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Yesterday, 06:00 AM
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This sounds like a winner. I was thinking along...

This sounds like a winner. I was thinking along those lines before I found this post.
Forum: Main
02-18-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By maviskw

She said the seams were going in opposite...

She said the seams were going in opposite directions; so pressed open. I think the only way to get pressed open seams to line up perfectly would be to pin every time. It's so much easier to line up...
Forum: Main
02-18-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By maviskw

My MIL, Alice, was an artist and worked in many...

My MIL, Alice, was an artist and worked in many media. She made a 14 X 18 Art Deco of strangely shaped embroidered flowers and was filling in the background with an all-over pattern. When I...
02-17-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,457
Posted By maviskw

You're right, Cheshirepat. It had been on my...

You're right, Cheshirepat. It had been on my shoulder and as I bent over the table, it was visible to me. That happens to me more than I like to admit with my kitchen towels. I look for a long time...
02-16-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,457
Posted By maviskw

Another strange but true. I lost my soon-to-be...

Another strange but true. I lost my soon-to-be husband's class ring in the lake. About two years later some guys were looking for some tools they had dropped in the lake and found it. It was...
02-16-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,457
Posted By maviskw

Just last week, I was putting together my crumb...

Just last week, I was putting together my crumb quilt. I thought I had had seven rows completed, but there on the table were three and spread on the floor were three more. I looked and counted...
Forum: Tutorials
02-11-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 41,460
Posted By maviskw

You've almost got it! What I forgot about is...

You've almost got it! What I forgot about is that you have two different blocks. The white stripes and the colored stripes lay in different directions. One slants to the right and the other slants...
Forum: Main
02-10-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By maviskw

A friend was trying to take off the binding of a...

A friend was trying to take off the binding of a quilt at our monthly sew-in. I told her, "Why don't you just cut it off?" She hesitated for about one and one half seconds, whipped out her ruler...
Forum: Main
02-08-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,439
Posted By maviskw

I actually use pieces that are just 1/2 inch. I...

I actually use pieces that are just 1/2 inch. I make 1/8 inch seams in most of my crumb quilts. I start with my two smallest pieces and sew them together. Find or make a straight side and sew...
Forum: Main
02-05-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By maviskw

Think of "rows" on the diagonal, not up or down,...

Think of "rows" on the diagonal, not up or down, or side to side. The first row is from the top left corner, diagonally to the other side, long enough so that the quilt is wide enough. The second row...
Forum: Tutorials
02-03-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 41,460
Posted By maviskw

I made my string blocks differently. I didn't...

I made my string blocks differently. I didn't like the seams in the white and colored strips, so I made mine without seams there.
I made the foundation the same, but then started with the triangle,...
Forum: Tutorials
02-03-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 41,460
Posted By maviskw

I made my string blocks differently. I didn't...

I made my string blocks differently. I didn't like the seams in the white and colored strips, so I made mine without seams there.
I made the foundation the same, but then started with the triangle,...
Forum: Main
02-01-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,155
Posted By maviskw

I started a "Stack 'n' Whack" a few years back,...

I started a "Stack 'n' Whack" a few years back, and thought I could finish it if I did one block every day. Then, on a Sunday, I couldn't stop. The blocks were turning out so beautifully. That I day...
Forum: Main
02-01-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By maviskw

There are at least two ways to get that freezer...

There are at least two ways to get that freezer paper folded easier. One is to put some straight edge on the line as you fold it. A piece of stronger paper works or a playing card.
The other is to...
Forum: Main
01-31-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By maviskw

When our group makes quilts to donate, we usually...

When our group makes quilts to donate, we usually just put the name of the group on the label. And maybe the date.
Forum: Main
01-31-2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,284
Posted By maviskw

A quilt of squares on point is really just rows...

A quilt of squares on point is really just rows of squares together. Start with one square in the corner on the bias, three in the next row, then five, seven, nine, etc until your quilt is wide...
Forum: Main
01-29-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By maviskw

The way it looks to me, you need to turn the...

The way it looks to me, you need to turn the fabric in order to "free motion" your stitching lines. I think this would be very difficult unless you were doing "Quilt-as-you-go" so you could easily...
01-27-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,345
Posted By maviskw

I have the knee control also, for my 301. They...

I have the knee control also, for my 301. They are very like the 400 series, but without the zig-zag. My cabinet was built in 1956 for this machine and has a lever of wood that presses against...
Forum: Main
01-26-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,948
Posted By maviskw

If you have access to a Mennonite or Amish...

If you have access to a Mennonite or Amish community near you, that would be the place to go to find a sewing machine repair shop. They use the old mechanical machines and their repair shops still...
Forum: Recipes
01-26-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,415
Posted By maviskw

My very favorite apple is Wolf River. They are a...

My very favorite apple is Wolf River. They are a winter apple, get really huge, keep for a really long time and can be used for anything after they have been on the tree long enough to go through a...
Forum: Main
01-25-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,424
Posted By maviskw

I would think that would work, but it would be...

I would think that would work, but it would be hard to get it smooth and not lumpy. I wouldn't worry about if it had been washed or not.
Forum: Main
01-25-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,424
Posted By maviskw

What I used was wool from the inside of an old...

What I used was wool from the inside of an old quilt. Most likely it had never been washed, as we would take the quilt apart if the top needed cleaning, wash the top, put the wool batt back in and...
Forum: Main
01-24-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By maviskw

My grandson started to do 3D printing in his...

My grandson started to do 3D printing in his college dorm room as a way to make a little extra money for tuition. It mushroomed into a business for which he bought a building. About six years later...
01-23-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,811
Posted By maviskw

I don't understand how they would have more bulk....

I don't understand how they would have more bulk. When they are finished, they look exactly like the ones you make with the two little squares. I can't tell the difference.
Forum: Main
01-22-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,424
Posted By maviskw

In my experience, the steel wool will rust very...

In my experience, the steel wool will rust very easily. I would use wool with the walnut shells. Wool is very light and has natural lanolin, so that would keep the pins sliding smoothly. I have a...
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