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Topic: Quilt Block Swap Round 3 (Sign Ups Closed, Send Outs April 20)  (Read 26132 times)
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« Reply #60 on: February 06, 2013 03:49:28 PM »

I wash my fabric unless it is is smaller then a fat quarter.

i Have two singers. One is a quilter model the other is a professional model used at schools.

I like them both and they both do what I need them to do and handle whatever I throw at them LOL

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« Reply #61 on: February 06, 2013 11:16:25 PM »

Questionnaire submitted!

I assume there's a rule to pre-wash fabrics?

This is a really good question.  Having started out as a sewer of clothing, I learned to always wash before cutting.  With quilting I figured it was the same, but now I read many quilters saying they don't pre-wash because they like working with the crispness of fabric right off the bolt.  And of course washing's not really viable with pre-cuts like charm pack and jelly rolls.


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« Reply #62 on: February 07, 2013 04:21:29 AM »

On washing, I thought there was a requirement to wash but I went back and reread and now i don't see it. It doesn't bother me either way - I like that crinkly look too. But maybe check with your partners to see how they feel.

I have a Kenmore. It's all right. It gets the job done.
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« Reply #63 on: February 07, 2013 02:30:28 PM »

What a great idea for a swap!  I have been out of the loop forever.  Recently,I found a bag of swap blocks in my sewing drawer and realized how much I miss this stuff Smiley 

I read the instructions and have a question, can I choose a theme rather then a color?  Batiks, 30's or polka dot fabrics? 
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« Reply #64 on: February 07, 2013 03:35:19 PM »

I read the instructions and have a question, can I choose a theme rather then a color?  Batiks, 30's or polka dot fabrics? 

If it is something general like batiks or polkadots, I say go for it!   I would just say nothing too picky only because having to buy a bunch of fabric for three squares could get expensive for people. But last go around, someone asked for children's prints specifically so I don't see a problem with selecting a type of fabric per se.
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« Reply #65 on: February 08, 2013 03:47:00 PM »

I've fought signing up for this since January 20th but the pull was just too strong and I had to give in  Cheesy   Grin
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« Reply #66 on: February 08, 2013 05:42:59 PM »

Ha! See the long sign ups work in my favor. Wink
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« Reply #67 on: February 08, 2013 10:50:12 PM »

Ha! See the long sign ups work in my favor. Wink

Not mine, I won't have my partners before the craft fair, to pick up missing fabrics! Cheesy It's a disaster I tell you, a disaster!
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« Reply #68 on: February 09, 2013 02:33:22 PM »

I am jumping it  Smiley  I think this is going to be a great swap!  On a side note, I went to the sewing expo today in Denver and was blown away by the new fabrics I saw.  I love seeing what else is out here, not just in my corner of the world.  Bought a bunch too! 
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« Reply #69 on: February 09, 2013 07:05:58 PM »

A sewing expo with lots of fabric...keep me away from there!  Smiley
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