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Forum: Main
11-19-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,451
Posted By CanoePam

I have used the double eye needle from Schmetz to...

I have used the double eye needle from Schmetz to do basting. Thread the top eye, set your machine on the blind hem stitch it can manage, and the machine will only make a stitch on the swing side,...
Forum: Main
11-12-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 992
Posted By CanoePam

Take a close look at your serger thread. Most are...

Take a close look at your serger thread. Most are very uneven with thick and thin spots. In a serger seam, the multiple threads give stability, so the strength and evenness of the thread isn’t an...
Forum: Main
10-09-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,221
Posted By CanoePam

I make some hand made item for my kids and their...

I make some hand made item for my kids and their partners every year. This year it will be oven mits. I have the insulbright batting and an Accuquilt die for the cutting. I need to experiment on a...
Forum: Main
10-03-2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,745
Posted By CanoePam

And yet another vote for grunge! It reads as a...

And yet another vote for grunge! It reads as a solid, but gives interest a regular solid just doesn’t have. Of course there are lots of grunge fabrics, some with big polka dots and other styles, but...
Forum: Pictures
05-29-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,686
Posted By CanoePam

Vintage Sunbonnet Sue blocks from flour sacks

I was gifted some Sunbonnet Sue blocks my grandmother had appliquéd in the 1930s from flour sack prints. The background of the appliqués were also from flour or feed sacks. Turns out my grandmother...
Forum: Main
05-28-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By CanoePam

I need to finish a couple more lines of quilting...

I need to finish a couple more lines of quilting and then bind it. I should be able to post a picture tomorrow or Monday. I will put it in the photo section.
Forum: Main
05-28-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By CanoePam

Well folks, I finished all the piecing and got a...

Well folks, I finished all the piecing and got a good start on the quilting. And you were right - this quilt isn’t appropriate for a baby. I called my sister, described my dilemma, and asked if she...
Forum: Main
05-22-2022, 05:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,738
Posted By CanoePam

I didn’t realize even the Go dies had wood. I...

I didn’t realize even the Go dies had wood. I thought that was only the Studio cutter. I am a confirmed Accuquilt fan though. I do very little appliqué, but I have a lot of strip cutters that save...
Forum: Main
05-22-2022, 04:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By CanoePam

I wish I had thought of making the quilt for my...

I wish I had thought of making the quilt for my sister before! But she was the one who explicitly asked for it to be made for my great niece. My niece spent a lot of time with my grandmother, her...
Forum: Main
05-21-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By CanoePam

They have changed the label a number of times...

They have changed the label a number of times very the 20+ years I have been using it. If it says 505, you are fine.
Forum: Main
05-21-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By CanoePam

Thanks for the info folks. I figured if my...

Thanks for the info folks. I figured if my grandmother washing the fabric (by hand or in a wringer washer I assume) didn’t get the marks out, they might never come out. I am making this quilt for my...
Forum: Main
05-21-2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By CanoePam

How to remove old flour sack markings

I have a set of lovely turned edge then buttonhole stitched appliqué Sunbonnet Sue blocks made by my grandmother, almost surely from the 1930s. They are on a very thin muslin backing, and a few of...
Forum: Main
05-03-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By CanoePam

The “grunge” line from Moda has some great grays...

The “grunge” line from Moda has some great grays that read like so,ids, but aren’t completely solid. I use them a lot.
Forum: Main
04-27-2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,194
Posted By CanoePam

My niece asked for muted colors and muted gray in...

My niece asked for muted colors and muted gray in her last baby quilt. I did a simple Irish chain in soft gray and white. I was quite pleased with the way it turned out, and, more importantly, so was...
Forum: Main
02-17-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By CanoePam

I donated a number of my old hand crank capable...

I donated a number of my old hand crank capable machines to a charity that refurbishes them and sends them to remote locations for people to generate income from sewing. Hand cranks work everywhere,...
02-01-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,399
Posted By CanoePam

I love my platform bed, but the key to it is a...

I love my platform bed, but the key to it is a good mattress like Barb said. We like latex foam as it gives when you move, but isn’t as soft as memory foam. I always feel trapped on a memory foam...
Forum: Main
12-15-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,504
Posted By CanoePam

Like so many others,I learned on a school machine...

Like so many others,I learned on a school machine with knee power. I now couldn’t imagine giving up the knee lift on my Berninas so there isn’t a question anymore. I have used pedals exclusively for...
12-02-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,488
Posted By CanoePam

Here is an example of why I don’t visit this...

Here is an example of why I don’t visit this section of the board. There are 19 topics in my view. Ten of them are game posts. They get pulled to the top because the same people post serially in each...
Forum: Main
11-27-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By CanoePam

I used their Black Friday sale which included...

I used their Black Friday sale which included free shipping to buy the gnome appliqué die. For $23.66 including tax I am quite happy. I got most of my stuff last holiday season - strip dies for 3, 4,...
Forum: Main
10-26-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,507
Posted By CanoePam

I bought two wave templates from HandiQuilter....

I bought two wave templates from HandiQuilter. One is for a 4” wave and is 8” long (two waves). The other is a 8” wave, and it is 8” long. I don’t like extra long rulers - they get away from me.
Forum: Main
10-18-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,351
Posted By CanoePam

Good for you at making things for boys/young men....

Good for you at making things for boys/young men. There are more boys in foster care and NICUs than girls, but too few quilters think of them. I concentrate on male quilts too (something about having...
Forum: Main
10-15-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,557
Posted By CanoePam

I sew garments and home dec. I also both piece...

I sew garments and home dec. I also both piece and quilt my own projects. I sew for others on a fairly regular basis, but it is generally for charities. I end up doing a lot of crib sheets and pack...
Forum: Main
09-30-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,061
Posted By CanoePam

If you are on FB, look at some Accuquilt-related...

If you are on FB, look at some Accuquilt-related pages and groups. There is probably someone who has the dies and could cut them for you with your fabric for a reasonable price. I know I have seen...
09-05-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,379
Posted By CanoePam

I still have masks I made for DH and me, plus the...

I still have masks I made for DH and me, plus the kids and grandkids still have theirs I also made. Back to wearing them now. I am hobbled recovering from shoulder surgery, or I would be making more....
Forum: Main
08-26-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,469
Posted By CanoePam

I have a MAJOR typo in this post. SilhouetteCameo...

I have a MAJOR typo in this post. SilhouetteCameo will cut 1 layer of fabric. Accuquilt is completely different and will cut 6 layers of basic cotton or 4 layers of a cotton fused to an adhesive. I...
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