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Forum: Main
10-22-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,217
Posted By lakekids

Solid fabric recommendation

I am looking for recommendations on solid fabrics. I have been using Kona cotton. However it seems to ravel . Anyone have any other recommendations? With lots of color choices?
Forum: Main
09-17-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,193
Posted By lakekids

Unhappy Not all 108" backing fabric is 108"!

I recently ordered a Wilmington Print Essentials 108" wide backing for a quilt. This was a replacement for some backing I had already bought that was not big enough.

When I received the fabric I...
Forum: Main
11-20-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By lakekids

Decide on a 'size grid' . For example all Blocks...

Decide on a 'size grid' . For example all Blocks will be a multiple of 4 inches finished- 4 x 4, 4 x 8, 8 x 8, etc. Then cut all your T-shirts using that 'size grid'. Now you have to play. Count...
Forum: Main
11-22-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,188
Posted By lakekids

FMQ - queen Size quilt on domestic

I have done it but I don't find it fun. I use the 'squish' method. You need space to the left and back of the machine to support the quilt. I am lucky to have my sewing machine recessed into a...
Forum: Pictures
12-11-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,502
Posted By lakekids

Completed Gift quilts

I haven't posted in a while, but I wanted to post pictures of the 2 quilts I am giving as gifts this Christmas. With these 2 quilts, all of my adult nieces and nephews will have quilts from me. I...
Forum: Main
10-18-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,798
Posted By lakekids

I have made about 5 quilts using the Too Cool...

I have made about 5 quilts using the Too Cool T-Shirt Quilt method, also. I also did not use interfacing. I really don't understand the issue that people have with making them. I bought the...
Forum: Main
07-11-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,691
Posted By lakekids

I buy my rotary cutter blades from SouthStar...

I buy my rotary cutter blades from SouthStar Supply. They are generic and they cost $19.95 for 10 45mm blades. I have never had a problem with them. And at $0.50 per blade I never feel bad about...
Forum: Main
07-08-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By lakekids

The Bernina Sewing Center in Lake Mary, Wandering...

The Bernina Sewing Center in Lake Mary, Wandering Stitches in Orlando (near the airport), and as already mentioned the Sewing Studio in Maitland. These are all great shops.
Forum: Main
06-15-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,226
Posted By lakekids

It appears that your link is wrong. It should be...

It appears that your link is wrong. It should be http://www.jellyrollfabric.net
Forum: Main
06-09-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By lakekids

According to Avery website, this fabric has a...

According to Avery website, this fabric has a heat seal backing that bonds to fabric, cardboard, wood, and other porous surfaces. It is designed to run through printer. Sounds like it would be...
Forum: Main
06-08-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,196
Posted By lakekids

Well here is a link with the story of what I did....

Well here is a link with the story of what I did. Quilt made from my dad's flannel shirts. Started - Stopped - frog stitched -re-did it. Love redone version!

...
Forum: Main
05-29-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,757
Posted By lakekids

The Brother ScanNCut will only cut 1 layer of...

The Brother ScanNCut will only cut 1 layer of fabric. That might be great for applique designs but not so great for cutting lots of pieces.
With the Sizzix Big Shot Pro, I can cut up to 8 layers...
Forum: Main
05-28-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,757
Posted By lakekids

I got the Sizzix Big Shot Pro. It can accept the...

I got the Sizzix Big Shot Pro. It can accept the Accuquilt Go Dies (but not the new Accuquilt Go Big). It can also accept Accuquilt Studio Dies that are 12 inches wide or less. It costs between $319...
Forum: Main
05-20-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,000
Posted By lakekids

me too - The large Quilt in a Day project bags...

me too - The large Quilt in a Day project bags are what I like. I bought my first set when they were 2.50 each and my last set when they were $3 each. I like because they have handles - for when I...
Forum: Main
05-08-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,979
Posted By lakekids

Pfaff 7570 - 15 years. The machine is going...

Pfaff 7570 - 15 years. The machine is going strong but the software is no longer supported.
Forum: Main
04-27-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,633
Posted By lakekids

Sounds like you have already cut every thing. I...

Sounds like you have already cut every thing. I use the Too Cool T-shirt method. Every piece cut is a multiple of 4 inches (plus seam allowances) with the largest size being 16 x 16. This way you...
Forum: Main
04-27-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By lakekids

Here are a couple of articles. ...

Here are a couple of articles.
http://www.gloriahansen.com/articles.php?p=1&ID=3
http://www.gloriahansen.com/weblog/?p=6060

Take note that in the second article when she recommends Jacquard...
Forum: Main
04-24-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By lakekids

I use a combination of the compensating foot and...

I use a combination of the compensating foot and a screw on seam guide plate positioned with Bonnie Hunters Seam finder. I found that if I just used the compensating foot I had a tendency to let the...
Forum: Main
04-24-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,952
Posted By lakekids

How do you hold the ruler in place on the quilt...

How do you hold the ruler in place on the quilt AND move the quilt under the foot at the same time?

I am thinking this would be VERY difficult on a DSM - especially if you are quilting a bed size...
Forum: Main
04-13-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,129
Posted By lakekids

I have never followed the idea of sewing strips...

I have never followed the idea of sewing strips in opposite directions and have not had any curve problem. However, I have seen multiple times where just sewing to another strip and then cutting it...
Forum: Main
04-09-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By lakekids

If you choose to quilt through some of the...

If you choose to quilt through some of the rubbery decal areas - go slowly - the decal has a tendency to grab the needle and thread.
Forum: Main
04-09-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,881
Posted By lakekids

You might want to check out Cindy Needham. She...

You might want to check out Cindy Needham. She uses vintage linens to create whole cloth quilts.
Forum: Main
04-06-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,158
Posted By lakekids

If the strips are at least 3/4 inch wide, save...

If the strips are at least 3/4 inch wide, save them for string piecing.
Forum: Main
04-03-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,999
Posted By lakekids

I would think those would only apply if your...

I would think those would only apply if your He-Man super masculine guy is into hunting and fishing - but not all of them are.
Forum: Main
03-30-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,006
Posted By lakekids

I confess I would not buy them at all unless I...

I confess I would not buy them at all unless I happened to see a pattern in one that I liked. I just threw away a bunch of mine.
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