http://www.poakalani.net/index.html Here is the Hawaiian Poinsettia Block.
These are beautiful!
I have a Pfaff 18.8 as well and it does the same thing that you're describing. Irritating as heck! I purchased this machine last year as a refurbished machine and when it works, it works well...but when it gets an attitude it's a major pain.
Thank you. The pattern is a litlle hard to understand and you made the difference. mary r
I'm confused. Why do you cut an X in the seam allowance? And when you're done is it all raw edge? I'd like to give your potholders a try but am confused by this.
Linda from Clinton
What lovely quilts - the colour placement is spectacular.
Love your quilt
I think you are having trouble because it is supposed to be my machine and cabinet. No problem. I'll go halvsies on the postage with ya.8-)
check the vintage thread! they are so nice over there!
Thanks all for your input!
They are all very nice, but I like the third one the best. I think I can tackle
that one without a pattern.
What type of a machine did you do the quilting on? I purchased a Crown Jewel about six months ago and got it all put together all by myself-trust me, just getting it upstairs was a challenge! It works and I have done a sample pattern but other than that, it just sits there because I think I am either afraid of the machine or else afraid I am going to mess something up. It this is your first quilt to quilt on a machine then YOU INSPIRE ME!!!
Never had any problems with batiks, but usually don't starch. I use a small needle, will work it in a needle "strawberry" filled with sand to sharpen it, and to reduce fraying, will either use a hand quilting thread that is pre-waxed or if I don't have the right color, will use beeswax on the thread. Also, I have found that if I try to rush by getting my thread too long initially, I pay the price of lots of tangles--so about a yard to each "needleful" helps.
just awesome! Love the hexi's--have one started when I want to do handwork, but I really love your colors! And your quilting really compliments the quilt.
I still have a challenge with how it all works
Boy, am I new. I do see the chatting going on. I have lots to learn how to use this system. Beg you pardon.
I thought you might like to know that I just got word that my longarm has returned from its 5 week stay at the "spa". It needed new hand controls and all new wiring harnesses, was lubed and cleaned....all at no cost to me. So stick to your guns and insist from fair treatment from your dealer. HV has been nothing but fantastic through all this mess with the longarm. I can't say enough good about them. Sadly, their product is rather undependable, but at least they stand behind it. I hope you have as much luck with yours. It sounds like you have the same problem I did.
I have a Viking 18/8 that is back in Tennessee at the factory. It was there in January till April having the bearing replaced, and got all new electronic boards replaced. Now 6 months later the stitch regulator has gone wacko, stitching and not being able to stop it without turning it off. To say I am a little disappointed, is somewhat of an understatement. I have to have help taking the machine in to my dealer and bringing it back and setting it up again. Call your dealer and see if they can arrange to have it picked up and sent to the factory for repair. Luckily mine hasn't cost me anything, Viking covered all costs. I bought it as a floor model, and I realized after a year of use that it was never right from the day I bought it. Good luck getting it repaired. I hope all goes well for you. I am in the process of buying a replacement machine, hoping I have better luck with a different brand.
Do a web search for "free table runner patterns" There are many available.
Can't help you with the editing--haven't figured that out myself yet! With Stencils you will want to mark the design on the quilt. I just took a long arm class on stencils and the instructor suggests that a continous line (i.e. leaves, meandering flowers, etc) is easiest--use loose chalk and a foam brush to apply and my may find that you can even do it without continually marking after awhile. If you are wanting a very specific design (like an intricate knot), then mark with a water soluable (test first)pen and go slow and steady. have you ever Free Motion Quilted on your machine? If so I would probably do something a little looser and repetive--like circles or leaves--something that would be continous and connected, in the brown sashing. I would do a tighter, background fill--like pebbles, small stippling, etc in the parts of the star that you want to "stand back"--like the brown/tan centers and matching blocks on each star--that would make the rest of the star really stand out--maybe only need SID on the rest of the star. Have you checked out Leah Day's 365 days of FMQ blog? Do--it will give you tons of ideas.