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Forum: Main
07-26-2022, 02:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,265
Posted By NJ Quilter

I agree with everything that's been said so far. ...

I agree with everything that's been said so far. I will highly recommend the use of starch! I don't think it can be over emphasized enough. I use Sta-Flo brand liquid starch and I use a 50/50...
Forum: Main
07-22-2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By NJ Quilter

Another quilt label question

So..I have my embroidered label in hand. I just finished sewing binding to back of quilt.

Do I attach the label before or after it's washed? Perhaps it would need to be washed again after doing...
Forum: Main
07-14-2022, 02:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By NJ Quilter

Thank you for the responses. I have some very...

Thank you for the responses. I have some very cute Thank You notes that a $20 bill would fit into nicely!
Forum: Main
07-13-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By NJ Quilter

Cost for custom label

Hi folks,
I'm in the process of working out a custom embroidered quilt label with a local embroiderer. She's been very kind and helpful regarding design. In our initial conversation I asked her...
Forum: Main
06-30-2022, 05:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,596
Posted By NJ Quilter

I'm not a scrappy quilter by any means. I also...

I'm not a scrappy quilter by any means. I also only buy for projects as I just don't have room to store anything. Beyond that I know if I bought a piece of fabric just because I liked it, I'd never...
06-28-2022, 04:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By NJ Quilter

Welcome from NJ. I love the idea of a 'tiny...

Welcome from NJ. I love the idea of a 'tiny house' as your guest room! Wish I had one. Enjoy your new home.
Forum: Main
06-28-2022, 04:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By NJ Quilter

I just used a very directional fabric for the...

I just used a very directional fabric for the border of a quilt I'm currently working on. I cut the fabric lengthwise so I could have the images facing the same direction all the way around. This...
06-15-2022, 02:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By NJ Quilter

We went tankless for hot water when we had to...

We went tankless for hot water when we had to replace our heater several years ago. Best thing ever. Our heat/hot water is natural gas. Our gas bill dropped dramatically immediately. You do have...
Forum: Main
06-13-2022, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By NJ Quilter

I've never tried it but I would be very hesitant....

I've never tried it but I would be very hesitant. I would think the adhesive would bind up the needle and make it very difficult to pull the needle through by hand.

I usually pin baste my quilts. ...
Forum: Main
06-09-2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By NJ Quilter

Apologies to Synnove for not answering your...

Apologies to Synnove for not answering your initial question. I've not used Treasure thread. I've used all kinds of other hand quilting thread - all mentioned above - as well as JoAnn's Americana...
Forum: Main
06-09-2022, 03:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By NJ Quilter

Glad you asked the question as I have one as...

Glad you asked the question as I have one as well. I'm not trying to hijack your thread (no pun intended, lol) but do have a similar question.

I'm in the process of hand quilting a baby quilt. I...
Forum: Main
05-10-2022, 03:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By NJ Quilter

I like various threads. Really don't have a...

I like various threads. Really don't have a favorite, per se. I use whatever brand has the color I want for any given quilt. I very much do like 'Thread Heaven'. It is a thread conditioner. ...
Forum: Main
05-05-2022, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By NJ Quilter

My normal way is pretty low-tech. I lay out my...

My normal way is pretty low-tech. I lay out my quilt top on my king-size bed (it's the largest flat surface in my house!). I then take my pre-washed backing fabric and lay it over the top. I fold...
Forum: Main
05-03-2022, 03:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,228
Posted By NJ Quilter

I don't mark as my-ty does but I do trim before...

I don't mark as my-ty does but I do trim before sewing on binding as I usually have quite the excess of backing/batting after sandwiching. I place my ruler 1/4" from edge of quilt and trim batting...
Forum: Main
05-03-2022, 03:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By NJ Quilter

This is what I've done in the past as well when...

This is what I've done in the past as well when hand sewing. I have a 6" long ruler that I use for this purpose as well as any other smaller cuts/trimming.
Forum: Main
04-18-2022, 03:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,632
Posted By NJ Quilter

I've had a couple of Rowenta's and liked them...

I've had a couple of Rowenta's and liked them both. Never had spitting/leaking issues that were not user created (too much water in tank). I will say, I think it's imperative that you read the...
Forum: Main
04-14-2022, 03:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By NJ Quilter

Toogie that's a lovely dedication gown and your...

Toogie that's a lovely dedication gown and your embroidery is beautiful. I'm going to be using white embroidery floss as there is a bit of other embroidery already on the gown also done in white. I...
Forum: Main
04-13-2022, 03:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By NJ Quilter

Thanks, ladies, for the suggestions. It never...

Thanks, ladies, for the suggestions. It never occurred to me to mark the stabilizer! I was planning on using that behind the fabric. Since that was the case I decided on the tear away stabilizer...
Forum: Main
04-12-2022, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By NJ Quilter

Almost quilt related - marking tool for hand embroidery

I have a question for those who hand embroider. I have an heirloom Christening gown that I must now embroider three generations of babies who have worn this gown. The grands are on their way! This...
Forum: Pictures
04-10-2022, 05:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,456
Posted By NJ Quilter

Congrats on attempting hand quilting! As others...

Congrats on attempting hand quilting! As others have said, your stitches will become more uniform and smaller over time. Some people find that having a small sandwich to 'warm up' with before...
Forum: Pictures
04-10-2022, 04:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,827
Posted By NJ Quilter

Great quilt! I wouldn't have thought of those...

Great quilt! I wouldn't have thought of those color combinations either but you did a fabulous job. When I did a similar quilt a couple of decades ago I pieced it all by hand so not horrible. I've...
Forum: Main
04-05-2022, 03:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,394
Posted By NJ Quilter

I would definitely press the seams open. I find...

I would definitely press the seams open. I find that it's far easier to get seams to line up correctly when pressing open as things tend to not wiggle as much as when you're nesting seams.
04-02-2022, 04:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By NJ Quilter

I, too, was going to suggest pj bottoms. Easiest...

I, too, was going to suggest pj bottoms. Easiest thing in the world to do and modify as needed.
Forum: Main
03-16-2022, 02:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,968
Posted By NJ Quilter

I've only used the blue painters tape for that...

I've only used the blue painters tape for that purpose in the past and been disappointed. I'd try the green 'frog tape' as I know it sticks much better to surfaces when painting, lol, but can't say...
Forum: Main
03-15-2022, 03:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,439
Posted By NJ Quilter

Go to Bucilla.com. They (I believe) used to sell...

Go to Bucilla.com. They (I believe) used to sell many of those kits. I know I did more than a couple in my past life, lol. They may be able to help you with pattern/colors. I don't think that...
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