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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.

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Re: Month 4 question 02 Apr 2013 10:42 #100436

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Margo -- I watched your most excellent video late last night. I'm not making this year's BOM, but I love watching your videos because I always learn something new and helpful. This month's video was really incredible. Thank you very much for all of your efforts in bringing this to us.

And, by the way, I so love your fabric choices for the BOM. I think it really helps open up our minds and eyes to see all of the different fabric combinations that each of us use and yours is especially enlightening.

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Re: Month 4 question 02 Apr 2013 01:11 #100425

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tnx margo!
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Re: Month 4 question 01 Apr 2013 21:54 #100422

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Everyone needs to find what works for them! :D


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Re: Month 4 question 01 Apr 2013 21:43 #100421

Good point Sue re the edges not being stabilized after washing.
Margo, the other day I found an Elmer's glue stick with a Dual Tip at Office Works, one end gives you a fine point the other end a little thicker. Seems to work well. I am finding using Elmer's is very fiddly and you have to place one piece at a time and iron. I notice in the instructions that you assemble and fuse all the pieces with one pressing. I think I will abandon the Elmer's idea while I'm ahead. :lol:
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Re: Month 4 question 01 Apr 2013 19:10 #100409

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If you haven't seen it yet, there is a PDF tutorial in my classroom showing how I retrofit my Elmer's glue bottle so I can apply a very fine line of glue.

http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/images/lessons/7/1097/1097_2011_tqs_bom_2_elmers_washable_glue_bottle_retrofit.pdf


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Re: Month 4 question 01 Apr 2013 18:47 #100401

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The Elmer's would wash away so wouldn't give a permanent seal to the edge. Personally, I don't like stitching through Elmer's.
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Re: Month 4 question 01 Apr 2013 18:34 #100397

Just watched the video, going to cut up a pool noodle tomorrow! Thanks for the tip!

I'm going to try the Totally Stable iron-on stabilizer on the front of my fabrics with glue-turned edges and glue basting for this project. The shapes are pretty simple and you can get them easily placed with a light box. Anything to save a step--- ha!
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Re: Month 4 question 01 Apr 2013 18:15 #100395

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:D :D :D


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Re: Month 4 question 01 Apr 2013 18:13 #100394

Thanks Margo, I'll get onto it. I haven't had a chance to watch your video as yet I am really looking forward to it. I used your Faux piping on a quilt the other day and it worked beautifully :D
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Re: Month 4 question 01 Apr 2013 17:56 #100393

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Gail, can you try a sample and report the results???


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Re: Month 4 question 01 Apr 2013 17:54 #100392

Thank you for the wonderful info re Charlotte's Fusible Web Margo. I was wondering whilst watching the video, is there any reason why you couldn't run a thin line of Elmer's School glue around the edge and fuse the fabric that way instead of using either the paper backed fusible or the Charlotte's Fusible web?
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Re: Month 4 question 01 Apr 2013 17:48 #100390

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Margo wrote:
if you try this could you do a sample and wash it then let us know if the holes are visible and if the edges fray after washing???

I sure will. Given my arthritic thumbs and the way I handle scissors, I may just say "good enough".

I looked into getting the Quilter's Preview Paper locally...not available. It's $10.00 from Handiquilter, and $10.00 shipping. I think I'm going to try my giant sized tracing paper that I've had for years if it's not dry-rotted.

Margo, I love the colors in your video. I can't wait to see the variety in Show and Tell.
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Re: Month 4 question 01 Apr 2013 17:31 #100387

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suehenyon wrote:
Charlottes Fusible Thread...now I'm really excited! The person demonstrating didn't mention the stabilizer. It looked to me like it was a non-fusible vilene, or fabric style stabilizer. My only concern is that the holes will be seen under the blanket stitch, but we don't have any batiks with the kit, so maybe that won't be an issue.

I've just sent an inquiry to Bob Purcell about the stabilizer and will let you know what I hear back.

Susan, if you try this could you do a sample and wash it then let us know if the holes are visible and if the edges fray after washing???


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Re: Month 4 question 01 Apr 2013 17:21 #100385

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Charlottes Fusible Thread...now I'm really excited! The person demonstrating didn't mention the stabilizer. It looked to me like it was a non-fusible vilene, or fabric style stabilizer. My only concern is that the holes will be seen under the blanket stitch, but we don't have any batiks with the kit, so maybe that won't be an issue.
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