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Forum: Main
05-03-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,379
Posted By HettyB

I would stabilise the quilt by SITD along side...

I would stabilise the quilt by SITD along side the tree trucks which go diagonally.
Then only quilt the white areas with a simple infill of lines going parallel to what would be considered the tree...
Forum: Pictures
04-18-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,354
Posted By HettyB

I love the quilting especially the sun in the...

I love the quilting especially the sun in the corner. Fab!
Forum: Main
04-18-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,509
Posted By HettyB

Thanks to everyone who responded. Some very good...

Thanks to everyone who responded. Some very good suggestions and things that I should think about.

My situation is that I am a 'lone wolf' no longer a member of a quilt group as there are so few...
Forum: Main
04-18-2020, 01:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,509
Posted By HettyB

Question for Linus and Charity Quilters

Just finished quite a number of quilts for Linus. The tops were made by others; I just did the quilting and binding bit. During this current crisis the quilts won't be collected until safe to do so,...
04-18-2020, 01:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By HettyB

Laptop, OS Windows 10, Firefox browser, WiFi...

Laptop, OS Windows 10, Firefox browser, WiFi connection.
04-17-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By HettyB

New Post problems

Having trouble creating new posts. Keeps logging me out either midway through a post or at the point of previewing a post which means all info is lost.

Advice please
Forum: Main
04-17-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By HettyB

Speaking with my textile restorers hat on and...

Speaking with my textile restorers hat on and seconding Ice Blossom - are you storing or displaying? All depends on what you want to do. If you are storing I recommend proper acid free conservation...
Forum: Main
04-17-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,066
Posted By HettyB

One of my domestic machines is in an old kitchen...

One of my domestic machines is in an old kitchen table I bought off a second hand furniture stall for 15. It had one drawer which was accessed from the table end..

We made a cardboard template...
Forum: Main
02-10-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,303
Posted By HettyB

I sew binding to the back and pull to the front. ...

I sew binding to the back and pull to the front. For charity quilts that have no batting because fleece is being used on the back, to secure I use the Bernina blind hem foot with the needle position...
Forum: Main
02-10-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,531
Posted By HettyB

I quilt and piece with Glide. It is reasonably...

I quilt and piece with Glide. It is reasonably priced (even here in the UK), strong and there is no lint.
Forum: Main
02-10-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By HettyB

If you are going to use rulers - make sure you...

If you are going to use rulers - make sure you have the Sure Foot. It is well worth the investment.

HettyB
Forum: Main
01-05-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,703
Posted By HettyB

How much room do you have? I got fed up...

How much room do you have?

I got fed up man-handling quilts through my Bernina Activa so I bought a HQ Sweet16 and it is worth every penny.

The Activa is still in use it to put bindings and...
Forum: Main
01-05-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,535
Posted By HettyB

I bought my chair from an office supply shop. It...

I bought my chair from an office supply shop. It has arms that flip up so out of my way when I don't want them..
Oddly enough the flip up arms in the down position are quite useful for holding the...
Forum: Main
01-01-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By HettyB

Fleece Backing dragging

This is the first time I have used fleece as a backing. I read all the tips I could find here on the QB (many thanks!) before I started.

The only problem I have is it drags terribly across the...
Forum: Main
11-23-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,672
Posted By HettyB

I put a double strip of LED lights on mine and it...

I put a double strip of LED lights on mine and it really helps. I just cut it to the length required.
Forum: Main
11-23-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,604
Posted By HettyB

Do you have the Bernina Walking Foot? If so you...

Do you have the Bernina Walking Foot? If so you can get a different sole plate with central guide especially for SITD and you can use it to follow marked grids. I have one and it cost me about 20...
11-10-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,851
Posted By HettyB

Making a garment from scratch could now be...

Making a garment from scratch could now be considered a luxury if you add up the cost of materials, but knowing how do basic mending isn't and knowing how to cook is a vital life skill. If you can...
Forum: Main
11-10-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,853
Posted By HettyB

Building upon Iceblossom's recommendation, I...

Building upon Iceblossom's recommendation, I would applique flowers in the border and rather than cut areas out, I would cover whole border or area with organza or a fabric that has the sheerness...
10-10-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,438
Posted By HettyB

I have considered getting it, but decided against...

I have considered getting it, but decided against it. There have been times when trying to access their website to read The Daily Blog, and received a message that it was "blocked in your country". ...
10-10-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,250
Posted By HettyB

Hetty was my cat. Her full name was Hetty Boots...

Hetty was my cat. Her full name was Hetty Boots hence HettyB

She was a prim little cat that used to always curl up next to me on the sofa, wanted to be carried around like a baby while drooling...
Forum: Main
10-10-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,327
Posted By HettyB

I have one of the little bird threaders and use...

I have one of the little bird threaders and use it on all the machines I have. I have floaters in one eye so that little bird is very useful.

One trick that was taught to me at a HandiQuilter...
09-27-2019, 02:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,348
Posted By HettyB

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should
09-26-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,304
Posted By HettyB

I have used a locker hook. When I first tried...

I have used a locker hook. When I first tried using the standard rug canvas - that white scratchy stuff, it was tough going and and found it to rough and my hands ached. Tried again with soft...
09-01-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 942
Posted By HettyB

The Quilt Show 403 Error - GB

Is anyone else in the UK getting a 403 error for The Quilt Show.
403: Access Forbidden Your location (GB) has been blacklisted

Many thanks
Forum: Main
08-21-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 449
Posted By HettyB

Handi Quilter Square Feet

Just a quick recommendation - Handi Quilter Square Feet set.

Saw these at Festival of Quilts - HQ Square Feet are designed to aid in achieving straight seams while piecing on your quilting frame....
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