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« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2011 06:31:30 PM »

Would love to join this, but have only been quilting a few months and some of the designs in the galleries are way beyong my basic skills.
Maybe next time ?

You should join! My quilting skills are as beginner as you can get and Im in Wink You know you want to.... Grin

Yes join! We always have beginners and we will all give you tons of support and advice if you need it!
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« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2011 08:31:22 PM »

Sent in my info!
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I dream of a house covered with your art, and would love a personal swap. Pm me if you'd like to spread the crafty love! I also need blue fabric scraps for a scrap quilt!

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« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2011 08:51:05 PM »

PJ, I went back and looked at the past galleries again. I love your use of seed beads! Do you do them all by hand or is there a way to machine it? I was trying to think of a way to do it by machine, like if I put one on my needle and manually turned the hand wheel to put on a bunch. Faster maybe? Or not so good? I was hoping for your knowledge on it.
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« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2011 09:33:58 PM »

PJ, I went back and looked at the past galleries again. I love your use of seed beads! Do you do them all by hand or is there a way to machine it? I was trying to think of a way to do it by machine, like if I put one on my needle and manually turned the hand wheel to put on a bunch. Faster maybe? Or not so good? I was hoping for your knowledge on it.

Hi - I do love to use seed beads! They are all done by hand sitting in front of the tv watching a good movie Wink. Once you get the hang of it it goes pretty fast. I put them on before adding the back so that way the underside can be a "little" messy!

I don't think the machine would work..... might sew over your finger a few times with trying to line up the tiny beads... I sew over my finger enough without trying that! LOL!
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« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2011 09:36:10 PM »

Oh dear! I've only sewn into my finger once. It was my thumb. It narrowly missed the nail. Ow.

Thanks for the advice. I was trying to think of a way to do a huge cluster of them all at once but I guess if there is a trick, that isn't it. lol!
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« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2011 09:54:37 PM »

What if you did a sort of couching techinique and strung the beads on a thread and then machine stitched over the thread, between each bead?
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« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2011 07:21:25 AM »

I bit the bullet and sent in my questionaire.
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« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2011 08:51:01 AM »

Cant wait to receive a partner , so I can get started.
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« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2011 11:14:04 AM »

I had to go thru the past galleries again, too!  There have been some really fantastic quilts done here.  I'm gettin excited, can't wait for partners!
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« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2011 11:19:46 AM »

What if you did a sort of couching techinique and strung the beads on a thread and then machine stitched over the thread, between each bead?

Do you have a link to a tutorial on this technique? Or a video?
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