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Forum: Main
03-24-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,599
Posted By Pat M.

Yes, you need to finish your quilts:), just not...

Yes, you need to finish your quilts:), just not on a timeline, I have a few that have marinated for 12 years now. Now that we are all confined to our quilt sheds/broom closets, etc. I have finished 3...
Forum: Main
02-26-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,538
Posted By Pat M.

I have 2 long hair cats and a poodle, the white...

I have 2 long hair cats and a poodle, the white poodle never has fur/hair on my projects. But, the cats have fur on everything, so have roll of masking tape, rollers and a spray bottle near you to...
Forum: Main
02-26-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,446
Posted By Pat M.

I wash my flannel backs at least 3x, dry in the...

I wash my flannel backs at least 3x, dry in the dryer, use the laundry mat dryer, do not dry all the way, hang on a clothesline to straighten the grain line. It is a pain in the butt, but do you want...
01-24-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By Pat M.

I looked on U Tube and found a Sear's Kenmore...

I looked on U Tube and found a Sear's Kenmore 1802 machine, are you sure you have a Singer machine?
01-06-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Pat M.

Try a different thread size, maybe a 50# or even...

Try a different thread size, maybe a 50# or even a 60#. Have you changed the needle size to fit the thread?
01-03-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,615
Posted By Pat M.

I have one that is tan, in a suitcase and came...

I have one that is tan, in a suitcase and came with a folding table to match. I just love to sew on it. I have all the feet and a buttonholer. Keep it oiled and clean and it will last another 50+...
01-03-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,457
Posted By Pat M.

Have you tried Book Bub, a free site for books....

Have you tried Book Bub, a free site for books. There are a lot of free books and some you pay for. I also get free books from Amazon Prime. The public libraries have free ebooks.
Forum: Main
01-03-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,805
Posted By Pat M.

I pin my quilts every 3-4", I use my hand as the...

I pin my quilts every 3-4", I use my hand as the measurement, place your hand down on the quilt, pin where your thumb connects to your hand, then pin the quilt on the other side of your hand.
I...
Forum: Main
01-03-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By Pat M.

Take a notebook, a pencil and your phone for...

Take a notebook, a pencil and your phone for pictures. Make notes on how to load the quilt, very important. Remember to pull up your threads to the top and hang on when starting to quilt. Take breaks...
01-01-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,260
Posted By Pat M.

I still bad mouth the dealer from 20 years ago...

I still bad mouth the dealer from 20 years ago about my old Volkswagon Fox car. In the end, I think I got "even " with them. Haha
Forum: Main
01-01-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By Pat M.

I take mine out to relax the fibers, spread it...

I take mine out to relax the fibers, spread it out on the quilting frame for a day or two. helps get rid of the wrinkles.
01-01-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 20,609
Posted By Pat M.

This is confusing to read. Oldest to the new, I...

This is confusing to read. Oldest to the new, I like new to old.
12-22-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,074
Posted By Pat M.

Look up Nova Montgomery on the internet. She has...

Look up Nova Montgomery on the internet. She has a wonderful site for Featherweights. Helped me alot with mine.
12-17-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,010
Posted By Pat M.

Get a dental pick and scrape the grease off, the...

Get a dental pick and scrape the grease off, the heat probably made it spread. I really think it just needs oil where metal meets metal. You also have lint on the needle bar than needs to be...
Forum: Main
12-17-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 39,183
Posted By Pat M.

Before I retired I was asked to make 3 T-Shirt...

Before I retired I was asked to make 3 T-Shirt quilts and I said only if you pay me what it is worth. I added up all the materials, thread, etc. then added my labor. I used what I was getting paid as...
Forum: Main
12-17-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,710
Posted By Pat M.

I really love your quilt, live with it for awhile...

I really love your quilt, live with it for awhile before wacking off the offending border. You may grow to like it. Next time have a list of what you want done on your quilt. I quilt for some people...
Forum: Main
12-17-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,855
Posted By Pat M.

I did a Mariner Compass 12" squares. Top, batting...

I did a Mariner Compass 12" squares. Top, batting and backing were quilted together. Left a margin around the square and when I had them all done I joined them. Backs were sewed together on machine...
Forum: Recipes
12-14-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,165
Posted By Pat M.

You can make vanilla with vanilla beans and a...

You can make vanilla with vanilla beans and a bottle of vodka or rum, let sit in a dark closet for a few months, shake ever now again. Has a great taste.
12-14-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,023
Posted By Pat M.

Try and get the 201/black color, it was made a...

Try and get the 201/black color, it was made a little bit better, later the cream/green colored one came out and it is hard wired and not as friendly for sewers. Just my opinion, as I have a few...
Forum: Main
12-08-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
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Views: 1,977
Posted By Pat M.

Find someone with a larger frame, mine is 14'...

Find someone with a larger frame, mine is 14' long and it can be done. Try Missouri Star Company, they quilt for people.
Forum: Main
11-05-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,529
Posted By Pat M.

i have the Amara Handi Quilter that I really...

i have the Amara Handi Quilter that I really like, easy to use and learn on. Mine is 14' long and about 4' deep. You really need a large room to work on it.
Forum: Main
10-31-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,300
Posted By Pat M.

With my personality I would take apart & correct...

With my personality I would take apart & correct all mistakes. But, this is your quilt, so whatever you want is the correct way.
10-28-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,743
Posted By Pat M.

I took my friend's case apart and then reglued...

I took my friend's case apart and then reglued the joints and filled in all the cracks, let it dry, then recovered it with checked upholstery fabric. Used glue for fabric and wood, it was a permanent...
10-25-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,147
Posted By Pat M.

Get a flashlight and look where the needle goes...

Get a flashlight and look where the needle goes into the hole, check to see if there is lint in the area, pick it out with a needle if there, are you sure you have the right size needle?
10-14-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,470
Posted By Pat M.

When I made mine I just laid the phone on...

When I made mine I just laid the phone on material and cut around it, hemed both ends then sewed both sides, turned it out and added a strap long enough to hang around my neck, Later I made a small...
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