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Wendy R



Join date : 2012-03-06
Age : 51

PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:04 am

Morning Evelyn - still no computer so getting on line is painful

Hope the Outlook links worked.

No - I can't get into my stash - will - hopefully before the feb 1 dead line or I will with draw.......... The cupboard is far too heavy to moe with the 2 of us even. So will wait and see if I can get help .........
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Evelyn J



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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:25 pm

Don't be too hasty in withdrawing Wendy......

The cutting instructions go out on Feb 1 and the sewing instructions will begin a week later so you have plenty of time to access those fabrics yet and keep up with the others.

Yes thanks, link worked and I have found part of what I need. Still looking for another part to allow me to change my email address to the correct one to use. have printed some instructions to try when I have more time and patience! lol!
Ootlook is still a very different environment to OE but I will master it (well, master it enough anyway) to do what I want ............. eventually.

Wendy, you didn't say if you had a preferred method for HST construction?
Cut bigger and trim back or cut at the right size and no trimming back later?

Would like all participants to comment on this too please?

Don't forget, I don't know how experienced some are here and am open to suggestions as to which method to present and for what reasons please?
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Wendy R



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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:36 pm

What is HST construction I ask????????
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Bobbie B
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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:36 pm

i generally cut mine a little larger and then trim them back ... but i would make that decision myself rather than have the pattern changed .... can i suggest that the pattern remain correct and that a suggestion be made in here to add a bit if anyone has a problem with 1/4 inch seams .... if the pattern is altered then those who sew even seams will end up with oversized blocks ... i think it would be easier to leave the adding to the individual ....

wendy ............. i make mine like this as a rule ... [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] ...... sometimes if the pattern is for a pinwheel this does not always work but as a rule it does ....



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Wendy R



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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:54 pm

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Half Square Triangle .... in English .........

pmsl - why didn't you say so.

I agree - give it one way and one way only - and let the real quilters do it their way .... ha ha ha then there is me.

I might add if what you give has an acuquilt block I will do it that way - if not I will make it MILESsss bigger and trim to the right back.

Damned if I know who invented 1/4 inch when 1/2 inch is far more secure......... I can always trim back.

Looks like I will have to learnt sanequilterese.........
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Bobbie B
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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:28 pm

sanequilters what ????? .... pmsl ... you are a funny lady wendy ..

and i think trimming back is optional for some and a must for me .... most of my HST come out looking very wavy .... someone told me once it is the way i iron them ... i reckon i am just too quick on the machine ... and not very straight to boot ...


but i get it done in the end ... but when trimmed and squared up ... i know it should fit better than unsquared ... and untrimmed ..... omg you should see some of the ones i make ... you would certainly get a good laugh out of them ....


sane quilters indeed ................. not here .....

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Karen H



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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:36 pm

I agree with Bobbie, instructions as normal. Bobbie! yoohoo.... stop ironing them!
I bought a fantabulous little roller..... and now my seams are flawless and I feel very smug!



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Evelyn J



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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:17 pm

Thanks girls, that suits me just perfectly to give you the measurements to cut without trimming back and leave those who do.... to do what they usually do! If you know what I mean? haha

Wendy do you have a 3" square in your acuquilt kit? If so, you can use that to cut the HSTs then you will be trimming back after construction to 2.5" squares. Maybe you have one of those too? scratch This machine of yours is sounding better all the time!!

Karen I have one of those seam rollers. Mine came in a kit for curved seams along with tweezers and a set of feet for curved seams from the same vendor at the stitches and craft show in Brisbane some years ago. I use mine all the time too! (Have not used the curved feet yet though!) lol!

At this time I am playing hookey!!From what you ask............? My sewing room!! I have been rummaging around in boxes trying to sort my stash in the hopes that I will find a couple of suitable sets of fabrics that go together for my samples and a quick quilt I need to make for an aunt and uncle's 60th wedding anniversary. Rolling Eyes There is fabric all over the ship and some I forgot I even had!!! Embarassed Shopping for fabric in my stash is not fun.......... would be much quicker to visit spotlight!!! ha ha Especially as all I want to do is sew and I can't get to the machine until I put all this fabric back into their boxes!!!! I need HELP!!!!!!
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Wendy R



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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:01 pm

I have about 10 different blocks I think - you can go to the Acquilt site and see what is available.

I must make a note to make a list ...... ha a ha ha ha of what I do have. When I use the cutter I only make what fits the cutters and not the other way around .........

I am hoping my son will be able to shift this cupboard late Sunday. I heard him mumbling something about - you would think she would have got the spot right the first time.

So I rememnded him it's his fault - via his wife this is - that the 'little man' coming to measure the passage and the carpet in the front bedroom is wating for him to organise through his mate. .. lol live long enough to be a worry to your kids I say.

That little roller is a cutie Karen - I went and looked it up. I have been watching her days of January sale but when you add postage it doesn't make things as cheap as you think. A couple of other places I order from give free postage for larger sales...........
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Karen H



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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:31 am

I wonder if this would work? probably available from hardware? but mine is made of wood.
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Wendy R



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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:58 am

Karen,

I use something like that on my Gelli plate and I doubt it would be heavy enough - and yours looks 100% stronger.
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Karen H



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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:31 am

Yes, maybe so. I am so happy with mine, I got it the last craft fair, can sit, sew, "press" seams without moving and without iron.
No distortion either.
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Bobbie B
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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:02 pm

hmmm ... i have not seen one of those Karen ... thanks heaps .... and wendy thanks for that info too ...


i don't own one ... yet .... but when i hang up here i shall go see what i can find on ebay that may compare with judy's prices ... i do have a few points of credit at judy's which may help pay the postage and a few dollars off that price .... i do like her point system ....

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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:04 pm

oh ... and Evelyn ... great idea to keep this as simple as possible ..... no fuss ... no bother and less work for you all round .... can't have you getting all wore out on the first mystery ....


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Evelyn J



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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:27 pm

Wendy R wrote:
Karen,

I use something like that on my Gelli plate and I doubt it would be heavy enough - and yours looks 100% stronger.

You got me at "Gelli plate' Wendy............. for fabric printing maybe?

As for the little tool, it might work? You don't need too much pressure to press the seams open. But, the wooden ones we have are curved away at the middle, where you push it along the seams, to help open seams as you press. The other plastic one looks to have a flat roller surface?

Thanks for the feedback regarding pattern instructions.
Will keep them simple and streamlined.
Please put your hand up if you need help along the way.
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Wendy R



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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:37 pm

Yes Evelyn,

Gelli plates are for printing, On paper or fabric - esp for fabrics like velvet and dupion. I have a small one and wish I had bought the bigger one but they aren't cheap..........

Not hard to google them. And their are simply the most amazing paints these days - seems like new ones every day. Most of them all work on fabric. But the matalics and perles are to die for - price wise too. lol

They make great tags etc. A bit like the old school oil paint on ware on paper idea. Icky me tried glass first but didn't work like the Gelli plate.
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Wendy R



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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:38 pm

on "water" ........ grrrrrrrrr - this damned PC .............. no no must talk about it nicely. It might stop and then I really would be up the poverbial.
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Evelyn J



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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:40 pm

Off to google........... like I have got lots of time and the fabric piles are all back in their proper storage boxes........... NOT!! but non the less........... I am off to google.... haha
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Evelyn J



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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:43 pm

Wendy do you have a fan blowing extra air onto the pc to help keep it cool? May help?

I understood what you were trying to tell me, but thanks for the water too!
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Evelyn J



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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:51 pm

What ever you do girls................... don't go here............. no............. be strong ........... no .................. be brave ....................no, I said NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

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OMG! How addictive is that Wendy!!!!! I have saved this link ............... but I am NOT going back there, well ok, I am not going back there today.............. maybe tonight? ha ha

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Evelyn J



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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:53 pm

OK, I did just go back again........... nearly got caught there........ well I had to close the window didn't I? ha ha

Awwww Wendy............ now I want to start printing fabrics for myself again!!!!! Rolling Eyes There is just no hope for me now is there???........!!!!
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Wendy R



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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:53 pm

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Firstly I have always had an auxilary fan on my computer in the heat - take it in the van for constant heat.

Nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Evelyn ............. ha ha ha ha ha

And a Gelli plate isn't just for fabric .......... and certainly not just for cotton.

You can use it on plastic bag button making, and recycled plastic bag string and fabric and printing on ribbons .......... ha ha ha I could fill a page ........ and not you know why I wish I had bought the big one Lots of fun with the heat gun and the iron too ............ lol
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Bobbie B
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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:36 am

well i had a look ... but to be honest it doesn't grab me .... oh it is very nice and some of the designs are sooooo great .... but it really not my thing ..... and it has nothing to do with the fact that i have not a creative bone in my body when it comes to painting ....

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Evelyn J



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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:19 pm

Agree Wendy with all you said about the Gelli plate. It has endless possibilities!!! Thanks for sharing.

Bobbie!
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Wendy R



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PostSubject: Re: 2013-M01 "Oh My ..........!" Mystery   Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:52 pm

I looked at their site and I agree Boobie - it is boring and has a one track mind. But really there are heaps of other things to do ith the plate.
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