I am looking to purchase a machine so I can free motion quilt large quilts. Any one using or have used a PQ1500s? I would really appreciate the good and bad Or any other machine suggestions. This machine is in my price range. Have a great day! and thanks.
Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
I just made this. I'm pretty sure this is about what you are going for.
I want to create a 3.5 inch "finished" using strip piecing to make diamond blocks. See attachment. My question is what size do I cut the dark center strip and what size do I cut the 2 light strips so I come up with a 3.5 inch block strip to use in a border instead of the size made using the instructions i found online. You can send private msg if you wold like.
Updated 07-27-2013 at 03:38 AM by PatriceJ
Originally Posted by Shemjo
Yes! YES! Hand embroidery is alive and well, and surviving heartily here in the St. Louis area. Got to have hand work watching the kids at a game, watching TV with the SO, waiting at the Dr.s or for any appointment, or just because it is so pretty. We have ladies who do red work by hand, and embroider quilt blocks! It is going stong here in MO! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Originally Posted by Susan Hunter
Hello. I looked into making the tumbling blocks quilt and also the grandmother's garden quilt without Y seams. They used the strip piecing method. However, it looks like you end up with a vertical seam going down the middle of the top of each tumbling block! I don't know if I like that. You don't have that seam when you use the traditional method with Y seams. I don't know what I hate more -- the extra seam, or making Y seams!!!
Originally Posted by CanadianGirl
I have been working on this for months...I am a "follow the pattern" person and this required a little more creative piecing and then garment construction (the jacket is lined and the collar added) The original pattern had the Turtles and "stained glass" sewn onto a sweat shirt (no lining, no collar, turtle images supplied, suggested sizes for panels and layout). Anyhow, I'm glad its done and I can move onto something new!
Debbie, this is for you. Love this
Originally Posted by aborning
The past 2 weeks I quilted two quilts--but with frustration. I would be quilting and then get to a certain spot and it would start giving me long skipped stitches and then switch back to regular stitching. The skipped stitches occured only when moving in a horizontal direction. My husband looked at the cabling while I was quilting and watching the cords and moving them around and we got them placed to where it wouldn't do it. But every new time I go to use the machine, it does the same thing.
Well had a busy week, first did some ordering, 6 bolts of 60" wide PFD fabric for dyeing. Then ordered a spin dryer for my dye studio, Have the Panda washer already. Also ordered some dyes, have all the paints, inks, and what not that I could ever need.
I also got a folding table 2X5 feet, it fits perfect in my little shed, now have the perfect place to sit and paint, the counter top and laundry sink are just right for dyeing, have 2 shelves under to store buckets and a couple of plastic
Originally Posted by Bobbielinks
Here's another beauty from Doris. I do wish the pink fabric would have shown better in the pictures. It is a light pink, but much richer than the pictures show. This is a large (107 x 107) quilt. Doris and I chose Hobbs Poly batting to help keep the quilt weight down. Even though I custom quilted this top I was able to quilt from inside the left border all the way across the top to just inside the right border. I used pink thread throught the body of the quilt and was amazed that it did not
Originally Posted by Gladygirl
I saw Eleanor Burns make what she called THE 12 FAN TABLE RUNNER on RFD tv today--have searched all thru her website and can't find the pattern. Does anyone have it or know where to get it? Google didn't bring up anything either so I'm stumped. Wanted to make some for Christmas gifts. Thanks for any help.