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Forum: Main
12-12-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,819

Puckers are the result of batting shrinking. ...

Puckers are the result of batting shrinking. Cotton batting shrinks. Poly batting not so much. I actually like the puckers as they give it a cozy, use me to cuddle up with feeling.
Forum: Pictures
12-03-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,597

A group of friends made me a quilt when I was...

A group of friends made me a quilt when I was getting chemo. It went with me to every infusion over 24 weeks and kept me comfy and loved. I will treasure it always. I'm sure your niece has similar...
Forum: Main
12-03-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,461

I didn't realize there was more than on type. ...

I didn't realize there was more than on type. Learned something new!
Forum: Main
12-03-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 960

I glue baste with washable school glue (Elmer's...

I glue baste with washable school glue (Elmer's or whatever) and never iron. I just let the glue dry naturally. I hold the bottle about 6-8" from the quilt bat and let it come out in a fine stream...
Forum: Main
11-18-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120

Can you change the pressure of the presser foot. ...

Can you change the pressure of the presser foot. Many machines have an adjustment that does this. On my 1977 Viking it was a knob on the top. It was handy when sewing especially thick or thin...
Forum: Main
11-18-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,554

I have a Janome 8900 and a 9400 (two houses, two...

I have a Janome 8900 and a 9400 (two houses, two machines). Both have the large harp/throat space and that is primarily why I bought them. The price you quote is high for the 8200 and 8900...
Forum: Main
11-11-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,357

I'm not sure why one shouldn't stop. I have...

I'm not sure why one shouldn't stop. I have stopping points all the time and the videos I've watched they do as well. I plan out my stops for the most part in a natural change of direction of a...
Forum: Main
11-11-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,739

Agree with what is being said about looking ahead...

Agree with what is being said about looking ahead and the analogy of driving a car. It was hard for me to get into this habit but once I did it made a big difference in the quality of my quilting. ...
Forum: Main
10-30-2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,215

It looks like I'm the odd man out here on size...

It looks like I'm the odd man out here on size but I make is what I've seen referred to as a "couch quilt" which is smaller than a bed size quilt. It is more in the line of 62-65" x 50-55" range. ...
10-27-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,826

What a treat it was to listen to the book and I'm...

What a treat it was to listen to the book and I'm looking forward to listening to this latest story. I found out about the book here on Quilting Board.
Forum: Main
10-22-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,921

I have my table angled across the corner of the...

I have my table angled across the corner of the room. I have the extra space I need at the back of the table for a quilt to hang or puddle without taking up much more floor space than it would...
Forum: Main
10-18-2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,679

I taught business classes at a university and...

I taught business classes at a university and encouraged my students to use the library rather than just rely on the internet for information. Much of the information you are looking for is not...
10-17-2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,213

I use baking soda and white vinegar for cleaning....

I use baking soda and white vinegar for cleaning. Make a paste of it and use it to scrub sinks, tubs, tile. I use white vinegar to remove mold from the stucco on the outside of my house in Florida....
Forum: Main
10-17-2019, 03:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,057

I'll put in my 2 cents worth on tape. I love...

I'll put in my 2 cents worth on tape. I love painters tape and use it on my rulers as well. So that I know which side of the tape is the proper measurement I draw an arrow on the tape to the edge I...
Forum: Main
10-16-2019, 03:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,437

In my experience color catchers will never come...

In my experience color catchers will never come out "clean". They will always have some color or gray to them after using them. This doesn't mean however that your fabric will continue to bleed...
Forum: Main
07-04-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,114

I'm a big fan of making things in 10's. Easy to...

I'm a big fan of making things in 10's. Easy to count and also gives me some variety of tasks. I store my completed squares in baggies, each with 10 in them. If you want to make 8 like HST at a...
Forum: Main
07-04-2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,737

I have made a 3D bow tie quilt and didn't have...

I have made a 3D bow tie quilt and didn't have problems sewing things together but I did mine differently that the tutorial listed above. Sorry but I don't have a picture to share.
Here is the...
Forum: Main
07-03-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,019

I like the air erasable (purple) marker and mark...

I like the air erasable (purple) marker and mark as I go. I use Leonis brand which I get on Amazon as they don't dry out as fast. Marks will last 30-45 minutes before I can't see them well enough. ...
Forum: Main
06-13-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,573

I sew a lot so over the years I have taken my...

I sew a lot so over the years I have taken my machines in yearly for a tune up. I have a 1977 Viking that is still going strong and has been passed on to my daughter. That is a mechanical machine. ...
06-10-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,075

Baking soda and white vinegar are my go to...

Baking soda and white vinegar are my go to cleaners. White vinegar gets the mold/mildew off stucco house (outside) in Florida better than bleach and much safer. Spray with vinegar, let sit a bit,...
Forum: Main
06-10-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,700

If you are on FaceBook there are several Janome...

If you are on FaceBook there are several Janome sites that are good for problem solving. One is a general Janome site for all machines and then there are some that are machine model specific. I...
Forum: Main
06-10-2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,771

I would applique them first.

I would applique them first.
Forum: Main
05-18-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,579

I use either Karen Kay Buckley circles or make my...

I use either Karen Kay Buckley circles or make my own using heat resistant template plastic. It is difficult to cut smooth edge on circles, especially the smaller ones, so I use a nail file to...
Forum: Main
05-17-2019, 03:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624

A mitered corner is a 45 degree angle. Most...

A mitered corner is a 45 degree angle. Most rulers have this marked. To miter binding you don't need a ruler. To miter borders a ruler helps.
Forum: Main
05-17-2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,695

While I have never done it I have seen comments...

While I have never done it I have seen comments that by quilting from the back which has few seams your quilt glides through under the foot more easily and there isn't the hesitation that you often...
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