A reminder about names

This is a gentle reminder to be sure to identify yourself by name in your blog posts … and if you have a common name add something that uniquely identifies you, like Kathie from Allentown or Linda from the Big D. You can set up the display name to whatever you want, but if it doesn’t include your first name, be sure to “sign” your blog posts.  It will help the monthly Block Mom’s construct the list of blocks and...

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The Doubtful Quilter

The Doubtful Quilter

As a blogless, traditional quilter, I have very little experience on the internet and am an amateur in all ways. Nevertheless, I really miss Block Lotto so here is my offer to lead one month. PS: My best skills lie in the computer area. If anyone is in need of diagrams, illustrations, or pdf making to make leading a month easier, I will...

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Not getting info

Hi Sophie, For some reason I did not get this months’ info. I sent you an email to you but my computer says that it could not deliver so I thought that I would send a note this way. Not sure what has happened. I am not getting any of the posts from this page either.  I can see some when I log in here but the notices are not coming to my email.  Not sure when they stopped but I haven’t had any for awhile.  Thanks for looking into...

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This Page Intentionally blank

This Page Intentionally blank

If you have downloaded this month’s block pattern, you may have noticed that the second page is blank. You have also noticed that the first two pages have a landscape orientation (wide) and the rest have a portrait orientation (tall). Here’s what I was thinking. The blank page is intentional, meant to allow for those who like to print on both sides of the paper.   If you don’t print on both sides, you might choose to specify...

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Dresden Plate Problems :(

Dresden Plate Problems :(

I downloaded and printed the second template from Robin.  On my printed page, the quarter circles are the correct dimensions. The first block I made, I scooted the blade set to where they hit near the 6 inch line like Barbara’s, then trimmed my block after sewing them down.  I didn’t feel good about it, so I didn’t want to waste my quarter circle by sewing it down.  After trimming I knew it was wrong because I had to trim too...

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Monday Morning Comment Tip

Did you know … If you login with your Blocklotto.com account before leaving a comment on a post: you won’t have to fill out the form with your name, email address, etc. your comment will be published immediately. If you notice that your comments are being held for approval … try logging in...

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Block Patterns/PayHip Q & A

Block Patterns/PayHip Q & A

I can’t call this a frequently asked questions post yet because a couple of these questions have only come up once so far, but since I know if one person asks a question or encounters a problem, there are likely others with the same question/issue, I’ve created this post and will add/update it as necessary.   Q. Why doesn’t the pattern number pages correctly when I save paper and print on both sides?  A. I considered...

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What’s an Excerpt and why would I want to create one?

What’s an Excerpt and why would I want to create one?

The system used to auto-magically create excerpts of posts … but lately I notice it no longer is. I may be able to fix this when I apply a bunch of updates to Blocklotto.com next week … but there may be times when you want to create your own version of an excerpt for your posts rather than relying on the system to take the first X-number of words from your post.

Here is how to create it and where it will be displayed on the site.

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Comment Tip

If you are logged in when you post a comment, it will publish immediately with no approval required. If you have NOT logged in before you post a comment, it won’t publish until I see it and approve it. If you are wondering why your comments don’t immediately appear, this could be the answer.  Login first and no intervention is required to publish our...

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Rules are Rules

Rules are rules, but when I reject 10 blocks for not following the color rules for this month’s block … it feels like I must be failing somehow to communicate them to all of you. I always feel bad when I have to reject blocks for not following the color/fabric guidelines, especially because in my own scrappy quilts, you are likely to find those kind of rule-breaking blocks.  But then I start feeling all kinds of ambivalent because...

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