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09-24-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 851
Posted By FoggyButFocused

If you want to start sewing, almost any machine...

If you want to start sewing, almost any machine will do. Frankly, I would start by asking family and friends if they have a working machine they don't want anymore. If you stick to vintage Singers...
09-22-2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By FoggyButFocused

I would still replace the needle. Although it did...

I would still replace the needle. Although it did not break, it may have bent ever so slightly.

I would clean the bobbin area really well. Make sure you get behind the bobbin case. I have had the...
Forum: Main
09-22-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By FoggyButFocused

When I read this, I assumed you are thread...

When I read this, I assumed you are thread basting. Have you tried using safety pins? They have safety pins that are bent just enough to make them easier to put in the quilt and a tool to help fasten...
Forum: Main
09-18-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,211
Posted By FoggyButFocused

You may want to search The Henry Ford's Quilt...

You may want to search The Henry Ford's Quilt Index to see what others have done in the past. Every yo-yo quilt I have seen does NOT have a backing. However, I think a backing would make it more...
Forum: Main
09-16-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,906
Posted By FoggyButFocused

Personally, I believe you have a quilt. Judging...

Personally, I believe you have a quilt. Judging has a lot of personal taste involved. Your quilt was probably so different they didn't know what to make of it. I would see if there are any "modern"...
Forum: Main
09-14-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,063
Posted By FoggyButFocused

I still buy thread from JoAnn's, but I wait for...

I still buy thread from JoAnn's, but I wait for the sale. I don't worry about the color of the thread as I buy mostly neutral gray or beige. Saves a lot of time and those two colors blend with almost...
Forum: Main
09-10-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By FoggyButFocused

Good tip! You should be able to find a free...

Good tip! You should be able to find a free manual online. This will help you a lot. I always make sure they are cleaned and oiled before I start using them. And yes, I use them. I had to have one of...
Forum: Main
09-01-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,329
Posted By FoggyButFocused

I don't like the wrap-n-zap. I think it is too...

I don't like the wrap-n-zap. I think it is too thick. I found some 100% cotton batting with cotton scrim at JoAnn's a few weeks ago. I tested it and it seems to work fine. I always test and make sure...
Forum: Main
08-31-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,950
Posted By FoggyButFocused

I don't have either of these rulers, but I do...

I don't have either of these rulers, but I do find the clear ones with the black lines are easier to read then the ones with the yellow markings. I think these are omnigrid.

Are you cutting...
Forum: Main
08-12-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,168
Posted By FoggyButFocused

Adding my two cents. I would do it the way your...

Adding my two cents. I would do it the way your husband wants. Not because I like it better, but because I wouldn't want to hear for the rest of my life how it would have looked better to do it his...
Forum: Main
07-25-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By FoggyButFocused

My apologies, but I have no idea what this means....

My apologies, but I have no idea what this means. Can you interpret?
Forum: Main
07-24-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
Posted By FoggyButFocused

I have the same problem, except for me I cannot...

I have the same problem, except for me I cannot remember which type of needle is in which machine. So, I created two ways to keep track. First, from an empty spool, I wrote in different sections the...
Forum: Main
06-30-2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,954
Posted By FoggyButFocused

When I have fabric I don't want anymore, the...

When I have fabric I don't want anymore, the first place I go is my husband. He uses the 100% cotton for his woodworking projects.

Scraps used to bother me but I finally have come to terms with...
Forum: Main
06-28-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By FoggyButFocused

I think it would depend on the quilt. If there is...

I think it would depend on the quilt. If there is a top and bottom, then I would do it like aashley333 . But if it was an all over pattern, like a trip around the world quilt, I would make the...
Forum: Main
06-23-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By FoggyButFocused

Thank you all for the helpful advice! I would...

Thank you all for the helpful advice! I would much prefer to rent time on a longarmer, but unfortunately, I cannot find one in my area. sewingpup I was looking at the Viking Mega Quilter / Inspira...
Forum: Main
06-21-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By FoggyButFocused

Stitch regulator question

My professional longarmer has been very backed up as of late. I am starting to consider getting a midarm setup. But I have a question about stitch regulators. Does the stitch regulator need to match...
Forum: Main
05-31-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,876
Posted By FoggyButFocused

I have been trying to only work on one project at...

I have been trying to only work on one project at a time. But when necessary, I stack all the pieces of the same size and same color. Cut a piece of cardboard (like from a cereal box) and mark on the...
Forum: Main
05-13-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By FoggyButFocused

Would you consider fabric paint instead? Then it...

Would you consider fabric paint instead? Then it would be a multi-media quilt!
Forum: Main
05-12-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,833
Posted By FoggyButFocused

This question is very timely as I have been...

This question is very timely as I have been reassessing my interest in quilting. I started quilting about 40 years ago. I liked quilting because when I sewed two pieces of fabric together, they...
05-04-2022, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By FoggyButFocused

Did you try using the bobbin winder on a...

Did you try using the bobbin winder on a different machine? Also, is there a top and bottom for the bobbin? My daughters machine has a definite top and bottom for the bobbin. They are different...
Forum: Main
05-04-2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,646
Posted By FoggyButFocused

If the color is right, I use it regardless of the...

If the color is right, I use it regardless of the width. I have only had an issue once with a wide fabric, and it was the fault of the person who cut it. When I spread it out on the table, it was...
Forum: Main
04-29-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,740
Posted By FoggyButFocused

I found this one in the Quilt Index at Henry Ford...

I found this one in the Quilt Index at Henry Ford Museum.

Good luck!

https://quiltindex.org//view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-3968
Forum: Main
04-23-2022, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,443
Posted By FoggyButFocused

How big is the quilt? If it is twin sized or...

How big is the quilt? If it is twin sized or smaller, I think the extra weight is a positive. The extra weight is very calming for children, and, in fact, they sell weighted blankets for this...
Forum: Main
04-10-2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By FoggyButFocused

Just throwing this out. Have you tried a...

Just throwing this out. Have you tried a different plug or running it through a surge protector? If it is already on a surge protector, a new surge protector? I think surge protectors have a lifespan...
04-09-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By FoggyButFocused

Darn! I wish I would have used the hammer! I was...

Darn! I wish I would have used the hammer! I was having a frustrating week (not sewing related) and that would have solved two problems with one whack .. or two whacks ... or three whacks ...
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