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  1. Square in a square

    by , 02-24-2014 at 08:24 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by LyndaOH View Post
    I'm with Tartan on the orange peel, but because I'm not that great at FMQ I do it using my walking foot. I do a gentle curve from one side of the quilt to the other, first vertically, then horizontally. It's very easy to manipulate your quilt sandwich to make these gentle curves, and because you're using a straight stitch you don't have to worry about the usual issues of stitch length and tension that you would with FMQ. I drew up a set of diagrams for you:
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  2. Question about Warm & Natural... I need some great advice!!!

    by , 02-24-2014 at 04:45 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Divokittysmom View Post
    I have been attempting to ensure that I am using the correct batting for table runners and wallhangings. Someone suggested for medium sized wallhangings Warm and Natural. I have no problem with W&N but, someone later mentioned if it is washed you get that crinkled look to it. I definitely do NOT want that to happen to a wallhanging.
    So, does W&N usually give that crinkly/used look after washings??
    What batting do you use in wallhangings?
    Thank you for your ideas.
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  3. Glennen Omni stitch machine

    by , 02-23-2014 at 12:43 PM
    I am looking for an old Glennen Omni Stitch machine. I have one and just about wore it out. sure could use another one. If anyone has any idea where I might find one would be greatly appreciated. I realize they are very old and chances of getting one are slim. I just thought I would give it a try. thanks for listening. Carol
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  4. New to this forum, cold MB prairie scrap quilt patterns

    by , 02-23-2014 at 05:24 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by leahritchott@gmail.com View Post
    Cold MB prairies, clearing out some of UFO's leaving room to shop at our Quilt Reflections show in March 28-30th 2014.. Been member of local quild for years. Quilting has taught me to read more, and loving it.. New paperback on store shelves. "The funeral parlor quilt and basement quilt" by ann Hazelwood. Any book reviews? Off to my sewing fun.
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  5. Is There Help For Me?

    by , 02-22-2014 at 06:37 AM
    [QUOTE=HillCountryGal;6585397]Do you have a "quilting friend"? Maybe y'all could partner and finish one or two together. Like you, I have more fun thinking up and creating the quilt top. But I figure this is suppose to be fun.

    One lady in our quilting group reports at least 12 tops that need finishing. She laughed the other day and said, "When I die someone will have to finish them!" [/QUOTE

    I hope she finishes the quilts so someone in the ...
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  6. Cleaning and Polishing a Willcox & Gibbs

    by , 02-21-2014 at 08:55 AM
    Just treated myself to a W & G's machine this morning that I found at a local estate sale. Dated it to be made around 1883. Does anyone have any advice on what to use to clean and polish it so I don't ruin the existing finish? Some minor rust and grime on all the exposed metal needs to be worked on.
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  7. missing newsletters

    by , 02-21-2014 at 08:49 AM
    Anyone else not getting their newsletters? Haven't gotten anything for a few days now and not in junk mail either.
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  8. My Quilt is ready for the Quilt Show in June

    by , 02-21-2014 at 08:10 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Marian E View Post
    I started this quilt in 2008 and it is all hand pieced with 864 blocks. I love to hand piece as well as machine piece. Hand piecing is good for the time you sit in front of the TV.
    My mother in law passed away and left at lease 20 projects that need to be finished ( so now I am teaching myself to quilt and wishing I had sat at her feet for the last 30 years) and out of 40 boxes of material and patterns....I can't find it. I have a couple of templates that she made but the too are ...
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  9. Quilt Sew Clever

    by , 02-20-2014 at 05:56 AM
    Is there anyway I can get the Quilt Sew Clever to work on the Pfaff grand quilter 1200?
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  10. ???

    by , 02-19-2014 at 06:59 PM
    I've been away awhile and don't get online much here anymore. I know that I should, but, as we all know....Life has a way of interrupting lots of things. Oh well.

    I have another DGS that will be a year old the end of March. (The same day as our DGD) That makes four now...3 boys and one girl.

    I no longer am able to work, but still putter with quilting so I guess that is good.

    As I am sure that others feel the same way...I am ready for spring and nice ...
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