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Forum: Main
09-26-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,014
Posted By amandasgramma

We RV fulltime and I have my sewing machine and...

We RV fulltime and I have my sewing machine and lots of fabric (and buy at every darn quilt store I can get hubby to stop at!!!).....We BOONDOCK (dry camp) and I STILL use my sewing machine! The...
Forum: Main
09-26-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,867
Posted By amandasgramma

Yip -- that's what I'd do...:) It's GORGEOUS!

Yip -- that's what I'd do...:) It's GORGEOUS!
Forum: Main
09-26-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,277
Posted By amandasgramma

I like it........and would also add stitch in the...

I like it........and would also add stitch in the ditch on all the seams.....would be the finishing touch. :) Also, would make it so there wasn't so much space between the quilting -- which can lead...
Forum: Main
09-02-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,438
Posted By amandasgramma

I once did a binding with scraps of...

I once did a binding with scraps of fabric....some were only inches in size. Had no idea which way the grain went, didn't care. It worked beautifully......I don't think you will have any problem. :)
Forum: Main
09-02-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,659
Posted By amandasgramma

Do a google search for "coloring book".....I did...

Do a google search for "coloring book".....I did one for elephants, coloring book and came up with GREAT ideas. :) And CONGRATULATIONS!
Forum: Main
08-31-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By amandasgramma

DITTO! I used 40 wt with all my quilting. There...

DITTO! I used 40 wt with all my quilting. There is also another issue that can cause this. The DISCs that the thread goes thru (the round discs) can get stuck. When you turn the knob, do the...
Forum: Main
08-31-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,076
Posted By amandasgramma

As a former longarmer (for business).....I'd have...

As a former longarmer (for business).....I'd have called and asked her if she meant to have an oddball block. I sent a picture of one quilt's problem to a customer one time and asked what to do. She...
Forum: Main
08-31-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,315
Posted By amandasgramma

Olfa....both. The blue mat I got caused a lot of...

Olfa....both. The blue mat I got caused a lot of "skipping". :) Wetting the mat with warm water and scrubbing might help, too.
Forum: Main
08-31-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,156
Posted By amandasgramma

Try laying a large blanket on your dining table. ...

Try laying a large blanket on your dining table. Use some spray sizing (or starch) and lightly spraying and ironing the top with a DRY iron....no steam. If that doesn't work, then try steaming. If...
Forum: Main
08-31-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,748
Posted By amandasgramma

Gee....back before I knew there were rules for...

Gee....back before I knew there were rules for quilting, I made a biscuit quilt. I cut, sewed, stuffed with poly and sewed the seam shut. Then I blind stitched the blocks together. Never put a...
Forum: Main
08-30-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,988
Posted By amandasgramma

The lighter weight the thread, the lighter "pull"...

The lighter weight the thread, the lighter "pull" on the top tension....try loosening that one. I NEVER loosen or tighten my bobbin thread on my longarm. Once it was set, I've left it alone (on...
Forum: Main
08-28-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,038
Posted By amandasgramma

I agree to using the basic colors from the fabric...

I agree to using the basic colors from the fabric (adorable fabric btw).....here's an idea I did for a friend's grandson...(grampa is a Nascar fan)....:)529124
Forum: Main
08-28-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,443
Posted By amandasgramma

Another burn-out solution: Granddaughter looks...

Another burn-out solution: Granddaughter looks at you SO sweetly and says "gramma, I'm getting married next summer.....will you make me a quilt?".........Oh heck yes, pattern took three days to...
Forum: Pictures
08-27-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,603
Posted By amandasgramma

That's gorgeous!!!! And once it's quilted it'll...

That's gorgeous!!!! And once it's quilted it'll be outstanding!
Forum: Main
08-26-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,314
Posted By amandasgramma

If I have to turn on extra lights and turn the...

If I have to turn on extra lights and turn the fabric more than 3 times to decide if it's the "right" side, i quit worrying. :) :) BUT, if I am making a quilt for a quilt show or competition, I work...
Forum: Main
08-26-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,907
Posted By amandasgramma

Why are you asking??? It's looks GREAT. In the...

Why are you asking??? It's looks GREAT. In the future (answering your later comment), to keep blocks straight, I do a Stitch in the Ditch with Superiors invisible thread.....I'll go over the whole...
Forum: Main
08-23-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,718
Posted By amandasgramma

I have the Janome Platinum 760 (I think that's...

I have the Janome Platinum 760 (I think that's the #)....We RV full time and I have made 3 quilts this past winter. :) I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Janome....It's lightweight and easy to use.
Forum: Main
08-06-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,741
Posted By amandasgramma

Zippers...all the way :)

Zippers...all the way :)
Forum: Main
08-03-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,347
Posted By amandasgramma

From my travels around, I think the most...

From my travels around, I think the most successful shops are:

1)..shops that have classes..you HAVE to stimulate your clients. You HAVE to keep them trying new ideas, new patterns, and buying...
Forum: Main
08-02-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,637
Posted By amandasgramma

My recent experience......a CAUTION: I made a...

My recent experience......a CAUTION: I made a quilt with flying geese and corner triangles. You know...the kind where you put a 2" square on a corner, sew diagonally, and then cut off the excess. ...
Forum: Main
08-01-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By amandasgramma

I didn't read any of the other's answers.....but...

I didn't read any of the other's answers.....but it set off an alarm for me. :) Reminded me of my mother's sewing machine years ago.... She battled that dang thing for YEARS (caused me to not sew...
Forum: Main
08-01-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,275
Posted By amandasgramma

Ditto....if you're doing it on a longarm, you...

Ditto....if you're doing it on a longarm, you might baste some fabric on the top and bottom so you can roll it onto the machine. If you're quilting it on a DSM, go for it! :) I've done it!!!!
Forum: Main
08-01-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,507
Posted By amandasgramma

It's 108 here....yes, it's too hot to quilt. :)...

It's 108 here....yes, it's too hot to quilt. :) :) Okay, piecing is fine if they're cut out and ready to go. IRONING is my issue...I press every seam, don't do chain piecing.....and by golly, it's...
Forum: Main
08-01-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,747
Posted By amandasgramma

I bought one...and hate it. :) No matter what...

I bought one...and hate it. :) No matter what temp I set it, when I iron on fabric, it's almost like it's melting something. By that I mean, the fabric is fine, but the tip has a coating that is...
Forum: Main
07-21-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,404
Posted By amandasgramma

I had the same problem with my HQ Avante......to...

I had the same problem with my HQ Avante......to the point I finally insisted he come to my house to see what I was doing wrong. He IMMEDIATELY saw what was wrong........the back bars had been set...
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