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06-15-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,880
Posted By Barb2018

All of mine have come rolled up too. I lay them...

All of mine have come rolled up too. I lay them flat on my cutting table and put heavy books on them for a few days.
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04-23-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,394
Posted By Barb2018

One thought that went through my head is the...

One thought that went through my head is the actual tension of the bobbin thread as it's being wound on the bobbin. If the tension isn't even as it's being wound or if it's being wound wonky, it...
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04-12-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By Barb2018

I used a jigsaw to trim mine down to a size that...

I used a jigsaw to trim mine down to a size that fit on a table top, then used a sharp knife to trim off the bits of melted mat. It didn't get on the saw blade. I put the cut edge on the backside of...
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04-06-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,082
Posted By Barb2018

OK, this bugged me for some reason so I...

OK, this bugged me for some reason so I downloaded the manual and read it. The default for the machine is the left position. That's totally alien to me but I learned something.
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04-06-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,082
Posted By Barb2018

Maybe I'm not understanding the problem...when a...

Maybe I'm not understanding the problem...when a machine is turned on, shouldn't the default already be the center position?
03-25-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By Barb2018

Just remember...in order to have that many tabs...

Just remember...in order to have that many tabs open, you have to have a lot of memory to begin with.
Thanks for the chuckle.
03-13-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Barb2018

I have an 880 that I upgraded to an 880 Plus and...

I have an 880 that I upgraded to an 880 Plus and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I've quilted generous queen sized quilts on it without a problem. The only problems I've had were those originating...
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03-13-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,180
Posted By Barb2018

The worst that ever happened to one of my quilts...

The worst that ever happened to one of my quilts is gross...if you're squeamish stop reading.
I left a sandwiched quilt on my quilting table, ready to do some more quilting the next day. It was was...
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03-08-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By Barb2018

I've had and have now Bernina machines and I've...

I've had and have now Bernina machines and I've not had any problems using cotton or any other thread. Mine take anything I put in them. I almost always use Aurifil 50 weight cotton thread for...
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03-08-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By Barb2018

Just for simplicity I use Schmetz needles on my...

Just for simplicity I use Schmetz needles on my Bernina, Juki and Janome. I use either a Microtex or a quilting needle, depending on the fabric and the stitching that I plan on doing. I almost always...
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02-20-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,256
Posted By Barb2018

I also starch from beginning to end of the whole...

I also starch from beginning to end of the whole quilt process. When I'm finished I fold them loosely. When they're ready to sandwich and baste they just need a light pressing along the fold lines.
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02-19-2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,057
Posted By Barb2018

Here's another vote for just a narrow black...

Here's another vote for just a narrow black border. the quilt is gorgeous as is. I really wouldn't object if you posted what the pattern is either.....
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02-09-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,325
Posted By Barb2018

LOL I've done that too. I keep my patterns in a...

LOL I've done that too. I keep my patterns in a binder so they're out of sight and don't make me feel stressed or guilty.
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02-06-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,557
Posted By Barb2018

I made one for myself a few years ago. I used a...

I made one for myself a few years ago. I used a sheet of 3/4 thick plywood, 36 x 76. I covered it in several sheets of heavy weigh tin foil, cotton batting and topped it with cotton duck cloth....
01-29-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By Barb2018

And that is just one of many reasons to have...

And that is just one of many reasons to have multiple machines.
Forum: Main
01-25-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,709
Posted By Barb2018

I used to go to my local quilt shop in town and...

I used to go to my local quilt shop in town and was always welcomed, we could chat and sometimes had hilariously funny hours at a time. So I went to a guild meeting thinking it would be similar....
01-02-2021, 05:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,728
Posted By Barb2018

I tried it and stuck with it for about 6 - 9...

I tried it and stuck with it for about 6 - 9 months in 2006, after I had a heart attack. The only thing it taught me was portion control. I found out that I had been eating for two for quite a while....
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09-01-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,642
Posted By Barb2018

However, there are those of us who live in rural...

However, there are those of us who live in rural areas with a Walmart that have never carried anything better than what you can read a newspaper through. I've searched my local store for years on the...
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08-09-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,698
Posted By Barb2018

Crayola washable markers, plain old blackboard...

Crayola washable markers, plain old blackboard chalk, Elmer's washable school glue and a cheap compass to draw circles.Couldn't quilt without them.....
The chalk comes off with a soft toothbrush.
Forum: Main
07-27-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By Barb2018

My Bernina dealer/service center is 2 hours away;...

My Bernina dealer/service center is 2 hours away; they would bend over backwards to make sure I was satisfied. That's why I would never take my machine anywhere else.
Forum: Main
07-27-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,902
Posted By Barb2018

I was being escorted down the hall in a doctors...

I was being escorted down the hall in a doctors office and there was a modern art print on the wall. I stopped, whipped out my camera and took a picture. When the nurse looked at me, very puzzled, I...
07-20-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Barb2018

I was taught to use only cotton in my quilts and...

I was taught to use only cotton in my quilts and sew using only cotton. Quilting had to be done with cotton also, and only 50 wt. And stitch length had to be 2.5.
I saw some Leah Day videos and...
Forum: Main
06-28-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,563
Posted By Barb2018

It's my understanding that the needle needs to...

It's my understanding that the needle needs to fit with the thread size. I would use a 70 needle with a 60 wt. cotton. For a 50 wt. cotton I can get away with a 75. I usually piece batiks with a...
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06-27-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By Barb2018

If you go to the Bernina website, you can type...

If you go to the Bernina website, you can type "QE 440 Aurora" into the search box. Your machine will be shown. It's no longer available but you can still download the manual. About Halfway down the...
06-18-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By Barb2018

Thread tails on quilt back

Hello to all,
I'm finally beginning the machine embroidery on a quilt that just didn't want to be finished. I've kept it simple, not changing the pattern at all. At the beginning of the pattern I...
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