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04-15-2021, 03:34 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,770
Posted By stitch678

While at a quilt show 3 yr ago, l came across a...

While at a quilt show 3 yr ago, l came across a vendor ( local quilting/ sew shop) who had a display of recently traded machines. I saw& fell in love with a Janome 8900 (11" throat!) , but didn't...
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04-15-2021, 03:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,651
Posted By stitch678

I keep spools on shallow shelves on the...

I keep spools on shallow shelves on the wall...but l'm in basement and lights are only on while l'm in the room sewing. A large medicine cabinet (bathroom style) would be perfect with doors on in a...
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04-15-2021, 03:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,724
Posted By stitch678

For children's hospital, bright cheerful colours,...

For children's hospital, bright cheerful colours, no 3D or embellishment.Always a shortage for boys ( especially older ones).
For homeless shelters, we were told to keep things medium tone ( ie not...
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04-12-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,175
Posted By stitch678

Our bunkbeds for grandsons are up against a wall...

Our bunkbeds for grandsons are up against a wall and are not easy to make neat. One must step on ladder to make top bunk, and reach over around safety rail ( if there's one), and on bottom bunk,...
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03-14-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,246
Posted By stitch678

You nailed it with that last one! Destined to...

You nailed it with that last one! Destined to becoming an heirloom ♡♡♡.
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03-14-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By stitch678

I prewash every fabric as l bring it in the house...

I prewash every fabric as l bring it in the house before allowing it in my stash. I too find Kona solids are reliable. But l'd still wash to get that first shrinkage out of the way. I found that as l...
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03-14-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,412
Posted By stitch678

The first piece l did using a midarm on a frame...

The first piece l did using a midarm on a frame resides at the bottom of the dog's kennel cage,lol. I agree with the suggestion of shortening those stitches, or turn off regulator and slow down...
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03-12-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By stitch678

Back when Berninas were Swiss made, you could buy...

Back when Berninas were Swiss made, you could buy one and it would last a lifetime. I had one of the first " computor" Berninas in 1984, the 1050. That machine and l built a drapery business for 13...
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03-12-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By stitch678

Quiltwoman 44 must've been thinking as l...

Quiltwoman 44 must've been thinking as l was...that is, why not ditch the 60 diamond idea, and simply set your squares on point? Then there is no waste, it's easy to piece, and looks just as nice in...
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03-12-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,770
Posted By stitch678

I was at a quilt show ( before covid), and was...

I was at a quilt show ( before covid), and was impressed with a gently used Janome 8900 that the local dealer who had a booth there had on display. Someone had bought it, used it a few times, then...
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02-25-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,545
Posted By stitch678

I've only used some for scrappy borders. Since l...

I've only used some for scrappy borders. Since l have a template for a 4" tumbler, l'm following this thread!
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02-25-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,494
Posted By stitch678

I live in Canada. Prices for quilting cotton here...

I live in Canada. Prices for quilting cotton here have been high a long time. We are charged betweenn$14 ( for plain Kona solids) to $26.95 for Northcott or similar. Fabric is sold here by the meter...
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02-16-2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By stitch678

Since flannel shrinks far more than regular quilt...

Since flannel shrinks far more than regular quilt cotton, l suggest you prewash the flannel. I use it for all my wheelchair lap quilts as it helps quilt cling. With low loft poly or 80/20, it quilts...
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02-16-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,263
Posted By stitch678

Since l use a midarm in a frame to quilt, l need...

Since l use a midarm in a frame to quilt, l need only be careful not to stretch it. But occasionally l use my 8900 domestic and have no issues with feeddogs dropped and doing freemotion. If doing...
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02-16-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,932
Posted By stitch678

An early morning update on the storm...we awoke...

An early morning update on the storm...we awoke to find snow is up to the top of the rail fences in places, yet , l still have rural internet ( dish). So likely it was blowing up.
l wonder if others...
Forum: Main
02-15-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,932
Posted By stitch678

When l couldn't get my blue ink to stay gone, a...

When l couldn't get my blue ink to stay gone, a friend told me she always uses a que tip dipped in cup water with 1 tsp. baking soda added. It worked beautifully for me...even after my blue had gone...
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02-13-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,253
Posted By stitch678

I used a Consew industrial in my drapery shop....

I used a Consew industrial in my drapery shop. Hard working, dependable, strong and simple to operate. It's fast! Like most industrals, you must get used to using the back of the wide pedal as a...
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07-10-2020, 05:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By stitch678

I do a lot of hand embroidered quilts. There is a...

I do a lot of hand embroidered quilts. There is a variety of muslin qualities available, but l've loved using regular light coloured quilting cotton, prewashed to rid it of sizing.The white on white...
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07-10-2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,757
Posted By stitch678

I'm a Canadian " snowbird", who belongs to a...

I'm a Canadian " snowbird", who belongs to a Florida community quilting group in winter. It looks like the border will remain closed for the rest of the year. I'm keeping in touch via fb page we...
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07-10-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,712
Posted By stitch678

It's a version of the dresdan plate. North,...

It's a version of the dresdan plate. North, S,E,W,NE,SE,SW,NW are all the pointy dresdan made by cutting a flat top blade that is stitched like a necktie to create points. The in between smaller...
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07-10-2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,694
Posted By stitch678

The only quilt along l've joined in on was the...

The only quilt along l've joined in on was the Bee--utiful one on the Moda site 3 yr.ago. , a cute hand embroidery pattern was loaded each week. I thoroughly enjoyed that one, as l could print the...
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03-12-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,468
Posted By stitch678

I own 2 Bailey Home Quilters. One is the 13"...

I own 2 Bailey Home Quilters. One is the 13" which l use at home in Ontario Canada, and my 15" which has a regulator is here in Fla. on a queen Grace frame. I love them! When l read all the problems...
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02-01-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,366
Posted By stitch678

I was at a local quilt show, when l passed a...

I was at a local quilt show, when l passed a Janome dealer's table. My Janome 6500 has always been totally reliable, and loved for 14 yr. But l fell in l♡ve with a gently used 8900 Horizon...a...
Forum: Main
12-25-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,998
Posted By stitch678

I liked my 15" so much, l bought a 13" used to...

I liked my 15" so much, l bought a 13" used to have in Florida in winter. Both on frames.Glad you got your dream machine.
Forum: Main
12-25-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,998
Posted By stitch678

Glad you got what you wanted. Question...what...

Glad you got what you wanted. Question...what happened to the Bailey machines? I've had my 15" for 7 yr.and use it daily...over 40 quilts a yr. for my quilting group. I don't think it'll ever wear...
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