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10-04-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,795
Posted By IowaStitcher

I too am a one time user of her ruler/method....

I too am a one time user of her ruler/method. Does anyone have suggestions for other uses for this ruler? I am not a fan of 'one trick pony' rulers so don't usually do projects that require a ruler...
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08-25-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By IowaStitcher

Paint thinner on a cloth might work unless the...

Paint thinner on a cloth might work unless the furniture has a lacquer finish. Test in an inconspicuous spot
Forum: Main
06-27-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,868
Posted By IowaStitcher

If you want to save the paper, what about laying...

If you want to save the paper, what about laying the block on a copier to copy the back of the block where the paper is? That way you can have some of the history that goes with these blocks.
Forum: Main
05-05-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,201
Posted By IowaStitcher

Google is your friend. There are a couple...

Google is your friend. There are a couple websites out there that deal with older machines and people who frequent them are helpful.
Forum: Main
04-26-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,553
Posted By IowaStitcher

I use a small binder clip on the 'lid' of my...

I use a small binder clip on the 'lid' of my Janome.
Forum: Main
04-01-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,489
Posted By IowaStitcher

I had an older Singer with that problem. I got it...

I had an older Singer with that problem. I got it out after many years of storage and cleaned and oiled it. It ran like a top except for the problem you described. I went to the website Vintage...
Forum: Main
03-29-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,216
Posted By IowaStitcher

Kind if a cross between a strip quilt and a crazy...

Kind if a cross between a strip quilt and a crazy quilt? And it is scary that I have many of those scraps in my 'stash'. ;-)
Forum: Main
03-02-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By IowaStitcher

I like 6' long for adults and usually go with...

I like 6' long for adults and usually go with 52-54" wide depending on the width of the fleece I use for backing. I really like fleece on the back of throws - it is snuggly and doesn't slide off when...
01-20-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,835
Posted By IowaStitcher

Also check out a website called Vintage Singers....

Also check out a website called Vintage Singers. they have a forum where you can ask quetions and get great advice from skilled collectors/users.
01-20-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,696
Posted By IowaStitcher

I have had a 403 for years and have done quilting...

I have had a 403 for years and have done quilting with it until I moved up to a machine with a bigger throat/harp. Still have that machine and it will still likely outsew anything out there if you...
Forum: Main
01-17-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,550
Posted By IowaStitcher

I really don'thave a place to stash sheets of...

I really don'thave a place to stash sheets of insulation board or the like. I have a suspended ceiling so I used metal plant hooks that clip to the metal framing structure. Then I took an old flannel...
Forum: Main
01-12-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,698
Posted By IowaStitcher

But don't get rid of the parts you are removing!...

But don't get rid of the parts you are removing! We looked hard for a couple parts for ours years ago-had to finally make them. There will be someone out ther wanting them to restore a desk they have.
Forum: Main
01-12-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 38,348
Posted By IowaStitcher

Oh yes. I bought a lot of fabric, patterns etc...

Oh yes. I bought a lot of fabric, patterns etc from our local JC Penny store. Now we don't even have a Penny's store in our town. :-(
Forum: Main
11-18-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By IowaStitcher

Gutermann thread

I acquired several spools of Gutermann's Tera 420 threads at a garage sale. Beautiful,fine thread. Thought I would look it up online to learn about its fiber content, properties, etc. Can find...
Forum: Main
10-18-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,438
Posted By IowaStitcher

Is anyone else having trouble getting this page...

Is anyone else having trouble getting this page to load is it just my computer?
Forum: Main
03-18-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,020
Posted By IowaStitcher

There is a website where owners of the 8900 talk...

There is a website where owners of the 8900 talk about the issues they have with that machine, including FMQ. You might check it out if it hasn't gotten lost in Yahoo's changing their groups.
Forum: Main
01-11-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,255
Posted By IowaStitcher

I, too, have a collection of these HS triangles...

I, too, have a collection of these HS triangles from an exchange and am looking for a design to put them together without adding a lot of other fabrics. They are assorted fabricns with a light/dark...
Forum: Main
12-25-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 21,331
Posted By IowaStitcher

buying retail, selling wholesale. Kind of reminds...

buying retail, selling wholesale. Kind of reminds me of farming...........
Forum: Main
12-17-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,944
Posted By IowaStitcher

I use these too. I went to my local sign maker...

I use these too. I went to my local sign maker stores and bought scraps that I could cut into the sized that will fit on my shelves.
Forum: Main
12-17-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,198
Posted By IowaStitcher

That is the brand my repairman has recommended...

That is the brand my repairman has recommended when I need to replace my old 20+ yr old Maytag. Home model front loaders would never get DH work clothes clean and take way to long to wash a load. I...
Forum: Main
11-18-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,760
Posted By IowaStitcher

Drunkard's Path Angel ornament

A few years ago, I saw a cute tree ornament made with the Drunkard's Path block(s) to make an angel. Does anyone have a picture/instructions for this?
Forum: Main
10-09-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,729
Posted By IowaStitcher

Become "deaf" - ignore the requests like you...

Become "deaf" - ignore the requests like you can't hear her.
Forum: Main
09-30-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,877
Posted By IowaStitcher

I always heard it called a 'security blanket'. ...

I always heard it called a 'security blanket'. ;-)
07-28-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,104
Posted By IowaStitcher

Any idea how long this series lasts? I downloaded...

Any idea how long this series lasts? I downloaded it to my iPod and played it for my sewing group this week - chapters 1-7. Now we are waiting for "the rest of the story'.
Forum: Main
07-21-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,886
Posted By IowaStitcher

Are you sewing on the line, inside the line,...

Are you sewing on the line, inside the line, outside the line? I heard this discusstion related to woodworking and never thought about the line width in sewing but it could add up.
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