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Forum: Main
03-19-2022, 03:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,204
Posted By patchwork

They have yarn on sale or fabric. Watch ads. They...

They have yarn on sale or fabric. Watch ads. They changed when they no longer had 40% coupon.
Forum: Main
01-15-2022, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By patchwork

I have been longarming for over 20 years and...

I have been longarming for over 20 years and still can't free hand. I think it has to do with being too critical of ourselves. You are up close and can see every little bobble. I also think it is...
Forum: Main
06-23-2021, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By patchwork

Sew thankful, Anne bright designs

Sew thankful, Anne bright designs
06-22-2021, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By patchwork

I don't have that machine but when I have had...

I don't have that machine but when I have had that problem in the past the needle is wrong. Wrong size, put in wrong. Try another needle
Forum: Main
04-19-2021, 03:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By patchwork

Hard to do an over the arm because of getting in...

Hard to do an over the arm because of getting in the way of the wheel .
Forum: Main
03-18-2021, 04:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,015
Posted By patchwork

Have you considered fleece. When on sale it can...

Have you considered fleece. When on sale it can be 4 to 5 dollars a yard.can be the backing or inside. Very easy to quilt.
Forum: Main
02-07-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By patchwork

Could you use a zipper foot?

Could you use a zipper foot?
Forum: Pictures
01-03-2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,892
Posted By patchwork

I have sewn since I was 6 or 7. Made all my...

I have sewn since I was 6 or 7. Made all my clothes for school. Worked as an industrial seamstress. My grandmother always had a quilt frame in her front room.I took on interest. Became a nurse and...
Forum: Main
08-30-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,319
Posted By patchwork

MADAM SEW has them for a reasonable price

MADAM SEW has them for a reasonable price
Forum: Main
08-30-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By patchwork

I find a poly works best. Not the thickest one...

I find a poly works best. Not the thickest one but the puffiness helps take up some of the fabric
Forum: Main
08-16-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,678
Posted By patchwork

With a sit down machine you move the quilt under...

With a sit down machine you move the quilt under the machine and with a standup you move the machine over the quilt. Two different things. Can't see how one can do both.
Forum: Main
05-17-2020, 03:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,106
Posted By patchwork

This happens sometimes with this type of quilt....

This happens sometimes with this type of quilt. First thing to try is sream... take it to the ironing board and steam it. Lots...then lay it out on a hard surface and cover it with books or some...
Forum: Pictures
05-15-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,511
Posted By patchwork

You can also use a small amount of basting spray...

You can also use a small amount of basting spray on the back of the ruler..Let it dry and it will be tacky..learned this at a longarm class.
Forum: Main
05-01-2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By patchwork

I find with skipped stitches a larger sized...

I find with skipped stitches a larger sized needle helps.. gives the thread an easier path.
04-28-2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By patchwork

I suggest you find a kit from a store or online....

I suggest you find a kit from a store or online. Make sure that is simple..this will eliminate color choices and find all the pieces..most kits have good instructions. If you get stuck, give us a...
Forum: Main
03-07-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,708
Posted By patchwork

I try and use the same color top and bottom. If...

I try and use the same color top and bottom. If your tension is not perfect you will have pokies on the back. If it is a multicolored back it doesn't show so much.
Forum: Pictures
03-01-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,135
Posted By patchwork

Very beautifully done. I like them All

Very beautifully done. I like them All
02-26-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By patchwork

You could piano key the border.

You could piano key the border.
Forum: Main
02-02-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,633
Posted By patchwork

I found a chair from Costco for less than a...

I found a chair from Costco for less than a hundred dollars that is great. It adjusts very well. It has a mesh back and seat. Also I can't sew with my machine setting on a table..It needs to set in a...
Forum: Main
01-31-2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,385
Posted By patchwork

I have had a longarm since 2003. Got it to make...

I have had a longarm since 2003. Got it to make quilted fabric for tote bags. If it is the cost of the machine that is the problem, you can get your money back but not as fast as they say.. I looked...
Forum: Main
01-07-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 42,513
Posted By patchwork

When my children were 2 and 3 in the 60s I bought...

When my children were 2 and 3 in the 60s I bought fabric from Penney 4yrds a dollar. Got 4 yards and made my first quilts for the bunk beds. Ugly fabric but it worked
Forum: Main
10-31-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,992
Posted By patchwork

A 87yo lady at our retirement center started a...

A 87yo lady at our retirement center started a group this year. The oldest lady is 99. They have made 150 pillowcases for Casa, 75 Christmas stockings for Casa, 800 eye glass cases for the hospital...
09-03-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,878
Posted By patchwork

Nancy's notions had the same thing on sale last...

Nancy's notions had the same thing on sale last week for $149.00...
Forum: Main
07-04-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,408
Posted By patchwork

I was at a craft fair and the lady had a cute...

I was at a craft fair and the lady had a cute display. She made 4 sizes of fabric bowls. all the same fabrics in all four sizes. She stacked them and tied a ribbon around them. It was so cute.
Forum: Main
06-21-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,837
Posted By patchwork

I might stitch around all the appliques close in...

I might stitch around all the appliques close in the background and match the thread to the background. SID the sashing and the put straight stitching in rows? then meander around the appliques with...
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