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10-21-2020, 05:21 AM
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Posted By illinois

Thank you for the quick replies! What a pretty...

Thank you for the quick replies! What a pretty stitch! Ugh--love that second one with the pretty blue afghan but looks like it's complicated, too. I suppose the long slender "knitting needle"...
10-21-2020, 04:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By illinois

What and now to use

Among knitting needles purchased at auction there is a device that I have no idea how to use. Can someone tell me what it is and how it is used, please? Maybe a pattern or a website with tutuorial?...
10-21-2020, 03:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,032
Posted By illinois

Excellent ideas for painter's tape or tying with...

Excellent ideas for painter's tape or tying with yarn. If you find you do have goo left after time, there is a product called Goo Gone that works wonders for getting rid of old tape/glue on almost...
10-11-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By illinois

can it be washed?

I found a really cute bunny that plays Jesus Loves Me. The speaker thing is one to push the correct place (not a wind up or battery operated). Being that it is used and is to go to a little person,...
Forum: Pictures
09-21-2020, 02:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,832
Posted By illinois

Does this pattern have a name or instructions? ...

Does this pattern have a name or instructions? This is gorgeous all the way around!
Forum: Main
09-20-2020, 03:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,735
Posted By illinois

As you can see from all these postings, you can...

As you can see from all these postings, you can do "anything" with fabrics for a memory quilt. Select coordinating colors/designs and a favorite pattern and away you go. It may be you will want to...
Forum: Main
09-18-2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,255
Posted By illinois

I believe I would first stitch in the ditch on...

I believe I would first stitch in the ditch on each block. Echo one line of stitching inside and outside of the butterfly. This will accent the design of the butterfly and secure those to the quilt...
Forum: Main
09-13-2020, 03:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,675
Posted By illinois

I wanted to edit my comment but this is what's...

I wanted to edit my comment but this is what's coming up so I'm adding one more comment. If you find there are double knits in that stash, you might consider simply cutting that into squares or...
Forum: Main
09-13-2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,675
Posted By illinois

Just as it disappoints me that some downplay the...

Just as it disappoints me that some downplay the options available at JoAnn's, it disappoints me that there are some comments here about polyester fabrics. Personally, there are some qualities of...
Forum: Main
09-11-2020, 02:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,775
Posted By illinois

Do you have a face plate that is only a single...

Do you have a face plate that is only a single hole rather than the one wide enough to do zigzag and any other fancy stitches? You might try that. The single hole seems to hold the fabric in...
Forum: Main
09-07-2020, 02:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By illinois

And again I'm going to comment that JoAnn's...

And again I'm going to comment that JoAnn's offers a variety of quality. JoAnn's offers craft fabrics as well as good quality fabrics. I have had "quilters flannel" greatly disappoint me with...
Forum: Main
08-10-2020, 02:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,767
Posted By illinois

I agree that this is a more professional look. ...

I agree that this is a more professional look. Too, if you are stuffing this pillow, it will take less stuffing material..
Forum: Main
08-06-2020, 03:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,279
Posted By illinois

It may be only the picture that makes me think...

It may be only the picture that makes me think this, but my opinion is that the black border is a bit "much". Looking at the second picture, there is already a very small black border at the top and...
Forum: Main
08-03-2020, 04:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,451
Posted By illinois

The flannel that has given me the most trouble...

The flannel that has given me the most trouble overall is "quilters flannel". It's heavier than most but it seemed to shrink more, bleed more, and pilled with use. I recently finished a baby quilt...
Forum: Main
08-02-2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By illinois

I need to correct the name of this product It's...

I need to correct the name of this product It's Whink.
Forum: Main
07-29-2020, 03:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By illinois

I removed a rust stain that was caused by a metal...

I removed a rust stain that was caused by a metal embroidery hoop that was left too long. There is a product in the cleaning products aisle--Whisk. It works.
07-22-2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,995
Posted By illinois

Most of the WalMart stores are like this...

Most of the WalMart stores are like this apparently and I've heard some, even in larger cities, don't even have a fabric dept any more. I was told--total rumor--that it was Mrs. Sam Walton who...
Forum: Main
07-15-2020, 03:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By illinois

Yes to your proposal of washing in at least warm...

Yes to your proposal of washing in at least warm water--maybe hot--and drying in the dryer. You want red to do all the bleeding and shrinking it's ever going to do before you put it into a quilt. ...
07-14-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,109
Posted By illinois

What are you using for the wire on the bridge of...

What are you using for the wire on the bridge of the nose?
Forum: Main
07-09-2020, 02:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By illinois

Mine came from JoAnn's a number of years ago. It...

Mine came from JoAnn's a number of years ago. It has 2 drop leaves and a very narrow center, is on casters, is the right height.. The only thing I don't "like" about it is that it is only 35" wide....
Forum: Main
06-11-2020, 02:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,913
Posted By illinois

I agree. Before enlarging the thumbnail...

I agree. Before enlarging the thumbnail pictures, the blue is dominant and the blocks are lost. The tan does nothing to compliment the blocks. I'd try another color--perhaps a yellow? That might...
Forum: Main
06-08-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,238
Posted By illinois

If this is to be a quilt that is used, I'd nix...

If this is to be a quilt that is used, I'd nix the idea of the rickrack. My experience is that it does not stay flat when laundered and takes away from a neat appearance. It doesn't wear well. If...
Forum: Main
05-10-2020, 03:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,168
Posted By illinois

My advice on a ruffle on a baby quilt is --don't....

My advice on a ruffle on a baby quilt is --don't. I remember one that was a gift when one of my babies was a baby. It was non-functional as far as warmth and was flipping around in the way of baby...
Forum: Main
04-30-2020, 03:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,712
Posted By illinois

Have the fabrics 'spoken' to you yet? What era...

Have the fabrics 'spoken' to you yet? What era are they and what would that time have told you to do? Do you applique or piece? Some of the older quilt designs might have been used but with the...
04-12-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By illinois

Is it just me?

Is it just me and my computer but with the new format it does a lot of jumping around. I have to click on the thumbprint pictures to actually get to enjoy them and then, when I got back, it jumps...
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