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07-04-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Gay

Is your stitch length too long? You should have...

Is your stitch length too long? You should have about 9-10 per inch.
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07-03-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,701
Posted By Gay

Never bought any toile because it's been too...

Never bought any toile because it's been too expensive here, but I could envision as background for a DWR. with matching color rings.
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07-03-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,192
Posted By Gay

For 40 yrs I used an upright washer with the...

For 40 yrs I used an upright washer with the agitator, and had so much trouble with dirty marks left on clothes, so bought a front loading tumble washer 12 yrs ago. I am on my own now so not a lot to...
06-30-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By Gay

Rob, you are a delight, so funny. lol. I'm like...

Rob, you are a delight, so funny. lol. I'm like that 80yo lady. It took nearly a lifetime to get my other half to dial up a phone call, so no way would he touch a computer or mobile phone.
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06-27-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By Gay

You can download the manual here ...

You can download the manual here
https://www.bernina.com/he-IL/Support-IL/Machines/BERNINA-4-Series/BERNINA-aurora-440-QE-il

Go to page 59 for embroidery info.
Forum: Main
06-25-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 37,666
Posted By Gay

Kwiltr...

Kwiltr (https://www.quiltingboard.com/members/kwiltr-u123492.html) - Try drawing up your design in the 'applique/patch' window. Sometimes I've had to do this, then change back to the normal drawing...
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06-24-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,190
Posted By Gay

For a first try, I would probably do a simple...

For a first try, I would probably do a simple meander, perhaps with loops, so the rows blends into each other with high & low points. I don't know the size of your blocks, guessing 6 or 8", but you...
06-21-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By Gay

This pattern was on the webpage Barb posted. I...

This pattern was on the webpage Barb posted. I think it's on wheels, an idea I love.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/289985817/tuffet-pattern-with-instructions?ref=landingpage_similar_listing_top-6
06-20-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By Gay

Embroidery Online have these, but you may have to...

Embroidery Online have these, but you may have to contact them regarding the sizes. The designs ends up 9.5" so one would hope each block is made up of smaller designs.

Rose of Sharon...
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06-17-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,799
Posted By Gay

I nearly always buy sheets for backing. They are...

I nearly always buy sheets for backing. They are less than a third of the price of quilting fabric. Some are up to 50pc poly and they quilt up fine, but higher poly content I will not touch.
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06-17-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By Gay

I like wesings' idea. The stitching line helps to...

I like wesings' idea. The stitching line helps to fold the paper if you don't wish to sew through it.
Have you thought of drawing up a quarter pineapple block, then copy that with the printer. You...
Forum: Main
06-14-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By Gay

I mostly use copy paper, even for machine...

I mostly use copy paper, even for machine embroidery, If I soak the finished square in warm water, the paper comes away easily.
Forum: Main
06-10-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By Gay

Perhaps cut a rectangle with the longer side an...

Perhaps cut a rectangle with the longer side an inch (or more) longer than your square and cut once diagonally. Sew to opposite sides of the square (with the diag. cut side to the outside). Trim off...
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06-01-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,999
Posted By Gay

I would look at snowballing rectangles to get the...

I would look at snowballing rectangles to get the same effect, and draw it up on paper to the size you'd like, something like this eg. It's a bit like the pineapple block
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05-27-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 806
Posted By Gay

Is the thread catching on the spool, or knotting...

Is the thread catching on the spool, or knotting up somewhere along the path? Try turning the spool up so the thread comes off in the opposite clockwise direction. Even changing thread brand might...
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05-27-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,544
Posted By Gay

Mine are here, though not up to date. I have...

Mine are here, though not up to date. I have another 6 or 7 to add sometime.

my quilts (https://www.quiltingboard.com/members/gay-u77009.html)
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05-12-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,667
Posted By Gay

The simplest option I can think of is to run your...

The simplest option I can think of is to run your narrow border through the outer borders, and you can have whatever width you like.
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04-26-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,844
Posted By Gay

Your measurements look fine to me. When pieces...

Your measurements look fine to me. When pieces are laid out it will look out of proportion, but if you have cut each piece the correct size, all will fall into place when sewn together. I would...
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04-22-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By Gay

Does anyone remember those nylon petticoats/half...

Does anyone remember those nylon petticoats/half slips we used to wear, and they stuck to our legs? Had to spray them with hair spray to settle the static electricity. Just a thought.
Forum: Main
04-20-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,612
Posted By Gay

This link will show a larger pic of the cover,...

This link will show a larger pic of the cover, but it doesn't say the name of the quilts.

https://pinkandbarbara.typepad.com/my_weblog/2012/03/the-new-issue-of-irish-quilting.html
Forum: Main
04-17-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By Gay

I love the Brother machines, and those Patrice J...

I love the Brother machines, and those Patrice J suggests, depends on your budget as the up market ones will cost as much as a car. I would suggest you look into the PRS100 , as most normal machines...
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04-16-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By Gay

Perhaps if you googled Pam Bono quilts you would...

Perhaps if you googled Pam Bono quilts you would find it & post a link
Forum: Main
04-13-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By Gay

My repair guy just left, and showed me to wind...

My repair guy just left, and showed me to wind the hand wheel back and forward while moving the feed-dog lever. Lo & behold, it worked. After doing it a few times I don't need to move the wheel. ...
Forum: Main
04-13-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,390
Posted By Gay

My method can't be used in all cases, but I couch...

My method can't be used in all cases, but I couch using crochet and thicker threads in the bobbin, with little or no tension, and a tighter tension on the top thread, and work with fabric upside...
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04-12-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By Gay

I will be following this post as the same has...

I will be following this post as the same has happened to my Brother 3000 sewing/embroidery machine. The mobile repair guy was supposed to fix this a few months ago but must have forgotten. Maybe...
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