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  1. Scrappy Quilt show - Right Here!! :)

    by , 11-09-2013 at 01:43 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by chezstitches View Post
    love scrappy quilts~ Here are two of mine...
    Love the colors in first one!
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  2. Sunburst quilting pattern

    by , 11-08-2013 at 09:49 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    It sounds to me like you just want to do radiating lines from a central point. So your scallop is essentally a 3/4 round circle. You want you lines to start where an element in your quilt (probably inside borders) make a 90 degree angle.

    When I do radiating lines like that I use a protractor so I can space my lines evenly at certain degree intervals. I find 15 degrees work well. So line up the zero on your protractor with the point of the 90 degree angle and make a registration dot
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  3. Looking for Dog Bed Pattern

    by , 11-07-2013 at 07:30 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    is this it? I found it by googling the image.
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  4. What is your favorite quick & easy quilt pattern???

    by , 11-07-2013 at 08:14 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by TnBecky View Post
    I need to make a few quilts & am tired of the quick ones I make, so I thought I would see what other people like to do in a hurry. Oh they are twin - full size quilts. Thanks & pictures would be nice too.
  5. Customer quilt FINALLY finished

    by , 11-06-2013 at 07:29 PM
    The customer quilt (first!!) that had been on the frame since this weekend is FINALLY finished!! I can not believe how much trouble I had with the tension. I used two "help calls" to long arm friends. Finally ended up changing bobbin cases, backlash washers and went from super loose settings and moved forward. Thank goodness I wasn't doing a super involved pattern--I ended up "unsewing" about the first 18" x 24"--practically wore out the backing! Hopefully, when ...
  6. Brother VX847

    by , 11-06-2013 at 07:15 PM
    Help would be greatly appreciated. I am really frustrated with my newly acquired Brother VX847 sewing machine. It was sewing great for the first 2 months, now i could rip my hair out. Looking for a manual for it and can't find one on the web anywhere for FREE. Ugh! Does anyone have one they could e-mail?
  7. FMQ question

    by , 11-05-2013 at 02:52 PM
    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?
  8. Quilting rulers

    by , 11-05-2013 at 10:18 AM
    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.
  9. 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.

    Could use ...
  10. 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.
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