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Monday, July 03, 2006

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Pat

Your cat is a gorgeous and oh so relaxed!

Vicki

The cutting's the hardest part for me too. In the quilt I started years ago and have since ignored, every strip is cut funkily so I feel like the whole thing is doomed. When I do go back to it, I think I'll have plenty of squaring up to do also.

Michelle

Love those bright blocks. One hint on cutting, you might want to buy a quilt ruler that has the thinnest lines you can find. I bought a cheap-o one first, but ended up switching to a more expensive one with very fine measurement lines and it's been much easier to get an accurate cut. Everything is looking great, good luck!

Chris

Spike looks very comfy!

renee

the quilt looks fantastic!

Helen

Your Spike looks very similar to our Milo. Chris let me know about your post with his picture. It seems we've both put up pictures of our cats on a shelf today. :)

becca

Holy Mackeral that's a big cat. Looks very well taken care of :)

janna

It's the whole cutting thing that keeps me from sewing -- so final! (And Spike is a cutie!)

Tsoniki

That's beautiful! I just got out a bunch of material to make a friend a baby quilt. Thanks for sharing. :)

Marie

Spike is adorable! He looks like a giant, orange teddy. :)
Your quilt pieces looks beautiful! I've been slowly edging towards making my first quilt too but the fear of cutting is holding me back (that and the washing and ironing before starting). I'm a bit puzzled by squaring up...if you cut the fabric after you've sewed the pieces, doesn't it also cut the thread holding the square together?

Jan

The quilt's going to be a beauty!

lorinda

Hey, Julie. I love the colors you chose for your quilt. It looks great! And Mr. Spike is not a small kitty, is he? Hope you are having a great summer.

kathy

The quilt colors are fabulous. Great contrast with the center squares. I can't exactly tell from the picture what type of ruler you're using but I have one that looks like that and it has a lip on one end. I don't use it anymore because it tended to slip and didn't have any grip on the underside. I now use an Omnigrid ruler (the green ones). They have some type of tacky substance on the underside that keeps the ruler in place while cutting. Another good thing to do is test your 1/4" seam. Cut 2 strips 3" wide and sew them together. Press the seam and measure, if it's not exactly 5 1/2" then you need to calibrate your stitching line. Hope that makes sense :)

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