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Thread: Thangs I lerned this weekend

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    Senior Member k_jupiter's Avatar
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    1.) Be careful what you buy at low prices off EBay. Having read how great the #37 quilting foot is for my Bernina 830, I went and got one at a cheep price off EPay. It gets here, looks OK, says '37' on the little white part of the shank... Well, it's not 1/4 inch to both sides, more like 3/16 and 5 1/6 with the needle centered. Move the needle, it's still off. Well look at it closer. Real Bernina feet have the number cast into the foot at the top, not printed on the shank. Cheep knockoff that won't sit centered. 25 bucks lost. And I still have to get the real thing at my FLQS... at 35 bucks.

    2.) Got two blocks done on my Flying Geese Quilt. With the method I am using, you start with a rectangle and two squares, sewing them together on the bias, then trimming the extra triangles off. Works well, my points are almost perfect. As I finished each Goose, I unpinned the remainder triangles and piled them up. Duh! Leave the suckers pinned and sew your 1/4 inch line down the bias. HST already lined up and conveniently in the size I need for some border motif.

    3.) Two sewing machine operation... I got my old (new to me) Elna Super back from the shop. Sews like a dream. Or more like a 1964 Ford pickup (but that is good). Sew the bias lines with that machine, have the Bernina setup for 1/4 seam sewing. Niiiice. I Like It!.

    tim in san jose (one block at a time)

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    all I learned this weekend after leaving the quilt store was ...don't do 65 in a 45.. got a pretty little green paper to remind me not to "hurry home" to get started :oops:

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    Oh Kathy - bless your pea-pickin heart!

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    Been there done that; I had almost the same problem with ebay, I bought a walking foot for my old singer and it sure didnt fit. when I was trying to put it on it fell apart in my hand. so I went to sears and bought one for my Kenmore. the first was 10 , second 24 dollars. The motto is if it looks like a turkey and squwaks like a turkey it probably is. To expensive to send it back, just don't buy it if you can't see it. sorry you had to go through it.

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    I have been waiting on last weekend to get here for a year, Mid Atlantic Quilt Show... I went with my husband Sat., he is in the home healthcare business, He needed to pick up some equiptment, so I decided to get out and see some of the country, thinking I would surely see a new quilt store on the way, which I did, and made him turn around... We had a great day, stopped at a little place and got lunch, drove 1 1/2 hours home and spent the rest of the weekend praying to the porcelin gods. I had planned on spending all day Sunday at the Quilt Show but it didn't work that way, maybe next year!!! I will never eat Pork again!!!!Never, Never Never!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by julia58
    I have been waiting on last weekend to get here for a year, Mid Atlantic Quilt Show... I went with my husband Sat., he is in the home healthcare business, He needed to pick up some equiptment, so I decided to get out and see some of the country, thinking I would surely see a new quilt store on the way, which I did, and made him turn around... We had a great day, stopped at a little place and got lunch, drove 1 1/2 hours home and spent the rest of the weekend praying to the porcelin gods. I had planned on spending all day Sunday at the Quilt Show but it didn't work that way, maybe next year!!! I will never eat Pork again!!!!Never, Never Never!!!
    Sounds like you should have prayed to the porcine gods. Sorry you missed something that you looked forward to all year. Usually I miss that something because.. I forget. Duh.

    tim in san jose

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    I learned that JoAnn's closes at 6:00 on Sunday...I found that out at 7:00. It's all good, I made it to Dairy Queen for a sympathy Moolatte before they closed. :roll:

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    "Sorry you missed something that you looked forward to all year. Usually I miss that something because.. I forget. Duh.

    tim in san jose[/quote]


    Oh, yeah! The thing I miss most is my memory...I have to write notes, then I forget where I put the notes or forget to read them. sighhhh

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    Sumtin I lerned, but not this weekend.....
    Many years ago, my husband and I were bickering. His mother came in and said "Don't get your tit in a wringer." Not being from Oklahoma, I thought she meant "Don't get your buns in an uproar" and I told her I wasn't really mad. She then said "It hurts like heck!" Guess what she had done... :cry: :D

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    ROFLMAO well when I was a wee one I got my arm in one and that was bad enough...........

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