers, not sewing. That was disappointing.

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Re: monthly official size 24 Jan 2012 10:21 #74622

kfstitcher wrote:
PosyP wrote:
Margo wrote:
For what it's worth, I really like the term "sewist" instead of "sewer"!! Thanks Lisa!
Personally I prefer the term "stitcher", "sewist" just seems clunky to my ears/tongue. But that said "sewist" is definitley better than "sewer" I mean, who wants to be described as a load of mucky drains? :roll:

As a young bride we were renting the upstairs of a a double house. Soon after we moved there I was SO excited to find a notice at the door about a sewer meeting!!! Reading a little further on I realized it was about sewers, not sewing. That was disappointing.

Okay now that seriously made me laugh!
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Re: monthly official size 24 Jan 2012 10:14 #74620

Yes!! I like to refer to those as Eureka moments. :) . I will try to be more clear in my responses too. Sometimes it is hard for me to find the words for what I'm trying to say and I apologize for that!
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Re: monthly official size 24 Jan 2012 09:46 #74616

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PosyP wrote:
Margo wrote:
For what it's worth, I really like the term "sewist" instead of "sewer"!! Thanks Lisa!
Personally I prefer the term "stitcher", "sewist" just seems clunky to my ears/tongue. But that said "sewist" is definitley better than "sewer" I mean, who wants to be described as a load of mucky drains? :roll:

As a young bride we were renting the upstairs of a a double house. Soon after we moved there I was SO excited to find a notice at the door about a sewer meeting!!! Reading a little further on I realized it was about sewers, not sewing. That was disappointing.
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Re: monthly official size 24 Jan 2012 09:22 #74614

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I did use a combination of both paper and stabilizer for the construction of my top. I used regular paper for the circular star sections of months 3,4 and 5 and stabilizer for the frames to those blocks. The reason I did this is that the whole point of using the stabilizer is that it is flexible, whereas paper is not which makes the circular sewing much, much easier. However, with the circular star sections of the blocks, you don't need them to flex as the frame will be the part that you fit to that circle. Am I making any sense here?!
Another light bulb moment for me :D I honestly thought you were interchanging the words stabilizer and paper. Now it is all very clear to me that you really are using each word independently . It also didn't click until this morning as I was reading that you have made this quilt. (It's a head injury 8) as I fell last week and hit my head real hard on the pavement) So from now on when you speak/type I will listen very carefully. I do have both the correct stabilizer and paper, depending on how things do or do not fit together I may need to redo the first three templates again but I won't feel bad about it. The fourth measured perfect and I'm not too worried about them. Thank you so much for your patience and input
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Re: monthly official size 24 Jan 2012 09:20 #74613

I have not been able to start yet :( I have all the fabric and everything downloaded. I have both paper and Stable Stuff...which should I use?
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Re: monthly official size 23 Jan 2012 16:29 #74573

It is true that once you remove the stabilizer, your entire quilt top will lay fatter and press better which will help with measurements. But that doesn't mean you should remove the stabilizer to find out! :) If you'd like to remove the stabilizer only from your seam allowance to get a better press, that would be okay.
That said, I did use a combination of both paper and stabilizer for the construction of my top. I used regular paper for the circular star sections of months 3,4 and 5 and stabilizer for the frames to those blocks. The reason I did this is that the whole point of using the stabilizer is that it is flexible, whereas paper is not which makes the circular sewing much, much easier. However, with the circular star sections of the blocks, you don't need them to flex as the frame will be the part that you fit to that circle. Am I making any sense here?!
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Re: monthly official size 23 Jan 2012 15:38 #74570

Hi, mine also came out at 16 3/4 even though my templates were to graph, I was extremely careful to stitch everything on the line etc. using 50 thread etc. I think that it is in the stabilizer taking up room, I think that the people using paper will be more on getting the measurements right than those of us who are using stabilizer, I love the stabilizer, it worked well for me. I was thinking that I may take off the final border and cut one a little larger, but after reading the posts about the measurements not mattering so much just to have the seam lines, it sort of makes sense. Question if we don't use stabilizer in all of the quilt will that mean that maybe we will have problems down the track with sizing? I am thinking of putting month 1 together using paper to see if this is so, does all of this make sense to anyone else, I would love to hear
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Re: monthly official size 23 Jan 2012 15:23 #74567

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Margo wrote:
For what it's worth, I really like the term "sewist" instead of "sewer"!! Thanks Lisa!
Personally I prefer the term "stitcher", "sewist" just seems clunky to my ears/tongue. But that said "sewist" is definitley better than "sewer" I mean, who wants to be described as a load of mucky drains? :roll:


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Re: monthly official size 23 Jan 2012 14:41 #74559

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Thanks for the input. I'll try. And not fret until next month. I do like the term sewist also
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Re: monthly official size 23 Jan 2012 14:14 #74555

Yes Margo! I never, ever say "sewer"!! :)
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Re: monthly official size 23 Jan 2012 14:10 #74554

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For what it's worth, I really like the term "sewist" instead of "sewer"!! Thanks Lisa!


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Re: monthly official size 23 Jan 2012 14:02 #74553

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I haven't started on my quilt yet, as I am waiting for the kits to be available, but I have been following the forum. I followed suggestions and checked my printer making sure that it is printing accuractely. Lisa's comment that leaving the stabilizer on, which is the way the quilt was designed to be built, will ensure that your quilt will fit together, and seems to make sense. It would seem that each quilt is an individual and the goal wouldn't be to have everyone's quilt have the same measurements. Wouldn't our goal be to have our quilt fit together. If it is square then that would be good. If our circle is a perfect circle, then great! If mine is ultimately 1/2" larger or smaller than yours, why would it matter. Just sayin' or askin'? :)

Thank you grammaterry. I would like to say that paper piecing like regular piecing in that we all do it a little bit differently. Sewing to one side of the sew line or the other, or right through the center of it, is like the difference in using a regular or scan 1/4" seam, which can account for variations in sizes between one sewist and the next. However, paper piecing is also completely different from regular piecing in that you don't actually need a finished size for each step or unit. All you need to know is if you have fabric covering the next month's sew line to give you a proper seam allowance. If you have a proper seam allowance to the outside of your center circle to sew the next month on, then there's no need to fret over a 1/8" different between yours or someone else's. Different sewist's units will be different sizes due to different sewing techniques. I know this isn't the answer that some of you were looking for, but it's the best one that I can give.
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Re: monthly official size 23 Jan 2012 13:44 #74551

I haven't started on my quilt yet, as I am waiting for the kits to be available, but I have been following the forum. I followed suggestions and checked my printer making sure that it is printing accuractely. Lisa's comment that leaving the stabilizer on, which is the way the quilt was designed to be built, will ensure that your quilt will fit together, and seems to make sense. It would seem that each quilt is an individual and the goal wouldn't be to have everyone's quilt have the same measurements. Wouldn't our goal be to have our quilt fit together. If it is square then that would be good. If our circle is a perfect circle, then great! If mine is ultimately 1/2" larger or smaller than yours, why would it matter. Just sayin' or askin'? :)
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