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03-15-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,165
Posted By athomenow

I found it at Fabric.com so thanks to all of you...

I found it at Fabric.com so thanks to all of you for your suggestions. I made this quilt using Poems for Pebbles layer cakes and they had the backing to match one of the squares. It's going to look...
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03-14-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,165
Posted By athomenow

Quilt backings

Where do you all find your 108 inch backings? I know I had gone to one site where they seemed to be a little cheaper and there was a huge selection but I can't find it in my browser history. I made...
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02-23-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By athomenow

I had thought about the D9P also but didn't know...

I had thought about the D9P also but didn't know if anyone had any better ideas. The nancy notions pattern is really nice but only 18 x 18, I really want to cover these tables. I appreciate the...
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02-23-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,159
Posted By athomenow

Sometimes bobbins will get warped over time and...

Sometimes bobbins will get warped over time and will break the thread or the needle. Use new everything like others have suggested. Some machines flat out don't like certain types of thread so you...
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02-23-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By athomenow

Need a suggestion

I don't get to log on very often but every time I have a question or need help I come here. That being said the project is to make 24 x 24 in toppers for my glass end tables. We live in the family...
Forum: Main
11-23-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,334
Posted By athomenow

I was hoping to stay pretty local so drop off and...

I was hoping to stay pretty local so drop off and pick up wouldn't be much of a problem. I'm not sure I could handle a big volume of quilts to be done.
Forum: Main
11-22-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,334
Posted By athomenow

I like the per inch deal and also would consider...

I like the per inch deal and also would consider thinking about the cost per size of the quilt. I guess I would have to say I do mitered binding only because I'm not that experienced on scalloped...
Forum: Main
11-21-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,334
Posted By athomenow

Thanks for the good suggestions. I think I do a...

Thanks for the good suggestions. I think I do a really good job on bindings, mitering the corners and my stitches are near invisible from the back. I did a quilt today that was 65 by 45 in about 4...
Forum: Main
11-21-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,239
Posted By athomenow

I have better luck with thread like this if I put...

I have better luck with thread like this if I put it on a separate spool holder away from the machine. This lessens the tendency to curl up and snap. The other tips about tension are really...
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11-21-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,334
Posted By athomenow

New Job???

I'm thinking of starting a quilt binding service from my home. I would square up the quilt, attach binding that either the customer has provided or choose something on my own and hand sew the...
Forum: Main
11-21-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,408
Posted By athomenow

My Sapphire 960Q has that stitch and so many...

My Sapphire 960Q has that stitch and so many other pretty quilting stitches. I use most of them in quilting one thing or another. Big bed and lots of bells and whistles. $2400. Viking
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10-14-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,585
Posted By athomenow

I would. I work 5 hours per week, one afternoon...

I would. I work 5 hours per week, one afternoon in a quilt shop. Makes me enough play money and I get a discount on what I buy there. I love the interaction with the customers and it's enough...
Forum: Main
10-14-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,585
Posted By athomenow

I would. I work 5 hours per week, one afternoon...

I would. I work 5 hours per week, one afternoon in a quilt shop. Makes me enough play money and I get a discount on what I buy there. I love the interaction with the customers and it's enough...
Forum: Main
10-14-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,689
Posted By athomenow

I use Insul-Bright in pot holders and hot pads,...

I use Insul-Bright in pot holders and hot pads, Hobbs fusible in placemats or something that is a little crisper. I might try some Deco bond, I think I still have some from my purse making days.
Forum: Main
10-14-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,626
Posted By athomenow

There's a cute footstool called a Morracan Pouf. ...

There's a cute footstool called a Morracan Pouf. There's a free pattern online. You could use those scraps to fill it. I've just started collecting the trash. I keep every thing that can be cut...
Forum: Main
10-14-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,133
Posted By athomenow

I have finally bought a brand new machine, Viking...

I have finally bought a brand new machine, Viking Sapphire 960Q. Love love love it! I have three older machines and this is the first new one I ever bought. Viking always has a good promotion...
Forum: Main
09-21-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,264
Posted By athomenow

I'm not creative when it comes to coming up with...

I'm not creative when it comes to coming up with my own ideas and I'll have to admit I use wildly different fabrics in the same quilt sometimes. I think it all comes out great (in my mind of...
Forum: Main
09-21-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,849
Posted By athomenow

I just made one of these and it's ready to quilt....

I just made one of these and it's ready to quilt. Very easy to make, my baby size called for 16 squares of various oranges, 16 squares of various greens and then white background squares. Sew 8...
Forum: Main
09-21-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By athomenow

I have Vikings but I know nothing about this...

I have Vikings but I know nothing about this model. Sorry! Do you have a manual? Can you download one from the internet to find out what the settings should be? You can always call the Viking...
Forum: Main
09-16-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By athomenow

If you watch Jennie she sets the seam (sometimes)...

If you watch Jennie she sets the seam (sometimes) and then rolls back the fabric with the iron. I don't believe this is ironing because you're not stretching the fabric and pushing too hard on it. ...
Forum: Main
09-16-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,030
Posted By athomenow

Before I could get programs from our Direct TV I...

Before I could get programs from our Direct TV I used to listen to audiobooks on the laptop. Now we've changed to Dish and I've had my basement wired to get TV programs. I love the Duggars, Long...
Forum: Main
09-16-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,668
Posted By athomenow

I work part time in a quilt shop and we have many...

I work part time in a quilt shop and we have many handmade items from other small businesses in the area. One lady loves to come in and look everything over to see if she can make it at home. One...
Forum: Main
09-14-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,070
Posted By athomenow

I actually like the hand sewing also. I do it in...

I actually like the hand sewing also. I do it in the evenings while watching TV because I need something to do with my hands and not just sit there staring. I will check out these methods but will...
Forum: Main
09-11-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,485
Posted By athomenow

This is the reason I own 4 Vikings and 1 Singer. ...

This is the reason I own 4 Vikings and 1 Singer. I'm never caught without something to sew on. I would look for a reasonably priced used machine to have as a backup. I also would not use the...
Forum: Main
09-11-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,940
Posted By athomenow

I agree with you about taking out the three...

I agree with you about taking out the three blocks. The quilt is adorable and I love the colors you've used.
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