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10-20-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,504
Posted By linda8450

Alabama is a no raffle state as well. Our guild...

Alabama is a no raffle state as well. Our guild has used "Opportunity Quilt" for many years with no issues. We sell tickets (individual members sell as well as the quilt is displayed at several quilt...
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10-07-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,185
Posted By linda8450

I do a lot of alterations, crafts and embroidery...

I do a lot of alterations, crafts and embroidery as well as quilting. I have had several sergers through the years, and my Babylock is irreplaceable! Not the air-threading, but it doesn't care...
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08-15-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,309
Posted By linda8450

I have done labels and other quilt items on my...

I have done labels and other quilt items on my embroidery machine. The software allows me to copy and paste and then just pick a font and stitch it out. Someone in your area has a machine and...
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07-28-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,687
Posted By linda8450

Personally, I think we are are own worst enemies...

Personally, I think we are are own worst enemies when it comes to judging our own work! Most people (non-quilters) wouldn't know HOW you did what you did, and would most likely think it was lovely. ...
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07-24-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,249
Posted By linda8450

I delivered a t-shirt quilt to the long armer for...

I delivered a t-shirt quilt to the long armer for my friend. No stabilizer and minky back. Long armer just smiled and handed it back to me! Said stabilize it and I will attempt it (she does all our...
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06-30-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,896
Posted By linda8450

I recently made this BQ4 pattern and was thrilled...

I recently made this BQ4 pattern and was thrilled with it! (not so thrilled with the instructions, very confusing, but I was at a retreat and had lots of help). I am going to make it again with a...
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05-30-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,883
Posted By linda8450

I use them for sewing all the time. Love the...

I use them for sewing all the time. Love the effect (can mimic a coverstitch hem quite well) and the little "bump" in the center is usually on knits or single layers of fabric. I don't have any...
Forum: Main
05-21-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,331
Posted By linda8450

I have been quilting for about 10 years (sewing...

I have been quilting for about 10 years (sewing for 70 years) and recently had the opportunity to do a repair on my first quilt for my granddaughter. One seam had come undone (not sure I knew what a...
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04-27-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,158
Posted By linda8450

Sounds right! I love mitered corners!

Sounds right! I love mitered corners!
Forum: Main
03-10-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By linda8450

I always cut the same size as the form. Make...

I always cut the same size as the form. Make small seams or even 1/2" and it fits snug with no bagginess. I also take a small amount (maybe 1") graded off each corner to keep the pokiness from...
03-09-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,987
Posted By linda8450

Many years ago I bought a Juki serger. I used it...

Many years ago I bought a Juki serger. I used it (I have been sewing since 4yrs old, now 75, so not a newbie) and struggled with it. About 20 years ago I bought a VIking 936 (I have Viking...
Forum: Main
02-16-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,148
Posted By linda8450

I do a lot of alterations for people, and found...

I do a lot of alterations for people, and found slits or tears are easier to patch with Steam a Seam II if I iron it on to the patch and then cut the edges with the wavy rotary blade. It irons down...
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02-16-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By linda8450

Make sure the plug for the foot pedal is full...

Make sure the plug for the foot pedal is full engaged, otherwise I am out of ideas!
Forum: Main
02-16-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By linda8450

If you are lucky enough to have a helper, I found...

If you are lucky enough to have a helper, I found this method worth a look. I also was impressed that they didn't spray the back first and then the top. I like how the back is handled by flipping...
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02-10-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,065
Posted By linda8450

Just a funny piece of trivia...I was a sales rep...

Just a funny piece of trivia...I was a sales rep for Verizon and then AT&T, selling yellow page advertising(since retired). I was there about the time that folks were getting rid of their...
Forum: Main
11-26-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,936
Posted By linda8450

Could you add another triangle, spacing it so...

Could you add another triangle, spacing it so that they were at the quarter-marks on the quilt? Then th thickness would not be at the center. Just a thought.
Forum: Main
11-23-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,235
Posted By linda8450

You absolutely can do that! Be very careful when...

You absolutely can do that! Be very careful when you square up the quilt and trim the batting, then trim down the backing to be double the width of your finished binding. Fold the cut edge to meet...
Forum: Main
10-20-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,621
Posted By linda8450

Probably 95% of my quilts are panels! I was...

Probably 95% of my quilts are panels! I was sharing with an out of town friend, and didn't realize I just don't piece quilts! I love the challenge of finding just the right colors for borders,...
Forum: Main
10-01-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,506
Posted By linda8450

Please thank your Dad for his service to keep us...

Please thank your Dad for his service to keep us all free! I am active in a local guild in Alabama, and we make 15-30 quilts every year to be presented locally at Fort Rucker. We also do individual...
Forum: Main
09-20-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,691
Posted By linda8450

I have a couple, but by far my favorite (in all...

I have a couple, but by far my favorite (in all sizes) are the Martelli Rotary cutters. I use the large one when cutting several layers (more than 4 or 6) because it will go faster. Also when...
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08-29-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By linda8450

I recently saw a technique that was used for...

I recently saw a technique that was used for sewing different sized blocks from a panel into a quilt top. It used a common sized block (I would use a regular quilting cotton) that was a good bit...
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08-27-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,374
Posted By linda8450

What a great idea! I might make that tuck and...

What a great idea! I might make that tuck and seam closer to one end however, so I didn't aggravate my hips. Closer to the head, under pillows, or closer to the foot, either one would keep that seam...
Forum: Main
08-25-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,635
Posted By linda8450

I purchased some trim at a store in Oregon,...

I purchased some trim at a store in Oregon, black, gold, silver, colored metallics and it seemed as if they had regular colors as well. It was fusible and very "bendy"! I used it for trim on a hot...
Forum: Main
08-16-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,595
Posted By linda8450

I made a composition cover for granddaughter, and...

I made a composition cover for granddaughter, and embroidered a giraffe (she loves all things giraffe) on the front. It was easy to stitch, and looked great! I found trimming with a rotary cutter...
Forum: Main
08-13-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,643
Posted By linda8450

That sounds like fun! Our guild has free access...

That sounds like fun! Our guild has free access to our county extension office meeting room. We use it for our monthly meetings at 6:30 (with a sit and sew available from 1 to 6) then one Saturday a...
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