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01-13-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,154
Posted By mpspeedy2

Looks like your method works great. It also...

Looks like your method works great. It also allows you to remove the pins after you finish quilting. It seems like a much easier and more efficient way to machine quilt. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Main
01-10-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,356
Posted By mpspeedy2

This sounds like a dumb question. What is a...

This sounds like a dumb question. What is a Steady Betty?
Forum: Main
01-04-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,009
Posted By mpspeedy2

Looks like a good project to get you started hand...

Looks like a good project to get you started hand quilting. You could even do her features by hand quilting them in colored thread. The piece is small enough that if you didn't like hand quilting...
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01-04-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By mpspeedy2

I am a long time hand quilter. The only thing I...

I am a long time hand quilter. The only thing I machine quilt is the small quilts I make for the Linus Project. I know that they will be washed to death. I just checked to see what hand needles I...
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12-07-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,693
Posted By mpspeedy2

I own two, stand alone, embroidery machines. My...

I own two, stand alone, embroidery machines. My first was a Bernina. I used it so much it is pretty much worn out. I supplemented it with a Brother that uses the same software PES. I probably...
Forum: Main
12-05-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,331
Posted By mpspeedy2

That sounds like the best way to do it. It would...

That sounds like the best way to do it. It would prevent someone accidently marking up the finished quilt in the wrong place. It would also prevent the marker bleeding through the finished quilt....
Forum: Main
12-01-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,747
Posted By mpspeedy2

sew Steady

I don't know if what I have is a Sew Steady or not. It is a clear piece of acrylic material with legs and cut to fit under the arm of my Bernina. While I don't machine quilt anything larger than a...
Forum: Main
11-14-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,389
Posted By mpspeedy2

Go ahead and wash it. To hang it, just sew a...

Go ahead and wash it. To hang it, just sew a tube of fabric the same width as the quilt, and turn under the raw edges of the tube. Then hand stitch it to the back being careful not to catch more...
Forum: Main
10-15-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,298
Posted By mpspeedy2

You sound like me. My problem is that I sew very...

You sound like me. My problem is that I sew very fast and the vibration tends to make the knee bar fall out of the machine. Every once in a while I bang the end of the knee bar that goes into the...
Forum: Main
09-23-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,580
Posted By mpspeedy2

I have done two white quilts. One lap size and...

I have done two white quilts. One lap size and the other bed size. Each was a solid sheet of premarked cream colored fabric. It makes hand quilting a breeze since there are no seams to contend...
Forum: Main
09-15-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By mpspeedy2

I belong to a group at our local senior center. ...

I belong to a group at our local senior center. We make quilts that are raffled off to benefit the center's programs. I long ago taught myself to quilt with both hands so I don't have any problems...
Forum: Main
09-14-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,382
Posted By mpspeedy2

Why I make quilts.

I make at least 20 quilts or blankets each month for our local Linus Project. At least half of them are pieces of colorful fleece that I crochet a decorative border around with yarn. The rest are...
Forum: Main
09-10-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,417
Posted By mpspeedy2

Iron with feet.

I have that iron and I love it. I probably would have had a fire without it. It allows me to set the iron down without worrying about it setting my ironing board on fire.
Forum: Main
08-13-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,027
Posted By mpspeedy2

Experience

I still can't get used to the idea that the majority of persons on this board are "machine" quilters. The only things I machine quilt are the Linus blankets I make. I realize that they will...
Forum: Main
07-24-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,026
Posted By mpspeedy2

I hand quilted both a queen size white one and a...

I hand quilted both a queen size white one and a hanging size one that I use as the topper for an antique trunk that serves as a coffee table in my living room. Both turned out great.
Forum: Main
07-18-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,697
Posted By mpspeedy2

Seek out your local Linus chapter and make them...

Seek out your local Linus chapter and make them some quilts. It will help get rid of the fabrics in your stash that you probably will not use and make you some new quilting friends at the same time.
Forum: Main
07-08-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,224
Posted By mpspeedy2

I wondered about using something with a strong...

I wondered about using something with a strong magnet like that around a computerized sewing machine. Perhaps a sewing machine dealer could give us some answers. I will be sure and ask my Bernina...
Forum: Main
07-07-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,483
Posted By mpspeedy2

Go to your local Good Will or thrift store and...

Go to your local Good Will or thrift store and see if you can find some curtains or bed linens from the same time frame as your quilt. They could provide fabric that might work.
Forum: Main
07-07-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,717
Posted By mpspeedy2

Did I mention that I am a "handquilter" I only...

Did I mention that I am a "handquilter" I only machine quilt the Linus blankets I make because they will be washed a lot as they are for children.
Forum: Main
07-06-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,717
Posted By mpspeedy2

I would charge her for the fabric and batting...

I would charge her for the fabric and batting etc. And then at least 6 cents a square inch for the quilting. If she doesn't want to spend that much give her the name or contact information for...
Forum: Main
06-01-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,666
Posted By mpspeedy2

My husband and I have been considering downsizing...

My husband and I have been considering downsizing so that we could move into a Senior living facility. I had planned on contacting the guilds I formerly belonged to and offering their members a...
Forum: Main
05-27-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,943
Posted By mpspeedy2

My favorite part is the actual quilting. I am a...

My favorite part is the actual quilting. I am a hand quilter and have been known to purchase a preprinted panel that looks like a pieced quilt and hand quilt the heck out of it. Most people,...
Forum: Main
05-15-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,838
Posted By mpspeedy2

Learning to qult.

I am basically a self taught quilter and for the most part sewer. I did my first sewing on doll clothes. Ironically my mother was a Home Economics major in the college she never completed. She let...
Forum: Main
05-15-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,643
Posted By mpspeedy2

It sounds like we are all in the same boat. I...

It sounds like we are all in the same boat. I have a whole room full of fabric. I make at least 20 Linus quilts a month but it barely makes a dent in my stash. We are getting up in years and...
Forum: Main
05-10-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,928
Posted By mpspeedy2

I purchased the smaller utility table, 47" long,...

I purchased the smaller utility table, 47" long, used in most offices etc. from Staples. My husband was able to cut the legs down so the table now stands at 27 inches. That makes my Bernina...
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