1. Thread breaks! Janome 8900 QPC

    by , 11-11-2014 at 03:08 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jul12 View Post
    I've had my 8900 just over 12 months. At first I nearly went mad with fmq - breaks and skipping. Then I got some Janome purple tip needles - end of problem.
    Seems that the machine "bedded in" as it were, because after a couple of quilts, I returned to other needles. Have just finished a couple of heavily fmq'd quilts with J. titanium 70/10, and Aurifil 50 wt.
    I've not done anything with bobbin tension, just have the machine on 'auto'.
    But I have found that it will
  2. A forgotten way to make HST 8 at a time

    by , 11-07-2014 at 01:45 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by judy363905 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    I use this method:

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    Kirstie... Thank you for posting the drawings ...so much better than my explanation (but I did try lol)

    Judy in Phx, AZ
  3. Disappearing Hourglass/Pinwheel Cutting Chart

    by , 09-24-2014 at 04:18 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    This chart will work for Disappearing Hourglass and Disappearing Pinwheel blocks.

    I wanted to make MSQC's disappearing Hourglass but don't care for the method Jenny uses to create the HSTs with bias edges and wanted to use yardage rather than Layer Cakes.
    I also wanted to use sizes where the original cut squares, trimmed HSTs and 9 patch units would be cut on 1/4" increments. Didn't want to make a block that you needed to slice into 5 27/32" cuts! I put together an
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  4. Hunter's Star

    by , 07-30-2014 at 08:55 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by roolen View Post
    I will tell how I sewed blocks for that quilt - http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-50511-1.htm

    My English is not too good but I will try .

    I did not use special rulers for this block. I had only a triangular ruler and usual square ruler at my order.
    I didi it anyway.

    However, my pictures are detailed so I hope you will understand all only on photos.

    All strips on pictures have width 1 1/2 inches, the size of squares is 4 inches.
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  5. Quick Machine Binding with Flange

    by , 07-26-2014 at 04:51 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by charismah View Post
    A lady came in and taught this to use a few months back at a long arm quilters meeting and I thought I would share. I am one of those people who do hand binding but when you are in a hurry and you need binding done fast..this is the way!

    You will need two different colors for the binding strips
    You cut the outer edge 1 3/8 you cut the flange peice 1 5/8 (inches)

    Then sew them just like you would normal binding in one long strip ( short side ...to short side right

    Updated 07-28-2014 at 01:27 AM by QuiltnNan

  6. Hexie Chart... Very Handy!!!

    by , 07-22-2014 at 02:14 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post

    This chart gives the hex size on the edge along with the overall width and height. It also tells what size strip to cut and how many hexes you can get out of fat quarter, yardage, etc.
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  7. Saving pictures that you see

    by , 07-20-2014 at 05:40 AM
    I keep a folder on my hard drive called Quilt Ideas. It is in my Pictures section. If I see something Online, I take a Print Screen of it and paste it into my MS Paint program. I crop the picture to the pertinent facts and then save it by naming it by the date [ today is 20140720], then the source of the picture. That way, I always know where it came from and can give credit where credit is due. I can always find it again to post a link on the QB if I wish to share it in the future. For instance, ...
  8. Pricing and Selling your work

  9. Tips on how to repair a quilt

    by , 03-26-2014 at 03:05 AM
    24 Blocks has a link to Quilting Board's Articles

    Here is our article
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  10. It's a washout"

    by , 02-07-2014 at 04:53 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by SlightlyOffQuilter View Post
    Honestly, I have yet to find ANY fabrics that will hold a photo unless I print them on my Grandmothers Epson printer. If I print it on my HP, NOTHING but black stays. This is because Epson inks are pigment ink ( permanent ) and HP inks are dye based ( water soluble ) . HP does make Vivera Pigment Ink. Make sure to check your ink to be sure it says PIGMENT and not DYE. A quick tell is if your printer uses 1 black cartridge and 1 tri-color cartridge your printer does not support pigment cartridges.
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