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  1. Autumn Harvest - September Doll Quilt Swap Sign Up Closes August 31st Noon EST

    by , 10-01-2012 at 05:47 PM (The Roaming Quilter)
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    OMG! Look at the beautiful DQ I just got from Quiltymom! Isn't it gorgeous?! LOVE LOVE LOVE it Sue! Thank you so much! And I got an extra present....lookie.....
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  2. White Rotary Sewing Machine #3

    by , 10-01-2012 at 01:07 PM
    Looked on the ismacs website and got a phone number to call for information on White's. I called and talked to "Reba" - she told me my machine was made in 1929 in Cincinnati, Ohio - the number on the machine (under the motor) is the model and serial number. Model Number 1X, serial number 1q357.

    Still looking for more information and parts.
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  3. Bali Wedding Star - Chapter Three

    by , 10-01-2012 at 10:50 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Helena View Post
    Yes, you have to follow the directions on the bottom of page 12. Each unit which contains 8 pieces which makes two blocks, will be assembled like shown on this page. Four will have a black side and four one each of the colors as stated or your substituted colors.
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  4. What would be your perfect sewing day?

    by , 10-01-2012 at 06:51 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by deedum View Post
    As I am sitting here this morning drinking my coffee and lurking on the board here, thinking of all the things I need to catch up on for the weekend, I thought it would be nice to have a perfect sewing day. Daydreaming about finishing some of my UFO's that linger patiently. Then I got to thinking what is a perfect sewing day?

    A perfect sewing day for me, starting early with my coffee and staying in my jammies til the mood hits me to get dressed. If it does. No laundry, no cooking, no
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  5. Longarm Issues - Encoder

    by , 09-30-2012 at 10:19 PM
    My husband and I spent yesterday in a class learning how to do maintenance on my Gammill. It was a long day, but I feel like we learned a lot and I know that I am not as afraid of the machine as I was before.

    However ... I loaded a quilt on the machine today and could not get the darn thing to work in regulated mode. It worked great in manual (I'm not very good at keeping stitches even so I don't usually use this - will definitely need to practice). I was SICK!

    I unloaded ...
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  6. My adventures with B380 Bond, James Bond 007

    by , 09-30-2012 at 11:54 AM
    I am in LOVE! My new Bernina 380 (purchased in August)caught my eye with his sleek presence -- what woman can resist a well dressed machine? Like Sean Connery in a tux so many years ago...

    Eye candy got my attention, then WOW I saw this machine in action! First demonstrated by a severely physically and developmentally challenged man at the local quilt shop, I have been intrigued by the possibilities that the free hand system allows. He then proceeded to show me that his stitches ...
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  7. How Do You Make Bias Binding?

    by , 09-29-2012 at 11:07 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by brenvs View Post
    I've searched, but cannot find an answer on the board. My apologies if I'm asking a dumb question

    I recently took a quilting class for a victorian table runner, but we did not get far enough to learn how to bind the darn thing. It has curves and inside angles.

    I'm assuming it needs to be bound with bias binding, but I do not understand the tutorials I've found online on how to make bias binding.

    I would greatly appreciate if you have any links or
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  8. Gammill Longarm Maintenance Class

    by , 09-29-2012 at 05:51 PM
    First, I want to thank my husband for spending his day off learning how to maintain my longarm machine. We took a class with Ron Paul and he taught us so many things. I am anxious to use my machine to see if the adjustments we made helped with any issues I may or may not have known I was having - lol

    But, one thing I know for sure, it is all clean, oiled and the settings are just perfect - now to load a quilt and take it for a spin.

    There are several things on my wish ...
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  9. We lost a friend this week....................

    by , 09-29-2012 at 01:30 PM
    I just learned that one of my friends that I met here on the QB passed away on Thursday. Those of you who knew or corresponded with Jeanniebelle will miss her, as do I.

    Jeannie had a very generous heart, and she was always making delightful items for her friends. She attended several of my quilting classes, always making at least two of whatever the project was, and doing a great job of it.

    One of her quilts was a giant one that she made for her husband Joel. It ...
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  10. Walker and/or wheelchair bags

    by , 09-29-2012 at 09:44 AM
    I have had a request to make these for nursing home residents. I have made many kinds of bags and totes but not this kind of bag. I would like some advice as to a fairly easy, straighforward pattern. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
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