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05-11-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By cjr

Just saw this morning on Michael Miller Fabrics...

Just saw this morning on Michael Miller Fabrics free pattern in blue & white a pieced Japan themed quilt. Nice pattern
Forum: Main
11-05-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By cjr

need new machine Juki HZLG220

My 43 yr old machine has officially succombed to high usage. I am leaning towards buying a Juki HZLG220. Have you used this machine? What can you tell me about it? Does it need lots of repairs?...
Forum: Main
08-30-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,683
Posted By cjr

If you are a repurposing peerson ( thrift...

If you are a repurposing peerson ( thrift shopper) look for table cloths, drapes & sheets. They offer much nore yardage and are usually very reasonable.Many people use large men's shirts or women;s...
Forum: Main
06-22-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,459
Posted By cjr

My Modern quilt guild did this last month....

My Modern quilt guild did this last month. Batting comparisons. several board members contacted batting manufactures, obtained free samples & literature. Each speaker read up on merits of each...
Forum: Main
11-02-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,981
Posted By cjr

I pre was all my fabrics. Set washer on gentle or...

I pre was all my fabrics. Set washer on gentle or fine cycle. Much less tangling of strips. I have also found laying pieces flat on top of dryer before putting in to get out wrinkles. I keep scissors...
10-08-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,551
Posted By cjr

Find something really unique. I have found shows...

Find something really unique. I have found shows before payday the 15 & 30 of the month have less sales then those right after pay day. Also accept credit cards. Point out what makes your things...
09-06-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,459
Posted By cjr

I became aware of this about a year ago. All...

I became aware of this about a year ago. All brands have gone smaller
Also some newspapers.
Forum: Main
07-30-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,766
Posted By cjr

I have washed tops & blocks that I've acquired...

I have washed tops & blocks that I've acquired that were made by some one else. I do not know where they have been or what they came in contact with. For medical reasons I pre wash all fabrics as...
06-21-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,448
Posted By cjr

Do not know what those are, --- I have a 778,...

Do not know what those are, --- I have a 778, purchased brand new in 1976. Gets very heavy use, my primary sewing machine. It is a work horse. 3 things - Do not over wind bobbin, keep bobbin area...
Forum: Main
06-16-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,777
Posted By cjr

I have to prewash all fabrics due to medical...

I have to prewash all fabrics due to medical conditions. Use a gentle cycle on washing machine. I do a lot of scrap quilting & have aquired fabrics from other quilters that are odd shapes, I prewash...
05-19-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 31,534
Posted By cjr

I hope to finish sorting scraps by Summer's end....

I hope to finish sorting scraps by Summer's end. Way way to many. I did use older 3" strips last month. Made 4 NICU quilts for our MQG. No pics.
Forum: Main
03-26-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,109
Posted By cjr

hearts & flowers, alternating rows.

hearts & flowers, alternating rows.
Forum: Main
01-25-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,255
Posted By cjr

As for the pencil markings -- There is an eraser...

As for the pencil markings -- There is an eraser for fabric that will get them off. I bought it years ago so do not know the brand. A soft tan artist eraser probably will work also.
Forum: Main
09-26-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,189
Posted By cjr

sew buttons on. Runner takes 1 yd of fabric....

sew buttons on. Runner takes 1 yd of fabric. Current quilt shop fabric prices are upwards of $12.00 yd. Do not under price your self. Minium wage is $10.00 per hr.
Forum: Main
09-26-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 41,983
Posted By cjr

I sandwhich insulbrite between cotton quilt...

I sandwhich insulbrite between cotton quilt batting then pretty cover on outside. DO NOT QUILT INSULBRITE. heat comes thru the holes. The binding holds the insulbrite in just fine.
09-14-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By cjr

I sew on a 778 regularly. Mine is a work horse....

I sew on a 778 regularly. Mine is a work horse. I LOVE It. It needs lots of oil , especially in bobbin area. Oil attracts lint. I clean mine with every bobbin change with a pipe cleaner. Also be...
Forum: Main
07-08-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,871
Posted By cjr

The Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild does "Lottery"...

The Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild does "Lottery" blocks. Swap director demos block for that month. Following month all who participate receive 1 ticket per block made. Numbers drawn. Winner goes home...
07-05-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By cjr

Air & Space Mueseum, Japanese American gardens...

Air & Space Mueseum, Japanese American gardens (free),Pacific Fabrics near downtown
09-19-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,565
Posted By cjr

My first machine in 1962 was a Riccar. I used it...

My first machine in 1962 was a Riccar. I used it for about 13 1/2 yrs. Very happy I traded it for a Singer 778 that is still my primary machine. The Riccar had many problems and was not fun to use,....
08-04-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,957
Posted By cjr

contacted my partner

contacted my partner
08-04-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,972
Posted By cjr

Block mailed to joycerowell (June swap )...

Block mailed to joycerowell (June swap ) yesterday and Hope Harris (july swap)
Forum: Pictures
08-02-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 86,748
Posted By cjr

6 point stars are made with either a 60 degree...

6 point stars are made with either a 60 degree triangle or 60 degree diamond ruler. If you use the triangle. the bottom of the star can be pieced before cutting, much easier then piecing triangles....
07-31-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,926
Posted By cjr

I have used a touch & sew for 40 years - my daily...

I have used a touch & sew for 40 years - my daily go to machine. Two things - Bobbin has 2 indents that must fit in bobbin case. Also do not over fill do not go past last white circle. Before you...
04-16-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,446
Views: 160,476
Posted By cjr

mailed yesterday at local PO. It was very busy...

mailed yesterday at local PO. It was very busy because of IRS tax deadline. Sorry for the lateness on some of these.

ljpTexas Jan block mailed yesterday.

MonaG Feb block mailed yesterday.
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02-25-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2,446
Views: 160,476
Posted By cjr

I received a gorgous castle block from oksewnsew,...

I received a gorgous castle block from oksewnsew, our fearless leader. It is really cool and very creative. She paper pieced it which I do not do. Thank you so very much Jean. If you photo it please...
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