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  1. Why is my sewing machine not stitching???

    by , 02-24-2013 at 03:46 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Sewing machine not stitching
    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?

    Look at your upper thread. Is it catching on the little notch on the spool?
    Turn it over and see if that helps...

    Some times the wrong thread can be a problem.
  2. diamonds

    by , 02-24-2013 at 02:13 PM
    can anyone tell me the best way to sew diamonds together
  3. HQ Avante POM Wheel Upgrade

    by , 02-24-2013 at 10:56 AM
    Has anyone upgraded to the new POM wheels and track for their HQ Avante? I am wondering if it made a big difference in the movement of the machine.
    Thanks for any feedback.
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  4. Twister scraps

    by , 02-24-2013 at 07:40 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by ruthrings View Post
    I'm looking a twister scraps that people have posted. I made one and enjoyed the process and the outcome. But I'm wondering what to do with all those scraps. Any suggestions?
  5. Been gone for a long time but am coming back.)

    by , 02-22-2013 at 05:38 PM
    Well I have been thinking about doing some blogging. its been a lot of water under the bridge these past two years. I have dealt with a husband having his work actually knocked out from under him. a daughter living with us and taking over my home. and i let her because of all i was dealing with. A DGS that we raised get into trouble which tore my heart in two. A DGD that we raised that was upset that we lt her mother live in our home while I was still dealing with the other three stories. ...
  6. Quilt as you go help

    by , 02-22-2013 at 04:05 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by narnianquilter View Post
    am looking for a good tutorial on QAYG, preferably not a video. Any ideas? I get the main concept, but the final step of closing up the backing is what is confusing me. I would really like one that is a completely machine stitched, instead of having to hand stitch anything. Thanks!
  7. Charity Quilts

    by , 02-22-2013 at 06:15 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by MaryKatherine View Post
    To keep my hand and machine in top form, I accept a few quilts each month from our guild. Sadly these quilts go to children who are placed in child services because of abuse. So I try to make them a little different or at least fun. The first is an uncut pillow panel and the second is a bright simple scrappy.
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  8. Homemade spray glue

    by , 02-21-2013 at 09:05 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by MrsBeasley View Post
    Make your own spray baste glue
    I am in the process of string piecing a bunch of quilt blocks, and I decided to use up some scrap batting to make the blocks. I glued the batting to the backing, and this is the glue I used.

    Spray Glue

    Boil 3 cups water, add 1/2 tsp salt. Reduce heat to medium, whisk 3 Tbsp flour into the water, a pinch at a time. Continue whisking to break up the flour, and cook until it thickens to a consistency of egg white, or maybe gravy.
  9. Sewing on "Snow Days"!!

    by , 02-21-2013 at 03:51 PM
    Living in Kansas and we got hammered with "thunder snow" this morning--think about 10-12" total--hard to tell because it blew really hard--and have a drift near the truck that is at least 4' high! Trudged out to feed horses and totally exhausted when I came in!

    BUT it meant schools were closed so no work for me today OR tomorrow--finishing a string QAYG for a baby shower for next weekend and then back to a birthday quilt for DIL--loving this!
  10. shopping cart cover

    by , 02-21-2013 at 03:10 PM
    i was wondering if anyone knows where i can get a pattern for a shopping cart seat cover ?
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