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Thread: What was your biggest waste of money?

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    Senior Member sherian's Avatar
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    saw this and I thinking I just bought a floriani total control embroidery software, digitizing editing, how to's and Loaded it and seams good. They had a showing at my babylock store. Galya (babylock shop) decdied to have classes for this program. So many people bought it, there is no pay for upgrades - you just dowload. You can call the floriani for number for any questions. the class at babylock ( richmond,va) free classes - by store owner - one a month, sends you home with project to bring bsack and your qestions. I hope it will be a great purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinecone View Post
    This is fun to read. I love the invisagrip and the blue rotary blade sharpener. Not the same as new, but it stalls buying one for a few more times.
    My biggest regret is the cutting mat that turns. I have kept trying to use it too. Then there are many specialty rulers and books.
    piney
    Is your cutting mat the Olfa rotating mat? I have one and didn't like it because it was hard to turn. I read somewhere (maybe on this board) that if you turn the base over, it works better. It really does. One side of the base is kind of rubbery and the other side is smooth. The smooth side lets the mat turn. I use it all the time now.

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    [Quote - I will ALWAYS buy - any ruler that Deb Tucker comes out with - Quote]

    I agree on the Debbie Tucker rulers---Not your average ruler. I love them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun View Post
    The Fab-U-Motion I got with my Viking sewing machine. I thought it would improve my FMQ but I do better without it.
    I second that. The quilting space is too restrictive. Mine is back in the box sitting next to my ironing table. Wish I knew somebody that could use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nstitches4u View Post
    [Quote - I will ALWAYS buy - any ruler that Deb Tucker comes out with - Quote]

    I agree on the Debbie Tucker rulers---Not your average ruler. I love them.
    Add me to the list of lovers of the Deb Tucker rulers. Love them lots
    Mary

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    have enjoyed all the comments. When I'm at a show and see all these wonderful quilts, I'm like a kid in wonderland and I imagine my abilities and time are far greater than they really are. In fact. I'm going to the Georgia quilt show next week, so this thread came at just the right time for me. I bought a wall hanging quilt kit there last year for $40+ and I've not opened it; although, I know I will someday :>)
    jean

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    About 18 or so years ago, I really wanted a serger, but couldn't really afford one. I found a cheap one that was clearanced and bought it. It's bad... Very bad. Money down the drain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelinaMaria View Post
    I'm hoping no one posts about the Electric Quilt program. I just purchased the EQ7 yesterday and can't wait to get it. I have heard a lot of caution about how it is hard to navigate and use all it's tools so I am concerned because I do not have any experience using these type of programs on the computer.

    However, if I can get comfortable with it, I think it will be a huge benefit for me. I have 2 huge book cases full of fabric and don't know how to use this fabric so I'm hoping it will help me find or create quilts that will work for the type and quantity of fabric I have.
    Check out Rhonda's tutorial (class) on EQ on this site. She really did a super job of explaining the process. You can print out a complete PDF file.

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    I like my sergers and use them frequently.

    The initial threading or if one has to rethread it for some reason is a pain - I've learned to poke a stiff thread from the 'top' through a couple of the parts/guides and then tie the serging thread to it and pull it through. Just couldn't get that thread to go through those guides by itself.

    I've bought any number of things that it turns out I could have gotten along nicely without.

    I am also surprised at how many people have been less than thrilled with the die cutters and the John Flynn frame.

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    a little gracie frame with phaff grand quilter, great if you want to quilt in long thin rows bad if you want to do larger designs in a block you keep having to stop and start to roll up the quilt to fit the design it plays havoc with the flow,and the phaff grand quilter is a bitch to thread once on the frame. Thread breakage is also a big problem.>>
    Last edited by dollycathy; 10-10-2012 at 04:42 AM. Reason: spelling
    Cathy

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