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02-10-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By luvspaper

since the name is on the outside packaging...

since the name is on the outside packaging plastic and the number is printed on the spool, and if two numbered spools are the same color, I honestly wouldn't worry too much about a name change. ...
Forum: Main
01-29-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,530
Posted By luvspaper

I have an Elna quilting (sewing) machine that is...

I have an Elna quilting (sewing) machine that is more than 20 years and still runs like a dream. I don't know a lot about the newer ones, but it's been great through a lot of projects, including...
Forum: Main
01-05-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,606
Posted By luvspaper

I have to agree with your choice of white...

I have to agree with your choice of white sashing! I can't wait to see the final quilt! It's gorgeous already!
Forum: Main
03-10-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,440
Posted By luvspaper

my LQS charges $20 to join their exclusive "club"...

my LQS charges $20 to join their exclusive "club" where you get 20% off on a very specific day each month. Usually days that I cannot get there. When I do go in, since I am not in their "club" they...
Forum: Main
02-07-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,614
Posted By luvspaper

I have an Elna that is close to 20 years old (now...

I have an Elna that is close to 20 years old (now made/owned by Janome). It was a "quilters sewing machine" at the time i got it (after the IQF in Houston). I pieced and quilted on that for 5...
Forum: Main
09-22-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,453
Posted By luvspaper

you ought to check out Bethanne Nemesh at White...

you ought to check out Bethanne Nemesh at White Arbor Quilting: https://www.whitearborquilting.com/

I think you'd like her methods and ideas to spark your creativity and she has won quite a few...
Forum: Main
07-21-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,363
Posted By luvspaper

when I first started, I would not press every...

when I first started, I would not press every seam ...once i started to do so I found my quilts looked and laid so much better. It's not a step that I ever skip any more!
Forum: Main
07-10-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,098
Posted By luvspaper

I know quite a few who have left due to...

I know quite a few who have left due to over-moderation and rules that they break that they didn't even realize existed that they have gotten handslapped for. I did once but ended up coming back and...
Forum: Main
06-05-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,565
Posted By luvspaper

our local textile factory sells it as does...

our local textile factory sells it as does Marshalls..... I have bought bolts that i use for either sashing/background or backing in more neutral type colors/prints...
Forum: Main
06-05-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,339
Posted By luvspaper

i ordered from them once. They sent the wrong...

i ordered from them once. They sent the wrong package (wrong order number, etc) to me. I called to let them know and was going to drop it back in the post. They told me they wouldn't refund my card...
Forum: Main
05-13-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,181
Posted By luvspaper

love my sweet 16 sitdown! You won't regret it!

love my sweet 16 sitdown! You won't regret it!
Forum: Main
04-29-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By luvspaper

aww thanks DJ! I was actually sketching during...

aww thanks DJ! I was actually sketching during the sermon at church -- it actually helps me listen better. I am leaning towards a whole cloth with different red/pink/purple threads for roses and...
Forum: Main
04-29-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By luvspaper

I am now waffling between roses (i love the look...

I am now waffling between roses (i love the look of the modern paper pieced ones) but am not sure I want to make 65 of them - they'd have to be pretty small....and doing more of a whole cloth where I...
Forum: Main
04-27-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By luvspaper

ideas for charity auction quilt for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

I've started a new job and downstairs in our building is the local CFF office. Backstory is one of my best friends growing up had CF and passed away 20 years ago this month. I've really been...
Forum: Main
04-23-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By luvspaper

and you need to consider overlapping possibly. ...

and you need to consider overlapping possibly. If you try to exactly match, once you cut (and possibly turn) the pieces you will not be able to match back exactly. Might be okay if you plan to...
Forum: Main
04-15-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,376
Posted By luvspaper

I've not heard of the adhesive ones so thanks all...

I've not heard of the adhesive ones so thanks all for sharing! That's going on my "need" list! I also can't seem to use a traditional thimble but would love something that protects the pad of my...
Forum: Main
03-17-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,470
Posted By luvspaper

depends on what you want to use it for..... But...

depends on what you want to use it for..... But I agree that FQs can sometimes be way overpriced compared to WOF.... I only buy them on sale now. I used to go to a LQS in Houston that would have...
Forum: Main
03-11-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By luvspaper

Mine has always been up against a wall with no...

Mine has always been up against a wall with no issues (close to 7 years)....
Forum: Main
02-25-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,309
Posted By luvspaper

love mine...dont' have problems with tension but...

love mine...dont' have problems with tension but I use the same brand of thread all the time (weight and type)

My table isn't heavy -- and i luckily found a local technician who services all...
Forum: Main
02-23-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,634
Posted By luvspaper

I do the iron trick to mark the line and then sew...

I do the iron trick to mark the line and then sew 1/4 inch away (but I also cut my original squares larger and then square up)
Forum: Main
02-23-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,084
Posted By luvspaper

We have one on each bed and then each person has...

We have one on each bed and then each person has a lapsized one. Other than that, I've given the rest away. So I've kept maybe 10 or so and give away close to 50.
Forum: Main
02-20-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,525
Posted By luvspaper

sashing/borders on some sides of some blocks ,...

sashing/borders on some sides of some blocks , graphing out on paper and then adding blocks/fabric where needed - I've done it a few times and also have thrown the blocks up on my design wall and...
Forum: Main
02-19-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,199
Posted By luvspaper

I did one that as large rectangles all the same...

I did one that as large rectangles all the same size. Mostly from cut up fat quarters. I'd have to measure to get size. But it was mostly to practice on a new sitdown quilting machine. It's a fun...
Forum: Main
02-18-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,700
Posted By luvspaper

I use fragance free laundry detergent because I...

I use fragance free laundry detergent because I have allergy issues to any laundry perfume. I dont' use fabric softener, but if need to will add a little vinegar in that spot. So no fragances...
Forum: Main
02-18-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,479
Posted By luvspaper

I agree with following the radiating lines of the...

I agree with following the radiating lines of the background rather than competing with them.
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