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Saturday, October 06, 2012

Saturday Afternoon QuiltCam!

The van is mostly loaded...mail order has been filled and taken to the post office.  I've got a bit of spare time to make some progress -- I'll be sewing on a couple more "Moth in the Window" blocks along with the rest of you who want to sew along with me!

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

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117 comments:

  1. whew! Spent the morning doing chores so that I wouldn't miss quiltcam! Just finishing up hand quilting baptist fans on a baby quilt - there's light at the end of the tunnel!

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  2. I am ready to go with quilt cam. Still with crochet for Christmas. I love your new blue machine and want want one.
    Dorothy

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  3. I am up and ready to sew some more with you....:)

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  4. Hi Bonnie,

    Looking forward to spending time together this afternoon. I sent a Tweet out to my quilty friends, too.

    Torie from Annapolis.

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  5. Woo Hoo now I'll get my ironing done!!

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    1. Thank you, thank you, Bonnie! As much as I dislike ironing, I GOT IT ALL DONE!!!
      Could not have done it without you

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    2. Yeah!! You got more done than I did!

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  6. Hello Bonnie
    Glad to see/hear you live again! Keep up the good work!
    Beatrice (from France - Europe).

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  7. Hi Bonnie! Melody and I are sewing and quilt caming with ya! After I finish a customer quilt, I'm hoping on working on star struck! Love new machine and name! Happy sewing!

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  8. Hi Bonnie!
    Anita, joining from Norway.

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  9. Hi Bonnie, I am so excited to be able to see you. I am in Germany. And last night I caught you talking about the eyebrow trimmer and the mystery quilt.

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  10. Yes, finally I get to watch you on quiltcam. Usually it is too late for us in Europe. Unfortunately though we are going out tonight - it is our wedding anniversary next week, so we are going out for a meal. It only happens once or twice a year so I can't say no. I'll get 15 or 20 minutes anyway. Watching from Cork in Southern Ireland.

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  11. Ok, so just how many sewing machines have you collected by now? (Or is that a secret you don't want your husband to know about?) In the last several weeks it seems that many an orphan has made it home to you. Most impressed with the repair work you did on the beautiful feather weight that was gifted you recently too!

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  12. Potsdam says hello again!!!! Waving from Germany - Danijela

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  13. Watching from Fort Wayne Indiana! After quilt cam last night I tackled the pile of fabric from the free table at quilt guild and really make progress on my Tumbleweed project. May be able to start sewing soon! Love Petula-now she looks blue! Cleaned up beautifully!

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  14. Waaaahhhhh, quilt cam not playing for me. Anyone else having problems today???

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  15. Lots of time to pull fabrics, Bonnie! If I do like last year...I will end up changing it up anyway LOL
    Christmas song do not ignore as only 79 sleeps to go!! Safe travels

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  16. I missed the mystery quilt intro -- is it an online only mystery?? Is there a schedule to the clue releases? Marcia

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    1. Last night Bonnie said the next mystery would start the day after Thanksgiving. I believe there is a tab for the mysteries at the top of her blog.

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  17. Hi Bonnie going to miss quilt cam next week. Lisa

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  18. Hey, you were the one asking if it was too early to write Santa the other day! James is just letting you know it is never too early!

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  19. So happy that I can join you for QUiltCam time :)
    Checking in from Ontario Canada and sewing Lori's (Humble QUilts) quilt along today.
    Will get my Orca Bay finished in time for the next mystery.
    Thanks so much for the fun Bonnie...you have no idea how much I love your mysteries!!

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  20. Back at it. After de-boning comes the DE-Buttoning... DH asked why and what was I going to do with them. I told him you were starting a Mystery. So my fabrics are his old shirt and the shirts I picked up at the Thrift store. Thanks for another addiction.

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  21. I am new this year. Will you give instructions for the.mystery that beginners van follow??!

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    1. I will present each step as clearly as possible, though some basic knowledge of quilting is necessary.

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  22. After Thanksgiving is great for me. My Dad's birthday is Thanksgiving day and I'm having the WHOLE family here. Plus this will give me a little longer to finish up Orca Bay before the new mystery starts.

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  23. Hi Bonnie, Rain last night kept me awake and so I caught you at 2am again. Really enjoying your moth in the window block. Building works means my roof has been taken off my bungalow as I am going up a floor. I am currently living in a caravan in my front garden. Watching you sew makes me feel like I am doing something as well. Bye from Sandra in the UK.

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  24. Hi Bonnie! I'm sewing endless Half square triangles into four patches for Jamestown Landing. When you teach a class, do you have a goal of getting a couple of rows worth of blocks done? I've been making these units since you left for Bali! Maybe I'll get this one done by the time you go to Ireland! Thanks for keeping us all company this afternoon!

    Lisa in CT

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  25. Hi Bonnie! Cruise-Maria from Sweden is watching. However, right now I am in London for a two week business trip. Still don't want to miss your quilt cam.

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  26. I'm sashing a Strip Club sampler quilt (from a BOM class at Seminole Sampler in Catonsville, MD) while working withe leaders and Enders for Blue Ridge Beauty.

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  27. Hi Bonnie! Joining you from rainy Central FL. I'm working on a Bento Box quilt on my Singer hand crank & love Quilt Cam time. Don't always get as much done, but listening to you about your projects & vintage machines inspires me. Hopefully I'll be able to join you at Montreat in NC next August.

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  28. Thanks, Bonnie, for the inspiration and company while I start straightening my sewing room. Makes a necessary chore easier...

    Also like the choice of names for your new machine...Petulia..Didn't she star in "Goodbye Mr. Chips" also??

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    1. I think Petula Clark was in To Sir with Love with Sydney Poitier. She played one of his students.

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  29. Hi Bonnie, only getting sound right now but hope to see your face again soon! lol

    I am sewing a Christmas quilt of tessalated crosses as I watch.

    Was wondering - do you have any references to refer me to for learning about starting an antique sewing machine collection? I see your fun buys and want to start collecting too, but don't want to overpay!

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    1. I really don't! Antique malls are always going to be more expensive than thrift shops. Start with one. Get it working, use it often...and let the others find you one by one :)

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  30. Hi Bonnie! What are some of your "must have" accessories for a Featherweight 221? I just got one and I've got a seam guide, a bag and a 1/4 foot for it. Not sure what else it might need.

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  31. Ugh, why did I have sound last night and none this morning? Technology is so frustrating. Ah, figured it out and now you're on the big screen TV in the living room! I would like to find a machine to use when I'm at my parents house. Any tips on what to look for in a Salvation Army/Goodwill/yard sale machine?

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  32. Hi Bonnie, I'm enjoying watching you from Kentucky while you sew on Petula. I have an antique Singer treadle (over 100 yrs old) that belonged to my mom and a vintage turquoise Brother.

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  33. Hi Bonnie...enjoying my first quilt cam with you. Love your new blue machine. Joining you from Alberta Canada!

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  34. Hi Bonnie,
    Joining you from Long Island this afternoon. I recently bought an Accu Quilt Go Cutter, and I am getting some fabric ready to cut. Any tips for a first time user?
    Thanks, Grace

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    1. I have cut 8 layers on my new GO. http://sewnsewofmaine.blogspot.com/2012/09/accuquilt-playtime-wahoo-only-10-more.html
      this is my blog that I did using the die that came with it. I have had fun playing with scraps.

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    2. The Accu Quilt web site has a lot of wonderful videos on how to use their products.

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      I love it for triangles -- it cuts the dog ears off for you. I bought the 4,3 & 2 inch triangle dies. I cut fabrics into strips about 1/2 inch wider than you need so there's not a lot of waste. I cut 4-6 layers at a time. Then just randomly sew the triangles together for a great scrappy look.

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    4. Thanks for all the tips everyone. I will check out their website and videos. I ran out of time today, so I hope to get to it tomorrow.

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  35. I just sent a message on your guest book, couldn't find this (dumb) but I have another question when you quilt a busy pattern like the one behind you how do you decide what to quilt? I finished jared takes a wife and am not sure how I want to quilt it. I have a mid arm on a frame.

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  36. Hey I have a question.... I am cutting a border and trying to follow the printed motif. Of course it doesn't seem to be printed "straight" on the fabric. How do you handle this? Get close enough and get ofver it? or is there a trick. Many thanks! Marcia (watching for the first time from Upstate NY)

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  37. What I treat - I'm at work and have just returned from visiting Mom in the hospital (yes...she is STILL there). I'm at work and can't believe I have finally caught you on QuiltCam...oh..lookie lookie - is that Petula? So cute! Maybe I can hide out here in the classroom until I'm absolutely needed out front.

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  38. Nope I can't get on today...I see 500 hundred happy quilters are joining you though, darn!

    Happy Sewing

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  39. Do you have any ideas for a special quilt to make for my Mom's 90th Birthday? I'm looking for something that would be more of a keepsake to hand down through the family.

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  40. Hello Bonnie from Nebraska - first time catching your quilt cam live. Love the 1967 machine, the year I graduated from high school.

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  41. Aileen from FL
    Hi Bonnie: My question today is on EQ7 and designing. Do you use a design program or do you design on wall/floor first then go an finese it on a design program. I can't crawl on the floor anymore and my design wall is tiny 36 x 36". No space for bigger one. Am torn about purchasing a program. Trying to do this in paint is aggravating to say the least.

    Love you Quilt Cam

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  42. Anonymous2:29 PM EDT

    From Arlette in NY -- Hi Bonnie. Since you have lots of viewers from Europe this afternoon it makes me curious -- what kind of fabric do European quilters have available to them? Do they have the same manufacturers and designers as in the US? Or do they have a bigger or smaller selection, or maybe just different?

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  43. Anonymous2:29 PM EDT

    Great tip Bonnie. I have never thought about leaving the threads in between the rows "unclipped"!

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  44. Is the quilt behind you on the longarm machine?
    Dorothea

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  45. Hey, I finally caught you live! The spools have been so fun to make!I have about 120 of them...it was too tempting just to make them. But now I'm behaving myself and just doing spools as L&E while I put together my Crabtree quilt.

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  46. Hi Bonnie, we have the same fabrics as you have in the US, yes, you could say they are much more expensive.
    There are some german fabrics around !
    great to see AND hear you :-)

    Lisa

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  47. Hi Bonnie,
    I have just woken up here in New Zealand and are sitting in bed having a cuppa tea watching you on quiltcam. It is awesome getting to see you working at your place and thanks for the tips as you go.
    I love hearing of your travels and shopping adventures, thanks so much for sharing.
    Donna-Maree in New Zealand.

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  48. 1967 - I was 11 and enjoying "Downtown" everytime it came on! Loved Petula Clark!

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  49. Can't sew with you today---I'm off to the Simi Valley Quilt Show! Hoping to see some more traditional & scrappy quilts instead of the artsy ones that seem to be so prevalent around here. And of course there will be vendors & hubby is staying home so major damage might be in my future.

    Petula cleaned up beautifully. Have a safe trip & looking forward to reading all about it.

    Love from California.

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  50. I'm searching for information about the upcoming Mystery - Help!!

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  51. Hi Bonnie. I heard you mention Mary from Kennebunkport, Me. Do you know of any Mainers who are going on yor cruise to Alaska. I would like to hook up with someone to travel with.
    Also at Fryeburg fair yesterday, they had a treadle demonstration. The gal said she uses just her toes to keep from going in reverse. Ramona from Maine

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    1. I don't get a list of who the cruisers are --- so the best thing to do is to contact Sew Many Places and see if they can pair you with someone!

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  52. Hi Bonnie, Love quilt cam time. I have a question, I have an antique applique quilt, 30's fabric with embroidery floss, which got wet and the fabric has bled in a few blocks. It's not completely quilted so I'm going to remove those blocks. My question is how do you clean quilts like this?.

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    1. I heard that hydrogen peroxide can help...as can oxy clean...but I really don't have experience with embroidered quilts. Have you googled "bleeding fabric" yet?

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  53. Bonnie
    Had to tell you I just came out of local goodwill and scored a 301 in a cabinet for $20.00 . It work when plugged in, so now home to play.
    Mary K

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  54. Hi Bonnie, I am enjoying your company will I bake pies and make cabbage rolls. It is the Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend and I am hosting the dinner. Have a safe trip tomorrow.

    Just as I was typing this message you spoke of stopping at Ikea. Ours will be opening at the end of November and I am sure they will be sold out of those desk lamps in the first week. Lol.

    Lynne,
    Winnipeg, Manitoba

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  55. I got my Ikea lamps on Amazon.com. I purchased 2. One for me and one for DH. He lost his in the house and wanted to borrow mine. NO way! After an hour he found it. He had moved it to his Laptop. Guess I need to get some more! They really are a great tool for seeing what your sewing!!

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  56. This is my first time with you, Bonnie and I'm curious about what kind of machine you are sewing on?

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    1. This is my new 1967 Wizard Citation made by Brother. :c) Found it at Salvation Army yesterday for $30 :cD

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  57. Glad to be joining quilt cam today. Sooo glad to hear snippets of other music to get Down Town out of my head!!!

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  58. Hi Jill and Melody! We are sewing with Bonnie at Camp Pioneer. Love QultCam! I finished the Starstruck top last night. Pauline

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  59. Yep sure enough, I rebooted and up you came :0)
    Weather changing up here, bring a coat and umbrella too.
    It is black as night here right now.

    Happy Sewing, I'm working on my 6 inch blocks with you.

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  60. Anonymous2:56 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie. I am joining you finally from Scotland and its really great to see and hear Petula in action

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  61. will you be posting the info for the retreat on fb?

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  62. Hello Bonnie! The Quilt Cam is on as 27 North East Crazy Quilters are retreating at Camp Pioneer at the shoreline of Lake Erie. Several Starstucks, Blue Ridge Beauty, and Orca Bay getting finished, anticipating the new mystery. Thanks for the fun! Pauline (Cherry Boom!

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  63. Watching from Utah. I love your scrappy quilts. I know what I am doing for Christmas.

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  64. I have a 1964 kenmore from my husbands mother that takes cams but they say they can not find a tension knob for it any ideas Lisa

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    1. Have you tried www.searspartsdirect.com ?

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    2. If the tension mechanism can be removed by releasing a tiny screw on the left front, the whole thing can be replaces with another total tension assembly. Most of those were interchangable in the Kenmore lines back then.

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  65. Bonnie you are too funny...I didn't finish before you yesterday and I wasn't doing leaders and enders either...today though I am ahead and I did a spool :) However I am still AMAZED at how you can chat with us and not just sew everything backwards. No worries...your talk about European fabric reminded me I have some "special" plaidish fabric from Norway...so I making a block for me and one for YOU too!

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  66. DS is happy that your quilt-cam gave Navy the motivation they needed.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/torieqwq/8060260325/

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  67. Hi Bonnie
    About a few Sundays ago, I asked you about purchasing a featherweight. You talked about what to look for and gave some great advice. I just wanted to tell you I bought it. Thank you so much for the information you gave.
    VickyK. In Canada

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  68. Just bought the companion square ruler for making flying geese blocks. Not sure how to use it.

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  69. Hi Bonnie! I can't believe I won something, I am so excited. I am sitting here sewing along you you with my friend Beth. Beth is waving hello! I had just showed her your new book that I got in the mail this week. I will email you my address now.

    THANK YOU!!!!

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  70. Bonnie, When you sew without the cam do you find yourself talking to us anyway? lol

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    1. LOL!!!! No, I talk to the cat or dog instead :cD

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  71. this mostly happens when I'm asleep in the UK! Nice to have a voice to go with your smile!

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  72. Bonnie, Lulu was in To Sir With Love. Petula Clark was in Pete's Dragon. Sandra in the UK

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  73. I'm still hearing a squeak in Petula do you hear it?
    Need more oiling? How long do you imagine it has been since
    she last ran? I bet she is loving being a "TV star :0)"

    I'm off to finish scrubbing my bathroom to get it company ready......Happy Sewing, so much fun spending a little time with you this afternoon. Safe travels tomorrow and be prepared for much colder temps coming in this week.
    Hugs

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  74. It was Lulu that was in To Sir with Love, Petula Clark was in Goodbye Mr. Chips.

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  75. Hi Bonnie Carolyn From Cincinnati (Again) Magnetic bowl is less expensive from Harbor Freight. I've also bought the (45 mm) Replacement CARPET Cutter Blade there for a lot less than sold as a fabric cutter!!!!!

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  76. Bonnie what is the quilt on the frame?

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  77. Bonnie I am loving these quilting cam sessions! You inspire me so much to use up my scraps! By the way, I just googled Good Bye Mr Chips and they did have a musical film version in 1969 with Peter O'Toole and Petula Clark.

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  78. Hi Bonnie,

    Just finished my AAQI quilt and blogged about it...
    http://tsquaredlife.blogspot.com/2012/10/aaqi-part-ii.html
    now I need to do finish the cleaning so the house is in order...since quilt cam I am definitely finishing more projects. Thanks for your leadership!!! Love you.

    Terry (Columbus, MS)

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  79. Hiya Bonnie, great to see you during British waking hours again! You've made me really multi-task tonight - I'm watching you with X Factor in the background and knitting all at once!
    Those bow ties are coming on so well,can't wait to see the quilt finished!
    Liz in Leeds, UK.

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  80. Hi again, Bonnie. Fun to see you. Tried to stay up last night, but fell a sleep on the sofa with both TV and computer on. Best wishes Ann-Mari in norway.

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  81. Bonnie do you still use EQ6 to help you come up with designs and settings?

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  82. When you receive gifted scraps do you worry about bleeding or running of colors.
    Aileen from FL

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  83. Thanks for the sewing time! Got borders around two small table runners thanks to you. Gotta go! Safe trip tomorrow.

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  84. Hello from Denmark - nice to see you again - you really inspire me - thank you! Inge-Lise

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  85. Love the quilt cam, what is the name of the quilt on the long arm

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  86. Watching you from just outside Cardiff in Wales, first time I've managed to see one of your quilt cams. Should be getting on with sewing handles on a bag I'm making

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  87. Hi Bonnie from Upstate, NY! My DH says I have a problem! Been watching quilt cam while canning my Great-Great Aunt Joy's Apple Butter today. Thanks for keeping me company and being able to enjoy sewing through you!

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  88. Love the quilt cam. I learn so much from you. I am a fairly new quilter but have started the spool leader ender challenge. I am not sure what to do with all the blocks I am making though. Is there going to be some pattern to put it all together? Thanks so much

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    1. Yes, there will be -- at some point! Right now I"m just making them on the side of everything else, and hoping for hundreds :cD

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  89. It was great fun to sew along with you for the first time. You have such an upbeat attitude and outlook on life, I love it! I know that the cam and answering questions slows your sewing down but thank you for doing it. I enjoyed the "conversation" and will long remember the comment from the quilter with MS that can't get out to a quilt meeting. Thanks for all your sharing with the quilts of the world!

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    1. I, too, was touched by the quilter w/MS. My brother-in-law has MS and it can be very isolating.

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  90. Hi Bonnie, love quilt cam! Could you give us the cutting measurements for the block you were working on, moth in the window? I did not see it in the patterns on your website. Thanks and safe travels. You will be missed!

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    1. Was in a Quiltmaker just a few months ago as the "Addicted to Scraps" feature. It sure is cute!

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  91. Did you do the drawing when I stepped out to help the roofers on our home?

    Lucy~

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  92. Well pooh!!! I forgot. Hope everyone had fun

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  93. Hi Bonnie - my brother-in-law is very sick. My sister gave me some of her old scrubs (she is a dental hygienest) and some of his shirts. I have decided to make this block with their combined fabrics - plaids for his and cute little designs for hers. Quilt cam gives me inspiration even when I miss it. Thank you.

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