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07-06-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,134
Posted By catmcclure

One of the easiest ways to control bias is...

One of the easiest ways to control bias is Elmer's. Before you cut the square, simply smear Elmer's across the cutting area and let it dry. It will not allow the bias to stretch.
06-29-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,965
Posted By catmcclure

What's quicker is a minute or two in the...

What's quicker is a minute or two in the microwave.
06-22-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,085
Posted By catmcclure

I was in Jenny's studio in January - it didn't...

I was in Jenny's studio in January - it didn't look that organized - it looked lived in. But then again, if I were going to photograph mine, I'd organize it too.
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06-21-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,306
Posted By catmcclure

Plastic cloth on table or something to protect...

Plastic cloth on table or something to protect tabletop. Then soak a bathtowel and spread over the mat. Leave for several hours. Then remove towel and let mat dry.
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06-21-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,581
Posted By catmcclure

Dick Blick (and Amazon) sell newsprint in letter...

Dick Blick (and Amazon) sell newsprint in letter size reams (500 sheets) for about $6 - $8. It works better than almost anything else I've tried for paper piecing. ...
06-19-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By catmcclure

301A and Morse Machines

I have health problems and need to get rid of some of my sewing machines. I have a 301A in a case with zigzag and buttonhole attachments and a lot of feet and other accessories (including bobbins). ...
06-19-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,932
Posted By catmcclure

Unfortunately, your complaining won't do any good...

Unfortunately, your complaining won't do any good if the cash register shows that they DO sell.
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06-18-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,202
Posted By catmcclure

I'd suggest you file a DBA with your county and...

I'd suggest you file a DBA with your county and get a sales tax number. That number gets you wholesale pricing from the fabric warehouses and even regular quilt shops.
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06-18-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,655
Posted By catmcclure

It's a simplified Broken Star. The stars usually...

It's a simplified Broken Star. The stars usually have 16 pieces in each diamond. This quilt only has four large pieces in the diamonds instead of 16. About halfway down the page at the website is...
Forum: Pictures
06-17-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,981
Posted By catmcclure

Your points look fine to me. The reason the two...

Your points look fine to me. The reason the two side rows don't match point to point with the center row is the chocolate sashing. Without that the points would match - at least in my opinion.
06-14-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,406
Posted By catmcclure

They make small teardrop style trailers to pull...

They make small teardrop style trailers to pull behind motorcycle. I think i even saw some at a UHaul. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_tvRcd6_Y0
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06-14-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,190
Posted By catmcclure

I think when working with homespun you need...

I think when working with homespun you need either a serger and/or 5/8" seams instead of 1/4", but that's just my opinion. The weave of that stuff is not tight enough for 1/4" seams.
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06-13-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,968
Posted By catmcclure

This quilt is made up of all identical blocks. ...

This quilt is made up of all identical blocks. The blocks are a pineapple pattern. The colors have the same placement in each block. The effect is made up by rotating the block every time. Really...
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06-12-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,401
Posted By catmcclure

If you made the workstation movable (rollers?)...

If you made the workstation movable (rollers?) and instead of an 8x8 make it two 4x8, it might give you more versatility. Also storage - 2' deep shelves/drawers on both sides. I can't reach...
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06-11-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 996
Posted By catmcclure

Sewing Machine Cost

Got to thinking about my sewing machines and how much they cost. I bought a Janome in 1993, an Innovis in 2005, and a couple of antique machines. All in all, I've averaged about $20 a month over...
06-11-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,737
Posted By catmcclure

Back in the early 70's my cousin and I decided to...

Back in the early 70's my cousin and I decided to make our own swimsuits. She made a dark brown one. I, on the other hand, loved a peachy lycra. Thought it would be gorgeous. Well, it was - until...
06-09-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,278
Posted By catmcclure

Where's the catalogue? Always had Sears or...

Where's the catalogue? Always had Sears or Monkey Wards in ours???
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06-09-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,515
Posted By catmcclure

I just got through unpicking a baby quilt for the...

I just got through unpicking a baby quilt for the second time. Bit the bullet and took my machine to the shop. It should work better now - the feed dogs weren't working properly.
Forum: Main
06-09-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,890
Posted By catmcclure

Eleanor's video is on youtube: ...

Eleanor's video is on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z61F_7Gtsck
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06-09-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,847
Posted By catmcclure

Wish I was that young, I'm an earlier vintage.

Wish I was that young, I'm an earlier vintage.
Forum: Pictures
06-08-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,480
Posted By catmcclure

Thrift stores usually have several china cabinets...

Thrift stores usually have several china cabinets available. I love them for fabric/quilt storage. Sure beats the price of new storage cabinets.
Forum: Pictures
06-08-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,245
Posted By catmcclure

This is such a great way to use all the little...

This is such a great way to use all the little leftover pieces of batting.
Forum: Pictures
06-08-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,627
Posted By catmcclure

Faux piped border (red piping, blue binding)...

Faux piped border (red piping, blue binding) would look spectacular and echo the last two borders. Also makes it so much easier to machine sew down the binding. Here's a great tutorial. ...
Forum: Main
06-08-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,309
Posted By catmcclure

I use masking/painters tape to keep bias edges...

I use masking/painters tape to keep bias edges from stretching.

When I'm working with small pieces of fabric and small templates, I sometimes use scotch tape to tape the fabric to the cutting...
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06-08-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,868
Posted By catmcclure

Home Depot and Lowes sell moving boxes from 87...

Home Depot and Lowes sell moving boxes from 87 cents to about $3. Check online. They're the same as the UHaul boxes and a lot easier to pick up - plus so much cheaper. 25 14x14 boxes for $29 is a...
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