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Forum: Main
06-03-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,985
Posted By charlottequilts

I have the Juki 2010 and absolutely love it. The...

I have the Juki 2010 and absolutely love it. The best descriptor I can think of for its action is "silky." It's very solid, too, and easy to access and clean.

When I first tried to do...
Forum: Main
05-29-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,971
Posted By charlottequilts

Thank you for taking time to do that. This is...

Thank you for taking time to do that. This is really worth looking into.

hugs,
charlotte
Forum: Main
05-29-2022, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,749
Posted By charlottequilts

Bearisgray, that makes total sense, even to me!...

Bearisgray, that makes total sense, even to me! Thanks for posting it.

Patg, the colors in your quilt are so beautiful. Like pink grapefruit and peaches.

hugs,
charlotte
Forum: Main
05-28-2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,749
Posted By charlottequilts

Would you mind explaining this a bit more? I...

Would you mind explaining this a bit more? I have seen videos with the 1/4" left unsewn, and then the adjacent seam goes 1/4" short, too, and somehow ends in the same spot. If you leave 1/2" or...
Forum: Main
05-28-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,971
Posted By charlottequilts

Ru, I am liking the pole lamp idea, since they...

Ru, I am liking the pole lamp idea, since they are adjustable and can be positioned lower than overhead lighting.

Peckish, could you share what kind of bulb or fixture can be adjusted for color...
Forum: Main
05-27-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,971
Posted By charlottequilts

I have a bunch of windows in my sewing room, but...

I have a bunch of windows in my sewing room, but once the light drops (3:30 p.m. in winter), no amount of light from overhead works. There are shadows everywhere. That's why I don't sew at night. ...
Forum: Main
05-19-2022, 05:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,799
Posted By charlottequilts

ITA. I also think that when I've spent days in...

ITA. I also think that when I've spent days in designing and fabric selection for the front, the back shouldn't compete with it. I like to use a matching Kona or maybe a Moda Marble or muslin.
...
Forum: Main
05-18-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,132
Posted By charlottequilts

There's something called FraySoft that doesn't...

There's something called FraySoft that doesn't dry hard, particularly if you don't use a ton of it. I use a toothpick. It's good for snags.

Not sure it's a good solution for applique, though,...
Forum: Main
05-04-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By charlottequilts

How about a dark gray/white check? It would have...

How about a dark gray/white check? It would have some visual interest and camouflage potential.

hugs,
charlotte
Forum: Main
04-27-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,752
Posted By charlottequilts

I wouldn't dislike them without trying them out,...

I wouldn't dislike them without trying them out, but I do wonder how well they blend in with the screen-printed ones.

I'd think that they would work well in precuts, since a lot of people like to...
Forum: Main
04-24-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,000
Posted By charlottequilts

Hmmm, since you're good at applique, would it...

Hmmm, since you're good at applique, would it work to use a green or blue gingham check, alternating with white? Then you'd have the white squares, and the gingham would look fresh and crisp with...
Forum: Main
04-24-2022, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,000
Posted By charlottequilts

Peckish, your baby quilt is just precious. I...

Peckish, your baby quilt is just precious. I especially like the giant rickrack, as it has the "grabability" of prairie points but safer. Is the rickrack hard to find?

hugs,
charlotte
Forum: Main
04-23-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By charlottequilts

Thanks for the interesting and helpful responses....

Thanks for the interesting and helpful responses.

Weighted blankets seem to be a thing now, so maybe a bit of extra weight isn't an issue. That said, for a first try, I'd probably avoid the...
04-22-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,551
Posted By charlottequilts

Our son was pleased with Two Men and a Truck in...

Our son was pleased with Two Men and a Truck in Cincinnati. Thanks for mentioning them, Stitchnripper. We'll be looking for someone soon, ourselves.

charlotte
04-21-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,551
Posted By charlottequilts

I think the most irritating part is when they...

I think the most irritating part is when they check off every "scratched, dented, chipped, etc" box they can, which then releases them from liabiity as to condition on arrival.

Or, throwing long...
Forum: Main
04-21-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,691
Posted By charlottequilts

I've had that problem at the end of the seam,...

I've had that problem at the end of the seam, with twisting or just becoming narrower, and it has helped to either use a wooden skewer with the point sanded down or, better yet, half of a wooden...
Forum: Main
04-21-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By charlottequilts

Scrap quilts with small pieces: heavy? bulky?

So many folks like string quilts and other scrap quilts with small pieces, that I find myself thinking that surely they are much heavier (with all the seam allowances and extra thread).

Has...
Forum: Main
04-19-2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,790
Posted By charlottequilts

I'm sure he does. hugs, charlotte

I'm sure he does.

hugs,
charlotte
Forum: Main
04-18-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,790
Posted By charlottequilts

Kaffe has an intuitive way with color and...

Kaffe has an intuitive way with color and probably never uses a color wheel. Neither do I (not that I'm like him) but I'll bet it would speed things up a bit on the color auditioning. That part is...
Forum: Main
04-17-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By charlottequilts

If it's for clamping to a table, I use the blue...

If it's for clamping to a table, I use the blue Irwin clamps from Home Depot or Lowes. They release with a lever.

It probably depends on the thickness of your surface. On mine, the binder clips...
Forum: Main
04-17-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,790
Posted By charlottequilts

I just put colors together until they feel right....

I just put colors together until they feel right. It's almost like they click together. It can take a while, but once it works, it's magic.

I think a color wheel would over-analyze things and...
Forum: Main
04-08-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,376
Posted By charlottequilts

Despite all their advance apologies and...

Despite all their advance apologies and disclaimers, an order I placed with FQS arrived a week later, hundreds of miles from TX. I was figuring I'd get it in May, but they shipped in a few days. ...
Forum: Main
03-19-2022, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By charlottequilts

Digitally printed repos?

I am wondering how well the new digitally-printed 30s fabrics blend with the old ones and how we as quilters can tell one from the other online. Somehow, digitally-printed feedsacks seems like an...
Forum: Main
03-18-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By charlottequilts

Lisa, I was just wondering if JoAnn's battings...

Lisa, I was just wondering if JoAnn's battings really change that often. Have you tried seeing if a match is there?

charlotte
Forum: Main
03-18-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,640
Posted By charlottequilts

I have a string of LEDs taped to the upper curve...

I have a string of LEDs taped to the upper curve of the Juki's throat and was thrilled for a few years but now keep turning them off because the light bounces off the polished sewing surface and...
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