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03-23-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,673
Posted By Bluphrog

I didn't know that! Thanks for the info. ...

I didn't know that! Thanks for the info.

Elizabeth
Forum: Main
03-23-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,197
Posted By Bluphrog

The white w/blue (next to the purple) seems too...

The white w/blue (next to the purple) seems too light to me, and the blue is almost identical to the light blue on the right side of the purple, If course, it also depends on where it will be used...
Forum: Main
03-23-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,531
Posted By Bluphrog

Depending on the bells and whistles, I've seen...

Depending on the bells and whistles, I've seen prices ranging from $7,000 to $20,000.

However, that doesn't only pertain to long-arm machines. When I bought my Bernina 440 QE, I paid $3,000 (on...
Forum: Main
03-23-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By Bluphrog

A lot of fabrics have colored dots woven into the...

A lot of fabrics have colored dots woven into the selvage. These dots match colors that are in the fabric. You can use them to help pick out coordinating fabrics.

Also, when you are trying to...
Forum: Main
03-13-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By Bluphrog

Same thing happened to me. I couldn't delete...

Same thing happened to me. I couldn't delete expired coupons and new coupons wouldn't save to my wallet. I turned my phone off, but that didn't help. I deleted and reinstalled the app and That...
Forum: Main
03-06-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,124
Posted By Bluphrog

Search YouTube for videos.

Search YouTube for videos.
Forum: Main
03-06-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,258
Posted By Bluphrog

I've been married for 40 years and had ironing...

I've been married for 40 years and had ironing board #1 until 2004 when DS took it to college I still have ironing board #2, but made my last cover from cotton batting and Teflon material.
Forum: Main
03-06-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,535
Posted By Bluphrog

I made my own rotating mat using a lazy Susan I...

I made my own rotating mat using a lazy Susan I bought at a Dollar Store and a 6" x 9" cutting mat I bought at JoAnn's with a 50% off coupon. It is smaller than the Boston Revolver, but it is...
Forum: Main
10-10-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,391
Posted By Bluphrog

You can also use the non-woven coffee filters for...

You can also use the non-woven coffee filters for foundation / paper-piecing and they have no chemicals in them.
Forum: Main
07-28-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,609
Posted By Bluphrog

Just get comfortable moving the fabric around. ...

Just get comfortable moving the fabric around. Make straight lines, wavy lines, squiggles. Make "z"s. Go forward and backward and side to side. Make circles, squares, and whatever other shapes...
Forum: Main
07-28-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,609
Posted By Bluphrog

I always suggest that when you are just starting...

I always suggest that when you are just starting out learning FMQ to start with small projects. Use 10-12 inch squares and make potholders. As you feel more comfortable, do placemats, then...
Forum: Main
07-28-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,916
Posted By Bluphrog

Everybody needs a blankie. Bless you.

Everybody needs a blankie. Bless you.
Forum: Main
07-28-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By Bluphrog

I never had any problems making time to sew after...

I never had any problems making time to sew after work and on weekends, and I've been with this company for 28 years, and with my current boss for 24. My husband works several evenings a week, so I...
Forum: Main
07-28-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,398
Posted By Bluphrog

There isn't any difference in the machines...

There isn't any difference in the machines because of color, but there is a difference in the machines in the length of the fold-down table, so decide if you want a long bed or short bed machine...
Forum: Main
06-15-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,814
Posted By Bluphrog

Use the Tri Recs rulers. Go to this site and...

Use the Tri Recs rulers. Go to this site and scroll down. When you find the Tri Recs, look at the examples of blocks and you will see the 54-40 block.
...
Forum: Main
06-09-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,886
Posted By Bluphrog

Yes, we know how lucky we are. I'm glad you got...

Yes, we know how lucky we are. I'm glad you got to share in that luck.

Are you doing the quilter's university by Harriet Hargrave? I've bought volumes 1 and 2 and would hightly recommend them...
Forum: Main
06-09-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,731
Posted By Bluphrog

The serger also trims the edge of the fabric as...

The serger also trims the edge of the fabric as you sew, giving you a nice, straight edge. I serge around the outside edge of my quilts before putting on the binding. This trims the...
Forum: Main
06-09-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,051
Posted By Bluphrog

I have the Robert Kaufman ap on my iPhone. ...

I have the Robert Kaufman ap on my iPhone.

And I really like the JoAnn's ap, too.
Forum: Main
06-09-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,148
Posted By Bluphrog

That's the best endorsement I could ever read. ...

That's the best endorsement I could ever read. Harriet is a master machine quilter and has several heirloom quilting books plus her quilting university series. She has a store in Colorado and sells...
Forum: Main
05-24-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,504
Posted By Bluphrog

I sew with a FW, and always have to rememaber NFL...

I sew with a FW, and always have to rememaber NFL (needle flat left) when changing a needle.
Forum: Main
05-24-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,422
Posted By Bluphrog

Isn't that why every machine has a thread tension...

Isn't that why every machine has a thread tension adjustment feature, to adjust for different threads?

What about machines that are called "Quilter's Edition" machines (like the 440 QE)? Since...
Forum: Main
05-24-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,233
Posted By Bluphrog

How about a snowball block? You could use...

How about a snowball block? You could use different fabrics for the ball and white for the corners.
Forum: Main
05-24-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By Bluphrog

This website has pre-printed panels. I saw one...

This website has pre-printed panels. I saw one with Psalms and two containing different sister sayings.

http://www.clotilde.com/list.html?mode=list&offset=0&limit=72&type_id=Z&criteria=panel
05-24-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,917
Posted By Bluphrog

For simple shapes like this, I'd rather use the...

For simple shapes like this, I'd rather use the fusible method. Cut circles of fabric and single-sided fusible web. Sew together with right side of fabric to fusible side of web using 1/4" seam. ...
05-24-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 116,656
Posted By Bluphrog

I have 4 FWs -- a 1939 model I call Spike...

I have 4 FWs -- a 1939 model I call Spike (because he's such a tough little guy), a 1963 white named Blanche, a Cenennial model who hasn't been named yet, and my newest acquisition is a 1961 tan. ...
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