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  1. Argh! Tension problems--both long arm and mine!!

    by , 11-04-2013 at 11:03 PM
    So started the customer's quilt--AGAIN--today, and just could not get the tension right. Despite having a practice piece on the side of the frame to check any adjustments, it was a mess. Seems after each adjustment it would be fine for about a block width, then it would go haywire--both bottom and top just laying onthe surface. So I'd "unsew" and start again. Practically have worn out the backing! So frankly relieved when had to stop to go to a meeting.

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  2. Men Neckties

    by , 11-04-2013 at 05:12 AM
    A friend is shipping me her husbands ties and would like a lap quilt. I need information on how to go about it and patterns. I also wonder about should I wash the ties first? Should the seams be more then 1/4? This is a quilt that they plan on passing on as a heirloom but still use it.
  3. Long Arm is calling!! And could use some help on T-shirt quilt

    by , 11-02-2013 at 07:19 PM
    Just got home this evening from visiting my son & family--he starts a new job next week and that means he won't get the time off to come home for Thanksgiving. Loved see the kids--both are adorable! And just great seeing my son and his wife--she's struggling with some health issues post-delivery so things are little stressful for both of them.

    And I have 3 customer quilts (my first!!) waiting to be quilted. I thought I knew just what to do with the one--but ended up "unsewing" ...
  4. Super super easy tissue holder

    by , 11-02-2013 at 07:34 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by feffertim View Post
    You can make these in 5 minutes, or less if you chain piece. Great way to use up your scraps.

    cut main fabric 6 1/2 x 5 1/2, lining 7 1/2 x 5 1/2
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    you need two pieces of fabric, one main piece and one for the lining
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    sew 1/4 inch seam along both ends of the 5 1/2 sides, right sides together
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    turn right sides out and press so that your lining
  5. Optical illusion

    by , 10-28-2013 at 10:50 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by pam.v View Post
    This quilt I made for my son and his wife when they moved into their new home. It is a lot different that what I ususally do but I like it .
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  6. Scam update and off to quilt!

    by , 10-28-2013 at 08:39 AM
    For all you that read about our attempted scam from the sale of hay(off the state hay board!)--despite my DH willingness to be part of a "sting" the is actually no crime against us cause we were too wise to fall for this scam--the bank that the fake cashier's check "drawn" on is the one that gets to pursue it. And they really never wanted hay--only our $$. Now, the part that I find incredible (wasn't there a tv show about stupid criminals??) is that the scammer continues to ...
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  7. Long Arm Sewing

    by , 10-28-2013 at 04:44 AM
    I am new to long arm sewing, I have done one quilt with the help of a friend. I heard there were blogs for longarmers, do any of you know of any sites that I might join or visit. I have had back surgery, any suggestions of what I might be careful of while quilting?
  8. Can anybody tell me what they think of this sewing machine?

    by , 10-26-2013 at 03:46 PM
    I'm looking at a sewing machine on CL and would like to get some opinions on this model and reputation: Voguestitch 110 >> asking price is $40, mentions that it's been cleaned, serviced and runs nice. Thanks ever so much.
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  9. Going to my first retreat next weekend - Please help me plan a packing list.....

    by , 10-26-2013 at 02:09 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    And be sure to put your name on EVERYTHING! I like to label the plug end of my power cables, this way if you need to unplug, you know you've got the right one!
  10. Anybody out there making Halloween Costumes?

    by , 10-26-2013 at 02:07 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Raine54RN View Post
    My grown daughter is going as poison ivy from the Batman movie, I did not make the costume , if I had there would have been a "oh dear" i. She found a regular seamstress to do it.if I could post from her email I would! It's quite impressive!
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