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  1. Four fabrics in hsts -- interesting setting

    by , 03-06-2012 at 07:00 PM (LeslieFrost -- life in the woods of NW Wisconsin)
    Quote Originally Posted by echoemb View Post
    My niece passed away a couple of weeks ago at the age of 13. I decided I was going to make a couple of quilts to donate to the childrens hospital that helped her thru her cancer. I have tons of UFO's and these blocks are probably 20+ years old but it seemed like a good reason to finish this up. Interestingly the blocks finish at 13" and I first found 13 blocks and then found another 13. Even though 13 is suppose to be a unlucky number this looks like this was meant to be.
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  2. Finally off my machine!!

    by , 03-06-2012 at 06:18 PM
    I finally finished quilting a top that has been on my machine for a very long time. I have to explain that I have not been quilting on it as long as it has been on the machine. For weeks at a time, it has been rolled up on one bar while I quilted other quilts. Last week, I decided that I needed to quilt on it only until it was finished. The applique work is outstanding. I can't wait to see what my customer does now. She says it will get a lot of bling. I hope that my quilting can stand up ...
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  3. Karissa

    by , 03-06-2012 at 08:08 AM
    I'm looking for a pattern called Inch By Inch. If anyone can help that would be great want to make it for my grandson. Thanks Karissa
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  4. 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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  5. 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
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. My1st Quilt/Wall Hanging

    by , 03-05-2012 at 05:28 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by NennieRules View Post
    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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  9. 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?

    Thanks!
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  10. 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
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