My babylock jane tension is messed up. I loosened it to use invisible thread on a quilt and in the process unloosened it all the way. After I tightened it back up there is now no tension. When I thread the machine and pull the thread through the needle it just slides right through on the tightest tension.*
Originally Posted by Quilter in MN
Silly question but I am new to embroidery and was wondering if there is a good place to get blanks such as baby bibs?
How are Zeus and Quilts related? Way too closely, for me. Athena, as you may remember, sprang forth, fully armed and armored, from the head of Zeus, after giving him one heck of a headache.
My last few quilts have been like that. Fester, fester, and then "ta-da!" a quilt, fully formed, from design to quilting, from my mind onto paper in a flash. And then quickly onto fabric before it gets away.
On my quilting list I have 45 quilts listed. Three are done
My best quilting buddy and co-pilot for shop hops "Judi" had her mom pick up block kits for design a quilt block contest for their county fair - she lives one county over from me; all 10 or 12 participants will receive the same fabric - I measured and it's 3 fat eighths in blue tan and cream - reminds me of the civil war fabrics. Keep in mind I have never designed my own block from start to finish - block has to be 12-1/2" unfinished square. Something original - original I'm not;
I have the opportunity to participate in a quilt shop "garage sale". Each person who participates is asked to put fabric, fat quarters, pre-cut strips, etc. in a zip-lock bag. Participant gets 50 bar code stickers and are to price their own fabric. I can submit up to 50 zip-lock bags. All of my fabric was purchased at quilt shops and I paid premium price for it. However, some of the pieces go back as far as 2002. Does anyone have guidelines they have followed for pricing? On eBay
Originally Posted by sandpat
Here is the quilt that I finally finished. I started with the group here on the board in Jan. 2010 to make the quilt based on Jane Stickle's quilt. She made hers in 1863. I decided to use a dark background rather than the cream and to update the colors. As I worked on it, Lacelady mentioned that she was going to use a solid color for her triangles that went between the pieced triangles. This would make the pieced triangles stand out more. I liked the idea (so I stole it from her), but I then
Originally Posted by maryb119
I had a 3 yard piece of batik in my stash for several years waiting for the right fabrics and pattern to come along to use it and here it is! The picture of the whole quilt shows more yellow than it really is but these are cell phone pictures so please be patient with me about them. The actual colors lean more towards blue. I love the bright colors. The top is finished and the binding will be the saphire blue the separating strips are made of. I had about a fat 1/8th left over from 3 yards so
Originally Posted by carolaug
I just got back from Marion, Indiana and attended the Induction Ceremony for Eleanor Burns into the Quilter's Hall of Fame. It was a wonderful ceremony and you could tell that the Burns Family was very excited at the honor given to Eleanor. The Quilter's Hall of Fame is located in the Marie Webster House and if you are in the area, a visit is definitely a must see. I attended two classes that were being given, went to a silent and live auction and bought several nice quilting objects, and attended
Hi everyone, My name is Denise, I have been "stalking" this site for months, it's so fab to read all the articles and see the wonderful quilts, unfortunately I was laid off from work a few months ago, but this gave me the incentive to open a little quilting unit and sell fabric, lovely. : ) , I also acquired a Gracie pinnacle frame and brought a janome 1600P so my ladies could long-arm there own quilts, but having lots of problems with this machine, the thread keeps breaking, have tried