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Loved this tutorial but you did not show the finished minkee quilt. Was looking forward to seeing that.
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Congratulations to the Missouri Star Quilt Company! Thank u Doan family for sharing your Jenny w/all of us.
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Enjoyed this video but felt u could have used fabric w/a bit more contrast. R your finished blocks 12". I thought I heard that somewhere in the program but couldn't find it again. Thanks for doing this!
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12" blocks - the complete pattern is available either digitally or in print - Bento Box Quilting Quickly Summer 2014
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I thought instructions were pretty easy until I ended up w/raw edges on back that a simple seam would have fixed if instructor had given more detail. Now I have to take it all apart!
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I love this tutorial & have already made one according to these directions. Now I want to make a version for a new baby. Can u advice me on how I can change "down" the fabric dimensions to make a little pillow?
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The binding tool is not 8.5" long. Mine measures "almost" 8-3/8". Hasn't anyone else run into a problem w/this?? Or what am I doing wrong?
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I see you were having trouble with adding binding, but that was a few years ago.  Have you figured it out?  I, too, saw that she didn't show where to start sewing the beginning of the binding.  When I start, I press a triangle into the beginning of the binding strip, fold it in half and put that triangle near the center of one edge of the quilt. Put a pin about 6 to 8 inches on EACH side of the point of the triangle. Now start sewing 6 to 8 inches down from that triangle, at the first pin.  When you come around to the end, stop sewing about 12 to 16 inches from where you started sewing, at the second pin.   Lay the quilt out flat and lay the two ends of the binding as you will want to sew them.  Cut the ending strip of binding at the base of the triangle you pressed in at the beginning.  That is your measure.  The two strips overlap each other just the right length: the width of the binding. Now pick up the two ends of the strips RST.  Twist them so that they look just like any other seam you have made in your binding. Be sure the crease in the triangle goes side to side.  (You may have to twist the other way.)  Sew this seam on the triangle crease.
When you get the hang of this, you'll wonder why you ever did it any other way, and why someone didn't show you that sooner.
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Thanks for this helpful tutorial. I just want to confirm what you are calling that little ruler. Is it "hot hammer"? I looked for that on your website but couldn't find it. Also, have you done a tutorial on how to make the label you're using?
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It is a hot hemmer found at this link: http://www.fatquartershop.com/clover-hot-hemmer. We have not done a tutorial to make the actual label. We do purchase these labels from this website and you can design your own: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/3184212 Thanks for your question.
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Thanks so much for answering my question re: "squaring up" as well as all the other questions submitted. I learned so much just watching this video this evening, Kimberly. I've said it before and I'll say it again: "I love the Fat Quarter Shop!!!"
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Ok. I'm lost again! I'm attaching the 2nd 2 borders and u say "line up the edge" but u don't show exactly what "edge" u a referring. I've done what I thought u meant only to have to take them out and start again as the borders don't meet correctly. PLS HELP AGAIN!!! Signed, "feeling dumb"
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Hi Doreen! No reason to get discouraged, it took us a while to get a hang of this too. Practice makes better!
The sides we are attaching the 2nd set of borders to are 18.5". On the 2nd set of borders, we measured 18.5" along the center and marked it with pins.
When we say "line up the edge", you will line up those two pins that measure 18.5" to the corners of those 2 sides.
Hope this helps, let us know if you have other questions!
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I'm so confused! My quilt measures 50"x66.25" & my the width of my cut border is 2.5". If I understand the formula u provide correctly, mine would be 1st border - 66.25 + 2.5"x2 + 4 = 75.25. Is that right? What is the 75.25 referring to? I'm sorry, I'm just not getting it and REALLY APPRECIATE your thoughts. Am I to sew my strips together to make one continuous one measuring 75.25??
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Thank you so much for watching our video.  The 75.25 refers to the length to cut your border before attaching to your quilt.  You can either sew to “width of fabric” strips together to measure 75.25 or cut one long “length of fabric” strip.
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R u pressing ALL seams open Kimberly or just some patterns, such as the one in your video? The pressed open seams u show r beautiful!
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Hi Doreen - I only press open if I have a lot of bulk or if my seams won't nest!
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I love this video, Marci!! Thanks so much for your detailed help as I have been struggling w/this issue. Aloha!
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Thank you for watching!
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FAITH RESTORED! What started off as a rocky relationship with Penny Electric has turned into a positive one that we will not soon forget. The personal actions of their project administrator, residential div, Dolores Torrez, stopped me in my tracks! And proof that mistakes happen -- sometimes really bad ones, like on Monday -- but real pros make it right. And after reading reviews for Penny Electric online, I could tell that this wasn't something that happened often with them. And Dolores, well she gets 10 out 10 stars from us!
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