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Forum: Main
12-07-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,015
Posted By smitty

help for Inspira quilting frame

Our charity group has been given an Inspira quilting frame & Pfaff machine. parts are missing to set it up.
Is anyone at all familiar with these machines ? out of business 2009. Can not find place...
08-21-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,200
Posted By smitty

go to Quiltville.com. she has easy patterns with...

go to Quiltville.com. she has easy patterns with good instructions.
08-21-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,405
Posted By smitty

Interesting blog site----but---DO NOT, I repeat,...

Interesting blog site----but---DO NOT, I repeat, do not, use WD40 on your machine inner parts !! you can use
sewing machine oil itself. outside places are great to clean with NON-abrasive GoJO...
07-20-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,725
Posted By smitty

if the wiring is smooth---it is probably aluminum...

if the wiring is smooth---it is probably aluminum wiring & should be changed. if the cord has two "grooves" it is
more modern wiring but should still be changed if any splits, bends, etc. Cheap...
06-09-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,928
Posted By smitty

Interesting video. can't help but wonder why she...

Interesting video. can't help but wonder why she does not press on her right side, so much more convenient. and
direct comment is not negative, just someone's comment.
Forum: Main
06-06-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,698
Posted By smitty

**********I think your quilt picture is the...

**********I think your quilt picture is the perfect example of scrappy ! look at all the colors on each side. the secret
is using darks & lights in all values. I think the most accurate log cabin...
06-06-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,623
Posted By smitty

I have dealt with Glen Williams for several years...

I have dealt with Glen Williams for several years for parts, etc. He is honest, friendly, has a good inventory.
You can even get your 221 painted through his business.
He is in warm Florida & I am...
Forum: Pictures
05-29-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,965
Posted By smitty

I went to the Material Obsessions website but can...

I went to the Material Obsessions website but can not determine which book you used. I see they are also available
on Amazon. thanks for you time.
Forum: Pictures
05-29-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,965
Posted By smitty

well, duh ! I should have read more carefully. ...

well, duh ! I should have read more carefully. am going to find that book right away. I always forget to read all
the replies before I open my mouth.
Forum: Pictures
05-29-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,965
Posted By smitty

Oh !! the first quilt makes my heart sing ! ...

Oh !! the first quilt makes my heart sing ! could you share the name of the pattern or how you pieced it ? Did you
make all the "spiders" and then set triangles to join them? I just want to...
05-21-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,244
Posted By smitty

**If the machine fit in the cabinet correctly,...

**If the machine fit in the cabinet correctly, the cabinet is probably worth more than the machine. 3/4 cabinets are
very hard to find.
Forum: Main
05-17-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,122
Posted By smitty

**********I don't think they mean cutting the...

**********I don't think they mean cutting the borders on the bias. they mean piecing the ends together on the bias.
that is---place your borders perpendicular to each other. lay your 45degree line...
05-15-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,311
Posted By smitty

***needle goes in with flat side to the left of...

***needle goes in with flat side to the left of throat plate. thread from right to left.**
05-15-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,089
Posted By smitty

The best shop in Big Fork has closed it's doors !...

The best shop in Big Fork has closed it's doors ! Seeley Lake has Deer Country Quilts. great inspirations. Glacier Quilts & Quilt Gallery in Kalispell. best in Missoula is Vicky's Down Under...
Forum: Main
05-11-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 37,917
Posted By smitty

Since the topic is freezer paper, I'll pass on my...

Since the topic is freezer paper, I'll pass on my favorite way to use it. find someone with a bandsaw. mark off the
whole roll (rolled, right out of the box) in increments of 3",4",5", 6". (I...
Forum: Main
05-04-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,028
Posted By smitty

I was taught to just place the scissors edge...

I was taught to just place the scissors edge against the thread & it will cut it. don't snip. also, when washing any
amount of fabric, snip a 3/4" triangle off the four corners. no tangles. If I...
05-03-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,192
Posted By smitty

that machine is pretty sad & even $35 is too much...

that machine is pretty sad & even $35 is too much for her. lots of work involved, decals are not good. there are a lot
of these out there.
04-28-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,809
Posted By smitty

the 3/4 cabinets are very hard to find. the...

the 3/4 cabinets are very hard to find. the cabinet is worth more than the machine.
04-28-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,134
Posted By smitty

if he packed it that bad in the first place,...

if he packed it that bad in the first place, would you even want to deal with him ?????
Forum: Main
04-25-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,135
Posted By smitty

you probably need to adjust the pressure of the...

you probably need to adjust the pressure of the presser foot. that's the threaded screw/bar on the very top left of
your FW. read your manual on how to adjust this for different fabric weights.
04-24-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,022
Posted By smitty

look up the site "featherweight221factory.com". ...

look up the site "featherweight221factory.com". he has a wealth of information on 221's. good place to educate
yourself if you are buying a machine. fun place is you have one already.
the...
Forum: Main
04-24-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,946
Posted By smitty

an easy way to get blocks to line up is to use a...

an easy way to get blocks to line up is to use a "cornerstone" block where each meets. no measuring, just line up
the seams. Prism99 explained the other way really well. if you don't watch what...
04-18-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,060
Posted By smitty

the "finger" position is the most likely culprit....

the "finger" position is the most likely culprit. the machine threads right to left.
04-14-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,112
Posted By smitty

OK---guess I will jump in since no one else has...

OK---guess I will jump in since no one else has probably suggested the obvious problem----when you cleaned
your machine bobbin area, did you make sure the little "finger" on the bobbin case is in...
04-12-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,953
Posted By smitty

If you are regularly oiling your machine (in all...

If you are regularly oiling your machine (in all the parts indicated), you only need ONE drop of oil in each spot.
I oil the bobbin area more frequently---each day of sewing.
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