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01-02-2020, 11:10 AM
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Posted By Mitch's mom

The deal breaker for me would be the hook system....

The deal breaker for me would be the hook system. The Juki is a semi-industrial with a rotary hook system, what that means is the hook spins in one direction and can spin very fast giving you the...
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12-19-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,582
Posted By Mitch's mom

Wash it with 1 cup of sudsy ammonia added to the...

Wash it with 1 cup of sudsy ammonia added to the wash water. The ammonia will not harm the fabric or the colors and you get the added bonus of the ammonia cleaning the inner workings of your washer.
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12-19-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,832
Posted By Mitch's mom

I would remove the remaining black fabric then...

I would remove the remaining black fabric then sew either a blanket stitch or straight stitch around the exposed fabric edges of the other blocks to stabilize them; leaving the pink fabric peaking...
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08-22-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By Mitch's mom

Thank you ladies! I really appreciate your help....

Thank you ladies! I really appreciate your help. It was the wider middle strip that threw me. I'll make them all 2.5 and be done with it.
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08-22-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By Mitch's mom

Math help - please?

I can't afford to replace this fabric if I screw up. I want to make a Warm Wishes quilt with my finished blocks to be 6 inches. I know my focus fabric is to be cut 6.5 inches but the strips have me...
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08-07-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,859
Posted By Mitch's mom

It's a fancy Teflon foot for sewing leather and...

It's a fancy Teflon foot for sewing leather and vinyl
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11-15-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,433
Posted By Mitch's mom

I had stars in my eyes over the extended length...

I had stars in my eyes over the extended length of the bed of the machine. I never even considered the height from the bed to the underside of the arm - it is less than 3.5 inches! Thank heaven for...
04-17-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,017
Posted By Mitch's mom

Remove your bobbin and place a couple drops of...

Remove your bobbin and place a couple drops of oil in the very middle of the bobbin case. I know there isn't a wick there and it isn't an oiling point in any diagram but I promise you, it needs a...
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03-12-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,175
Posted By Mitch's mom

It is being sold by Collins as: Quilter's...

It is being sold by Collins as:
Quilter's Invisible Nylon Thread .004mm 1,500yd Clear Thread 100% Nylon Monofilament
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10-10-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,824
Posted By Mitch's mom

A quick lesson on surge protectors. Surge...

A quick lesson on surge protectors. Surge protectors protect your equipment from surges coming in from outside - we all know this, it's common knowledge. The problem comes in when plugging in to a...
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09-19-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By Mitch's mom

The new glow in the dark threads are pretty neat...

The new glow in the dark threads are pretty neat to see stitched out. I bought a spool that I thought was a dud because it didn't glow very much even after setting it under an incandescent light. I...
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07-05-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,653
Posted By Mitch's mom

Same here except for gift quilts I wash them in...

Same here except for gift quilts I wash them in hot water and dry on hot to make sure they hold up because I trust no one to read any instructions I would send with the quilt.
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06-28-2017, 05:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,821
Posted By Mitch's mom

The "flapping around" leads me to believe she is...

The "flapping around" leads me to believe she is not lowering her presser foot. She may also have the needle in backward.
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06-27-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,969
Posted By Mitch's mom

I'm not a border fan, however, I would put one on...

I'm not a border fan, however, I would put one on this quilt because the light HST in the bottom left corner makes it look like there is a piece missing from the top.
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06-27-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,132
Posted By Mitch's mom

My theory is that your thread grabbed the lint...

My theory is that your thread grabbed the lint minkee is known for, and as your needle came back up through the top to make the next stitch the thread pulled the lint to the surface.
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06-26-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,913
Posted By Mitch's mom

It is a moire satin, it is kind of shiny but not...

It is a moire satin, it is kind of shiny but not like regular non-textured satin. I have enough of the fabric that I am willing to take the chance of washing it first. With the dogs and DH it has to...
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06-26-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,913
Posted By Mitch's mom

I am going to say it is washable, or it will be...

I am going to say it is washable, or it will be once I am finished. I am going to take everything apart, serge the edges to stabilize the fabric then take the whole kit-n-kaboodle to the laundromat...
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06-25-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By Mitch's mom

Can you find the chip? If you are handy with a...

Can you find the chip? If you are handy with a soldering iron you can probably replace just the chip.
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06-25-2017, 05:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,913
Posted By Mitch's mom

I will have enough fabric from the other panel to...

I will have enough fabric from the other panel to make a full set of curtains; each panel is approximately 8 yards of each of the 3 fabrics. Crazy amount of fabric!
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06-24-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,071
Posted By Mitch's mom

The only time I buy a spool is if I need a...

The only time I buy a spool is if I need a special color otherwise I use Connecting Threads cones in white, beige, black, gray, and surprisingly, red.
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06-24-2017, 04:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,913
Posted By Mitch's mom

If you are thinking the foam backing , no. it is...

If you are thinking the foam backing , no. it is just regular fabric.
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06-24-2017, 04:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,913
Posted By Mitch's mom

Thank you, Ladies! I am not planning heavy...

Thank you, Ladies! I am not planning heavy quilting, just a pretty pantograph will suffice. I hadn't thought about the loft of the batting. I will use it instead of the flannel, it will make it...
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06-23-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,913
Posted By Mitch's mom

Turning curtains into a quilt?

I have been gifted a pair of very expensive custom curtains. They are practically brand new but they are also 14 foot long if they are an inch! The backing is 100% cotton sateen and the inner lining...
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06-20-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,835
Posted By Mitch's mom

The only time I use a serger is after I have...

The only time I use a serger is after I have trimmed my quilt, I drop the knife to prevent the serger from trimming more fabric and use the serger to secure the edges of my quilt before I bind it. I...
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05-20-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,698
Posted By Mitch's mom

Most dry cleaners use Naptha which is lighter...

Most dry cleaners use Naptha which is lighter fluid and it isn't a great remover of dried on glue or paint. I would do as Cashs_mom said and try Acetone based nail polish remover first then move up...
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