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05-16-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,514
Posted By gigigray032447

I feel your pain. I mostly make comfort quilts...

I feel your pain. I mostly make comfort quilts for cancer patients. 15 years ago we tied all the quilts. Then I learned the flip and sew method. You might search on this forum for that technique...
Forum: Main
03-26-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,414
Posted By gigigray032447

I sewed like a mad woman the three months since...

I sewed like a mad woman the three months since Christmas. Mostly I make comfort quilts for cancer patients and completed 34. Because we had plans to travel a good bit this year, I wanted to...
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03-15-2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By gigigray032447

In 50 years no one will know who grandma is. If...

In 50 years no one will know who grandma is. If it were me, I would have full maiden and married name, date, quilt pattern, and location printed on the labels.
Forum: Main
02-17-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By gigigray032447

I have an older Nolting that I can push with one...

I have an older Nolting that I can push with one finger if necessary. There are easy machines to operate, even with your bad back.
Forum: Main
11-23-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,656
Posted By gigigray032447

Just had my Nolting with Cruise Control serviced...

Just had my Nolting with Cruise Control serviced in house. The cord that goes from the machine to the encoders was bad. It caused the same bad stitches I see in your post. Mike with Memory Lane...
Forum: Main
11-18-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,656
Posted By gigigray032447

I believe it's definitely your cruise control. I...

I believe it's definitely your cruise control. I have been having the same problem (Nolting). Mine is very old but Mike with Nolting is making in a house call on Friday. Possibility Cruise Control...
Forum: Main
11-03-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,690
Posted By gigigray032447

I piece on a Grand Quilter every day and have...

I piece on a Grand Quilter every day and have decided that it's a thread snob. I have best results with Aurifil. Also you might invest in a new bobbin case. inuse 80\12 needles exclusively.
Forum: Main
06-22-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,156
Posted By gigigray032447

This pressing conrundrum is why I never make any...

This pressing conrundrum is why I never make any pattern that has "disappearing" in the title.
Forum: Main
12-13-2017, 01:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,171
Posted By gigigray032447

I make between 30 and 35 each year that are...

I make between 30 and 35 each year that are donated to cancer patients through a group at my church. Most are a combination of flip n sew and quilting, and the size is 42x64. Then I two or three bed...
Forum: Main
11-22-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,044
Posted By gigigray032447

I love all these ideas but finally settled on...

I love all these ideas but finally settled on Double Slice Layer Cake. I found an MSQ video but no printed pattern. It was easy enough to figure out. With 6 extra 10 inch squares and borders, our...
Forum: Main
11-14-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,044
Posted By gigigray032447

Retreat Quilt Pattern Idea

Good Day,
I have been tasked with choosing the quilt that our group makes during our January retreat. Our efforts are comfort quilts that go to adult cancer patients at the local hospital. Generally...
Forum: Main
10-23-2017, 02:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By gigigray032447

Thank you all. I am still searching for the right...

Thank you all. I am still searching for the right solution for me. Yes, Nora too bad you don't drive to North Carolina. We have family in Abilene, but fly there so that wouldn't help either.
Forum: Main
10-22-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By gigigray032447

42 X 62 is the usual size comfort quilt I make. 4...

42 X 62 is the usual size comfort quilt I make. 4 or 5 years ago I tried quilting on my machine and was not successful. But because of your comment I plan to try that again before I make the leap to...
Forum: Main
10-22-2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By gigigray032447

Researching 5 ft machine frames

If all goes as planned I will be selling my picture framing business in January. Right now I make between 30 and 40 comfort quilts for cancer patients each year using the flip n sew method. I am...
Forum: Main
10-02-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,553
Posted By gigigray032447

I've entered the NC State Fair numerous times and...

I've entered the NC State Fair numerous times and there are always a lot of entries in the various categories. My bargello won Honorable Mention and last year Blooming Nine Patch won The Golden...
Forum: Main
10-19-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,368
Posted By gigigray032447

I struggled with this for many years, and made...

I struggled with this for many years, and made some mighty ugly quilts in the interim, trying to use scraps. Now unless it's true yardage I never restock it in my closet (floor to ceiling shelves,...
Forum: Main
07-07-2016, 12:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,019
Posted By gigigray032447

Update: I bought the non skid ironing board...

Update: I bought the non skid ironing board "tips" from Amazon and they work great.
Forum: Main
06-18-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,019
Posted By gigigray032447

Sliding Ironing Board

Recently we bought a house that is total hardwoods. My ironing board keeps sliding to the right. I made little booties for the feet? that sit on the floor but they don't work. A large piece of...
Forum: Main
03-11-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,398
Posted By gigigray032447

MadQuilter, I just lay the binding down when...

MadQuilter, I just lay the binding down when initially sewing onto the quilt. I do not pin, nor tug the binding. I just completed my sixth binding of the week, and all 24 corners were perfect. It...
Forum: Main
03-11-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,398
Posted By gigigray032447

Bindings

I sew on a lot of bindings as I make about 30 comfort quilts a year, plus I trade bindings to my long arm quilter. After 3 years of experimentation I believe I know what makes a beautiful corner......
Forum: Main
02-16-2016, 02:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,169
Posted By gigigray032447

I'm not sure there is enough contrast to make the...

I'm not sure there is enough contrast to make the "wave" show up. Surf song calls for two different color ways that makes the quilt look 3 d.
Forum: Pictures
02-14-2016, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4,050
Views: 2,338,747
Posted By gigigray032447

I love this Arkansas Crossroads. it is truly a...

I love this Arkansas Crossroads. it is truly a great scrappy quilt and so beautiful.
Forum: Pictures
01-20-2016, 03:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,603
Posted By gigigray032447

Truly beautiful comfort quilt.

Truly beautiful comfort quilt.
Forum: Pictures
01-20-2016, 03:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,951
Posted By gigigray032447

The one piece of advice I have: use an Accuquilt...

The one piece of advice I have: use an Accuquilt cutter. That one thing saved my sanity. Oh one more piece of advice: buy more fabric choices than you need. Some of them don't pass the test once you...
Forum: Pictures
01-17-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,951
Posted By gigigray032447

All of you have been so amazingly complimentary....

All of you have been so amazingly complimentary. Daughter and I had some starts and stops with color choices and I wound up making 480 nine patches. Generally I make 20 to 30 comfort quilts a year...
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