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  1. 70th Anniversay Present

    by , 03-17-2012 at 05:01 AM
    I want to make something special for my parents 70th anniversary and would appreciate any ideas.
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  2. Shoulder Surgery

    by , 03-17-2012 at 04:29 AM (Over Coffee)
    Quote Originally Posted by pjaco View Post
    I also had rotator cuff surgery. It was painful and very frustrating, to say the least. I had one of the chairs, also husband had to build me a pulley to use. Really, looking back, can't believe I went through weeks & weeks of Physical Therapy. (still paying for it, on cc, I'm sure, Insurance only paid for part and at $30 X 3 days a week. ouch) When I had the surgery, they told me it would take a year to fully recover and I believe it. I'm great now, it's just hard to be laid up for so
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  3. Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

    by , 03-16-2012 at 08:38 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    This is exactly what I do except I don't use the hide glue in a bottle as stated in this article. I use hide glue I melt in a glue pot.
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  4. Singer 401A

    by , 03-16-2012 at 05:04 PM
    I have a Singer 401A that was left to me from my mother-in-law that belonged to her mother and grandmother. It is extremely old, and not obviously well cared for. It has been sitting for at least 5-10 years with no care at all. I am just learning about it and don't know much. Here's my dilemma. When trying to prepare my machine to make a quilt, I am having some issues with the bobbin thread. The book says to put the thread around a spring thing and so I did that. Then it says to turn the needle ...
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  5. newbie with a couple of questions

    by , 03-16-2012 at 03:55 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by kathyjg View Post
    My first questions is about blades for the Rotary cutter--are they interchangable? Can I buy blades that are a different brand than my cutter? Also, will all of the different sizes of blades be used in the same cutter or do I need of different Rotary cutter for each size?

    Charity quilts: I am going to make some chairity quilts for SafeHouse, which works with Domestic and Sexual abuse victims. They also have Safe houses here in town where the victims can go and live to keep them
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  6. Hundreds Of FREE Quilting Patterns/Blocks/and more

    by , 03-16-2012 at 02:53 PM (The Roaming Quilter)
    Quote Originally Posted by clsurz View Post
    While trying to track down a free pattern this morning for a friend I came across this link which may be of interest to some of you. BEWARE! Literally tons of links here so save it to your favorites page so you can over the months go back to it and search.

    Enjoy!..... http://cheryl.thisbe.org/Patterns.html
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  7. ♥ Recipes

    by , 03-16-2012 at 01:25 PM (Craftybear Den)
  8. Tension on Norwood Sewing Machine

    by , 03-16-2012 at 08:28 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Pattigail View Post
    Is there a good way to set the tension on an old Norwood Sewing Machine. I have tried and tried and can't get it to sew correctly. I cleaned and oiled the machine now I have problems. Can anyone help?
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  9. quilting ideas

    by , 03-16-2012 at 07:43 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by vivsqt View Post
    I have been watching this board for about two or three years now and never uploaded any of my work. So I thought I would give it a try. I hope the pics come in clear and the right size to view. Not sure if I am in the right place. Thanks for looking. Vivian
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  10. scrappy

    by , 03-15-2012 at 11:46 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by pacquilter View Post
    I love Asian fabrics, and for a while there, got a little carried away with my purchases! Needless to say, I had a lot of scraps, so I used up a few making this stash box. There are so many varied and pretty prints, I fussy cut a lot of them to get the pictures in.
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