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Forum: Main
04-23-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,964
Posted By quilttiger

Try Quilters Dream batting for machine quilting. ...

Try Quilters Dream batting for machine quilting. It is 70% cotton and 30% polyester. It stays flat and does not crinkle up after laundering.
Forum: Main
04-20-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,470
Posted By quilttiger

Since 2007, I have had carpeting over padding...

Since 2007, I have had carpeting over padding designed for basements on concrete. For ergonomic reasons due to my short height, there are seven layers of interlocking mats on top of the carpet in...
Forum: Main
04-19-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,091
Posted By quilttiger

I used Warm and Plush for my grandson's bed...

I used Warm and Plush for my grandson's bed coverlet when he graduated from high school. I loved the way the batting really showed off the definition of my FMQ even after the coverlet was...
04-18-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,154
Posted By quilttiger

Awesome! Thanks! It has been a problem...

Awesome! Thanks! It has been a problem wanting to cover our bed with that darn extra deep mattress, and this coverlet idea fits the bill. I am thinking in terms of using my collection of...
Forum: Main
04-16-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,080
Posted By quilttiger

if you use a color catcher sheet in the wash, it...

if you use a color catcher sheet in the wash, it will catch dyes floating in the water. Then you can determine if the fabric is a bleeder.
04-06-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,613
Posted By quilttiger

The previous washer was a front loader Maytag...

The previous washer was a front loader Maytag which did a great job. However, the manual did not say to leave the door open, wipe out the opening, etc. I ended up with the dreaded black spots...
Forum: Main
04-02-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,856
Posted By quilttiger

Meal planning, housecleaning and cooking are the...

Meal planning, housecleaning and cooking are the least favorite things for me. It would be nice to retire from them, too. I stopped baking a long time ago, so this is not a problem :D. I love all...
Forum: Pictures
03-26-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,157
Posted By quilttiger

This reminds me of the technique made popular by...

This reminds me of the technique made popular by Louisa Smith. It's called Strips'n'Curves. It is fun and addicting :)
Forum: Main
02-13-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,985
Posted By quilttiger

On my Q'nique 14+, the quilting space is about 12...

On my Q'nique 14+, the quilting space is about 12 inches since the first take up bar takes up maybe two inches at the beginning of the quilt. I have done queen sizes without any problem. My...
Forum: Main
02-12-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,985
Posted By quilttiger

Correction to post#9: I should have proofread...

Correction to post#9: I should have proofread this. Please see the third sentence from the bottom saying "Gradually increase....." It should have read as follows. Gradually loosen the...
Forum: Main
02-12-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,985
Posted By quilttiger

I have the same machine and I love it! I had...

I have the same machine and I love it! I had tried the model at a quilt show and fell in love with it. I found a dealer not far from my home and purchased my machine for $3299 in 2015. I was able...
01-30-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,494
Posted By quilttiger

I just finished reading the digital version of...

I just finished reading the digital version of the book...it was a little difficult to get into the rhythm of reading it at first. Once I got past that, it was easy to get engrossed and I could not...
Forum: Main
01-24-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,957
Posted By quilttiger

After tearing a small part of a shoulder muscle...

After tearing a small part of a shoulder muscle clear across, I regretfully gave up my Oliso iron due to its weight. I switched to a Panasonic cordless iron. It has been a very good choice.
Forum: Main
01-16-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,782
Posted By quilttiger

Pretend you are circling around a coin when...

Pretend you are circling around a coin when making the loops, and it will come out fine. I learned this trick from a longarm quilting teacher. Once I learned this trick and did a few practice...
Forum: Main
12-04-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,998
Posted By quilttiger

I ordered a custom cut wool pad from a similar...

I ordered a custom cut wool pad from a similar source but it turned out not to be 100% wool and it did not work well as a pressing pad. I ended up ordering a pressing wool pad from Amazon to make...
Forum: Main
11-20-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,087
Posted By quilttiger



Forum: Main
11-17-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,811
Posted By quilttiger

www.bigmatrotarycuttingsurface.com Click on...

www.bigmatrotarycuttingsurface.com Click on the big mat store and scroll down until you see a listing of different sizes. Think it comes with a 5-year warranty. Mine did. I had a 36x60 mat...
Forum: Main
11-07-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,547
Posted By quilttiger

FMQ is done in so many different ways; it is a...

FMQ is done in so many different ways; it is a matter of seeing what works best for you. As an example, I've learned to recognize which threads work well for me, learned to check the lower tension...
Forum: Main
11-02-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,502
Posted By quilttiger

I am a champion of finding "safe" places to store...

I am a champion of finding "safe" places to store things. I had purchased a CD as a gift for my DH and put it away in a "safe" place, right? It took me a while to find it....stored between fat...
Forum: Main
10-31-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,773
Posted By quilttiger

If FMQ is being done on a long arm machine, try...

If FMQ is being done on a long arm machine, try turning off all or but one lights in the room and see if the light from the machine itself helps to illuminate the stitches for you.
Forum: Main
10-31-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,059
Posted By quilttiger

For several years, I have used interlocking foam...

For several years, I have used interlocking foam floor tiles, typically used for children's rooms, vendors' booths, and so on. Being vertically challenged, I also wear Crocs while long arming and...
Forum: Main
10-26-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,545
Posted By quilttiger

I have had good luck using Jamie Wallen's method...

I have had good luck using Jamie Wallen's method of adjusting the bobbin tension first before adjusting the top tension. It does not matter which thread or needle I use.
Forum: Main
10-02-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,577
Posted By quilttiger

The Go! cutter has been a blessing to use since I...

The Go! cutter has been a blessing to use since I now have shoulder issues. The strip dies are great for cutting strips and then submitting them into squares, triangles, etc. I started out with...
10-01-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,320
Posted By quilttiger

I store my smaller dies upright on a shelf. For...

I store my smaller dies upright on a shelf. For my eight long dies, I found two small racks (for drying or storing dish plates upright). They are next to each other and I lay the upright dies...
Forum: Main
09-28-2018, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,137
Posted By quilttiger

There was a recent MSQC tutorial showing this...

There was a recent MSQC tutorial showing this method. It is clever and easy. The drawback, which doesn't bother me, is that the corners are cut off a bit. The same tutorial shows how the block...
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