Pat C

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    Pat C reacted to quiltmonkey in Same size Backing and Top   
    Even if you sew scraps of fabric to all four sides, if the quilt top is the same size as the back, it's absolutely impossible to avoid quilting the extra strip's seam line into the quilt while quilting it. Trust me in my 15 years of longarm quilting, it is nearly impossible to accomplish this very difficult and extremely stressful situation. 
    I would contact customer and ask her to provide you with larger backing fabric that is at a minimum 8" wider and  8" longer than the quilt top. 
    My job is to quilt the customer's quilt without pulling my hair out... it's not my job to perform miracles due to the failure of the customer to provide ample backing fabric. IMHO. 
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    Pat C got a reaction from quiltmonkey in Quilt "grows" on one side while advancing   
    Thanks Jim and Shana.
    Jim -- I don't use my channel locks as I advance but I will start doing that.  By just eyeballing it along the way it appears OK, but I don't see that gradual shift happening until but obviously it is.
    Shana -- thanks for the good instructions on the canvas leaders!  I give this a try after I have my QOV quilt off the frame.  
    I appreciate all suggestions!  
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    Pat C got a reaction from FLDonna in Bobbin Thread hard to pull   
    Hi Gail, I had a similar problem and I was having a hard time figuring it out.  The bobbin tension was right on when doing the drop test but when I put it in my machine the bobbin thread would pull quite hard.  I finally realized I had the "fingers" on the bobbin spring bent too far out. Once I bent them down a little bit the problem was solved!
    Hope you get it figured out! 
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    Pat C got a reaction from T Row Studio in wild and goosey ready for binding   
    Beautiful!!!  I love scrappy quilts but this one is kinda sassy scrappy!  I do like the black also.
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    Pat C reacted to sewingpup in Pictures of Your First Quilt   
    David, Mary Beth, and Judy...
     
    Thanks so much for sharing your first quilts...to me...they all are lovely and sweet!  I can't show you my first pieced quilt for two reasons.  1. I haven't figured out how to upload pictures....I will have to do that one of these days.  and 2.  I just gave my first quilt to my neighbor to cover his old car...he put it on his bed instead...It was a quilt that started out to be a pillow...yep...I read you were supposed to pick a focus fabric and then pick some fabrics that would go with it...didn't really know how much I would need...but I was gonna do it and wanted to make sure I had enough....well...when I got home and added up the fabric...I had gotten somewhere around 15 yards...don't laugh...I am serious.....so I figured I better make a lot of pillow fronts and put them together and make a quilt....did that...now to the sashing...well I put a short piece between each block horizontally...but then I thought I had a better idea for the vertical sashing so instead of making sashing with the cornerstones...I figured just making one loooonnnngggg piece of sashing would be quicker and accomplish the same effect...not quite...none of the blocks are exactly lined up from each other...ok...I was wonky before it was cool...anyway, I had to quilt the thing....and I just had my DSM so I figured that maybe if I used a zigzag stitch, it would look like hand quilting  (bad idea)  I just did this around the outside of the blocks doing it in straight lines across the quilt (which ending up being a very generous queen size)..I shortened my stitch at the beginning and end of each block to tie off and just dragged the thread over to the next block...by the time I was finished with this step...I was exhausted dragging the big quilt through the machine....so...I simply tied the center of each block 5 times...and stitched a line around the two borders and put the binding on...ok..it was a quilt that kept me warm for many years...now a bit faded and worn and given to neighbor who is delighted with it...and using it on his bed instead of his car and even showing it to his friends...I am sooooo embarrassed!!!!!Lin
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    Pat C got a reaction from T Row Studio in Hand guided floral design for a cute girls quilt   
    Very pretty!  Love your quilting design, it fits the quilt well.
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    Pat C got a reaction from dramaqueenB in Boxer dog quilt for rescue organization   
    Hello,
     
    Here's a Boxer dog quilt I made for our local rescue organization that is having a fundraiser.  The rescue group asked if I would make something "quilty" and since I had a lot of advance notice the project grew.  It took about 1 1/2 years off and on.
    It was so much fun to make.  I hope it raises some money for the rescue group!
     
    Thanks for looking!

     
    Sorry some of the pictures are sideways!
     
     
    Pat
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    Pat C got a reaction from JeannieB in Boxer dog quilt for rescue organization   
    Hello,
     
    Here's a Boxer dog quilt I made for our local rescue organization that is having a fundraiser.  The rescue group asked if I would make something "quilty" and since I had a lot of advance notice the project grew.  It took about 1 1/2 years off and on.
    It was so much fun to make.  I hope it raises some money for the rescue group!
     
    Thanks for looking!

     
    Sorry some of the pictures are sideways!
     
     
    Pat
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    Pat C reacted to Cagey in Boxer dog quilt for rescue organization   
    It looks doggone wonderful.
     
    Cagey
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    Pat C reacted to Pepsi Girl in Boxer dog quilt for rescue organization   
    We got a puppy from the pound just earlier this year, her name is Betty, she's half boxer and ?? But she looks just like the little blonde in the top left corner. Thanks for sharing, nice job!
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    Pat C reacted to Liam in Boxer dog quilt for rescue organization   
    Great fund raising quilt!!! My daughter would love this quilt; she is pretty crazy about Boxers!! She has a year old boxer, he is her second boxer she has owned. Here first one sadly had to be put down due to cancer.  Hope your quilt raises lots of money!!!
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    Pat C reacted to Quilta93 in Boxer dog quilt for rescue organization   
    Great quilt for their fund raiser.
    Deb.
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    Pat C reacted to RitaR in Boxer dog quilt for rescue organization   
    Many paw thumbs up.
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    Pat C got a reaction from jmcclannan in Still love free handing   
    Love your freehand work Julie!  I'm sure the Quiltpath is great for the E2E designs, but I would certainly miss the custom work.  I'm sure it's great to have both options.
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    Pat C reacted to lisae in Boxer dog quilt for rescue organization   
    That's a great quilt, Pat! Someone will be lucky to win it!
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    Pat C reacted to Sheri Butler in Boxer dog quilt for rescue organization   
    Wow. That was considerate and very kind of you.  Love the quilt!!
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    Pat C got a reaction from yankiequilter in Boxer dog quilt for rescue organization   
    Hello,
     
    Here's a Boxer dog quilt I made for our local rescue organization that is having a fundraiser.  The rescue group asked if I would make something "quilty" and since I had a lot of advance notice the project grew.  It took about 1 1/2 years off and on.
    It was so much fun to make.  I hope it raises some money for the rescue group!
     
    Thanks for looking!

     
    Sorry some of the pictures are sideways!
     
     
    Pat
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    Pat C reacted to Gail O in Boxer dog quilt for rescue organization   
    Wow!  That's a beauty.
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    Pat C reacted to srichardson in Boxer dog quilt for rescue organization   
    Great quilt.  I hope that it will bring in lots of funds for the organization.
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    Pat C reacted to FloridaMissy in Boxer dog quilt for rescue organization   
    Now that is something to bark at, woof woof.  Great job.
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    Pat C got a reaction from Liam in Boxer dog quilt for rescue organization   
    Hello,
     
    Here's a Boxer dog quilt I made for our local rescue organization that is having a fundraiser.  The rescue group asked if I would make something "quilty" and since I had a lot of advance notice the project grew.  It took about 1 1/2 years off and on.
    It was so much fun to make.  I hope it raises some money for the rescue group!
     
    Thanks for looking!

     
    Sorry some of the pictures are sideways!
     
     
    Pat
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    Pat C got a reaction from T Row Studio in Judy Niemeyer Japanese Fan   
    Oh yes, beautiful as expected!  
    Love your different quilting designs in the fans.  Gives it wonderful texture.  
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    Pat C reacted to tootsquilts in Boxer dog quilt for rescue organization   
    What a great quilt for your fundraiser.  Love how you put this one together and how you quilted it.  I know they will make lots of money on this one.
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    Pat C reacted to T Row Studio in Boxer dog quilt for rescue organization   
    Way to go Pat that is fantastic I hope you raise alot of money. I used to have a boxer when I was a young girl.
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    Pat C got a reaction from maggienoella in Boxer dog quilt for rescue organization   
    Hello,
     
    Here's a Boxer dog quilt I made for our local rescue organization that is having a fundraiser.  The rescue group asked if I would make something "quilty" and since I had a lot of advance notice the project grew.  It took about 1 1/2 years off and on.
    It was so much fun to make.  I hope it raises some money for the rescue group!
     
    Thanks for looking!

     
    Sorry some of the pictures are sideways!
     
     
    Pat