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Cawie McFuckyou
May 2, 2008



So I'm going out fabric shopping tonight, and I'd really like to try quilting. Nothing elaborate or large really, as I just want to hang it over a window (roughly 3 feet by 5 feet).

So my question is, is it a horrible, disastrous idea to go out shopping for quilt fabric without a definite plan? I'm not sure how much fabric I need, as it is much smaller than a normal quilt and I'm not sure know how many different fabrics I will end up using. I had planned on just buying a yard or two of whatever I liked, depending on how many different fabrics I end up with, and yay for leftovers.

All the books I've glanced at about quilting have been discouraging about this kind of spontaneity, though. I'm usually a calculating, mathematically inclined person, but the idea of meticulously planning and plotting a quilt before I can buy a single fabric is really off-putting. Any encouragement or words of caution?

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Cawie McFuckyou
May 2, 2008



Hoping someone can help me with a ruffler foot problem.

I just got one of the generic ones from Joann's, and it makes ruffles beautifully, but whether I put the fabric through the guide, loose in the foot, or completely underneath the foot, it still ruffles.

From what I understand, I should be able to place a fabric under the foot next to the feed dogs and it would not be ruffled, so that you can make a ruffle on top and attach it to the (theoretically unruffled) fabric underneath the foot in one step. What am I missing here?

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