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Forum: Main
10-22-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,657
Posted By loisf

Another vote for the Janome Jem Platinum. Great...

Another vote for the Janome Jem Platinum. Great little machine and very light.
Forum: Pictures
10-13-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,940
Posted By loisf

Your rescue guilt turned out beautifully. Your...

Your rescue guilt turned out beautifully. Your great-niece will be amazed.
Forum: Main
10-12-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,286
Posted By loisf

I've made about 85 quilting projects in the ten...

I've made about 85 quilting projects in the ten years I've been quilting - quilts, table runners, wall hangings, placemats, Christmas tree skirts, etc. I have about 10 around the house that I use or...
Forum: Pictures
09-30-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,649
Posted By loisf

I'm working on a quilt for my niece's wedding...

I'm working on a quilt for my niece's wedding next spring. It's called Compelling Women by Jill Shaulis. Here are 23 of the 30 blocks needed for the body of the quilt. There will be sashing and two...
Forum: Main
09-07-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,999
Posted By loisf

I wash every fabric the minute it comes into the...

I wash every fabric the minute it comes into the house. That way, I never have to wonder if I've washed it or not. Even so, I've had a couple dark blue and green batiks continue to bleed.
Forum: Main
09-07-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By loisf

The closet LQS to me are 18, 20, 23, 29, and 30...

The closet LQS to me are 18, 20, 23, 29, and 30 miles away - all about a 35 minute drive. So that's how far I travel. I have a huge fabric warehouse about 24 miles away. All quilting fabrics there...
Forum: Main
09-03-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,068
Posted By loisf

I never go faster than half-speed on my Janome...

I never go faster than half-speed on my Janome 6600. I quilt at about 25% on my Tiara sit-down. When I watch some of the You-Tube videos, I'm astonished at how fast and how inaccurate some of the...
Forum: Pictures
08-28-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,416
Posted By loisf

That's a very striking quilt. I love blue and...

That's a very striking quilt. I love blue and yellow together. Reminds me of Monet's kitchen at Giverny, France.
Forum: Main
08-27-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By loisf

This is the quilt my daughter chose to have me...

This is the quilt my daughter chose to have me make. She is a big mid-century modern fan. It's called Blowing in the Wind by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr in Modern Quilts Illustrated Number 3.
Forum: Main
08-20-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By loisf

I always use Elmer's School Glue for basting. It...

I always use Elmer's School Glue for basting. It holds the "minky" backing without any stretching at all. I always use batting also. I have had one quilt where I used a Jo-Ann "minky" that had longer...
Forum: Pictures
08-15-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,002
Posted By loisf

What a fantastic quilt! I love it! Was the...

What a fantastic quilt! I love it! Was the border part of the pattern, or was it your idea? I think it's the coolest border I've ever seen.
Forum: Pictures
08-10-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,923
Posted By loisf

Absolutely wonderful quilt!! I love everything...

Absolutely wonderful quilt!! I love everything about it.
Forum: Main
08-01-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,898
Posted By loisf

2 + 2 = 3.5 So clever.

2 + 2 = 3.5 So clever.
Forum: Main
08-01-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By loisf

I'm so sorry you are having trouble. I don't...

I'm so sorry you are having trouble. I don't have any advice that you haven't already been given. I will just share my experience. I quilt on a Tiara sit-down, so the needle is larger than on a...
07-21-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2,556
Views: 88,560
Posted By loisf

learning to play bridge...The Bridge on the River...

learning to play bridge...The Bridge on the River Kwai
07-21-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 120,566
Posted By loisf

dear---dire

dear---dire
07-21-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5,258
Views: 84,013
Posted By loisf

spider---drives

spider---drives
Forum: Pictures
07-12-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By loisf

Very pretty wallhanging. I just made one for my...

Very pretty wallhanging. I just made one for my sister who didn't want the binding to show, so I faced it like you did. I didn't make the corner pockets though. That was very clever. I don't...
Forum: Main
07-12-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By loisf

I bought the Martelli rings when I bought my...

I bought the Martelli rings when I bought my Tiara sit-down quilter five years ago. I have never used them, and they were pricey - about $100. I never do small patterns in my FMQ. Maybe if I do...
Forum: Main
07-04-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,467
Posted By loisf

Here is the post Maureen was referring to. It's...

Here is the post Maureen was referring to. It's a great quilt.

https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictures-f5/toile-stars-t202637.html
Forum: Main
07-03-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,467
Posted By loisf

This gorgeous quilt pattern is in the book...

This gorgeous quilt pattern is in the book Tributes and Treasures by Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robinson. It is called Plantation. It uses 3.5 yards of toile, and the toile squares are 9.5" so the...
Forum: Main
06-23-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By loisf

If the sole plate is non-stick, I'd try one of...

If the sole plate is non-stick, I'd try one of the kitchen scouring pads made for non-stick cookware. If it's metal, I would try Bartender's Friend or Bon Ami cleanser. You could also try silver or...
Forum: Pictures
06-23-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,192
Posted By loisf

Nancy, you've made a beautiful quilt. Your...

Nancy, you've made a beautiful quilt. Your piecing looks perfect. Your kids will love it.
Forum: Main
06-20-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,421
Posted By loisf

I never end up with extra blocks. I make only...

I never end up with extra blocks. I make only what I need for each quilt. I'm usually bored by the time I've made enough for the quilt, so the thought of making extra ones never crosses my mind. I...
Forum: Pictures
06-18-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,915
Posted By loisf

Your quilt is very beautiful. I love the colors.

Your quilt is very beautiful. I love the colors.
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