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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Quilt Cam Time! Let's Sew!

Let's Sew!

I'm working on some 9 patch strip sets -- and I'm determined to do it by treadle.

If it gets too hard, I'll switch to another electric machine, but I really want to try!

This pic was sent in by a crazy group of Canadian quilters who shared their Cathedral stars quilts, and included ME on QuiltCam in their pic!  How fun ---





Are you ready to sew? Bring a project, come hang out!

Leave a comment below while watching along -- I'll try to answer your questions and comments if you leave one!

Wanna join me?
Click Below!


157 comments:

  1. Yay! First time I can watch your quiltcam without having a hard time keeping my eyes open in the middle of the night!
    Greetings from Germany!

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  2. Beatrice2:07 PM EDT

    Hi,
    I'm here and you're live !
    Can't stay long, though ... Shame.
    Beatrice (from France - Europe)

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  3. Bev in Ohio2:08 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie, It's cold and rainy in northeast Ohio today. All the family is in front of the TV watching the Browns game. Chowder is simmering in the crock pot for dinner. The fireplace is glowing in my studio and I'm ready for some quiltcam time with you. The best thing to watch today. Hi To everyone in Quiltville.

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  4. So I am FMQ my brains out on Orca Bay. Dead center on a String block one of the seams didn't catch the 1/4 inch. UGRRH Anyway hand piece a string in as a patch. I can see it like it is 50 feet tall. Family says get over it.
    Also had to fence out grandson. Daughter say to me " Grandma Sweat Shop! You can
    t come out till its done"!!!!

    I will be finished quilting it in a few hours.

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  5. Anonymous2:09 PM EDT

    I am sitting here tearing off the papers from my spider web class in Tenn last year. I wanted to have this done by thur when I take my next bonnie class. Lisa From Fayetteville oh

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  6. Hi ya'll! I am working on some QOV blocks...the blocks from the workshop earlier this month...and some hst leaders and enders...all while catching bits of your quiltcam...am I multi-tasking or what!

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  7. Anonymous2:11 PM EDT

    Hi Helen here from NZ 6am Monday morning, catching some Bonnie Time before work:)

    Helen

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  8. Anonymous2:13 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie, it's lovely to be able to join you tonight (it's just after 7pm here) in Dundee, Scotland. June x

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  9. Thank you very much for doing this webcam-thing right now when we have evening here in Denmark, so I can see it too...thank you!!!! It is just so wonderful to see you alive!!!! and hear your voice! Inge-Lise from Sealand in Denmark

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  10. Hi Bonnie,

    Sitting here watching quilt cam and the ball game with hubby. I finished stitching the binding on the lap robe hubby made last night during raincheck time. Today I'm cutting triangles for a pair of "Friendship Circle" lap robes. Love watching you work the treddle. Nice to see how it's done.
    Sue
    Upstate NY

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  11. Anonymous2:14 PM EDT

    love to c u live on quilt cam .u have encouraged me to use my treadle machine from 1903 which is in working order. hubby thinks I am craxy watching u sew. But today is a great day here in the hills of Donegal We won the all ireland match this afternoon and now I am watching U my favourite quilt artist on cam quilt and after u I will watch DowntownAbbey on T.v We all love u here in ireland and cant wait to c u in person in June 2013

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  12. Thanks so much for scheduling this at an easier time for the UK - I HAVE stayed up until 2am to watch you a couple of times, as I'm a night-owl, but that does tend to write-off the next day until noon! Looking forward to your holiday mystery very much - have made the last two and really enjoyed them. Thank you for being such a generous teacher.

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  13. Watching you work on your treadle makes want to make room in my house to bring my treadle home from my brother's.
    Pam in KC

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  14. Anonymous2:15 PM EDT

    Hi looking forward to taking a class at the next quiltmaker block party in Portland next year. Can't decide which one I want to do.

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  15. Hi, first time I am able to sew with you! I am stitching an applique block, hugs Val from Paris

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  16. Hi Bonnie, 1st time for me! Love your work. I'm the English one who took your class in Haarlem nearly 4 years ago.

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  17. Thanks for hosting another great quilt cam. I am loading Smith Mountain onto my quilt frame as I watch.

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  18. Hallo Bonnie, so great that we have a chance sewing with you today!! I dusted my old Singer, I think this old lady is from 1908 and I think it's about time to make her work again. Thank you for the inspiration. Will send you a picture of the result...if we both ladies get so far this evening! Happy sewing and treadling,
    Danijela from Posdam in Germany

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    1. Wonderful Danjiela! So happy to have you along!

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  19. Hiya Bonnie
    Greetings from Jersey, Channel Islands UK
    My friend Sandra in GA Sent me the link to your quilt cam,I'm sitting here with you appliqueing some baskets, this is as close as I'll ever get to attending your workshops....it's great!

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  20. Hi Bonnie! Finally have a day off from caring for Mom. So fun to see you tredelling away! Love your indigos! I drag my machine back and forth to Mom's everyday, but its great to be able to have internet and watch you on Quiltcam today! Have a great day! Sue

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  21. Shifra G.2:16 PM EDT

    Hi, I'm joining you from Israel. This is really great. I hope you do this more often at this time.

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  22. Anonymous2:17 PM EDT

    I am sewing a binding on a quilt for my sister's BD. Then I will hand sew it down along with you. Love this opportunity! Thanks.

    I am in South Boston, VA...home to the treadle machine statute you posted on your blog this summer, while passing thru.

    I sure hope your sew-in retreat happens in 2013. It is on my calendar!

    Nikki in Virginia

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  23. Hi Bonnie. Thank you so much for doing this at a time I can take part from England! I am just waiting for the second episode of the new series of Downton Abbey to start, and you are filling the time in nicely. It is great to see you "in the flesh". I love your blog and check it out several times a day.

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  24. Hi, Bonnie. I'm with you on the football games! A little bit goes a long way. I am standing at the kitchen counter cutting out triangles for Smith Mountain Morning. Why didn't I think of this sooner? I was using the kitchen table for cutting...you'd think after 4 months of physical therapy for a stiff neck I would have thought of this! My kitchen counter is taller than anything else in the house. It's working great! Now I can't wait to start sewing.

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  25. Anonymous2:19 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie,
    Just wanted to tell you that yesterday I went a guild quilt show in Athens, PA and there were 2 quilts made with your patterns. 1 was scrappy houses and the other was spider web strings. Both mentioned your website. sandi1100

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  26. Hi,sitting here squaring up 3 1/2 inch 9 patches. Quilt Cam keeps me working on projects. You were talking about high tech while sewing on the treadle. Too funny. kathy from Frostproof FL.

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  27. Still hand quilting baptist fans on my hexie I spy

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  28. Oh, this could be addictive ... with winter coming up (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere) I could see a Sunday afternoon in front of the laptop, stitching away with you and all my Quiltville buddies ... have more energy than late at night!

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  29. Hey Bonnie, just wondering if this might be good exercise for your leg?

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  30. Hi Bonnie! You are going grocery shopping with me :) headphones in so only I can hear. Any yummy suggestions?

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  31. Hi Bonnie, watching you from Long Island this afternoon. Love your treadle, and glad you got it to work.

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  32. Hi Bonnie, Always enjoy Quilt Cam, instead of telling you what I'm doing thought I would tell you that hubby is rebuilding the motor on a little GE Sew Handy from the 30's about the size of a featherweight It is green I WANT it but it belongs to a customer. He repairs vintage machines.

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    1. Wow! Those GE Sew Handy's are RARE!!!

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  33. Bonnie, my hubby bought a treadle for me a couple years ago and seeing you with yours made me want to search mine out. It's a 1901 Singer but I have no clue how to clean it and the parts and with what. Found the bobbin case and it looks like a bullet. Thanks for the quilt cam. Marsha from Indiana

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  34. Anonymous2:26 PM EDT

    I'm doing the binding on my Orange Crush, can't wait to see you Tuesday in Lexington! And again Friday and Saturday in Shepherdsville!

    Kay Pucciarelli
    kpucci@communicomm.com

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  35. Anonymous2:26 PM EDT

    Thank you for this CAM time, always miss you weekdays cept for maybe last 10mins. Still looking for a Featherweight but did get a 99 knee pusher. Dandy do far!!
    Chris in Tacoma

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  36. Love watching you run that treadle. I wasn't able to watch the other day when you were paper piecing. I've read comments about what a great tip you gave about using pins to match points (or something like that). Will you please post about that hint. I looked through some of your posted paper piecing patterns to see if I could find it, but so far I haven't. Please help. I hate to miss a great hint. Thank you.

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  37. Hi Bonnie, DH is wondering where the microphone is since we can't see it on the feed. The sound is very clear. Thanks for showing your sewing space during quilt cam. It has caused me to sort and clean up my sewing space a bit. Stitching a binding today while watching you. Great to do this on a Sunday afternoon. Louise in Rhode Island

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  38. Hello Bonnie. Enjoying your webcam on a very wet afternoon in England but please be careful when walking past the camera - I don't want to see next week's washing when you bend forward.....
    Luv you (but not that much....)

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  39. So excited to finally get some quiltcam time in with you Bonnie! I am doing some cutting for Hawaii Sunset. Thanks for sharing your sewing time with us! Andee in AZ (your number one fan, wink!)

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  40. Anonymous2:30 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie, Joyce from Maryland. Love your quilt cam! I have a treadle sewing machine but I have not used it. It is just sitting in my bedroom. I think I will get it out this winter and see if it actually works. It was found in my parents attic in 1957.

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  41. Anonymous2:30 PM EDT

    mary here from Ireland Hi Bonnie I am loving ur quilt cam here in Ireland looking forward to c ing u inIreland in june 2013. Have all ur books. Today I am finaaly put the backing on my Ocra bay I choose red fleece it is turning out fabusley. Hope u can entertain us fans here in Europe more often it is so har5d to sset thealarm for 2 am. but what the heck we will if we have too

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  42. I was working on string blocks to swap with friends (we're swapping ANY 3.5" blocks), but my family was watching the old Mission Impossible TV shows on Netflix in there, so I came in to work on cleaning off the table mess from working on applique (also for those 3.5" blocks). They LOVE that I enjoy quiltcam SO much.~

    Lucy (in IN)

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  43. Hi Bonnie, I just finished a spool of thread also!! I am handpiecing though--takes forever to finish 500 yards!! Making a queen size GFG and just finished #196 block last night--so am now putting the top together. Fun to watch you treadle!! Judy in Omaha, Nebraska

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  44. This is great! I suddenly found myself in your sewing room while you are making the nine patches! All the way from Holland, as in The Neherlands hihi. My sister has the family treadle and I have my grandmothers Singer hand machine. Happy quilting, hugs, Daniëlle

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  45. Anonymous2:36 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie, Laurie from Norfolk,VA. Ths s so much fun to wok along side you. At your workshop you don't get to sew, just watch and help us, now we can ALL sew together. Happy for us all.

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  46. Another vote for the kitchen counter. My new house has an island with an end I have commandeered for cutting. AND now that I got a GO cutter last weekend, a lot more cutting is getting done! Woo Hoo!

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  47. Anonymous2:37 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie,
    Pat from Maine here. I met you this summer with my friends Regan and Suzanne. Truly enjoyed our dinner with you at Mimmo's.Preparing the binding for two quilts while catching your cam on my Nook. No computer in my sewing room - small screen - but I can listen. Where there's a will there's a way. Always pick up great tips from you. Keep up the great work. You are an inspiration!

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    1. Mimmo's was so awesome...YUM!!!! So nice to hear from you Pat!

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  48. Hi Bonnie...after vacation in a couple weeks, I will have my grandfather's old Singer treadle looked at and hopefully get it back in working order. I will also get my Mom's old Pink Singer serviced...it's the machine I learned to sew on. Thanks for inspiring me to get back to my 'roots' - I yearn to get reacquainted my vintage machines, you've made me fall in love with them again.

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    1. I just love these old babies! So happy you do too!

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  49. Anonymous2:38 PM EDT

    It's me again, I feel the same way about meeting you as you do about meeting Harriet Hargrave! I'm so excited! I have learned so much from you. I am in Cumberland Gap, TN and will also be on my way to Lexington tomorrow! So fun to sew along with you.

    Kay Pucciarelli

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  50. Anonymous2:39 PM EDT

    Hey Bonnie,
    The Stoeger boys and I are cleaning while we listen to you on the Quilt Cam. We are baking also, it works perfectly as the computer is upstairs and the sewing is downstairs. Have a great afternoon.

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    1. Hello to Nell and the Stoeger Boys!!! *waving*

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  51. Hi Bonnie, I'm here in the UK, in Cornwall, it's so lovely to hear you and see you sewing xxxx I love your blog

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  52. Was catching up on your blog and saw you might be there this afternoon-so might have missed a bit but now I am on board. Love the little pink machine sitting to the left of your stove!

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  53. Bonnie, you mentioned typing in something, like "South Boston" in the upper left of your blog page to find a certain post. You've mentioned that before, but I don't find a search box anywhere on your blog. I must have misunderstood something. Can you help me out--clear this up? Thank you.

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    1. Very top of the blog upper left corner...it's a search box...it's there.

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    2. Hi, Bonnie. I use Firefox. I turned off AdBlockPlus for your site thinking that might be hiding the search box, but nope, I still don't see it. HOWEVER, I did load Windows Explorer and I can see the search box there. So it is some setting on my part that prevents me from seeing the search box. I'll have to keep checking my various add-ons... Thanks.

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  54. Hi Bonnie, Sue from Charleston here. DH and I just hung 2 wall hangings today that were waiting to be hung rather then hidden away. They make the rooms look so colorful. Why did we wait so long?!?!

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  55. Bonsoir Bonnie.

    Great to catch up with you at last! I'm English but live in Normandy in France! Today I've been working on my "Scrappy Irish Chain" as a Leaders and Enders quilt - while working on a baby quilt at the same time! I hope you will have "European time" regularly - it's 8.40 pm here! You have just the voice I imagined you would have...

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  56. I am person who has also lost pictures that were saved on my computer. To keep from having that happen again, I purchased an external hard drive and have all my pictures on it as well as my computer. Those hard drives are very inexpensive now.

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  57. Hi Bonnie,

    I've been enjoying catching you on Quiltcam! Just a quick question, do you use one specific thread for piecing and if so what do you use?

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    1. I like cotton thread for cotton piecing. I'm using a lot of Superior thread -- I have it on cones from my longarm, but if I had my druthers and could purchase all the thread I want, I'd go for aurifil. I want to use up what I have first tho!

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  58. Love the Quilt Cam... thanks for sharing with us. Love the blog too and this is honestly the first time I have been able to catch you live! Deb is Upstate, NY

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  59. Joining fro MD ... enjoying quilt cam while binding a baby quilt ... 1/3 done but i need to finish this weekend because the baby shower is right around the corner

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  60. Anonymous2:43 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie, I´m watchin your from Iceland :O) just love your blog, read it every day, love to see you on the quilt cam :O) með kveðju frá Íslandi Elinborg Dagmar Lárusdóttir dagmar@mi.is

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  61. I purchased some Indigos from Sandy at COTTON IN THE CABIN years ago... I need to dig them out! She and her husband import them from South Africa. The process is fascinating, like those lovely batiks.
    Happy Sewing!

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  62. Sorry to confuse you Bonnie - my username is a bit silly. I live in a small town called Wantage (near Oxford) in England, so I am known as Wantage Lass. King Alfred the Great was born here in 890 (ish) A.D. so it is a very old town! Downton Abbey itself is Highclere Castle, 13 miles south of here and Downton village is a place called Bampton, only 10 miles north of here - so the places filmed are very local to me. Enjoy the series -I do so enjoy a wedding, and Shirley Maclaine is absolutely fantastic.

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    1. Now that I know it is two words, not one, it makes more sense! Nice to meet you!

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  63. Aileen from Fl again. I lost my Bonnnie Bouns Triangle temple. I want to make another. Was it from a business card? What was the demension.

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    1. take a 2" square and cut it in half on the diagonal :)

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  64. Hi Bonnie--thanks for making a tedious job less tedious. I'm trying to clean, sort and pack all non-essential things in my sewing room so that we can put the house on the market. Watching you is much more entertaining than the audio books I usually listen to. I think I want a treadle machine now--only I don't think I'm coordinated enough to operate it.

    I didn't think I'd ever admit this, but I seriously think I might have too much fabric....is that possible?

    P.S. exactly what is considered non-essential in a sewing room?

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  65. Anonymous2:45 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie sewing with you from New Mexico. It is great to have you in my sewing room too. Corina Barker

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  66. HI, it's my birthday today, I'd love a shoutout from you!!!!!

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  67. Anonymous2:46 PM EDT

    How much room do you leave between strips that you sew one strip. Lisa

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  68. Hi Bonnie
    This is the second quilt-cam that I've been able to watch.
    I have a question about a FeatherWeight.
    A local singer service center is moving across the country. They have a FeatherWeight for $350.00. I would really like one but am not sure if that is a good deal. It comes with as many feet would fit it, has the manual, and is in great shape. Is this a good price? I'm in Canada too.
    Thanks
    Vicky K

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  69. Finally I cought your life cam! Yepieeee, Usually I am not in the right time zone with you. I am looking forward to see you in Germany 2014! Love your work.
    HUggs Doris

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  70. Hey Bonnie this is the first time watching you and listening to you sew. I love that I can hear you sew while I am in the kitchen and working on dinner, knowing there is a quilter out there having fun.
    You keep it as real as life can be, I love it! no would like to see me sewing and what I wear that is for sure.
    I love how you distribute your fabrics all over you and the table and the quilts that hang in your room for incentive...you just made me laugh with your crumb bin..back to dinner thanks a zillion for being you

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  71. About the commercials in the quilt cam feed .. I figures a trick to avoid them: i watch quilt cam through my feed reader on my iPad ... i can watch the feed full screen without interruptions

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  72. Bonnie, love the sound of the treadle machine. I have a White that I bought at a garage sale years ago. You have inspired me to try to get it to work and give it a try. Sewing a binding on a wall hanging right now. Faith in Maine

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  73. Anonymous2:54 PM EDT

    Hi Helen NZ again - G2G and get clean for work. Come November when we are in daylight savings and you are out we are only 6 hours behind EST. So Saturday at 2pm EST would be perfect for me..........8am Sun morning for me........lol hint hint.

    Bye have a great day.

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  74. Im commenting for Sandy McCay, she is on the phone with me right now... she says;

    " I am alive and well... in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. You can go to my website at:

    or call at 260-238-4620 for orders of INDIGO. "
    Quiltcam is a great idea BOnnie!~
    Sandy McKay

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    1. www.cottoninthecabin.com

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    2. LOL!!! I hope she remembers me, I bought a "spool" cabinet made from a treadle machine cover at the Vermont Quilt Festival! I've been buying from them for years, and I always find SOMETHING awesome in their booth that no one else has!

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    3. Of COURSE She remembers you!!!~ She is sooooo sweet. I just HAD to call her and let her know that you were sewing with Indigos. I did not KNOW that they were from her, but I suspected as much. You will have to show us your cabinet one day Bonnie. I made one of her dolls from the porcelian head, arms and legs. Then, the clothes, using her fabric line. Sweet, sweet lady.
      Thanks for all you do for so many BOnnie. Enjoy the rest of your day. XO

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  75. Hi Bonnie,
    It's great to finally see and hear you live. Love to see you sewing on your treadle. I'm not sewing along with you, my sewing room is in the attic and wifi is not very great there (I'm watching on my iPad). But it's still great to watch you do your thing.
    Greeting from the Netherlands

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  76. I'll have you know.... I'm not a middle aged woman. I'm an
    old woman and I'm lovin' every moment.

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  77. Anonymous2:57 PM EDT

    Bonnie, I'm being nosy. When you go to Shelby, stop by Ocean City.

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  78. Saw you for about 10 seconds, just as you got the phone call!! So exciting. I will be back!!Rebecca (in ireland)

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  79. Saw you for about 10 seconds, just as you got the phone call!! So exciting. I will be back!!Rebecca (in ireland)

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  80. Anonymous3:00 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie!
    I'm grading (awful) papers along with you! Would much rather be sewing. Sigh...
    Jo in Virginia

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  81. Hi Bonnie - I watch you through Safari and have commercials. I'm going to install FireFox and see if that's any better. Never fails, as soon as you start to say something I'm really interested in, it goes to commercial. I'll figure this out yet if it kills me. Thanks for taking your precious time to spend it with us. Jan in WI

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  82. Hi Bonnie, Sandra in the UK here. Love the time! I downloaded an ad blocker from the internet. Can now watch you with no ads on Google Chrome.
    I have ordered the Hexie book and the needle position finder. Can't wait to get them.
    Love
    Sandra
    xx

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  83. Hoi Bonny it is nice to see you moving and her you taking.

    Kind regards,
    Marga
    (friend from Lucy Kramer)

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  84. Dang I missed it! too busy living......

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  85. I missed the very beginning of your quilt cam and didn't hear what you are sewing. What are you working on today?

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  86. Anonymous3:06 PM EDT

    I think that she would be more than happy that you are using her machine for good use, instead of it being left hidden somewhere.

    Carole from Canada

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      it was for when you made a comment regarding the change from the electric machine to the treadle machine.
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  87. Hi, Bonnie!
    Love seening you on QuiltCam!
    I too am watching you and the Browns football game, just like Bev in Cleveland!
    What music are you listening to?
    You make me think of my dear Grandma sewing on her treadle in the 50's and 60's!
    KAREN SEBOR Chardon, OH

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  88. Lovely to be able to catch you sewing! Have to go put the boys to bed now though :(

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  89. Hi Bonnie, I love it that you are sewing on the treadle. I learned to sew on one and actually made most of my clothes on one for several years until we could afford an electric portable Kenmore. Wish I had that old treadle now.

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  90. Hello from beautiful sunny, St. Louis! Sewing a six year old UFO with you today. Boy, have my piecing skills improved since then. Watched Muva's videos and learned what that odd looking attachment was - a seam guide for my Featherweight. Also ordered tangerine Prairie cloth and will be making a Cheddar bow tie leader/ender quilt when the fabric arrives!No more wasting thread and time for me.

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  91. Anonymous3:10 PM EDT

    Bonnie, Love to see the treadle sewing I remember sewing all of my clothes on my great grandmother's treadle when in highschool in the '50's. Sewed my prom dress on the treade; 30 yards of organdy! Had lots of darts in the skirt; couldn't backstitch so I had to hand tie off. Thanks for all that you do!

    Mary Swanson, Columbia, SC

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  92. Hello Bonnie
    Thanks for inviting us to your home. I am trying to make the small spools but having trouble getting the 1 1/2" sewn on without it changing the size of the main piece. It may be the material but it sure is frustrating at times.

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  93. Anonymous3:12 PM EDT

    hi Bonnie it is 12.39 a.m in India. i am watching you on quiltcam anasuyapad@gmail.com

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  94. Hey Bonnie,
    here is Elke from Germany. It is great to see you on Quilt Cam. I am sewing on a sewingstone. It was an old sewing-tool in Germany. I will show it on a handworkpresentation. Thank you for your time to spent with us. Elke

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  95. Hi Bonnie,
    I am working on Hexi's. I just started and purchased the paper punch you recommended on ebay. Can you share any suggestions for cutting material? Do you use a template? If so do you make your own or purchase one. Thanks for sharing your quilting knowledge.
    Janet from Mo (janet7435@live.com)

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  96. Bonnie,
    Everytime I watch you on Quilt Cam I learn something new--no more steam for me!

    Gail :)

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  97. Hi I do not have sewing machine near the computer so I am crocheting along while you sew. It counts as these are Christmas presents that I really need to finish up.
    Dorothy in Texas

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  98. Enjoying treadle session ty finished. 2 applique blocks!"""""

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  99. Hi Bonnie! This is Rose Fioretti from Brazil. We brazilian quilters love you and admire your quilts! thank you for share your knowledge! Please send a hug to brazilian quilters! bye bye!

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  100. Anonymous3:25 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie, really enjoying hearing your voice and getting great tips Great time for us in the Uk to see you..Regards Alwyn in Wales UK

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  101. Hey, Bonnie!!! So nice to see you in the middle of the day! I'm lucky enough to live in the States, however, since I'm normally up in the middle of the night, I'm VERY thankful to see some daylight sewing! I am amazed and befuddled at the folks that feel the need to comment on your slight wardrobe "malfunctions"!!!! I would hate to think that you would discontinue quiltcam for a few unrealistic peeps. Keep on doing what you do, and know that there are MANY of us that are happy to have your live company. As for dinner, it's a pot roast in the crock pot with veggies too. Gotta love one dish dinners.

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  102. re; seeing underwear: My mom's comment in reply to "your slip is showing" was "at least you know I have one on!" I often sew in my pj's and don't have "one" on! Enjoy your life!

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  103. I think your studio and "production" is perfect just the way it is. Thanks for sharing.
    Joanne in NY

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  104. Hi Bonnie, watching you use the treadle machine reminds me of how I learned to sew on my mom's old treadle machine when I was a teenager. She bought it used when she and my dad married. I inherited it and, when I checked the serial number, I learned that it dates back to the 1890's! I hope to pass it down to my granddaughter some day. Happy sewing!

    Myrna from Kentucky

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  105. Anonymous3:31 PM EDT

    Hello Bonnie!

    Great to catch you on Cam time, does the treadle make your back ache? I wanted to ask - I'm planning a quilt top that will use alot of white, but I heard a quilter say white will always over-balance a top if you use too much of it. What do you think?
    Thanks,
    Kate
    kate_orchardmerkel@o2.co.uk

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  106. Hi Bonnie,
    So nice to be able to catch you on the web cam for once.
    I'm in South Africa, so the time difference is usually a hassle. Most excited to also see that you are working on what looks like some South African indigo schwe-schwe fabrics.
    Can't wait to try out my treadle machine in November.
    Have to head of to bed soon, but was great to see you sewing away.
    Regards Sharon

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  107. Hello from Ohio..... I see you have over 1370 viewers - you are now a celebrity!!!! Love the quiltcam!

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  108. Bonnie,
    I found a template to go with the Creative Memories 3/4" side punch for anyone who likes cutting the hexie fabric out with a template. I've found Brandy's Hexagon template #313 3/4" to be quite helpful, especially when I want to use scraps. I used Elmer's glue to put sandpaper on the bottom, so it'd not slip.

    Lucy~

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  109. Hi Bonnie and other Quiltville Quilt cam-ians! I am really enjoying this today! I will have to dash off to shower, dress and go to work soon! The pressing demo was great! And the hexie talk was interesting. And you might inspire me to put my treadle back together and use it! Lol

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  110. WOW now over 1400 viewers - no pressure whatsoever! lol! I'm working on some of my hexie's from Mickey Depre's new book "Pieced Hexies" while watching you today

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  111. Hi Bonnie and other Quiltville Quilt cam-ians! I am really enjoying this today! I will have to dash off to shower, dress and go to work soon! The pressing demo was great! And the hexie talk was interesting. And you might inspire me to put my treadle back together and use it! Lol

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  112. Hi Bonnie,
    I know you don't want to give away anything about the up coming mystery quilt, but I just want to know if I will need any special rulers? I'm going to the Creative Festival in Toronto in early October and will want to purchase any needed rulers at that time.
    Thanks

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  113. Thanks for doing this earlier! Tuning in from Germany (living abroad for about a month) - so glad you were still going after I was done skyping my sister!

    Emma

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  114. Hey, can I ask you about the Pineapplequilt from your book? Why don´t you sew in round on the paper and how long do you sew on the line (till the end of the next line or more) - I hope you understand my bad english.
    Thank you!!

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  115. Hello Bonnie. It is just wonderful to know that we are so many quilters around the whole world who are quilting and sewing at the same time just now!! Thank you - enjoying it very must! I sew strips....

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  116. Hi Bonnie from Australia , what have you named your treadle ? Pauline .

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  117. HI Bonnie Beth here from Queensland Austalia still watching you love quilt cam time
    hugs Beth

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  118. Hi Bonnie!
    Why don't you see if you can take that drawer in front out and also the curved vanity panel underneath...I bet it's just a few screws or a bit of glue holding those in place. I am tall too and can see how that would be a bit uncomfortable for you.

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  119. Anonymous3:49 PM EDT

    Another Jan here from Nova Scotia, Canada ... hope all are having a great day !

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  120. Thank you for changing the time so that we can watch and hear you live in Denmark too :-)

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  121. Hi Bonnie. Having fun watching from Norway.

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  122. Hi Bonnie! I'm really enjoying watching you in Leeds in the UK. The timing is great for us, but my kids wanted to stay up to watch you too! I'm afraid I'll be leaving you at 9 for Downton Abbey on the TV at 9, although I may leave you on in the background!
    I've been finishing some strippy heart blocks and have enjoyed all the tips and chat!
    Liz
    xx

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  123. Nice to finally 'meet'you on webcam from the UK

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  124. Thanks for everything Bonnie. Enjoy your trip tomorrow. I am just off to Lady Mary's wedding, so bye for now. Hope to catch you again very soon, I have learnt so much this evening.

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  125. Anonymous3:54 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie, watching from Belgium too, thanks
    Jo

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  126. Hi from New Zealand too, I should bemaking school lunches (7.45am) but watching you :-)

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  127. Hey Bonnie how about putting blocks under the table legs?
    Also seems to be a good time and day for the Quilters everywhere to meet. I am loving Sunday afternoon quilt cam.

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  128. Anonymous3:56 PM EDT

    Thank you from Italy to change the hour for web cam!!! Dear Bonnie....
    Daniela from Rome

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  129. Anonymous3:59 PM EDT

    Bonnie, it was so lovely to join you today, really hope we're able to do it again soon - June in Dundee xx

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  130. Oops! I'm abroad for almost another year...typo! And you read my first comment (with the typo!) out loud! Oh my! I was trying to decide between "for almost another year" and "for another eight months" and somehow it got mixed up in my head! Oh me.

    Maybe next time I'll tune in and be sewing - if my shoulder eases up (it's hard to rotary cut if your left shoulder is having issues!). Here's to knocking out the 12 baby quilts for 12 babies born from two months ago through March. Ugg.

    Thank you again, and sorry for my silly typo!

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  131. Anonymous3:59 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie:

    This Ellen from Baltimore....do you use the AccuQuilt Go for any cutting?

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  132. hello, darlin'!! what a treat to share sewing time with you! thanks for the giggles and the sisterhood! love the music, too! Eagles, Barry, and my favorite hymn, How Great Thou Art!!! love it!

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  133. Susan(UK)4:04 PM EDT

    Lovely to see you on Quiltcam, Bonnie!

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  134. Anonymous4:06 PM EDT

    great timing Bonnie, was able to watch and listen on my iPad while I was sewing on a binding by machine.

    Stella in So Cal

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  135. Thanks Bonnie.
    Watching from western Canada
    Bev in Maple Rige BC

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  136. Thank you for all the tips today. It is soon bed time here in Sweden but managed to watch you for a while. Love those batiks!

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  137. Anonymous4:18 PM EDT

    Hello Bonnie ! It.'s wonderful to see and hear you in live ! I lové your blog and enjoy it every morning during breakfast... So many people all around the world... It's too "énorme " !....
    Patricia Toulouse, South of France

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  138. Anonymous10:00 PM EDT

    Hello Bonnie, I'm new on your blog. I have a featherweight machine, and the standard foot is very narrow, not 1/4" measure. Do you mark your machine to get the 1/4" seam line, or do you just sew with the narrower seam allowance. I'm just starting to use it for quilting, used to use it for clothing a long time ago, when we used 5/8" s.a.
    Just wondering, and I really enjoy your daily newsletter that I receive.
    Linda G
    lfgarmon@frontiernet.net

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  139. Hi Bonnie,
    I was excited that you said ahead of time when you would do your next live cam. (That time didn't actually work for me) I was wondering if you can do that more often? I know you are crazy busy. I am in China and I seem to always miss when they might be. We are 12 hours different from North Carolina. I used to live in Florence, SC you came to the Swamp Fox guild several years ago where we met. Thanks for an amazing blog. Keep it up. Ramona

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  140. Hi from Sweden. Marie and Maria from the quilt cruise watching you.

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  141. Anonymous9:42 AM EDT

    Having known a couple of these girls for many years, I can back you up and say yes crazy Canadians!!!But they do have lots of fun on their sew nights!!
    scrappy nanna from Canada (too)!!

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  142. Anonymous10:12 AM EDT

    Finally able to see you on your live Cam and enjoyed all the conversation. Looking forward to your next mystery quilt coming in September. Diana - dinel12@yahoo.com

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