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Forum: Main
08-18-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,356
Posted By SoSewSue

I'm not sure steam is harmful to the fabric per...

I'm not sure steam is harmful to the fabric per se, but it is very easy to stretch a block out of shape with steam. I am a big lover of steam for ironing clothes (I have an iron with a standalone...
Forum: Main
08-26-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,025
Posted By SoSewSue

I think you want Nifty Grips - they convert your...

I think you want Nifty Grips - they convert your foot pedal into hand controls:

http://www.machinequilter.co.uk/the-new-english-quilter/our-products/nifty-grips-2
Forum: Main
05-20-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,502
Posted By SoSewSue

I'll add my learnings as well. This is my advice...

I'll add my learnings as well. This is my advice to the absolute first timer:

1. Practice sandwiches - make several but don't make them too small. Try a yard of muslim or other...
Forum: Main
05-19-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,482
Posted By SoSewSue

I am a beginner quilter and I have had the EQ...

I am a beginner quilter and I have had the EQ software programme for about 48 hours now! One thing I wasn't expecting was how much I am learning about quilt construction and block identification. ...
03-29-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,670
Posted By SoSewSue

I think they just dont want to bother packing it...

I think they just dont want to bother packing it for international shipping. For delivery within the UK the cost is 16 or free if you collect it , which seems reasonable.
Forum: Main
03-15-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,826
Posted By SoSewSue

There are specific 'Quilting' machine needles...

There are specific 'Quilting' machine needles which have a longer narrower indent on the shaft which is meant to facilitate going through the layers of a quilt. I really quite like these - and as a...
Forum: Main
03-15-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,035
Posted By SoSewSue

Eighty year olds with no verbal filters. You...

Eighty year olds with no verbal filters. You just have to chuckle to yourself.

After all did you machine piece or hand piece? huh cheating. Did you rotary cut or use scissors ? Huh cheating. ...
Forum: Main
03-13-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,940
Posted By SoSewSue

"Quilt as desired"...Aarrgh!

Please let me rant for a moment...

What is with all the "quilt as desired" instructions? Patterns go to great lengths to tell you what fabric / colour/ size and method you should use to assemble...
Forum: Main
03-07-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,879
Posted By SoSewSue

And if you are in the UK - Kaleidoscope...

And if you are in the UK - Kaleidoscope (www.kalquilts.com) out of Glasgow sells rolls with no delivery charge for orders over 10.
Forum: Main
03-07-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,812
Posted By SoSewSue

As a new quilter I have been devouring all the...

As a new quilter I have been devouring all the quilt magazines - US, UK & Aus - as I can find them. But the winner without a doubt is Quilt Mania. I think of Quilt Mania as the architectural digest...
Forum: Main
03-06-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,499
Posted By SoSewSue

I too am learning how to FMQ and I am currently...

I too am learning how to FMQ and I am currently working through Don Linn's book 'free-motion Machine Quilting'. According to Mr. Linn, the one absolute must for a sewing machine is a foot pedal that...
Forum: Main
02-28-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,555
Posted By SoSewSue

Aaah Be Careful ! On my first quilt I ran into...

Aaah Be Careful ! On my first quilt I ran into trouble with half square triangles and it was suggested I try starch - so I did. But I used spray starch on unwashed fabric and proceeded to either...
Forum: Main
02-28-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,261
Posted By SoSewSue

After the first one or two 'test' blocks I like...

After the first one or two 'test' blocks I like to somewhat assembly line sew - but in small batches. So I might do six blocks at a time which moves things along but still gives a nice feeling of...
Forum: Pictures
02-27-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,964
Posted By SoSewSue

What a clever interpretation of the theme. They...

What a clever interpretation of the theme. They do indeed say "lets talk". Love the 'steam' on the cups. Well done indeed.
Forum: Main
02-22-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By SoSewSue

Do you have a sewing area that you can leave set...

Do you have a sewing area that you can leave set up all the time ? If so, try just popping in to sew for 15 minutes. You will be amazed at how much you can get done.

I know that I have a...
Forum: Main
02-19-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,809
Posted By SoSewSue

I agree - as a new quilter - I find it...

I agree - as a new quilter - I find it particularly so, as I have no stash and until recently had very few tools. (When I started in Nov I already had a rotary cutter and matt - so I thought "I'm...
Forum: Main
02-16-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By SoSewSue

Do you mean there are no 'teeth' on the walking...

Do you mean there are no 'teeth' on the walking foot ? Mine doesn't have any - just a smooth foot. Works marvelously though.
Forum: Pictures
02-14-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,788
Posted By SoSewSue

Holy jumpin' gorgeous. Gobsmacked.

Holy jumpin' gorgeous. Gobsmacked.
Forum: Main
02-14-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,355
Posted By SoSewSue

Is your machine electronic ? If so, check the...

Is your machine electronic ? If so, check the utilty menu on your machine for an option to change the presser foot setting. I have this option on my machine, yet I swear it is not mentioned in the...
02-14-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,132
Posted By SoSewSue

May I just say, while I find your ambition...

May I just say, while I find your ambition inspiring, the thought of making a king size quilt out of selvages pretty much makes me shiver in horror....

Having said that - please do not hesitate to...
Forum: Pictures
02-11-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 12,195
Posted By SoSewSue

Well obviously you laid everything out on the...

Well obviously you laid everything out on the floor so he could give his opinion on the layout. I too have a design adviser like that. It is hard to stay annoyed when they engage that ...
Forum: Main
02-07-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,756
Posted By SoSewSue

I find it almost impossible to read the imprint...

I find it almost impossible to read the imprint on the needles - you need to hold the needle and the magnifying 'just so' in a strong light to 'just' make out what it says.

My trick - I have an...
Forum: Main
02-05-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,397
Posted By SoSewSue

In another thread this was discussed and I made...

In another thread this was discussed and I made note of the following thinking I would have a play at creating my own template.

"For the twister ruler :
The squares are always 1.5 inches square...
Forum: Main
02-02-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,735
Posted By SoSewSue

Is the thread making a clean break or is it all...

Is the thread making a clean break or is it all frayed at the broken end ? My thread was breaking but I noticed it was always frayed where it was breaking - tried a larger needle (topstitch 90/14)...
Forum: Main
01-31-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,813
Posted By SoSewSue

I had the little clear 1/4" foot (without a...

I had the little clear 1/4" foot (without a guide) and I recently went back to using the A foot and adjusted the needle setting like Rose Marie mentioned (though on my machine I set it to 2.3). The...
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