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Forum: Main
05-21-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By BigDog

I suppose my stitches are bigger than those of...

I suppose my stitches are bigger than those of the experts, but my interest is more in the visual of the whole quilt rather than seeing how much thread I can get on one. I do mostly theme-type...
Forum: Main
05-21-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By BigDog

I'm so sorry...I thought I posted a link in my...

I'm so sorry...I thought I posted a link in my original post. This is JoAnn's...I haven't price checked to see if what I got at Wal-Mart is cheaper.
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Forum: Main
05-21-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By BigDog

I liked the button thread, but it's so thick that...

I liked the button thread, but it's so thick that you need a bigger needle eye that is hard to push/pull through seams. I liked it a lot 'til I tried Outdoor thread.
Forum: Main
05-21-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By BigDog

Thanks for the replies. I think this...

Thanks for the replies.



I think this 'outdoor' thread is very much like the old invisible thread, only colored. Maybe a little thicker, but not much.

I've had such an insanely terrible...
Forum: Main
05-20-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By BigDog

Coats & Clark Outdoor Thread...for hand quilting

I picked up a spool at Wal-Mart because they were out of the color of 'Button' thread that I've found I like for hand quilting. I'm kinda liking this Outdoor thread. It's 100% polyester, and not...
Forum: Main
03-20-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,913
Posted By BigDog

I'm glad to see equilter mentioned. They have...

I'm glad to see equilter mentioned. They have such a huge selection I'm always amazed. Seems like it was around Christmas they had a free shipping deal and I loaded up. Otherwise, I always look for...
Forum: Main
03-18-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,172
Posted By BigDog

Hand quilt. Safety pins.

Hand quilt. Safety pins.
Forum: Main
03-10-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,975
Posted By BigDog

OH WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When I clicked...

OH WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When I clicked the "March Madness" banner, all the Mirage fabrics came up on sale.
Forum: Main
03-10-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,975
Posted By BigDog

Looks like only 5 or 6 are the lower price. I...

Looks like only 5 or 6 are the lower price. I wish they were all on sale. I would load up something fierce.
Forum: Main
02-20-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By BigDog

I'm big on straight stitching. I hand-qullt, and...

I'm big on straight stitching. I hand-qullt, and straight stitching is much easier, BUT I also don't want meandering or fancy scrolls detracting from the fabric or design.

Your fabric tells a...
Forum: Main
02-20-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,357
Posted By BigDog

I use simple, cheap broadcloth for most of my...

I use simple, cheap broadcloth for most of my backs. It's $2.99/yd at Hobby Lobby, and with a 40% coupon, it's under $2/yd, even with tax.

If I want something just a little special for my backs, I...
Forum: Main
02-12-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,296
Posted By BigDog

I have considered buying Minky for backing. I'm...

I have considered buying Minky for backing. I'm abandoning that idea. Broadcloth for me.
02-09-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,107
Posted By BigDog

Interesting. And it makes sense. This saves...

Interesting. And it makes sense.

This saves me a trip to Harbor Freight for now.

Thanks.
Forum: Main
01-10-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,508
Posted By BigDog

Open. I hand quilt and pressing to one side makes...

Open. I hand quilt and pressing to one side makes it too thick to hand quilt through.
Forum: Main
12-30-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,213
Posted By BigDog

+1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

+1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
Forum: Main
12-30-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,372
Posted By BigDog

I was in Hobby Lobby yesterday and they had a...

I was in Hobby Lobby yesterday and they had a good selection at 50% off.
Forum: Main
12-30-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,213
Posted By BigDog

A quilt isn't a quilt unless your doggie helped...

A quilt isn't a quilt unless your doggie helped you make it.

Like this one I'm trying to pin:
12-28-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,895
Posted By BigDog

Is fabric.com's 25% coupon still good? If so,...

Is fabric.com's 25% coupon still good? If so, care to share? I'm supposed to be on their email list but I never get anything.
Forum: Main
12-09-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,038
Posted By BigDog

Amen. I'm not paying $10/yd for something that...

Amen. I'm not paying $10/yd for something that $5/yd somewhere else works just as well. Price does not equal quality, and even 'quality' is subjective.
Forum: Main
11-29-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 13,200
Posted By BigDog

That is SPECTACULAR! My hand quilting will never...

That is SPECTACULAR! My hand quilting will never be that beautiful!
Forum: Main
11-28-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 13,200
Posted By BigDog

That's funny. Simultaneously in shorthand is as...

That's funny. Simultaneously in shorthand is as long as it is in longhand.

I quilt by hand. I tried that freemotion and stitch in the ditch stuff. It was a hideous experience. I would much rather...
Forum: Main
11-06-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,478
Posted By BigDog

I'm going by Eddie's except I'm hand stitching...

I'm going by Eddie's except I'm hand stitching the bias 'flap'. It's very easy. Somewhat time consuming, but I enjoy doing it so it doesn't matter. I've barely started with just 2 rows finished. I am...
Forum: Main
11-06-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,612
Posted By BigDog

I get quite a bit from there and also fabric.com....

I get quite a bit from there and also fabric.com. If you look around on fabic.com's backing section, there are some for $8.95/yd, 108" wide, free shipping. Can't beat that.
11-06-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,655
Posted By BigDog

Pretty much everybody I know likes to listen to...

Pretty much everybody I know likes to listen to music, radio, live stream news, something that soothes or entertains whilst surfing. Muting is not an option.
11-05-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 762
Views: 45,802
Posted By BigDog

I don't have a problem with the new forum other...

I don't have a problem with the new forum other than the horrible ads. What I have a problem with is the smug members who tell us we must accept change, we must take the time to figure it out, and...
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