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Book Giveaway UPDATE

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UPDATE : The winner of the book giveaway is # 7. Congratulations Carla you win! I will send you an email and mail it right out to you! Carla November 15, 2012 9:40 PM You show up in my google reader. Thank you all for entering and come back for the "Traveling Stash Giveaway". It should be here any day now! Unfortunately, the "Traveling Stash Giveaway" is just for participants in the United States. Happy Thanksgiving to US citizens here and abroad! . Everyone near and far, I hope you have a great weekend! XX Lisa Here in the boondocks I get a lot time to read when Mr. D (7) & Mr. R (45) are both in school. I purchased (2) copies of this book, one for me and one for the WINNER of this giveaway. I'll wet your appetite with some project pages! It has interesting quilt blocks and fun projects. I bought it to see about making t-shirt blocks. My youngest daughter must have a hundred shirts she has saved. Since moving into her own home, she wants me to

Pinning your Rows

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Have you sewn your rows backwards, instead of the way you laid it out? Do your seams line up when you sew your rows together? Here are some tips I find helpful! 1. Label your rows - nothing fancy a sticky note with a pin. The best time to do this is before you remove your squares from the design wall or in my case my bed. Top squares in the middle of the block. That way it is not in the way when your sewing. 2. Pin your seam direction - Once you have sewn your blocks into rows lay them out in order and take row 2 lay it on row 1 prints facing each other. Take a pin with a head on it (mine are yellow), stick it on the back of the two rows you will be sewing together, pointing it in the direction of where you are going to sew. This way your rows will not get sewn on the wrong side. Do that for all your rows and stack them and head for the ironing board. 3. Iron your seams on row 1 one way and on row 2 the opposite. Just make sure you are consistent throughout your rows.

I present "The Beast" Unquilted

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I have worked on this quilt for weeks and finally took it to Irene to be quilted a few hours ago. She knew it was coming and said she would have it ready tomorrow. I then have to put the binding on it by Monday at 9 pm to enter it into our county fair. Last minute! Why do I do this to myself? Do you ever start a project get it almost done and quit? Saying I can't get it done in time. After all the work you put into it then turn around and say "oh no, I gotta get this done now"? So all I did today was sew! But not fun sewing, the frantic crazy type of sewing. It will be a mad dash to make the binding in the morning. This is our king size bed just to give you a size idea. The fabric is Quilt Blocks by Ellen Luckett Baker for Moda & Robert Kaufman Kona Solid Coal. There are 114 5" blocks. Hope you like it! I haven't decided yet but it is going to be entered. Does anyone have a good name for it? I would love to hear your idea's nobody here like