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03-06-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,534
Posted By WesternWilson

I did dig up a link to Sewfinity and they have a...

I did dig up a link to Sewfinity and they have a tutorial on making whiteboard magnets out of the Kona color card. Very clever and would be a fab gift to a quilter...or guild prize!

But I would...
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03-06-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,708
Posted By WesternWilson

I bought a used Bernina years ago...off...

I bought a used Bernina years ago...off eBay!...and felt confident as we have a machine tech here in the Vancouver, BC area who does fabulous work. I knew he could get my machine up and purring. He's...
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03-06-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,094
Posted By WesternWilson

Love that fabric! You can have a browse...

Love that fabric!

You can have a browse through a Pinterest board my sister and I have (lots of new babies coming along in our family):
Baby Quilt Awesomeness.

I really like the idea in the...
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03-05-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,534
Posted By WesternWilson

I would cut up my card if the sample squares were...

I would cut up my card if the sample squares were bigger..they are about 1" square. I want a much bigger swatch for each colour.

That Grunge card is good and I do have it.

I order a lot of my...
Forum: Main
03-05-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,409
Posted By WesternWilson

Maybe you need to team up with someone who likes...

Maybe you need to team up with someone who likes quilting but hates piecing! I am a big fan of collaborative creation teams like that. Sounds like you are 1/3 of a piecer-assembler-quilter team...you...
Forum: Main
03-05-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,534
Posted By WesternWilson

Kona Solids Sampler

Is there a pack of precuts available that has all 365 of the Kona Solids (Robert Kaufman Fabrics)? I have the color card but the squares are tiny and glued in place...I want to create a fan of larger...
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02-25-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By WesternWilson

Good suggestion! Still hoping to find a good...

Good suggestion! Still hoping to find a good thread bar on my travels...
Forum: Main
02-25-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,244
Posted By WesternWilson

Those are gorgeous! You can have so much fun. Sew...

Those are gorgeous! You can have so much fun. Sew them into squares in a way that pleases you and then cut them up! Cut them in 1/4's either on the straight (+) or on the diagonal (x) then mix up and...
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02-25-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By WesternWilson

San Francisco Area thread retailers??

I have just got a new longarm on which I have been practicing diligently! I am ready to quilt some of my charity tops up and need to find shops in which to shop for thread (not much of that locally)....
Forum: Main
01-12-2020, 03:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,329
Posted By WesternWilson

Thankyou so much for those photos! The stitch on...

Thankyou so much for those photos! The stitch on the back, while not as nice as the one on the front, is perfectly acceptable. I may have to go in to Baby Lock and give this one a try!


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Forum: Main
01-10-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,329
Posted By WesternWilson

Thanks all...I would still like to see the back...

Thanks all...I would still like to see the back as I am not sure I could live with the look described.

I should perhaps just stitch with my usual machine using a 28wt. Aurifil to approximate this...
Forum: Main
01-09-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,329
Posted By WesternWilson

Q on Sashiko Machine

I like the look of the stitches the Sashiko Machine makes...but I have never seen how the stitching looks on the back. Does anyone out there have a Sashiko machine and can they post a picture of the...
Forum: Main
01-09-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,720
Posted By WesternWilson

Ok so first quilt, do not make the experience...

Ok so first quilt, do not make the experience about learning frog sewing (rippit rippit!). Finish, wash the heck out of it, and move on to your next one. Maybe try spray basting next time : )

If...
Forum: Main
01-09-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,993
Posted By WesternWilson

Wow! You did a fabulous job! This is a real...

Wow! You did a fabulous job! This is a real treasure.

You have such strong vertical lines in the quilt, I would not mess with that. I would use straight-ish lines top to bottom, varying the width...
Forum: Main
12-26-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,957
Posted By WesternWilson

I tried the horse pad and while it works really...

I tried the horse pad and while it works really well and is very affordable, I was not happy with the slightly musky sheep odour that it has, and which is released by pressing. The wool felt is not...
Forum: Main
12-18-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,751
Posted By WesternWilson

I like generating large HST's, often as...

I like generating large HST's, often as leaders/enders, keeping them in a basket and then designing with them up on the design wall. To make HST's, I always make them with HST papers I print myself...
Forum: Main
12-18-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,182
Posted By WesternWilson

I agree the big advantage is that using...

I agree the big advantage is that using leader/enders is that you do not have bits of thread to trim and discard constantly. And...you get through tedious tasks easily over time.

I have one...
Forum: Main
12-18-2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By WesternWilson

Question Searching: Irena Bluhm videos (full length) and workbooks

I liked the preview Irena has on YouTube of her Formal Feathers DVD, and would like to see the whole thing. Alas her retail site links are no longer operational!

So...I am searching for her...
Forum: Main
12-18-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,536
Posted By WesternWilson

That Karen Hansen video is on YouTube:...

That Karen Hansen video is on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emNxOb-oQfM

Has anyone got the Irena Bluhm DVD "Formal Feathers"? Her website is not operational so I am on the hunt for her...
Forum: Main
10-30-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By WesternWilson

Hand Quilting Frame

I am considering the acquisition of a hand quilting frame such that I can sit and hand quilt comfortably while we watch tv at night.

I know the Grace 3-Z44 was a highly regarded frame, but it is...
Forum: Main
10-25-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,537
Posted By WesternWilson

I like to give them away to charitable...

I like to give them away to charitable enterprises...shelters, hospitals etc. But I am mindful that one of my great aunts was very kind when she heard I was taking up quilting in my early 20's...she...
Forum: Main
10-10-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,056
Posted By WesternWilson

One thing I learned is that the machine you use...

One thing I learned is that the machine you use for piecing is probably not the same as the one you want to use for quilting the quilt.

I started with a lovely D1, thinking I would love the...
Forum: Main
09-07-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 20,990
Posted By WesternWilson

I take it the long frames allow you to not baste??

I take it the long frames allow you to not baste??
Forum: Main
09-06-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,531
Posted By WesternWilson

What does the 21 Pro offer over the 21?

What does the 21 Pro offer over the 21?
Forum: Main
09-05-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,531
Posted By WesternWilson

Need Reviews on Q'nique 21 setup

Hi all, I am considering looking into the Q'nique 21 setup, table and all. I am not anywhere near a longarm dealer of any kind so will not be able to demo a machine for myself.

So...I have hunted...
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