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Originally Posted by azwendyg
Note to moderators: I think this qualifies as a tutorial so I'm posting this here, but if not, please move this post appropriately.
I figured out a technique for stippling/meandering that is working better for me, and I thought others who are struggling with this may be interested.
I've been FMQing for awhile now and feel pretty good at feathers and other designs, but stippling has baffled me from the start! Apparently I am so "Left-Brained" that I just couldn't
Originally Posted by chezstitches
love scrappy quilts~ Here are two of mine...
Love the colors in first one!
Originally Posted by annthreecats
I love this video tutorial on the Irish Chain by Jenny Doan at Missouri Star Quilting Company. Makes it really easy. The link is below.
I found a perfect pattern for it just by accident. I think some of you may remember me mentioning a really good and well known quilter who lives her on the Island, Angelika Monks, originally from Germany.
On my first patchwork class she gave me a pattern that she had put together for newbies but I didn't get around to making it then but I have some really new NEWBIES at present
To remove the screw from ejector bar, you will have to gently turn the screw counter clockwise. Since you were able to remove wick without removing screw, you have two opinions now. You can try to remove screw to clean it up, or you can leave it. If it looks like it doesn't want to come out because of dirt and rust, try soaking it in oil for some time. If you decide to leave it just screw the wick into the screw.
I know that you most likely want that cleaned up too since you are very
Originally Posted by miriam
Vintage sewing machine not stitching - very generic tutorial
Does it need a new needle? That is usually the quickest easiest cheapest fix. Change the needle... some times we hit pins or sometimes people pull the material through the machine and the needle bends. Sometimes needles get dull? When was the last time it was changed?
Make sure the needle is in all the way
Try this first. Take apart the throat plate then try putting it all back together as seen in your
Originally Posted by Glenn
This is exactly what I do except I don't use the hide glue in a bottle as stated in this article. I use hide glue I melt in a glue pot.
Originally Posted by Mizkaki
I just tried the chopstick with an eye bolt on the end. The thread got caught in the opening of the eye. So I tried more binder clips. Here is the pictures of what I came up with. The binder clip holds the chopstick to the spool pin, but it was moving back and forth as the thread is pulled through. I fixed that by putting paper around the spool pin to tighten the binders's grip on the pin. Miriam, I think I like this better than the suction cup. Thanks for the idea.
Originally Posted by JudyG
Four Patch to be used as label
Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
From the ISMACS needle list:
*In place of a 20x1 needle, it is often possible to compensate for the difference in needle length by setting a (shorter) 15x1 eedle correspondingly lower in the needle clamp.