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Forum: Main
12-08-2016, 03:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,842
Posted By WilliP

Thanks everyone! I am eager to get my sewing...

Thanks everyone! I am eager to get my sewing space set up for my new arrival --- hopefully before Christmas --- my dealer is letting me keep my machine there until I have the basics in my experience...
Forum: Main
12-07-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,842
Posted By WilliP

Bernina 830 just purchased. Need to know which threads to purchase for best results

I have just purchased a Bernina 830 (the 8 series one). I'm curious as to the best threads to go with for this machine for each type of stitching --- regular garment sewing; embroidery; and finally...
Forum: Main
08-21-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By WilliP

Christmas Quilting Motif ideas

I am in the process of finishing a quilt top and writing the pattern for a Christmas themed quilt using Timeless Treasures Holiday fabrics --- Pines and Poinsettias designed by Chong-a Whang. Just...
06-15-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,499
Posted By WilliP

You'll be heading west from Spokane to reach...

You'll be heading west from Spokane to reach Ellensburg. Enjoy your trip and your visit with your son.
Forum: Main
04-12-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,414
Posted By WilliP

I have never had the money to buy a ready made...

I have never had the money to buy a ready made jelly roll that I liked (Hoffmann Batiks) ---How many strips are there in one? I imagine I'd make whatever pattern came to mind for 2 1/2 inch strips.
04-12-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,688
Posted By WilliP

When you get to the site you click on "Browse our...

When you get to the site you click on "Browse our catalog" up in the left corner under the eeschenk logo is a small list of stuff -- click on the quilts and projects. I love the products from this...
Forum: Main
03-31-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,754
Posted By WilliP

If you were buying a car you would go to a dealer...

If you were buying a car you would go to a dealer and test drive I am certain --- you need to do the same when you are investing in this level of a machine. Try them all out and talk to the tech...
02-19-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,356
Posted By WilliP

I'd say invest in some washaway stabilizer and...

I'd say invest in some washaway stabilizer and cut narrow strips and use this as you hem the scarves --- before doing anything, I'd go to YouTube and search for rolled hem information there. Then try...
02-19-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,918
Posted By WilliP

We used ammonia and water to clean glass at...

We used ammonia and water to clean glass at several shops I worked at years ago.
02-19-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,225
Posted By WilliP

You just got your new machine, catch your breath...

You just got your new machine, catch your breath and see what the feet that came with the machine are capable of. If you can invest some time, go to the Bernina YouTube channel and check out the...
Forum: Main
02-19-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,241
Posted By WilliP

I am sure that everyone who knows Avis is helping...

I am sure that everyone who knows Avis is helping out in one way or another. From the Fire Dept to the local "guilt" group --I know you mean quilt, but there are a few "guilty quilters" among us. LOL...
Forum: Main
02-19-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,241
Posted By WilliP

Thanks for the ideas and comments everyone. The...

Thanks for the ideas and comments everyone. The seam ripper was a friend to friend gesture --- we always seem to have left ours at home on one occasion or another and end up borrowing from each other...
Forum: Main
02-18-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,241
Posted By WilliP

Which books? Just wondering --- I think the local...

Which books? Just wondering --- I think the local library has their book sale going on tomorrow and I kknow there is a great pattern book selection . My friend does a lot of miniature work.
Forum: Main
02-18-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,664
Posted By WilliP

I'd check out the Bernette Seville --- compares...

I'd check out the Bernette Seville --- compares with the Bernette 46. Good basic machine, metal parts and holds up to going back and forth to classes. I got the machine to teach an 8 year old how to...
Forum: Main
02-18-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,241
Posted By WilliP

What would you want to start your sewing/quilting supplies over?

A friend recently lost her belongings (at least it looks like almost all of them) in a house fire. I ran across a box in my room here with five seam rippers so took one out and had it in my purse for...
Forum: Main
02-16-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,627
Posted By WilliP

I tend to find one "focus" fabric that really...

I tend to find one "focus" fabric that really talks to my soul. From there I start building to see which other fabrics care to play with me. I normally for me use from four to seven fabrics in a...
Forum: Main
02-16-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,877
Posted By WilliP

Honey, take yourself and your $300 project to...

Honey, take yourself and your $300 project to your very friendly local quilt shop and have a getting to know you show and tell. They should be able to help you. Been there, done that too many times...
Forum: Pictures
02-14-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,154
Posted By WilliP

My last finished original design quilt

I put this together for a friend to give as a gift --- still graphing a pattern for a redo for myself. LOL
Forum: Main
02-14-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By WilliP

PRINTED TREASURES sheets are the way I'd go to...

PRINTED TREASURES sheets are the way I'd go to reproduce the photos. They are treated poplin that is sewable. Plan the size of photos, create a photo collage of photos that size that will fit on a...
Forum: Pictures
02-14-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,674
Posted By WilliP

My Christmas Is Coming Inspiration Photo

This is the photo I have converted to a fabric block. Next week I will take a photo of the completed block so you can see where I am going.
Forum: Main
02-14-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 480
Posted By WilliP

Has anyone used Cheryl Almgren Taylor's Christmas Is Coming?

I am participating in a block a month informal group at my local Quilt Harbor quilt shop in Aberdeen, WA using Cheryl Almgren Taylor's Christmas Is Coming book from Martingale. We chose to come up...
Forum: Main
02-14-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,162
Posted By WilliP

I'd probably use a variegated purple thread and a...

I'd probably use a variegated purple thread and a machine blanket stitch and sew around the edges of the parts. Add a little glimmer with an iridescent thread and thread paint the wings. All depends...
Forum: Main
02-14-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,757
Posted By WilliP

I have to give my enjoyable moments credits to...

I have to give my enjoyable moments credits to Quilt Harbor in Aberdeen --- I get to play with the fabrics, explore the horizons with my Bernina 380 and 1300mdc and have great help as needed. To go...
Forum: Main
02-12-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,294
Posted By WilliP

Dotted Swiss --those were the days --I liked the...

Dotted Swiss --those were the days --I liked the 100% cotton as it held its shape for years --used it for everything from baby clothes to dresses to tops and aprons to curtains. I will have to check...
Forum: Main
11-03-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,217
Posted By WilliP

I was there when my tech showed me why I need to...

I was there when my tech showed me why I need to red letter the check up day for my machine --- he had a machine in from someone who cleans and maintains her own machine ---- everything looked clean...
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