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09-16-2021, 03:08 AM
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Posted By ktbb

another site for research - Singer Sewing...

another site for research -

Singer Sewing Machine Serial Number Databasehttp://ismacs.net › singer_sewing_machine_company
Forum: Main
07-22-2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,804
Posted By ktbb

if all have been washed, the fabric content won't...

if all have been washed, the fabric content won't make a difference. You could try ding some truly improv piecing - check out Victoria Findlay Wolfe's "15 Minutes of Play". She does it with small odd...
Forum: Main
02-04-2021, 05:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By ktbb

I've not been real successful at bindings like...

I've not been real successful at bindings like this. However..in looking at your picture it looks like the green outer pieces already form a border - have you thought of facing it? it's a lot simpler...
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11-12-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,716
Posted By ktbb

Bobbin "thing" I learned yesterday

I was having problem with my bobbin thread skipping out of the tension channel and was at the point of taking it in for cleaning. One last try at cleaning out the bobbin area led me to notice that...
Forum: Main
11-12-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By ktbb

no matter what machine you use it's all about the...

no matter what machine you use it's all about the tension on the fabric (vs tension setting on the machine). Sounds like your Mom's table set up provides better control of the body of the fabric...
Forum: Main
09-10-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,879
Posted By ktbb

IT depends on how my day is going and what the...

IT depends on how my day is going and what the deadline is. If I"m making something specific for someone, I sew till it's done. If I'm working on something for me, my stitching schedule is more...
Forum: Main
07-30-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,531
Posted By ktbb

Don't forget to think outside the box - "worn...

Don't forget to think outside the box - "worn out" cutting mats might be refreshed with a long soak in warm water (good maintenance technique - they wear out because they dry out and cuts don't...
Forum: Main
07-30-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,654
Posted By ktbb

remember that seams not lining up makes it an art...

remember that seams not lining up makes it an art quilt! Matching seams are one designer's idea of how it should look - we are in control of what it will finally look like!
Forum: Main
07-23-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,064
Posted By ktbb

This has nothing to do with your specific...

This has nothing to do with your specific question but....did you know that Pfaff and Huskvarna/Viking....and Singer...are all under the same worldwide umbrella? the company is called SVP Worldwide....
Forum: Main
07-09-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By ktbb

and be sure to check to see if seam allowances...

and be sure to check to see if seam allowances will show through
Forum: Main
07-09-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,633
Posted By ktbb

I make fabric out of what I have - put together...

I make fabric out of what I have - put together pieces of coordinating fabric to build yardage. Then some times I just us the yardage like a wholecloth quilt and other times I cut up the yardage for...
Forum: Main
05-28-2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,853
Posted By ktbb

Why limit your choices to a certain color or type...

Why limit your choices to a certain color or type of fabric? I think the background should and can be anything that sets off the blocks. If your block fabrics are solids or read like solids, why not...
Forum: Main
02-06-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,496
Posted By ktbb

I agree with several others - I don't see...

I agree with several others - I don't see anything that needs to be fixed - even with your circles showing where something "wrong" should be.
Forum: Main
12-26-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,355
Posted By ktbb

they may work for most machines but not...

they may work for most machines but not necessarily on vintage machines - Old singers take a special size.
Forum: Main
12-26-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,660
Posted By ktbb

my tip is to slow down - literally. Good quilting...

my tip is to slow down - literally. Good quilting is a result of coordinating the speed of the machine with the speed you move the quilt. Slow machine speed with fast quilt movement leads to large...
Forum: Main
12-23-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,362
Posted By ktbb

several ideas and you'll need to figure out what...

several ideas and you'll need to figure out what works for you. My experience is that different sizes of quilts may require different sizes of bindings. I wouldn't want to put a quarter inch binding...
Forum: Main
12-23-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,723
Posted By ktbb

for a truly non-traditional foundation that will...

for a truly non-traditional foundation that will Not add a layer of warmth try tulle/netting/etc. it's washable, lightweight and cheap. Since it will end up on the inside of the quilt it won't be...
Forum: Main
12-12-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,446
Posted By ktbb

I also had a Gem for many years - only gave it up...

I also had a Gem for many years - only gave it up because my son wanted a small machine and I gave it to him rather than carry it home from my last trip. Got a new Janome light-weight and love it as...
Forum: Main
12-05-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,122
Posted By ktbb

most fusibles can lose their effectiveness if...

most fusibles can lose their effectiveness if ironed too many time by being absorbed into the fabric....so make that work for you. Using parchment paper - heat and reheat till it is absorbed into...
Forum: Main
12-05-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,957
Posted By ktbb

This company will accept your used blades and...

This company will accept your used blades and give you a discount on your purchase of new ones. check their website under the "exchange" tab to get more info. Even if they don't give a discount I'm...
Forum: Main
12-05-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,961
Posted By ktbb

different colors would not look strange - it...

different colors would not look strange - it would just add to the scrappy look. As some else has said, using similar patterns/colors would provide less contrast but would add to the scrappiness of...
Forum: Main
12-05-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,312
Posted By ktbb

After finishing a quilt I keep all my scraps...

After finishing a quilt I keep all my scraps together and use those as leaders/enders and make a random-pieced slab of fabric that can be used as a doll quilt, or as an art quilt, or as a...
Forum: Pictures
11-28-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,246
Posted By ktbb

and you could make them the center/goose if you...

and you could make them the center/goose if you cut each flying goose block in half (cut the solid in half) then turn the halves to make the Kaffe as the center and re-sew into a unit. the result...
Forum: Main
11-18-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,969
Posted By ktbb

I have several spools of Gutermann's that I use -...

I have several spools of Gutermann's that I use - while i prefer other threads, Gutermann's works. I find it a little morel linty than other threads
Forum: Main
11-18-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,064
Posted By ktbb

I agree with always pre-wash flannel (I don't...

I agree with always pre-wash flannel (I don't prewash anything else but let's not get started on that conversation here). I also don't use starch - dry the flannel and pull it out of the dryer as...
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