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Forum: Main
09-16-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,714
Posted By Kris P

I find that my stripology works best when I cut...

I find that my stripology works best when I cut off the salvages before I fold it in half to use the ruler. If I don't, I sometimes have problems with not cutting all the way to the end of the...
07-20-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,053
Posted By Kris P

I use dry erase markers to 'test' quilting...

I use dry erase markers to 'test' quilting designs... Lay a sheet of Plexiglass on the quilt top and practice the designs. It's a great way to practice and get the scale right, or find your path for...
Forum: Main
07-14-2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,957
Posted By Kris P

I use Angela Walters' rulers on my 6600. I have...

I use Angela Walters' rulers on my 6600. I have the first 4. Archie, Squiggie, slim and Shorty. They are all small enough to use easily with my machine, and are easy to maneuver.
06-08-2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,189
Posted By Kris P

When my husband got the go ahead to officially...

When my husband got the go ahead to officially work from home , we turned my old stamp room into an office for him. We installed cabinets for storing my card making supplies and quilting supplies. I...
Forum: Main
05-13-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,198
Posted By Kris P

I love my Janome 6600. It has never not done...

I love my Janome 6600. It has never not done what i've asked of it. I quilt on it a lot... teach FMQ on it, and make bags with it. I love the integrated walking foot for doing bindings. I even...
Forum: Pictures
04-29-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,211
Posted By Kris P

Wow! Great use of color and shading. Those blocks...

Wow! Great use of color and shading. Those blocks just stand right up off the quilt.
Forum: Main
04-15-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,114
Posted By Kris P

I don't prewash or starch. If quilting starts...

I don't prewash or starch. If quilting starts with laundry, I would never get any done. I have enough laundry here. I press with steam, and occasionally use the homemade best press with vodka and...
Forum: Main
03-18-2019, 03:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,799
Posted By Kris P

None of my unfinished projects are abandoned,...

None of my unfinished projects are abandoned, just waiting for my quilting skills to catch up with my vision. In total, I have between 15 and 20 projects that are in the unfinished stage... ranging...
Forum: Main
03-17-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,564
Posted By Kris P

Olfa for me... every time. The fishers mats slip...

Olfa for me... every time. The fishers mats slip around too much.
Forum: Main
03-04-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By Kris P

Is it a new batch of Fusible? I've had FF that is...

Is it a new batch of Fusible? I've had FF that is defective, and have returned it for a replacement.
02-28-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,361
Posted By Kris P

I tidy up every evening now. Even so far as to...

I tidy up every evening now. Even so far as to put away my cutting mat and cover my machines. My sewing 'room' is also the lower level family room... which is where our 2 cats spend their nights. ...
02-22-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,314
Posted By Kris P

I've been playing with keto since august 2018....

I've been playing with keto since august 2018. When I do it well, it works. When I cheat, It doesn't. But, it has reset my need for sugar. I love cream in my coffee, and no longer crave sugar of...
Forum: Pictures
02-08-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,468
Posted By Kris P

I've had that pattern for about 5 years and can't...

I've had that pattern for about 5 years and can't decide what fabrics to use... Also, I'm a little intimidated by all the pattern pieces... I've made more than 150 quilts, and numerous totes and...
01-31-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,390
Posted By Kris P

I'm a very tactile person. I like to hold the...

I'm a very tactile person. I like to hold the pattern. flip through magazines and read a book made from paper. I find that anything that I store digitally is out of sight, out of mind.
Forum: Pictures
01-31-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,771
Posted By Kris P

I like your version of Arkansas Crossroads. I...

I like your version of Arkansas Crossroads. I might have to save this idea for later. I've been trying to work my way through the scrap bins, and while those bins are emptying, the string bin fills...
Forum: Main
01-31-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,248
Posted By Kris P

My must haves are: good feed dog system, needle...

My must haves are: good feed dog system, needle up/down, needle positioner, knee lift, start stop button, and large throat.(9 inches). Also very nice to have and things I would miss... integrated...
Forum: Main
01-31-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,186
Posted By Kris P

My crazy frustrations usually occur when I'm...

My crazy frustrations usually occur when I'm making a bag or purse. I've been known to wad them up and throw them against the wall.... literally ready to put it in the trash... The next day, i go...
Forum: Main
01-29-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,944
Posted By Kris P

I think it looks great. You have a good eye for...

I think it looks great. You have a good eye for color.
Forum: Main
01-23-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,746
Posted By Kris P

Excuse me while I go check my stash to see if I...

Excuse me while I go check my stash to see if I can make this without going shopping... It's a beautiful block;-)
Forum: Main
01-23-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,627
Posted By Kris P

I love extra scrappy quilts, so purchase in very...

I love extra scrappy quilts, so purchase in very small quantities. A yard is a lot in my book. Occasionally, I'll buy 2-5 yards of something on super sale, with the intention of using it for borders...
Forum: Main
01-21-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,004
Posted By Kris P

I do a lot of FMQ and a little ruler work. My...

I do a lot of FMQ and a little ruler work. My experience is : if you can draw it, you can quilt it. The best way to get better at freemotion, in my opinion is to doodle. Practice the designs you...
Forum: Main
01-21-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,947
Posted By Kris P

The lady who blogs at Quilted Twins uses a lot...

The lady who blogs at Quilted Twins uses a lot of crumbs and small pieces. There are many many free patterns. You might like to check it out.
https://www.quiltedtwins.com/free-patterns-layout-2/
01-19-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,737
Posted By Kris P

I also kit up and cut all my projects. I'm too...

I also kit up and cut all my projects. I'm too distracted to cut at camp. Each quilt kit goes in a 1 gallon zipper bag, with its pattern. I keep all my kits, and sewing supplies in a 3 drawer...
Forum: Pictures
01-15-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,236
Posted By Kris P

I really like the scale of your lattice quilt. ...

I really like the scale of your lattice quilt. Your basting looks great. I don't see any wrinkles or puckers. I'd call it a success.
Forum: Main
01-13-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,826
Posted By Kris P

Machinger's all the way here, too. I even wear...

Machinger's all the way here, too. I even wear one on my left hand when I'm sewing the rows of blocks together while constructing a quilt. They help guide the bulk without added stress to my wrist.
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