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07-07-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,027
Posted By AliKat

I am a recovering hoarder, somewhat. I don't...

I am a recovering hoarder, somewhat. I don't have much paper & continue to downsize books & magazines. I scan what I want to keep in computer files backed up & recycle what I scan or don't want to...
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07-07-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,858
Posted By AliKat

Since I have a high shank DSM, a Pfaff CV, I can...

Since I have a high shank DSM, a Pfaff CV, I can use my HandiQuilter rulers.
Forum: Main
07-04-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,066
Posted By AliKat

I've been to Sisters quilt show. I stayed near...

I've been to Sisters quilt show. I stayed near the interstate as I have high altitude breathing problems. Left my motel about 5 or 6 a.m.
Since I got to the quilt show early there was minimal...
Forum: Main
07-04-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,036
Posted By AliKat

There are simple machine needle threaders...

There are simple machine needle threaders available. I got mine from a LQS. A sew & vac store
I, too, have tremors. They are inconsistent & non-treatabIe. I use a 1\4" flange foot on my machine...
Forum: Main
06-29-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,970
Posted By AliKat

I prefer my strips to be different widths. Some...

I prefer my strips to be different widths. Some 1 1/2" at one end and 2 1/2" at the other end. This is one block I definitely want scrappy with no seams meeting. More fun for me. Just cut and...
Forum: Main
06-17-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,225
Posted By AliKat

One of my LQS's had weekly quilting tips online...

One of my LQS's had weekly quilting tips online from various sources. One was from YouTube, featuring I think, Laura. She suggested using a salad spinner to agitate small fabric pieces for...
Forum: Main
06-08-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,642
Posted By AliKat

For quilt tops of blocks I cut every 3-5...

For quilt tops of blocks I cut every 3-5 stitches.
I use the shaver type item more for if I have to remove work done on my LA as it is faster. Unfortunately, on blocks and tops there would be a lot...
Forum: Main
06-04-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,601
Posted By AliKat

I remember seeing one in a quilting magazine many...

I remember seeing one in a quilting magazine many many years ago. It had a backing and each yo-yo was anchored to the backing. Guess you could machine tack them.?.
05-30-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,873
Posted By AliKat

I continue to scan my quilting patterns. One...

I continue to scan my quilting patterns. One file on my computer is just for the labeled pictures of the quilts. Another file is complete with pictures and directions, each is carefully labeled. I...
Forum: Main
05-25-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,849
Posted By AliKat

Prewashing isn't the problem for me. However,...

Prewashing isn't the problem for me. However, once the top is made I only wet it, then take it to the local laundromat to barely dry and fluff a lot. I found I had to often remove the lint...
Forum: Main
05-23-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By AliKat

Used both Inktense & Tsukineko. Both are...

Used both Inktense & Tsukineko. Both are good.
Forum: Main
05-20-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,351
Posted By AliKat

My best friend used the jackets of her...

My best friend used the jackets of her co-grandparent. She cut our the designs and put them on fabric and made pillows for the family. Of course, the co-grandmother had made the designs by...
Forum: Main
05-20-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By AliKat

I used ironed out brown paper grocery bags draped...

I used ironed out brown paper grocery bags draped over my machines to make my own patterns. Didn't want to waste the muslin. No problem.
Forum: Main
05-20-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,305
Posted By AliKat

I use quilting flannel. Also use the Fiskars rag...

I use quilting flannel. Also use the Fiskars rag snips and snip closer that 1/4". f course I use the local laundromat to fluff & dry. No sense messing up my dryer!
Forum: Main
05-20-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,702
Posted By AliKat

Remember you will have another layer: the...

Remember you will have another layer: the quilting. The thread color[s] and design can make a big difference.
Forum: Main
05-17-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,627
Posted By AliKat

I think you should have the LA'er do all the...

I think you should have the LA'er do all the repair. Let her know immediately. You paid her so she should provide a good product. There should be no extra cost to you for the repair.
Forum: Main
05-17-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,428
Posted By AliKat

The size quilt you are describing would look...

The size quilt you are describing would look great as a throw quilt. Maybe just add a bit of borders if you aren't a small person. I have a throw quilt on my sofa to cover me up when I need a brief...
Forum: Main
05-15-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,520
Posted By AliKat

Me too. I hand stitch with very tiny stitches &...

Me too. I hand stitch with very tiny stitches & tie off as needed.
Forum: Main
05-13-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,397
Posted By AliKat

I go to a local plastics company. They are so...

I go to a local plastics company. They are so great. I had them make my DSM table tops as it was much less expensive than a sew steady table, and I could have the tables the size I wanted.
Forum: Main
05-09-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,700
Posted By AliKat

I have all Pfaffs and a FW. Love them. If I...

I have all Pfaffs and a FW. Love them.
If I needed a different machine to take to classes & such.
If I was on a tighter budget I'd look for a nice used machine.
Forum: Main
05-09-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,635
Posted By AliKat

At this point in time I still quilt for myself, a...

At this point in time I still quilt for myself, a friend or two, and lots of charity quilts.
When/if I do for profit I would need a business license and to make sure the income wouldn't be so much...
Forum: Main
05-09-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,554
Posted By AliKat

You sew the stem of the leaf inwards then go back...

You sew the stem of the leaf inwards then go back over it to return to the stencil path. The do sorta similar when the loop hits the stem and then go over the path to get to where you left off in...
Forum: Main
05-05-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,276
Posted By AliKat

Every Fall Bonnie Hunter has a Mystery Quilt...

Every Fall Bonnie Hunter has a Mystery Quilt online for free on her Quiltville site. This is also on Facebook. She does scrappy quilts, but you can do it controlled if you want. It is fun to sew...
Forum: Main
05-05-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,361
Posted By AliKat

For now you might want your budget and space...

For now you might want your budget and space available to help make your decision.
I've quilted a large quilt on my DSM. It was a bit tedious. Since then I've only done one other very large quilt....
Forum: Main
05-05-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,988
Posted By AliKat

I used fabric from the sale table. When I had...

I used fabric from the sale table. When I had finished playing with it I cut it up for various carryalls.

Love the idea of felt. Wish I had know of that.
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