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07-17-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By Carol J.

Don't be afraid to learn something new every day....

Don't be afraid to learn something new every day. No matter how old you get or how much experience you have, there are always newer and better ways to do anything. Keeping an open mind and sharing...
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02-13-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,618
Posted By Carol J.

If someone would invent a machine with a spool of...

If someone would invent a machine with a spool of thread for the bobbin, they would be instant millionaires. So far no one has figured that one out.

Carol J.
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01-05-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,954
Posted By Carol J.

Take an old clean handkerchief with no lint on...

Take an old clean handkerchief with no lint on it, fold it and run the fold through the tension disks like you floss your teeth, there may be a residue from the last thread you used or lint. Check...
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12-16-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,659
Posted By Carol J.

The type of Heat n Bond you use depends on what...

The type of Heat n Bond you use depends on what you are using it on, for normal fabrics like you would use for quilting, probably the light or medium weight. The thinner the fabric the lighter the...
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12-08-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By Carol J.

Try a Christmas coloring book from the Dollar...

Try a Christmas coloring book from the Dollar Store for appliques.
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12-08-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,467
Posted By Carol J.

That works with the soap exposed in your hand but...

That works with the soap exposed in your hand but would move out of the way inside of cloth I would think. My daughter showed me how she pulled the safety pin through her hair and it would slip...
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12-05-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,858
Posted By Carol J.

A thin piece of soap works well to mark black...

A thin piece of soap works well to mark black fabric. You could mark the applique on freezer paper, cut it out, press it to the black wool, draw a line around it with a white marker, soap or stitch...
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12-05-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,901
Posted By Carol J.

The shop may be in a town without their own post...

The shop may be in a town without their own post office and the extra time and cost to them to drive miles to a post office would take from any profit they might make. A shop don't make any money...
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12-03-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By Carol J.

A pinwheel lap robe or table runner. Carol J.

A pinwheel lap robe or table runner.

Carol J.
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12-03-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,928
Posted By Carol J.

I had broken wires where the plug went into the...

I had broken wires where the plug went into the sewing machine. I wanted my DH to permanently attach the plug to the wires of the machine but that didn't work so we have it taped tight and I can't...
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11-27-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,721
Posted By Carol J.

I believe in layering, I use a quilt with wool in...

I believe in layering, I use a quilt with wool in it on my bed plus a fleece blanket the same size in our cold Wisconsin winters. Flannel bed sheets help too.
If you get a quilt that is very heavy,...
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11-27-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,373
Posted By Carol J.

I draw a rectangle the size of the quilt top and...

I draw a rectangle the size of the quilt top and write the measurements on the end and sides. It is best to have a seam going horizontally across the back of the quilt. If your quilt is 59 x 72 and...
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11-25-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By Carol J.

Still have your receipt from when and from whom...

Still have your receipt from when and from whom you bought it? Look for the phone number and give them a call or go back to the store and ask. I am sure they want a satisfied customer. They owe you...
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11-23-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By Carol J.

Use them with a complimentary solid and make...

Use them with a complimentary solid and make another log cabin quilt. Or find another pattern that uses that size strip and make another quilt.

Carol J.
Forum: Main
11-18-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By Carol J.

The piece that is the farthest back is the first...

The piece that is the farthest back is the first to be appliqued, then the rest of the pieces laid on and stitched as needed. Where they overlap you don't fold under the edge, most patterns will...
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11-18-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,266
Posted By Carol J.

I found a Brother ES400 at Walmart, identical to...

I found a Brother ES400 at Walmart, identical to a Janome that cost $229 more, the Brother came with an embroidery attachment. I haven't use that yet but will. I really like it and hope we have a...
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11-17-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By Carol J.

Try it, use it and if you like it you will be so...

Try it, use it and if you like it you will be so pleased with yourself that you used what was on hand. I don't know about snap bags but it prefer a sturdier bag for any project or to use as a purse...
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11-09-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By Carol J.

Type Appliqued Rose into Google and you might...

Type Appliqued Rose into Google and you might find an answer. What do you want to know? For starters, find some cotton fabric with roses, cut one out leaving 1/4 inch extra around it, decide where...
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11-05-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,386
Posted By Carol J.

I use folding sewing boards on our twin beds...

I use folding sewing boards on our twin beds which are pushed together. Each board fits the top of a twin bed. I put the three layers on the boards, making sure they are smooth and no wrinkles, pull...
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11-05-2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,603
Posted By Carol J.

My first thought would be to use a contrasting...

My first thought would be to use a contrasting solid fabric for a backing and applique the hexagon edge onto it. To get the full benefit of the right side of the fabric, one would have to make the...
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11-02-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By Carol J.

If that is the cost per yard, the preprinted...

If that is the cost per yard, the preprinted backing will surely be very expensive. I don't think either fabric will shrink so much that it will become a problem. If you have a little to spare, wash...
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10-30-2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Carol J.

They do this before Easter and Christmas every...

They do this before Easter and Christmas every year so you can get your craft materials for the holidays
Last week I used mine earlier in the week, then went back on Saturday without a coupon. The...
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10-30-2011, 01:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By Carol J.

I don't have an LA and wonder why they use a...

I don't have an LA and wonder why they use a needle that is not sharp. Rounded needles certainly would not pierce the quilt as easily as a sharp needle. Ball point needles have their duty to perform...
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10-29-2011, 02:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By Carol J.

Yes, Connie, they are called ball point and...

Yes,
Connie, they are called ball point and usually are named that on the package. All needles are not the same. They work great with knit fabric.

Carol J.
Forum: Main
10-28-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,254
Posted By Carol J.

Happy to hear it was such a simple solution. I...

Happy to hear it was such a simple solution. I can see where the plate over the feed dogs, if not properly placed, could put them out of commission. We all learned something from this discussion.
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