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  1. Bernina 830 LE

    by , 12-13-2018 at 06:40 AM
    Hello everyone, I am new to this forum.

    I hope you would be kind enough to give me some advice on how to go about selling my mom's Bernina 930 LE embroidery machine with Long Arm and a library of designs.

    I am not a quilter so this machine is way over my head. (My mom has passed in Aug and I have no one to consult.)

    Can anyone suggest a buy and sell forum in my area, or a dealer who buys used machines?
    I live in Southwestern Ontario, Canada.
  2. Help? Can I use upholstery fabric in my quilt?

    by , 12-13-2018 at 04:22 AM (Help? Can upholstery fabric be combined with cotton fabric when making a quilt?)
    Aloha! My name is Jess. Mahalo (thank you) for accepting my request to become a member to “The Quilting Board”
    I was 4 years old when decided I wanted to learn how to sew so I could make quilts! Well, it’s taken me 40 years to find a class. Never mind, I have many talented seamstresses and creative project sewers in the family.
    My best friend of 35 years is truly amazing! I want to make my 1st quilt for her. She recently purchased a custom built rare blue sofa that took a year to be ...
  3. Frozen Panel

    by , 12-11-2018 at 04:48 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by KatSki View Post
    Found the “Snowflakes” on the internet and copied them. The fabric used for the snowflake has stars and snowflakes. My husband did the embroidery of the stars and snowflakes. I had the finished product quilted by a local long arm quilter (Sweetheart Quilting). I really enjoyed the challenge of making this quilt.
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  4. queen treadle machine

    by , 12-11-2018 at 03:25 AM
    I was given a queen treadle machine that is in need and wondering if it's worth fixing up. The paint on top of the machine is peeling and one leg of the base is broken, so it's propped up. The bobbin is in it and attachments also. I've tried to upload pictures - but no luck. Our local sewing machine repair man doesn't think it's worth his time. Would it be worth saving for parts for someone? What do you think?
  5. Help

    by , 12-09-2018 at 10:36 PM
    i just bought a graybar sewing machine i dont know anything about sewing machines but im usually pretty good at fixing anything when i bought it i had to rewire it the wires were all bad i pluged it in light came on big plus lol i hit the peddle and nothing i crank it by hand very little movement so i figured it needs to be cleaned and oiled i cleaned and oiled it but i forgot to take pictures of the head unit when disassembling it can anyone help
  6. Star Spin Table Topper by Dogwood Quilter

    by , 12-08-2018 at 04:17 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood Quilter View Post
    This pattern can be made with however many strips you want to use. Mine is about 45 inches finished. My strips were cut 1 1/2 inches and I used 7 strips. I found to cut the small triangles at each end of the strata and the larger triangles in between saved fabric. I didn't bind mine but sewed lining, batting and top and turned it. I didn't have a pattern but used the you tube video as a guide. I've made three so far and have another one cut ready to sew.
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  7. Buying a mid-price machine. do you prefer Viking or Janome?

    by , 12-06-2018 at 11:21 AM
    I am wanting to upgrade from my basic sewing machine to either the Viking Opal or a Janome 4300, Do you have a preference or insights for me?
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  8. Fabric Madness, or stuffing my emotions today

    by , 12-06-2018 at 10:51 AM (The Grins and Grimaces of Cheshirepat)
    I've just been having one of *those* days...a no-good, very bad day I guess. Plans go awry, people get on your last nerve, get sad news, you mash your 'bad' hand into a hard surface and have to ice it for a while - you know.

    So although I'm still but piecing and figuring out my first ever One Block Wonder, I'm buying fabric I NEED for the next one! I'm sure there are more productive ways of dealing with it all, but honestly, if I didn't get this fabric and it 'went away' forever? ...
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  9. Skipped stitches

    by , 12-06-2018 at 10:25 AM
    My Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.2 has begun to skip stitches when sewing a straight line. I've done what the manual suggests: changed the needle and re-threaded the machine, but it still skips and I am getting mightily annoyed. Has anybody solved this problem short of taking the machine to the shop?
  10. Chart Comparing the Thickness of Different Thread Brands

    by , 12-06-2018 at 03:57 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Barb2018 View Post
    I found this in my files...will it help?
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