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Forum: Main
06-08-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,148
Posted By sarahspins

I prefer machine applique, but NOT with a satin...

I prefer machine applique, but NOT with a satin stitch - I think it looks tacky, no matter how it's done. I've kind of been working on a hybrid method for a quilt I am making my niece, each piece...
Forum: Main
06-04-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,786
Posted By sarahspins

I think certain Singers can be fine.. I have a...

I think certain Singers can be fine.. I have a Quantum L-500 and it's been great for me, but if you read reviews online they are quite mixed... but it is literally the same machine as the Pfaff...
Forum: Main
06-03-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,862
Posted By sarahspins

Thank you! I have a system, and when everything...

Thank you! I have a system, and when everything is where it should be it's nicely organized and tidy, and everything is easy to find, but my system doesn't require me to put everything back the...
06-03-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,723
Posted By sarahspins

I wonder if this lady knows there is water...

I wonder if this lady knows there is water soluble iron-on stabilizer that does exactly what she is doing but in less steps... I've been using it for some machine embroidered applique so I get no...
Forum: Main
06-02-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,852
Posted By sarahspins

I marked my last one after it was sandwiched.. I...

I marked my last one after it was sandwiched.. I did have to move quite a few pins but overall it was much easier to handle with the batting and backing in place than it would have been if I'd tried...
Forum: Pictures
06-02-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,242
Posted By sarahspins

Absolutely stunning!

Absolutely stunning!
05-30-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,294
Posted By sarahspins

There is a urologist here named.... Dr. Richard...

There is a urologist here named.... Dr. Richard (Dick) Chopp. There is another doctor in the office named Dr. Wang.
Forum: Main
05-30-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,161
Posted By sarahspins

This is absolutely brilliant, and it would be...

This is absolutely brilliant, and it would be very easily done with zippers :)
Forum: Main
05-28-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,605
Posted By sarahspins

I also just got the PE-500 last month because...

I also just got the PE-500 last month because it's cheap, I only paid $219 for mine from Amazon :) My primary intent was to be able to embroider quilt labels and maybe small stuff for my kids. 4x4...
Forum: Main
05-28-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,248
Posted By sarahspins

I'm not really convinced they do. I marked a...

I'm not really convinced they do. I marked a bunch of puzzle pieces on the last quilt I made and one wash with synthrapol in cold water and every hint of all of those marks came out. Personally I'm...
Forum: Main
05-27-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,563
Posted By sarahspins

I agree.. but it may be a licensing issue. I'm...

I agree.. but it may be a licensing issue. I'm pretty sure that "Jelly Roll" belongs to Moda.
Forum: Main
05-26-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,245
Posted By sarahspins

Adjusting the needle center position is fairly...

Adjusting the needle center position is fairly easily done - just take it in to the dealer and a tech can probably adjust it on the spot.
Forum: Pictures
05-23-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,360
Posted By sarahspins

I do plan on labeling it but I was struggling...

I do plan on labeling it but I was struggling with the right words for it... I won't let it go "naked" for too long though :)
Forum: Main
05-23-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,834
Posted By sarahspins

I agree.. a lot of skills transfer from one...

I agree.. a lot of skills transfer from one machine to another, and if your machine isn't working for you after you've taken a class to learn how to use it, there's really nothing wrong with trying...
Forum: Main
05-22-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By sarahspins

Ditto this.. another option is to only rip out...

Ditto this.. another option is to only rip out the stitches about 1" on either side of the spots you'd like to fix (say if you stitched off the edge of the binding or it's just uneven) and then redo...
Forum: Pictures
05-21-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,360
Posted By sarahspins

Oh don't worry, it's not my first.. and it...

Oh don't worry, it's not my first.. and it definitely won't be my last... I'm about to start quilting a top for my nephew that I finished piecing a couple of nights ago (still need to finish pressing...
Forum: Pictures
05-21-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,360
Posted By sarahspins

I think so too, but it really didn't start to...

I think so too, but it really didn't start to "grow" at those edges until I was quilting it, when it was already too late to add something. I don't see myseld doing many (any?) bias edged quilts so...
Forum: Main
05-21-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,066
Posted By sarahspins

I like this idea a lot :)

I like this idea a lot :)
Forum: Pictures
05-21-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,360
Posted By sarahspins

27 year WIP :)

I finished this yesterday. My mom pieced the top for me when I was about 6, and then due to a variety of reasons it sat unfinished in a closet for 24 years.. 3 years ago she gave it to me when she...
Forum: Main
05-21-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,066
Posted By sarahspins

I do hope you are kidding...

I do hope you are kidding...
05-20-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,457
Posted By sarahspins

I did this the last day of our last trip, on the...

I did this the last day of our last trip, on the day before we flew home - I don't recommend that, try to do it earlier in your trip :) It's not really that bad of a hike, but it's not fun to sit...
Forum: Main
05-17-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,879
Posted By sarahspins

Yep, and that's a VERY good rule :) ...

Yep, and that's a VERY good rule :)

Personally because I'm lazy and it conveniently gives you more 2 1/2" scraps to put in your scrap pile, I'd do the sashing the same width as the jelly roll...
Forum: Main
05-17-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,556
Posted By sarahspins

Lots of practice, and you DO get better with...

Lots of practice, and you DO get better with time... I'm finding that my skill often improves over the course of a quilt :)
Forum: Main
05-16-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,242
Posted By sarahspins

Did you iron them before measuring? I have found...

Did you iron them before measuring? I have found that because of the way they are rolled up ironing is often needed to help the fabric "relax" again. Some fabrics still on the bolt will measure...
05-15-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,133
Posted By sarahspins

Pantene only requires 8". To be honest I have...

Pantene only requires 8". To be honest I have 10" I could cut off now and I've only been growing mine out with the intent to donate it for about 18 months. It's halfway down my back now but I don't...
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