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Forum: Main
08-28-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By QuiltnLady1

I would buy 6.5 in case it shrinks when washed. ...

I would buy 6.5 in case it shrinks when washed. I have heard good things from folks on the forum about Marshall's but I have never bought anything there myself.
Forum: Main
08-28-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By QuiltnLady1

I am with Tartan -- I only use bias for curves...

I am with Tartan -- I only use bias for curves and scallops. I use straight grain, double fold binding. A lot of my pieced borders wind up with some bias edges on the outside (no matter how hard I...
Forum: Main
08-28-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,990
Posted By QuiltnLady1

I definitely wash black, red and blue fabrics...

I definitely wash black, red and blue fabrics since I know they are the most likely to bleed. However after making a quilt where I did not prewash ALL the fabrics in the quilt I had some of the...
Forum: Main
08-28-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By QuiltnLady1

Thanks all. I have watched a ton of you tube...

Thanks all. I have watched a ton of you tube videos and they all make pulling out the blade and replacing it look so easy with fingers. I have no cartilage in the joints where my thumbs join my...
Forum: Main
08-22-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,231
Posted By QuiltnLady1

These days I have more stash than I can use in...

These days I have more stash than I can use in this life, but I have found that my biggest regrets have come when I start a project using my stash and I don't have enough of a piece of fabric to...
Forum: Main
08-22-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,509
Posted By QuiltnLady1

My room is so small that I don't have a lot of...

My room is so small that I don't have a lot of room for decorative things. I have some decorative plastic Amac Boxes from the Container Store in many sizes and colors (They are super cheap to buy) -...
Forum: Main
08-22-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,134
Posted By QuiltnLady1

When I was making pleated masks I went to 2...

When I was making pleated masks I went to 2 pleats instead of 3 so I could keep from overlapping the pleats. I also found some soft round elastic on Amazon that I used and made sure the pleats did...
Forum: Main
08-22-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,254
Posted By QuiltnLady1

Haven't had any problems personally but my...

Haven't had any problems personally but my daughter has lost stuff - she is only a block from me. I had a valuable package delivered UPS that was supposed to be signed for but like other folks...
Forum: Pictures
08-22-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,161
Posted By QuiltnLady1

Lovely Storm At Sea -- great way to spend the...

Lovely Storm At Sea -- great way to spend the quartine.
Forum: Main
08-22-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By QuiltnLady1

Need help replacing Martelli Blades

I have the 60 and 45 mm Martelli cutters (the new version) and I have been struggling trying to replace the blades without nicking the blade (when I got the cutters the blades on both cutters had a...
Forum: Main
08-22-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,430
Posted By QuiltnLady1

When I have a pieced block, I sash it like...

When I have a pieced block, I sash it like IceBlossom does. However, if I have fabric pieces within my blocks that I want to line up across and down, I put registration marks for the seams between...
Forum: Main
08-22-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,728
Posted By QuiltnLady1

I did the Ohio star in various fabrics from my...

I did the Ohio star in various fabrics from my Mother-in-law and ties from my Father-in-law. I made 3,6 and 9" stars depending on the size of the fabric pieces and then assembled them..
Forum: Main
08-22-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,145
Posted By QuiltnLady1

Let's see -- I think I like the piano keys that I...

Let's see -- I think I like the piano keys that I make using fabric that is in the quilt. I do a plain inner border and them add the piano keys. I have also done a braid, triangles and appliqued. I...
Forum: Main
06-06-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,393
Posted By QuiltnLady1

Yes, there is a related company that will make...

Yes, there is a related company that will make custom dies -- they are not cheap but you can get one.
Forum: Main
06-06-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,602
Posted By QuiltnLady1

I have had the GO Big for a couple of years -...

I have had the GO Big for a couple of years - hand and arm issues mean I can't turn the crank. I it and find myself adapting patterns to the size dies I have. I got the Go Big on sale before...
Forum: Main
06-02-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,469
Posted By QuiltnLady1

When I begin a project I generally make a sample...

When I begin a project I generally make a sample block of each type and colorway for the quilt. Not only does this help me decide if I like the colors/pattern but these blocks also give me templates...
Forum: Main
06-02-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,847
Posted By QuiltnLady1

Love my Janome - I take it to class and use it...

Love my Janome - I take it to class and use it for piecing. I had several of the Janome Gem's but got this one because it has many of the features of my Janome 7700 without the weight. It has a...
Forum: Main
04-21-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,725
Posted By QuiltnLady1

I did a lot of research and though I wanted the...

I did a lot of research and though I wanted the Sizzix but I needed to have an electric because of hand and shoulder issues. I got the GO Big and love it. I buy the dies as I need them and I mark...
Forum: Main
04-21-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,358
Posted By QuiltnLady1

I had an old desk that I had modified so my...

I had an old desk that I had modified so my machine could drop in and the cut out was big enough that if I wanted to sew free arm I could. I loved this desk - I could put the 24x36 cutting mat on it...
Forum: Main
04-21-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,491
Posted By QuiltnLady1

Buckley scissors are wonderful and I have them in...

Buckley scissors are wonderful and I have them in all sizes - the handles fit my hands - but they don't handle some of the really heavy things I have to cut. for that I use the spring loaded...
Forum: Main
04-21-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By QuiltnLady1

I would use a denim 16. You may also need to use...

I would use a denim 16. You may also need to use something to lift the presser foot as you are sewing over the bumps made by several layers. I have something called Jeans-a-ma-jig...
Forum: Main
04-21-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By QuiltnLady1

I haven't used a White in years. Does your bobbin...

I haven't used a White in years. Does your bobbin drop in or go in from the side?
Forum: Main
11-04-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,360
Posted By QuiltnLady1

When I first got my current machine with a...

When I first got my current machine with a gazillion stitches, I forced myself to make a sampler on a quilt sandwich with all of the stitches and adjustments (longer stitches, wider stitches, etc)...
Forum: Main
11-04-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By QuiltnLady1

I pieced pictures into several quilts, then did a...

I pieced pictures into several quilts, then did a bit of echo quilting to highlight the important parts. Did this 10 years ago and it still looks good.
Forum: Main
11-04-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,636
Posted By QuiltnLady1

Hmmm... Think I better check mine too.

Hmmm... Think I better check mine too.
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