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Topic: Friendship Quilt Block Swap #1 /Friendship Star/ Sign-ups Closed  (Read 13715 times)
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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2008 01:16:48 PM »

By the way, is anyone else having problems getting to the pattern? Every time I go to the link it says the quilt.com server can't be found.
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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2008 03:06:19 PM »

its working fine for me right now...maybe the site was just down at the time you were trying to get on?
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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2008 03:38:28 PM »

That's so strange. I still can't access it and I've tried three different browsers or two different computers. I got to it just fine yesterday.

Can someone give me the square/rectangle measurements? That way I can go ahead and cut my fabric until I can get things sorted out.

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« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2008 05:33:15 PM »

I'll PM the pattern to you!

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« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2008 08:50:45 PM »

Thanks pertelot, you are awesome!
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« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2008 02:34:36 PM »

Thanks pertelot. That's just what I needed (plus, the site came back up for me this morning so I'm good to go).

I got most of my cutting done last night, which is good because I wiped out on my husband's Vespa  coming home from lunch today --  Tongue -- and sprained my left hand so it's going to be a few days before I can start sewing.
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« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2008 04:09:53 PM »

I have a question! I don't normally pre-wash my fabrics before I use them. How exactly would I go about doing that? I can't just throw the fabric in the washing machine can I? Also, where do you guys buy your plain white cotton fabric? I brought some from Hancock Fabrics but it looks a little thin to me. I don't know if I should use that or not.
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« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2008 04:20:16 PM »

Yep. You can just throw it into the washing machine. You might want to go around the edges with pinking shears of a zigzag stitch first to minimize fraying, but other than that nothing terribly special. Just make sure to dry it on high heat for maximum shrinkage.

I got my white fabric in the quilting section where all the solid colors are.

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« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2008 09:59:01 PM »

OK, this is probably a stupid question, but as I've never done a "proper" quilt I need to ask it. The friendship star is made of whatever fabrics we like (obviously) and is then attached to a white piece of fabric 6.5" x 6.5"? And then the partner would add the batting and backing and do the actual "quilting" once they've amassed as many blocks as they would like for their project? And the idea is that the white fabric is then not seen once the project is complete?

If so, how do I attach the block to the white fabric? Top stitching? Stitch-witchery? Basting tape? I've made quilt blocks but never with a second layer like this.

On another note, this is very exciting because, while I have sewn since I was 8, I just recently started getting more interested in quilting, so this could be a very fun swap for me to practice! (No worries, I sew well - your blocks won't be falling apart or anything) Wink

I'll send in my questionnaire once I am sure of what I am supposed to be doing Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2008 10:01:46 PM »

now does the white have to be white white? or generally white? i have some white on white fabric. it gives white a little dimension. its still white just different. its a quilting cotton just not a flat matte white
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