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08-01-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By purplemem

Last Thursday I ordered 2 items from Amazon. I...

Last Thursday I ordered 2 items from Amazon. I received them Tuesday. I had to charge them as they were electronic. tried them today. Didn't like them, called for return. Printed return label....
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04-07-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,009
Posted By purplemem

I have a Grace Z44 that I have used only once. I...

I have a Grace Z44 that I have used only once. I found it hindering and it took up the living room floor space. It now sits in my bedroom awaiting someone to rescue it. I prefer just quilting in...
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04-07-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,180
Posted By purplemem

I've never seen SID for hand quilting. Give it a...

I've never seen SID for hand quilting. Give it a try and tell us the results.
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04-07-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,716
Posted By purplemem

I want a 60 but the blades are so pricey! So, I...

I want a 60 but the blades are so pricey! So, I have a 45 and a 28 for tight curves. Love my easy blade change Olfa cutter.
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04-07-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,134
Posted By purplemem

My fabric walls are art to me. I love the 30's...

My fabric walls are art to me. I love the 30's repros, and then I like the brights. I also love the earthtone batiks. I had to make myself buy neutrals as I had nothing without pattern and color...
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04-07-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,469
Posted By purplemem

I know this is contrary to the rest of the world,...

I know this is contrary to the rest of the world, but I use a size 10 milliner needle and a running stitch with no frame. I like Colonial needles the best.
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04-05-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 34,057
Posted By purplemem

I have a lid rack from the kitchen that holds my...

I have a lid rack from the kitchen that holds my rulers. I use curved, spring loaded needle nose pliers to pull my needle through the fabric when I hand quilt. I use camel snus containers that are...
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04-05-2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,380
Posted By purplemem

I use 1 strand of #8 perle cotton and a large eye...

I use 1 strand of #8 perle cotton and a large eye milliners needle, usually a 5, but sometimes a 10. I love the length of the milliners needle. Also I use a pair of curved needle nose spring loaded...
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04-05-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,649
Posted By purplemem

I am a Warm and Natural girl for the thicker...

I am a Warm and Natural girl for the thicker quilts, but I just hand quilted using Thermore and I love it. It needles beautifully and you only have to quilt 8 inches apart. Really very nice.
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04-05-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,013
Posted By purplemem

Gayle Bong's Save the Scraps quilting book. I...

Gayle Bong's Save the Scraps quilting book. I love it and have tried 2 of the patterns.
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04-05-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 26,592
Posted By purplemem

Hated the Simplicity strip cutter, bought the Go!...

Hated the Simplicity strip cutter, bought the Go! and love it. I would have never tried the Drunkard's Path without the Go! I have use all sorts of marking pens and the best to me is the Fons and...
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04-05-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By purplemem

I use a single thread and sometimes use the...

I use a single thread and sometimes use the conditioner. I also tie a small knot and 'pop" it through the fabric. I make my thread about one arms length from shoulder to wrist.
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04-05-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,897
Posted By purplemem

I am ready to be brave and try BUT does anyone...

I am ready to be brave and try BUT
does anyone use this method and HAND quilt? I keep seeing machine quilting comments...just want a personal testimony before I try this... thnks in advance
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02-19-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,366
Posted By purplemem

My hubby and I both have "our" rooms. His is...

My hubby and I both have "our" rooms. His is full of his collections (I don't look or ask) and mine is full of fabric and quilting stuff. We both have our allowances to spend as we please. We...
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01-24-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,688
Posted By purplemem

I really like the frugal block on quilter's...

I really like the frugal block on quilter's cache. It takes 1 1/2 inch pieces. It does require a scrappy neutral but I am using anything in the cream/tan family for mine. I have a lot of muslin...
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12-31-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,520
Posted By purplemem

http://www.discountquiltbooks.com/ Barnett's...

http://www.discountquiltbooks.com/

Barnett's lap hoops
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12-28-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,277
Posted By purplemem

I got a pair of heavy-duty Fiskars last year for...

I got a pair of heavy-duty Fiskars last year for Christmas. I am very satisfied. Extremely sharp. They were stiff when I received them so hubby oiled with WD-40.
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12-28-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,484
Posted By purplemem

No, all rotary blades are alike. Another cheap...

No, all rotary blades are alike. Another cheap place to buy is jhittle.
http://jhittlesewing.com/sewing/catalog.php
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12-28-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,664
Posted By purplemem

jhittle has rotary blades, 45mm, 10 for $18.00. ...

jhittle has rotary blades, 45mm, 10 for $18.00. I buy from them regularly. I like Connecting Threads for my thread, but it is linty.
12-27-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 25,471
Posted By purplemem

I'm in, I've been working on a sampler quilt and...

I'm in, I've been working on a sampler quilt and this will give me new ideas!
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12-27-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,666
Posted By purplemem

Sewing Santa made a down payment on a Viking...

Sewing Santa made a down payment on a Viking Sewing machine for a combined birthday and Christmas present. My bd is Jan 10. A good friend gave me a wall quilt for my bedroom that is more than...
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12-27-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,003
Posted By purplemem

I have been quilting about 5 or so years now and...

I have been quilting about 5 or so years now and have made about 65 quilts. I give them away. I give many to the abused women's shelter, single mothers for themselves and their child and baby...
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12-23-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 105,784
Posted By purplemem

I have now purchased 2 Brother sewing machines...

I have now purchased 2 Brother sewing machines with 80 or more built in stitches. I love the automatic needle threader and the push button on/off so I don't have to use the pedal to sew. My...
11-30-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,898
Posted By purplemem

I made this blanket for my great-nephew. I sewed...

I made this blanket for my great-nephew. I sewed channels that closed with velcro. The weights were thermal blankets cut into long strips and placed in the channels. It works very well and total...
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11-26-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,902
Posted By purplemem

I use fleece all the time for backing. I use...

I use fleece all the time for backing. I use very minimal quilting as it makes the fleece stiff. My favorite way to use it is to pillowcase or birth the quilt, then 1/4 inch around the edge, then...
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