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Forum: Main
02-06-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,626
Posted By Charleen DiSante

haha, I've done the same things and do really...

haha, I've done the same things and do really feel dumb for a second about forgetting I can go 'old school' and turn the handwheel.
Forum: Main
08-26-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,207
Posted By Charleen DiSante

Always good to have an 'inside' view. Thanks for...

Always good to have an 'inside' view. Thanks for sharing. What about current models? Is it time to switch to another brand?
Forum: Main
08-26-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,207
Posted By Charleen DiSante

Vikings

Faintly Artistic (cool moniker) I am so glad someone finally mentioned a Daisy. It seemed like on one else had one. We bought it shortly after returning from overseas in 1998. I also have a...
Forum: Recipes
08-22-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,958
Posted By Charleen DiSante

Almonds are one of my favorites too! We moved to...

Almonds are one of my favorites too! We moved to North Carolina and I have a pecan tree in my yard. It is fun to gather them and use in so many ways. My grandmother had black walnuts in her yard...
Forum: Tutorials
08-01-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 171,107
Posted By Charleen DiSante

it is funny that this post should be coming up...

it is funny that this post should be coming up today. I have wondered about using selvedges for quilting but always thought they'd be too heavy. I was wondering if, since you might be fusing the...
Forum: Pictures
08-01-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,477
Posted By Charleen DiSante

Your pouches are cute! Love pouches and scrap...

Your pouches are cute! Love pouches and scrap sewing! Nicely done and thanks for posting.
Forum: Main
08-01-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,150
Posted By Charleen DiSante

I love the ideas you folks have expressed. I...

I love the ideas you folks have expressed. I have 6.5 inch squares and hadn't thought of adding the fabrics to do square in a square. I have a pillow a friend embroidered with their dates, etc. that...
Forum: Main
07-25-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,192
Posted By Charleen DiSante

I use pill bottles for holding old needles and...

I use pill bottles for holding old needles and blades. (didn't see that anyone mentioned this yet)
Forum: Pictures
07-18-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,428
Posted By Charleen DiSante

Thanks for posting your tote bag! I especially...

Thanks for posting your tote bag! I especially like sewing the short strips on muslin pieces. Did you also use a stiffer interfacing for the lining or was the stiffness of the selvages enough?
Forum: Main
07-01-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,606
Posted By Charleen DiSante

I put 'make your own' or diy iron caddy and this...

I put 'make your own' or diy iron caddy and this is one I found for free
https://quiltingcubby.com/sew-your-own-heat-proof-iron-caddy/

It is just like the one I paid for at my LQS but it was...
Forum: Main
07-01-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,117
Posted By Charleen DiSante

Will have to check it out here in NC.

Will have to check it out here in NC.
Forum: Main
06-10-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,939
Posted By Charleen DiSante

thanks for asking this question. It got me...

thanks for asking this question. It got me introduced to some of the best ideas.
Forum: Main
05-23-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,951
Posted By Charleen DiSante

Hi Liking quilting, I used to help write...

Hi Liking quilting, I used to help write homeowner's insurance and in that "other life" learned that without a rider specifically insuring certain items, you will not get the full value to replace...
05-23-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,893
Posted By Charleen DiSante

It is so helpful that you posted this information...

It is so helpful that you posted this information and process for re-finishing the table. I have a FW table like that one and it was in a shed for 6 or 7 months and came out with the finish flaking....
Forum: Main
04-11-2019, 04:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,233
Posted By Charleen DiSante

Interesting comments. I was considering the...

Interesting comments. I was considering the stated value of the box vs the usefulness of each item. I guess you can't satisfy everyone but it would be a neat birthday/mother's day gift. (i.e. I...
Forum: Main
04-01-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,679
Posted By Charleen DiSante

I believe broadcloth originally was all cotton...

I believe broadcloth originally was all cotton but have not seen any at Joanns but have seen it other places. Sorry, memory doesn't always serve well so googling might get your more.
Forum: Main
03-28-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,928
Posted By Charleen DiSante

Sew the 2 inch pieces together with a background...

Sew the 2 inch pieces together with a background piece and make 4 patches, etc
Forum: Main
03-28-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,679
Posted By Charleen DiSante

I know this may seem heretic to some folks but...

I know this may seem heretic to some folks but here goes. (LOL) Try using Broadcloth. It is thinner than some quilt fabrics but may work in these small squares and it is more closely woven. Don't...
Forum: Main
01-31-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,804
Posted By Charleen DiSante

Iceblossom, that is perfect!

Iceblossom, that is perfect!
Forum: Main
01-10-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,226
Posted By Charleen DiSante

Having lived in Africa your title got my...

Having lived in Africa your title got my attention! Could you elaborate on the pattern? Is it applique? panels? did you purchase it in Africa? make it there? It is a beautiful quilt. Tia.
Forum: Main
01-07-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,048
Posted By Charleen DiSante

Personally if one word is all caps I don't think...

Personally if one word is all caps I don't think of it as shouting but just emphasizing that word, but if all are, then it kind of assails my eyes. LOL (Now, that's all caps) Now back to the...
Forum: Main
12-23-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,960
Posted By Charleen DiSante

Thank you for this info, especially with reminder...

Thank you for this info, especially with reminder about Wright of fabric.
Forum: Main
12-17-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,960
Posted By Charleen DiSante

I have been researching weighted blankets for a...

I have been researching weighted blankets for a couple of friends and am searching for the proper weight that should be used according to the individuals weight. Has anyone seen a table or formula...
Forum: Main
12-06-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,866
Posted By Charleen DiSante

Well done! I sometimes think panels look like,...

Well done! I sometimes think panels look like, well panels but you have made this one look like it is all pieced with the great quilting.
Forum: Main
11-02-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,407
Posted By Charleen DiSante

Just wanted to say thanks to you all for the...

Just wanted to say thanks to you all for the encouragement and helpful comments. I don't post often now because of poorer internet connection but thanks to you all. Charlie
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