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  1. Stitch in the Ditch Janome Foot

    by , 03-18-2012 at 05:04 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by nantucketsue View Post
    From one Janome 4900 owner to another. Do you have any problem with the needle threader? The reason I ask is that I could never get it to work on my 6125 QC machine and I can't get it to work on the 4900. Either I am doing something wrong, or there is a fault with the mechanism, if you can call it that.
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  2. long arm quilting

    by , 03-18-2012 at 02:42 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf View Post
    I just bought a long arm and would like some support. How long does it take to get the hang of this? What sort of pattern is easiest to learn with? Any other advise would be wonderful.
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  3. Imperial Collection 6 - Asian fabrics

    by , 03-17-2012 at 07:06 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics View Post
    The next colorway is called "Spring":
    I am looking for about 1/2 yard of the blue floweredfabric with gold shown in your blog. Would you perhaps have some to sell?
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  4. Vintage sewing machine not stitching - very generic tutorial

    by , 03-17-2012 at 01:39 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Vintage sewing machine not stitching - very generic tutorial

    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?
    Make sure the needle is in all the way

    Try this first. Take apart the throat plate then try putting it all back together as seen in your
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  5. Embroidery Machin messin up..need help

    by , 03-17-2012 at 12:14 PM
    I have a Brother Disney embroidery machine...and trying to monogram the kids at the church names on place mats I'm making...however it keeps birdnesting .... I have adjusted the tension,....used different hoops...cleaned the bobbin unit...rethreaded the machine.....what am i doing wrong ???...as I have to get these done this weekend....i'm about to start pulling my hair out ...any suggestions?
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  6. Going To Hershey

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    , 03-17-2012 at 10:45 AM
    [QUOTE=ro;5067546]i will be going to hershey this year and was wondering if any of you can suggest a place to stay. the host hotel is much too expensive. looking for something $70. cant go too far away from show as we don't like to drive at night. would appreciate any suggestions.[/QUOTE]
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  7. Carpenter's Star - gorgeous colors!

    by , 03-17-2012 at 09:37 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by doowopddbop View Post
    Finished quilting a quilt for my sister. She's redecorating her room in these colors ~ love her color combination for this Carpenter's Star!

    I do love this big, easy design, and every night I sleep under the Carpenter's Star quilt that my girls and I made for my husband. My most popular pattern, I'll be teaching this hands-on class and a couple of others in a few weeks, at the upcoming Home Machine Quilting Show in Salt Lake City (happy dance!). It will be a fabulous show
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  8. An Easy Way to Square-Up Quilt Blocks

    by , 03-17-2012 at 07:53 AM
    An Easy Way to Square-up Quilt Blocks
    If you receive -- or make -- a block that isn't quite large enough, try pressing it first to see if it grows a bit, since blocks are usually too small, not too large.
    If that won't quite do it, or if the patches on the outer edges of the block are a bit skewed or uneven, use this freezer paper method to prep the square up the block for sewing. Gridded freezer paper makes the job easier, but you can work with plain freezer paper if that's what you ...
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  9. lancaster, pa fabric stores

    by , 03-17-2012 at 05:15 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by triplerosa View Post
    we just got back from Lancaster, pa we stopped
    1.) martins fabric store - 2799 East Cumberland st, Lebanon, Pa 17042. had a great selection of fabrics, great prices, also have flat folds for $3.79 yd ( they will cut but must leave 1/2 yd on flat fold) most shops make you buy the whole fold of fabric. flannels and batting great prices
    2.) log cabin fabrics - 2679 old philadelphia pike, bird in hand , pa 17505. batiks $4.98 yd beautiful. great prices
    3.) old country
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  10. 70th Anniversay Present

    by , 03-17-2012 at 05:01 AM
    I want to make something special for my parents 70th anniversary and would appreciate any ideas.
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