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Forum: Main
08-30-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,313
Posted By patchwork

MADAM SEW has them for a reasonable price

MADAM SEW has them for a reasonable price
Forum: Main
08-30-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By patchwork

I find a poly works best. Not the thickest one...

I find a poly works best. Not the thickest one but the puffiness helps take up some of the fabric
Forum: Main
08-16-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,442
Posted By patchwork

With a sit down machine you move the quilt under...

With a sit down machine you move the quilt under the machine and with a standup you move the machine over the quilt. Two different things. Can't see how one can do both.
Forum: Main
05-17-2020, 03:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,501
Posted By patchwork

This happens sometimes with this type of quilt....

This happens sometimes with this type of quilt. First thing to try is sream... take it to the ironing board and steam it. Lots...then lay it out on a hard surface and cover it with books or some...
Forum: Pictures
05-15-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,336
Posted By patchwork

You can also use a small amount of basting spray...

You can also use a small amount of basting spray on the back of the ruler..Let it dry and it will be tacky..learned this at a longarm class.
Forum: Main
05-01-2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By patchwork

I find with skipped stitches a larger sized...

I find with skipped stitches a larger sized needle helps.. gives the thread an easier path.
04-28-2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By patchwork

I suggest you find a kit from a store or online....

I suggest you find a kit from a store or online. Make sure that is simple..this will eliminate color choices and find all the pieces..most kits have good instructions. If you get stuck, give us a...
Forum: Main
03-07-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,285
Posted By patchwork

I try and use the same color top and bottom. If...

I try and use the same color top and bottom. If your tension is not perfect you will have pokies on the back. If it is a multicolored back it doesn't show so much.
Forum: Pictures
03-01-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,874
Posted By patchwork

Very beautifully done. I like them All

Very beautifully done. I like them All
02-26-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By patchwork

You could piano key the border.

You could piano key the border.
Forum: Main
02-02-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,253
Posted By patchwork

I found a chair from Costco for less than a...

I found a chair from Costco for less than a hundred dollars that is great. It adjusts very well. It has a mesh back and seat. Also I can't sew with my machine setting on a table..It needs to set in a...
Forum: Main
01-31-2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,313
Posted By patchwork

I have had a longarm since 2003. Got it to make...

I have had a longarm since 2003. Got it to make quilted fabric for tote bags. If it is the cost of the machine that is the problem, you can get your money back but not as fast as they say.. I looked...
Forum: Main
01-07-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 37,281
Posted By patchwork

When my children were 2 and 3 in the 60s I bought...

When my children were 2 and 3 in the 60s I bought fabric from Penney 4yrds a dollar. Got 4 yards and made my first quilts for the bunk beds. Ugly fabric but it worked
Forum: Main
10-31-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,605
Posted By patchwork

A 87yo lady at our retirement center started a...

A 87yo lady at our retirement center started a group this year. The oldest lady is 99. They have made 150 pillowcases for Casa, 75 Christmas stockings for Casa, 800 eye glass cases for the hospital...
09-03-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,560
Posted By patchwork

Nancy's notions had the same thing on sale last...

Nancy's notions had the same thing on sale last week for $149.00...
Forum: Main
07-04-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,245
Posted By patchwork

I was at a craft fair and the lady had a cute...

I was at a craft fair and the lady had a cute display. She made 4 sizes of fabric bowls. all the same fabrics in all four sizes. She stacked them and tied a ribbon around them. It was so cute.
Forum: Main
06-21-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By patchwork

I might stitch around all the appliques close in...

I might stitch around all the appliques close in the background and match the thread to the background. SID the sashing and the put straight stitching in rows? then meander around the appliques with...
Forum: Main
06-20-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,842
Posted By patchwork

Look up Krista Moser on the net. She has a great...

Look up Krista Moser on the net. She has a great way to make scalloped edges fit any quilt.
Forum: Main
04-11-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,191
Posted By patchwork

I have a 2010 and a 300f

I have a 2010 and a 300f
Forum: Main
04-10-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,191
Posted By patchwork

You can "baste" your quilts for FMQ on your set...

You can "baste" your quilts for FMQ on your set up. Just baste with a long stitch every 3-4". Now the quilt is really stable to FMQ or hand quilt. I do this on my longarm for hand quilters. They can...
Forum: Main
04-04-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,959
Posted By patchwork

Something that might help next time. Do you have...

Something that might help next time. Do you have a thread cutter on your machine?. Since I have had one, I don't have strings to deal with. Also shorten your stitch length . If you are sending it to...
Forum: Main
03-01-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By patchwork

I have had my A1 for 15 years and I love it. I...

I have had my A1 for 15 years and I love it. I didn't have the choices then as there are now, but I have tried many machines since and I would still by the A1. I don't have robotics and need to...
Forum: Main
02-08-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By patchwork

John Flynn makes it look easy, but it takes a...

John Flynn makes it look easy, but it takes a great deal of upper body strength to be able to hold that frame and move it in a controlled way. The space you have to quilt in is also every limited....
Forum: Main
01-21-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,483
Posted By patchwork

Because the needle point it thicker than cotton...

Because the needle point it thicker than cotton fabric, I would suggest you border each block with a coordinating color of fabric because if you sew the blocks to each other it will leave a lumpy...
Forum: Main
01-20-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,144
Posted By patchwork

I have an A1 long arm and I have made several...

I have an A1 long arm and I have made several sets of zippered leaders. I sewed the zipper to the attached leader and then put about 10" of lightweight duck canvas on the other leader and attached...
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