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Forum: Pictures
03-13-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,681
Posted By Midwestmary

I have this pattern - now I need to dig it out...

I have this pattern - now I need to dig it out and add it to my list of future projects :) Very nice job - I like your choice of fabrics - and the snowflake buttons for eyes will look awesome!
Forum: Main
02-21-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,666
Posted By Midwestmary

Thanks for sharing...I'm sure all of us at one...

Thanks for sharing...I'm sure all of us at one time or another has made mistakes that have cost us.
Forum: Main
02-11-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By Midwestmary

Yes, I think so. I use Aurifil 50 wt for all my...

Yes, I think so. I use Aurifil 50 wt for all my piecing and most quilting. I like it because it is not linty. You may want to use a heavier thread for free motion quilting if you want your...
Forum: Main
02-09-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By Midwestmary

Happy for you :) I am one of many on this board...

Happy for you :) I am one of many on this board who love their 6600's. My dad had a habit of naming inanimate objects...every car he ever owned was "Betsy" ... and so I try to spend as much time as...
Forum: Main
02-08-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,736
Posted By Midwestmary

Thanks, fayzer for the tip!

Thanks, fayzer for the tip!
Forum: Main
02-05-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,736
Posted By Midwestmary

I have not had a problem with mine either - and...

I have not had a problem with mine either - and as already stated, Aurifil is a much superior thread. It is a wonderful machine - a real workhorse!
Forum: Main
01-23-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,262
Posted By Midwestmary

thanks so much for the help, ladies! I really...

thanks so much for the help, ladies! I really appreciate this forum. Texas girl, I believe it makes a pleat...that is ironed down. I'm off to begin my goose making :)
Forum: Main
01-22-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,262
Posted By Midwestmary

Ricky Timms One Seam Flying Geese

Ricky Timms has a slick method using just one seam to make flying geese. The video is on You Tube - what is not shown is how to calculate different sizes. If anyone is familiar with this method I'd...
01-07-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,048
Posted By Midwestmary

Hi fellow Iowan :) You will enjoy all the info...

Hi fellow Iowan :) You will enjoy all the info on this board and glad you found us! In thinking about a new sewing machine, consider what you want to be doing in the next few years and buy a...
Forum: Main
12-29-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,341
Posted By Midwestmary

:( I'm afraid this is true - I'm looking for...

:( I'm afraid this is true - I'm looking for yardage for backings...any other places anyone knows of? I didn't see Christmas fabric at craftsy. Thanks.
Forum: Main
12-29-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,149
Posted By Midwestmary

I have a Janome 6600 and was in the same boat as...

I have a Janome 6600 and was in the same boat as you. I ended up buying two used 4 ft folding tables and an acrylic table cut to fit my machine. I place the machine on one table which I have...
Forum: Main
12-23-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,754
Posted By Midwestmary

Congratulations on your choice! I have the...

Congratulations on your choice! I have the Janome 6600 and love it. What an awesome Christmas present!
Forum: Main
12-22-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By Midwestmary

Batting Question

I've just completed two rather large applique quilt tops (snowmen!). I'd like some advice on batting for these. They will be displayed rather than used and so I'm looking for something rather light...
Forum: Main
08-31-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,021
Posted By Midwestmary

Keep us posted! I have had various brands of...

Keep us posted! I have had various brands of sewing machines - but must say Janome has been the best. I'd be interested in the model number too - not in a position to trade but would love to read...
Forum: Main
08-30-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 16,176
Posted By Midwestmary

Wow! We've come a long way from the days when I...

Wow! We've come a long way from the days when I would crawl around on my knees pin basting :) Can't wait to try this - I've always avoided the sprays as they are toxic to my Cockatiels. I...
Forum: Main
08-28-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,933
Posted By Midwestmary

Pat, I have had something similar happen to me...

Pat, I have had something similar happen to me when sewing a binding. I've noticed that if I use the built in walking foot it sometimes does not "grab" the fabric - I had success by trimming the...
Forum: Main
08-27-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,933
Posted By Midwestmary

I hope eastermarie's idea works for you - I know...

I hope eastermarie's idea works for you - I know how frustrating it can be to have our machines do strange things :) I have the same machine so would be interested in learning how you come out with...
Forum: Main
08-27-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,057
Posted By Midwestmary

Thank you ladies for your help! Between the...

Thank you ladies for your help! Between the link, and the description of how to make the sashing, I'm good. This will be my next project :) - I'm not able to be on often but do appreciate all the...
Forum: Main
08-27-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,057
Posted By Midwestmary

Disappearing 9-Patch

Good Morning - Help! someone please point me to the pattern and/or directions to make the disappearing 9-patch that is currently the cover photo on the QB Facebook page. I love the sashing around...
Forum: Main
02-14-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,822
Posted By Midwestmary

I opted for the 6600 just a little over a month...

I opted for the 6600 just a little over a month ago. It had everything I wanted and so far haven't been disappointed. I absolutely love the bigger harp space - I feel confident you will not be...
Forum: Main
02-14-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 966
Posted By Midwestmary

Nate, I have the same machine but afraid I can't...

Nate, I have the same machine but afraid I can't be of much help. I suggest you ask the same question over at the Janome 6500/6600 Yahoo Group. It is a very active group devoted to this machine -...
Forum: Main
01-29-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By Midwestmary

I initially had trouble with tension on my Janome...

I initially had trouble with tension on my Janome 6600 - the blue dot bobbin case helped tremendously. I have good results with 50 wt Aurifil in top and bobbin.
Forum: Main
01-24-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,720
Posted By Midwestmary

I do FMQ my quilts and have found one of the...

I do FMQ my quilts and have found one of the biggest things is to have the quilt supported on all sides - avoid drag at all costs :) I've recently acquired a Janome 6600P and the larger throat space...
Forum: Main
01-24-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 24,809
Posted By Midwestmary

Interesting thread - as I've just purchased a new...

Interesting thread - as I've just purchased a new machine also - traded Bernina for Janome. Both are great machines and both do well at what they were intended for. It seems to me that attitudes...
Forum: Main
01-22-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,734
Posted By Midwestmary

I'd like to try this idea -- any idea where these...

I'd like to try this idea -- any idea where these can be purchased? Thx!!
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