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Forum: Main
09-08-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,155
Posted By Jennifer23

I love my Martelli mat - yellow with navy lines...

I love my Martelli mat - yellow with navy lines on one side, lavender with white lines on the other. I mostly use the yellow side. It's held up well over the years. Like you I use the lines for...
Forum: Main
09-06-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,312
Posted By Jennifer23

That is a great story. Projects like this are...

That is a great story. Projects like this are wonderful for helping inmates feel empathy for others at a time when they're really disconnected from society. I wish there had been pictures - it sounds...
Forum: Main
09-05-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By Jennifer23

I would suggest the Pfaff Passport. It has...

I would suggest the Pfaff Passport. It has built-in dual feed (IDT) since smooth feeding is your top priority. It's lightweight, has serpentine stitch, and all the other nice features you're looking...
Forum: Main
09-04-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By Jennifer23

Some people have had good luck opening up the...

Some people have had good luck opening up the Juki walking foot and oiling all the friction points. Apparently a lot of problems are fixed with proper lubrication.



Just remember, it's a...
08-27-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Jennifer23

Thanks everyone! Macybaby, if you had/have one...

Thanks everyone! Macybaby, if you had/have one with the same decals that confirms it for me. My only hesitation was because of the VS/front tension/bed mounted stitch length combination, but I...
08-27-2021, 03:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Jennifer23

Please Help Identifying Machine

I'm seriously tempted to get this treadle: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-other-furniture/saskatoon/antique-sewing-machine/1582578077

My Mom went and looked it over yesterday, and it appears to be...
Forum: Main
08-22-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Jennifer23

1/4" is fine, especially since you're hand...

1/4" is fine, especially since you're hand quilting. Looking at pictures from the book it seems like the author uses very dense quilting, so if you have the patience, go for it!

You say you're a...
Forum: Recipes
08-18-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By Jennifer23

Ooh, these sound great! Thank you all! ...

Ooh, these sound great! Thank you all!

IceBlossom, I've been thinking about trying to can some like this - I've heard childhood stories of these from a few people, but never had them myself.
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Forum: Main
08-18-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,096
Posted By Jennifer23

Don't tear it off, Pam! Since it's batik, just...

Don't tear it off, Pam! Since it's batik, just undo the backwards seam and an inch or two where it is joined to the quilt in either side of the seam. Flip the seam and reset the right way, then...
Forum: Recipes
08-17-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By Jennifer23

Crabapples

I ended up with 50+ lbs of crabapples. They're delicious, but I need some more recipes! I've made applesauce, dried apple chips, crabapple jelly, and sliced and froze for pie. Does anyone have good...
Forum: Main
08-15-2021, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By Jennifer23

The phrases "pre-cut strips" and "Colorado snow...

The phrases "pre-cut strips" and "Colorado snow storm" caught my eye here, because I just had the same experience.

​​​​​​Jelly roll strips shed a lot. The long pinked edges are the cause - all...
Forum: Main
07-16-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Jennifer23

I think you will have to trim the middle...

I think you will have to trim the middle rectangles down to 2.5" x 4.5", so that the finished geese are 2x4. If you leave the rectangle 5" long, you won't get the overlap needed to avoid losing...
Forum: Main
06-28-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,123
Posted By Jennifer23

Ooh, ooh - I think I know! (Warning: chemistry...

Ooh, ooh - I think I know! (Warning: chemistry nerd alert!)

The alcohol will reduce the surface tension of the water, and reduce its polarity. Both of these things will allow it to soak into the...
05-22-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By Jennifer23

My Mom has the 3160, and hasn't had a problem...

My Mom has the 3160, and hasn't had a problem with the presser foot height. She's put a lot of miles on that machine, and still loves it. It's light, quiet, and a real workhorse. She's not the...
Forum: Main
05-20-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By Jennifer23

To fix this, press Ctrl+Shift, and check if it's...

To fix this, press Ctrl+Shift, and check if it's back to normal. If not do it again - I don't know why, but sometimes it takes a few times to switch back to English.
Forum: Main
05-09-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By Jennifer23

What is the quilt going to be used for? If it's...

What is the quilt going to be used for? If it's going to be a wall hanging, skipping the batting might affect how it hangs (making it saggy).
Forum: Main
04-20-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By Jennifer23

As others have said, the biggest culprit is...

As others have said, the biggest culprit is probably not basting the sides. If you float the top you should still baste the sides as you go - just run a quick line up each side every time you...
Forum: Main
04-15-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By Jennifer23

It depends what kind of labelling you want -...

It depends what kind of labelling you want - temporary or permanent.

​​​​​I got some embroidered labels made that I put on quilts. The labels are small; they say "Made by Jennifer" which is both...
Forum: Main
04-09-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,578
Posted By Jennifer23

Now I'm curious - what are you envisioning? I...

Now I'm curious - what are you envisioning? I think of most quilts as being geometric, involving a lot of straight lines. Are there traditionally-pieced quilts that give the look you have in mind? ...
Forum: Main
04-09-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,578
Posted By Jennifer23

There are lots of large EPP quilts that use a...

There are lots of large EPP quilts that use a variety of shapes. Check out Willyne Hammerstein's Millefiori Quilts books as a starting point. Here is a link to some templates for her quilts:...
Forum: Main
03-01-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,339
Posted By Jennifer23

This is a cool pattern! I drew it up in EQ to...

This is a cool pattern! I drew it up in EQ to play a bit.

I would stick with 6 inch blocks and just make more. If you increase it to 12x12 blocks (72"x72"), it would look like this:
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I...
Forum: Main
02-19-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,250
Posted By Jennifer23

When I want a heavy starch I do like indycat:...

When I want a heavy starch I do like indycat: immerse, then use the spin cycle of the washing machine to remove excess.
02-11-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,654
Posted By Jennifer23

Hi Lolo, I don't know how Craftsy is being run...

Hi Lolo,
I don't know how Craftsy is being run now, but it looks from your screenshots like you aren't logged into the website. If you are already a premium member and logged in, you shouldn't be...
Forum: Main
01-29-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By Jennifer23

Could you post a picture of your block? The only...

Could you post a picture of your block? The only way I can think of to lose the points (after the block is attached to sashings/ other blocks) is if the seam allowance joining the HSTs to the rail...
Forum: Main
01-29-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,395
Posted By Jennifer23

I agree - don't try to find a substitute unless...

I agree - don't try to find a substitute unless you're willing to gamble your machine.

You should be able to buy one online for under $20 (max). If the machine is worth $20 for you, don't risk...
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