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At 5:13am on June 25, 2010, Mary johnson said…
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At 10:20am on June 17, 2009, Trudy/WI said…
Thank you. I'm very happy that it is finally completed! Something just for my DH and I for a change!
At 8:11am on June 1, 2009, CT Admin said…
Hi Jan, if Linda's advice doesn't work, you can also go into your profile settings and make sure you're allowing emails - that's another option that could be preventing you from getting notifications. But I'm pretty sure she's right - Follow this Group should do it for you.
At 1:06am on May 31, 2009, Elisa said…
Thanks for the nice comment. My niece is enjoying the quilt. It was a very extensive project and I learned alot about free motion quilting, using the correct thread weights, free hand feathers, etc. I'm starting a new quilt for my oldest daughter. Thanks again, Elisa
At 3:52pm on May 30, 2009, Linda Richards/N. Ontario said…
Jan, did you get your groups straightened out so that you can follow the groups. If you did not, then contact me and I will try to help you out. I think it may have something to do at your group page it says on the top right hand - follow this group, stop following, etc. and maybe you just haven't told it to follow. Let me know if this helps. Linda
At 1:41pm on April 21, 2009, Debbie C said…
Jan, I don't know how you are cutting the fabric for the hexes, but there are two ways to do it. One is to just cut out a square shape out that is 1/2 inches bigger than the largest measurement across and baste it to the paper. This will leave quite a lot of fabric being folded in on four of the sides. I like to cut the square shapes down to hexagon shape to leave a 1/4 inch turndown on each side. Here is my cutting method: place the hex down on a cutting mat with the bottom edge of the hex being parallel to the bottom edge of the cutting mat. Measure the distance from the top to bottom edge of the hex and then again across the two points of the hex. For a 2 inch hex for example, the cut fabric would measure 4 inches by 4 and 1/2 inches. I use the rotary cutter to cut the fabric into rectangles of this size. I then just stack up the rectangles into batches of 3-4 pieces and trim off the corners with a pair of scissors to 1/4 inch on the four sides. This method is pretty quick (rotary cutting the hex shape is not that fast, even with the special hexagon cutting tool you can buy). The fabric bulk is reduced behind the paper template which makes for easier quilting (not speaking from a lot of experience here though because I've actually quilted only one of my tops!). Hope this helps, Debbie
At 12:40pm on April 20, 2009, Debbie C said…
Hi, Jan. Thanks for the nice comments on my quilts. I love EPP - glad you are enjoying working on your grandmother's flower garden. As others have noted the EPP Group is a great resource for getting questions answered, but if you have anything in particular you have questions about feel free to ask me - I've learned a lot of ways to make the EPP go faster over the years.
At 1:03am on April 17, 2009, Cheryl McKie said…
Hi Jan, I think that if you are used to quilting with a hoop then it would be better to use one. I am battling to quilt mine and have had to sit this morning and unpick the hand quilting in a few hexagons as it seemed to be pulling a little. I think that it may be because some of the sides are on the cross of the fabric and are maybe stretching ? Do not know, but it is not going as well as any other quilt. Will update you when I have done more. I am not finished quilting it yet - still a lot to go !
At 7:39pm on April 5, 2009, Marilyn Fuller said…
Hi Jan
I've just got home from our Spring Quilting Retreat and I took my Grandmother's Flower Garden hex's with me as well as my Flowers All Around table topper and once I got started again it was hard to put them down. They are sooooo addicting. We will have to share some pictures sometime. I want to do the Kaleidoscope Flower but I'm having some difficulty getting signed on to get the pattern. I'm sure it will get worked out soon. Talk to you again soon.
At 3:55pm on April 4, 2009, Linda Cameron/Oh said…
Why thank you Jan! I have been making patchwork purses lately. Just getting ready to make some more lap quilts. I have a quite a few large tops and would love to get quilted. It'll take forever if I hand quilt them. I would love to get a big quilting machine.
At 3:26am on April 4, 2009, Linda Richards/N. Ontario said…
Welcome Jan. You will love this group. I am starting the kaleidescope flower this a.m. too. We just got our first step and I am so looking forward to getting at it. I have not done English Paper Piecing before - a first for me. You asked about my hummingbird - it is was paper piecing. No each piece was appliqued seperately but I really think if I did it again, paper piecing would be the way to go but I loved doing it.
At 7:16am on April 3, 2009, Cornwoman said…
Hi Jan, and welcome! I'm glad that you joined the EPP group, as I'll see you there. EPP is a technique that a friend showed me about 10 years ago, but that I hadn't ever gotten around to trying. But the group here, along with one of my online friends in it, sparked my interest to give it a try. I think we're going to be having a lot of fun with our projects, you and I.
At 4:03am on March 23, 2009, dianne decker said…
welcome Jan i like doing paper piecing also. i have a lot of patterns and cant wait to do them

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