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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey View Post
    only 50 more to go to hit 5,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    hmmmm 5,000 posts, I am sure we will reach 5,001 in the next few days and then we can have a party in the RV. Yes who would have thought that 3 years ago when we started our FWS that we would still be here chatting and sewing and chatting some more, and looked how far we have come...

    QNS I hope you continue to feel better.

    Today I am going to do some sewing, just sewing, I have finished the last of the charity quilts so now to get some projects moving along, cause there are just too many quilts I want to make. DH really likes Shakespeare in the Park so I may start that before the end of the year. Am having lunch with DS at our favourite café so will check back in later today.
    Karen

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    Cleaned and cleared on my bedroom and bath; filed papers and typed up the books to donate. Whew!! That felt good.

    PC files are filed, so I can grab the project this fall (flowers) and just do it. Tomorrow, the living room and quilt room. Goal is see how much I can do to get ready for Wednesday. And set up the sewing room then on Thursday.

    I really don;t know how my lungs are doing, time will tell. Thanks for the kind words.

    Yes, let's party hardy in the RV when we cross the 5000th post.

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    I worked on my MB & my FFC yesterday. oh alright it was last night & th'smornin'. I actually had an asthma attack so I drank some double strength black tea. It did take my asthma but kept me up all night. I finally went ta bed at 5:00am. So I sewed last night. I have a bit more ta do on 'em. I used the same pattern for both o' 'em.
    I've only been w/ya'll for a year & a half but feel like I've know ya'll all my life.
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    Trouble Shoot for me please, Ladies!
    I've been doing some FMQing.
    All is well when I do my practice pieces ... same fabric, batting, and thread.
    Then switch over to the real thing ... stitches fine for awhile, then every once in awhile it misses stitches, then will stitch fine for awhile again, then miss again (several stitches ... not just one ...... and no, I have not been able to catch it to see if several stitches are sewn but missed or if it seemingly jumps.
    Then I go back to the practice pieces ... all is good.
    Then back to the real thing ... same problem.

    Any thoughts?
    Please and Thanks!!

    In the midst of it all, I stopped and did a super good cleaning, and all seemed good for awhile, and I thought, OK, I got it .... then, miss again. So that's when I shut down for the night and tied in my loose ends. Seems like I spent more time reverse stitching today, than the progress made.

    Otherwise ... I'm pleased with my progress and like the looks of what I'm doing!
    but grrrrrrrrrrrrrr


    JeanieG ... Now you know why I was envying you and your Fusions stash. You could do it totally with them! I know what you mean about the print size, I was thinking of some that'd be just perfect ... then went, duh! ... too big of print for the exploding kaleido look they give.

    JanRN ... we need to "see" what you are talking about!! Sometimes those multi-colours in batiks can give such nice effects.

    Honchey ... and whose counting?

    MiraB ... How nice that you will satisfy your husband's quilty desires! Have a FUN time with your DS.

    QNSue ... too hot here to even think of 1/2 of what you did, let alone do it! So I hunkered down in my sewing room!!! YIPPPEEEE!!!

    DublB ... looking forward to seeing what you have brewed up for your FFC!
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    Change the needle and rethread the machine...have you tried shutting down the machine and restarting when you change pieces???somethings not right when changing the mode of sewing..something is not going back to where it needs to be to perform the correct function..I would call where you purchased for more info...
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    HELLO Ladies

    good to be back home for a couple of days! I see we are planning new projects? I cant seem to find which QOTS project yall are considering?

    BACK home! for a few days at least and then off again, I will have to get in gear and sew my next MB before weeks end.

    HERE is the block I made for BBev.
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    Been working on the second half of my PC Quilt this week. I'm putting on the final borders, and hope the fabric is ok! You know how that goes, second thoughts! Will take a photo when I'm done.
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    Lovely block DD. Bev will be tickled pink! Sounds like everyone is getting into a nice routine of working on projects. Me, I'm at a stand still until DDIL heads home on the 23rd. Meanwhile she and I managed noon meal with 7 between the ages of 12 and 2 at the table. What a workout!!!! Tonight she fixed a great quiche with garden kale and eggs from other DDIL's hens. I cleaned up the kitchen!
    In the down time of traveling--waiting for planes etc. I finished "The Hunger Games", started and finished "Catching Fire" and now almost done with "The Mockingjay". Interesting trilogy in futuristic USA. So full of topics to discuss I wouldn't know where to start. Been a nice break from the usual as I don't read hardly at all. Kind of sad as I was a voracious reader before. I quilt instead!!
    Honchey, sounds like good advice for QE!
    Everyone--stay healthy; continue to get better, and care for yourselves and your loved ones. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Night all.
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    QuiltE when that happens to me and it does happen a lot I change the needle, my preferred needle for all sewing and embroidery is a Topstitch 80 but depending on the thread you are using for FMQ you may want to try a 90.

    This is what is says in my machine manual

    The machine skips stitches

    Is the needle inserted correctly
    Do you have the wrong needle
    Is the needle bent or blunt
    Is the machine threaded correctly
    Is the needle too small for the thread

    It seems it is all about the needle, good luck and I hope you can figure it out..
    Karen

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    QuiltE when that happens to me and it does happen a lot I change the needle, my preferred needle for all sewing and embroidery is a Topstitch 80 but depending on the thread you are using for FMQ you may want to try a 90.

    This is what is says in my machine manual

    The machine skips stitches

    Is the needle inserted correctly
    Do you have the wrong needle
    Is the needle bent or blunt
    Is the machine threaded correctly
    Is the needle too small for the thread

    It seems it is all about the needle, good luck and I hope you can figure it out..
    Karen

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    It wouldn't let me post a reply then it posted twice, maybe the gremlins just want us to reach 5000 I am happy to accommodate
    Karen

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    Thanks Honchey, OKSGlad and MiraB!! ... yes, same fabric, batting and thread. The only difference would be the size of the practice pieces vs. the real thing! Thread is Aurifil 50 and the quilting is the border area, so not a lot of seam work that I have to cross over. Needle being used is Embroidery 14 which has been working for me in other FMQ. I did change the needle and re-threaded top and bottom, but don't really think that is the problem, as when I go back to the practice pieces, all seems to be A-OK.

    Any other thoughts?
    Like a big mystery! Maybe overnight the Quilting Fairy will wave her magic wand and all will be grand!

    OKSGlad ... DDIL? .... did I miss something?? Oh Oh ... perhaps we will lose you to the books?

    DDamsel ... Oh how nice! After our earlier discussion today, about print size, you have proven how larger prints can work quite effectively in smaller pieces!

    JeanieG ... Yeeeeehawwwwwww!!! Another PC soon to trot across the finish line!

    MiraB ... padding the #'s, are you?
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    QE, I have the same problem and figured it out. It is the size difference between the practice piece (which was table runner size) and the actual quilt (quilt size). I had to put another support beside me to support the additional weight of the actual quilt. It was pulling too much until I added the support. I use my ironing board lowered to the right height and cover it with a trash bag so it's slippy and the quilt moves smoothly. I hope this makes sense--it was an "aha moment" and works for me.

    DD, that's a lovely block for Bev. Did you ever receive the MB I mailed on June 20? If not, please let me know so I can make you another one. I'd feel bad if you were short a block when it's time to put the MB quilt together.
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    Good Thought and Thanks, JanRN... when I was in bed last night I got thinking about much the same. Because it is the borders I am doing, the quilt was fully on the table, but maybe there was still too much drag on it. So I'll slick all up good with silicone spray before I go at it today.

    Only time will tell!
    And besides, I absolutely HAVE TO and MUST sew today ... miserably hot and humid for a 40C humidex. UGH!
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    Thank you Jan
    no I have not recieved my MB from you yet. I will be sure to go to the mailbox today and LOOK for it. Im sure it is perfect and lovely! so I dont want to give up on it just yet

    HI QuiltE!!!

    Hi Mirabelle!!!

    !!!!!!!Good Morning Everyone!!!!!
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    Oh Goodness!!! I just reread the posts... yall ARE talking about the "Spike your English" from Quilting on the Square... sheesh... see what happens when I read posts when tired... I wonder what else I miss...

    Ok I HAVE fabric for that. I am game if yall are
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    LOL yes DD, that's what we were talking about
    I don't know if I hve fabric for it but I'm in too

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    Did you read this? Now we have to learn to draw
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...-cheer-up.html
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    LOL!!! I will have to try that! DH says I could sew junk food?

    Im glad we are finding another fun project to work on together!

    Hey! it isnt morning for you is it??? oh well! it must be good whatever it is
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    That is a really interesting, gorgeous block you made for Bev, DD. I really like the colours.

    I have missed so much that it will be impossible to address everyone.

    I did see that you are sweltering, QuiltE. I'll take some of your heat as it is raining and a high of 14 today. It is still a good reason to be inside sewing.

    My soon to be 9 year old grandson wants to come over this afternoon for a sleep over so I will have to get some pork adobo going for dinner as that is his favourite food these days.

    I will have to be the cheerleader on the next group project as I just can't take on another biggie. It will be fun to watch what you all create with the different fabric choices.

    I mailed my July MB!!

    Hi to everybody!

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    It's rainin'!!!!! More importantly the forecast is for 2"-4" in the next 3 days!!! We haven't had more than 1/2" at a time in 3 years! The temps are suppose ta stay below 80*F till Thurs! We've been at about 100*F for over 3 weeks. DH & I even did our walkin' in it th'smornin'. It was cold. LOL My back feels better when I walk. I came home & curled up in my covers & went right back ta sleep.
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    I've been following along and am on the Spike your English from QOS. I don't have any idea what fabrics I will use. I like Anael's idea of starting in September. Probably two a month too since I HATE waiting for the next pattern of a BOM and will probably work ahead any way. Remember I like the piecing part of quilting. I think we should have the name of the quilt in the thread title so more people would understand what we are about. Initials can be misleading. I'm sewing my WW into rows and have to decide how I will quilt it but really don't want to mess with batting while it is so hot. This is the first day of the summer when it is officially over 90 degrees and is very humid. My DH's DGD and BF came in last night and will be leaving tomorrow morning. Thankfully she took him out to visit others and we can get recharged. We live such a quiet, simple life!
    OK...glad you are back safe and sound. QNS...feeling better doesn't mean going full bore. Smell the roses a little. Honchey...I've only been riding since the PC started but have thoroughly enjoyed the fellowship. You've all made me a better quilter! DD...beautiful block! Dibib...you need to complain to your post office. Someone is stashing mail someplace and delivering it whenever they please...if they ever please. Glad you're getting some rain. Carrie....how did the first block of SYE come out? Janie....such self control! Still want to see what you're working on. QuiltE...isn't it nice to gain from other's experience? Good job JanRN. Mirabelle...I looked up the quilt your DH likes. I really like it too. What colors will you use? Anael...glad you can enjoy your little ones. Loving like that makes them grow! A few minutes if quiet, to the sewing machine I go. Check in later.

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    GG, when you do 4 BOM's it's like a BOW I do several BOM's and hate waiting and managed to fall behind on two LOL.

    Today, for the first time in 2 weeks, I made a block ! ! ! I wanted to make another one but went to ride my bike instead Maybe tonight!
    Tomorrow I will have company, so no sewing.

    DD, yes, it was afternoon here already when I wrote my post. It's 7.40 pm here now.
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    Has this every happened to any of you......I got the border on my 2nd half PC quilt, and low and behold, I don't like it at all. The border fabric has all the colors of the quilt in it and I thought it would be perfect, but the background of the fabric is an off-black color and I think it is just too dark. UGH.....Guess I'll have to rip it out and re-think a border. Shoot!!!!!

    The good news is that the Contractor is going to start on my kitchen on Wednesday or Thursday! Finally!!!!!!
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    I'm so excited-I think I'm the first to receive my MB this month and it is awesome. Thank you, Mirab. The block is called Rock Stars and the black fabric and white fabric have shooting stars. I hope the pic does it justice because it is beautiful.Name:  Mirab.jpg
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