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  1. price for quilting a king size bed quilt (i. e., about 110" x 96")

    by , 01-06-2015 at 11:44 AM
    I'm making a quilt but do not have a quilting machine and was planning to have it quilted. Because I hate having short "drops", and mattresses keep getting deeper, I expect to make it slightly bigger than the typical 105 x 90 king size quilt. I won't expect a fancy pattern, maybe just a straight line of stitches an inch or so inside each square (squares are 7", 10 across and 10 down, plus borders and corners to make the sides/drops). The squares are embroidered with various animal ...
  2. Has anyone noticed connecting threads

    by , 01-06-2015 at 11:12 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Pollytink View Post
    Yes, I've noticed it and am really concerned. Looked at the online catalog and the new one I got in the mail yesterday and wanted to contact them to ask about it but haven't found a way yet. And the thing is, I don't like the new expensive fabrics very much. I like their original collections better. their site is one of my favorites to find inexpensive fabrics I like, and the good sales they have. Haven't been watching the thread but that's disturbing too. I need to find the customer service phone
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  3. Juki TL-2200 QVP long arm quilter machine

    by , 01-04-2015 at 11:40 AM
    Does anyone own a Juki TL-2200 QVP long arm quilter? I am interested in any blogs as well as any tips anyone could offer. I have problems when run out of thread in bobbin to continue row.
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  4. Basic FMQ Designs

    by , 01-04-2015 at 05:49 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by azwendyg View Post
    Here are some pictures of practice sandwiches I did to use as teaching samples with m 4-H group. This is not exactly a tutorial, but I didn't think it really fit anywhere else, and hopefully some will find it useful. Our group of 4-H'rs got together yesterday and they had a blast trying out different designs. I thought you all might be interested in seeing what you can do with a few simple shapes.

    For each shape I'm showing a closeup and then a larger view of the whole sample piece.
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  5. Huskvarna Mega Quiiter

    by , 01-03-2015 at 05:23 PM
    I am wanting any information on the mega quilter, I am looking into buying an 4 year used one. I would like to know what is an fair price for this machine- this is machine only no frame. I also have heard that this machine can have some tension issues. If anyone has had one or has one please lets me know the pros and cons on this machine. I am looking for something reliable and easy to use. I have enough tenison in my life without getting some from machine so any or all information would be ...
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  6. Rearranging my sewing space

    by , 12-30-2014 at 01:36 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by DaisyMtn View Post
    My mom passed away a few years ago and so I have taken her room and made a sewing space. LYou know how you have all these odds and ends you can never find so you go buy a new one? I took her clothest and put a peg board on
    the wall, I hang all my notions and try to leave them in the original container so I can hang them. I also added a shelf to put my books and fabric I was working with. I had a lot of roll about plastic containers with drawers. Here I have spools of ribbon, bias tape
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  7. 4 Finished

    by , 12-29-2014 at 07:48 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by merrylouw View Post
    Those are four great quilts. I especially like the scrappy one, it's so cheerful. I'm sure the recipients will love them.
    Love the RGV! Grew up in Weslaco!
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  8. Tension problem

    by , 12-29-2014 at 04:13 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by tinch1 View Post
    my husband who is a former industrial sewing machine mechanic says to check the top tension and to make sure there is no lint in the tension disc for the top thread. Hope that helps
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  9. You might want to check out this BOM

    by , 12-28-2014 at 10:32 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea View Post
    Here's mine so far and its only a 9 inch block. This year she has added a touch of embroidery to the pattern. I haven't done hand embroidery for years so this is gonna have to wait till I can get to town for floss. You can find more info on it here
    http://erinrussek.typepad.com/one-pi...e-block-1.html
    can i still get a copy of this block in 2014 ? i cannot find it
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  10. All wrapped up

    by , 12-28-2014 at 09:40 AM
    I am looking to get my hands on a copy of a quilt pattern called "all wrapped up" from the artichoke collection. any suggestions?
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