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Forum: Main
10-15-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,616
Posted By mkc

I'm curious about the drying process - how do you...

I'm curious about the drying process - how do you handle/support a bed-size quilt to air dry?
Forum: Main
10-11-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,616
Posted By mkc

This is a great topic! Thus far, I have only...

This is a great topic! Thus far, I have only used Quilter's Dream Cotton, and my quilts have been for us. Now I have a couple of quilts in progress for family members and am researching batting so...
Forum: Main
10-10-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,183
Posted By mkc

Patrice is spot-on. Asking "what machine should...

Patrice is spot-on. Asking "what machine should I get" is akin to asking "what car should I buy" or "what town should I move to" without providing any detail. It's impossible to answer a question...
Forum: Main
10-05-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,335
Posted By mkc

That's going to be a stunning quilt!

That's going to be a stunning quilt!
Forum: Main
10-03-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By mkc

Not specifically familiar with the BSR, but it...

Not specifically familiar with the BSR, but it appears to function with #1 being cruise (needle keeps stitching when you stop moving) and #2 being precise (needle stops when it senses fabric stops...
Forum: Main
10-02-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,228
Posted By mkc

It's not a simple question of color temperature. ...

It's not a simple question of color temperature. You also want a high CRI (color rendering index). This will be stated on the package if it's a decent one (90+ CRI). If the package doesn't state...
Forum: Main
09-29-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,555
Posted By mkc

I had a Bernina 180 that lasted all of 11 years...

I had a Bernina 180 that lasted all of 11 years before a circuit board failed and it was not repairable (at least not affordably nor with any warranty). It was well-maintained and not abused so it...
Forum: Main
09-27-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 27,710
Posted By mkc

Inkjet printers deposit inks to print. These are...

Inkjet printers deposit inks to print. These are droplets of liquid.

Laser printers essentially melt particles of toner on paper pressing it against a drum. This required significant heat.
...
Forum: Main
09-26-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By mkc

OP's first post and they are linking a highly...

OP's first post and they are linking a highly suspect website that is loaded with affiliate links trying to get folks to click on it. The other site they list is a foreign-owned seller site. Sounds...
Forum: Main
09-24-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By mkc

Duplicate topic here Craftsy for $2.49...

Duplicate topic here Craftsy for $2.49 (https://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1/crafty-%242-49-a-t312543.html)

BTW the link you posted includes a unique identifier (SubscriberKeyHash code) at the...
Forum: Main
09-21-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,763
Posted By mkc

"Back in the day", the original Craftsy had a...

"Back in the day", the original Craftsy had a handful of free classes, but most you purchased as a la carte items. You "owned" those classes forever - no membership required.

Shortly before they...
Forum: Main
09-15-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,881
Posted By mkc

Great news! And.... if you wanted to get into...

Great news! And.... if you wanted to get into better stitch regulator than the "puck" HQ used for the SS originally, they are now selling a table with the sensors in it. It's called the InSight...
Forum: Main
09-14-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By mkc

Do exercise caution with "National Quilters...

Do exercise caution with "National Quilters Circle" and your credit card...

Nat'l quilters circle (https://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1/national-quilters-circle-t311601.html)

Older thread...
Forum: Main
09-14-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By mkc

APQS should be having their fall demo sale in the...

APQS should be having their fall demo sale in the next month or so. Last time they did, a newer George was around $6500 or so and included the lifetime warranty (a new George is only $7200). Of...
Forum: Main
09-14-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By mkc

In 2019 APQS changed all the machines. A...

In 2019 APQS changed all the machines.

A 2019 and newer George is now 22" with a square throat at the side rather than a 20" with a rounded throat.

The entire underside from the needle bar to...
Forum: Main
09-12-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,881
Posted By mkc

Viking, Pfaff, Babylock Tiara are all the same...

Viking, Pfaff, Babylock Tiara are all the same machine as the Sweet Sixteen. If you didn't like the SS or had trouble with it, you'd just be repeating.

Babylock Regent and HandiQuilter Capri are...
Forum: Main
09-08-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By mkc

Here's some previous QB discussion that comes up...

Here's some previous QB discussion that comes up if you do a Google search for cleaning brown stains old quilts

Stains on vintage quilts...
Forum: Main
09-05-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By mkc

Automation generally adds about $10K USD to the...

Automation generally adds about $10K USD to the cost of the setup. Plus it does require the user to learn to operate it. You may want to factor in the cost if you are looking at doing this to have...
Forum: Main
08-31-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By mkc

To OP - you have now bumped at least 4 or 5 old...

To OP - you have now bumped at least 4 or 5 old threads in addition to starting this one, asking the same exact question, which is called "flooding", and not permitted on most boards. It would be...
Forum: Main
08-31-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By mkc

Do you know for sure that it is a sit down? A...

Do you know for sure that it is a sit down? A "queen quilter" sounds like the longarm with an 8 or 10' frame that was built for Sewing Machines Plus to sell as their offering (and looked identical to...
Forum: Main
08-29-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By mkc

I would suggest if you do, proactively send...

I would suggest if you do, proactively send documentation of it being a 501c3 organization or some other legitimate charity for tax deduction purposed. Be assured there are lots of folks contacting...
Forum: Main
08-28-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By mkc

Wool is porous, so if you are using steam or...

Wool is porous, so if you are using steam or spritzing the fabric with water or starch it will travel through a wool mat. I have some wool mats that are trivets and they hold moisture for days if...
Forum: Main
08-23-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By mkc

That's awesome! Congrats! Have you done all...

That's awesome! Congrats!

Have you done all your practice with the Autopilot or have you done some free-hand/hand controlled? If the former, wow, jumping in with both feet! I've tried a 22...
Forum: Main
08-21-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,914
Posted By mkc

If it was, Tin Lizzie is no more. There is a...

If it was, Tin Lizzie is no more.

There is a new company called Lockstep Lizzie that started out of the remains of that company, but I don't believe they support the old machines. What I have...
Forum: Main
08-20-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By mkc

I would test an inconspicuous spot first with...

I would test an inconspicuous spot first with whatever you use. I would be inclined to try something like a furniture polish first.

Be very careful with adhesives and spray starches around wood...
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