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07-13-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,414
Posted By mckwilter

Craftsy has lots of free patterns for everything...

Craftsy has lots of free patterns for everything from pincushions to clothing. I have downloaded lots of them, which go into my pattern library and are there whenever I want to make something.
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07-13-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,343
Posted By mckwilter

I see you are in Texas. I live in the Gulf Coast...

I see you are in Texas. I live in the Gulf Coast area north of Houston. My DH went to a family thing in Ballinger (central West Texas) and paid $15 for the row kit at The Quilt Shop. That is the...
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07-11-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,717
Posted By mckwilter

Thank you all for your responses. First, let me...

Thank you all for your responses. First, let me say that I did go to the RBR website, printed out the lists, printed out state maps, and spent hours trying to match places on the lists with cities...
Forum: Main
07-07-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,729
Posted By mckwilter

I agree. I found myself pushing down on it and...

I agree. I found myself pushing down on it and burning my forefinger on the arm. Better to get a lightweight iron like the travel Rowenta or the Clover.
Forum: Main
07-07-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,717
Posted By mckwilter

Row By Row

I have decided to make a Row By Row quilt with rows from quilt shops in or near cities I have lived in. I would appreciate any help in locating stores. The places I have lived are listed below. I...
Forum: Main
05-11-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,140
Posted By mckwilter

Rather than trying to separate them, I slide the...

Rather than trying to separate them, I slide the top one off, then lay it on a paper towel to absorb a little of the extra oil.
Forum: Main
05-11-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,140
Posted By mckwilter

I order the Improved Cut rotary blades from...

I order the Improved Cut rotary blades from Amazon.com The cost is $15.97 for 10 blades and is a Prime item. At $1.60 each, I can afford to change my blades more often.
Forum: Main
03-23-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,129
Posted By mckwilter

I bought a package of Pinmoors and seldom use...

I bought a package of Pinmoors and seldom use them. When I used to pin binding, I would use the Pinmoors so I didn't stick myself. Now, since I use the Wonder Clips when I'm binding, I use the...
Forum: Main
03-22-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,224
Posted By mckwilter

I traced around my foot pedal, added 1" all...

I traced around my foot pedal, added 1" all around, cut two pieces of the waffle-type shelf liner and put binding around them to keep them together. I also made one for my computer keyboard and my...
Forum: Main
02-16-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,786
Posted By mckwilter

I agree with Bree123 -- call your hotel and ask...

I agree with Bree123 -- call your hotel and ask if you can have a package shipped there and held for your arrival. I have done this for my boss and have never had a problem. If you send it Federal...
Forum: Main
02-16-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,782
Posted By mckwilter

Since you are oversizing your HSTs and then...

Since you are oversizing your HSTs and then trimming down to size, I recommend that you get the Quilt In A Day Triangle Square Up Ruler. It comes in 6-1/2" and 9" sizes, and you can find it t...
Forum: Main
02-09-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,226
Posted By mckwilter

I like the idea of green at the bottom and...

I like the idea of green at the bottom and different shades of green rick rack for the stems. You could use large Dresden blades for the leaves. I suggest using different shades of yellow for the...
Forum: Main
01-27-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,963
Posted By mckwilter

When sewing batiks, I usually use the same 80/12...

When sewing batiks, I usually use the same 80/12 Schmetz Microsharp needles that I use for everything else. I haven't noticed any difference.
Forum: Main
01-14-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,177
Posted By mckwilter

If the name may cause a problem, why not "Layers...

If the name may cause a problem, why not "Layers of Love" or "Threads of Caring"?
Forum: Main
01-13-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,177
Posted By mckwilter

The first thing you need to do is decide to which...

The first thing you need to do is decide to which charities you are going to donate your quilts. There are so many worthy causes. Wheelchair/lap quilts for the VA, kid quilts for hospitals,...
Forum: Main
01-07-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,916
Posted By mckwilter

I usually use Tulip applique needles, and I use...

I usually use Tulip applique needles, and I use the standard applique stitch to sew my bindings. In fact, I used this stitch on my bindings before I ever started appliqueing. I use a #10 needle...
Forum: Main
01-06-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,989
Posted By mckwilter

I, too, have fat fingers. I usually use The...

I, too, have fat fingers. I usually use The Nimble Thimble, mainly because it has a slot at the top that my nail will go through. The medium is tight, but the large is too big, so I usually take a...
Forum: Main
01-05-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,731
Posted By mckwilter

I was also going to suggest Urban Elementz. ...

I was also going to suggest Urban Elementz. Also, there is a new Facebook group called Connected Threadz that is administered by the owner of Urban Elementz. It is mainly for LA quilters (which I...
Forum: Main
01-04-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,066
Posted By mckwilter

Mine was from Fons & Porter, but I don't remember...

Mine was from Fons & Porter, but I don't remember which online store I purchased it from. I like it because it has grommets along the top, and I can use Command hooks to hang it, so it is totally...
Forum: Main
01-04-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,693
Posted By mckwilter

I consider myself a "piecer" or "topper", since I...

I consider myself a "piecer" or "topper", since I don't like sandwiching and quilting larger than crib size quilts (hence the collection of UFOs which keeps growing). I do think my piecing is fairly...
Forum: Main
01-04-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,809
Posted By mckwilter

I don't have a mini-iron. I purchased the...

I don't have a mini-iron. I purchased the Clover, but like Peckish, kept burning myself. Also, I felt like the wedge of the iron was too small. The smallest iron I own is a travel Rowenta I got on...
Forum: Main
12-30-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,604
Posted By mckwilter

I, too, use FQs for practice. Then I cut them up...

I, too, use FQs for practice. Then I cut them up for potholders, microwave bowlholders, mug rugs and mug cozies, fabric boxes, etc. That way, I not only get FMQ practice, but practice with applying...
Forum: Main
12-23-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,382
Posted By mckwilter

See if you can find any of the books by Georgia...

See if you can find any of the books by Georgia Bonesteel. She had a show on PBS back in the 70's called "Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel" and she didn't use a hoop or frame. She has a show on...
Forum: Main
12-18-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,666
Posted By mckwilter

If you have a party store in your area, you'll...

If you have a party store in your area, you'll find it in the aisle with all the stuff to put into goodie bags. Most of those things are packaged 6 to a package.
Forum: Main
12-18-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,305
Posted By mckwilter

And your family knows that, so would never give...

And your family knows that, so would never give you one. But what about movies, favorite restaurants, book stores? Different strokes, right?
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