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  1. Making half square triangles question

    by , 04-03-2014 at 04:19 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by cheffer45 View Post
    I have tried several ways on making 1/2 square triangles. Why do most of the helps like Thangles, Easy Angle & Tiger tape say to add 1/2" to strip measurement before cutting out? Then they come out too large, all have to be trimmed down. Isn't that a lot of extra work? I have used the Angler 2 in the past, that fits on the bed of my machine, and had fairly good luck but just wondering about trying one of these other methods. What is the method you use or what works best for you. Just curious.
  2. boxed edges on pillow help

    by , 03-31-2014 at 11:59 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by bee3 View Post
    Im trying to figure out how to sew a boxed edge on a small pillow, but can't find a good tutorial and when I have seen them, I still don't understand it. Maybe Im not calling it the right thing? I am trying to make a very small rectangle or square shape with boxed edges. Thanks for your help! Bee
  3. so frustrated!

    by , 03-31-2014 at 08:43 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post

    Tensions are not complicated. The big thing is they can be gummed up between the disks and other parts and look clean. That plays havoc with the tensions.

    Here is a site that gives very detailed instructions on how to diagnose, disassemble, clean, reassemble and adjust tensions: { http://www.tfsr.org/publications/tec...machine_manual } and here is a link to a page in ArcaicArcanes blog where she gives a lot of tips on how to diagnose
  4. Phew!! Finished.....just in time!!!!

    by , 03-30-2014 at 01:19 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by CoventryUK View Post
    I have just finished binding this ' I Spy ' quilt.!!! It is for a friend who is having a baby boy on 4th April!! She is Epileptic and has to have a C section. This is her second baby! The first is a gorgeous little girl now 4 yrs old. So a boy will complete the perfect family!!
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  5. Any Good SITES for more creative ideas.. ??

    by , 03-29-2014 at 11:16 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt View Post
    Anyone know of blogs or sites that have great tutes for creative looking quilts or items..

    Anything Quilt related.... anything quilted and crafty... No clothes..

    I love Quiltville..
    I know Quilters Cache..
    Cluck Cluck Sew is cute..
    A pretty cool life is nice..
    And I use Missouri Star Quilts Tutes all the time..

    any other of your favorites??
  6. What do you make with your embroidery machine?

    by , 03-29-2014 at 02:38 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by nance-ell View Post
    I've noticed that a lot of you own an embroidery machine or a sewing/embroidery combo. How often do you use embroidery and for what? Do you embellish quilts? Decorate clothing, household goods, totes and bags? DH keeps telling me I need an embroidery machine, but I'm really not sure it would get that much use. Pics of all your handiwork are greatly appreciated! :-)
  7. On point quilt help needed

    by , 03-24-2014 at 06:52 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by jerilee View Post
    Having a mental problem here. I haven't made an on point quilt for quite some time and I can't remember what the measurements are for figuring out the setting triangles. The unfinished size of my blocks are 5 inches. Can someone refresh my memory? Sure would appreciate it
  8. Thoughts on Connecting Threads??

    by , 03-21-2014 at 01:41 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by kel_jh View Post
    For those of you who have purchased thread from Connecting Threads, what do you think about the quality? They advertise it as 50/3 double-mercerized extra-long staple cotton, but the price seems too good to be true. I'm very, very new to quilting and appreciate any information you can provide. Thanks!
  9. Not quilts. What i did today

    by , 03-16-2014 at 02:26 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by IngeMK View Post
    This is what i did this weekend,plus 3 more not shown , my dogs are styling. I am donating these to the animal rescue fund.
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  10. BerninaSR and black fabric

    by , 03-14-2014 at 08:23 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I tried to use my BSR to quilt a couple of wallhangings with black background fabric. I have come to the conclusion (after much hair pulling!) that the BSR does not like black fabric. I put on the regular darning foot, fine. BSR on a light fabric ( same thread and set-up) fine. I am just wondering if anyone else has trouble with skipped stitches using the BSR on black?
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