Originally Posted by miriam
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.
Originally Posted by Lindacan
Originally Posted by Lindacan
Just recently purchased a Designer SE from a friend who had used it less than 100 hours. Learning has been fun. Made pillowcases for all the grandchildren with their names monogrammed on the cuff. Used the pillowcase pattern than has all seams enclosed. Lots of fun and "ooohs"
Here are two of the pillow cases that I did for the GKsAttachment 386268with my Husqvarna Desiner SE.
Originally Posted by TMK
Here is a picture my wonderful step-daughters wedding quilt. I pieced it and a LA quilted it. Daughter and her partner just loved it. They were married in Vermont on 12/22 OUTSIDE! Thankfully the reception, etc was all inside. Beautiful wedding though. Thanks for looking.
Originally Posted by ontheriver
I am sure this has already been addressed many times but I can not seem to find it ----------I want to make hst using the method where you sew all four sides of square the cut on diagonals. I need them 4.5 in unfinished. Can anyone give the correct size of square to use. I need to make lots and this seems the fastest. I can't use my triangulations right now as no printer ink and no $$ to get any. Thank you for any help. Happy quilting.
Originally Posted by Julie R
So today I tried template work on my long arm machine. It's pretty tough - I thought. Maybe I just lack the hand coordination (holding with one, moving the machine with the other). Maybe my template was too big (tried HandiQuilter's clamshell). I know "practice, practice, practice". It's a charity quilt for the children's hospital, so I'm sure it's ok. Had a few shells look a bit wonky. I liked it though because I didn't have to roll the quilt as much as I do with pantographs.
Originally Posted by alaskasunshine
1. Size of boards
2. laying fabric
3. folding fabric (have your fabric neat not wrinkled!) Have fold near you and selvedges away from you. Bring selvedges to the fold and firmly hand press to keep neat. The remainder of the fabric will be in a chait that is cloth so it doesn't slide around and off the chair. This is important! It took me a bit to realize I needed the fabric on a cloth chair. It works well and keeps the weight evenly distributed for ease of folding. LOTS of pictures to
Originally Posted by McBrow
Has anyone tried their hand at machine quilting using an embroidery machine?
Originally Posted by PatriceJ
A previous tutorial was deleted at the request of the contributor. You may find this a useful replacement.
a variety of fabrics
rotary ruler and cutter recommended
Step 1 - start with two contrasting squares. any size, as long as both are the same size
I was wondering how to use light weight light colored cotton in a patchwork design. I thought about reinforcing the fabric with iron-on interfacing. Then I thought it might be best to double layer the fabric pieces and treat them as one. Has anyone had any experience with this?
Originally Posted by jc469273
I just finished a T shirt quilt today for a customer whose daughter is graduating from Clemson University. She pieced the foundation, then appliqued a tree shape on the foundation, and cut the t shirts into the shape of leaves and appliqued them around the tree. She also had a little dog, and some flowers on the grass. The quilt was about 80 x 90. I used Pellon cotton batting, So Fine and Bottom Line threads. She wanted the Plumage panto, but the quilting doesn't show very well. I had heard