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Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.

TOPIC: Need more turq dot fabric

Re: Need more turq dot fabric 23 Jan 2013 06:28 #95864

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Carol, you are welcome to continue on with the Striplate Piecing method if you like the way it works or you can try paper piecing.

There will be several videos for different PP techniques in my CLASSROOM link, but they haven't all been posted yet.
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Re: Need more turq dot fabric 22 Jan 2013 22:27 #95846

Thanks Margo. I think I will need more fabric, but I will wait until the additional fabric arrives. I love this quilt in these colors. I purchased the book they referred to as the basis for using strip piecing with templates and found the whole concept fascinating. I have put together two five square pieces with the end triangles and did a lot of things wrong. I put the "upside" of the template on the underside of the first set of pieced strips so the pieces were inverted. To correct, I added the last blue triangles to the other side of the set and that worked out. Not knowing that more fabric was coming, I struggled to maximize the number of template units I could get on the first set of strip pieces and ran the virtually together with the units in the row above. This cause the units to be a little wonky when I cut them out and so I put them on a light-box with the template and drew the line from one point to another where the borders weren't a true 1/4 inch. I also found that the only marker that would register in the little 1/16th hole that was punched on the template was the ultra fine permanent Sharpie and the units sewed out great, except the black dots show and I am not sure they will disappear when additional seams are created. I am still awaiting the arrival of a couple of the pens that were suggested and they might solve the marking problem. The units look good; however they look very biasy and I hesitate to iron them out. I might wait unit I attach the centerpiece.

Carol
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Re: Need more turq dot fabric 22 Jan 2013 17:18 #95819

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Carol, if you purchased the BOM kit, you will be sent some extra yardage. An error was made in the calculations and ARJJ is going to send out more fabric. If you need even more, send a message to the TQS Shoppe through the CONTACT US link (under DAILY BLOG on the purple bar).

There are several forum topics about the Two Of Us BOM with lots of great tips and ideas.


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Need more turq dot fabric 22 Jan 2013 16:31 #95815

OK,

I already need to buy the turquoise dot fabric because I messed up. Where do I get it? Looking at the instructions, it is a Red Rooster Fabric, but how can I locate the shop with this specific fabric? I am rising to the challenge of cutting the fabric as suggested. Well, I got confused as to how to cut the 2 18-inch wide fabrice - salvage to salvage to the yardage. As the fabric is only 36 inches long, I should have cut it in half and then proceeded. I want to try again.

Thanks,

carol
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