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12-21-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Bree123

I had wondered the same thing. That might work...

I had wondered the same thing. That might work with a different version of the design. I think the problem is that Iím used to quilting mainly with a 40-50wt Aurifil cotton at 3/4 - 1/2Ē spacing. Or...
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12-21-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,771
Posted By Bree123

It seems the issues are occurring wherever I...

It seems the issues are occurring wherever I backtrack. Can I not do backtracking with decorative threads?
Forum: Main
12-21-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,771
Posted By Bree123

Thanks, osewfast, Iíll see if I canít find one...

Thanks, osewfast, Iíll see if I canít find one around here somewhere. Gutermannís thread guide suggested a 90/14 Topstitch, so thatís why I picked that. The top of the quilt looks great, but the back...
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12-21-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,771
Posted By Bree123

Thanks, Tartan, Iíll keep that in mind for the...

Thanks, Tartan, Iíll keep that in mind for the future. This one is thick. It is polyamide wrapped around a polyester core. It is probably comparable to a 28/2 cotton, but the metallic gold flecks off...
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12-21-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,771
Posted By Bree123

Tips to FMQ with metallic thread?

I am using a 90/14 Topstitch needle with Gutermann metallic thread. 0 stitch length, FMQ foot #29, top tension lowered to 2, feed dogs down. My machine is flush to table with Supreme Slider. And I...
Forum: Main
09-01-2017, 03:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,202
Posted By Bree123

I mostly do needleturn now, but before I just...

I mostly do needleturn now, but before I just used the Reynold's freezer paper I can get at Wal-Mart or the grocery store. I do use a Clover mini-iron to help turn my edges. That made a huge...
Forum: Main
08-29-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,785
Posted By Bree123

Jane Quilter, Unfortunately, I'm highly...

Jane Quilter,
Unfortunately, I'm highly allergic to rayon, and break out in hives just from touching it, but award-winning quilter Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry uses it & it looks stunning! I'm sure...
Forum: Main
08-27-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,526
Posted By Bree123

As Tartan said, it will break more often. You...

As Tartan said, it will break more often. You also have to be careful when pressing to only use a low setting or else you will melt the thread (I might have learned that lesson the hard way - haha!)....
Forum: Main
08-19-2017, 05:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,281
Posted By Bree123

I have a Singer 353 and it has no problem sewing...

I have a Singer 353 and it has no problem sewing through just about anything-- 3 layers of heavyweight denim, vinyl, drapery fabric ... things my Bernina 350 could never handle.
Forum: Main
08-17-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By Bree123

Warm & Plush. It's the thickest 100% cotton...

Warm & Plush. It's the thickest 100% cotton batting I've found anywhere. I don't use wool for little ones because some have a sensitivity to wool. I don't use bamboo rayon because of all the...
Forum: Main
08-03-2017, 02:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,440
Posted By Bree123

I tried it once. Much harder to get a perfect...

I tried it once. Much harder to get a perfect mitred corner, but uses less fabric. Also, I'm used to being able to travel in that 1/4" space covered by the binding, or even straight off the fabric....
Forum: Main
08-02-2017, 02:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,888
Posted By Bree123

I'd pick up a second spool. When I made my...

I'd pick up a second spool. When I made my niece's quilt with a 3/4" meander for the center section (42x51), I used around 500m of thread with some un-sewing. So, if you plan to use the same thread...
Forum: Main
08-01-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,477
Posted By Bree123

Not sure how old your grandson is, but if he's at...

Not sure how old your grandson is, but if he's at least 3 years old, I'd suggest wool batting (I love Hobb's Heirloom wool -- it's very lightweight & washes great). Wool is wonderful because it...
Forum: Main
07-30-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,911
Posted By Bree123

Type of batting & density + curviness of quilting...

Type of batting & density + curviness of quilting lines generally makes a bigger difference in crinkling than whether or not you pre-wash. I pre-wash everything due to being severely allergic to...
Forum: Main
07-29-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,940
Posted By Bree123

Not sure what "very small" means, but when I...

Not sure what "very small" means, but when I started FMQ, I was using a computer desk with a card table next to it. I built up the area around my machine using empty Whitman chocolate boxes (they...
Forum: Main
07-29-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,432
Posted By Bree123

I'd guess it was done with (needle turn) applique...

I'd guess it was done with (needle turn) applique on the polka dot background.
Forum: Main
07-27-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,433
Posted By Bree123

I haven't heard the term "pillowing", but I'm...

I haven't heard the term "pillowing", but I'm guessing you're referring to the stretched out fabric. Usually that's caused by one of 3 things:
Fabric isn't cut on on straight of grain.
Fabric is...
Forum: Main
07-27-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,302
Posted By Bree123

So many great suggestions! I love the list that...

So many great suggestions! I love the list that PetTheFabric came up with. I also suggest, especially for beginners, to mark the design on the quilt top so you can start by focusing just on making...
Forum: Main
07-27-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,940
Posted By Bree123

Do you have a free motion (or darning or hopping)...

Do you have a free motion (or darning or hopping) foot on your machine? It won't work with a regular foot.

I have tendinitis in my thumbs, plus significant neurological problems in my neck & right...
Forum: Main
07-27-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,952
Posted By Bree123

I agree with the 50's because of the brown...

I agree with the 50's because of the brown fabrics. Definitely not earlier than the 40's because that's when the red-yellow-blue prints first came out.
Forum: Main
07-26-2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,463
Posted By Bree123

Nesie, I don't know what the program in your area...

Nesie, I don't know what the program in your area does, but I know people who went on the Honor Flight out of O'Hare that were given the quilts to keep. I work in a long-term care facility where we...
Forum: Main
07-25-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,785
Posted By Bree123

Another vote for square. I think the larger the...

Another vote for square. I think the larger the better (I make mine at least 45"), because at first the quilts are just used for tummy time, but I always think it's nice when they can grow a bit with...
Forum: Main
07-25-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,237
Posted By Bree123

I was taught that doodling is to build visual...

I was taught that doodling is to build visual memory, not muscle memory. That makes more sense to me. Understanding what something will look like when connected altogether is something that doesn't...
Forum: Main
07-23-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,463
Posted By Bree123

I'd go with the 7 rows/columns. 40" can start to...

I'd go with the 7 rows/columns. 40" can start to get unwieldy for someone in a wheelchair or with limited strength. Make sure to also pick a lightweight batting.
Forum: Main
07-19-2017, 05:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,191
Posted By Bree123

I would still pick the first one. If you want 3...

I would still pick the first one. If you want 3 colors, I would go with a very light blue-violet. The reason is that, from my computer, at least, it looks like you've picked a blue-green and a...
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