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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 469990 views.

From: Mishii


Woohoo!  The end is in it's going to be gorgeous.

I'm putting the binding on the last quilt I did while exiled in Big Spring.  It was a very unhappy time and I will be glad to get it gifted and gone.


From: bornblesse2


Dog gone it!  Spell check will not allow me to use p p ing - my short cut for paper piecing!  


From: bornblesse2


Daisy, I did not know that you had started a Dear Jane project. It is quite an undertaking.,

but, I must put mine aside to accomplish a baby quilt and finish a shop project.

I actually started it so many years ago when it made its first appearance in a quilt magazine back in 1999 or 2000. Back when the book was out but long before the software was available. I bought a ton of civil war fabrics and assigned them to photo copies of each bock. I haven't worked on it in more than a dozen years.


From: judyinohio


How about if you try using p-ping? 

The hyphen seems to make it okay with my computer.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


bornblesse2 said:

more triangles for my Dear Jane project.  



From: Midkid5


I've found a pattern for a small bag that could be made with a more masculine look to it so have been busy making a couple as Christmas gifts for grandsons. It's the rose double zipper toiletry bag from owl be sewing you tube channel.

I came across of an idea for a Christmas gift for hard to find a gift son, that I'm thinking of turning into a pillow.  Does anyone have a good ration of how much to over lap when making an envelope pillow case? What's the tricks for not having elf ears for the corners of a pillow?



From: MarciainMD


I can't help with your question but have you checked out Pirate's blog?  She has so many great tutorials there.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


second the advice to check Pirate's blog...I know she showed me how to not get 'elf ears' on pillows!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Midkid5 said:

What's the tricks for not having elf ears for the corners of a pillow?

Oh!  Oh!  I know!  :-)  and it's simple.

A picture is worth 1000 words, so here's a picture for how to avoid dog-ears on corners ..

You are going to RESHAPE the corners to create a new cutting/sewing line.  it is counter-intuitive but you have to essentially "cut into" the corner to make the final result appear to be a right-angle.

Any questions, feel free to ask!