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09-21-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By totosmom

Does anyone know which models use the BSR? I'm...

Does anyone know which models use the BSR? I'm wondering when it came out....
Forum: Main
09-21-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By totosmom

I can tell you from experience that all the...

I can tell you from experience that all the Berninas are great machines! I've used my model 930 from 1985 to do lots of straight line quilting -- just slip on the walking foot and I'm off to the...
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09-07-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,318
Posted By totosmom

Lovely quilt, Pat. Did you quilt it yourself? ...

Lovely quilt, Pat. Did you quilt it yourself? I love to quilt my own and have had some success, but I've never done a large quilt. I may have to pay someone to do those for me.
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09-07-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,318
Posted By totosmom

Williesmom, this website gives a great...

Williesmom, this website gives a great explanation with a low volume "I Spy" quilt.
http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2012/10/a-modern-i-spy-low-volume-quilt.html

Many thanks to Pat, Crqltr and...
Forum: Main
09-05-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,318
Posted By totosmom

And for those of you who are still wondering what...

And for those of you who are still wondering what "low volume" is, I see that this topic has been discussed recently here on QB.
...
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09-05-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,318
Posted By totosmom

Thank you, ladies! I knew I could count on your...

Thank you, ladies! I knew I could count on your collective wisdom to point me in the right direction. So far, it seems that etsy.com has the biggest collection of modern fabrics with some low...
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09-05-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,318
Posted By totosmom

Attention all you modern quilters....

I know you're out there! I'm really interested in making a few modern quilts and am especially interested in the one on page 96 of the book "Sunday Morning Quilts" by Cheryl Arkison and Amanda Jean...
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08-05-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,550
Posted By totosmom

All the above info is excellent, especially the...

All the above info is excellent, especially the need to master the 1/4" seam before proceeding. In this case, as in most cases, "practice makes perfect".

In addition, many quilters use a...
Forum: Main
07-30-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,574
Posted By totosmom

Hi Sue. Picking up paint chips is a GREAT idea,...

Hi Sue. Picking up paint chips is a GREAT idea, and so is talking to your recipients about what they think neutral is. With a cup of coffee or tea and a half an hour, you'll have their preferences...
05-20-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,018
Posted By totosmom

Oh lucky you! Does yours have a decal of Atlas...

Oh lucky you! Does yours have a decal of Atlas holding up the globe on the bed of the machine? I have a pink Atlas too. They are the very cutest, and as you have demonstrated, simply irresistible!...
05-20-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,914
Posted By totosmom

Hi Cindy. My small collection includes new and...

Hi Cindy. My small collection includes new and vintage Berninas as well as two 301s, a 201, and a 15-91. By far the easiest one to do FMQ on is the model 15. In fact, my 15-91 is always set up...
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03-07-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,919
Posted By totosmom

This one is called "Goose Tracks" and may be what...

This one is called "Goose Tracks" and may be what she had in mind. I know it is an old pattern as it was found in a local quilt that dates back to 1870. A few of us are reproducing it at our LQS.
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02-25-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,201
Posted By totosmom

I'm with Glenn -- I wouldn't pay more than $25...

I'm with Glenn -- I wouldn't pay more than $25 for it. the decals are worn and the cabinet sure is in rough shape. Just my 2.
02-25-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,134
Posted By totosmom

Personally, to me, it wouldn't matter if it were...

Personally, to me, it wouldn't matter if it were new or old. I just can't stand smelly. Now that I think about it, I guess I'd prefer one of those new roller cases -- so much easier on my aging...
Forum: Main
02-25-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,410
Posted By totosmom

Yes, this is another variation of the same...

Yes, this is another variation of the same method; they don't draw a line though, they just finger press the diagonal seam which works just as well.
Forum: Main
02-25-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,410
Posted By totosmom

Yep, that's how I do it too. Nice, flat...

Yep, that's how I do it too. Nice, flat invisible seams every time.
Forum: Main
02-25-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,410
Posted By totosmom

Oh yeah, I hear ya. It took me several tries...

Oh yeah, I hear ya. It took me several tries before I got it into my thick skull. For a while, I even pinned the diagonal line together so I could check to be sure I was sewing it right. But, you...
Forum: Main
02-25-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,410
Posted By totosmom

CC, there is a way to connect the ends of your...

CC, there is a way to connect the ends of your binding using a diagonal seam which eliminates all the bulk you are not lovin'. I doubt if I would be able to do it today if I hadn't been taught in...
Forum: Main
02-25-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,664
Posted By totosmom

Hmm, well I was using my 1/4" foot with the guide...

Hmm, well I was using my 1/4" foot with the guide recently and remembered why I don't like it. I can't seem to pull my pins out quickly enough for it and they pull the seam out of alignment. It...
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02-25-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By totosmom

In three years of quilting, I've never found a...

In three years of quilting, I've never found a better thread than Aurifil 50wt cotton. It is fine but strong and comes in many colors. Yes, it's a bit spendy but it is worth every penny.
Forum: Main
02-22-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,485
Posted By totosmom

Yes, in fact, I have ordered from them. The...

Yes, in fact, I have ordered from them. The order arrived quickly with no hitches and the fabric (four different flannels) were better then I expected - thick, tightly woven, and lovely. Hubby is...
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02-09-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,171
Posted By totosmom

Bunnie, once you start, I'm sure you'll love it. ...

Bunnie, once you start, I'm sure you'll love it. You've gotten great advice here already, so I'll just show you the ones I've made. Mine were done by machine with fancy stitches and using cotton as...
02-01-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,048
Posted By totosmom

Yes, I do; in fact, my first project for a new...

Yes, I do; in fact, my first project for a new machine is often a quilted cover. I found a pattern in a library book called "Quilting 101" which turned out to be a bit demanding, but after making a...
Forum: Main
01-30-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,238
Posted By totosmom

Hmmm, my experience with flannel from thousands...

Hmmm, my experience with flannel from thousands of bolts dot com was the opposite of that of Feline Fanatics. Last winter I made my hubby a flannel quilt and found some wonderful WIDE flannels...
01-16-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,912
Posted By totosmom

Well, I'm going to say somewhere in the 70s,...

Well, I'm going to say somewhere in the 70s, although I'm sure it varied by manufacturer. I know for example that my Bernina 830 (ca. 1973) has metal cams to produce decorative stitches, but my...
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