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Comment by Riana Noyes yesterday

Just binding my hen & chicks quilt which will be a fundraiser for Friendship Quilters in nearby Belleville. They make quilts for shelters and children rescued from dangerous situations by CSA. The funds buy batting and flannel for quilt backs.

Comment by Riana Noyes yesterday

Kris, she was doing as you say. I believe she was somehow pushing it along so it lifted off the tack. I'll see how she's doing when l get back to Fla.

Comment by Kris Howell on Wednesday

Riana, the pin should be pushed up from underneath the quilt, and then the template placed on top of it.  I had no problems with mine.  Have her watch the video.  It shows how the pin is put in.  Sorry she had so much trouble with it.  

Comment by Riana Noyes on Wednesday

Kris she was having issues because of the pin/ tack which holds it in place. It kept  getting caught and tipping up and she was afraid she'd scratch her lovely new machine.l suggested she try a super slider, but she had yet to get one during our classes . I'll message her about the video, thanks. She finally accomplished a passable baptist fan using a series of circle rulers that don't "spin ". But l think she was dissapointed that the slotted ones were hard for her to handle.

Comment by Kris Howell on Tuesday

Riana - your student who was having trouble with the Circles on Quilts templates - did she watch the video on YouTube?  It's called Westalee Baptist Fan.  I didn't have any trouble with them, but I've done a lot of ruler work.  If you could describe her problem, I might have an idea for her.  

Ginny, I'm not surprised a finger was used for measuring.  So convenient having one always right there!

Yes, Gail, I too love traditional patterns - both for quilts and for quilting.  

Comment by Gail Brown on Tuesday

Love the Baptist Fans on the placemats Kris.  That's always a great traditional pattern for quilting.  I love all the traditional stuff.

Comment by Riana Noyes on Tuesday

Ah , Zoe, was Kris' placemats. Yes, she's very talented. 

Comment by Ginny Andersen on Monday

Great quilting on your place mats, Kris! In the days of common hand quilting the measurement between lines of stitching was done by a finger width. Just a little trivia that I always think of when I see this quilting pattern. 

Comment by Zoetc49 on Monday

Riana, That was not my work...on the Baptist Fans... someone else. I wish I was so talented.

Comment by Riana Noyes on Monday

Thanks Kris. One of my students in Fla. has a set. She was having difficulty using them. Any tips l can pass on to her?


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