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  1. Sewing Room/Quilting Room, Getting There

    by , 10-23-2015 at 06:55 AM
    Well, we finally got all moved into the house in the country...sewing room is pretty together (the cat is even leaving my thread racks alone for the moment) pretty well! The quilting room...well, that's another story! I did get my quilting system re-set up last Sunday (I fondly call her Ms. Fondue)...all the lights and equipment lit up and came on..she's level...now I need to put a test quilt on her to make sure everything is running smoothly and nothing re-adjusted itself during the move. I ...
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  2. Stabilizers... how to tell what kind

    by , 10-23-2015 at 05:24 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Gay View Post
    There are cut-away and tear-away stabilisers. Try pulling a bit of the corner off by hand, if it doesn't tear easily, it's a cut-away. If it feels like thin plastic, it's likely to be wash-away.
    Check both sides of each, if one side is a bit shiny, it's probably iron on.
    You can also get iron-ons double-sided ,not technically a stabiliser, great for applique. Draw a design on the paper side, iron to back of fabric and cut out design, then peel the back paper off and press onto background
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  3. Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial

    by , 10-22-2015 at 01:03 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by angiecub View Post
    As requested, here is one of the patterns I use for tree skirts. You can use as many or few fabrics as you want; you will just need to adjust the size you cut your strips.

    First of all, you will need the correct ruler. I use Marilyn Doheny's 9 degree circle wedge ruler. In order to get a circle, you will need 40 wedges. I've also seen a 10 degree ruler at my LQS. If you use that ruler, you would need 36 wedges for your circle.

    You will need a total of about two
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  4. Men embroidering quilt

    by , 10-20-2015 at 12:19 PM
    I hope somebody can help me. I have been searching for a post of men hand embroidering a quilt in a remote country . There were 3 men as I recall being interviewed. The work was very intricate. I hope you can help. Thanks in advance.
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  5. Please help me find a post

    by , 10-17-2015 at 05:08 AM
    I will keep looking
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  6. Please help me find a post

    by , 10-17-2015 at 05:07 AM
    Lovely quilt.
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  7. Kenmore sewing machine

    by , 10-13-2015 at 11:41 AM
    Does anyone know whether the Kenmore sewing machine Model 385-15318 is a high or low shank? Thanks in anticipation of your help. Judy
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  8. quilt retreat

    by , 10-10-2015 at 11:12 AM
    Back from runaway quilters retreat! So much fun, so many lovely quilters, so many quilts to see. I took a couple of my 221s, a spare just in case, but no problems so one just stayed in the car all week. I got a lot done and had a really great time with lots of other quilters. Already looking forward to next year!
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  9. quilt retreat

    by , 10-10-2015 at 11:09 AM
    Back from runaway quilters retreat! So much fun, so many lovely quilters, so many quilts to see. I took a couple of my 221s, a spare just in case, but no problems so one just stayed in the car all week. I got a lot done and had a really great time with lots of other quilters. Already looking forward to next year!
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  10. Alcohol inks

    by , 10-10-2015 at 09:19 AM
    Have any of you used alcohol inks to paint on fabric? If so, what's your opinion? My big questions are how colorfast the results are, and wash ability.
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