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07-25-2016, 10:31 AM
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Posted By jjs56

Racine, WI JoAnns's

Anyone near or visiting Southeast Wisconsin-- The JoAnn's on Durand Ave. is having a closing sale as the store is moving to Regency Mall. I just happened to go past there today. Most stuff is only...
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07-25-2016, 03:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 19,577
Posted By jjs56

WOW! Beautiful quilt and very generous of you.

WOW! Beautiful quilt and very generous of you.
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07-25-2016, 03:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,419
Posted By jjs56

Very pretty, classic and subtle. My favorite...

Very pretty, classic and subtle. My favorite quilt patterns are the classics like your Irish Chain and that cream fabric does look very rich.
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07-25-2016, 03:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,419
Posted By jjs56

Very pretty, soft and understated. My favorite...

Very pretty, soft and understated. My favorite patterns are the classics like you Irish Chain and that cream fabric does look very rich.
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07-24-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,185
Posted By jjs56

I know. It's very annoying because when I take it...

I know. It's very annoying because when I take it in they always say it'll be 2 weeks and then I have to keep calling and calling. Very poor customer service.
Thanks bnimom and maniac. I'll go try...
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07-24-2016, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,185
Posted By jjs56

Janome Skyline S3/S5

Is anyone familiar with these machines and can give an opinion? I've read online reviews and they seem to be good machines. I have an embroidery machine and a longarm, so I'll be using it for piecing...
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07-24-2016, 02:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,752
Posted By jjs56

https://www.connectingthreads.com/tutorials/Inspir...

https://www.connectingthreads.com/tutorials/Inspiration-Log_Cabin_layouts__D68.html
Here's a link to some log cabin settings. I agree that you'll be pleased with the result once you change the...
07-21-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,902
Posted By jjs56

Another book on this topic is "We Band of...

Another book on this topic is "We Band of Angels."
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07-21-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,735
Posted By jjs56

Long ago I got in the habit of putting a pin in...

Long ago I got in the habit of putting a pin in the top left of each top left block. It still helps me keep track. (Left a pin in a quilt I made for my son. He was scratched by it one night, but he's...
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07-21-2016, 06:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,403
Posted By jjs56

I agree with this 100%. Only a vet can understand...

I agree with this 100%. Only a vet can understand how personal the experience is , especially combat.
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07-20-2016, 03:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,403
Posted By jjs56

I'm also a veteran and I agree with this. Don't...

I'm also a veteran and I agree with this. Don't include the actual medals and ribbons, but you could easily make fabric copies of the ribbons. I wouldn't cut up the uniforms without the permission of...
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07-18-2016, 03:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By jjs56

JJ Stitches in Sun Prairie, about 25 minutes from...

JJ Stitches in Sun Prairie, about 25 minutes from Madison. Nancy Zieman from "Nancy's Notions" and "Sewing With Nancy" fame, her shop is about 45 minutes from Madison in Beaver Dam.
Forum: Pictures
07-17-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,421
Posted By jjs56

It's hand quilted -- my younger days!

It's hand quilted -- my younger days!
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07-17-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,421
Posted By jjs56

Avatar

Someone asked for a larger picture of my avatar. I couldn't figure out how to PM it, so here it is. It's from an old issue of McCall's Vintage Quilts Magazine.
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07-17-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,058
Posted By jjs56

I only ever use cotton batting. It hand quilts...

I only ever use cotton batting. It hand quilts beautifully.
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07-17-2016, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,481
Posted By jjs56

That looks good, but it's hard to tell by a...

That looks good, but it's hard to tell by a picture. Have you looked at videos of handquilting to see how the needle should be rocked up and down? If you can't do that rocking motion, it's too tight....
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07-17-2016, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,481
Posted By jjs56

You say the hoop is sandwiched securely, but...

You say the hoop is sandwiched securely, but maybe it's too secure. You don't want it drum tight. There has to be some give in order to do the rocking motion to get more than one stitch. Having it...
Forum: Pictures
07-15-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,360
Posted By jjs56

Nice job! It's in my to-do pile! (My dog would be...

Nice job! It's in my to-do pile! (My dog would be ON the quilt. Unless, of course, I was taking a picture of the rug. Then she'd be on the rug.)
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07-14-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,801
Posted By jjs56

Yes, no problems.

Yes, no problems.
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07-14-2016, 03:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,185
Posted By jjs56

Use the quilt and enjoy it! Some of my favorite...

Use the quilt and enjoy it! Some of my favorite quilts are the ones that didn't turn out just like I wanted. I now use them as everyday quilts and they're washed once a week and are now the softest,...
07-13-2016, 04:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,230
Posted By jjs56

I replied to one of these once and told them that...

I replied to one of these once and told them that I was seldom home so would they please send the check to my office and that's where they could pick up the item. I told them I worked for the IRS...
07-13-2016, 03:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,230
Posted By jjs56

I've sold on CL. If the item is small, I meet at...

I've sold on CL. If the item is small, I meet at a public place in broad daylight. I also sold my Grace Frame with Brother 1600 and the couple came to the house. I checked them out on our State's...
07-13-2016, 02:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,159
Posted By jjs56

Your stories gave me goosebumps! I live in...

Your stories gave me goosebumps! I live in Wisconsin and we have tornados, but, of course, nothing like Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas. I'm glad we have basements here to go to when the sirens go off as...
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07-13-2016, 02:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,219
Posted By jjs56

MarionsQuilts -- Thanks so much for the info on...

MarionsQuilts -- Thanks so much for the info on making this!!:thumbup:
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07-12-2016, 03:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,219
Posted By jjs56

I like the first one, too. Which jelly roll is...

I like the first one, too. Which jelly roll is that and the pattern? Thanks.
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