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  1. New Quilting Bee April, 2017

    by , 04-02-2017 at 04:31 AM
    I'm not sure if I'm posting my pictures correctly but here's my block 1 and 2.
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  2. Friendship Stars

    by , 03-28-2017 at 10:00 AM (Angelia's Quilts)
    My design

    68" x 68"

    Quilting cotton top and back/Hobbs 80/20 batting

    Finished 2017
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  4. Sewing Machine Reviews

    by , 03-26-2017 at 05:52 PM
    Hi - I would like some help in finding out what the best sewing machines are in today's market. I am sewing on an Elna Excellence 760, but am not happy with the stitch quality. I would like to hear what everyone is using as I am ready to upgrade and am not sure what go for. Thanks, Marline
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  5. Quilted with Sashiko Machine

    by , 03-22-2017 at 04:02 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Suz View Post
    What thread is in the bobbin? Would you please show what the back side of the quilt looks like. Very interesting thread!!
    See the 3rd picture to see what the underside looks like. (I wish I had tightened the tension). The bobbin has the 30wt thread wound on it. There is no top thread. The needle mechanism pulls the bobbin thread up, a metal hook kicks the thread aside to skip a stitch, then lays one stitch down. It does not goes backward, it locks each stitch. It is indeed strange,
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  6. First Quilt

    by , 03-22-2017 at 03:58 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    My DGD, who will be 6 in May, and I spent the winter learning to sew straight seams on scraps, learning to iron (with those 4 inch irons). I got her a beginner sewing lesson book for Christmas and showed her how to hand stitch with a big needle and pearl cotton. So here is here first quilt...she picked the fabrics and sewed on turtle speed. My only contribution was folding the corners on the binding, and sitting by her reminding her to "put the foot down." And listing the steps of course.
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  7. Janome 1600P on a Gracie Majestic frame

    by , 03-19-2017 at 06:16 AM
    I was so happy to find all the great information on how to set up my machine.. Sure was having trouble with tension and thread breaking. This is my first long arm set-up so this blog has been a blessing!!! I would love to have a larger throat but this machine was a great deal for my purse.

    I'm still wondering about the needle size and type of thread. I think I've got the tension pretty good- not perfect - but it'll work.

    I bought the stitch regulator (God sent!) ...
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  8. Looking for pattern

    by , 03-14-2017 at 02:07 PM
    Several years ago (5+ yrs), I purchased a quilt magazine because of the beautiful quilt on the cover. I started the quilt (with the exact colours as the magazine) and shortly after I had to put it away.
    I decided to resume building my quilt but I have since lost the magazine/pattern.
    I was wondering if anyone recognized the blocks. The picture shows 6 different blocks and there are 3-4 other blocks - to which I have already cut the pieces (as per the direction) but I don't know how ...
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  9. Searching for pattern

    by , 03-14-2017 at 08:03 AM
    I'm searching for the pattern for this attached picture.
    It's a interlocking block, modern design.

    https://www.etsy.com/pt/listing/4609...?ref=related-6

    I appreciate any input you can give me.
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  10. Looking for a quilt pattern or magazine

    by , 03-14-2017 at 06:31 AM
    Hello. I have been looking for the quilt pattern "long & winding road" (bargello) that was in the January 2004 the Quilter Magazine. If any of you have the pattern or magazine, I would be happy to buy it from you. Thank you for your kind assistance with this matter.
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