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  1. I need some help with my satin stitch.

    by , 03-06-2012 at 07:42 AM
    I have a Shark Model 384, and when I try to do a satin stitch (and this is the first time I've ever tried it btw), it only is sewing the left side. The bobbin thread isn't catching the right side at all. My machine is set to 3 for stitch width, .5 for stitch length, presser foot is set to 2.5, and I have the the straight/zig zag stitch selected. I'm teaching myself how to sew, so I need all the help I can get. Pretty please?
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  2. Needle issue is solved

    by , 03-06-2012 at 05:56 AM
    • I'm happy again...

      Yesterday I finally received my #10 John James needles. They were strong. I like them, although #10 did seem a little large. I may try #11 next time. Perhaps I will give Roxanne's a try.

      The leather thimble was great, except it will be something I'll have to get used to since I quilt with my index finger. I can see where it would work better on the third finger. I did try that, with a finger cot on my index finger and a leather dot on my thumb--worked
  3. I'm trying something new.

    by , 03-06-2012 at 04:56 AM (Who's on first? by abdc)
    Quilt-Fuse 2" grid finish size 1 1/2" fabric square
    I didn't tape to the wall, however it says to place on a vertical work surface.

    I decided to use scraps cut 2" square and start playing. will post as I go.
    This is what I have so far.
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  4. More Pictures of my Little Ones

    by , 03-05-2012 at 08:12 PM (Rhonda's Retreat)
    Well we have now put 600 miles on our new van so I guess I am getting used to it! LOL It has a running board that hits my shin every time I get in or out of it. It is so annoying! The last van I kept hitting my head on the door frame and this one gets my leg! If I remember to step over getting in I do ok and I have figured out if I scoot forward and put my rt foot on the running board I can get over the running board without hitting my leg but I forget more often than not! Grrrr

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  5. My1st Quilt/Wall Hanging

    by , 03-05-2012 at 05:28 PM
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    I made this for my friend who walks in the Susan G. Koman 3 day and she raffled it off to use towards her fees for the walk. I am not sure how much it raised but I had a good time sewing it. Thanks for looking.
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  6. Transporting to Classes

    by , 03-05-2012 at 02:30 PM
    I am new to quilting and am taking quite a few classes at the local quilt shop. I have a rolling bag for my machine, but it does not hold all of the various supplies.

    I'm finding carrying a sewing box too bulky and having to make multiple trips to the car. Any suggestions for better class organization?

  7. todays topic on sewing space

    by , 03-05-2012 at 01:47 PM
    I'm not sure where to put this but I thought todays information was very good, concise and considering all the different types of sewing areas. I often want to say "way to go" to whoever does these daily articles but don't see how.

    Anyway, I think this is a great board
  8. hand quilting

    by , 03-05-2012 at 01:27 PM
    I started this quilte using Virginia Bonesteel' lap quilting technique. Actually this is not spelled correctly. I broke my wrist over a year ago and I don't think I will be able to finish handquilting it. Would it be worth anything if I did it on the machine. It really is a beautiful quilt. Every square is a different design although all designs are from those long ago, ex. windows, etc. Susan
  9. Oh boy, am I disappointed...

    by , 03-05-2012 at 09:56 AM
    On the main board, I started a thread about needles and thimbles. I wanted to ask advice about what other quilters are using. I received a wonderful array of informative posts.

    I had been having a problem with large eye needles. The consensus does not seem to favor them. So, in my quest to secure some good needles, I ordered some #10 Clover quilting needles. During my first endeavor, with three stitches on the needle, it broke in half. Fortunately I found the pointed end, removed the ...
  10. Perkiomen Daydreams Quilt Progress 2

    by , 03-05-2012 at 07:37 AM
    Wow 14 blocks made and 386 more to go. i am setting a goal of making 10 blocks per week for this quilt to at least get the quilt top done this year. this quilt pattern is a 100 x 100 sized quilt so that is 10,000 1.5" fabric squares needed. wow! i am not overwhelmed by any of this yet. i am just taking it one fabric square at a time.

    i am using both strip sets and individual squares to make up these blocks. i have so many more fabrics to incorporate into these quilt blocks that ...

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