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Forum: Main
09-15-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By maviskw

I do my School Gluing on my queen size bed. I...

I do my School Gluing on my queen size bed. I put a pin line down the center through all layers that are on the bed at the time. First it's batt and back and when that is dry, then batt up with top...
Forum: Main
08-31-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,408
Posted By maviskw

I have been sewing the binding on the front, then...

I have been sewing the binding on the front, then trimming. My first trim is to leave about half an inch or so extra of back and/or batt. After the binding is sewn onto the front, using the edge of...
Forum: Main
07-08-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,348
Posted By maviskw

This is what I do. Put them on the back. I also...

This is what I do. Put them on the back. I also put extra piano keys or other design elements left over in the center of the back. Then just add as much other fabric as needed. Sometimes I use...
Forum: Main
06-13-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By maviskw

The biggest reason seems to be that the seam in...

The biggest reason seems to be that the seam in the backing gets rolled up when the long-armer does their work. If it's pressed open, that's one less layer of fabric. That's also why we are taught to...
Forum: Main
06-09-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By maviskw

I do this, too: sew all "two" sets together and...

I do this, too: sew all "two" sets together and then sew the twos into fours, etc.
But I press all seams on each strip at the same time. All strips need to be numbered at the top. All even...
Forum: Main
06-09-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,635
Posted By maviskw

Vinegar works. I wouldn't worry about residue. ...

Vinegar works. I wouldn't worry about residue. There wouldn't be enough of it to do anything.

When I take out a piece of fabric to see if I want to use it or if it enough or for whatever reason,...
Forum: Main
06-03-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,532
Posted By maviskw

This is what I do. Take the two smallest pieces...

This is what I do. Take the two smallest pieces and sew them together on a straight edge. If there is no straight edge, create one. Then find a straight edge (or create one) and sew another small...
Forum: Main
04-12-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,326
Posted By maviskw

I have a desk custom made for my 301. A double...

I have a desk custom made for my 301. A double drawer on the right side is a place to store the machine. A cut out of the top lifts out to put the machine level with the top of the desk. The cord...
Forum: Main
04-08-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,688
Posted By maviskw

We have a store near me which specializes in...

We have a store near me which specializes in bulbs and batteries. I was able to buy a very strange bulb for my favorite floor lamp from them. Look around. Maybe you will be able to find what you...
Forum: Main
04-08-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,715
Posted By maviskw

Yes, Cathy. This is what I was talking about in...

Yes, Cathy. This is what I was talking about in post #9. My pattern was supposed to be cut with scissors; the whole thing. No waste that way; but I figured out how to cut most of it with the...
Forum: Main
04-05-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,715
Posted By maviskw

Look carefully at the directions and you will see...

Look carefully at the directions and you will see why the 4 inch squares won't work with that ruler. Good luck, and happy quilting.
Forum: Main
04-04-2020, 04:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,271
Posted By maviskw

I had an old table top runner with a brown stain...

I had an old table top runner with a brown stain about the size of a quarter. I forgot what I used on it, but after I used it the stain was Gone. Now there was a hole in the runner - about the size...
Forum: Main
04-04-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,271
Posted By maviskw

I had an old table top runner with a brown stain...

I had an old table top runner with a brown stain about the size of a quarter. I forgot what I used on it, but after I used it the hole was Gone. Now there was a hole in the runner - about the size...
Forum: Main
04-04-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,715
Posted By maviskw

If you have the 4.5 inch twister tool, it will...

If you have the 4.5 inch twister tool, it will not work with 4 inch squares. You need to cut all around the outside of the tool to get your little blocks. Most of them say to cut with scissors. I...
03-31-2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,044
Posted By maviskw

I love my knee control on my 301 Singer. A...

I love my knee control on my 301 Singer. A friend built the cabinet and put the foot control inside the cavity and made a lever to make it work with my knee. The reason he did that was I was used...
Forum: Main
03-19-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,340
Posted By maviskw

My first 6.5 X 24 ruler was a Betty Gall. Clear...

My first 6.5 X 24 ruler was a Betty Gall. Clear with black lines. I loved it, but the black lines have pretty well worn off. I have two with the colors over the lines. I do not like that.
Forum: Main
03-18-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,517
Posted By maviskw

That tutorial shows making very large stitches...

That tutorial shows making very large stitches and pulling them tight. That is not good. That puts pressure on the fabric where it is pulled together in a bunch. I tie mine on a quilt frame, but I...
Forum: Main
03-15-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,305
Posted By maviskw

I'm a fan of StaFlo. But you don't have to use...

I'm a fan of StaFlo. But you don't have to use it full strength. I put 4 oz. into a spray bottle, add 12 oz. of water, shake and spray. You can put some of that into a dish if you wish and use...
Forum: Tutorials
03-10-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,328
Posted By maviskw

This is definitely in my future. Thanks.

This is definitely in my future. Thanks.
Forum: Main
03-05-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By maviskw

I have made one quilt with a wool batt and it is...

I have made one quilt with a wool batt and it is wonderful. Wonderful to work with and the quilt is very light weight. I mean in pounds. It is nice and fluffy.
Forum: Main
03-05-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,751
Posted By maviskw

If he is a trusted dealer, I'd say "Go for it." ...

If he is a trusted dealer, I'd say "Go for it." You've found yourself a deal.
Forum: Main
03-05-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,104
Posted By maviskw

I have tied many a quilt, mostly with 4 ply wool...

I have tied many a quilt, mostly with 4 ply wool worsted yarn. Nan, if you had trouble with the thick yarn, your needle was too small. A really fat needle will create a hole large enough for the...
Forum: Main
03-05-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By maviskw

Stitch in the Ditch works well for those...

Stitch in the Ditch works well for those "frames". The window panes will probably need something else; a meander might do or outline somethings as Tartan suggested.
Forum: Tutorials
03-04-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 48,490
Posted By maviskw

They are called Fabric Softener.

They are called Fabric Softener.
Forum: Main
02-27-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,606
Posted By maviskw

I have my Tupperware Rectangular One next to my...

I have my Tupperware Rectangular One next to my sewing machine with the basics in it. When I need to go, I just take the cover (which is under it) and put that on and I'm ready to go.
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