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11-17-2021, 03:39 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By NJ Quilter

I just rip off the strings and let the towels be...

I just rip off the strings and let the towels be afterwards. Does not seem to impact anything at all and, honestly, I don't even notice that the edge is not 'finished'. Now would I use them for...
Forum: Main
11-15-2021, 03:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By NJ Quilter

I use these as well. I like them better than the...

I use these as well. I like them better than the dritz chalk marking pencil as they are thinner lines. I only have a couple of colors - white for darks and I think pink (?) for lights. I've never...
Forum: Main
11-08-2021, 03:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,801
Posted By NJ Quilter

I made one of her quilts. I was fortunate enough...

I made one of her quilts. I was fortunate enough that a local quilting friend had received a full kit from someone on freecycle and was not interested in doing it. She generously passed it onto me....
10-27-2021, 02:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,128
Posted By NJ Quilter

Some great looking machines! Enjoy!

Some great looking machines! Enjoy!
Forum: Main
10-27-2021, 02:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,030
Posted By NJ Quilter

If you want a pattern try this site -...

If you want a pattern try this site - https://sew4home.com/. They have great patterns/directions for just about anything.
10-27-2021, 02:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By NJ Quilter

I've never quilted on my FW either but I agree...

I've never quilted on my FW either but I agree that this issue is probably one of 'drag' on your table runner. I'm guessing you don't have a FW table. If you have some old styrofoam packing...
Forum: Recipes
10-27-2021, 02:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By NJ Quilter

I agree that the Allspice would be a good...

I agree that the Allspice would be a good alternative to the cinnamon.
Forum: Pictures
10-11-2021, 02:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,159
Posted By NJ Quilter

Welcome from NJ. What a great story and...

Welcome from NJ. What a great story and absolutely love the cars. Particularly fond of the Alpha and the Porsche. My dream car is a Lotus Elan. Mid 70's vintage so I can have electric windows so...
Forum: Main
09-26-2021, 03:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,652
Posted By NJ Quilter

Freecycle.org is also a great source for both...

Freecycle.org is also a great source for both fabric and machines. A local quilting friend of mine has gotten a boatload of very high quality quilting fabric from that sight including full...
09-23-2021, 03:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By NJ Quilter

When we put an addition on our house upteen years...

When we put an addition on our house upteen years ago I wanted ceramic tile on our kitchen floor. Went to the tile store and picked out what I wanted. Man there said trick with keeping grout clean...
Forum: Main
09-22-2021, 03:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,121
Posted By NJ Quilter

First, I didn't notice any missing points in your...

First, I didn't notice any missing points in your block either! I think it's very well done.

That said, I also agree with platyhiker's pinning suggestion (except I do the alignment pin in reverse...
Forum: Main
09-17-2021, 02:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By NJ Quilter

Welcome back! And hello from a fellow hand...

Welcome back! And hello from a fellow hand quilter.

I would start with a cutting mat; rotary cutter and a 6x24" ruler. Some neutral thread. Pins; assorted needles. Good thimble. After that,...
09-10-2021, 02:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By NJ Quilter

My hand mixer is a Kitchenaid as well. Very...

My hand mixer is a Kitchenaid as well. Very powerful; 5 speed. I have an older (35+ yrs??) Oster stand mixer that I love but is on it's last legs. I do want to replace it but not sure with what.
09-06-2021, 02:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By NJ Quilter

I use Legacy on my PC. I downloaded a free...

I use Legacy on my PC. I downloaded a free version and it works just peachy. I would imagine they have a mac version available as well. I believe you can import all of your GEDCOM data into their...
Forum: Main
08-29-2021, 04:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By NJ Quilter

As everyone has said, it's your quilt! With that...

As everyone has said, it's your quilt! With that said, the batting (directions) will, minimally, determine your quilting density. Doing an entire quilt with 1/4" or 1/2" spacing is really quite...
08-18-2021, 02:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By NJ Quilter

My default settings on CL show photos and none of...

My default settings on CL show photos and none of those came up when I did my search yesterday AM. Today everything was peachy!
Forum: Main
08-13-2021, 03:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,650
Posted By NJ Quilter

I don't have a stash - just buy for projects. ...

I don't have a stash - just buy for projects. And like WMUTeach, I tend not to use true solids, I will use tone on tone or other fabrics that 'read' solid if the quilt calls for something 'solid'.
Forum: Main
08-11-2021, 03:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,573
Posted By NJ Quilter

I'm not a fan of Thangles at all! I've used them...

I'm not a fan of Thangles at all! I've used them in projects where they were specified and hated them. Did not see any advantage as I still needed to square up the units.

One thing I have found...
07-08-2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,740
Posted By NJ Quilter

Very pretty machine! And looks to be in perfect...

Very pretty machine! And looks to be in perfect shape.
Forum: Main
06-28-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,597
Posted By NJ Quilter

I don't believe you can include pictures in...

I don't believe you can include pictures in private messages. That may not be true but I seem to remember having that issue years ago. I ended up taking the conversation offline to be able to send...
06-28-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,010
Posted By NJ Quilter

I'm very envious! Been looking for a 301 for a...

I'm very envious! Been looking for a 301 for a long time but too cheap to pay what most folks ask. Sigh. One day! Enjoy your new toy.
06-28-2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 22,545
Posted By NJ Quilter

I like the Hanes brand 'T-shirt" bra. Underwire;...

I like the Hanes brand 'T-shirt" bra. Underwire; front clasp. It is the most comfortable bra I have ever worn. I buy them from herroom.com. $26.60 each which I think is quite reasonable given...
Forum: Main
06-06-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Posted By NJ Quilter

If you don't have graph paper handy, you can...

If you don't have graph paper handy, you can always just draw it out on plain paper and just use a scale that works for you. And as someone else mentioned, generally speaking cut your largest pieces...
Forum: Main
06-06-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By NJ Quilter

I only buy yardage so no small pieces (FQ's or...

I only buy yardage so no small pieces (FQ's or such) to deal with. If I have small yardage pieces that are not red, I will toss those in with my regular laundry. If I have large yardage pieces I...
Forum: Main
05-18-2021, 02:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,342
Posted By NJ Quilter

So sorry you're dealing with this. I don't spray...

So sorry you're dealing with this. I don't spray baste either and was also going to suggest a larger needle. Sadly that probably won't help with the gunking issue but might help with the shredding....
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