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At 9:54am on December 18, 2010, linda harriott/UK said…

Thanks for adding me as a friend.Been checking out your photos and there are some lovely projects.

At 2:27am on July 3, 2010, Mary johnson said…
Dear Friends

The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!

Go sign up now and let the fun begin.

http://www.stitchingforpink.org/

Hope we see you there

Mary

At 8:45pm on November 18, 2009, Sharon Reeves said…
I'm just checking pictures to see if any new are posted, If they are, they are great. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
At 11:48am on September 26, 2009, Sharon said…
Hey Ruth,
Just checking on you. Are you o.k.? I see you haven't been on in a while. Send me a message when you can.Take care.
Sharon
At 2:22pm on June 25, 2009, Carolyn Propst/Central Florida said…
Love your purses and the little pouches. Are these for putting gifts in? If so they are so much prettier than those paper gift bags. Carolyn
At 3:06pm on June 21, 2009, Ruth said…
I made this little gift bag at camp this weekend. It was from a kit from Connecting Threads.
At 11:11am on April 3, 2009, Mary Rogers/MN said…
Ruth, Just wanted to say thank you for the thoughts and prayers for my daughter Sarah! I have posted updated information and wanted to let you know I appreciated the support during such a difficult time!
At 6:33pm on March 26, 2009, Sharon said…
Het Ruth,
How are you? I'm sorry I haven't chatted with you lately. Been busy. I am working on a photo quilt for my mom. Hoping it will turn out nice. Hope all is well with you. Take care.
Sharon
At 7:34am on March 23, 2009, Teri said…
Nice job on the table runner! You are on a roll - bags, runners, oh my!
At 3:22pm on March 22, 2009, Alicia Sawyer said…
Ruth, you're table runner is beautiful! I love the floral print.
Alicia
At 7:39am on March 22, 2009, Diane Gunter/Canada said…
Ruth your wall hanging is lovely.I'm sure your friend will love it!
At 8:23am on March 1, 2009, Tilda said…
Really nice slide show of your projects! Lovely!
At 9:01am on February 27, 2009, MsDesigns said…
You are more than welcome Ruth....8o)
cindy
At 8:22am on February 27, 2009, MsDesigns said…
Hi Ruth

I am more than happy to share what I have learned!

There are two major companies that provided EPP shapes, "Quilt Patis" and "Paper Pieces". They both provide die cut english paper piecing shapes. There is a difference between their products though. "Quilt Patis" shapes are die cut from Mylar and "Paper Pieces" shapes are die cut from card stock. Both company's product have their pros and cons.

Mylar shapes: These are plastic, very durable shapes that will last just about forever. If you plan to do a lot of "English Paper Piecing" of a single shape, this may be the route you want to take. The draw back is they do not bend easily and this is sometimes needed when stitching a tight corner. The Mylar shapes are more costly. However, they may be worth the extra money to have them last forever, especially if you plan to use something like just hexagons to make many "Grandmother's Flower Garden" projects. The mylar shapes have a hole in the middle where you can use a pin to secure the fabric to the shape for basting. When basting you gather the corners of the fabric for you can not sew to the shape.

Card stock shapes: These shapes are die cut out of card stock about the thickness of index cards. Depending on the shape, the paper piece will last for several uses. I have found that the 1" or larger hexagons can be used over 50 times, but then the small triangles are maybe worn out after 5 or so uses. The card stock is very flexible and will bend when stitching sharp corners. The card stock shapes are much more economical to purchase. If you plan to do "English Paper Piecing" with many different shapes, this may be the route to go cost wise. With the paper shapes you can baste your fabric to the shape to help keep the shape from slipping out while whip stitching.

That is my 2 cents worth on "English Paper Piecing" pre-cut shapes.

cindy aka MsDesigns
QuiltCampus teacher - www.quiltcampus.net
At 2:30pm on February 26, 2009, Debbie C said…
Thanks, Ruth. I enjoy making hexes but as you can tell from my photos I do have a hard time getting them finished. I love your quilts and bags! The log cabin pattern is one my grandmother made a lot of and I have one that I use on my bed in the winter. I have never made one, but it is on my "to do" list. Debbie
At 2:10pm on February 26, 2009, Renee said…
Thank you for the comment on my quilts, Ruth. And I like what you said about PHDs!
At 9:25pm on February 24, 2009, hapybren said…
I love all you items esp. the bags. Love the log cabin too!
At 1:46pm on February 23, 2009, Jody said…
Ruth, I love your complete projects! Especially the bags. Keep up the good work.
At 1:16pm on February 22, 2009, Susan B said…
Love you bags and the gift bag is delightful...will have to make one for my granddaughter. You are so lucky to have 4 who live close by...and isn't it fun to be with them???
At 7:28pm on February 21, 2009, Michele said…
I'm going to have to buy them & make a couple for me & my daughter wants to get them as well. Thanks for sharing.

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