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Forum: Main
06-27-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By CanoePam

I look at what the batting shrinkage is, and I...

I look at what the batting shrinkage is, and I adjust my size appropriately, usually by adding another border or making one a bit bigger. For example, if I want a 100” square and shrinkage is 4%, I...
Forum: Main
06-22-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By CanoePam

Just go to a pet store and ask for “activated...

Just go to a pet store and ask for “activated charcoal.” It is used in aquarium filters and is in smaller pieces. However I will tell you that the awful smell inside some FW cases is due to a fungus...
Forum: Main
06-08-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,185
Posted By CanoePam

I have had very good results with Moda strips and...

I have had very good results with Moda strips and with Bali batik strips. I had a very, very, very bad experience with another jelly roll that wasn’t either of the above. Never again! With the Moda...
Forum: Main
06-05-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,285
Posted By CanoePam

I have had my Go cutter (the manual one) for only...

I have had my Go cutter (the manual one) for only a few months, but I have made a number of things with it. They have strip does for finished sizes of 1/2” to 6” and the standard half square, quarter...
Forum: Main
06-05-2020, 04:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By CanoePam

If you have an embroidery machine, OESD has a set...

If you have an embroidery machine, OESD has a set of adorable Minkee stuffed toys. They are called “Minkee Pals” and there are a few collections in various sizes. They have been some of my go-to...
Forum: Main
05-29-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,060
Posted By CanoePam

My only rule is after I make the same error three...

My only rule is after I make the same error three times, stop for the day.
Forum: Main
05-12-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,576
Posted By CanoePam

I once made crib sheets for someone who had a...

I once made crib sheets for someone who had a custom Harry Potter fabric made by Spoonflower. The fabric was basically black with small white emblems, and it was sooooo stiff! I called them and got...
Forum: Pictures
05-11-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,357
Posted By CanoePam

I ordered that die for my Accuquilt today! I have...

I ordered that die for my Accuquilt today! I have always loved drunkard’s path blocks, but between my cutting and sewing issues, I never tried one. My piecing has improved over the years, but my...
05-05-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,396
Posted By CanoePam

I have one of these bobbin winders too, and it...

I have one of these bobbin winders too, and it winds bobbins for all of my machines. I just love it! I know Diane and her husband, the company owners, and I was pleased to see this post brought back...
Forum: Main
04-30-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,540
Posted By CanoePam

I routinely use 50 wt 3 ply So Fine for all my...

I routinely use 50 wt 3 ply So Fine for all my piecing. For quilting, I use Bottom Line in prewounds (aka Super Bobs) and whatever I feel like on top. My machine takes whatever I throw at it - So...
Forum: Main
04-30-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By CanoePam

Thanks for that idea Tartan. That would be easier...

Thanks for that idea Tartan. That would be easier than lining each block separately. Ummm. I will think about that,
Forum: Main
04-30-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By CanoePam

Old blocks to be out into a quilt

I have some lovely Sunbonnet Sue blocks that my grandmother appliquéd on muslin. The appliqué itself is turned edge with buttonhole, and it looks in very good shape. However I am a bit worried about...
Forum: Main
04-24-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,607
Posted By CanoePam

She has great techniques and quality...

She has great techniques and quality presentations. Her voice drives me crazy though, so I stick to her books when I can LOL! She is a treasure.
Forum: Main
04-22-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,201
Posted By CanoePam

I have used the Superior polyester invisible,...

I have used the Superior polyester invisible, and, like others said, I had to loosen the tension a lot. Stay away from nylon since it melts wayyyy too easily.
Forum: Main
04-12-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,498
Posted By CanoePam

Thanks. I really prefer supporting a local store...

Thanks. I really prefer supporting a local store over Walmart, but I will have to hold my nose and order some there. I don’t like the concept of poly quilts. I use cotton or wool in mine. And yes, I...
Forum: Main
04-10-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,498
Posted By CanoePam

Is the Hobbes 80/20 thin like W&N? I don’t want a...

Is the Hobbes 80/20 thin like W&N? I don’t want a fluffy batting.
Forum: Main
04-09-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,498
Posted By CanoePam

Alternative to Warm and Natural batting

I really like using W&N in baby quilts, but it has become hard to find since Joann’s stopped carrying it. What is a similar batting I can get in packages, not rolls? I would prefer mail ordering from...
Forum: Main
04-06-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,542
Posted By CanoePam

Emergency shelters, domestic violence shelters,...

Emergency shelters, domestic violence shelters, and transition housing are all good spots for quilts that don’t take too fussy of care. Good quality fabric and close enough quilting should make a...
Forum: Main
04-03-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By CanoePam

Juki and Eversewn are both good manufacturers...

Juki and Eversewn are both good manufacturers without a lot of advertising. The Eversewn machines are actually designed by Bernina engineers, though built in different factories. They are sold by my...
Forum: Main
04-03-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,451
Posted By CanoePam

I got the Accuquilt Go! a week ago, and I am in...

I got the Accuquilt Go! a week ago, and I am in love. I have arthritis in my hands and a bad shoulder, so I was a bit worried about the cranking, but I have no trouble at all. They were running a...
Forum: Main
03-12-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By CanoePam

I have used metallic thread on a few holiday...

I have used metallic thread on a few holiday items, and I just love the look. I also just use a coordinating thread in the bobbin.
Forum: Main
03-02-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By CanoePam

I shopped at both of these a couple of weeks ago....

I shopped at both of these a couple of weeks ago. Both are nice stores. I was very surprised at how complete Bonnie’s store was. Being not a traditional storefront, I expected much less. Nice folks.
Forum: Main
03-01-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By CanoePam

Thanks folks. I had my machine out for some FMQ,...

Thanks folks. I had my machine out for some FMQ, and i took a good look at the space behind the foot. As some of you thought, it is too low for a 1/4” ruler. Sigh. Guess I will just FMQ stuff on this...
Forum: Main
02-29-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By CanoePam

Viking Opal and quilting rulers

I have a Viking Opal as a travel machine for my motorhome. I also have a Bernina 440 and a Handiquilter Sweet 16 at home. I use rulers quite a bit on the S16, standard long arm 1/4” plexiglass style....
Forum: Main
02-25-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,609
Posted By CanoePam

I use Superior Threads So Fine 50 wt for all my...

I use Superior Threads So Fine 50 wt for all my piecing. I only use beige and gray, so I have big cones of each. Polyester so hardly any lint, but it stitches like a cotton.
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