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  1. What is your favorite quick & easy quilt pattern???

    by , 11-07-2013 at 08:14 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by TnBecky View Post
    I need to make a few quilts & am tired of the quick ones I make, so I thought I would see what other people like to do in a hurry. Oh they are twin - full size quilts. Thanks & pictures would be nice too.
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  2. Customer quilt FINALLY finished

    by , 11-06-2013 at 07:29 PM
    The customer quilt (first!!) that had been on the frame since this weekend is FINALLY finished!! I can not believe how much trouble I had with the tension. I used two "help calls" to long arm friends. Finally ended up changing bobbin cases, backlash washers and went from super loose settings and moved forward. Thank goodness I wasn't doing a super involved pattern--I ended up "unsewing" about the first 18" x 24"--practically wore out the backing! Hopefully, when ...
  3. Brother VX847

    by , 11-06-2013 at 07:15 PM
    Help would be greatly appreciated. I am really frustrated with my newly acquired Brother VX847 sewing machine. It was sewing great for the first 2 months, now i could rip my hair out. Looking for a manual for it and can't find one on the web anywhere for FREE. Ugh! Does anyone have one they could e-mail?
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  4. FMQ question

    by , 11-05-2013 at 02:52 PM
    i have a 1938 featherweight. I want to FMQ, but the foot is pressing down to hard to allow the material to freely flow...and the feed dogs are up. Anyone know how to either drop the feed dogs or make the foot not press so hard?
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  5. Quilting rulers

    by , 11-05-2013 at 10:18 AM
    I have several rulers where the measurements are disappearing with use. Does anyone know where they can be sent to have the measurements redone? With the price of rulers, I can't see replacing them every few years. Thanks.
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  6. Argh! Tension problems--both long arm and mine!!

    by , 11-04-2013 at 11:03 PM
    So started the customer's quilt--AGAIN--today, and just could not get the tension right. Despite having a practice piece on the side of the frame to check any adjustments, it was a mess. Seems after each adjustment it would be fine for about a block width, then it would go haywire--both bottom and top just laying onthe surface. So I'd "unsew" and start again. Practically have worn out the backing! So frankly relieved when had to stop to go to a meeting.

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  7. Men Neckties

    by , 11-04-2013 at 05:12 AM
    A friend is shipping me her husbands ties and would like a lap quilt. I need information on how to go about it and patterns. I also wonder about should I wash the ties first? Should the seams be more then 1/4? This is a quilt that they plan on passing on as a heirloom but still use it.
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  8. Long Arm is calling!! And could use some help on T-shirt quilt

    by , 11-02-2013 at 07:19 PM
    Just got home this evening from visiting my son & family--he starts a new job next week and that means he won't get the time off to come home for Thanksgiving. Loved see the kids--both are adorable! And just great seeing my son and his wife--she's struggling with some health issues post-delivery so things are little stressful for both of them.

    And I have 3 customer quilts (my first!!) waiting to be quilted. I thought I knew just what to do with the one--but ended up "unsewing" ...
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  9. Super super easy tissue holder

    by , 11-02-2013 at 07:34 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by feffertim View Post
    You can make these in 5 minutes, or less if you chain piece. Great way to use up your scraps.

    cut main fabric 6 1/2 x 5 1/2, lining 7 1/2 x 5 1/2
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    you need two pieces of fabric, one main piece and one for the lining
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    sew 1/4 inch seam along both ends of the 5 1/2 sides, right sides together
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    turn right sides out and press so that your lining
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  10. Optical illusion

    by , 10-28-2013 at 10:50 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by pam.v View Post
    This quilt I made for my son and his wife when they moved into their new home. It is a lot different that what I ususally do but I like it .
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