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    Thanks for the welcome!

    It doesnít start well, my tartan is asymmetric and Barb doesnít recommend starting with such a tartan.

    Furthermore, Iím looking at the sett width, 3Ē from what I found on DC Dalgliesh, and this would give a huge amount of pleats or otherwise only 5 yards at 31 pleats. Maybe Iím just confused LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    Hi folks! havenít found Scottish origins in my tree so far, but I love wearing the kilt!
    Welcome, Louis. My sister has done an extensive genealogy . The paternal side arrived in New France in about 1640, outside Montreal. My paternal grandmother's ancestors were traitors to the Crown in the 1700's. The maternal side is from the UK but on the south side of the Tyne. A couple of clan names are involved but she can't place them in Scotland, much less the Highlands.
    My point is none of that has affected my enjoyment of kilts. Come to think of it, it hasn't affected my wife's either.

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    Welcome! I just happen to be flying the flag of Quebec outside my home this week. Honoring my ancestors from Philipsburg.

    'tis a brave thing to sew your own kilt sir.
    Ol' Macdonald himself, a proud son of Skye and Cape Breton Island
    Lifetime Member STA. Two time winner of Utilikiltarian of the Month.
    "I'll have a kilt please, a nice hand sewn tartan, 16 ounce Strome. Oh, and a sporran on the side, with a strap please."

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    Hi Louis and welcome to the great rabble.

    I'm not sure where you are in PQ, but just across the line on Cornwall, Ontario. Barb's book is great to have. I just looked up the Plaid du Quebec and thought - "oh, asymmetrical, where do you start with that!" But I think there might be options. AS you say, it is a small sett, so that might make things a little tricky. Good luck!

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    BTW, be careful when wearing a Sgian Dubh in Quebec. An overly keen Gendarme arrested a piper at Place Des Arts in 2016 for carrying his largely concealed Sgian Dubh (perhaps, the MUC Police have a secret directive about dealing with bagpipe-armed terrorists). They threw the case out after two years and after a parade of Black Watch of Canada officers, etc. educating judges. The piper finally got his Sgian Dubh back in 2018.

    Bon Chance!
    Those ancient U Nialls from Donegal were a randy bunch.

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    Welcome from Mount Brydges Ontario Canada..and good luck with the kilt making.
    Piping Is Life!....The rest doesn't matter.

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    from Northern Colorado!
    "Cuimhnich air na daoine o'n d'thaining thu"
    Remember the men from whom you are descended.

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