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03-26-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,730
Posted By oldmanquilts

Not sure which method you'r using for making...

Not sure which method you'r using for making HST's, but if you're attempting to get there by sewing two small triangles together, there's better ways. The 2 at a time method would help. Someone...
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03-15-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,667
Posted By oldmanquilts

Yeah- What Rob said! Makes life so much easier...

Yeah- What Rob said! Makes life so much easier when seeking any degree of precision.
03-12-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,673
Posted By oldmanquilts

You won't get it to spin freely but melting the...

You won't get it to spin freely but melting the thread somewhat will allow you to push the shaft out, which probably won't happen without heat. After the shaft is out you can clean out the bore and...
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03-11-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,599
Posted By oldmanquilts

Somewhere in the back of my head, I recall a...

Somewhere in the back of my head, I recall a relationship of sorts between Bernina, Bernette, and Eversewn. I don't think it was close however, and doesn't imply the quality product you've come to...
02-26-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,294
Posted By oldmanquilts

For this project I wouldn't pack anything. Move...

For this project I wouldn't pack anything. Move it to other parts of the house in as big of pieces that will fit through the doorway. Then I'd paint and put the floor down in the sewing room. Then...
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02-26-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By oldmanquilts

I'd do the Janome, hands down. I sew on vintage...

I'd do the Janome, hands down. I sew on vintage Vikings from the '60s-'70s. They are probably the best machines going, but you couldn't pay me enough to buy a newer Viking. I have a Janome that's...
02-01-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By oldmanquilts

The "set screw" is not really a set screw, but an...

The "set screw" is not really a set screw, but an anti-rotational locating pin (w/threads.) Remove the pin completely and if you can tighten the locking knob enough to keep it tight, the toothed...
01-28-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,503
Posted By oldmanquilts

Uhhh... Ricky Tims is not a "her" as far as I...

Uhhh... Ricky Tims is not a "her" as far as I know, but he does like his cowboy hats.
Forum: Main
01-28-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,472
Posted By oldmanquilts

I get a lot of requests from non-quilters and...

I get a lot of requests from non-quilters and newbies alike- looking for books to get them started, or just something to read to see if they might be interested in investigating further, or something...
01-22-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,012
Posted By oldmanquilts

As OurWorkbench mentioned, move the tension...

As OurWorkbench mentioned, move the tension assembly "under" the bobbin for even winding/stacking. As for the spool pin- IMO it's too close to the tensioner so it doesn't unwind with even tension,...
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01-22-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,227
Posted By oldmanquilts

There's only two things that cause waves in the...

There's only two things that cause waves in the border (or any piecing for that matter) .- either the edge is not straight , or the stitching line is not straight with consistent seam allowances. You...
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01-21-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,227
Posted By oldmanquilts

This question pops up from time to time and it...

This question pops up from time to time and it always baffles me as to what the problem is.

Is everyone trying to cut the borders to the exact length before attaching to top. Why? To save yardage?...
01-19-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By oldmanquilts

It sounds as if you still have some "loosening"...

It sounds as if you still have some "loosening" up to do. Somewhere in the linkage path to switch positions I wouldn't be surprised to find something which does not allow "full reverse."

Gotta...
Forum: Main
11-25-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By oldmanquilts

Think about it- Pressed open, or to one side,...

Think about it- Pressed open, or to one side, makes no difference in joint strength. It's still two pieces of fabric joined by one stitching line. To add strength to the joint one needs to top-stitch...
11-12-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By oldmanquilts

It's gonna take more force than just "pulling up"...

It's gonna take more force than just "pulling up" on the bolt. If you can get a pin punch through from the other side (nut end) give it a good whack to distort the clip/nut. If not wedge under the...
Forum: Main
09-20-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,851
Posted By oldmanquilts

Pressing to one side does nothing to add strength...

Pressing to one side does nothing to add strength to the seam. You still only have two pieces of fabric joined by one line of stitching. Tug on the pieces and you are pulling on only the stitching...
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06-27-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,496
Posted By oldmanquilts

If you wouldn't use basting spray in your hair,...

If you wouldn't use basting spray in your hair, you probably shouldn't use hair spray to baste your quilt! LOL
05-29-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By oldmanquilts

It's a bunch handier if you remove the gearcase...

It's a bunch handier if you remove the gearcase and motor assembly.
05-18-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,418
Posted By oldmanquilts

Save your money. If you have one issue of "Love...

Save your money. If you have one issue of "Love of Quilting," you have the entire collection. I've subscribed for two years and each issue is a repeat of the last. Every issue has "piecing curves,"...
05-14-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,767
Posted By oldmanquilts

Not true. You can't lump all poly's into the same...

Not true. You can't lump all poly's into the same group.

Shellac is going about it the hard (old) way, and the finish won't be nearly as nice if the application isn't near perfect. Shellacing is...
04-19-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,670
Posted By oldmanquilts

Maybe ISMACS got it wrong? That serial # listed...

Maybe ISMACS got it wrong? That serial # listed on their site shows the result khogue mentioned above: 15K-Jan-June 1905. No clue about the stitch length lever stop. I know my '26 15K has the rotary...
04-15-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By oldmanquilts

The thread Must go over the bar (thread guard)...

The thread Must go over the bar (thread guard) before engaging the take-up spring. Here's what I see as a potential problem. The take-up spring in your first pic is limited in travel, and...
Forum: Main
03-07-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By oldmanquilts

Depends on which machine you have. There's a fair...

Depends on which machine you have. There's a fair amount of interchangability between feet on modern low shank machines. What do you have?
Forum: Main
03-07-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By oldmanquilts

Mostly your needle won't care if it's a "rag"...

Mostly your needle won't care if it's a "rag" quilt or not, but the layers to achieve this will matter. Normally we match needle to thread size. Flannel does have some specific requirements,...
Forum: Main
02-22-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,999
Posted By oldmanquilts

It's not a hammer. Not one of those videos...

It's not a hammer. Not one of those videos advocate using it to "clap" the seam.
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