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12-24-2014, 07:11 AM
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Posted By vivientan

I'm planning to buy my first embroidery machine...

I'm planning to buy my first embroidery machine and need some help here! Hope to buy a mid range one about $2000-3000 that is a good machine for free motion quilting too. I would like to make...
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12-01-2014, 11:44 PM
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Posted By vivientan

Are needles allowed on planes?

I know this question sounds silly but I'm leaving for Perth tonight and hope to do some hand applique work onboard. Are sewing needles allowed?
12-01-2014, 11:42 PM
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Posted By vivientan

I'm considering buying an embroidery machine, so...

I'm considering buying an embroidery machine, so I can do monograms and letterings for my Etsy business. Budget is preferably not more than $3000. Heard about the Brother NV1250D, which is great...
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11-18-2014, 03:46 AM
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Posted By vivientan

Craft shops/markets in Perth

I'm heading to Perth, Australia for a vacation in early December and would like to know if there are any craft/quilting shops or craft markets that are worth a visit?
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11-11-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,218
Posted By vivientan

Machine appliqué using straight stitches

I've been doing hand appliqué for a while now and hope to switch to machine appliqué. As I'm not comfortable doing satin or zig zag stitches which require more practice, can I sew straight stitches...
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10-09-2014, 03:00 AM
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Posted By vivientan

My budget is probably not more than $3000

My budget is probably not more than $3000
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10-08-2014, 11:50 PM
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Posted By vivientan

Need advice for quilting & embroidery machine

I'm thinking of upgrading my existing Janome machine. Need recommendations on a good mid-range quilting and embroidery machine. I need one that is good for FMQ and basic embroidery like...
06-13-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By vivientan

I'll be flying over only on 26 June but will...

I'll be flying over only on 26 June but will check out other Sunday craft markets.
06-13-2014, 08:07 PM
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Views: 929
Posted By vivientan

Thanks, I'm looking forward to my trip! The last...

Thanks, I'm looking forward to my trip! The last time I visited was 10 years ago and I believe much would have changed since then. Hoping to visit some quilt shops in the city too. Are there any...
06-13-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By vivientan

Thanks, this is great news! The Melbourne...

Thanks, this is great news! The Melbourne Exhibition Centre is just a short walk away from where I'm staying. Will visit the fair for sure! :)
06-11-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By vivientan

Craft markets in Melbourne city

Hi all

Would like to find out from quilters based in Melbourne, Australia if there are good craft markets to visit in City? I'll be travelling there in two weeks time. I'm aware of the ones in...
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05-30-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,909
Posted By vivientan

When we said to wash the flannel in hot water, is...

When we said to wash the flannel in hot water, is anything between 60 & 95 degrees on my machine fine?

The other question I have is, should I use a fabric softener when washing flannels? I was...
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05-30-2014, 06:55 AM
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Posted By vivientan

Is there a need to pre wash minky and does it...

Is there a need to pre wash minky and does it bleed & shrink as badly as flannels? For flannels, is it advisable to hand or machine wash? What's the desired temperature? I don't have a dryer at home....
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05-30-2014, 05:30 AM
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Posted By vivientan

Pre washing flannel & minky

I just bought some flannel & minky fabrics to make baby blankets. As I've never worked with these fabrics before, is there a need to pre wash & how?

Any special instructions on washing these...
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05-26-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By vivientan

Fusible Fleece

I would like to buy fusible fleece from Joann for making of tote bags. Can anyone recommend a good brand? I've seen Pellon 987F and Heat and Bond there but have not used any of them. Besides...
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05-13-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,872
Posted By vivientan

Your quilt is beautiful! It's unbelievable that...

Your quilt is beautiful! It's unbelievable that it's appliqued while travelling on planes. Our customs are pretty strict about carrying scissors or any other sharp objects, but I may get around it...
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05-13-2014, 06:32 AM
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Views: 1,872
Posted By vivientan

Wow...seems like hexies are the way to go! I've...

Wow...seems like hexies are the way to go! I've never attempted hexies, maybe now's the time to do so. Are there any free tutorials for beginners like me?
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05-13-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,872
Posted By vivientan

Quilting projects to bring for travelling

I'll be travelling in June and intend to bring along some small sewing/quilting projects to do while on the go, to help spend idle time during the plane trip and cold winter nights. Any suggestions...
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04-26-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By vivientan

Tips for making a wedding guest book quilt

My sister is getting married in October and I'm thinking of making a wedding guest book quilt for her as a keepsake. I will be getting precut charm squares and have guests sign on them, before...
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04-05-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,316
Posted By vivientan

I'm looking for the popular Jap fabrics made by...

I'm looking for the popular Jap fabrics made by Kokka, Cosmo etc, which are so cute & pretty! Also very interested in Jap linen fabrics in checks, dots & stripes. More interested in the modern Jap...
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04-05-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,316
Posted By vivientan

I'm looking for the popular Jap fabrics made by...

I'm looking for the popular Jap fabrics made by Kokka, Cosmo etc, which are so cute & pretty! Also very interested in Jap linen fabrics in checks, dots & stripes.
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04-05-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,316
Posted By vivientan

Japanese goods are always known to be...

Japanese goods are always known to be expensive....regardless what. I believe it's because the country places high export taxes, which are then passed on to consumers.
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04-05-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,316
Posted By vivientan

Thanks. There are stores selling Jap fabrics in...

Thanks. There are stores selling Jap fabrics in Singapore but they are just too expensive. That's why I'm trying to see if I could ship directly from Japanese sellers at a lower price. I hardly...
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04-05-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,316
Posted By vivientan

Japanese fabrics

Does anybody have a list of online fabrics websites in Japan which ship international? I've recently fell in love with Japanese fabrics but they are very expensive. Almost $20/yard from most Etsy...
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03-18-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,399
Posted By vivientan

Needle punched batting

What is needle punched batting? Is the Warm & Natural batting considered a needle punched batting? I've heard of people quilting directly on fabrics placed on top of needle punched batting, without...
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