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Forum: Main
04-13-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,604
Posted By gayle bong

Oh,I shouldda added that now I have a long arm so...

Oh,I shouldda added that now I have a long arm so don't push that outside.
Forum: Main
04-13-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,604
Posted By gayle bong

Spring was my favorite time to push a machine...

Spring was my favorite time to push a machine outside to quilt. For hand quilting, I put it on a table to keep it off my lap. No table, how about a good old fashioned quilting frame? 1 x2 x8feet ...
Forum: Main
03-20-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,360
Posted By gayle bong

Funny that you ask. I just took my Brother in...

Funny that you ask. I just took my Brother in law to the quilt warehouse where I store the almost 250 quilts I've made and use for lectures, and . . . (quilting 30 years). He didn't seem to think...
Forum: Main
03-19-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By gayle bong

Ditto EXACTLY what Beth said.

Ditto EXACTLY what Beth said.
Forum: Main
03-17-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,413
Posted By gayle bong

I used to do this too. But then it came to a...

I used to do this too. But then it came to a point where so much of what I had was just being repeated. Same block different settings or different fabrics. Since I only enjoy traditional patchwork...
Forum: Main
03-01-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By gayle bong

Sounds beautiful Jan, Yes I could have done...

Sounds beautiful Jan,
Yes I could have done that too, though not in those colors and aqua is a favorite. I have a hard time understanding these gals buying all these jelly rolls. Don't you guys have...
Forum: Main
03-01-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By gayle bong

Scrap user system

Yes, that is pretty much the idea. Break it down to as much as you need or have room for.
For instance:
For church comfort quilts we keep 2 1/2" and 3 1/2"and 4 1/2" strips in separate bags ...
Forum: Main
03-01-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By gayle bong

Clarifying how Bong handle's scraps

I felt a need to clarify how I handle my scraps. Martingale posted to their site and sent a newsletter about how I do it, but omitted some info. For starters, I generally do not cut down my scraps to...
Forum: Main
02-28-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,719
Posted By gayle bong

I went nuts but finally recovered. I hope never...

I went nuts but finally recovered. I hope never to do it again. But i am impressed by those who can do it.
Forum: Main
02-28-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,602
Posted By gayle bong

That is perfectly okay. I AM an organizer and...

That is perfectly okay. I AM an organizer and feel I save much time looking for stuff if I know where it is. I can't keep track of it, if it isn't organized. And Yes, the picture of the drawers are...
Forum: Main
01-22-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,471
Posted By gayle bong

Your group and their comments sound exactly like...

Your group and their comments sound exactly like my group. What I did was take over making the kits. I took it all to my house and then gradually eliminated the crap. It went on to the second hand...
Forum: Main
09-15-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,943
Posted By gayle bong

You didn't say if you were quilting or piecing....

You didn't say if you were quilting or piecing. That weight thread wouldn't normally be used for piecing quilting cotton, but quilting with it is okay. You didn't say how the tension was either....
Forum: Pictures
08-28-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,676
Posted By gayle bong

Excellent idea and great way to arrange the...

Excellent idea and great way to arrange the different sized squares. The girls look quite pleased. I bet their mom is pleased too. And to think they made a nice dent in the box of squares, too....
08-21-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,696
Posted By gayle bong

WOW, My baby is humming so sweetly now. I...

WOW, My baby is humming so sweetly now. I surprised DH yesterday. I ran the machine off and on while he was at work.By the time he got home she was purring real nice when I sewed. We never opened up...
08-18-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,696
Posted By gayle bong

I told him all this and now he says it sounds...

I told him all this and now he says it sounds like the bearings right near the small wheel for the belt.
08-17-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,696
Posted By gayle bong

Yes I used grease and no it's not the belt. Can a...

Yes I used grease and no it's not the belt. Can a motor like this just be repaired? When can you tell it needs to be replaced??
08-17-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,696
Posted By gayle bong

Featherweight motor slows - what is wrong?

Got my hands on a 1936 featherweight. Didn 't try it till I cleaned, oiled and greased it. The motor slows. It also sounds to me like the little wheel the belt hooks to at the motor makes a high...
Forum: Main
06-29-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,132
Posted By gayle bong

My favorite paper to use is the white tissue gift...

My favorite paper to use is the white tissue gift wrap paper that comes in sheets about 20" x 30" Tears very easily and No ink. After Christmas I collect it, iron it, stack and cut to size....
Forum: Main
06-29-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,057
Posted By gayle bong

Very simply a scant 1/4" is necessary for rotary...

Very simply a scant 1/4" is necessary for rotary cut projects so all the pieces fit together as they should. That means no fudging, easing or lost points. A scant 1/4" is merely 1 or 2 THREADS...
Forum: Main
06-19-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,350
Posted By gayle bong

I have had the blade get jammed into a groove...

I have had the blade get jammed into a groove formed in the bolt. Hubby provided me with a thicker washer temporarily. I think the thing just wore out.
Forum: Main
06-13-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,765
Posted By gayle bong

I Iron everything. Prewash, Iron, fold, put away....

I Iron everything. Prewash, Iron, fold, put away. Get out, cut. sew. iron. Only time I Press is if I finger- press a seam that will be crossed with another seam before I iron it cause I am too lazy...
Forum: Pictures
06-04-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,284
Posted By gayle bong

Keep up the good work. They are great, I love...

Keep up the good work. They are great, I love them all. Finishing the UFO's sure feels good, doesn't it. Even better than starting them. I just don't understand why that is??? I just finished my...
Forum: Main
05-16-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,226
Posted By gayle bong

Don't underestimate the time it takes to get...

Don't underestimate the time it takes to get good. Some of us need lots of practice. Then have you got the nerve to quilt it however you want. This one surprised me. My first 4 customers all told me...
Forum: Main
05-16-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,217
Posted By gayle bong

Does the tin lizzie have a table top that the...

Does the tin lizzie have a table top that the panto sits on? I keep a mirror there. I have a small 8" x 10" mirror at each end of the table. I can see it best though if I shine a flashlight on the...
Forum: Main
05-03-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By gayle bong

I NEVER limit myself to fabric from one...

I NEVER limit myself to fabric from one collection or one designer in a quilt. You might want to stick to country creams or tans characteristic of Thimbleberries. There are LOTs available.
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