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11-25-2022, 05:08 AM
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Posted By sandyms

Not working

Why is the archive page not working? I find going to that page is the easiest way to access new posts.
08-06-2022, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,485
Posted By sandyms

Same thing is happening with me

Same thing is happening with me
07-15-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 407
Posted By sandyms

Dressmaker

Hi! I just got a Dressmaker Model 850-B. I'm having a hard time trying to find out when it was made, but, more importantly, a manual for it. Could someone please tell me where to find this...
Forum: Main
03-17-2017, 04:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,000
Posted By sandyms

Necchi sewing machines are no longer made, the...

Necchi sewing machines are no longer made, the company has been bought by Janome.
Forum: Main
04-29-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,509
Posted By sandyms

Thanks everyone! Rolling Waves is the one!

Thanks everyone! Rolling Waves is the one!
Forum: Main
04-26-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,509
Posted By sandyms

Looking for picture and info

Hi everyone! Sometime during the first 2 weeks of April, a board member posted a picture of an Irish chain quilt. I believe it was green and white but . . . the intriguing aspect of it was that the...
Forum: Main
09-04-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,635
Posted By sandyms

Personally, I hate looking through someone's...

Personally, I hate looking through someone's discarded quilt magazines and finding that the pattern I like is not in there :(
But others may not feel that way. If you bring them to your guild...
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08-13-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,381
Posted By sandyms

Don't forget that you're not suppose to sew...

Don't forget that you're not suppose to sew reverse stitches with a walking foot on. It seems to mess up timing or something - either way, the needle starts hitting the walking foot and then you...
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08-12-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By sandyms

When I do applique on a wallhanging, I first fuse...

When I do applique on a wallhanging, I first fuse down all the pieces, then make a quilt sandwich: backing fabric right side down, batting, then the top right side up. I proceed to applique the...
Forum: Main
07-24-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,219
Posted By sandyms

Take two pieces of batting, same length and the...

Take two pieces of batting, same length and the extra width you need, butt them together, sew together with your machine set on zig zag at its widest, longest length. Hope this helps you.
Forum: Main
07-24-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,919
Posted By sandyms

I use the plastic case that the sewing machine...

I use the plastic case that the sewing machine needles come in. Just raise your sewing foot, insert the case under the back of it, lower foot and start sewing again. Works like a charm and, like...
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01-14-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
Posted By sandyms

Made one for myself and daughter. Each has Warm...

Made one for myself and daughter. Each has Warm & Natural in them and each was made reversible. Birthed them like a quilt so no binding on bottoms. Minimal quilting on large center section, none...
Forum: Main
12-16-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 36,804
Posted By sandyms

Hmmmm, made a reply but I don't see it. So, here...

Hmmmm, made a reply but I don't see it. So, here it is again - if you make the hot bowl hot pads or tater bags, make sure everything you use is 100% COTTON - the fabric, the batting, AND the thread....
Forum: Main
12-11-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,220
Posted By sandyms

You need to make sure that ALL materials are 100%...

You need to make sure that ALL materials are 100% COTTON - Fabric, Batting, AND THREAD
Forum: Main
11-26-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By sandyms

5 x 8 = 40, so you would only get 5 - 8" squares...

5 x 8 = 40, so you would only get 5 - 8" squares per strip. So, you will need 16" of fabric, cut into 2 - 8" wide strips, each strip then cut into 5 - 8" squares.
Forum: Main
11-15-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By sandyms

You can purchase a metal carriage through the...

You can purchase a metal carriage through the Grace Company. That is what I did.
Forum: Main
11-04-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,273
Posted By sandyms

Have it. Used it for piecing Drunkard Path...

Have it. Used it for piecing Drunkard Path blocks but found that I got the same results using my regular 1/4" foot. I don't think it's necessary for piecing curved blocks but you may find out it...
Forum: Main
11-03-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By sandyms

I would use something like Fusi-Knit - it's a...

I would use something like Fusi-Knit - it's a very lightweight fusible interfacing. I've used it in a t-shirt quilt with no problems. Using that, or something similar, will make sure the stretchy...
Forum: Main
10-06-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By sandyms

If you go to Tucson, there is Bella Quiltworks,...

If you go to Tucson, there is Bella Quiltworks, the Cactus Quilt Shop, and The Quilters Market - they're all great! And in Phoenix there's 3 Dudes Quilting - never been there but I hope to someday!
08-24-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,582
Posted By sandyms

I have a question - we own a tablet, not an Ipad....

I have a question - we own a tablet, not an Ipad. My husband says it would be hard to print from the tablet. Would I be able to email the pattern to myself, then print it out from our laptop, if I...
Forum: Main
05-25-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,327
Posted By sandyms

Or try some fusible batting. It seems to make...

Or try some fusible batting. It seems to make the wallhangings a bit stiffer and they hang nicely then.
Forum: Main
04-09-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,744
Posted By sandyms

If you sandwich all the layers, then machine...

If you sandwich all the layers, then machine applique, you'll wind up appliqueing and quilting at the same time. Beautiful wallhanging.
Forum: Main
03-29-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,278
Posted By sandyms

Sorry, but you're not going to find it in cotton...

Sorry, but you're not going to find it in cotton :( I believe it does come in fleece - check at Jo-Ann Fabrics or Hancock Fabrics or just Google "Red Wing fabric". The other thing you could do is...
Forum: Pictures
03-29-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 21,959
Posted By sandyms

It's beatiful!!! And I agree with your hubby -...

It's beatiful!!! And I agree with your hubby - 1.5" strips are a little tooooooo narrow for me!! :)
Forum: Main
03-28-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By sandyms

If it's not a very large wall hanging, you good...

If it's not a very large wall hanging, you good make your quilt sandwich, place the letters on top (fusing them or gluing in place), then stitch each letter down with a satin stitch or small zig zag...
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