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Old 05-15-2013, 06:17 AM
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My new Singer 9960 Quantium came the other day. It is a really nice upgrade but I feel like I don't know what to do with it! I have a ton of scraps but feel like I don't want to waste them trying the different stitches.

Any suggestions on a quick project to play with all the feet and stitches?
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:37 AM
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I also just last Wed. got my new Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 & love it so far. I have a lot of scraps laying around & use them to sew with. I have tried a lot of the different designs in top of the lid. I can't tell u myself what to do, I am just playing around w/ it is so quiet & such an upgrade from the Brother I have. It is so nice and sews so quietly compared to other machines. I rather use my scraps then use a good piece of fabric that can be cut into something I want to make, u will always be getting scraps from everything u sew. Just use yor book and scraps anyway and enjoy it. I am collecting fabric now & went to Hancocks yesterday & bought some fabric getting ready to wash it now. First I have to get out my pinking shears so it won't have so many strings. Good luck hope u enjoy yours like I am enjoying mine. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. Maybe u could use some old clothes u have laying around to throw away.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:03 AM
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How about a small crazy quilt? use up your scraps and try all those fun stitches!
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:25 AM
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Make potholders for everyone you know!
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:45 AM
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why not put all the stitches on a piece of fabric so you will know what they look like on it when you quilt with them.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by barny View Post
why not put all the stitches on a piece of fabric so you will know what they look like on it when you quilt with them.

Excellent idea!!
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by barny View Post
why not put all the stitches on a piece of fabric so you will know what they look like on it when you quilt with them.
Or put them together in a fabric book. I saw this done recently on Quilting Arts. Sounds like a handy reference.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:55 AM
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You have been given lots of good ideas. I couldn't think of anything else.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:56 AM
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I'm thinking placemats - I just got a new machine myself and the wheels are turning.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:03 PM
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Lucky ladies - new machines! Have fun with them! I took a class right away which forced me to learn how to use my machine.
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