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Forum: Main
02-13-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,738
Posted By jojo47

Popover, you sound like ME! I have stashes of...

Popover, you sound like ME! I have stashes of material (still in the bags they were placed in at purchase!) upstairs, and I thank the good Lord that I had the foresight to put the pattern I want to...
02-13-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,411
Posted By jojo47

I don't shop Ebay, but I do agree that price is...

I don't shop Ebay, but I do agree that price is ridiculous. I paid $7.98 for the last Simplicity pattern I purchased and that was in Walmart. They also have McCall's patterns, some for $4.98 and...
Forum: Main
01-16-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,926
Posted By jojo47

And speaking of themed fabrics, I'd love to find...

And speaking of themed fabrics, I'd love to find some featuring Peterbilt trucks, or even fabric printed with semi-tractor trailers. (We have friends in the trucking business, and it would be fun to...
01-16-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,231
Posted By jojo47

I've also done baby blankets using this method,...

I've also done baby blankets using this method, but I round the corners before stitching, then turn inside-out and hand-stitch the small opening closed. I top-stitched 1 inch from the edge and they...
11-07-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,926
Posted By jojo47

My FW sews great, but I have a Singer 99K that...

My FW sews great, but I have a Singer 99K that does not run. I'm going to take it in to my sewing machine shop and if the motor is no good, I will convert the machine to a hand-crank model.
Forum: Main
11-07-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,499
Posted By jojo47

What about a Log Cabin quilt? My grandmother...

What about a Log Cabin quilt? My grandmother made each of us grandkids a LC using fabric scraps and outgrown clothing...I still treasure mine and can (pretty much) remember what item of clothing...
Forum: Main
11-05-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,406
Posted By jojo47

I've made a couple of baby quilts and used Minkee...

I've made a couple of baby quilts and used Minkee as the backing. I did not use batting, as the Minkee is heavy as it is. I stitched-in-the-ditch to quilt them, and they turned out beautifully!
Forum: Main
10-10-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,804
Posted By jojo47

I'm much the same way...I don't always log in,...

I'm much the same way...I don't always log in, but do check to see what's going on. I, too, have begun doing more projects. My lovely daughter-in-law is encouraging me to get burp cloths and...
Forum: Main
06-26-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,908
Posted By jojo47

I appreciate the hints given on this post as I...

I appreciate the hints given on this post as I also make t-shirt quilts. Thank you, ladies, for your input, and thank YOU, mjpEncinitas, for the question on interfacing.
Forum: Main
06-26-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,953
Posted By jojo47

I'm another lover of Connecting Threads, but I'm...

I'm another lover of Connecting Threads, but I'm also going to check our 4my3boys.com...sounds like fun! I really try to be careful about buying too much fabric for the simple reason I have about 14...
Forum: Main
06-26-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,642
Posted By jojo47

I've made 5 t-shirt quilts - most for nieces and...

I've made 5 t-shirt quilts - most for nieces and nephews, but I did quilts for the sons of a good friend. I do enjoy making them. The only ones I have charged for were those I made for my friend,...
05-31-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,213
Posted By jojo47

No, Lynnie, I don't think it would be. I think...

No, Lynnie, I don't think it would be. I think it will be a little slower to use due to the manual power, but I'll know for sure after I have my 99K back from the shop.
05-31-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,213
Posted By jojo47

There is a quilt shop near me that has two FWs...

There is a quilt shop near me that has two FWs for sale at nearly $500 each! Nope, not buying. I had the opportunity to get two several years ago in the $250-$260 price range, and my DH came home...
05-31-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,621
Posted By jojo47

I've really enjoyed reading all of these posts. ...

I've really enjoyed reading all of these posts. We also get quite a few calls, and like the majority of you, if we don't recognize the phone number, or if "unknown number" comes up on caller ID, we...
05-23-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,873
Posted By jojo47

Now that says it all!

Now that says it all!
05-23-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,213
Posted By jojo47

I have had 3 FWs...DH came home from an estate...

I have had 3 FWs...DH came home from an estate sale several years ago, having paid $175 for the one he brought home...works beautifully! The other two I had purchased, and neither of those were over...
Forum: Main
01-19-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By jojo47

I just recently completed a baby quilt for my...

I just recently completed a baby quilt for my daughter and used Minky for the backing. I didn't even try to iron it, because I had a feeling it would melt. Instead, I finger-pressed it and that...
01-18-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,637
Posted By jojo47

Same here in SW MN, Sandra! This morning was...

Same here in SW MN, Sandra! This morning was nice, for a change...woke up to +1 instead of -17 like yesterday!
01-18-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,892
Posted By jojo47

My dh just looks at me funny when I repeat jokes...

My dh just looks at me funny when I repeat jokes I see...I did have to chuckle at the marijuana-themed fabric, though...it WOULD make cute potholders! :D
01-18-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By jojo47

I wondered why I no longer get the coupons by...

I wondered why I no longer get the coupons by mail...but then, the closest JoAnn's we have near us is 60 miles away...and I don't drive that far to do shopping. Guess I'll go to JoAnn's.com if I...
01-18-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,715
Posted By jojo47

This has been a great help, as I will be sending...

This has been a great help, as I will be sending a baby quilt to my daughter in a couple of days...and yes, I do use priority mail. It definitely is worth it!
12-29-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,122
Posted By jojo47

I did try Windows 10 for a short time, but in...

I did try Windows 10 for a short time, but in less than a week did the download back to Windows 7, which is where I'm staying. My laptop works fine, and for the amount of work I use it for, this one...
Forum: Main
12-02-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,788
Posted By jojo47

I see nothing wrong with your quilt. I think it...

I see nothing wrong with your quilt. I think it is very pretty and will be well-loved by someone!
Forum: Main
12-02-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,361
Posted By jojo47

I have used woven fusible interfacing in some of...

I have used woven fusible interfacing in some of my t-shirt quilts and found it just as stabilizing as the fusible Pellon or fusible knit.
Forum: Tutorials
12-02-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,512
Posted By jojo47

I've used this method several times; my mom used...

I've used this method several times; my mom used to do it and told me about it. Love how it uses up leftover batting and some of it gets to be pretty good-sized!
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