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Forum: Main
02-19-2020, 04:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By NJ Quilter

I have one and really like it. I find it to be...

I have one and really like it. I find it to be very accurate. I haven't used it to it's fullest capacity (angles) yet but looking forward to doing that. I got mine from a friend. She used it and...
Forum: Main
02-19-2020, 04:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,169
Posted By NJ Quilter

Another confirmed open presser. Comes from years...

Another confirmed open presser. Comes from years of garment making and having your work lay totally flat. It also makes my points/intersections line up much better and more easily. I do use lots...
Forum: Main
02-17-2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,531
Posted By NJ Quilter

I am a pre-washer of all yardage (not pre-cuts...

I am a pre-washer of all yardage (not pre-cuts though). With the pre-washing comes the task of ironing and refolding the fabric. I iron the fabric flat, then I align my selvedges and wiggle them...
Forum: Main
02-16-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
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Views: 412
Posted By NJ Quilter

DH purchased EQ5 for me ages ago. I have not...

DH purchased EQ5 for me ages ago. I have not upgraded and find it still suits my needs. Another quilting friend found a used copy of EQ5 for sale for $25 within the last year. If you're not one...
Forum: Pictures
02-10-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,717
Posted By NJ Quilter

Beautiful quilt as well as quilting. Nice job!

Beautiful quilt as well as quilting. Nice job!
Forum: Main
02-09-2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By NJ Quilter

I usually try for something that coordinates but...

I usually try for something that coordinates but necessarily matches. All personal preference.
Forum: Main
02-08-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By NJ Quilter

Another garment sewing trick for very square...

Another garment sewing trick for very square corners...stop stitching about 2 stitches from actual corner. Sew those 2 stitches diagonally then pivot and continue sewing your next seam. Clip the...
Forum: Recipes
02-07-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,331
Posted By NJ Quilter

The only comment I have is to stay away from the...

The only comment I have is to stay away from the 'red copper' pans. At least to me, the food cooked in those pans has a very rubbery consistency. A friend gave us one a couple of years ago and it...
02-07-2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,569
Posted By NJ Quilter

Woohoo! The dates of threads are now in black! ...

Woohoo! The dates of threads are now in black! Sooo much easier to read. Thank you!
Forum: Main
02-06-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By NJ Quilter

I've only used Moda flannel and loved it. It was...

I've only used Moda flannel and loved it. It was a quite substantial flannel. I could probably have gotten away without prewashing but I am a prewasher of virtually all fabrics.
02-06-2020, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By NJ Quilter

Not familiar with that particular machine but is...

Not familiar with that particular machine but is your needle threaded properly - left to right or right to left? I know that makes a difference on FW's - not sure about other machines.
Forum: Main
02-03-2020, 03:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,008
Posted By NJ Quilter

The table w/lift that I picked up from CL has...

The table w/lift that I picked up from CL has part of the right side of the bed sawed away as well. Apparently the original owner of the cabinet had gotten a new machine which didn't fit so son...
Forum: Main
02-02-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,008
Posted By NJ Quilter

I have a cheaply made smallish table with a lift....

I have a cheaply made smallish table with a lift. Picked it up on Craigslist for $20. But it does the trick. Can lower the machine all the way to close it up or have the upper leaf extended to the...
Forum: Main
01-31-2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,997
Posted By NJ Quilter

Have you thought of getting a curved upholstery...

Have you thought of getting a curved upholstery needle to use for your thread basting? When I sandwich my quilt I use big binder clips all around the table edge so getting my hand under the fabric...
Forum: Main
01-31-2020, 04:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,365
Posted By NJ Quilter

I agree with much of what Peckish has said...

I agree with much of what Peckish has said regarding the rotary cutter. When I first started quilting it was in large part due to watching Alex Anderson's program 'Simply Quilts'. Great show. I am...
Forum: Main
01-31-2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,816
Posted By NJ Quilter

I'm one of those who only buys for projects. I...

I'm one of those who only buys for projects. I don't have room for a stash. That said, when I do purchase, I always buy a bit extra. Usually 1/4 to 1/2 yard extra. Gives me comfort if I make a...
Forum: Main
01-28-2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,445
Posted By NJ Quilter

I agree with using the walking foot/guide bar...

I agree with using the walking foot/guide bar combo. I recently machine quilted a very intricately pieced quilt with this method. Got quilting inspiration from another thread on here about doing a...
01-27-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,283
Posted By NJ Quilter

Don't have any experience with those machines...

Don't have any experience with those machines specifically but I will say I love my Viking! Have had mine for probably 15 years with not a single problem. The auto tension feature is amazing. I do...
Forum: Main
01-26-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,481
Posted By NJ Quilter

Try putting a piece of tape/post it note on your...

Try putting a piece of tape/post it note on your ruler for your measurement. Can't tell you how many times I've read the ruler incorrectly!
Forum: Recipes
01-26-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,509
Posted By NJ Quilter

I'm with the camp that says to heat water in the...

I'm with the camp that says to heat water in the pan and then re-scrub w/salt. I bring the water to a roiling boil. I do that with my cast iron loaf pan all the time. Do need to re-coat w/oil...
Forum: Main
01-19-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,061
Posted By NJ Quilter

I used that very same orange chalk on a quilt...

I used that very same orange chalk on a quilt recently. Very difficult to wash out! But, like you, it was the only thing that I could see on the colors of the quilt on which I was working. I would...
01-14-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By NJ Quilter

What an awesome tournament! It has been such...

What an awesome tournament! It has been such great fun. Have enjoyed all the matches.
01-14-2020, 04:04 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,259
Posted By NJ Quilter

Can't wait to see photos. Your space sounds...

Can't wait to see photos. Your space sounds amazing.
01-10-2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By NJ Quilter

I wish I was closer!

I wish I was closer!
01-09-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,259
Posted By NJ Quilter

A suggestion for whichever of you is doing the...

A suggestion for whichever of you is doing the vinyl install...make sure you have kneepads! Use the gel or fabric covered ones - not the hard plastic outer. We had to end up replacing several...
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