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  1. blew out my knee and can't get to the sewing room!

    by , 02-03-2013 at 02:43 PM
    I'm totally bummed right now! Yesterday I blew out my knee walking out of the LQS(at least this was AFTER a wonderful lunch with friends and a quick peak of some gorgeous materials) and while I went back to the Guild "advanced" class to do my first harder block, I spent 4 hr. at ER last night. Sat night at the ER of a trauma hospital gave my DH tons of material for his novels, but I was bored silly! So now I'm in a leg immobilizer and on crutches (pretty shakey too) and can't get up ...
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  2. 1930s Friendship Quilt Blocks

    by , 02-03-2013 at 02:36 PM
    I have 14 quilt blocks with the name of the quilter embroidered on it. Based on research through Ancestry.com, I think the blocks were made between 1935 and 1945 by ladies living in a rural town called Hygiene, Colorado (near Boulder). Most blocks were hand sewn while a few were sewn by machine. I would appreciate any advice on how to turn the blocks into the friendship quilt it should be. I'm fairly sure most of the designs use feed/flour sack material with muslin backgrounds. Some pieces need ...
  3. Space Shuttle Quilter

    by , 02-02-2013 at 09:44 PM
    I got laid off from Kennedy Space Center in July 2011. I'm currently volunteering there (in the VAB),talking about how me and mt co-workers"The Sew Sisters" hand sewed parts and quilted quartz fabric with a Multi Needle Sewing Machine to cover the outside surface of the shuttle. As part of my presentation, I show tiles ,cargo bay blankets,Thermal Control Blankets(TCS),Fibrous Insulation Blankets(FIB)---Those quilted blankets that cover the upper/sides of the shuttle and other neat items. ...
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  4. dish cloths

    by , 02-02-2013 at 07:03 PM
    I am new to the quilting board but came across an article or thread from January 28, okay so I'm behind the times, anyway and the discussion was about crocheted dish clothes. I am not a great crochet person but does anyone have the pattern for these?

    I sit with my husband who is disabled and watch TV with him but that is something I could do when I don't have any quilt projects going on.

    I have been quilting for about 5 or 6 years and just love this site. Have learned ...
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  5. Need some advice

    by , 02-02-2013 at 10:28 AM
    I'm using my HP inkjet printer to print on cotton for purpose of making a picture quilt. The pictures are coming out fine but I'm wondering if there is a fixative I should be using on the pictures? I ironed my fabric to freezer paper and then fed it through my printer. Surely will appreciate your advice. Thanks so much
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  6. Walking Foot

    by , 02-02-2013 at 07:48 AM
    I ordered a walking foot for my Singer Simple® yesterday. My model # wasn't listed but one of the reviews stated she uses it on hers. I have so much to learn about sewing/quilting on a machine. I love to create and if it makes it faster then..... All I can do is read, watch videos and try. I see all these beautiful quilts and patterns in aww. So many techniques, ruler/cutting methods... it tends to be a bit overwhelming. With that said, I will find one that jumps out at me and then research. ...
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  7. I'm on a search for Harry Potter scraps and yardage

    by , 02-02-2013 at 05:47 AM
    I'm looking for Harry Potter fabric - any reasonable scraps for applique or yardage - for a crib set for my new grandson whose mother is a huge Potter fan. The crib is non-standard size so I am going to make fitted sheets, a quilt, sleepsuit, teething rail cover and valance. Apliqued Potter shapes or coats of arms on the valance would be ideal but I suppose I could used Wizardy shapes too - hats, spells etc. - and the Potter colours. I can't say I'm hopeful since the production line for this fabric ...
  8. Stitch Regulator

    by , 02-01-2013 at 05:40 PM (Need help on a scenery quilt)
    Has anyone purchased the new Baby Lock stitch regulator? If so, how do you like it. I am looking to purchase one.
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  9. Need to find fabric for a quilt

    by , 02-01-2013 at 03:06 PM
    Hi. New to site, hope someone can advise. Looking for Beatles material for a quilt for friend. Please help! Barbie sue
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  10. Why Does my Sewing Machine Clump the Bobbin Thread?

    by , 02-01-2013 at 02:52 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by pseudoquilter View Post
    I can be sewing along and then hear this "clunking" noise to find a large clump of thread is left on the underside of my fabric from the bobbin. What can be causing this, I have re-inserted the bobbin many times.
    I'm having the same problem, pseudoquilter. I sew about 2 feet on a straight seam, then hear the "clunk" and see a lot of threads in the bobbin area. I cleaned all the gunk around the bobbin area and rewound another bobbin. What I have done since has ...
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