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Forum: Pictures
02-02-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,309
Posted By happyquiltmom

What a great opportunity for you! ...

What a great opportunity for you! Congratulations, and have fun with it!
Forum: Main
01-26-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,858
Posted By happyquiltmom

Osnaburg is much heavier than muslin and very...

Osnaburg is much heavier than muslin and very loosely woven, almost like burlap, but not as coarse. It's great for primitive stitching.
Forum: Main
01-26-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,585
Posted By happyquiltmom

Magnetic pin cushion for pins, scissors, cloth...

Magnetic pin cushion for pins, scissors, cloth pincushion for needles, box of attachments for my sewing machine, small scrap bag for threads/snippets. I have a small drawer in my cabinet for...
Forum: Main
01-25-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,568
Posted By happyquiltmom

Several years ago, I bought a vintage Bernina 830...

Several years ago, I bought a vintage Bernina 830 Record on eBay for the specific purpose of free-motion quilting (one of my quilting friends suggested it). I LOVE it! It doesn't have a long arm,...
Forum: Main
01-17-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,467
Posted By happyquiltmom

Good for you! You're gonna love it! I use mine...

Good for you! You're gonna love it! I use mine all the time.
Forum: Main
01-17-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,729
Posted By happyquiltmom

I bought mine on eBay quite a few years ago and...

I bought mine on eBay quite a few years ago and haven't had any trouble with it...generic slant shank for my old Singer. We have an original Singer one at the shop that keeps falling apart, but it's...
Forum: Main
01-17-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,767
Posted By happyquiltmom

Hobbs 80/20 is the only batting we sell at the...

Hobbs 80/20 is the only batting we sell at the shop where I work. I buy it because it's convenient (only 3 miles...I'm an hour away from a large city), and I really like how quilts drape when I use...
Forum: Main
01-13-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,600
Posted By happyquiltmom

Can't go wrong with a vintage Singer...

Can't go wrong with a vintage Singer Featherweight. I love mine!
Forum: Main
12-20-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 18,343
Posted By happyquiltmom

"My Studio" used to be the homeschool room until...

"My Studio" used to be the homeschool room until the kids grew up. Now it's mine...ALL MINE! Bwahaha!
Forum: Main
12-18-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,463
Posted By happyquiltmom

I work at an LQS and get the employee...

I work at an LQS and get the employee discount...so I buy what I want, when I want. However, I don't really buy that much because I don't have much time to sew at home. I buy only what I really...
12-18-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,018
Posted By happyquiltmom

I have the June Tailor wall rack with pegs, and...

I have the June Tailor wall rack with pegs, and an old printer's drawer hanging on the wall. I don't have as much thread as I used to when I was making garments. I mostly use white, ecru, grey and...
12-13-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,469
Posted By happyquiltmom

I somehow have amassed a large supply of tote...

I somehow have amassed a large supply of tote bags. I keep UFOs in these and stack them in my sewing room. Each January, I make a new list of all unfinished projects and assembled kits and mark off...
Forum: Main
12-08-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,511
Posted By happyquiltmom

I don't like precuts because of the pinked...

I don't like precuts because of the pinked edges...too hard to get an accurate seam allowance. Besides, I like choosing my own coordinating fabrics for a particular project.
Forum: Main
12-03-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,487
Posted By happyquiltmom

The wide backs are intentionally more coarsely...

The wide backs are intentionally more coarsely woven to enhance the quilting process. They are not intended for piecing purposes. I've used them only a couple of times. I will often piece my...
Forum: Main
12-03-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,866
Posted By happyquiltmom

I would have no problem using the batiks. I...

I would have no problem using the batiks. I would, however, absolutely avoid the poor quality stuff. If you don't, a couple of years down the road, you will end up with holes in your quilt where...
Forum: Main
12-03-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,345
Posted By happyquiltmom

Here's a simple thought: what are you looking at...

Here's a simple thought: what are you looking at while you sew a seam? Don't look at the needle, or even the side of the foot near the needle. Look at the point just in front of the foot on its...
Forum: Main
11-13-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,718
Posted By happyquiltmom

Fat quarters are quilters' candy. Irresistible,...

Fat quarters are quilters' candy. Irresistible, pre-cut, very usable tidbits of fabric, often purchased on impulse. Not unlike the candy bar display at grocery checkouts. They are basically a half...
Forum: Main
11-13-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,896
Posted By happyquiltmom

I had trouble with thread breakage when FMQing on...

I had trouble with thread breakage when FMQing on my Singer 401A, but only when I moved to the left. I tried everything to no avail. Soooo, I bought a vintage Bernina 830 Record and it FMQs like a...
Forum: Main
11-11-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,047
Posted By happyquiltmom

Hand quilting produces a much softer quilt than...

Hand quilting produces a much softer quilt than machine quilting does. It's because sewing machines use more thread than by hand. The denser the quilting, the stiffer the quilt...because more...
Forum: Main
11-11-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,340
Posted By happyquiltmom

For a 2 1/2" finished block, add 7/8", which...

For a 2 1/2" finished block, add 7/8", which would be 3 3/8" squares. That's a little larger than the 3 1/4" you started out with, so I suspect that you want your FINISHED block to be 2"??? If this...
Forum: Main
11-11-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,023
Posted By happyquiltmom

Beautiful job! I've been wanting one of these...

Beautiful job! I've been wanting one of these boxes to go with my treadle machine for a long time. As a side note, I believe that the 1889 date on the boxes is the patent date...not the actual year...
Forum: Main
11-11-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,415
Posted By happyquiltmom

I bought a vintage Bernina 830 Record...

I bought a vintage Bernina 830 Record specifically for this purpose. Actually, my DH bought it for me for Valentine's Day a few years ago...$400 on eBay. It does a terrific job. I keep it set up...
Forum: Main
11-10-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 15,216
Posted By happyquiltmom

We use them at the shop to tie up sale FQs and...

We use them at the shop to tie up sale FQs and fat eighths. I have also used them to whipstitch the edges of locker hooking projects. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2iQwz-JesM
Forum: Main
11-01-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,780
Posted By happyquiltmom

I don't have much time to sew on the weekends,...

I don't have much time to sew on the weekends, but if I could manage to get the last 2 border strips on my youngest DD's peacock quilt, and the backing pieced, I would be satisfied.
Forum: Main
11-01-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,149
Posted By happyquiltmom

I use Presencia 50 wt. thread, usually in a grey...

I use Presencia 50 wt. thread, usually in a grey or taupe for piecing. Sometimes black or white, depending on the fabric color. It doesn't have to match perfectly, only blend. Presencia is a long...
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