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Forum: Main
09-10-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,620
Posted By ktbb

IT depends on how my day is going and what the...

IT depends on how my day is going and what the deadline is. If I"m making something specific for someone, I sew till it's done. If I'm working on something for me, my stitching schedule is more...
Forum: Main
07-30-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,464
Posted By ktbb

Don't forget to think outside the box - "worn...

Don't forget to think outside the box - "worn out" cutting mats might be refreshed with a long soak in warm water (good maintenance technique - they wear out because they dry out and cuts don't...
Forum: Main
07-30-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,897
Posted By ktbb

remember that seams not lining up makes it an art...

remember that seams not lining up makes it an art quilt! Matching seams are one designer's idea of how it should look - we are in control of what it will finally look like!
Forum: Main
07-23-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,897
Posted By ktbb

This has nothing to do with your specific...

This has nothing to do with your specific question but....did you know that Pfaff and Huskvarna/Viking....and Singer...are all under the same worldwide umbrella? the company is called SVP Worldwide....
Forum: Main
07-09-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By ktbb

and be sure to check to see if seam allowances...

and be sure to check to see if seam allowances will show through
Forum: Main
07-09-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,061
Posted By ktbb

I make fabric out of what I have - put together...

I make fabric out of what I have - put together pieces of coordinating fabric to build yardage. Then some times I just us the yardage like a wholecloth quilt and other times I cut up the yardage for...
Forum: Main
05-28-2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,608
Posted By ktbb

Why limit your choices to a certain color or type...

Why limit your choices to a certain color or type of fabric? I think the background should and can be anything that sets off the blocks. If your block fabrics are solids or read like solids, why not...
Forum: Main
02-06-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,061
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: 1,421
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: 1,348
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: 3,523
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: 3,582
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: 3,056
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: 1,420
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: 2,503
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: 2,589
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: 2,477
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: 3,781
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: 8
Views: 1,704
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: 2,158
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: 4,030
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: 6,917
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: 1,981
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: 3,172
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: 1,736
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...
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