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09-11-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,432
Posted By chiaraquilts

I traded in my Janome 7700 for a Babylock...

I traded in my Janome 7700 for a Babylock Crescendo and haven't looked back- it was a very nice change. That being said, many folks in my guild etc. have the Janome 8900 and love it. I think they...
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08-14-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,093
Posted By chiaraquilts

My backup machine is a 1980's Bernina , model is...

My backup machine is a 1980's Bernina , model is 1010, that still performs perfectly. They are great machines and you will really enjoy sewing on it. I have the walking foot that is specific to that...
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07-05-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,679
Posted By chiaraquilts

I think you may find some great inspiration here!...

I think you may find some great inspiration here! http://sampaguitaquilts.blogspot.com.au/2010/10/may.html
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07-01-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,023
Posted By chiaraquilts

Welcome to the quilting world! Hope you enjoy.......

Welcome to the quilting world! Hope you enjoy....
this blog has a nice series of tutorials for beginners- http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/p/beginning-quilting-series.html
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06-25-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,448
Posted By chiaraquilts

I have never been to show where I have felt it...

I have never been to show where I have felt it wasn't worth the admission (and associated) costs. From $7 for a local guild show to spending the week in Houston, I have always been inspired, learned...
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05-31-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,823
Posted By chiaraquilts

Traded my Janome 7700 for a Crescendo and LOVE...

Traded my Janome 7700 for a Crescendo and LOVE it...like you there wasn't one available to try but the Unity was and it is really the same machine without the embroidery module. I find piecing much...
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05-05-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,993
Posted By chiaraquilts

I have tried the homemade "best Press" and it...

I have tried the homemade "best Press" and it didn't work for me either. Now I buy gallons from Ebay, save a lot over LQS prices for small bottles and don't run out all the time!
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04-24-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,900
Posted By chiaraquilts

I have taken quite a few classes, after years of...

I have taken quite a few classes, after years of being afraid too- boy I wish I had started sooner! One of the best was at Houston, and given by Phillipa Naylor on precision piecing- a whole...
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04-21-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,944
Posted By chiaraquilts

"Swoon" is indeed an old block, but the method of...

"Swoon" is indeed an old block, but the method of piecing it is different than the traditional block, with no "Y" seams. It does make it easier to piece. But it does seem that some of the "patterns"...
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04-13-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,111
Posted By chiaraquilts

Le Rouvay is indeed permanently closed- the...

Le Rouvay is indeed permanently closed- the original owner passed away and the family wasn't interested in keeping the business. I was lucky enough to visit last October shortly before they closed....
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04-11-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,327
Posted By chiaraquilts

I love my Crescendo, but there are many good...

I love my Crescendo, but there are many good machines out there. As mentioned, they all have some plastic parts(including Janomes, I had a high end one and it definitely had plastic inside!). What...
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04-10-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,065
Posted By chiaraquilts

I have the crescendo and have used the walking...

I have the crescendo and have used the walking foot (muvit) for straight line quilting and attaching bindings. For piecing I just use the 1/4" foot. Both work perfectly!
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04-06-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,795
Posted By chiaraquilts

I love mine, it helps prevent distortion when...

I love mine, it helps prevent distortion when pressing strip sets, and is really great for times you need to press seams open.
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04-06-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,238
Posted By chiaraquilts

I agree that lining the two sides up is virtually...

I agree that lining the two sides up is virtually impossible...have you considered a simple meander instead, that would good from both sides?
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04-06-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,881
Posted By chiaraquilts

Love love love my babylock but it is a high end...

Love love love my babylock but it is a high end model. And I agree you are probably better off keeping the Viking if it is the older, made in Sweden type....always good to have a backup!
Forum: Main
03-28-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,655
Posted By chiaraquilts

I learned about a neat gadget call the Strip...

I learned about a neat gadget call the Strip Stick www.thestripstick.com when I took a class at Houston last year on precision piecing...for times when pressing seams open it is very helpful,...
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03-28-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,129
Posted By chiaraquilts

Yes, it is in a book, available on amazon: Art to...

Yes, it is in a book, available on amazon: Art to Heart Book, Cottage Charms. So cute!
Forum: Main
03-27-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,603
Posted By chiaraquilts

My Crescendo fits perfectly in the Arrow Bertha...

My Crescendo fits perfectly in the Arrow Bertha cabinet..I have two Arrow cabinets, they are quite affordable compared to Horn, Kangaroo, etc. It has huge extensions that handle the weight of large...
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03-02-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,051
Posted By chiaraquilts

I just had the pleasure of installing my new...

I just had the pleasure of installing my new Crescendo into my Arrow Bertha cabinet, fits perfectly!
Forum: Main
02-23-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,667
Posted By chiaraquilts

Another great use of batting scraps, especially...

Another great use of batting scraps, especially strips, is the Auntie's Two patterns for handbags, etc. Amazing what you can make with scraps! http://auntiestwo.com/
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01-27-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,355
Posted By chiaraquilts

I have the 7700 and would agree with all the...

I have the 7700 and would agree with all the above posters to check out the 8900 (or 8200). Lots of quirks have apparently been fixed....
Forum: Main
01-25-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,489
Posted By chiaraquilts

Another vote for the Arrow Bertha, got it on Ebay...

Another vote for the Arrow Bertha, got it on Ebay and all is perfect. Hubby put it together in about 2 hours and I think it cost $600. Worth every penny, the amount of space is amazing. It is a bit...
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01-24-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By chiaraquilts

This is a log cabin pattern using a jelly roll: ...

This is a log cabin pattern using a jelly roll: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/03/cabins-in-hills.html
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01-23-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,548
Posted By chiaraquilts

We did a paint chip challenge last year for our...

We did a paint chip challenge last year for our quilt show- people choose their paint chips based on their initials. For example, Mary Ann White could use colors whose name started with M, A, or W....
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01-17-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,403
Posted By chiaraquilts

Hmm 52.50 plus 4.95 a month in shipping- that...

Hmm 52.50 plus 4.95 a month in shipping- that seems pretty pricey! Miniature quilts seem kind of trendy right now, I know Camille Roskelly did a bunch for Fall market and they were well received. I...
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