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Forum: Main
04-18-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 900
Posted By dunster

American Quilter. It comes with a membership in...

American Quilter. It comes with a membership in AQS.
Forum: Main
04-02-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,501
Posted By dunster

Have you tried white sashing? Or sashing with a...

Have you tried white sashing? Or sashing with a white center and narrow dark red edges?
03-28-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By dunster

Thanks for the explanation. If you can't trust a...

Thanks for the explanation. If you can't trust a chicken, who can you trust?
Forum: Main
03-28-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By dunster

Thermal paper is coated with chemicals and dye. ...

Thermal paper is coated with chemicals and dye. When heat is applied, the dye reacts to the chemicals causing the dye to change color. I'm guessing here, but I would worry that pressing the piece...
03-27-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By dunster

Darn, it's been deleted. And I needed a good...

Darn, it's been deleted. And I needed a good laugh.
Forum: Main
03-24-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By dunster

I would expect lots and lots of lint.

I would expect lots and lots of lint.
Forum: Main
03-22-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By dunster

Is what a good price?

Is what a good price?
Forum: Main
03-14-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,411
Posted By dunster

I think you did a marvelous job for your first...

I think you did a marvelous job for your first try. I wouldn't have attempted such a difficult design until I had a lot more practice.
Forum: Main
03-14-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By dunster

Vinegar and salt won't set modern dyes. Use...

Vinegar and salt won't set modern dyes. Use Retayne instead.

You're smart to give up on that red fabric that runs. I tend to trust the Kona solids.
Forum: Main
03-14-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,625
Posted By dunster

I've accumulated a huge selection of rulers over...

I've accumulated a huge selection of rulers over the years. Handi-Quilter makes some really good ones, including the Versa Tool. I prefer rulers that are clear and etched with helpful lines. I do...
Forum: Main
03-13-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,246
Posted By dunster

I like the first one, but in addition I would...

I like the first one, but in addition I would like to add another narrow border of the rust color all around. I like having the bolder rust on the outside, rather than the softer gray.
Forum: Main
03-11-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By dunster

Have you thoroughly cleaned the feed dog area? ...

Have you thoroughly cleaned the feed dog area? If that is not the issue, I would try some experiments. With a regular foot, do you have the same problem? Do you have the same problem when piecing...
Forum: Main
03-10-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By dunster

I'm assuming you're quilting with the feed dogs...

I'm assuming you're quilting with the feed dogs up. You might check the height of the presser foot. If your quilt sandwich is thick, the presser foot could be preventing the feed dogs from moving...
Forum: Main
03-10-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,222
Posted By dunster

I now have a longarm. But before that I quilted...

I now have a longarm. But before that I quilted very large quilts in sections. Marti Michell's book, Machine Quilting in Sections, explains several different techniques, and gives examples of when...
Forum: Main
03-08-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By dunster

I've used cotton for piecing in my Bernina,...

I've used cotton for piecing in my Bernina, though now I prefer using a thin poly thread (Bottom Line) because it takes up less room in the seam and doesn't produce lint like cotton threads do. (I...
Forum: Main
03-07-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By dunster

Since this is a new machine, don't try to "fix"...

Since this is a new machine, don't try to "fix" the problem or work around it. It sounds like it could be a timing issue, as Cathy said. The dealer may be able to help you.
Forum: Main
03-06-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,370
Posted By dunster

I used the puddling method when quilting on a...

I used the puddling method when quilting on a DSM. For large quilts, I also quilted in sections.
Forum: Main
03-02-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,422
Posted By dunster

We could ride in the parade in this.

We could ride in the parade in this.
02-27-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,712
Posted By dunster

You're really asking two different questions. ...

You're really asking two different questions. Someone starting out just needs a machine that will be easy to use and reliable. I started out with my older (but not vintage) Singer. An inexpensive...
02-27-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,215
Posted By dunster

I mailed something first class USPS to Ohio from...

I mailed something first class USPS to Ohio from California on 2/14, and it just arrived yesterday 2/26. Right now the new phone I ordered seems to be stuck at the FedEx hub in Memphis. It was...
Forum: Main
02-27-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,231
Posted By dunster

I also prefer square quilts. They fit my beds...

I also prefer square quilts. They fit my beds better and can be turned any which way. But the beauty of making your own quilts is that you have complete control over the size and shape.
Forum: Pictures
02-24-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,352
Posted By dunster

OMG, that was so long ago I had completely...

OMG, that was so long ago I had completely forgotten about those quilts. I just drew up the designs in EQ, after seeing something similar in a magazine or online. The block design is below, with...
Forum: Pictures
02-22-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,115
Posted By dunster

What a doll! And what a nice big quilt for him...

What a doll! And what a nice big quilt for him to grow into.
Forum: Main
02-22-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By dunster

Welcome back! I recognize a few of the names. ...

Welcome back! I recognize a few of the names. You can send a pm to them. You can also see how recently they've been active on the board by going to their profiles.
02-22-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,460
Posted By dunster

This is what we're doing, but it can still take a...

This is what we're doing, but it can still take a while for it to get deleted. When I report a post I know that there are duplicates, but I don't bother with them. I figure whoever deletes the...
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