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Prairie Quilter/NE's Blog – March 2010 Archive (5)

Rotary Cutters

Do you have a favorite rotary cutter? I still have the first one I ever owned, but am considering other options. I seem to have a harder time finding blades for mine. I've heard that Olfa blades seem to hold their edge longer. So far I've found Clover, Olfa, Fiskars, Gingher and probably others. I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts.

Added by Prairie Quilter/NE on March 28, 2010 at 3:08pm — 10 Comments

The Escapee...

Okay, gals. This just made me laugh. The pattern name is "Tighten the Tension" and I found this picture with pattern info & ordering details on www.quiltbus.com if you're interested.…

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Added by Prairie Quilter/NE on March 28, 2010 at 1:27pm — 28 Comments

Longarm question

Is anyone familiar with the Homesteader longarm quilt machine? Saw an ad in one of the quilt magazines and visited the web site, but just wanted to know pros and cons from people who were more familiar with longarm machines than what I am. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.

Added by Prairie Quilter/NE on March 6, 2010 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

horses and wire - not a good combination

Yesterday afternoon I happened to look out the window and saw DH's big gelding standing out in the pasture - by himself - near a fence. Not typical. Usually all of the horses hang together. Every now and then he'd look toward the house. I got a little suspicious and sure enough, on the ground was a wire gate. It is a general rule on ranches that no wire gates are ever left loose on the ground - especially where horses are concerned. They tend to panic if they get caught in wire… Continue

Added by Prairie Quilter/NE on March 5, 2010 at 6:00am — 17 Comments

Better than roses...

To say my DH is not romantic would be an understatement, but I'm not a candlelight/roses kinda gal anyway, so it's a pretty good fit. No expectations on my part, no pressure on his. He can still surprise me every once in awhile though, even now.

We've just come off of our son's high school wrestling season and I tell you that peanut M & M's are the only things that get me through those long Saturday meets. (Did you know you can buy M…

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Added by Prairie Quilter/NE on March 4, 2010 at 8:00am — 14 Comments

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