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Today, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Watson

I do two kinds of quilts....The kind from a...

I do two kinds of quilts....The kind from a pattern, where I have everything and I don't buy any extra, just what I need and the kind where I have an idea in my head for months and gather fabrics,...
Forum: Main
Yesterday, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Watson

Template question

When a designer gives you an outline to trace a template off of, do you add a 1/4" to it?

I'm having trouble understanding how, if you don't add a 1/4", the block doesn't become smaller. As an...
Forum: Pictures
Yesterday, 04:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,289
Posted By Watson

Those look great. It gives me hope. Watson

Those look great. It gives me hope.

Watson
Forum: Main
07-06-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By Watson

Have you taken out your bobbin case and cleaned...

Have you taken out your bobbin case and cleaned under it lately?

Also, the bobbin case on my Janome just plain old wore out and was making the bobbin thread do weird things...It was puckering the...
Forum: Pictures
07-06-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By Watson

Sewbizgirl...the pattern is from a McCall's...

Sewbizgirl...the pattern is from a McCall's Quilting mag from 2018. July/ Aug.

Watson
Forum: Pictures
07-06-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By Watson

Whirligig Quilt

This was a pattern in a MCCall's Quilting Magazine from 2018. Another member of this board made the pattern and it was so lovely I had to make one. It was supposed to be Queen sized, but I've broken...
Forum: Main
07-06-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 925
Posted By Watson

It sounds like you are doing all the right...

It sounds like you are doing all the right things. The only thing I would have done differently was to spray baste, That way the fabric doesn't move against itself. Also, I can't tell if you are...
07-05-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By Watson

I'll have to go look. I really want to do a...

I'll have to go look. I really want to do a panto-type job on my upcoming quilt, (If I ever get the borders on it...), and this might be just the thing.

Watson
Forum: Pictures
07-05-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,009
Posted By Watson

Very lovely. Wishing the designer great success. ...

Very lovely. Wishing the designer great success.

Watson
Forum: Main
07-05-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Watson

I haven't had any trouble with gumminess, but you...

I haven't had any trouble with gumminess, but you do sometimes get a tiny bit on the shaft of your needle. I just use a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol to wipe it off with.

Watson
07-04-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 17,119
Posted By Watson

OK, put your sunglasses on. I was able to get...

OK, put your sunglasses on.
I was able to get this up on the design wall for a minute to take a picture, but I won't be able to start putting it together right away because I've got some other...
07-02-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By Watson

Gah! Start at the same side every line? I'm sure...

Gah! Start at the same side every line? I'm sure it looks great, but I'm too impatient.
Maybe it's different for a mid-arm when you do free motion because I did a 40" x 70" wallhanging in 1/4"...
07-02-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Watson

Thanks for the Canada Day thoughts! It was...

Thanks for the Canada Day thoughts! It was spectacular here in my neck of Ontario. Over 80 degrees and not a cloud in the sky all day.

Watson
07-02-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 417
Posted By Watson

Welcome from Ontario, Canada. A scrappy...

Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

A scrappy Tumbler that I did is one of the only quilts that I ever kept for myself to use, I love it so much. Are you going to quilt it yourself? If so, I have a...
Forum: Main
07-02-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By Watson

I couldn't name the specific loft. I just use...

I couldn't name the specific loft. I just use 100% wool batting.

Can we get a peek at your piece?

Watson
07-02-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 16,963
Posted By Watson

I for one, hope they add some new classes. I...

I for one, hope they add some new classes. I would continue to purchase if they came up with some new, worthwhile ones. And, they need to make good, informative previews. The Bluprint class previews...
07-02-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 205
Posted By Watson

Iquilt Auto Renew - Be careful!

There is a great sounding deal going around to sign up for I Quilt (American Quilters Society) for a year for $2.50. I know because I did it last year, however...be aware that it comes with an...
Forum: Main
07-01-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By Watson

In wallhangings, I usually use a wool on top and...

In wallhangings, I usually use a wool on top and an 80/20 on the bottom. That will give you definition without being puffy, so long as you have adequate quilting.

Make sure the quilter is aware of...
Forum: Main
07-01-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By Watson

Did you solve your problem? As mentioned,...

Did you solve your problem?

As mentioned, the height of the foot is the first thing I would check. It should just glide across the fabric. Any higher and it will likely skip or break.

Watson
Forum: Main
07-01-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,884
Posted By Watson

Kalama really covered it. You can't go wrong with...

Kalama really covered it. You can't go wrong with those suggestions.

Also remember that a lot of those quilts you see in shows have never been washed. No shrinkage equals a much flatter look and...
07-01-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 16,963
Posted By Watson

Bluprint Lives On!!!!

Bluprint has been taken over by another company and all classes and subscriptions will be honoured.

Check your e-mail for a letter of explanation.

Good for them.

Watson
07-01-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 17,119
Posted By Watson

I laid it all out on the floor...my design wall...

I laid it all out on the floor...my design wall is in use....and it looks good. A bit too much yellow, so I substituted some teal to break up the yellow. Now, I'll have to stack up all the rows so I...
Forum: Pictures
06-28-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,789
Posted By Watson

Wow, this is great. I would be partial to a...

Wow, this is great.

I would be partial to a dark border or maybe a thin, dark "stop" border and then a wider lighter border.

Watson
Forum: Main
06-28-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,200
Posted By Watson

Thanks, everyone. Lots of good ideas. Didn't...

Thanks, everyone. Lots of good ideas.

Didn't mean to offend anyone about longarmers being computerized. Around here that's what they all do. To get custom or free hand work is almost impossible. ...
06-28-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,235
Posted By Watson

Wallhangings, placemats, that sort of thing. I...

Wallhangings, placemats, that sort of thing. I also make and/or fix items for horses and camping as needed. I've made a few totes and bags, a cork purse that turned out well and I'm just about to...
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