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  1. Never quilted before! PLEASE HELP!

    by , Today at 05:48 PM
    My sister told me she was pregnant the day of her gender reveal ( she's in another state) i want to make my niece a quilt.. i have the fabric and pattern but am clueless as to what to do next. if i could have some basic steps as where to start and where to go next i would appreciate it so much! i know its very difficult to quilt but i have to at least make this effort. thank you to anyone who is willing to give they're time to help!
  2. Quilted with Sashiko Machine

    by , Yesterday at 04:02 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Suz View Post
    What thread is in the bobbin? Would you please show what the back side of the quilt looks like. Very interesting thread!!
    See the 3rd picture to see what the underside looks like. (I wish I had tightened the tension). The bobbin has the 30wt thread wound on it. There is no top thread. The needle mechanism pulls the bobbin thread up, a metal hook kicks the thread aside to skip a stitch, then lays one stitch down. It does not goes backward, it locks each stitch. It is indeed strange,
  3. First Quilt

    by , Yesterday at 03:58 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    My DGD, who will be 6 in May, and I spent the winter learning to sew straight seams on scraps, learning to iron (with those 4 inch irons). I got her a beginner sewing lesson book for Christmas and showed her how to hand stitch with a big needle and pearl cotton. So here is here first quilt...she picked the fabrics and sewed on turtle speed. My only contribution was folding the corners on the binding, and sitting by her reminding her to "put the foot down." And listing the steps of course.
  4. Janome 1600P on a Gracie Majestic frame

    by , 03-19-2017 at 06:16 AM
    I was so happy to find all the great information on how to set up my machine.. Sure was having trouble with tension and thread breaking. This is my first long arm set-up so this blog has been a blessing!!! I would love to have a larger throat but this machine was a great deal for my purse.

    I'm still wondering about the needle size and type of thread. I think I've got the tension pretty good- not perfect - but it'll work.

    I bought the stitch regulator (God sent!) ...
  5. Looking for pattern

    by , 03-14-2017 at 02:07 PM
    Several years ago (5+ yrs), I purchased a quilt magazine because of the beautiful quilt on the cover. I started the quilt (with the exact colours as the magazine) and shortly after I had to put it away.
    I decided to resume building my quilt but I have since lost the magazine/pattern.
    I was wondering if anyone recognized the blocks. The picture shows 6 different blocks and there are 3-4 other blocks - to which I have already cut the pieces (as per the direction) but I don't know how ...
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  6. Searching for pattern

    by , 03-14-2017 at 08:03 AM
    I'm searching for the pattern for this attached picture.
    It's a interlocking block, modern design.

    I appreciate any input you can give me.
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  7. Looking for a quilt pattern or magazine

    by , 03-14-2017 at 06:31 AM
    Hello. I have been looking for the quilt pattern "long & winding road" (bargello) that was in the January 2004 the Quilter Magazine. If any of you have the pattern or magazine, I would be happy to buy it from you. Thank you for your kind assistance with this matter.
  8. Searching for a pattern

    by , 03-13-2017 at 04:07 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by sherrykae View Post
    Hello everyone, I have been searching to no avail for a quilt block pattern called "Little Britches" it has a circle center, my gma made one for my sister a few years before she died and no one is sure what happened to all of her quilt patterns. Any help would be appreciated.
  9. Brother Nouvelle 1500S Problem - skipping stitches

    by , 03-11-2017 at 03:13 AM
    hi all,
    I purchased this machine a few years ago and used it for a while with success. I fmq a t-shirt quilt (which is so different from a cotton quilt) and i didn't have any problem with skipped stitches at that time. to note, the function of straight seaming and also when using the quilting foot works perfectly.

    When trying to FMQ i get ugly, large skipped stitches. I did have success on smaller quilt sandwiches, so I am thinking it may be error on my part, but not totally ...
  10. Steam or no steam?

    , 03-09-2017 at 06:51 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Quilter View Post
    I'm another steamer. Also from a garment construction background. Also a prewasher so I don't think shrinkage is an issue either. I am careful when dealing with bias edges - which I tend to try not to have. But when dealing with bias edges I starch the daylights out of the fabric and that seems to help with the stretching issue.
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