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02-09-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,931
Posted By VickyS

Good luck with your turnout! Our guild is also...

Good luck with your turnout! Our guild is also sponsoring Quilts of Valor and this is the theme for our quilt show this year. www.amadorvalleyquilters.org is our website - psailer and others can see...
02-09-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,673
Posted By VickyS

I have quilted up to queen size quilts on the...

I have quilted up to queen size quilts on the machine. The bigger the quilt, the more you have to pay attention to how you FMQ your pattern. Many times you will have to Stitch in the Ditch the...
02-09-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,673
Posted By VickyS

Yes you CAN do it! Free Motion on a Featherweight

I do most of my FMQ on my Featherweight without any problems. I use a Darning or FMQ foot (looks like a C in plastic or metal) which can be found online or at specialty stores (as long as it is a...
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02-05-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 19,649
Posted By VickyS

Log Cabin Hidden Stars example

The Log Cabin Hidden Stars pattern is really easy to do and worth the effort. Here is one I made 2 years ago and donated to our community quilt program after displaying it in our local guild's quilt...
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12-26-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,482
Posted By VickyS

Icee, I would get it back and tie it some...

Icee,
I would get it back and tie it some more. My first quilt was a 100" flaming star (pieces were 20+ inches large). I did as you indicated - tying about 12" apart with embroidery/ crewel...
11-06-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,161
Posted By VickyS

I agree with all of the above. Add to it the...

I agree with all of the above. Add to it the following:
Parts are easy to find.
Stitch is perfect.
If you want to do something fancy, there are attachments that will let you do it. Example: Free...
09-16-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 883
Posted By VickyS

Welcome from the Bay Area of California. Glad to...

Welcome from the Bay Area of California. Glad to see you have joined us. This is a great group for sharing what you have learned and want to learn.

Good to have you with us.
09-16-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,027
Posted By VickyS

Last chance! Anyone planning to attend next week?...

Last chance! Anyone planning to attend next week? I'll be there and looking forward to seeing anyone from the board.
Forum: Main
09-16-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 36,380
Posted By VickyS

Our guild makes over 100 wheelchair quilts a...

Our guild makes over 100 wheelchair quilts a year. They range in size from 29-45" wide and 36" long. The bottom has the corners cut off to keep them from catching in the wheels. We attach ties or...
08-29-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,300
Posted By VickyS

Thank you for this link. Very inspiring! She...

Thank you for this link. Very inspiring! She might be a good speaker for our guild. I'll have to forward the info to our program person.
Forum: Pictures
07-23-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,968
Posted By VickyS

I love the way it turned out...Congrats on a good...

I love the way it turned out...Congrats on a good job for your first FMQ. No one will notice the crossed lines, and besides, who cares???
Forum: Main
07-23-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 29,568
Posted By VickyS

Don't use Polyester batting for hot pads, period....

Don't use Polyester batting for hot pads, period.

I've melted/burned through cotton covered polyester batting filled hot pads when brushed against the heating element in my electric oven, and in...
07-23-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,554
Posted By VickyS

Awesome job and thanks for the info! The machine...

Awesome job and thanks for the info! The machine dried out quickly after I wiped it with tissues but the rings hung around so that's when I tried my nails on it. When I left it alone and came back...
Forum: Pictures
07-19-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,384
Posted By VickyS

Nice try! It's a pain to work on it but it does...

Nice try! It's a pain to work on it but it does help to practice. I'm only a little bit ahead of what you are doing now. Keep practicing. Maybe you can take all your practice pieces and put them into...
07-19-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,136
Posted By VickyS

I hope it works out well for you! Do you still...

I hope it works out well for you! Do you still have the old machine? Sometimes folks will scavenge the local dump and sell items as is. You wouldn't want to buy back your old machine because someone...
07-16-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,139
Posted By VickyS

Not to forget the Beverly's in Carmichael (NE...

Not to forget the Beverly's in Carmichael (NE Sacto off of Sunrise Blvd). It's huge and worth looking at. There are a number of avid quilters in the area who use all of these stores.

It's worth...
Forum: Main
07-12-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,190
Posted By VickyS

Our local county fair says that all entries must...

Our local county fair says that all entries must be cleaned and pressed, made within the last year (since the start of the last fair), have a 4" sleeve for display purposes, and name the (longarm)...
07-12-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,554
Posted By VickyS

Water rings on Featherweight

I didn't realize that setting a cold cup down on the fold down part of my Featherweight would leave a watermark ring from the liquid condensing on the outside of the cup and running down the...
07-11-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,831
Posted By VickyS

This is the answer. I had the same problem and...

This is the answer. I had the same problem and fortunately was able to debug it by going back to the manual.

I couldn't figure out why the bobbin was constantly acting up when it had been just...
Forum: Main
06-24-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,535
Posted By VickyS

Welcome from the Bay Area of California. I'm with...

Welcome from the Bay Area of California. I'm with most of the rest of the folks here - about 3-4 yards if I love it.

I usually make lap quilts, and my husband and son are both over 6 feet tall. So...
Forum: Main
06-17-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By VickyS

I belong to a big guild. We used to take signups...

I belong to a big guild. We used to take signups before the meeting but folks would forget. Instead we just line up and sign up. Then have someone hold the quilt as we give a short blurb about the...
Forum: Main
06-17-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,209
Posted By VickyS

Check out the Rushin' Tailor Quilt shop in...

Check out the Rushin' Tailor Quilt shop in Skagway, Alaska - if you are into wildlife panels!

http://www.rtailor.com/

It is one of my favorite stops when on a cruise to Alaska. They, along with...
Forum: Main
06-16-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,403
Posted By VickyS

Unfortunately, some pretty charity quilts get...

Unfortunately, some pretty charity quilts get sold by the recipients for drug money. Some of the shelters in our area specifically ask for quilts made of ugly materials for exactly this reason. Our...
06-14-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,816
Posted By VickyS

Now up to $326. and change with only local...

Now up to $326. and change with only local shipping in the Galesville Illinois area.

Can't do it. Interesting to look at, however!
Forum: Main
06-14-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,809
Posted By VickyS

I do all FMQ on my little Singer Featherweight....

I do all FMQ on my little Singer Featherweight. It takes me anywhere from 8 hours to 40+ hours to FMQ a lap quilt, depending on how intricately I design the quilting. 8 hours would be SID/diagonal...
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