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  1. Half way done clue 2, if you don't count the need to press

    by , 12-14-2017 at 08:23 PM
    Between running my daughter to urgent care 3 times, the emergency room, and 3 days at the hospital in the last 2 weeks, I haven't had a lot of time to sew. But now that she's home again I did make up for some lost time. I figure I'll be working on clue 3 of On Ringo Lake tomorrow while everyone else is starting clue 4. But that's okay. I've saved the printed files to my hard drive so I can take my time completing each step. If you want to see everyone else's progress so far you can look at ...
  2. Need advice on purchasing a long arm machine!

    by , 12-13-2017 at 11:19 AM
    I would like to purchase a long arm machine. I have a Pfaff Grand but can only do about 6" on an Inspira frame. Just don't know what would be the best to buy. I am a senior citizen so don't know if spending that much money on one is even a good idea. I have looked at the Innova 18 and 21 but that's a lot of money to invest. I want one that is easy to use.

    Updated 12-14-2017 at 05:20 AM by ACarolyn (new title)

  3. Need help, please.

    by , 12-12-2017 at 08:23 AM
    I bought the Laura Heine elephant pattern for my granddaughter for Christmas. I would like this to be a project for us to work on together. I have never done one of her patterns so where would be a good place to start for easy directions and good suggestions? I am not new to quilting (piecing) but I have never done a collage this size before, so any help will be greatly appreciated. There is no classes in my area (KY) for this type of pattern. Thank you
  4. Isewbusy

    by , 12-05-2017 at 04:04 PM
    My husband are considering RVing, full time, next year. I want to continue to sew on those rainy days when your stuck in your rig. Was wondering if any of you are in the same situation. Would appreciate any advice on organizing. Thanks. ✂️
  5. Help with flying geese

    by , 12-04-2017 at 07:52 AM
    I have tried several methods to make these blocks and cannot get them to some out to the correct measurements- especially at the top point. There's never enough room there for a true ¼". Sometimes the bottoms are bowed- when I use the cut a square on a diagonal. (Probably it's because of the pressing)
    The conclusion I have come to is that I need to make them larger and then trim down to correct size. Is this even possible?
    Would starching help?
    Please help me achieve perfect ...
  6. Dresden butterfly pattern

    by , 12-04-2017 at 07:08 AM
    can i please have the dresden butterfly pattern just a individual one to see how to put it together ty fran gill
  7. plastic track

    by , 12-01-2017 at 05:50 PM
    there was a women that used 1/4 in rod for tracks on her quilt machine how did she hold them on the machine this is a good idea.

  8. Babylock Sashiko Machine Tips to Reduce Thread Breakage.

    by , 12-01-2017 at 08:19 AM
    Babylock Sashiko Machine Tips to Reduce Thread Breakage

    Overall, I love this machine. I won’t ever return it, lend it out, or sell it. It is a keeper for me. That said, it is a bit temperamental (which is why nobody but me gets to run it). And it takes a combination of these things to get a nice steady stitch without breakage. I have not yet quilted a whole quilt without ever breaking a stitch, but I have reduced the breakage so I am not screaming at the poor baby. Probably, I average one ...
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  9. Yes, I know it's been awhile

    by , 11-30-2017 at 07:59 PM
    So I'm finally recovering from my hip surgery and ready to get back to sewing again. I've started with clue 1 of Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt "On Ringo Lake". Haven't gotten much done today but will save the posting and work on clues as time allows. At least I'm happy with how the first few turned out.

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    Updated 11-30-2017 at 08:04 PM by ddtrina

  10. My first quilt.

    by , 11-29-2017 at 10:30 AM
    Hello everyone!
    I disovered quilting in the summer of 2016 and wanted to try and make one too.
    So I bought some fabrics at a local shop and found a free pattern for a "Scrappy star" block.
    I finished the quilt after about a year (working on it in between my other hobbies...) Along the way I upgraded my materials... new rulers, a rotary cutter, and even a new sewing machine...
    A new addiction was born
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