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Forum: Main
02-06-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,572
Posted By maminstl

Not sure I have a style exactly, but have strong...

Not sure I have a style exactly, but have strong feelings about color. I don't have a traditional bone in my body - so although I may use a traditional pattern, it will be contemporary when I'm...
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02-04-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,719
Posted By maminstl

I have one and like it a lot, although it only...

I have one and like it a lot, although it only gets used when I am doing small things - not good for yardage as it cools down. When it's hot, though, it's hot. Also it's lighter than my regular...
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02-04-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,143
Posted By maminstl

I have used a lot of it and like it. The collage...

I have used a lot of it and like it. The collage collection is really beautiful.
Forum: Main
01-19-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,449
Posted By maminstl

When I first started, I would put together a...

When I first started, I would put together a group of fabrics, first choosing my focus (usually a print of some kind) and then build around that for a cohesive palette. I was not shopping for a...
Forum: Main
01-11-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
Posted By maminstl

I suggest the Babylock Zest, used to be the BL 9....

I suggest the Babylock Zest, used to be the BL 9. A lot of machine for $99,
Forum: Main
01-03-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,720
Posted By maminstl

I have a very soft aqua color, all white...

I have a very soft aqua color, all white furniture. If it wasn't such a mess most of the time, would be a very calm and soothing color scheme
Forum: Main
11-28-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,033
Posted By maminstl

It works great for machine embroidery - I would...

It works great for machine embroidery - I would not waste it on regular sewing projects due to cost alone. If you need a really heavy starch for a project, it is easy to make with cornstarch and...
Forum: Main
11-28-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,418
Posted By maminstl

I also have a strip stick that I never use. It...

I also have a strip stick that I never use. It is just inefficient. I don't buy specialty rulers - like cooking tools - not interested in a "single tasker". I do love my Deb Tucker square ups and...
Forum: Main
11-28-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,826
Posted By maminstl

Anything I can piece, I will happily do - paper...

Anything I can piece, I will happily do - paper piecing and applique are not my thing.
Forum: Main
11-16-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,372
Posted By maminstl

I have gotten away from checking sites daily for...

I have gotten away from checking sites daily for two reasons. I rarely like any of the "daily deals" out there, and have seen very limited sale fabrics, which is about all I buy anyway. Lucky for...
Forum: Main
11-16-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,341
Posted By maminstl

I must have a color scheme of some type, but will...

I must have a color scheme of some type, but will range far and wide into that scheme. I tried a random scrap project once, and abandoned the idea pretty quickly - just not my thing.
Forum: Main
11-12-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,744
Posted By maminstl

I have a Babylock and a Juki, both will sew any...

I have a Babylock and a Juki, both will sew any brand without problems....except, I did have a problem with Connecting Threads cotton breaking on FMQ on the Babylock, so I don't use it for that. ...
Forum: Main
11-12-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,472
Posted By maminstl

Playing with color is how I got into quilting in...

Playing with color is how I got into quilting in the first place, so choosing fabric is one of my favorite parts of quilting, so not a kit person. I have helped sew them for a friend, but don't...
Forum: Main
11-05-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,804
Posted By maminstl

I never thought I would do a mystery quilt, but...

I never thought I would do a mystery quilt, but gave it a try and did a few of Bonnie Hunter's. I do kind of like the small pieces, and thought they were fun, although the last one I completed I put...
Forum: Main
11-04-2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,759
Posted By maminstl

I only prewash if I feel a reason to. If I am...

I only prewash if I feel a reason to. If I am making clothing, always, but for a quilt I only wash it if it comes from a thrift shop (only sheets, as in my area nothing else is out there) Once in a...
Forum: Main
11-01-2020, 04:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,893
Posted By maminstl

I used to knit, before I took up sewing, and...

I used to knit, before I took up sewing, and would buy interesting pincushions for my stepmother at fiber fairs. I brought those home with me after she died. I think of her often with those sitting...
Forum: Main
09-19-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By maminstl

Partial seams are really quite simple. Just give...

Partial seams are really quite simple. Just give it a try and decide for yourself. Y seams now ... that's a little tricky.
Forum: Main
09-12-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,806
Posted By maminstl

Depends on the project - but if it's not just...

Depends on the project - but if it's not just dead simple, I will cut and sew a block to make sure it goes together well - then if all is good will cut everything, but then like to sew my blocks in...
Forum: Main
09-01-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,430
Posted By maminstl

not a saddle, just a stool with a gently curved...

not a saddle, just a stool with a gently curved base. I've had it a long time, so can't find an exact replacement on amazon
Forum: Main
08-31-2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,430
Posted By maminstl

I use a stool with a curved bottom, creating some...

I use a stool with a curved bottom, creating some wobble. I love it - it's easy to turn and bend, easy to move from one machine to another and takes up very little space in my sewing room.
Forum: Main
08-31-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By maminstl

I like cotton because of the crinkle factor. ...

I like cotton because of the crinkle factor. Once that happens, any imperfections just disappear to my eye.
Forum: Main
08-25-2020, 03:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,332
Posted By maminstl

All of the fabric manufacturers have lots of free...

All of the fabric manufacturers have lots of free patterns on their websites. My favorite is Art Gallery. They put out a "lookbook" for each new fabric line. My brain is not quite in gear yet this...
Forum: Main
07-30-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,585
Posted By maminstl

I love my serger and use it all of the time - if...

I love my serger and use it all of the time - if I did nothing but quilt, would not need it at all. I have used it to construct simple charity quilt tops from time to time - fast and easy. I have a...
Forum: Main
07-18-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,517
Posted By maminstl

I use cotton and sometimes linen fabric almost...

I use cotton and sometimes linen fabric almost exclusively, but use various threads, whatever is the right color or weight for the project. I do not life puffy quilts, so no high loft anything for...
Forum: Main
06-27-2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,843
Posted By maminstl

Through an estate, I just acquired an accuquilt...

Through an estate, I just acquired an accuquilt go, and a Pfaff sewing/embroidery machine - so I will be learning and playing with my new toys.
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