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Scary Month - Techniques 2010


Scary Month - Techniques 2010

If Y seams and yoyo's scare you more than ghosts and goblins, we're here to help. We'll cover all the techniques we could think of the scare quilters the most.

Website: http://www.connectingthreads.com/tutorials/Curved_Piecing__D82.html
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Latest Activity: Sep 22, 2020

We'll include: Mitered corners, setting triangles, Y seams, yoyo's, cathedral windows and curved piecing. Plus a free pattern or two!
UPDATE: Due to downsizing, unfortunately the weekly tutorials will not be continued for October. We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience.

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Discussion Forum

Cathedral Window

Started by diane Briggs. Last reply by Connecting Threads Oct 10, 2010. 2 Replies

Hi,I'm new to this site and having trouble finding my way around.  Where is the information on the Cathedral window pattern?Thanks!DianeContinue

wedding ring pattern

Started by Dorothy I. Dishman. Last reply by Gayle/La. Oct 7, 2010. 1 Reply

This would certainly make a wedding ring pattern easier.

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Comment by MsDesigns on September 22, 2020 at 8:18am

I am a long time member of "Quilting With Us" (QWU). I used to give virtual workshops here. Like many others, I have ventured out as QWU became more quiet.

We are getting the warning that QWU is at risk of being disabled. I fear this is a sign that QWU will one day be no more.

It has become like family here and the thought of losing the friendships we have developed has giving me a sad heart. Like many dark clouds, there is a silver lining. When I ventured out, I created a quilters social network, much like QWU. I never mentioned it, for it was a conflict of interest. However, in this dark hour, it is time to let others know there is an alternative. It does not have to end here.

I would be honored for QWU members to join "Pattern Pastiche". If needed, we are more than happy to create a group for your new home.

Your "Pattern Pastiche" code: QWU

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Comment by Stephanie G. Benson-Greer on November 2, 2010 at 3:59pm
Well, I am really excited. I completed the curved pieced table runner. I found some wonderful focus fabric, purple with silver moons (quarter moon), then had to find matching fabrics to coordinate. The pattern is very simple, cut out your templates, either with plastic template materials or I bet you could use cardboard or heavy construction paper. I will see if I can add it here, if not, it is on the main page about a gazillion pictures ago. purple, grey, black and yellow are the colors in it and the center is two different colors of orange.....hope you all can find it. Give curves a try, it was super simple!
Comment by yolanda fullerton on October 31, 2010 at 2:41am
Hi Everone Hope all are well?
I just want to wish all of you a HAPPY and SAFE HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yolanda
Comment by Linda Hughes on October 25, 2010 at 9:04am
It's going to be really nice. I love the bright colors.
Comment by Sandy B /AUS on October 25, 2010 at 4:19am
Here is my bag so far. Lots of stitching to do now.

This is a simplified version of Lynne Edward's Japanese Folded Patchwork Bag.
Comment by Sandy B /AUS on October 23, 2010 at 6:36pm
I am starting my mock cathedral window bag tomorrow so will let you know how it goes. I have to cut out 24 x 5" circles today and 24 x 3.5" squares of fabric and 24 x 3.25" square of thin wadding/batting - what is the correct word for this stuff?
Comment by Joanne Maner/TN on October 22, 2010 at 6:44am
Excellent description Pati. "Y" seams aren't so bad. With saying that the other day no matter what i did i could not get a good 45 on a border i was attaching. Must have been the day because usually these are no problem. So in the end i decided not to miter the corners. It just wasn't meant to be on this piece.
Comment by Pati Cook on October 18, 2010 at 6:01pm
Well I am always willing to help out, but can't do videos or step by step photos at this point.

"Y" seams and mitered seam are basically the same thing. A 45° seam meeting 2 seams that meet at a 90° angle.
I have done them 2 different ways, depending on where the bulk of the fabric is and exactly what I am doing.
For a standard "Y" seam when piecing, be sure that the pieces are cut accurately and seams are sewn accurately. I prefer sewing both the "straight" seams first. Remember to stop a seam allowance from the corner. (Or, alternatively, sew the first seam through to the end. When sewing the second side stop or start with a few backstitches right at, or a thread or two before, the previously sewn seam.)
I do not press these seams, except for a bit of finger pressing, in opposite directions.
Line up the 2 seams you just sewed, loosening the threads in the seam allowance if you sewed through it. Nestle those seams together, and the remaining seam should line right up.
Pin and stitch the third seam. Stop just shy (a thread or 2) of the intersection. Backstitch.
Press the seams all in the same direction around the intersection.........either clockwise or counter clockwise. The seam allowances will open up and you will have a beautiful flat seam.

Secrets: Stopping the stitches just short of the intersection means there is less bulk right there. You don't want a hole, just a couple of threads difference.
Cut accurately and double check your quarter inch seam if needed.
Don't stretch any of the seams, especially the bias ones. DON"T use an iron to press until all the seams are done, then PRESS do not iron.

Hope this helps some.

Pati, in Phx
Comment by Sandy B /AUS on October 18, 2010 at 4:54pm
Too right Nancy. Thanks for explaining things Melissa.
Comment by Nancy/NC on October 18, 2010 at 9:34am
Well it sounds like you all there, that Karen worked with, had nothing to do with her being let ago, & are as shocked as the rest of us, here on the forum are. That is good to know! As for the tutorials, we will all just keeping helping others here, as we always have, right ladies!

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