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  1. I'm buying an old Viking #1+ !!!

    by , 10-05-2014 at 03:00 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by buntcake49 View Post
    Yes, I have one. I bought it used about 10 years ago and it is still running great. I wasn't sure I was going to like embroidery but I got hooked I make all kinds of gifts with it and it has been traveling with us in our trailer. Basically, where ever I go, my 1+ goes with me. I ended up purchasing a used Designer I about 5 years ago so that I can make larger designs since the 1+ only does 4" by 4" field. You can obtain many free designs off the internet as well as purchasing
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  2. Precision Piecing Video on The Quilt Show

    by , 10-05-2014 at 11:56 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by DeneK View Post
    Has anyone else watched this video? I watched about 45 minutes yesterday and will probably finish watching it in a few days (I have to be careful how much bandwidth I use -- my internet provider will shut me down to a crawl if I over-extend). I am totally convinced that doing everything she suggests would result in perfect piecing, but I cannot imagine doing it for a whole quilt. Maybe a block or two to test a pattern, but jeez -- too tedious for me.

    Does anyone here take that
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  3. Well ... not my favorite ... but ...

    by , 10-01-2014 at 07:09 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by paintmejudy View Post
    I've made the large blocks before, at 12'' and wondered how it would work larger. Didn't go so well, did it? The red is too dark and the white is too stark, and there should have been three to make a zig-zag. Looked funny with just the 2 set at opposing angles. And I was hoping to make a dent in the box of 3'' squares ... looks like I never removed anything!
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  4. Wagga II

    by , 09-28-2014 at 04:06 PM (Angelia's Quilts)
    Top is wool-blends, batting is wool, backed and bound with flannel.

    Finished 2014
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  5. OUR 7th MYSTERY QUILT TRAIN RIDE -- WHOO HOO!

    by , 09-27-2014 at 02:45 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedquilter40 View Post
    Wow some rally beautiful quilts are going to be made on this train ride........Thanks Judy for this fun trip.
    Steps so far, did not post my HST's from last week so here they are
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  6. now what? new quilter looking for advice

    by , 09-26-2014 at 11:26 AM
    I never quilted before, but watched a great tutorial on crazy quilting and managed to complete 12 blocks to make a Halloween quilt for my nephew. Now what do I do? I see a lot of tutorials to make the front of quilts but not to continue on and finish. Do I take the blocks and sew with the batting and cut blocks for the backing and the sew it all together? lol.. see what I mean? Can anyone recommend a tutorial for what I need? I would greatly appreciate it. Joyti

    PS: I love ...
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  7. Damascus Grand Rotary--Need Info!

    by , 09-25-2014 at 08:45 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Hi,

    Your Perdy Damascus Grand Rotary was made by National and sold through MW. Here's a Western Electric manual that should help:
    http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollect...ges/image8.htm

    Takes a 20x1 needle, you can try a 15x1 scooted down. National SM Yahoo group is a good resource.

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nsmco/

    Enjoy your new beauty,
    Jon
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  8. Disappearing Hourglass/Pinwheel Cutting Chart

    by , 09-24-2014 at 04:18 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    This chart will work for Disappearing Hourglass and Disappearing Pinwheel blocks.

    I wanted to make MSQC's disappearing Hourglass but don't care for the method Jenny uses to create the HSTs with bias edges and wanted to use yardage rather than Layer Cakes.
    I also wanted to use sizes where the original cut squares, trimmed HSTs and 9 patch units would be cut on 1/4" increments. Didn't want to make a block that you needed to slice into 5 27/32" cuts! I put together an
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  9. Save those button strips!

    by , 09-22-2014 at 05:13 AM (Mystery solved!)
    I go to a lot of estate/garage sales in search of fabric from men's and women's shirts and blouses. A good stress release is deboning (Bonnie Hunter's way) of the shirts and blouses. I wash them whole before deboning. In order to keep the buttons together, I just kept the buttons intact on the strips. Actually, I would button the shirts and blouses. Then I started realizing why not leave them like that until needed. I would cut an inch away from the strip. The buttons and holes fit. I got a polo ...
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  10. downloaded patterns

    by , 09-21-2014 at 01:27 PM
    Help............my downloaded quilt pattern is full of mistakes and the site that is sponsoring it won't answer my e-mails....How do I get someone to help me.
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