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Forum: Main
06-19-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By Val in IN

Welcome to the wonderful world of hand quilting!...

Welcome to the wonderful world of hand quilting! Everyone is correct, it is YOUR quilt and you can do it any way you want to. As you do more hand quilting, you will find the things that work best for...
Forum: Main
12-16-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,131
Posted By Val in IN

I think I have every kind and size of hoop,...

I think I have every kind and size of hoop, frame, gadget available for handquilting. I've earnestly tried to use them and I just can't get comfortable using ANY of them. I find my stitches are...
Forum: Main
10-29-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By Val in IN

I use either PIGMA (because they are truly...

I use either PIGMA (because they are truly permanent, and there are LOTS of colors) or SIGNO roller ball pens (I get them at Sam's Club, and they are permanent after heat set, also smoother to write...
Forum: Main
10-21-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,496
Posted By Val in IN

I also handquilt without using a frame or a hoop....

I also handquilt without using a frame or a hoop. I keep trying to use one, but I'm just not comfortable doing it. I also get nice, consistant, small stitches without frame or hoop. When I try to use...
Forum: Main
10-09-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,669
Posted By Val in IN

I sewed through my finger once. Had to go to...

I sewed through my finger once. Had to go to urgent care to get it out. No tetanus shot for me though, I'm allergic to it. It hurt worse when they pulled it out than when it went in. Definitely NOT...
10-08-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,427
Posted By Val in IN

Thanks for the link!

Thanks for the link!
10-08-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,259
Posted By Val in IN

Thanks for the link! That looks really easy and...

Thanks for the link! That looks really easy and VERY cute!
Forum: Main
10-08-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,346
Posted By Val in IN

I made the styrofoam insulation table for...

I made the styrofoam insulation table for mine..LOVE IT!!! So much easier with the machine level with the table surface. I would love to do the table that is pictured above, but I can't afford it...
Forum: Main
10-02-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,868
Posted By Val in IN

I buy Organ needles in bulk and use them on all...

I buy Organ needles in bulk and use them on all my machines. I've never had a problem with them. I've used Schmetz and other expensive needles and I really can't tell any difference.
Forum: Main
10-02-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,073
Posted By Val in IN

I actually just finished quilting a quilt using...

I actually just finished quilting a quilt using my walking foot. I set my stitch length to 3 because I thought the stitches were too small at the factory pre-set 2.5. It may just be a matter of...
Forum: Main
10-02-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By Val in IN

I think that you are either running the machine...

I think that you are either running the machine too fast, or you are moving your hands too slow. Your movement needs to be in sync with the speed of your machine. If your machine is new and has a...
Forum: Main
09-25-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,355
Posted By Val in IN

I also use it for handquilting as well as for...

I also use it for handquilting as well as for FMQ. I also DON'T use a hoop or frame when I handquilt. I've never had any problems with the 505 spray and I don't have puckers either.
09-23-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,655
Posted By Val in IN

I actually made one of these! It works GREAT!! I...

I actually made one of these! It works GREAT!! I also made a handquilting frame of PVC pipes and foam pipe insulation (to clamp the quilt to the pipes), and homemade "Pin Moors" from foam window...
Forum: Main
09-23-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,937
Posted By Val in IN

I used to sew over pins...until I hit a pin and...

I used to sew over pins...until I hit a pin and completely ruined a really nice sewing machine. It couldn't even be repaired. Taught me a VERY expensive lesson!! :(
Forum: Main
09-13-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By Val in IN

I spray baste with 505 and hand quilt with no...

I spray baste with 505 and hand quilt with no problems. It's not gummy and I haven't had any problems with the thread getting sticky or knotting. I would however recommend not using poly batting...
Forum: Main
09-13-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,350
Posted By Val in IN

If you will notice my avatar, I have a 1917 model...

If you will notice my avatar, I have a 1917 model 66 "Red-Eye" and I LOVE it! It's a treadle and works perfectly. It makes a beautiful straight stitch and I really think it would sew through leather...
Forum: Main
09-13-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,448
Posted By Val in IN

Thanks for the GREAT tip! I have some left over...

Thanks for the GREAT tip! I have some left over from some Command hooks that I bought. I'm going to try this ASAP:thumbup:
Forum: Main
09-13-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,334
Posted By Val in IN

I think they are supposed to be 6" finished. One...

I think they are supposed to be 6" finished. One of the ladies in my quilting group has done 2 of the complete quilts and she said that they are 6" blocks finished. So BEFORE sewing them together...
Forum: Main
09-10-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,528
Posted By Val in IN

I have 5 machines and a serger. 1 of the 5 is a...

I have 5 machines and a serger. 1 of the 5 is a digital that does LOADS of fancy stitches. 1 is a new Brother that has fancy stitches, is computerized and embroiders as well as sews. 1 is a 1972...
Forum: Main
09-03-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,513
Posted By Val in IN

I have 3 vintage Singers and 2 new machines (plus...

I have 3 vintage Singers and 2 new machines (plus a serger). Still looking for a Singer 301, then maybe I'll be finished collecting machines....OR NOT!!:D
Forum: Main
09-03-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,302
Posted By Val in IN

There are 2 quilt shops that I know of in Big...

There are 2 quilt shops that I know of in Big Bear Lake. I don't remember the names of either one, but one sells quilts (mostly foreign made) and one has fabric and classes. I'm sure you could google...
08-24-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,647
Posted By Val in IN

Stonehenge is my FAVORITE fabric line. I just...

Stonehenge is my FAVORITE fabric line. I just LOVE IT!!
Forum: Main
07-17-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,737
Posted By Val in IN

I have a hand-quilting project (Quilts of Valor...

I have a hand-quilting project (Quilts of Valor panel wallhanging) in my sewing basket next to my chair. I also have a GFG blocks in a ziplock bag in my purse. The GFG blocks help pass the time at...
Forum: Main
07-15-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,452
Posted By Val in IN

I like to use the little metal disk type stick-on...

I like to use the little metal disk type stick-on thimbles because my finger doesn't feel contained and I can place it in the exact spot that works for me. The sticky dots that you put them on with...
Forum: Pictures
07-15-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,336
Posted By Val in IN

What a GREAT idea! Very nice area (and hubby...

What a GREAT idea! Very nice area (and hubby too:)!
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