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02-12-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,114
Posted By tjradj

What a sweetheart.

What a sweetheart.
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02-12-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By tjradj

I have that problem with my Singer 301A if I use...

I have that problem with my Singer 301A if I use Aurifil thread. It seems to slide out of the bobbin tension spring. Other threads are no problem.
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02-12-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,120
Posted By tjradj

Stick to your gut. It's your business. I don't...

Stick to your gut. It's your business. I don't believe you were wrong in anything. Some people will complain regardless of what you charge just trying to get a better deal. Where I live, $85 to...
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02-12-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,502
Posted By tjradj

I completely agree. Her technique is easy to...

I completely agree. Her technique is easy to follow. Her Foundation paper piecing class on Craftsy is worth it. You can ask questions and rewind the lessons as much as you need.
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10-17-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,190
Posted By tjradj

I'm in SW Ontario and have used ToB many times...

I'm in SW Ontario and have used ToB many times and have always had great service. With their prices, even adding the shipping (theirs is reasonable - comparatively speaking) it still ends up being ...
Forum: Main
10-17-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,704
Posted By tjradj

You can get out of Costco for less than $50?? ...

You can get out of Costco for less than $50?? Teach me your wisdom lol.
Forum: Main
10-17-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,326
Posted By tjradj

Hi pyffer3, I so hear you about knee pain. I...

Hi pyffer3, I so hear you about knee pain. I can't do floor projects either. I have resorted to sucking up to the church secretary and using the church hall - I pushed enough tables together to fit...
Forum: Main
05-16-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,059
Posted By tjradj

I have the Janome Horizon 7700 and love it. Yes...

I have the Janome Horizon 7700 and love it. Yes I love the thread cutter and really miss it when I use my backup machine for classes. I also love the knee lifter. As for not using the foot pedal,...
Forum: Main
03-28-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,430
Posted By tjradj

I agree that I get better results without a...

I agree that I get better results without a gadget. I don't know the math formula, but if you're using folded binding, the amount of overlap that you need to make a mitered joint is exactly the full...
Forum: Main
03-12-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,828
Posted By tjradj

Here's my take on the poly vs cotton debate. ...

Here's my take on the poly vs cotton debate. Back in the day (think polyester double knit of the 70's) the first polyester threads were so tough you couldn't break them with your hands without...
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12-28-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By tjradj

I agree with both above answers. If I'm burying...

I agree with both above answers. If I'm burying the threads, I don't backstitch, just draw the threads to the top and hold onto them. If I'm doing a "utility" quilt where it doesn't matter, I'll...
Forum: Main
12-28-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,850
Posted By tjradj

I'm just learning to handquilt too. I definitely...

I'm just learning to handquilt too. I definitely like different sizes of needle better than other. First I started with some #8 from Walmart. Way too thick. So I got some #10 betweens from my...
Forum: Main
12-16-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,981
Posted By tjradj

I've had one for over 6 months and love it. I'm...

I've had one for over 6 months and love it. I'm tall and trying to find a chair that is high enough to be comfortable is always a problem. I also have arthritis in my lower back. It took a little...
Forum: Main
12-09-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,177
Posted By tjradj

I've owned Janomes for years - decades actually,...

I've owned Janomes for years - decades actually, but who's counting. Love them. I think you get a lot more for less money with a Janome than you do with some other brands.
Forum: Main
10-21-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,067
Posted By tjradj

I have the Janome Horizon 7700 and absolutely...

I have the Janome Horizon 7700 and absolutely love it. Originally it was running about $3000 Can. The prices are coming down now that the new model with embroidery came out - it's basically the...
Forum: Main
10-07-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,926
Posted By tjradj

Tashana - skip the baby lock. Just buy a cheap...

Tashana - skip the baby lock. Just buy a cheap combination padlock. Loop it though the handles and don't tell ANYONE else the combination.
Forum: Main
10-07-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,302
Posted By tjradj

I agree that the little battery operated computer...

I agree that the little battery operated computer vac is useless. It isn't strong enough to suck up anything, but...
It does come with a nice attachment for getting into the tiny areas around the...
Forum: Main
10-07-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
Posted By tjradj

I just use my finger and rub it around in small...

I just use my finger and rub it around in small circles. The batting comes together in a little ball.
Forum: Main
10-03-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,273
Posted By tjradj

Very pretty !

Very pretty !
Forum: Main
10-01-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By tjradj

Teaching FMQ

My student was ready to try some FMQ so she could practise a LOT before moving on to her own quilt. She caught on really quickly. This is what we did.
She had some quilt sandwiches made up. ...
Forum: Main
09-23-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,635
Posted By tjradj

Guarding your sewing scissors

As sewists, we all know the consequences of letting someone use our sewing scissors. They usually come back dull or notched and useless for fabric.
I saw a picture the other day and had a "duh"...
Forum: Main
09-23-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,439
Posted By tjradj

I seldom sew over pins in my quilting life. ...

I seldom sew over pins in my quilting life. However, in my garment sewing life, I've sewn over a lot of them. In my "youth" when I learned garment sewing, there was no issue made about sewing over...
Forum: Main
09-23-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,242
Posted By tjradj

My favourite helper is my Machingers gloves. I...

My favourite helper is my Machingers gloves. I wouldn't do freemotion quilting without them.
Forum: Main
09-16-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,341
Posted By tjradj

I've used bed pillows for forms before. Use the...

I've used bed pillows for forms before. Use the cheapies, as you will be "chopping" it up. Take the pillow by the short end and shove the stuffing all down into the other end. Once you have...
09-16-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,797
Posted By tjradj

This is so true!! Maybe it's because the back is...

This is so true!! Maybe it's because the back is smooth and shiny??
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