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  1. Joyful Celebration

    by , 08-16-2012 at 06:32 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy1 View Post
    My sister's birthday is next week. Several months ago I gave her several of my quilting books and asked her to mark quilts that she liked. Two of my favorite books are Material Obsession and Material Obsession2. From her choices I chose the one to make. She is also a person who loves purple. I have made her 4 quilts and all have purple as the main fabric. I chose a focus fabric and then picked fabrics to complement the colors. I had a wonderful time making this quilt and can't wait to give it to
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  2. Why is my sewing machine not stitching???

    by , 08-16-2012 at 05:04 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Sewing machine not stitching
    Does it need a new needle? That is usually the quickest/easiest/cheapest fix.
    Change the needle... some times we hit pins or sometimes people pull the material through the machine and the needle bends. Sometimes needles get dull? When was the last time it was changed?

    Look at your upper thread. Is it catching on the little notch on the spool?
    Turn it over and see if that helps...

    Some times the wrong thread can be a
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  3. help I am new

    by , 08-16-2012 at 04:36 AM
    I have come to this site for a while, I found I can read for hours. But I just joined. I find tons of info. makes my brain tired LOL
    But can I and if so where can I post that I have a Husqvarna Quilt Designer II for sale?
    Thanks to all for all the info. on this site. Sometime I don't get much done for the day.
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  4. 64 hexes

    by , 08-16-2012 at 03:16 AM
    I managed to make 64 folded hexagons on my trip. It's surprising how much I got done in the car and how short the trip seemed. I'm going to make folded squares on my flight to the UK since I will have seven hours, plus waiting time at airports, to fill with something interesting. Sometimes I knit socks but I'm so interested in folded fabric right now that I'm going to have a kit of standby - a grab-and-go-kit - to fill waiting times at the dentist, at the doctor's - anywhere. and then I will make ...
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  5. Look what my Brother made me!!!!

    by , 08-15-2012 at 03:26 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by maviskw View Post
    Sorry about your daughter. We'll pray for you and her.
    But does anyone know the name of this quilt? I saw one on the wall of my local fabric and sewing machine store, and took notes so that I can make one, but would like to know the name of it.
    NAME of QUILT - Labyrinth is the name of the quilt and can be found at www.calicocarriage.com Sizes from twin to king.

    Lowell
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  6. Quilt start???

    by , 08-15-2012 at 11:28 AM
    hi everyone first time posting a pic ...started a michael miller panel and want to make it into a bigger quilt but done with panel and no clues on how to proceed. any help or ideas is greatly appreciated.
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  7. Feed/flour sacks

    by , 08-15-2012 at 04:06 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by bonnie nolan View Post
    Hope this will post. Pictures of my feed sack collection.
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  8. Handcrafting on the road

    by , 08-15-2012 at 03:28 AM
    I'm off to the capital today to keep my husband company on a business trip so I'll be taking hand sewing to keep me happy for the two or three hours he will be in deep discussion with his contacts.
    I've discovered that the library has the comfiest leather couch adjacent to the craft section and I can sit there and happily make fabric origami shapes to use in new projects. If the sun shines there's a picnic table outside that is perfect or I could crank up the GPS and go exploring. We were ...
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  9. My Summer Sanity

    by , 08-14-2012 at 05:21 PM
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    This is what I have worked on this summer. School starts Monday...back to work I go. The first quilt will hang in my dining area. The second quilt is for my new grandson's baptism.
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  10. Almost finished

    by , 08-14-2012 at 02:49 PM
    Well, I only have a few more rows to do to finish up my quilt. I am not understanding why my second set of 12 x 24s are not matching up. I stopped trying to figure it out and I had just cut off the extra. I then take the quilt outside to put the two sections together and the second section was one block too small! I counted them out and there were 24 squares, so I just added another square and it is just a little bigger than the first section. I am so puzzled by this.
    So I am just moving on ...
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