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What -"Why didn't I try that before" moment have you had quilting?

What -"Why didn't I try that before" moment have you had quilting?

Old 06-09-2019, 01:21 PM
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Do you chase them, too?
these days I am way too slow!
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:32 AM
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How does this work?
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:36 AM
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How does this work?
how does this thread work?
You tell about something that you'd heard about but never did and it
was your "aha" moment. Or it could be something you figured out on
your own etc.

I figured out years ago that I got way more done in my sewing room as
long as I kept my husband out of there.
He has to rib me about everything!
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by donna13350 View Post
Mine was using a kettle bell on my long ruler. Never cut such accurate strips until I used one.
I keep meaning to pick up a weight at the Dollar Tree for this!
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
I removed the "top" rail from my LA. I've always floated my quilts and left the rail unused, but then always had to be tucking the top and batting under and it made it hard to adjust as I was working. I figured I needed it as it helped to add tension to the quilt, but then realized that I always loosened the quilt enough before quilting (my machine likes a rather loose quilt) and at that point it was doing nothing.
I fought with that rail for several years - and it is sure nice having it gone and the quilting is not affected by not having it there.
Thank you for this. I'm going to try it as I float my tops as well. Great idea!
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by IrishMom View Post
I keep meaning to pick up a weight at the Dollar Tree for this!
I been using a 8lb dumb bell like I saw on Jordan fabrics youtubes. It really helps when you are using the 24in long ruler
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:38 AM
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Had always wondered about what the big "To Do" was about Feather Weights. After many years, I got one. Why did I wait so long!!?? I love that little guy!

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Old 06-11-2019, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by love to sew View Post
I been using a 8lb dumb bell like I saw on Jordan fabrics youtubes. It really helps when you are using the 24in long ruler
I really should try this! Hubby has an entire weight set, but I don't think he uses the five pounders in his workouts. I'll ask him if I can borrow one.
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:01 AM
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Making string quilt blocks! So easy and fun!
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:16 AM
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Finding out there is a walking foot for my sewing machine and now sewing binding on is not such a problem.
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