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TOPIC: Where do I go to start this quilt?

Re: Where do I go to start this quilt? 02 Dec 2011 09:39 #71754

Margo has a great tutorial to help you get your 1/4" seam just right. I found out the hard way that being out by even 1/16th of an inch on a long pieced border that you can fall short by as much as 3"! Here's the link.

[url]daily-blog/103-good-advice/14745-margos-test-for-14-seam-accuracy[/url]

If you go to the classroom Sue Garman has some useful tutorials on paper piecing and accuracy with measuring,cutting, sewing and pressing.
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Re: Where do I go to start this quilt? 02 Dec 2011 09:05 #71753

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While you are waiting for the pattern to turn up it is really worth while going and having a read of the various threads that were created whilst this quilt top was running, probably starting from the bottom of the list to find the beginning. The main essential is to be rigorous in your accuracy in cutting & sewing of the 1/4" seam allowance, I although personally I would say that the finished measures on the face side being right is more important than the seams being exactly 1/4". Do use the same rulers for your cutting, and also do use the same thread for all your stitching! with these small pieces it can make a lot of difference over the distance. The good news is that the rounds of floater borders are great for re-adjusting the size if you go off a bit :wink: 8)


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Re: Where do I go to start this quilt? 02 Dec 2011 06:02 #71751

I would love to be your quilting buddy! I'm so glad you asked. :D I ordered the first month's lesson from Quakertown Quilts last night, it should be here in a few days. I was trying to find a fabric requirement for the entire quilt so I could start buying fabrics, but it looks like I'll have to wait until the lesson gets here. I've seen several photos of the finished quilt in the archives, wow... some ladies have faaaabulous color choices.
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Re: Where do I go to start this quilt? 02 Dec 2011 03:26 #71750

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Christine - can we be quilting buddys on this quilt?, I did start it in 2009 (actually it is one of the main reasons I joined the site), however, due to family circumstances, it fell by the wayside in May of that year, but I am now thinking that I really must pick it up again.


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Re: Where do I go to start this quilt? 01 Dec 2011 18:36 #71745

Thank you!! I found the patterns on the website, I'm looking forward to starting this one.
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Re: Where do I go to start this quilt? 01 Dec 2011 17:21 #71741

Hi Christine, Welcome to the forum. Don't worry about asking questions that might have been asked before, somebody will always point you in the right direction. I joined too late for that lovely quilt as well, however it is available to buy on the Quakertown Quilts website. Here's a link -

http://www.quakertownquilts.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Stars+for+a+new+day

Good luck and I hope you enjoy TQS as much as I do. Rita. :D
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Re: Where do I go to start this quilt? 01 Dec 2011 15:19 #71735

Welcome to TQS Christine! Stars for a New Day was a wonderful BOM for 2009; the pattern was available on the website for the calendar year of 2009 and then was taken down and to my knowledge is no longer available. Our current BOM for 2011 is still available for another month, so you might want to check it out and download it if you think you might be interested in making it. Sue Garman designed both of these wonderful BOMs, and the directions are excellent. Nancy
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Where do I go to start this quilt? 01 Dec 2011 11:54 #71732

Hi all! I'm new to the quilt show website. I'd love to start Stars for a new day 2009, but after several searches I'm not finding information that tells me what to buy. Are classes/lessons on a DVD for purchase? Or do I find the lessons by watching previous shows via my membership? I hope you don't mind such elementary questions, I realize everyone here has already done their quilt... what do latecomers end up doing?

Christine (sheepish grin)
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