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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: Month 3 Arcs

Re: Month 3 Arcs 28 May 2013 16:21 #104281

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YAY you!! :D


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Re: Month 3 Arcs 28 May 2013 15:42 #104276

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Margo wrote:
Denise, adding the extra large seam allowance will work for this month, but probably not so much for adding the assembled arcs to all four sides of the background fabric on the units where we will do the applique.

And you are right about lots of ways to do things. I'm thinking that the Piec-lique method may work better when we get to those units. I'll be interested to see what method Sue Nickels and Pat Holly recommend!
Well I finally tried to piece them this weekend, talk about being behind!!! But I'm happy to report that I was able to pin and sew slowly and it worked perfectly.

For the applique blocks, I can always resort to Plan B and applique them or baste first then sew. I was most encouraged the way they turned out. YAY me!

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Re: Month 3 Arcs 30 Apr 2013 18:58 #102755

I have been paper piecing the month 3 arcs. Thanks for the great video, Margo! Very helpful! Last night while working on my arcs I made a boo boo and took off the paper before marking the dots. I decided to made a plastic template with holes punched and it worked much easier than the paper to make the dots!!!!
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Re: Month 3 Arcs 21 Apr 2013 21:30 #102106

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janie34997 wrote:
I used the curve master to piece the arcs and it is working very well. Perhaps this has been stated before, but what size is the rectangle block with two arcs trimmed to? Thanks!


8-1/2" x 16-1/2"


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Re: Month 3 Arcs 21 Apr 2013 20:05 #102102

I used the curve master to piece the arcs and it is working very well. Perhaps this has been stated before, but what size is the rectangle block with two arcs trimmed to? Thanks!
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Re: Month 3 Arcs 15 Apr 2013 15:45 #101658

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Yes, Janie. This post by Rita is what I was remembering, but it looks like she just used a 1/4" foot....not the curve master.

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by Reetzbobeetz » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:41 am

I starched both fabrics. I also tried sewing with the corner piece up and down but it was all those pins that drove me crazy. So I went back to Susan's link to sewing drunkards path without pinning. I practiced a few times until I was pretty sure I could do it and that's what I did for the rest. A few ended up not right so I just ripped them out and did them again. I think the trick with this method is to hold the corner piece LIGHTLY on top and away from the bottom piece, and to focus on the bottom fabric always going straight under the 1/4" foot. If you pull the top fabric at all it goes wrong. That's how I got them done so quickly. If anyone is going to try that method, please, please practice it first until you are sure you are getting it right.


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Re: Month 3 Arcs 15 Apr 2013 15:41 #101657

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I tried the Charlotte's Fusible Web, and found the extra sewing and cutting to be a bit tedious. I went back to Sue Nichol's technique.
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Re: Month 3 Arcs 15 Apr 2013 15:33 #101656

Margo, thanks for getting back to me. I had reviewed the posts on this forum prior to my first post. However, I did not see where someone had used the Curve Master with success. However, the technique used for the drunkard path is very similar. Is that what you referred to? At last week's Quilt Show, I did purchase a spool of Charlotte's web fusible thread. Do you know if anyone has used this for Month 4? It would save a lot of time eliminating the shadow cutting in Sue & Holly's directions, but you would still have to cut the shapes, but just once. Your thoughts?
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Re: Month 3 Arcs 15 Apr 2013 12:01 #101649

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Janie, please read through older posts on this topic. Several have used it successfully!


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Re: Month 3 Arcs 15 Apr 2013 11:55 #101648

At the beginning of these posts, Margo mentioned the Curve Master foot. Just saw a demo of this foot at the Cincinnati Quilt Show and remembered I purchased one several years ago. After some rummaging, I found mine. Has anyone tried this when sewing the arcs? If so, how did it go? I have all 36 arcs finished and am ready for the next step. I don't want to try it on the arcs and then have to rip it out.
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Re: Month 3 Arcs 12 Apr 2013 12:47 #101347

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games wrote:
Just wanted to thank all of you that blogged about month 3 --I am now a big fan of paper piecing, and the arcs worked great with only 2 pins. I really think I will get caught up this week. Thanks again all

Yeah, Pat! Doesn't it feel great to master a new technique?
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Re: Month 3 Arcs 12 Apr 2013 11:10 #101333

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Just wanted to thank all of you that blogged about month 3 --I am now a big fan of paper piecing, and the arcs worked great with only 2 pins. I really think I will get caught up this week. Thanks again all


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Re: Month 3 Arcs 30 Mar 2013 04:44 #100175

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Sorry for the mistake in the web address I have now edited it and removed the S.
Hope this goes through OK as yesterday I spilt half a cup of tea over my laptop. Brian :( (my laptop ) seems to be OK so far maybe he likes tea???
Happy quilting.
Anne
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Re: Month 3 Arcs 30 Mar 2013 03:03 #100172

Good for you Susan. Hope your team won in the basketball. My Australian Football team just won their first match for the season after losing miserably over the last few seasons, so I'm very happy for them.
I think my ratio of blunt points would be on a par with yours, but we can live with that :wink:
Looking forward to month 4 and seeing everyone's progress.
Gail, Far North Queensland, Australia
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