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Forum: Main
02-09-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By HettyB

Making Quilt Stencils

I don't want to buy quilt stencils (well, I do but have to be sensible).

I have arthritis and it hurts to use an X-Acto or craft knife, and I am certainly not keen on melting stencil plastic. What...
Forum: Main
08-20-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By HettyB

Cuddle/Plush/Minky fabric problems

Received two tops for Linus to quilt. One lap size and the other single bed sized

The backing given is cuddle plush type fabrics.

It is like quilting a melted marshmallow. The quilt just lays...
Forum: Main
05-03-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,816
Posted By HettyB

I would stabilise the quilt by SITD along side...

I would stabilise the quilt by SITD along side the tree trucks which go diagonally.
Then only quilt the white areas with a simple infill of lines going parallel to what would be considered the tree...
Forum: Pictures
04-18-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,850
Posted By HettyB

I love the quilting especially the sun in the...

I love the quilting especially the sun in the corner. Fab!
Forum: Main
04-18-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,888
Posted By HettyB

Thanks to everyone who responded. Some very good...

Thanks to everyone who responded. Some very good suggestions and things that I should think about.

My situation is that I am a 'lone wolf' no longer a member of a quilt group as there are so few...
Forum: Main
04-18-2020, 01:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,888
Posted By HettyB

Question for Linus and Charity Quilters

Just finished quite a number of quilts for Linus. The tops were made by others; I just did the quilting and binding bit. During this current crisis the quilts won't be collected until safe to do so,...
04-18-2020, 01:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By HettyB

Laptop, OS Windows 10, Firefox browser, WiFi...

Laptop, OS Windows 10, Firefox browser, WiFi connection.
04-17-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By HettyB

New Post problems

Having trouble creating new posts. Keeps logging me out either midway through a post or at the point of previewing a post which means all info is lost.

Advice please
Forum: Main
04-17-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,573
Posted By HettyB

Speaking with my textile restorers hat on and...

Speaking with my textile restorers hat on and seconding Ice Blossom - are you storing or displaying? All depends on what you want to do. If you are storing I recommend proper acid free conservation...
Forum: Main
04-17-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,572
Posted By HettyB

One of my domestic machines is in an old kitchen...

One of my domestic machines is in an old kitchen table I bought off a second hand furniture stall for 15. It had one drawer which was accessed from the table end..

We made a cardboard template...
Forum: Main
02-10-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,559
Posted By HettyB

I sew binding to the back and pull to the front. ...

I sew binding to the back and pull to the front. For charity quilts that have no batting because fleece is being used on the back, to secure I use the Bernina blind hem foot with the needle position...
Forum: Main
02-10-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,333
Posted By HettyB

I quilt and piece with Glide. It is reasonably...

I quilt and piece with Glide. It is reasonably priced (even here in the UK), strong and there is no lint.
Forum: Main
02-10-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By HettyB

If you are going to use rulers - make sure you...

If you are going to use rulers - make sure you have the Sure Foot. It is well worth the investment.

HettyB
Forum: Main
01-05-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,707
Posted By HettyB

How much room do you have? I got fed up...

How much room do you have?

I got fed up man-handling quilts through my Bernina Activa so I bought a HQ Sweet16 and it is worth every penny.

The Activa is still in use it to put bindings and...
Forum: Main
01-05-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,758
Posted By HettyB

I bought my chair from an office supply shop. It...

I bought my chair from an office supply shop. It has arms that flip up so out of my way when I don't want them..
Oddly enough the flip up arms in the down position are quite useful for holding the...
Forum: Main
01-01-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By HettyB

Fleece Backing dragging

This is the first time I have used fleece as a backing. I read all the tips I could find here on the QB (many thanks!) before I started.

The only problem I have is it drags terribly across the...
Forum: Main
11-23-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,183
Posted By HettyB

I put a double strip of LED lights on mine and it...

I put a double strip of LED lights on mine and it really helps. I just cut it to the length required.
Forum: Main
11-23-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,383
Posted By HettyB

Do you have the Bernina Walking Foot? If so you...

Do you have the Bernina Walking Foot? If so you can get a different sole plate with central guide especially for SITD and you can use it to follow marked grids. I have one and it cost me about 20...
11-10-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,290
Posted By HettyB

Making a garment from scratch could now be...

Making a garment from scratch could now be considered a luxury if you add up the cost of materials, but knowing how do basic mending isn't and knowing how to cook is a vital life skill. If you can...
Forum: Main
11-10-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,269
Posted By HettyB

Building upon Iceblossom's recommendation, I...

Building upon Iceblossom's recommendation, I would applique flowers in the border and rather than cut areas out, I would cover whole border or area with organza or a fabric that has the sheerness...
10-10-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,526
Posted By HettyB

I have considered getting it, but decided against...

I have considered getting it, but decided against it. There have been times when trying to access their website to read The Daily Blog, and received a message that it was "blocked in your country". ...
10-10-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,452
Posted By HettyB

Hetty was my cat. Her full name was Hetty Boots...

Hetty was my cat. Her full name was Hetty Boots hence HettyB

She was a prim little cat that used to always curl up next to me on the sofa, wanted to be carried around like a baby while drooling...
Forum: Main
10-10-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,494
Posted By HettyB

I have one of the little bird threaders and use...

I have one of the little bird threaders and use it on all the machines I have. I have floaters in one eye so that little bird is very useful.

One trick that was taught to me at a HandiQuilter...
09-27-2019, 02:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,612
Posted By HettyB

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should
09-26-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,446
Posted By HettyB

I have used a locker hook. When I first tried...

I have used a locker hook. When I first tried using the standard rug canvas - that white scratchy stuff, it was tough going and and found it to rough and my hands ached. Tried again with soft...
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