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07-15-2018, 06:49 PM
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Posted By soccertxi

sometimes after washing the quilt, those holes...

sometimes after washing the quilt, those holes close up a bit as well.
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07-15-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,093
Posted By soccertxi

So funny ND Quilter...I had an Innova winder I...

So funny ND Quilter...I had an Innova winder I could not Stand. Could not adjust it - speed or tension. Took Forever to wind a bobbin. Had horrible tension on the longarm. One day it make a funny...
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07-10-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,290
Posted By soccertxi

I had a chance to take a class with Susan...

I had a chance to take a class with Susan Carlson. I had to sign up close to a year in advance. When I saw her at the show in Houston (months before the class- she didn't know me from Adam!), I went...
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07-10-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By soccertxi

check out an article by Vicki Welch called "save...

check out an article by Vicki Welch called "save my bleeding quilt"

her website is: www.colorwaysbyvicki.com The link is on the left side of the page. I would drop the link here, but my computer...
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07-08-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,839
Posted By soccertxi

I would suggest just adding one or two at a time....

I would suggest just adding one or two at a time. I have some I have never used! I like the ones from Jamie Wallen (curved cross hatching- has handles) and Teryl Loy the best. I have odd ones that...
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07-04-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,370
Posted By soccertxi

I bought 3 of her books at a Arizona Quilters...

I bought 3 of her books at a Arizona Quilters Guild show a few years ago! Now Amazon tells me when she has a new book out....
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07-04-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,918
Posted By soccertxi

finished size (12 inches) divided by 3 (small sq...

finished size (12 inches) divided by 3 (small sq per side)= 4 inches (finished) + 1/2 inch (1/4 inch seam allowance for each side. = 4 1/2 inches . I would suggest doing one sample block to make sure...
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06-29-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,485
Posted By soccertxi

It depends one what the quilt is going to be used...

It depends one what the quilt is going to be used for...and how busy the backing is! If I can Really see the start and stop, I make it as invisible as I can. I bury the threads -both the start and...
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06-26-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,886
Posted By soccertxi

I am a Color Catcher fan and wash my completed...

I am a Color Catcher fan and wash my completed quilts before I gift them. I want to know what it does in the wash. I also prewash my fabric. I got burned once with a dark blue batik...I learned my...
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06-26-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,726
Posted By soccertxi

I always start out with a good clean out of the...

I always start out with a good clean out of the bobbin area, and wind a new bobbin. I might even change the needle if its been in there awhile. I also rethread the whole machine. After a few times of...
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06-24-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,284
Posted By soccertxi

I would ask my friendly neighborhood long armer...

I would ask my friendly neighborhood long armer if they have batting scraps they would like to get rid of! I seem to have bags of the stuff and I don't quilt much for others!
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06-23-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,332
Posted By soccertxi

Color Catchers do not set the dye nor make the...

Color Catchers do not set the dye nor make the fabric give up the dye. They only pick up the loose dye from the water, so it will not deposit anywhere else. If you fleece bled, it was the fleece that...
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06-15-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,238
Posted By soccertxi

to quote Susan: Color is irrelevant do a...

to quote Susan: Color is irrelevant

do a search on her blog for how tos ... Kinda hard to get over, but I have seen a quilt on there of black and white dog done in purple and white- Mind blown!
Forum: Main
06-09-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,657
Posted By soccertxi

how about a dot of fabric glue in the middle of...

how about a dot of fabric glue in the middle of the piece? Not enough to soak thru, but just enough to grab the background/piece underneath? I have also resorted to pinning *carefully*...
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06-05-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,615
Posted By soccertxi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1mRhcquZTM ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1mRhcquZTM

and I agree with Macybaby. I had trouble with my Innova with intermitten tension issues. Turns out it was a bad bobbin winder. Got a new one and now can...
Forum: Main
06-02-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,609
Posted By soccertxi

be sure the needle is seated properly. Sounds...

be sure the needle is seated properly. Sounds like the thread is not being picked up by the hook.
Forum: Main
05-31-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,831
Posted By soccertxi

Bonnie Hunter has a tutorial with pictures. ...

Bonnie Hunter has a tutorial with pictures.

http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/06/string-quilting-primer.html

Be warned! Her site/blog/mysteries are addicting!
Forum: Main
05-29-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,765
Posted By soccertxi

Pantographs never came easy to me. I feel I have...

Pantographs never came easy to me. I feel I have to have Much better control to follow someone else's line. Don't beat yourself up. I usually quilt from left to right...it just feels more...
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05-26-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,687
Posted By soccertxi

I agree with asking the shelters. I used to take...

I agree with asking the shelters. I used to take dog beds into a shelter and was told point blank they didnt' want what I was donating.
Forum: Main
05-26-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,597
Posted By soccertxi

Never. I want to know Why they need to be...

Never. I want to know Why they need to be perfect? I gave that up- it sucked all the fun out of the process and the finished quilt. I don't point out any imperfections either. I fix what bothers my...
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05-19-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,676
Posted By soccertxi

I am a border girl...I think I would look for an...

I am a border girl...I think I would look for an appropriate fabric that encorporates all of these colors. Maybe share that with DIL? She might want it bigger....?
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05-12-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,608
Posted By soccertxi

Lilli, I believe it is only available for the...

Lilli, I believe it is only available for the Innova. I love my Innova! I would suggest trying it out. It is not computer driven. It is an alternative to a paper pantograph. The paper sits on the...
Forum: Main
05-03-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,825
Posted By soccertxi

Lisa, welcome back and glad you have some You...

Lisa, welcome back and glad you have some You time! I suggest heading over to MQR (Machine quilters resource). its all machine quilters. Not all long armers and there is a thread on there for help....
Forum: Main
05-01-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,090
Posted By soccertxi

I tend to be a 'jumper'..I get bored... and yes,...

I tend to be a 'jumper'..I get bored... and yes, I am still working on On Ringo Lake...SO many pieces! lol
Forum: Main
05-01-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,120
Posted By soccertxi

This is very pretty! I am usually so ready to get...

This is very pretty! I am usually so ready to get a top finished, I put a unpieced border on it! I like the piano key border idea. (don't tell my friend! she has been trying to get me to do a piano...
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