The dust has settled from all the travel and then company due to Thanksgiving. Was great seeing my sister's family and then having my own kids and families here over the weekend. But my husband and I are also relishing the quiet now. Plus I'm looking at the calendar and what the heck?? Is anyone else realizing that there are only about 3 weeks before Christmas? Think I'll make it ok---IF I can get the 2 customer crib quilts done by Thursday when I see their owner; can re-size a poorly put together
My daughter has asked for a black and white quilt. Any suggestions???
I have a Pfaff 18.8 longarm with Qbot which I have been using successfully for the past few years, it is the same as the Tin Lizzie 18LS and the Viking 18.8. I purchased this machine used and live 5 hours drive to the nearest Pfaff longarm dealer. There are also no Tin Lizzie dealers. My machine has an intermittent problem: the needle continues to go up and down when the " auto stitch" stops (the needle is also supposed to stop moving). It also does the same thing when I push "
I started quilting 2 years ago and made simple block quilts. When I machine quilted I stitched in the ditch. This time I would like to try a stencil pattern on my quilt to give it a better pattern look.
I do not own a long arm machine, all of my sewing is done on a Janome regular machine.
Do you have suggestions of which stencil to buy that is easy for a beginner? Do many of you use the stencils? Any suggestions would be very welcome. If there are negatives to using stencils
Over the river and through the woods to nobody's house I go. My husband
died 4 months ago, and all our family is in PA, and I am in AZ. There is no
way I could back to PA at this time. I've decided the dog and I will share
soup and a sandwich. I had a few invitations for dinner, but barely know
these people and would feel very uncomfortable. All these people are
long-arm customers of mine (ours). They all knew my husband because
he always helped with
Absolutely no sewing today! And it's not like there isn't a Christmas project on the cutting table and a crib quilt on the long arm frame! Nope, this was rest day after a longgggg drive to Iowa City and back to pick up my 69 Buick yesterday and getting ready for Thanksgiving trip to sister's tomorrow. But I did take the time to visit with a couple of friends--a gentleman from my church living in assisted living, and a long arm friend of mine. Her long arm room was so well organized that I'm
Originally Posted by LivelyLady
When I was helping a friend sort through his late grandmother's things, we ran across an apron made in the 30s. The fraying end of a towel was cut off and the rest was used for the apron The quilted bib was from a print fabric. What a clever woman!! He gave me the apron and I copied it to make my own. So simple to make and I love having the towel so handy when I'm baking.
Thanks for looking.
Had 2 great LA classes with Pat Barry as the instructor at the Original Sewing Expo--she's a great teacher who "picked" us each up at the level we were at, and really took us forward. I learned so much--I had taken the one on Stencils basically cause I had no clue how to use them with long arming, and my few attempts weren't really working. While I don't think it will become my "go to" method, I do see instances where it could be helpful. Plus how Pat showed us to use the
Originally Posted by nightquilter
Yesterday I posted a question about cloth leaders for quilting frames, and want to say "thank you" to all who answered my post.I have leaders that I made and have been using them for a year or so.They are well made and strong .My question now is are the printed one worth all the money? I thought this would be a good addition to my hobby, maybe help in loading and saving time by getting everything set straight quicker,but after looking and reading all the reviews I am now thinking will
Anyone have a free pattern for a quick and easy table runner, I can make for gifts? Thanks