samilou01 Cranking out #scrappytrip blocks for lap quilt number 2. #countdowntooctobereleven #motb 3d

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Valencia Sandie Holtman
samilou01 Hanging in front of the fan with Miss M. #madiejean #grancam #widrn 6d

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samilou01 Happy mail day!!! You know where I'll be. #amazingteachers 7d

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samilou01 Charm top done and on to a scrappy trip (2/3). #countdowntooctobereleven #motb 1w

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samilou01 Quilting tip of the day: Avoid charm packs of white or light solids, especially if paired with fabrics you cut. Those VERY scant 5" squares and their nasty pinked edges are brutal to match with straight cuts, which means you can't ever "press to the lighter fabric" (we all do it sometimes) without it showing through. And don't even ask how I ended up with the offending pack in my stash. #anotherbrilliantideagonewrong 1w

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samilou01 Lap quilt 1 of 3. Sweet and simple. #countdowntooctobereleven #motb 1w

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samilou01 Plotting, planning and cutting leftover wedding napkin fabrics for lap quilts. #countdowntooctobereleven #motb 1w
  •   cheryl_arkison Quilt for at the wedding? You are awesome! 1w
  •   samilou01 @cheryl_arkison Yes - thank goodness my girl loves handmade! 1w
  •   kristafleck I'll say it again-- you are the best mom. This wedding is going to be so special! 1w
  •   birdieandthenightowl @samilou01 - I grew up crafting and stitching with you and building birdhouses with dad...how could I not love handmade! Especially when I know such talented Makers. 1w

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samilou01 #dayjob blues today. I really wanted to stay home and start mashing this thing together. #notalotterywinner #notwhatishouldbedoinganyway 2w

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samilou01 Made it to the sleeves on @birdieandthenightowl's bridal sweater. Madtosh Pashmina is luscious, btw. #countdowntooctober eleven #motb #vitamind 2w

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samilou01 Coincidence that this is the stack next to my couch? Yes, but hardly surprising. #thingsthatgotogether @blairs, @sewkatiedid and #homemadeliqueurs 3w

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samilou01 Crazy pigtails, sunscreen slathered from a trip to the park, chips and guacamole (a fave), yummy quesadilla and her famous "cheese" face. #twentymonths #grancam #madiejean #beautifulchild 3w

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samilou01 Resistance is futile, Granny. You are under my spell. #madiejean #grancam 4w

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samilou01 Drink of the Day: Hop, Skip and Go Naked. Thank you, @birdieandthenightowl! #savingtheday 1mon

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samilou01 Well, shoot. Now I want to make one for my bed. #valuequilt #kingquilt #scrapmadness 1mon

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samilou01 True confession time: I don't press my bindings. #thereisaidit 1mon
  •   hnija Why, not trim before you put the binding on? 1mon
  •   vickidjl Hmm. I don't trim but I always press. Maybe I'll try not pressing... 1mon
  •   onceawingnut Makes perfect sense! I'll try it next time 1mon
  •   goldogmom When people say they don't trim, do you mean at all? Or just not a straight, sharp edge? 1mon
  •   fergosrus I think I might just try that not- pressing thing. :) 1mon
  •   rockallisonroll Gasp! You rebel! Whatever works:) 1mon
  •   snailmade I have trimmed (with scissors!!) the quilt right before hand binding the back. Really does ravel a lot less! Think I might try not pressing next time, too. 1mon
  •   goldogmom As I see the process in my mind, I think Sandie is spot on. I'm definitely going to try this with my next quilt. 1mon

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samilou01 Saved the last row of quilting for this morning before #dayjob, just because i thought it would be a lovely way to start the week. I was right! #valuequilt #kingquilt #scrapmadness 1mon

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samilou01 Just keep swirlin'!! #valuequilt #kingquilt #scrapmadness 1mon

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