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Teen 06-27-2020 03:04 PM

I tested the HST paper and worked great. Man...if you wiggle off the line even a little bit ...sure messes up measurements. I ended up using the scant 1/4" directions and they came out perfect. I'm sold.

retiredteacher09 06-27-2020 04:51 PM

Welcome, Panchita! Congratulations on getting your picture to post.

ckcowl: You are on a roll. Way to go.

rryder 06-28-2020 11:37 AM

Beautiful tree skirt, Panchita! And welcome to the UFO challenge!

Rob

petthefabric 06-28-2020 10:06 PM

Yeh!!!! Got a UFO quilted. Tomorrow, I can bind it. ....Making progress....Should be finished for June count.

Bug Lady 06-29-2020 07:29 AM

NZquilter--your quilt is absolutely GORGEOUS! I think the lesson learned for me is you really succeeded by using the white cotton you had. T.hanks for sharing.
Karen

joe'smom 06-29-2020 09:25 AM

ckcowl, I'm curious about the 17 yr. old UFO you keep putting away. What sort of pattern is it?

Beautiful Irish chain quilts, ladies!

I've been concentrating on finishing a binding, and should have a finish in July.

After hemming and hawing for three years, I finally have a new sewing machine. I was used to a mechanical machine, but all of the mechanical machines they make now have the lower side bobbin, which I couldn't insert or remove with my RA fingers. So I chose a computerized Juki with a drop-in bobbin; it should help me be a faster piecer. I did love my old Singer, but it couldn't handle thick seams, so I spent a lot of time trying to push things under the presser foot, and had to do lots of re-stitching.

sewbizgirl 06-29-2020 09:55 AM

Enjoy your new Juki, Joe'sMom... I have a mechanical Juki I love, the 2010Q. I also have a Juki longarm. They are great machines.

oksewglad 06-29-2020 10:09 AM


Originally Posted by joe'smom (Post 8397727)
ckcowl, I'm curious about the 17 yr. old UFO you keep putting away. What sort of pattern is it?

Beautiful Irish chain quilts, ladies!

I've been concentrating on finishing a binding, and should have a finish in July.

After hemming and hawing for three years, I finally have a new sewing machine. I was used to a mechanical machine, but all of the mechanical machines they make now have the lower side bobbin, which I couldn't insert or remove with my RA fingers. So I chose a computerized Juki with a drop-in bobbin; it should help me be a faster piecer. I did love my old Singer, but it couldn't handle thick seams, so I spent a lot of time trying to push things under the presser foot, and had to do lots of re-stitching.

Congrats on the new machine! It will make your life so much easier. Sometimes we have to just let the old machines go off into fabric heaven!

ckcowl 06-29-2020 10:29 AM


Originally Posted by joe'smom (Post 8397727)
ckcowl, I'm curious about the 17 yr. old UFO you keep putting away. What sort of pattern is it?

it is The Quilt Yard - The Cotton Theory- Camp Wilderness
it was a class I signed up for - supposed to be (4) 2 hour classes at a little local shop. When we signed up and paid $50 we were given a homework sheet. Then class started the next week. I spent a lot of money on the fabrics for this project the homework was cutting everything into 1 1/2” & 3 1/2” strips- including a queen size batt. The first class we started sewing our first ( logs- top,bottom, batting strips) together using decorative stitches. I loved my fabrics and enjoyed that start. Second class we all arrived (8 of us) but the instructor didn’t. The shop owner apologized and sent us home, next week we received a call saying the instructor decided not to come back- and she had taken all the money- the shop could not reimburse us.
all of those strips have been in its box every since. A few years ago I pulled out the pattern & for whatever reason just couldn’t wrap my head around it. I’m sure part of it is just the experience. I haven’t signed up for a class since. I still love the fabrics and remind myself I invested $300 on this project. Maybe I will just decide one day that I’m going to figure it out and make it.

Rff1010 06-29-2020 11:53 AM

The instructor bailed with the.money?? Criminal!


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