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06-01-2009, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,335
Posted By Cookn

When I do a design with a stitch count over...

When I do a design with a stitch count over 25,000 stitches, I'll put one in. I change daily because that way I don't have to worry about "did I change the needle today". Needles are cheap, I...
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05-31-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,335
Posted By Cookn

"Titanium" needles are actually just regular...

"Titanium" needles are actually just regular needles with a Titanium Nitrite coating on them. It does a couple of things for you, it is a slicker surface, so the needle penetrates fabric easier, and...
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05-29-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,161
Posted By Cookn

You can purchase damaged sheetrock at just about...

You can purchase damaged sheetrock at just about any place that sells sheetrock. It's the nature of the beast for some of it to get damaged in handling. As a cabinet builder I would highly recommend...
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05-29-2009, 04:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,912
Posted By Cookn

When I do wash fabric I put the pinking blade in...

When I do wash fabric I put the pinking blade in the cutter and pink everything except the selvage. No fraying problems and you don't lose much fabric when you square it up with a regular cutter...
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05-28-2009, 04:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,161
Posted By Cookn

First thing you need to do is sit down and decide...

First thing you need to do is sit down and decide what you want in your studio.

In no particular order here are some things to consider:

Design Wall
Stash storage
Light table or box
Computer...
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05-27-2009, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,777
Posted By Cookn

If you are going to pin and you are having...

If you are going to pin and you are having problems keeping everything straight, try pinning at a closer interval. If you are pinning at a 6" interval change to a 4" interval, it helps with bunching...
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05-27-2009, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By Cookn

For more than you ever thought you needed to know...

For more than you ever thought you needed to know about thread go here http://www.superiorthreads.com/ Click on the education tab and just about any question you have will be answered there.
Forum: Main
05-25-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,626
Posted By Cookn

I use Carol Doaks paper also. You'll find that if...

I use Carol Doaks paper also. You'll find that if you decrease your stitch length and use a 90/14 needles your foundations will tear easier.
Forum: Main
05-22-2009, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By Cookn

The one thing that I might look for would be...

The one thing that I might look for would be bearding on the back. Bearding is when a small part of the batting gets pulled out when the thread exits the fabric. Other than that there shouldn't be...
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05-22-2009, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,526
Posted By Cookn

Flannel is one of those fabrics that while it...

Flannel is one of those fabrics that while it makes a great quilt it stretches a lot especially on the bias. Most flannel is cotton of a very loose weave. There are different grades of flannel, some...
Forum: Main
05-21-2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,586
Posted By Cookn

Where in Texas are you located ? I would...

Where in Texas are you located ?

I would seriously suggest that you try several different machines before you purchase. Purchasing a mid arm or long arm is not something to jump into. There are...
Forum: Main
05-20-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,362
Posted By Cookn

There have been problems with early models of the...

There have been problems with early models of the New 830. Mainly computer problems with mother boards and such, some bobbin problems, and problems with the parts to fix them being unavailable. Most...
Forum: Main
05-18-2009, 03:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By Cookn

Do you live north or south of Houston ? If it's...

Do you live north or south of Houston ? If it's north depending on where, there's a Janome dealer in Livingston who is pretty good. I know it might be farther away but, it keeps you away from the...
Forum: Main
05-16-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,905
Posted By Cookn

While I don't applaud Ole Sam, he was about...

While I don't applaud Ole Sam, he was about taking care of his customer base and buying American products and selling American products made by American workers and companies. The company he built is...
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05-16-2009, 05:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,905
Posted By Cookn

Like most big box stores, Wally World looks at...

Like most big box stores, Wally World looks at dollars produced for square footage used. While they sell fabric, it takes a large square footage area to merchandise and you also have to have...
Forum: Main
05-16-2009, 05:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,730
Posted By Cookn

Yes Maam, I ordered from Fabric Organizer. I...

Yes Maam, I ordered from Fabric Organizer. I ordered from them for a couple of reasons. First I realized that they are more expensive but they have a couple of features that we really liked. The one...
Forum: Main
05-16-2009, 02:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,730
Posted By Cookn

I ordered our yesterday afternoon. You know...

I ordered our yesterday afternoon.

You know I had no problem keeping the stash organized once I got it organized. It's all this fabric we've bought in the last year since we organized the stash...
Forum: Main
05-15-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,982
Posted By Cookn

As far as favorites, any shop we are in at the...

As far as favorites, any shop we are in at the moment beats none at all. Now we have some must stop ats. The Fabric Hut in Norfolk, Virginia has a great selection of fabric. They cater to quilters...
Forum: Main
05-15-2009, 04:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,133
Posted By Cookn

I'd like to see the whole quilt without borders...

I'd like to see the whole quilt without borders before recommending much. Your piano key idea would look great but I would play off of the subordinate colors. I'd use the greens, reds, golds, pinks,...
Forum: Main
05-15-2009, 04:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,730
Posted By Cookn

You might also take a look at these...

You might also take a look at these http://www.thefabricorganizer.com/index.htm

They are more expensive than the products from polar notions, but the ones for fat quarters and yardage are the same...
Forum: Main
05-12-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,228
Posted By Cookn

Carol Doak says she doesn't have scraps, she just...

Carol Doak says she doesn't have scraps, she just used them for miniature quilts.
Forum: Main
05-12-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,495
Posted By Cookn

They are really easy to make. Get a 2' square...

They are really easy to make. Get a 2' square florescent light fixture for a suspended ceiling and place plexiglas over it. You can get opalized plexiglas and it will give a very even light. I'm...
Forum: Main
05-12-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By Cookn

Crashnquilt, The instructions that came with...

Crashnquilt,

The instructions that came with mine emphasize that you should use the eraser that comes with it. They say it's the only way to get it off.

I sure like it. I used it to mark some...
Forum: Main
05-12-2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,317
Posted By Cookn

We are headed to the area, Norfolk, to get our...

We are headed to the area, Norfolk, to get our house there ready to put on the market. I told my lovely Lady that there are two places I want to go, one is Fabric Hut and A Different Touch in...
Forum: Main
05-12-2009, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By Cookn

I just purchased a SewLine mechanical pencil...

I just purchased a SewLine mechanical pencil designed for marking fabric. It uses a ceramic "lead" that erases. It's the only way to mark. It marks with a really nice fine line, the first time, and...
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