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05-15-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,480
Posted By MacThayer

Elmer’s glue, usually. Have also used a...

Elmer’s glue, usually. Have also used a see-through tape that will come off after I’ve sewn it. I used to use straight pins, but Elmer’s glue is easier.
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05-15-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,553
Posted By MacThayer

Google “find my fabric “

Google “find my fabric “
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05-13-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,136
Posted By MacThayer

I would try getting ahold of Janome in America to...

I would try getting ahold of Janome in America to see if they have a manual you can get. Another idea is to go online to Janome because they sell all of the feet there, have good pictures, and you...
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05-13-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,463
Posted By MacThayer

If itís going to a Nursing Home, just make sure...

If itís going to a Nursing Home, just make sure itís as sturdy as you can make it. They wash quilts with their own stuff, and that means hot water and sanitizer (usually bleach). Too often,...
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03-17-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,867
Posted By MacThayer

I prewash everything. I do this to check for...

I prewash everything. I do this to check for bleeding colors and shrinkage. I didnít used to wash precuts until I finished one quilt top that was quite complicated. Of course all of the fabrics had...
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01-24-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,041
Posted By MacThayer

I thought the green arrow was the oops! Lol! ...

I thought the green arrow was the oops! Lol! It's not worth fixing. I might fix a bigger one if I wanted to practice fixing oopsies, but not one this small. Unless my obsessive compulsive self...
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01-24-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,910
Posted By MacThayer

I live in Nevada and have used a lot of muslim...

I live in Nevada and have used a lot of muslim because it's so airy. Mainly I use it to make shirts and pants, and because I always pre-wash, there is shrinkage, some more than others. I don't...
Forum: Main
02-11-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,226
Posted By MacThayer

Thank you so much! I found it!!

Thank you so much! I found it!!
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02-11-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,226
Posted By MacThayer

509757 Oh, I got the photo to work! Here's...

509757

Oh, I got the photo to work! Here's what the quilt looks like!
Forum: Main
02-11-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,226
Posted By MacThayer

Does anyone know where I can find this pattern?

I'm looking for this pattern. It's a variation of "Storm at Sea", and the name of it is "Stormy Hearts". I can't get anything on Google, and I don't know who designed it. Anyone? Thanks in...
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01-04-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,084
Posted By MacThayer

I am just finishing up about half of the blocks...

I am just finishing up about half of the blocks needed for a quilt for my nephew. Yes, a MAN quilt. I was very careful to pick out masculine colors and prints. I did the harder blocks first;...
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10-16-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,196
Posted By MacThayer

Dear Madamekelly, Thank you for recognizing...

Dear Madamekelly,
Thank you for recognizing that the LA Quilter and I were good friends. We'd met 15 years ago at a quilting class, and have been "best buddies" ever since. Which is why it was so...
Forum: Main
10-14-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,196
Posted By MacThayer

Thank you all for so many beautiful design ideas!...

Thank you all for so many beautiful design ideas! Decisions, decisions! But now I have something to decide from, and that's a big help, so thank you. I'm sure you can imagine that "shocked"...
Forum: Main
10-12-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,196
Posted By MacThayer

Boy, am I in a pickle! Need help!

I got a call from the long-armer today, and an accident has happened. She had my quilt top in her laundry room on the floor, and somehow her cats where chasing each other and managed to knock over a...
Forum: Main
06-27-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,131
Posted By MacThayer

If you just hate it, but it's still technically a...

If you just hate it, but it's still technically a good quilt, then give it to charity and be done with it. However, if you hate it because you just can't stand the bad work on the quilt (and I've...
Forum: Main
05-22-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,882
Posted By MacThayer

I have made quilts labelled "intermediate" that I...

I have made quilts labelled "intermediate" that I thought were easier than some quilts that were marked "easy". The intermediate ones were just a bit fussier and time consuming, not more difficult. ...
Forum: Main
05-22-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,609
Posted By MacThayer

Shop around as someone suggested and find out...

Shop around as someone suggested and find out what range of price the machine is going for. The best negotiating advice is: if you're not prepared to walk away from the negotiations, you're not...
Forum: Main
05-22-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,229
Posted By MacThayer

I made a design wall out of some flannel, a thin...

I made a design wall out of some flannel, a thin curtain rod, and a row of grommets across one end. I put that up in my sewing room and it has literally gotten me up off the floor. I made it 60"...
Forum: Main
05-22-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,030
Posted By MacThayer

I would go for the yardage. It seems as if I am...

I would go for the yardage. It seems as if I am always running out of a fabric, and that would be less of a problem with yardage. Plus I'd have SCRAPS for leftovers, and I love scraps!
Forum: Main
04-25-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,787
Posted By MacThayer

I vote for down stairs. We just moved to a one...

I vote for down stairs. We just moved to a one level home, even though I am only 60 and quite energetic, and it has nothing to do with my knees. I've developed a central balance disorder that makes...
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02-17-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,014
Posted By MacThayer

I love the borders, and I'd leave the blue one at...

I love the borders, and I'd leave the blue one at 6 inches. If you're looking for a quilting plan, I did a log cabin and then did a SITD on every seam. It took me quite a bit of time, but the quilt...
Forum: Main
02-17-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,621
Posted By MacThayer

I leave my selvedges on until the very last...

I leave my selvedges on until the very last moment (mainly so I can square up the fabric). Then when I'm cutting my piecing pieces. I trim off the bits of selvedge off. That way I can continue...
Forum: Main
02-17-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,851
Posted By MacThayer

My sewing machine died and I was without one for...

My sewing machine died and I was without one for almost 5 months. It nearly killed me! But you should see the embroidery I finished . . .

I feel your withdrawal pain.
Forum: Main
02-17-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,573
Posted By MacThayer

Thanks for the great idea! I hadn't thought of...

Thanks for the great idea! I hadn't thought of using a roller shade!
Forum: Main
02-08-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,590
Posted By MacThayer

Don't give up on looking just because you seem to...

Don't give up on looking just because you seem to want something now. Be careful of the low cost Brother's at Walmart. I too bought a cheap machine there, thought I had a great deal, but it ended...
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