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Forum: Main
10-13-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137

One of my LQS used to offer time on their...

One of my LQS used to offer time on their machines. Now the closed place is an hour away, in the best of traffic. I have used the HQ Sweet 16. Loved it but I found it to be priced out of my range. I...
Forum: Main
07-27-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,483

I have done both types of quilting, quilt as you...

I have done both types of quilting, quilt as you go and free motion on my dsm. Both have advantages and disadvantages. I am not sure how others do quilt as you go but I create my top in rows or...
Forum: Main
05-31-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,906

I bought a Viking Emerald about 2 months ago. I...

I bought a Viking Emerald about 2 months ago. I was looking for a machine to travel with. One that didn't have a lot of features but would handle satin and organza to denim without an issue. I went...
Forum: Main
05-22-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,218

My first real quilt project was a row a month in...

My first real quilt project was a row a month in Quiltmaker magazine. Actually I have been sewing since I was 7, clothes mostly. I used to make applique quilts as baby gift but never a pieced quilt...
Forum: Main
05-09-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,680

Go to Uhaul and buy a box of paper used to wrap...

Go to Uhaul and buy a box of paper used to wrap up your valuable. It is newsprint paper with out the print. I also use Crayola drawing paper. It is also newsprint paper. I get mine at the Dollar...
03-10-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,670

I have sewn in kitchen's, dining rooms, Masonic...

I have sewn in kitchen's, dining rooms, Masonic lodges, church hall, back yards bedrooms. We have project at work that we were sewing in a conference room. We are now in the file room. Bad lighting....
Forum: Main
02-09-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,000

I am guilty of starting a quilt then putting it...

I am guilty of starting a quilt then putting it aside for awhile. Those dresses do come first. They usually have a deadline. And yes, I do work full time also. And I work with 2 youth groups also....
Forum: Main
02-08-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,000

Of course we are always planning ahead. I have my...

Of course we are always planning ahead. I have my next 3 quilts already decided. But I have 4 formals (wedding dresses) to make before I start them.
Forum: Main
02-06-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,680

My cousin makes t-shirt quilts like rag quilts....

My cousin makes t-shirt quilts like rag quilts. She used the front of the t-shirt on the front and the back of the t-shrit on the back. Sometimes she does batting but mostly not. They don't rag like...
Forum: Main
01-20-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,435

I have two Sidewinders. They work great.

I have two Sidewinders. They work great.
Forum: Pictures
12-20-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,589

I like that pattern. I made it in Blue and Gold...

I like that pattern. I made it in Blue and Gold and Marine fabric.
Forum: Main
12-13-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,673

I remember walking on the sheep fleece in the...

I remember walking on the sheep fleece in the bathtub to wash it before it was used as batting in a quilt. My father sheered the sheep. Grandma Arnold made the quilts. She also spun the fleece into...
11-29-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,619

Spend the money, get the Kitchenaid, Look at...

Spend the money, get the Kitchenaid, Look at Overstock.com. Sometimes they have a rebuilt one for less. Mine is the classic tilt head. Someone gave me their old one when they got a new one. We bought...
11-21-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,473

My brother gave me a tea pot. It was Tom the...

My brother gave me a tea pot. It was Tom the pipers son. Turn out to be quite valuable. I still have it. I gave the same brother a stop light for his birthday. He installed at the end of his...
Forum: Main
11-18-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,934

I use pre-quilted fabric for garment bags. It...

I use pre-quilted fabric for garment bags. It wears well for the abuse that teen girls give them. It sew's easy. I attach the decorations (applique) before assembly. My daughter has one that was...
Forum: Main
11-11-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,758

I love mine. I bought with a 50% off coupon at...

I love mine. I bought with a 50% off coupon at Joann's. Pro - convenient to use. Con - doesn't fill my bobbins all the way.
Forum: Main
11-03-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,386

I stuff my little pieces into my dog's bed. She...

I stuff my little pieces into my dog's bed. She like the lumpyness of it.
10-31-2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,627

Satin and velvet - use lots of fine pins. (silk)...

Satin and velvet - use lots of fine pins. (silk) Go slow and reposition the fabric often. I make 10 formals a year, satin mostly. Pins become my friends. I also use tissue paper on the bottom and pin...
Forum: Main
10-20-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,151

I have a Singer that I would love to take a...

I have a Singer that I would love to take a sledge hammer to. It has never worked good for me. I am going with a Babylock Imagine or Enlighten. I like the auto tension feature. The air threading is...
09-21-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,842

Yes the calls are coming in. My Daughter's boss...

Yes the calls are coming in. My Daughter's boss called them back on the number given. She spent the day hitting redial. each time they answered she would hang up and dial again. It took down their...
Forum: Main
09-14-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,360

I draw on press and seal wrap. Then lay it on the...

I draw on press and seal wrap. Then lay it on the my quilt sandwich. I then stitch over it. It peels off easily and does not mark up the quilt. I find that I can follow the lines easier. I have used...
Forum: Main
07-15-2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 717

I know it is not near to Napa but Dublin Sewing...

I know it is not near to Napa but Dublin Sewing in Dublin CA has done wonders on my Kenmore.
Forum: Recipes
07-07-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,022

Ice bath. I start by putting the eggs in cold...

Ice bath. I start by putting the eggs in cold water, bring to a boil and turn off the heat for 15 minutes. Then drain the water and cover with ice. I add a little cold water to bring the temperature...
Forum: Pictures
06-15-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,349

All those beautiful pieces. My board has 2...

All those beautiful pieces. My board has 2 formals (weddings) hanging on it right now. They are done and ready to be picked up.
06-11-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,603

oil, Baby oil, suntan oil. It has worked on walls...

oil, Baby oil, suntan oil. It has worked on walls for me.
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