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06-27-2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,350
Posted By maminstl

Through an estate, I just acquired an accuquilt...

Through an estate, I just acquired an accuquilt go, and a Pfaff sewing/embroidery machine - so I will be learning and playing with my new toys.
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06-18-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,837
Posted By maminstl

I am always happy if I can find a nice cotton...

I am always happy if I can find a nice cotton flat sheet at my local thrift stores. I go in those stores, head straight for the linen section and will buy up whatever sheets I like. If I don't use...
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05-27-2020, 04:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,126
Posted By maminstl

I can't think of one single rule - lots of things...

I can't think of one single rule - lots of things I "usually" do, but always an exception. Not exactly set in stone, but I never wash quilt fabric - always wash garment fabric.
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05-27-2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,336
Posted By maminstl

I like to make a test block if I'm doing...

I like to make a test block if I'm doing something new, or want to see how color values work. I rarely test any of the other stuff, and -knock on wood- have not had a problem. I also rarely cut a...
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05-16-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,593
Posted By maminstl

I have a Black & Decker Digital Advantage that I...

I have a Black & Decker Digital Advantage that I like - a model also popular with garment sewers. It does have an auto shut off, but heats back up very quickly. In the neighborhood of $50 on amazon.
03-19-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,111
Posted By maminstl

I organize by color, but I have to redo it every...

I organize by color, but I have to redo it every 3 or 4 months because I root through it, pull things out and don't put them back properly. I have always been good at organizing, and not at all good...
02-26-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1,541
Views: 203,814
Posted By maminstl

I have lost my mojo on this project. Got the...

I have lost my mojo on this project. Got the first 25 blocks done and then just looking at the directions for the corners and ends brought me to a screeching halt. I really have to be in the mood...
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02-26-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,637
Posted By maminstl

It's a little easier to manage if you fold the...

It's a little easier to manage if you fold the piece in half and sew the edges together before throwing it in the wash- I use my serger, but I'm sure a zigzag would be fine. 4 is much easier to...
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02-26-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,219
Posted By maminstl

I hope to finish up a shirt that I'm making for...

I hope to finish up a shirt that I'm making for my husband, but am on the prowl for an interesting new quilt project.
Forum: Main
02-24-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,922
Posted By maminstl

I would never spend that much on something that I...

I would never spend that much on something that I didn't love - so probably a no for me.
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02-24-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,080
Posted By maminstl

If it's a new to me technique, I'll make a block...

If it's a new to me technique, I'll make a block first to see how it goes together, but if there is nothing new, I just go for it. I rarely make the same pattern twice.
Forum: Main
02-21-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By maminstl

I've used nice cotton sheets as "fabric" quilts,...

I've used nice cotton sheets as "fabric" quilts, clothing, whatever. I haunt the thrift shops and pay a few dollars for them. I am making items to be used until they're used up, so if the color...
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02-18-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,261
Posted By maminstl

I line up the selvage edges and slide them until...

I line up the selvage edges and slide them until the fold hangs straight and give it a quick press. I will then cut my first strip, open it up and see if it is straight before I move on. If it is...
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02-03-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,066
Posted By maminstl

I spent a good part of the day putting together...

I spent a good part of the day putting together my Frolic aka Pointless quilt blocks - They are going together much better than I anticipated.
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02-03-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,591
Posted By maminstl

My general practice regarding stash is to buy...

My general practice regarding stash is to buy what I like - colors and patterns that I am drawn too. I steer clear of "other peoples fabric" as it is almost never what I would choose. I don't have...
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02-03-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,509
Posted By maminstl

I was lucky to pick up a Horn quilting cabinet on...

I was lucky to pick up a Horn quilting cabinet on Craigslist some years ago - It has a manual lift, but I don't change machines or even close up the table so not a big deal at all for me. If you sew...
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01-29-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,682
Posted By maminstl

My first book was Dare to be Square and I made...

My first book was Dare to be Square and I made several projects from the book - leans toward modern designs. However, I would suggest spending a little time in your local library and just page...
01-28-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,541
Views: 203,814
Posted By maminstl

Well, I think I have all my units done, so now...

Well, I think I have all my units done, so now time to get them organized and put together a block. Based on all the issues I had with my flying geese, I have renamed my quilt "Pointless". I have...
Forum: Main
01-21-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,323
Posted By maminstl

I use a good thrift shop sheet whenever i can. ...

I use a good thrift shop sheet whenever i can. Not only do I use them for quilt backs, but I love to make pajama pants out of them. Lots of good stripes, nice florals, kid prints - all kinds of...
Forum: Main
01-14-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,803
Posted By maminstl

There will be a hole in the right bottom corner...

There will be a hole in the right bottom corner of your machine if it has the lift mechanism. I am very dependent on a knee lift and have passed on machines without it. As for the bobbin sensor, I...
01-14-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,541
Views: 203,814
Posted By maminstl

I've done two of the mystery quilts, but have...

I've done two of the mystery quilts, but have never had the trouble that I'm having with the complicated clues on this one. I will persevere, but this might be my last for a while. I know that if...
01-11-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,541
Views: 203,814
Posted By maminstl

I'm caught up except for last clue - except that...

I'm caught up except for last clue - except that I screwed up six and either have to cut more, or rip a bunch of flying geese. I think if I have the fabric, I'll just do more - faster in the long...
Forum: Main
01-07-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,152
Posted By maminstl

If you can keep yourself from pointing out that...

If you can keep yourself from pointing out that it is a mistake, then no one will know:)
01-07-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1,541
Views: 203,814
Posted By maminstl

I really struggled with clue 6 - put it aside and...

I really struggled with clue 6 - put it aside and moved on. I think I'll wait until the reveal and decide whether to start over or figure out how to use what I've done. Working on 7 now and after...
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01-07-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,637
Posted By maminstl

I am also a stool fan - have a "wobble" stool...

I am also a stool fan - have a "wobble" stool that is my favorite. Swivel, bend over, no wheels but easy to move and takes up very little space.
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