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  1. mbrownpanama's Avatar
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    New needle size 90 topstitch. use them for everything!! Set tension to 0 dental floss the discs and see if the floss catches on anything. Don't forget to reset your tension to normal when you are done
  2. Sewbeeit2's Avatar
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    Wow. Thanks for posting. Another idea for all my hankies to make a quilt
  3. RebaSC's Avatar
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    I found a tutorial at http://bumblebeelinens.com/blog/fram...ress-tutorial/ It has step by step pictures.
  4. mama o's Avatar
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    Hi ! this is my first time with answering questions. That beautiful quilt is called "Ann's Legacy" by Di Ford. It's in her book PrimarilyQuilts. I just started on this one. I have completed the top of her Rotherfields Greys which I am going to hand quilt this winter when it is cooler.
  5. Sewtropolis's Avatar
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    Hi,
    You should make sure that your tension arm is in the full upright position before lifting the pressure foot and pulling out the fabric. That loop you see is an unfinished stitch.
    Nikol
  6. chatonne40's Avatar
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    I have been searching for Montreal Canadiens for years and the only option I was able to find was buying sheets and pillow case or pyjama pants.
    I finally made my Husband's quilt with hockey fabric and believe it or not but FLAGS!!! That is all I could find that would have been suitable for my quilt.

    Not really what I would of liked but I was a little pressured by hubby .... When will you make my hockey quilt? ....Those darn Kids :P
  7. vicki reno's Avatar
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    I don't know the name, but it is beautiful!
  8. skaduzy's Avatar
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    I like all colors except don't particularly care for brown although I seem to use it more than I realized. I prefer 100 % cotton and usually don't pre wash. I don't work much with batiks but like them. I don't care for modern type fabric like Kasse Fassett or whatever his name is, geometric shapes...no! I like flowers, novelties, small prints, more traditional.

    I have tried paper piecing and it drives me nuts. Never again! I sure wouldn't mind getting something paper pieced from someone else but no one will get one from me. I like machine appliqué and seem to practice it on my wall hangings a lot. I like to use patriotic colors and themes. Also love to use flowers. I sometimes like to add some machine embroidery to my wall hangings.

    I use Warm and Natural batting most of the time.

    I stick with the more traditional or maybe updated traditional is a better description. Ultra modern is not for me.

    I like to make lap size quilts, purses, tote bags, mug rugs, Christmas tree skirts, wall hangings, other miscellaneous small items, and Ohio State themed items.

    I like my Dunkin Donuts coffee every morning but just drink one cup. Love milk chocolate and chocolate covered cherries. Like pistachios and tea. (Not together). Werthers hard caramel candy is a favorite. Walkers shortbread! Wow...love it! I'm a sugar girl. Some artificial sweeteners bother me.

    I have a cat. She comes in my sewing room but never lays on my fabric or is up by the machine. Any fur would be from floating in the air. She likes my husband best so is always bugging him, not me. In fact, she minds him like a dog.

    I look forward, so much, to getting these works of art every four months. They hang on the wall right above my sewing machine where I can look up and see them every day.
    Updated 04-07-2016 at 06:36 PM by skaduzy
  9. ube quilting's Avatar
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    1. 2. favorite colors: The only colors I am not fond of are the three primaries, true red, yellow and blue. They are not really common in most of the natural world but they are nice in very small doses.

    White doesn't stand a chance in my house.

    I love vintage, shabby chic and depression glass colors. Poppy, deep purple and lime/ acid green. Clear ocean greens and blues and then there is the robin egg.

    3. Fabrics I prefer: Large, roses draw my attention most. I love looking at beautiful rose covered fabric. Every one of my quilts will have vintage 30s, calicos, polka dots, plaids, shirtings, flowers, batiks and stripes and they may all be in one quilt!

    4. Techniques: PPing, small bits, HSTs, curved piecing, creating small original designs and building a quilt story as it comes together. I never know where a quilt will lead me.

    5. Batting: Warm and Natural has always worked for me and I use all the leftovers in my WHings. I want to try the new bamboo.

    6/7. I love the surprise of all the talent from every one. I do try to challenge myself with new ideas and techniques in these small WHings, it is a great way to experiment. At some point I want to try creating quilts around found objects.

    8. Slow down and enjoy the doing. Don't be afraid to experiment, what do you have to lose by trying?

    9. There is always a new little pattern for some cute thing out there and I am always looking for little things to try. I make totes, wallets and zippered bags to fill in time that I am not doing what I should be doing like finishing all my UFOs.

    10. If it's vegan I'm there when it comes to food.

    11. It is amazing to me that people will spend precious time creating a quilt for perfect strangers, like me. You are all wonderful. We are not just putting pieces of fabric together, we are putting lives together. Thank you all.
    peace
  10. CarolinePaj's Avatar
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    1. colors you like
    Love all colours but I am partial to the Jewel tones.

    2. colors you just can't stand!
    I thought I didn't like that mustardy colour, but used sparingly in a quilt it can really make other colours pop... so I like that one too!

    3. fabrics you prefer such as Calico/batiks/Civil War/ etc
    I am collecting some civil war fabrics at the moment as I have promised myself I will make a Dear Jane... I have also just seen a range called primitive gatherings that I cannot get... so if you have any ideas where I can get hold of some.. let me know.

    4. techniques such as Applique/Paper Pieced/EPP/ Pieced
    I have dallied in all the above at some time or another have enjoyed them all.

    5. what kind of batting do you use?
    Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 or Quiltrs Dream 100% cotton

    6. any techniques you'd like to receive on a quilt/project
    Should I be mean and say something difficult? No, just do anything you are comfortable with!

    7. embellishments you like or suggest
    I am not aderse to a bit of bling, embroidery or any type of embellishment... at the same time I love traditional... I am obviously easily pleased - LOL.

    8. Tips you'd like to pass on(keep it brief)
    Always have fun - when it stope being fun - stop doing it!

    9. Favorite type of things to make as in
    purses/tablerunners/lg quilts/ lap quilts /etc
    I love making quilts from small to large, but I have just started doing some table runners and I am enjoying those and of course I love our wall hanging swap.

    10. Favorite snacks/ foods? for goodies
    Milk Chocolate and I am partial to Werthers Sugar Free Mints (which I cannot get here in the UK)

    11. Anything you'd like to add
    I am a coffeholic, love cake too! I have a fondness for all those little gadgety things that they make for quilters... I wish I could shop in the USA for quilting goodies as although we are getting a little better over here, we have nothing compared to you lucky US gals. I am really into the folksy primitive fabrics at the moment and of course collecting some fabrics for my Dear Jane. Finally but most importantly...... You are all fabulous and I love the friends I have made on this board.

    Hugs

    Caroline
    Updated 04-07-2016 at 02:59 PM by CarolinePaj
  11. Annaquilts's Avatar
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    1. colors you like
    I like most colors but in particular blues, purples, some oranges and greens tend to appeal. Jewel tones also stand out to me. Patriotic colors are also on top of my list.

    2. colors you just can't stand! LOL
    I am not fond of pink, peach, burgundy and mauve. I do not mind some but really do not seem to like too much of it in a quilt. I do not care for neon colors, too much black or white. Now those are personal preferences and I have no problems making any quilts for others with pink in it or other colors.

    3. fabrics you prefer such as Calico/batiks/Civil War/ etc
    I like all kinds of fabrics, Hawaiian,Calico, Civil War, 1930. It seems like I go through phases and right now I am drawn by Civil War fabrics especially in the red/white and blue range. I noticed, even though I like batiks, I do not seem to use it as much and I am not as attracted to all batik quilts as I am to quilts that batiks are mixed with regular fabrics. I am also drawn to primitives.

    4. techniques such as Applique/Paper Pieced/EPP/ Pieced
    I want to learn Rhonda's techniques for quilting and can't wait to try some small blocks once I have the templates.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...ml#post7516078
    I would like to improve my paper piecing and applique techniques.

    5. what kind of batting do you use?
    I tend to use cotton batting but I like the look of Hobbs poly and 80/20 also.

    6. any techniques you'd like to receive on a quilt/project
    Yes, any technique. It is all good with me.

    7. embellishments you like or suggest
    I like embellishments but am not good with using any myself. I think buttons are very cute, especially old ones. I am not as big on glitter but at times it has its place.

    8. Tips you'd like to pass on(keep it brief)
    I like using Aurifil thread, a sharp needle and starch before cutting.

    9. Favorite type of things to make as in
    purses/tablerunners/lg quilts/ lap quilts /etc
    I like making doll quilts.

    10. Favorite snacks/ foods? for goodies
    I like gummy type of candy and really dark chocolate. Now English toffees and caramels are yummy too. I am not big on hard candy or cookies/cakes.

    11. Anything you'd like to add
    I like turtles, do gardening, especially vegetables, we are in agriculture, I like snorkeling, oceans, chickens, ducks, health oriented but not great on too much excercising, and have a small 8 lb hypo allergenic doggie. I am a large family mama and you can normally find me at home. I like primitives, calicoes, Civil War but especially scrappies.
    I really like the wall hanging swap and am glad to be swapping with you. I appreciate hand made items and the time and effort you have put into making your wall hanging. I use them in my home and studio and enjoy seeing them as they remind me of everyone on the board. ThANK YOU.

    Allergies- cats (love them but doesn't work for me) and cigaret smoke (if the fabric smells like it.) If I can wash it then let me know.
    Updated 04-07-2016 at 06:58 AM by Annaquilts
  12. JNCT14's Avatar
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    Fabric colors and types: Any. I am a total junkie. For quilting, though, I do like 100% cotton. I usually don't prewash because the sizing helps to stabilize the fabric, but I have no preference.

    Batting: usually the 80/20 although I will use 100% cotton on some projects.

    Techniques: I will NEVER do paper piecing. I swear, I have dyslexia. I love hand applique. One of these days, I want to learn to make a whole cloth quilt on my home machine but the patterns are daunting. I also want to learn how to create an all-over pattern (I have done some designing but it always looks hokey!) again, on my home machine. I need HELP.......

    Allergies: Cats (sorry, feline friends - you are adorable, but my nose hates you!)

    Snacks - chocolate and anything unusual, including chocolate covered ants. (lol)

    I like to make everything except minis. Those little squares scare the heck out of me.

    Tips: good spray starch makes a great stabilizer and allows good finger pressed creases. They now make starch that does not flake.
  13. CookieZenmilk's Avatar
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    where is the picture?
  14. Quiltylady61's Avatar
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    Cute pattern. Is there a name for it?
  15. Quiltylady61's Avatar
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    I'm new to this sight. I just purchased a Damascus Grand treadle machine. About a month ago, I bought a Singer 99K in a cabinet, 15-91 Singer in cabinet (work horse), 1952 Singer Featherweight with case, Bernina and Viking , the machine I've used the most in the past I'm starting use my older ones more often. I'm addicted to these babies.

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