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Thread: Confessions of a Quilter

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    Senior Member vanginney's Avatar
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    Confessions of a Quilter

    I sew over pins. On my vintage singer to my Pfaff 2056! Have for years.

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    I mix stripes with plaids. (The horror!)

    I have to have all my fat quarters folded the same way. Even cute bundles from quilt shops need to be unfolded, pressed, and folded my way.
    "He who masters the grey everyday is a hero."


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    I use only black or white thread for quilting.
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    Life...you muddle your way through it and then you die!

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    I don't always wash my fabric...and sometimes I even mix washed and unwashed...

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    I never iron the way you r supposed too......kelly

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    I just looked at the dust in my house and went upstairs to sew anyway ...
    PS You guys are a hoot!

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    Me too! Having been a garmet sewer there is no way to "ease" a sleeve into the armhole without pins and you sewed over them - slowly - so it can be done. However, I do not have a fancy new machine so don't know if you can do this with them or not.


    Quote Originally Posted by vanginney View Post
    I sew over pins. On my vintage singer to my Pfaff 2056! Have for years.
    Nikki in MO

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    If I have a wavy border I sew dart in it where the fullness is before sewing it to the quilt. It's almost invisible. A prize winning quilter at Paducah told me how to do that.

    I use to sew over pins until the needle hit one just right and it did a lot of damage to the machine. The timing went out and the bobbin case got all messed up. The needle jammed but didn't break and fly out.
    Last edited by BellaBoo; 04-04-2013 at 07:45 AM.
    Got fabric?

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    BellaBoo that is a prizewinner! Wonderful. My little great grandaughter wrote in the dust under my TV. Think I'll leave it there.
    Last edited by barny; 04-04-2013 at 07:48 AM.

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    I don't pin, I use the lines on my mat
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