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quiltermarynel

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PostSubject: Re: Tip of the day   Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:39 pm

I thought I might have. This is part of why I like HST patterns. They come out so well without tearing your hair out and tend to look pretty sharp for the amount of effort.

Another tip that I may have mentioned before is saving patterns you like on a computer program. If I see something I like, such as in an ad or in someone's on line posting, I recreate the pattern in QPro, so I have it easily at hand without taking up whole bookcases with old magazines. I had trouble doing this at first, but now I am pretty good at it. It seems to just take practice.
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PostSubject: Re: Tip of the day   Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:17 pm

Thanks so much for the HST tip, QM. I just finished piecing a quilt and was very disappointed in mine and promised to do some practicing before the next time I have to make them. I don't have QP so I wrote your tip on paper and stuck it on my bulletin board near the sewing machine.

Jill
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PostSubject: Re: Tip of the day   Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:13 pm

Here's a tip I ran across on Pintrest.....why didn't I think of this? I'm sure a lot of you already have!

Use rubber bands for seam allowances on your machine....here's a link to the pic.

http://www.craftstylish.com/item/58244/easy-seam-allowance-guide
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PostSubject: Re: Tip of the day   Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:50 pm

TMM, that is a great idea. So simple. That's what makes it great.
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PostSubject: Re: Tip of the day   Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:22 pm

nice tip... gonna use it

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PostSubject: Re: Tip of the day   Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:27 pm

Many of my local friends take a few layers of painters' tape to mark their 1/4" line.
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