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07-16-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,483
Posted By ghostrider

I have a slotted wooden holder, probably similar...

I have a slotted wooden holder, probably similar to mic-pa's. It's 12"x4"x1" and has 5 backward slanted slots. Since your husband made your cabinet, perhaps he could custom make you a similar...
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07-16-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,700
Posted By ghostrider

I'm not a "quick and easy" type person. I treat...

I'm not a "quick and easy" type person. I treat my quilts as art, design my own patterns, and often have no idea how to construct what I've designed until I actually start trying to make it. I...
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05-20-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,091
Posted By ghostrider

If you're asking because you need a solid black...

If you're asking because you need a solid black to set off your batiks, RJR now has a solid black batik. Keepsake Quilting has it online for less than $10 a yard, but other places also sell it. RJR...
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03-24-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,515
Posted By ghostrider

Walnuts, sawdust, and any other woody type of...

Walnuts, sawdust, and any other woody type of pincushion filler will dull pins and needles faster than other stuffings. Think about a saw. It gets dull from sawing wood and is sharpened with a...
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07-10-2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By ghostrider

I use lengthwise grain for the side borders and...

I use lengthwise grain for the side borders and crosswise grain for the top and bottom ones. When the quilt is complete, the border grain is going the same way all around. With many fabrics,...
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07-09-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,620
Posted By ghostrider

I do 99% of my cutting with a 28mm cutter, the...

I do 99% of my cutting with a 28mm cutter, the rest with a 60mm. The small one gives me more accurate cuts, it hugs the ruler perfectly, and I can cut for hours with no hand/wrist fatigue. I only...
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05-06-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,283
Posted By ghostrider

Without checking that website, I believe the...

Without checking that website, I believe the fourth type of balance is Approximate Balance. It's where minor differences in color, shape, and form create a nearly mirror image on either side of an...
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04-29-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,343
Posted By ghostrider

Consider taking a circuitous route from Brimfield...

Consider taking a circuitous route from Brimfield to Bar Harbor to get you into Center Harbor, NH. It'd be a shame not to stop at Keepsake Quilting as long as you're coming up this way.
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02-26-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,478
Posted By ghostrider

You can get a lot of information from the sewing...

You can get a lot of information from the sewing machine reviews at PatternReview.com. Machines are reviewed by people like us who buy them used and just want to let others know the pros and cons. ...
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10-09-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,679
Posted By ghostrider

I prewash everything before I store it. Like...

I prewash everything before I store it. Like colors together, gentle cycle (reduces fraying), hot water (maximizes shrinking), no soap (not necessary), no dryer sheets (they interfere with the...
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09-20-2016, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,815
Posted By ghostrider

Many of the best solids - Kona and Moda Bella for...

Many of the best solids - Kona and Moda Bella for example - are cotton broadcloths and have fewer threads per inch than quilting cottons (60 vs 75). That's why they are more prone to fraying.
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09-19-2016, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,091
Posted By ghostrider

Dunster got it right. The artist is Grace Errea...

Dunster got it right. The artist is Grace Errea and she uses Liquid Thread in her technique. Her website is amazingquiltsbygrace.com.
Forum: Main
09-08-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,274
Posted By ghostrider

How about using it as backing on a quilt that you...

How about using it as backing on a quilt that you could load on your long arm backwards? In other words, quilt it with the backing on top.

ETA:. My guess would be that the fabric was not woven...
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09-05-2016, 06:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,512
Posted By ghostrider

If you don't like the Sherwin Williams (Poised...

If you don't like the Sherwin Williams (Poised Taupe) or PPG (Violet Verbina) choices, you could go with Glidden (Byzantine Blue) or Olympic (Cloudberry). There are bound to be lots more from other...
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08-31-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,927
Posted By ghostrider

I consider quilting an art form. I certainly...

I consider quilting an art form. I certainly don't like all styles of art equally, but I can appreciate the effort and the talent that goes into each piece nonetheless.

Quilts are the same. I...
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08-31-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,124
Posted By ghostrider

I have no pink, but it's not 'missing' from my...

I have no pink, but it's not 'missing' from my stash any more than okra and liver are 'missing' from my pantry. I'm quite happy living without any of them.
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01-20-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,716
Posted By ghostrider

No gadgets here either, ManiacQuilter, and...

No gadgets here either, ManiacQuilter, and feeling no deprivation at all. :)
Forum: Main
01-20-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,135
Posted By ghostrider

It's called permutations and combinations in the...

It's called permutations and combinations in the math world. Permutations are where order matters, combinations are where it doesn't. ...
Forum: Main
01-19-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By ghostrider

I love my Bernina #20 open toe foot! It's what I...

I love my Bernina #20 open toe foot! It's what I use for piecing as it gives me a perfect " seam when the needle is one click to the right with a nice open view of where the needle is going and...
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01-19-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,916
Posted By ghostrider

I love cutting fabric. I find it quite relaxing...

I love cutting fabric. I find it quite relaxing and zen-like actually. It's one of the most enjoyable parts of quilting for me, with lots of building anticipation of the good time to come making...
Forum: Main
01-16-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,012
Posted By ghostrider

There are many options for textile medium type...

There are many options for textile medium type moisteners, but some of the more common ones are Liquitex Fabric Medium and Golden Fluid Matte medium. It will stiffen the fabric slightly, but can be...
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01-15-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,792
Posted By ghostrider

Used ones since the surface is a bit rougher for...

Used ones since the surface is a bit rougher for more friction and I still get the benefit of having them first for a dryer load of laundry. And, yes, a hot, dry iron back and forth (or scrubbed...
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01-15-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,490
Posted By ghostrider

Some history on the American Thread Company. ...

Some history on the American Thread Company.

http://www.textilehistory.org/AmericanThread.html

When I was growing up in CT, the Willimantic plant was still in operation. I still have lots of...
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01-15-2016, 04:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,792
Posted By ghostrider

I don't use starch, but I do use a lot of fusible...

I don't use starch, but I do use a lot of fusible web. I run my warm iron over a used dryer sheet to remove any glue from the soleplate and it works like a charm. It ought to work for starch (and...
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01-14-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,784
Posted By ghostrider

Starch is another of those 'rules' that everyone...

Starch is another of those 'rules' that everyone has to decide for themselves. I never use it, hate the stuff and all the other chemicals like it, haven't had any in my house for the last 25 years...
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