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Thread: Batik Beauty

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    I learned a few weeks ago that a friend of mine from years ago was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I made this quilt for him & learned some great tricks along the way. Spray adhesive is awesome! I was able to sandwich & machine quilt like a charm; no puckers & no pinning. I also learned to machine quilt with the feed dogs up, I just set the presser foot tension on low. Fast & easy. I made this quilt in one week & worked 40 hours @ my 'other' job.
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    You made such a beautiful quilt! I'm sure it will be cherished! Sorry to hear about your friend.

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    That's lovely!!

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    That's lovely!!

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    Beautiful!!

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    What a beautiful quilt! Batiks have become my favorite. It looks very warm and comfortable and I'm sure your friend will feel that way snuggling up underneath. That's very thoughtful of you to make such a precious gift. You did a great job!

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    It's beautiful. How sweet of you to make it for him. It will be a real comfort. He'll love it.

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    Ok, first, lovely, lovely quilt!!! Such a treasure to be wrapped in that. :-D

    Second, how do you do free motion with the presser foot tension on low?

    Thanks for info.

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    Gifts like that are gifts from the heart! It's beautiful! My sympathies for your friend!

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    beautiful love the pattern, what is it

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    I love that! Beautiful colors and cool pattern!!

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    Wonderful quilt and wonderful friend

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    The pattern is "Zen" from better homes & gardens 'quilt lovers' favorites' book. Super easy. My machine is a 34 year-old viking, so if I dial the pressure foot all the way down I have control over the stitching. Maybe it's not possible on newer machines.

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    Its beautiful!

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    The quilt is wonderful. I am sorry to hear about your friend, I know he will love the quilt. And I love your red hair!

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    Yes, it is a beauty!! I hope your friend can enjoy it for a long time to come. Great and thoughtful job!! :thumbup: :D

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    May I ask, which adhesive did you use. Seems like products don't all work the same so like to hear what others were successful with. LOve your quilt.

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    beautiful all the way around...

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    Very nice quilt. You make it sound so easy.

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    I love batiks...

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    What a thoughtful thing to do. It's a beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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    I'm sorry to hear about your friend. You quilt is beautiful and he is going to love it. Basting spray is the best. Thanks for sharing.

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    What lovely quilt. What a blessing you are to your friend. You did such a pretty job. God bless you!!!

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    What a beautiful gift for a friend in need. The colors are very soothing.

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    Beautiful quilt! You are a great friend!

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