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Forum: Main
02-06-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,562
Posted By ktbb

I agree with several others - I don't see...

I agree with several others - I don't see anything that needs to be fixed - even with your circles showing where something "wrong" should be.
Forum: Main
12-26-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By ktbb

they may work for most machines but not...

they may work for most machines but not necessarily on vintage machines - Old singers take a special size.
Forum: Main
12-26-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By ktbb

my tip is to slow down - literally. Good quilting...

my tip is to slow down - literally. Good quilting is a result of coordinating the speed of the machine with the speed you move the quilt. Slow machine speed with fast quilt movement leads to large...
Forum: Main
12-23-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,335
Posted By ktbb

several ideas and you'll need to figure out what...

several ideas and you'll need to figure out what works for you. My experience is that different sizes of quilts may require different sizes of bindings. I wouldn't want to put a quarter inch binding...
Forum: Main
12-23-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,016
Posted By ktbb

for a truly non-traditional foundation that will...

for a truly non-traditional foundation that will Not add a layer of warmth try tulle/netting/etc. it's washable, lightweight and cheap. Since it will end up on the inside of the quilt it won't be...
Forum: Main
12-12-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,473
Posted By ktbb

I also had a Gem for many years - only gave it up...

I also had a Gem for many years - only gave it up because my son wanted a small machine and I gave it to him rather than carry it home from my last trip. Got a new Janome light-weight and love it as...
Forum: Main
12-05-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,125
Posted By ktbb

most fusibles can lose their effectiveness if...

most fusibles can lose their effectiveness if ironed too many time by being absorbed into the fabric....so make that work for you. Using parchment paper - heat and reheat till it is absorbed into...
Forum: Main
12-05-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,990
Posted By ktbb

This company will accept your used blades and...

This company will accept your used blades and give you a discount on your purchase of new ones. check their website under the "exchange" tab to get more info. Even if they don't give a discount I'm...
Forum: Main
12-05-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,448
Posted By ktbb

different colors would not look strange - it...

different colors would not look strange - it would just add to the scrappy look. As some else has said, using similar patterns/colors would provide less contrast but would add to the scrappiness of...
Forum: Main
12-05-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,220
Posted By ktbb

After finishing a quilt I keep all my scraps...

After finishing a quilt I keep all my scraps together and use those as leaders/enders and make a random-pieced slab of fabric that can be used as a doll quilt, or as an art quilt, or as a...
Forum: Pictures
11-28-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,508
Posted By ktbb

and you could make them the center/goose if you...

and you could make them the center/goose if you cut each flying goose block in half (cut the solid in half) then turn the halves to make the Kaffe as the center and re-sew into a unit. the result...
Forum: Main
11-18-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By ktbb

I have several spools of Gutermann's that I use -...

I have several spools of Gutermann's that I use - while i prefer other threads, Gutermann's works. I find it a little morel linty than other threads
Forum: Main
11-18-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,920
Posted By ktbb

I agree with always pre-wash flannel (I don't...

I agree with always pre-wash flannel (I don't prewash anything else but let's not get started on that conversation here). I also don't use starch - dry the flannel and pull it out of the dryer as...
Forum: Pictures
11-18-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,856
Posted By ktbb

rubbing alcohol will dilute the ink - just drop...

rubbing alcohol will dilute the ink - just drop it on and either let it dry on it's own or blot it up - keep dripping alcohol till it's diluted enough that it doesn't show.
Forum: Main
11-16-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,229
Posted By ktbb

based on the picture it may be beneficial for you...

based on the picture it may be beneficial for you to unpin the areas around the tucks, flatten as much as possible and re-pin. You may be able to work a lot of the extra fabric in that way.
Forum: Main
11-16-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,692
Posted By ktbb

try using slivers of bar soap for marking -...

try using slivers of bar soap for marking - always comes out in the wash.
Forum: Main
10-24-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,967
Posted By ktbb

I haven't read all the comments so forgive me if...

I haven't read all the comments so forgive me if this is redundant - this is simply one quarter of a log cabin pattern - do it twice, turn one 180 degrees and stitch them together. you could even do...
Forum: Main
10-14-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,510
Posted By ktbb

using 1.414 is correct - it's a quilter's magic...

using 1.414 is correct - it's a quilter's magic number:

...if you know the side measurement of a square (or know the short side of a right triangle) and want to know the diagonal (long side of a...
Forum: Main
10-10-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,470
Posted By ktbb

you might try using a needle or pin to run the...

you might try using a needle or pin to run the point between the fabric and paper to split the bond - doesn't work all the time but worth the try.
Forum: Main
10-10-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,178
Posted By ktbb

for something cheaper and less stressful -...

for something cheaper and less stressful - sharpen a bar of soap to a point (good use of used bars) and use the soap to mark - comes out of all fabrics when washed.
Forum: Main
10-03-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,428
Posted By ktbb

Our guild has a Teddy Bear program - we take in...

Our guild has a Teddy Bear program - we take in used (or new) stuffed animals (Teddy bears and wanna-be's) and make a quilt appropriate to the size of the animal then give the sets to local...
Forum: Main
09-30-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,328
Posted By ktbb

I think it looks great as-is. If you want to try...

I think it looks great as-is. If you want to try another way, do your "spiral" with spacing wide enough to stitch back between the lines - work in to the center then pivot/change direction and come...
Forum: Main
09-26-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,262
Posted By ktbb

The important thing is that you like the quilt....

The important thing is that you like the quilt. Regarding value and the opinion of others, another perspective is how you place the blocks - are you consistent throughout = even with scrappy quilts...
Forum: Main
09-12-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,487
Posted By ktbb

agree that you need a water-resistant layer. I...

agree that you need a water-resistant layer. I cover mine base thoroughly with aluminum foil - inexpensive and works fine.
Forum: Pictures
09-02-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,203
Posted By ktbb

nobody is "just a quilter"...it all takes...

nobody is "just a quilter"...it all takes artistic ability - from selecting fabric (understanding color and texture) to selecting stitches (stitching dinosaurs to satisfy a small boy's interest),...
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