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i have seen strips of buttons and the original shirt fabric used as a border on a quilt. very cute idea! wish i had thought of it!
great idea! I agree Cindy needham work is beautiful.
i love this idea!!!
Well got my mega quilter the only problem is the woman I bought it from misplaced her asseorry kit so I do no have free motion foot, no free motion plate and no fabric guide and just one bobbin- she is going to look for it but who knows if she will find it- I did get a good buy tho- I did clean lint out and oil well been just playing on but I really wanted to get busy with the free motion- I have an chance to buy an ispira frame for $400. it is missing the top the woman who hsit says you do not need the shelf She lives in the next state over and she said she woud meet me half half way My husband will not drive me to her place- but how do I check out the frame if it s in pieces,she says everthing works and is there shu I chance this or not well any suggestions wold e helpful thanks
It is really nice, love the design blue with plaid....good job!
I would only use 505 as well. Try a lubricant on your needle. In fact some FMQ teachers put the lubricant on the thread itself ( while it's right on
the spool ).
I can't remember the product name off hand but it isn't an oil but a silicone I believe. Lift up a bit of the fabric and see if it is super sticky -- maybe just using less of that spray might work.
Pfaff just came out with a new FMQ foot that I'm anxious to try with my Pfaff Perf. 5...which takes the same feet - "J" as your 4.2. Also , it might be your needle size, tension or type of thread or speed. Often we are told to FMQ faster than we are comfy with and I found that if I set the speed on a slower speed I didn't break threads , had more control and could follow my markings so much better.
505 is a great spray baste. It has never gummed up my needle. Sometimes the June Tailor or other inexpensive ones do that. Some JoAnn's carry 505, but you can always find it at a LQS. Good luck with your FMQ!
Each piece is an individual. I nearly dulled my seam ripper on it.
Wow, what a fantastic way to remember your love and the kids love of their father! And you are right , God spoke to Cindy and others along your journey of healing. I pray that all is going well and thank you so so much for sharing your story.
thanks so much for info the one I looking at is machine only not frame but I am thrilled with all the positive feedback I am getting I still have not seen machine I live out of town and weather has benn bad but hope to see soon
I used a Viking Mega Quilter for eight years with no problems that were not "user related" issues. I never had a tension issue and loved quilting with the Cruise Control.
I used Connecting Threads Essential threads because their $2.79 spools worked best on the machine. Just sold it and bought a Voyager 17. Very nearly backed out of selling the Mega Quilter because of learning issues with the Voyager. The Mega Quilter was a workhorse (I won first place last fall in a local quilt show) and we understood each other. It's a GREAT first quilting machine.
Each car is appliqued. So I had material for the window, bumper, tail light, plate light, areas around the tail lights, wheels, and body of the car. I took a picture of a car sitting in someone's yard. Then enlarged it. Each block is about 20" square, but certainly could be smaller. I wanted to make the license plate closer to the right proportion. I did a small zigzag around all parts. I found later, some pictures of VW cars on the internet. I googled 1962 Volks Wagen bugs. I think you might be able to take one of those pictures and enlarge it if you can't find one to photograph.
Good luck. If I can be of another help, please let me know. Jan
this is a beautiful quilt. Where did you get the fabric from?
I love your quilt! My first car was a VW bug, also ... 1963, with a rebuilt 1965 engine. It was sixteen years old when I bought it for student teaching in 1979. Row by Row was a great success here in Massachusetts - I had just opened a new quilt shop (my retirement dream) and we had over 200 quilters visit us during the eight weeks of summer! My Massachusetts license plate had the slogan "Happy Quilter" and I even went to the department of motor vehicles and got a license plate to match! Looking forward to another summer of Row by Row!
Keep it simple - blue or pink squares / gingham / alphabet soup / brodiere anglaise - backed with brodiere anglaise bound with gingham ✂️
I think a pinwheel would be easy or a 9 patch.
just viewed http://www.babylock.com/ftp/projects...og_Bow_Tie.pdf and http://www.babylock.com/ftp/projects...ll_pockets.pdf at the babylock.com free projects page. So simple and you can find the cutest and softest fabrics now.
I am crocheting my neighbor's baby boy a quilt or I'd do this one. Hope this gives you some ideas.
I like their threads, too...but they are adding in other collections...not their own designs. I always have loved to browse the catalog...and buy some of the fabrics.
never hurts to ask. thanks for the remindere to do so. have fun with your new machine.