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Forum: Main
06-10-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,102
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

Oh look at those pretty stitches! I see 69...

Oh look at those pretty stitches! I see 69 (actually 70) wonderful ways to have fun on your new machine! Enjoy and have fun with it!
Forum: Main
06-10-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

It appears to be a panel digitally printed from...

It appears to be a panel digitally printed from her Corel Draw design and then quilted. Unique, interesting piece.
Forum: Main
06-10-2021, 02:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,992
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

I'm sure this will receive varying responses but...

I'm sure this will receive varying responses but in my case I oil the six points "frequently" which equates to approximately 8-10 hours of sewing. One little drop unless I can hear the need for more...
Forum: Main
06-09-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

I've done a few collage quilts using both and...

I've done a few collage quilts using both and they both work but I much prefer the LITE because it's not as stiff and it is easier to sew through (less gunk on the needle). Perhaps the final use of...
Forum: Main
06-08-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,992
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

Forgot all about the Sailrite machines - will...

Forgot all about the Sailrite machines - will have to bookmark that info for the future. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Main
06-08-2021, 04:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

Hello Gay! Glad it all worked out for you.

Hello Gay! Glad it all worked out for you.
Forum: Pictures
06-05-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,758
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

Love teal and all things bright & colorful! Your...

Love teal and all things bright & colorful! Your whole quilt is beautiful from the design, fabrics, borders, etc.. Just lovely!
Forum: Pictures
06-05-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,944
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

Sharp looking quilts - I always enjoy Krista...

Sharp looking quilts - I always enjoy Krista Moser designs and that striped fabric is perfect!
Forum: Main
06-01-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,992
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

That's great advise - if/when I need to replace...

That's great advise - if/when I need to replace or upgrade to a stronger machine I will remember this. What model of Juki Industrial did you purchase? I know you're a consumer of all types of...
Forum: Main
06-01-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

I can see the value in trying this - will do so...

I can see the value in trying this - will do so next I need volumes of HST - thanks for posting!
Forum: Main
06-01-2021, 02:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,992
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

Another vote for the Juki TL series machines...

Another vote for the Juki TL series machines (2010, 2200). It's a straight stitch only solid workhorse machine that has sewn through layers of leather, webbing, upholstery fabrics, etc.. Very...
Forum: Main
05-28-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,873
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

The Kira quilt is one of my favorites! Itís a...

The Kira quilt is one of my favorites! Itís a fun one to make and I always love the results.

I do not have the stripology ruler and get along just fine without it. I did not have any trouble at...
Forum: Main
05-19-2021, 02:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,239
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

I, too, recall the first time you posted that...

I, too, recall the first time you posted that amazing horse and being in awe of your creative talent - fabulous work and well deserving of the ribbon!
Forum: Main
05-09-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

I've made a few 18" memory bears and enjoyed...

I've made a few 18" memory bears and enjoyed using this pattern - Simplicity A2115 AKA: McCalls L9547 (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/776659898225237154/)

The bears turned out great - my advise is...
Forum: Pictures
05-06-2021, 04:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,338
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

That's quite a beautiful finish and how lovely...

That's quite a beautiful finish and how lovely that great great grandma's fabric was incorporated. I completely agree that your choice of coastal blue made the quilt sparkle!
Forum: Main
05-06-2021, 04:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,606
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

I've not been sewing long enough to even think...

I've not been sewing long enough to even think for a moment that I shouldn't read through all of the instructions, think about the math, the steps, the fabric direction, block construction, etc.. ...
Forum: Main
05-06-2021, 04:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,039
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

Due to moving, I purged through my fabric stash...

Due to moving, I purged through my fabric stash and sold fabrics though a few Facebook Groups. I spent a fair amount of time measuring, taking pics, etc.. When I sold items I invoiced the buyers...
Forum: Main
05-06-2021, 03:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

Good Morning and thank you for your helpful...

Good Morning and thank you for your helpful ideas! I have used the design helper with various widths for these two fabrics and it does show how the patterns differ greatly. FYI the pics reveal...
Forum: Main
05-05-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

Hope the two images come through this time..

Hope the two images come through this time..
Forum: Main
05-05-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

One Block Wonder questions

Hello all - I'm thinking of using one of the two fabrics from Robert Kauffman Venice fabric line for my 1st OBW. I've played with the design helper, have read Maxine Rosenthal's book, have also read...
Forum: Pictures
04-26-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,187
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

Your version of Grassy Creek is perfection to my...

Your version of Grassy Creek is perfection to my eyes. I love your blend of pattern changes, fabric choices and your border is perfect! It's not too much, not too busy and still has great color...
Forum: Pictures
04-26-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,885
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

Your Christmas colors work so well with this BH...

Your Christmas colors work so well with this BH pattern - fabulous quilt!
Forum: Main
04-20-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

I have a similar model (TL220QVP-mini) and I can...

I have a similar model (TL220QVP-mini) and I can say that the thread cutter feature in the pedal is very, very sensitive. Many times I've experienced what you're describing - I'm only touching the...
Forum: Main
04-18-2021, 02:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,144
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

A very gift-worthy quilting magazine is...

A very gift-worthy quilting magazine is QuiltFolk. Happens to be my favorite (and only) magazine subscription.
Forum: Main
04-03-2021, 03:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By TheMerkleFamily

I'm guessing you're fitting to a full size...

I'm guessing you're fitting to a full size mattress that is typically 54" x 75". If so, your end result of 400 5" squares appears accurate. However, I think your width should be 88" (54+17+17) and...
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