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  1. finishing the quilt

    by , 02-26-2013 at 01:58 PM
    [QUOTE=evelyn5269;5890331]When I make my quilts I bring the backing forward, make perfect corners and sew it but my question is do you quilt first then bind or do you sew the binding and then quilt. I sew mine on the machine usuall stitch in the ditch and always end up with at least a couple puckers on the back. Any suggestions.
    Evelyn in Sequim
  2. Stabilizer for ties?

    by , 02-26-2013 at 06:20 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Belfrybat View Post
    A friend has asked me to make a quilt using her deceased husband's ties. They are a mixture of 100% silk and 100% polyester and one acetate. I'm doing a Dresden Plate motif using the larger ends. I've deconstructed them and need an iron on stabilizer before I start cutting and piecing. Does anyone have a suggestion as to the best kind that uses low heat to fuse? It has been many years since I needed fusible interfacing, so I don't know which to purchase.
  3. The best dog video ever !!

    by , 02-25-2013 at 02:54 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43 View Post
    I've seen many dog dancing videos - all of them good but wait til you see two dogs dancing (more toward the end)

    Check out Glenn Miller Routine - Hooked on Swing

    The love of these dogs for their master is incredible, if you donít happen to like dogs, youíll love the music. Trust me!
    This was done at the Crufts Dog Show last October.
    It is great - watch all the way to the
  4. " Not your grandmother's tumbling blocks"

    by , 02-25-2013 at 07:16 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheesh View Post
    I finally finished my " Not your grandmother's tumbling blocks" quilt for my son. I started it a few years ago and am pleased that it is finally done. I sure love the "pop" of colors.
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  5. Why is my sewing machine not stitching???

    by , 02-24-2013 at 03:46 PM
    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 problem.
  6. diamonds

    by , 02-24-2013 at 02:13 PM
    can anyone tell me the best way to sew diamonds together
  7. HQ Avante POM Wheel Upgrade

    by , 02-24-2013 at 10:56 AM
    Has anyone upgraded to the new POM wheels and track for their HQ Avante? I am wondering if it made a big difference in the movement of the machine.
    Thanks for any feedback.
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  8. Twister scraps

    by , 02-24-2013 at 07:40 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by ruthrings View Post
    I'm looking a twister scraps that people have posted. I made one and enjoyed the process and the outcome. But I'm wondering what to do with all those scraps. Any suggestions?
  9. Been gone for a long time but am coming back.)

    by , 02-22-2013 at 05:38 PM
    Well I have been thinking about doing some blogging. its been a lot of water under the bridge these past two years. I have dealt with a husband having his work actually knocked out from under him. a daughter living with us and taking over my home. and i let her because of all i was dealing with. A DGS that we raised get into trouble which tore my heart in two. A DGD that we raised that was upset that we lt her mother live in our home while I was still dealing with the other three stories. ...
  10. Quilt as you go help

    by , 02-22-2013 at 04:05 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by narnianquilter View Post
    am looking for a good tutorial on QAYG, preferably not a video. Any ideas? I get the main concept, but the final step of closing up the backing is what is confusing me. I would really like one that is a completely machine stitched, instead of having to hand stitch anything. Thanks!
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