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09-26-2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,327
Posted By b.zang

So true, we need to think beyond our own...

So true, we need to think beyond our own lifetime. In fact, true planning looks ahead seven generations. When will greed end and people stop behaving as though it's just about "me".

There are lots...
Forum: Pictures
09-02-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,221
Posted By b.zang

Prayers for Michelle! The random placement of...

Prayers for Michelle!
The random placement of those squares makes the quilt so cheerful to look at. I really struggle with random placements and appreciate what you've done.
Forum: Pictures
09-02-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,296
Posted By b.zang

Your creativity really shows. Each project, even...

Your creativity really shows. Each project, even though related, is completely individual and different from the others. And they are all lovely. Congratulations on avoiding filling your stash...
08-31-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By b.zang

Comfortable shoes depend on the shape of your...

Comfortable shoes depend on the shape of your foot. All brands are not designed to fit all feet. Visit some upscale shoe stores and try one shoes. Talk to salespeople. Have your feet measured. Get...
Forum: Recipes
08-30-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,550
Posted By b.zang

I recommend using your instant pot. I have a...

I recommend using your instant pot. I have a foodi (similar, different brand) and no longer hard boil eggs any other way.

Put eggs on a rack with a cup or so of water under them. I cook up to a...
Forum: Pictures
08-29-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,500
Posted By b.zang

That is a great quilt! I've used pretty much all...

That is a great quilt! I've used pretty much all of those sports fabrics over the years for my own grandkids, but never in as well as you've showcased them. Don't you just love soft backing, too!
Forum: Main
08-16-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,609
Posted By b.zang

Thank you!! I just bought pool noodles this...

Thank you!! I just bought pool noodles this summer for this very thing.
Forum: Pictures
08-16-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,372
Posted By b.zang

I was gifted a set of coordinating fat quarters....

I was gifted a set of coordinating fat quarters. The fabric patterns and colours were not anywhere near my taste and I considered the collection very ugly. After it sat around long enough for me to...
Forum: Main
07-26-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By b.zang

This sounds very organized! I do have EQ but have...

This sounds very organized! I do have EQ but have never learned to be really efficient with it.

I don't use my printer, but go to the printers and use the photocopier since they are cheap. I just...
Forum: Main
07-17-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By b.zang

Do You Photocopy Your Fabric?

I was visiting a LQS on my travels, chatting with the owner. I mentioned struggling with decisions about orientation of fussy cutting for my blocks. She asked - why don't you just photocopy your...
Forum: Main
07-15-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,024
Posted By b.zang

bkay - if you can find a grandmother's fan block...

bkay - if you can find a grandmother's fan block pattern with the strip in, please share it. I have looked and looked.
thimblebug - here is the back.

I have picked the block apart and see that...
Forum: Pictures
07-15-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,343
Posted By b.zang

I have always found panels really hard to work...

I have always found panels really hard to work with, simply because designing around them is a challenge. I love how you've framed the fish.
Forum: Main
07-14-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,024
Posted By b.zang

Need Help with Fan Block

I think this is a fan block, although I can't find anything similar online. I was gifted a bunch of pre-cut pieces to assemble this block but am missing the strip between the fan blades and the...
Forum: Main
07-13-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,422
Posted By b.zang

Whatever you do, you are going to change what it...

Whatever you do, you are going to change what it currently looks like. I agree with cjsews that it looks like it is cut from a longer piece and because of the ties probably a seat cover. It looks...
Forum: Recipes
07-11-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,900
Posted By b.zang

Glad to hear you were able to eliminate any...

Glad to hear you were able to eliminate any blackberry stains. At least your disaster would smell good. I've had enough similar stories to make one wonder if I'm a slow learner, clumsy, or what but...
Forum: Pictures
07-11-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,942
Posted By b.zang

Having struggled with irregular blocks in a...

Having struggled with irregular blocks in a T-shirt quilt, I love what you have done with yours. A lovely quilt!
Forum: Main
06-26-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By b.zang

I let the fabric dry completely. Plus my ironing...

I let the fabric dry completely. Plus my ironing board, which was damp from the starch. I need a lesson on using starch, spraying down onto my ironing board doesn't seem to be a good idea either....
Forum: Main
06-26-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By b.zang

I bought the shortest yardage possible for my...

I bought the shortest yardage possible for my block width. Not every fabric store will cut that small though.

Make trades with your friends, quilty and other. Lots of people have fabric and you...
Forum: Main
06-26-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By b.zang

Starch Discolouration

What is happening! I washed my fabric and now want it well-starched before fussy cutting. I sprayed liberally and thought the idea was to carefully press to dry the starch. But, as soon as I touched...
Forum: Main
06-25-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By b.zang

I've been working my 6600 hard for years and it...

I've been working my 6600 hard for years and it continues to perform beautifully. One day, picking it up in the shop from a regular servicing, I spotted the 8900 and couldn't resist the larger...
Forum: Main
05-04-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,726
Posted By b.zang

I'm with SewGood and have a board built to cover...

I'm with SewGood and have a board built to cover my ironing board. It's 18x49" and I covered it with layers of batting, foil, and heavy smooth fabric (I don't know what it is, but it's from the...
Forum: Main
05-04-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,265
Posted By b.zang

I have a Janome 6600 that sews with anything...

I have a Janome 6600 that sews with anything although I am pretty exclusive with Organ needles. I also have a Janome Horizon that didn't like the Organ needles so I use blue-tip needles and blue...
Forum: Pictures
04-30-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,001
Posted By b.zang

The story behind the pillows is as beautiful as...

The story behind the pillows is as beautiful as they are.
Forum: Main
04-29-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By b.zang

And, once you pull that bobbin thread up, hold...

And, once you pull that bobbin thread up, hold both threads and pull slightly as you start to sew.

Chain piece as much as possible.
Forum: Main
04-19-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By b.zang

Wherever you put your wall, make sure to keep the...

Wherever you put your wall, make sure to keep the area in front of it clear so you can easily access it. I say this from experience as I have a second sewing machine on a small table along the side...
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