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  1. jcraine's Avatar
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    Those quilts are gorgeous. That dark one is especially stunning. I have always been partial to how dark quilts really highlight the patterns.
  2. jcraine's Avatar
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    I am so sorry to hear that. I just finished a king-size about that size for my bed and I swore I would never make a huge quilt like that again. I have not run into your problem by marking a quilt but I have had a big stain that I tried everything to get off and the only thing that worked for me was full strength Tide Plus Bleach Alternative Liquid Laundry Detergent and a soft toothbrush. I was working on cloth and was desperate to get a huge horrible stain out. Try it. It can't hurt at this point. Just dip your toothbrush in the detergent then quickly dip in water and then scrub. I wish you luck.
  3. cmwtx's Avatar
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    E-6354

    The number you are using actually refers to the motor on the machine, not the machine itself. The model number is found in the serial number. Ours is a 659, and the manual was pretty easy to find after that. The serial number on ours is located on the bottom of the machine on the front edge, on a little metal plate. It is 659-5349, but the 659 is the important part.

    If yours has a different model number, the way to search for it is to use a w and the first digits of the serial number. The search for our machine was w659.
  4. rjbquilts's Avatar
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    I think it depends on the use of the quilt. If it's going to be a wall hanging, you can fuse it as firmly as posible, and probably be ok. But if it's going to be snuggled under, you have to stitch it all down or it will start peeling at the edges.
  5. rjbquilts's Avatar
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    Thread tension isn't always a given, and so issues can arise. Loopy stitches, pokies, bird nests etc. So to make sure your tension is just as you want it, you want to see the bobbin thread. We'll that means crawling under with a flashlight. Not a simple stop and flip over the quilt to take a peek. It can be a real pain.
  6. Jkobler's Avatar
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    wonderful!
  7. Jkobler's Avatar
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    Hi there-not being a long armer-I'm not sure why you need to see under the quilt? What are you looking for? Like puckers? uneveness? Just curiouso
  8. rjbquilts's Avatar
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    Cool! I did something similar with an old external usb web cam I had shoved in a drawer. I mounted the web cam to the base of the long arm (luckily there was a hole so that I could use a nut and bolt - I have a Block Rockit). Then I used a musician's tablet mount to hold my kindle fire (kindle purchased only for this reason) to the handle bars. It was tricky getting the app on the kindle fire, if you own one you know what I mean, but I can now see beneath my quilt without doing crazy crawling below with a flash light.
  9. Sangquilt's Avatar
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    Hay,
    sorry for interrupting the thread. I am new to this site. I want to know the rules for hand quilting. How is hand quilt judged. My stitches from quilt top side are smaller than bottom size.
  10. Debbielincoln's Avatar
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    Great story had me laughing and sympathizing throughout!
    I had a pair of jeans - 15 years old at least - that had worn pretty thin, but I could still read the label to determine "part number". I searched on eBay and FOUND THEM! WOO HOO. And they were $5, practically new and shipping was negligible. No Mall Shock and I'm good to go for another 15 years providing nothing shifts too much further south!
  11. ChesKat's Avatar
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    Have you tried electric Cutters? I think they still make them... otherwise, what state do you live in?
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    Omg, what a hoot. Thanks for the chuckle today.

    I too used to enjoy shopping with my daughter. Now my daughter lives too far away from me. So I HATE shopping alone.

    I am not as brave as you. I just run into Wal-mart and grab a few things. Thank goodness I don't have to dress up for hardly any occasions. (A tip, Kohls is a great place to buy Bras. They sometimes run great sales.)

    But, your adventure sure gave me a chuckle. THANK YOU!!
  13. skavanau's Avatar
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    did you try looking on ebay. There are plenty on there..put in vintage quilting books.
  14. angrygumball's Avatar
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    thank you very much.
  15. winggal's Avatar
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Sewing_Machine They were made in Canada. Interesting reading.
  16. winggal's Avatar
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    I started a search for you and found this old manual. http://ismacs.net/white/manuals/white-rotary.pdf
  17. ntransue's Avatar
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    I have a Pfaff and a Janome
  18. misschrisfrmtx's Avatar
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    You may have to contact her personally to purchase a pattern.

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