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    oh Whitepine---hope you find your other machine---that is frustrating. Since I have not been able to get on my bike during all this nice weather I just go in my room and sew LOL LOL

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    I got my squares done and ready to stitch together when my sewing machine started to act up. The top thread is catching on something so I guess I'll have to take it in. I have my old one around here someplace but I'll have to remember how to use it. [/QUOTE]
    whitepine,

    If your thread is catching somewhere above the needle plate, try pulling some Unwaxed dental floss through your tension disks, the same direction the thread travels. If it is catching below, look to make sure you don't have a piece of thread wrapped around something in your bobbin case. I just found one today in that area in one of my machines Hope one of these helps, I had to take my regular machine in 2 weeks ago and it had to go back to the factory so I totally understand a machine breakdown.

    I almost forgot one other thing: I had thread catching on a nick on the thread spool once....
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    I just spent 2 full days cleaning out my sewing room. I'm exhausted!!!!! However, now I can find things
    It was long overdue and I'm pleased right now.
    I plan on working on my quilt tomorrow. I would like to make a wallhanging for our guest room. I think that's about 6 blocks.

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    I'm new to the train, but I would love to jump on board!!

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    artbarrn - never too late to start, you'll find the information in the first posting and postings # 79, 189 and 275 for the directions.
    When life gives you scraps, make a colorful happy quilt.

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    This is a fantastic pattern - I've been lurking and enjoying all the conversations and photos. I will definitely be making this one some day. I can't choose my favorite. Thank you Judy for your time and creative ideas.

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    SuzieQOH, I spent this afternoon working on my sewing/craft room. My daughters gave me 2 6-cube units I plan to be the supports for a cutting table. The table itself will be the old top from my kitchen island. I replaced my counter tops in 2012 & had vague ideas of using the old top for a table. I finally decided how I wanted to do it & my kids bought me the cubes for MD. I rearranged furniture, gave 1 desk to my daughter & cleared a unit I used for storage. That has gone to the curb & I'm glad it’s out. My room isn’t finished but it’s looking better. Prior to all this activity I managed to starch, press, & trim my blocks. They look good & im anxious to join them. Pictures will follow when the top is finished.

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    I used yardage and ran out of my dark fabric, the one I wanted to use for the borders. So I got what I thought was the same fabric from JA. It's not. Similar pattern, but smaller and not as distinct.
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    but quilts never grumble when you buy more fabric.

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    Conchalea- I saw in another thread that you are using some favorite fabric. Can't wait to see it!!!!!! Speaking of cleaning out our rooms, I bought a cutting table from Target and it's going to be delivered today!! Yippee!!
    I was using one that hurts my back. This one is adjustable so I can have it higher. Can't wait!

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    SusieQOH, my Ďnewí table will be the same height as the kitchen island because the cube units are nice & tall. They should fit exactly under lip of the old island too, according to my measurements. I plan to use half of the table for cutting & half for pressing. I have plenty of plywood to make a new pressing board. The only problem-my craft room is the hottest in the house. Itís on the southeast corner, unshaded, so it receives the full brunt of our hot Texas sun in the afternoons. My AC just canít keep it as cool as the rest of the house. I think the ducts to that room have issues. But the AC unit & furnace went out (1 in 2016 the other in 2017) & I wasnít able to afford to have all ductwork done at either time. So Iíll have to use that room in the mornings during many months.
    My blocks are joined now. I lost some edges when I trimmed the blocks so the secondary pinwheels arenít as precise Iíd like them. Bummer. But overall the top looks great! I decided to use the 3 extra blocks I made as a table runner because they came out slightly larger than the first 9. I have no idea why! But their color blocks didnít match with the original 9, just with each other. Iíll use the light blue as the backing for that piece & the navy for the quilt. Iíll piece some of the leftover HSTs on that backing because itís not quite enough by itself.

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    Conchalea- that's a good height. You'll enjoy it. I hear ya about the heat. We already have our AC going and it's only May. But I'm a witch w/o it
    Sometimes my blocks end up different too! Who knows why

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    Conchalea, we have a house with no ductwork, and though it does not get as hot as Texas, my sewing room would stay over 90 if I did not have AC.

    I have the portable units that you exhaust out the window. So when I use it I open the window and close it on the vent, and when I don't need it or it's raining, I take it out and close the window.



    In the winter it stores under my cutting table. We have several of these, including one in my LA shed.

    I'm about ready to start using it upstairs, it's getting over 80 in the afternoon, and since "the change" I have a real hard time coping with temps over 80. At least it's improved, I use to about die when it got over 70!. At least I live rural so I can run around with almost nothing on at home and not worry about offending anyone!
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    Macybaby, that’s an interesting unit. I’ll have to check into that for my room. Now that I have it set nicely, I’ll want to take advantage of it. Thanks for the picture.

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    So here is what I have done so far--todays plan is to be able to make 3 more blocks with the limited fabric I have left---will see---also need some for borders---but could incorporate something else that compliments
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    I have my blocks sewn together and just need to add borders and quilt. This was my first mystery quilt and I enjoyed getting the directions and working on the quilt. Look forward to doing another one sometime in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhanke View Post
    12 blocks down, 8 more to go. I know I’ve already moaned about this, but pressing these seams open and pinning so the points stay pointy is taking Forever, but it really is worthwhile. With borders this should finish at approximately 60x72, perfect size for napping! Thanks Judy!! Once again you picked a winner!Attachment 594336
    Love the peach background. Nice colors choices.
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    RJ and bneuen: Very pretty blocks/quilt tops.

    I am being a pokey person. I do have one finished block and I have several blocks that are ready to be sewn together. Eventually it will get done.
    Connie

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    RJ and bneuen- lovely work!!!!!!!!! I've been busy with outdoor work so haven't been in my nice clean sewing room that took 3 days to clean up!

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    what's a nice clean sewing room. LOL.

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    Beautiful quilts ladies. Yeah,Susie "what's a clean sewing room"? Mine needs done so bad.
    Mary

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    Haha, well it's a whole lot better than it was
    I can actually find things!!!!!!!

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    i have 6 done now

    I have realized that I need to make about 40 more hst's. lol.I was never good at math.
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    Kathryn, that's beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

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    Kathryn: So very pretty!

    I made some progress on my blocks this weekend. I think Virtual Quilting weekend is next weekend so finishing this top will be my priority then.
    Connie

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    Great finishes, RJ, bneuen, and Kathryn.

    After finally getting my sewing machine back from the repair guy, I'm almost finished. He charges $90 minimum to service a machine and fix the problem. + tax = $100. I was stunned, but what's a person to do.

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