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02-04-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,604
Posted By Sharon5012

I have bought a few machines that I changed my...

I have bought a few machines that I changed my mind about a year or two later. But there was nothing at all wrong with them. I learned over a few years of trying different things what I need and...
01-12-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By Sharon5012

I used to have a 170 and it was a great machine. ...

I used to have a 170 and it was a great machine. Never had a moments trouble, and the embroidery is beautiful. I would not pay a high price for one since it is older and the risk of the board or...
Forum: Main
12-12-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By Sharon5012

Oh, I do love the Q20, so I hope it turns out to...

Oh, I do love the Q20, so I hope it turns out to be a good one. I have it on my own wish list as well. Most of my machines have been used and so far they have been completely perfect. All you can...
Forum: Main
11-28-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,587
Posted By Sharon5012

Mine smelled pretty harsh when I first opened it....

Mine smelled pretty harsh when I first opened it. I have been reluctant to order it again because of that, but it washed and sewed up fine. Overall, I like BluPrint and find it convenient, but...
Forum: Main
11-23-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,820
Posted By Sharon5012

I am a fudger, and will probably be a fudger for...

I am a fudger, and will probably be a fudger for another couple years. Maybe one day I will have the experience and time to plan every inch and improve my “precision” skills enough to not require a...
Forum: Main
11-21-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,095
Posted By Sharon5012

I actually like pinning. I get nice, fine pins...

I actually like pinning. I get nice, fine pins that work well, then I slow down and enjoy each step of the process.
Forum: Main
11-21-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,453
Posted By Sharon5012

Yep, it's worth it. Just like you, I can FMQ on...

Yep, it's worth it. Just like you, I can FMQ on curvy, meandering kinds of patterns, but not straight stuff or even curvy things that need to repeat in a consistent pattern. The ruler foot is a...
Forum: Main
11-21-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,066
Posted By Sharon5012

Another prewasher here. I prewash fabric as it...

Another prewasher here. I prewash fabric as it comes in the house. I don't even like it my stash when it has manufacturing or agricultural residue and cooties from public handling. And I usually...
Forum: Main
11-21-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,453
Posted By Sharon5012

Oh yes! Quilting in the hoop. Some designs are...

Oh yes! Quilting in the hoop. Some designs are intended for exactly this purpose. You use the design as the quilting. One common way is with a "quilt square" motif.

But you can use most any...
Forum: Main
11-21-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,037
Posted By Sharon5012

I have learned to closely guard my sewing time. ...

I have learned to closely guard my sewing time. If anyone other than my DH/mother/sister (and one other woman friend who I need to do for occasionally for other reasons) asks me about sewing...
Forum: Main
11-20-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,831
Posted By Sharon5012

Teresa, I hear you on working with dealers being...

Teresa, I hear you on working with dealers being stressful sometimes. I happened to be on the Kens Sewing Center website and saw a traded-in 6700P for $1500. I also saw a mention of returns through...
Forum: Main
11-14-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,673
Posted By Sharon5012

Looks interesting. But since it has a ruler made...

Looks interesting. But since it has a ruler made into it, why do you need to place it on top of another ruler to cut? Or is that only if you need a longer or wider ruler than what is attached? ...
Forum: Main
11-14-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By Sharon5012

One more thing....I have heard there is an...

One more thing....I have heard there is an adjustment inside the foot control for these AC types. You might could adjust it down, and leave it that way for a couple weeks/months while practicing, ...
Forum: Main
11-14-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By Sharon5012

I know exactly what you mean. Hard to...

I know exactly what you mean. Hard to focus/coordinate your hands and foot both while doing something different with each. Sometimes I go faster and faster until I lose control. And since your...
Forum: Main
11-13-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,396
Posted By Sharon5012

The 12 inch width seems to create an illusion of...

The 12 inch width seems to create an illusion of a shorter height. I hear folks say this about the Bernina 12 inch vs. 10 inch also, but if you measure it, you see how it tricks our human eye.
...
Forum: Main
11-02-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,326
Posted By Sharon5012

Hello Sprocket. Your English is just fine. ...

Hello Sprocket. Your English is just fine. Please feel welcome. We enjoy hearing from all neighbors and quilting friends.

I concur...4.5 is close enough. I break the rules all the time.
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10-30-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 774
Posted By Sharon5012

I have used an old fashioned 8 inch wooden circle...

I have used an old fashioned 8 inch wooden circle hoop to do free motion embroidery on my 7.5 inch machine, but the SM does have a table that slips over the freearm. Not a big table like we use for...
Forum: Main
10-29-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,970
Posted By Sharon5012

Syl, do you make the spray from diluted Elmers,...

Syl, do you make the spray from diluted Elmers, or is there a commercial product from Elmers?
Thanks, Sharon
Forum: Main
10-21-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,140
Posted By Sharon5012

Do you save a significant amount getting...

Do you save a significant amount getting embroidery only vs. the similar combo SM?
Forum: Main
10-21-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,842
Posted By Sharon5012

Can you "feel" the print on the surface of these...

Can you "feel" the print on the surface of these fabrics?
Forum: Main
10-21-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,407
Posted By Sharon5012

I have 2 sewing tables on wheels, so I have tried...

I have 2 sewing tables on wheels, so I have tried a couple setups. My last version was back to back, so that there was a large area in the middle to support a quilt from either machine. ...
10-10-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,616
Posted By Sharon5012

This is kind of like asking someone what is the...

This is kind of like asking someone what is the best breed of dog. There is no simple answer, and we all prefer the dog we have now or had growing up.

I agree that all the brands I have seen do...
Forum: Main
04-27-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,032
Posted By Sharon5012

Sewpink - curious if you made a decision about...

Sewpink - curious if you made a decision about the 880? Have you learned anything since you posted? I have seen them selling on the used market for 7 or 8, so 9 for a new one may be a decent price,...
Forum: Main
04-27-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,616
Posted By Sharon5012

They are both lovely machines. Do not think you...

They are both lovely machines. Do not think you could go wrong with either machine. One of the main differences that jump out is horizontal drop in bobbin vs. vertical bobbincase system. The...
Forum: Main
04-25-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,623
Posted By Sharon5012

Looks super. Thanks so much for the technique...

Looks super. Thanks so much for the technique info!
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