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In 2010, TQS will treat you to not one, but two Sue Garman Block-of-the-Month quilts! Both quilts--one applique and one pieced--are bright and cheery, sure to be showstoppers on a bed or wall. Once again, Sue will offer lots of instruction and tips along with the patterns. Be ready: This is "the year of quilting" as Sue helps you enliven your quilts with many quilting options.

Don't miss out on the fun and learning available to you through the TQS BOM quilting community. Click here for the fabric requirements so you can be ready when we launch both patterns on January 1, 2010. (Word to the wise: We sold out our 2009 BOM quilts quickly, so be sure to get your 2010 kit(s) early by visiting the TQS Shoppe.) We are very excited to offer you this opportunity and look forward to you seeing your work as the year progresses.

TOPIC: January 2010

06 Feb 2010 15:20 #43250

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I try to just starch a little more fabric than I intend to use, and what's left over is usually too small to save.

However, I have saved some larger pieces, and so far have not had an issue with critters getting in the fabric that I am aware of. I hope that statement doesn't come back to haunt me! :roll:


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Using starch 06 Feb 2010 13:42 #43243

Margo, I have just looked at your tutorials, they are full of good ideas. Thanks! I like the way you apply your starch and let it dry overnight. I go back and forth about whether to starch or not to starch. As a novice quilter the starch helps me keep control of the fabric but I worry about leaving the starch in the scraps. Do you leave it in or wash it out? I'm concerned about little critters being attracted to the starch or having permanent creases if I throw the scraps into the bin (I'm not exactly neat). Thanks for any insight you may have.

Sarah
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31 Jan 2010 21:08 #43062

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Michelle, if you only add one row (two star blocks/three Irish Chain blocks) the end would look really off balanced. You would probably like the look better if you add two rows; an additional 5 star blocks and 5 Irish Chains plus all the extra border pieces.


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Planning Ahead 31 Jan 2010 20:18 #43059

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I'm planning on making a queen size quilt so I've been trying to plan what my quilt will look like. I'm thinking of adding another row to the middle. Do you think it would be more balanced if I added two rows?
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31 Jan 2010 18:36 #43057

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Just like everyone to know that the frustration for me is that it is already the first of the month here in OZ 11;30am and I have to wait till the you guys over there hit the 1st before i can get instructions 'no fair'. to make matters worse today is a day of for me. Oh dear I must live in the wrong hemishere!!!!
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05 Jan 2010 07:41 #41959

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rondie wrote:
kazzy wrote:
Hi Rondie

I haven't decided if I will do this BOM. I am almost finished the 2009 one (hopefully I'll get it finished today) - and I have a couple of projects I need to get done before I could start it. So I probably will - but I won't be starting it in January.

Karen - Newcastle, NSW

Its good to now that there are some other Aussies on TQS

Hey Rondie!
If you will click on "COMMUNITY" on the purple bar at the top of the page, then click "search", "find a member", and select "Australia" from the drop-down menu, you will see that there are a LOT of Aussies here! Have fun!


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05 Jan 2010 05:33 #41952

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kazzy wrote:
Hi Rondie

I haven't decided if I will do this BOM. I am almost finished the 2009 one (hopefully I'll get it finished today) - and I have a couple of projects I need to get done before I could start it. So I probably will - but I won't be starting it in January.

Karen - Newcastle, NSW

Its good to now that there are some other Aussies on TQS
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04 Jan 2010 08:07 #41890

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Episode 601 (with Jinny Beyer) is wonderful! At the beginning of the episode Alex and Ricky share some great tips for constructing flying geese units that are applicable to our Crazy Star blocks!


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Re: viewing posts 03 Jan 2010 17:59 #41841

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Dear Margo,

Thanks for your explanation. It does take a little getting used to moving between the various pages. I am already becoming familiar with things.
Lou
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03 Jan 2010 16:34 #41823

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Please be sure to read this post about Sue Garman:

[url]forum/index[/url]


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Re: viewing posts 03 Jan 2010 06:50 #41788

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lou19 wrote:
Margo,

I am learning how to use the forum and how to view posts. I cannot see the 3 posts relating to the 2 white 5-1/2 squares. Have they been deleted?

Just interested.

little me

Lou, jgshrop had started a separate post for that question. To find the original, go to Forum Home, Block of the Month, Star Crazy and you will see the post titled: Month 1 blocks

or you can click here:
[url]forum/index[/url]

Also....when you first get to the forum, there is a link at the top right of the page that says "view your posts". It should show up there if you click that link! Welcome to the forum!

BTW...for what it's worth, the BOM forums are a little confusing right now with 2 projects going on. We all need to get used to the new format.


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viewing posts 02 Jan 2010 22:53 #41781

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Margo,

I am learning how to use the forum and how to view posts. I cannot see the 3 posts relating to the 2 white 5-1/2 squares. Have they been deleted?

Just interested.

little me
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02 Jan 2010 22:39 #41780

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Hiya Rondie

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just an addit to my last post Is there anyone from downunder attempting these quilts I would be interesred to know

Yep, I am from Melbourne. What a pity you are not next door!!

Cheers

Lou
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Thanks, Margo and Sue! 02 Jan 2010 17:27 #41762

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Sue, I'm more an applique person than an star person, but this quilt hooked me -- and hooked my husband too because he helped me decide which color scheme to use! Thanks, Margo, for all your inspiration! Just last night, I ordered bright yellow fabric for my background, then today I saw your neutral quilt -- Wow!! It's stunning!!
Robin
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