i have a 1938 featherweight. I want to FMQ, but the foot is pressing down to hard to allow the material to freely flow...and the feed dogs are up. Anyone know how to either drop the feed dogs or make the foot not press so hard?
I have several rulers where the measurements are disappearing with use. Does anyone know where they can be sent to have the measurements redone? With the price of rulers, I can't see replacing them every few years. Thanks.
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.
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.
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"
Originally Posted by feffertim
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
you need two pieces of fabric, one main piece and one for the lining
sew 1/4 inch seam along both ends of the 5 1/2 sides, right sides together
turn right sides out and press so that your lining
Originally Posted by pam.v
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 .
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
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?
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.