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Forum: Pictures
11-05-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,447
Posted By lab fairy

Beautiful! I'm working on my first kaleidoscope....

Beautiful! I'm working on my first kaleidoscope. I would love to see what the original fabric looked like. It was a perfect choice.
Forum: Pictures
11-04-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,535
Posted By lab fairy

Those are lovely! I have the purple fairy panel...

Those are lovely! I have the purple fairy panel and have not had any idea how to deal with it.
Forum: Main
11-04-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,567
Posted By lab fairy

I use the shank from one of my daughter's old...

I use the shank from one of my daughter's old pointe shoes to run down the seam after setting it. Nothing like a recycle to get the job done.
Forum: Main
11-04-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,223
Posted By lab fairy

As someone who used those darn things for several...

As someone who used those darn things for several months, I thought you might want to reconsider attaching anything to the crutches. Crutches can be very awkward and anything bumping against them...
Forum: Main
11-04-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 990
Posted By lab fairy

I stencil my own. I do suggest buying wide...

I stencil my own. I do suggest buying wide fabric and muslin whole cloth quilts are absolutely beautiful.
Forum: Main
10-30-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,600
Posted By lab fairy

I would like to add to Paper Princess's great...

I would like to add to Paper Princess's great advice. **For accurate cuts, use the same ruler for your pieces or at least the same brand. Not all rulers brands measure the same! Oh, and do NOT use...
Forum: Main
12-16-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Posted By lab fairy

You didn't say how many stitches per inch you...

You didn't say how many stitches per inch you were trying to accomplish. Handquilting is an always evolving process. Consistency is prized with handstitchers. Try not to reach too far from your...
12-10-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,503
Posted By lab fairy

It sounds like you messed up the timing on your...

It sounds like you messed up the timing on your machine when you hit the foot. I don't own a Brother but many machines have feet with larger openings. Check with your dealer.
Forum: Main
01-18-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,642
Posted By lab fairy

The cardboard that fabric is wrapped on isn't...

The cardboard that fabric is wrapped on isn't acid-free. You can definitely tell on many of the fabrics as they are unwrapped. I would be careful using it for any "long term" storage. We know who...
Forum: Main
01-18-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,571
Posted By lab fairy

If the corners of the snowball are really bugging...

If the corners of the snowball are really bugging you, next time you could make the HST's for the corners a little larger. Then the seams would match.
Forum: Main
01-18-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By lab fairy

I am going to assume your machine was sewing just...

I am going to assume your machine was sewing just fine before the loose stitching. First rule when something like this happens is to completely unthread the machine (bobbin too) clean the lint out...
01-18-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,222
Posted By lab fairy

My daughter was one of those kids who was...

My daughter was one of those kids who was "deceptive". She wore a size 5 right as she turned 3 years old (she's 6'2" now). She was tall but skinny. Size 5 for length in store bought clothing, size...
01-18-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,233
Posted By lab fairy

I work by contract. I work through a group...

I work by contract. I work through a group called MBO Partners which is for independant contractors and small businesses. You should at least check out the website before you give up. You can find...
01-01-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,095
Posted By lab fairy

TanyaL, Texas gardeners generally have their...

TanyaL, Texas gardeners generally have their "first garden" finished by the middle of summer. We plant much earlier than most. Many years we will plant our second round of herbs and cold season...
Forum: Main
01-01-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,010
Posted By lab fairy

I've heard some of the ladies handwash and use...

I've heard some of the ladies handwash and use one of those lettuce dryer spinny things to wring the water out. Can you tell I don't own one of those? Then hang the pieces to dry and/or iron dry. ...
Forum: Main
01-01-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,844
Posted By lab fairy

I have sewn on several machines from the same...

I have sewn on several machines from the same manufacturer (different models) and have found that each machine has it's own quirks. Usually, most machines that are the same models are very similar. ...
Forum: Pictures
01-01-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,339
Posted By lab fairy

This wonderful quilter will never be truly gone...

This wonderful quilter will never be truly gone because she won't be forgotten. I wonder if you weren't meant to find her quilts.
Forum: Main
01-01-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By lab fairy

I'm assuming your fabric is 100% cotton. I have...

I'm assuming your fabric is 100% cotton. I have found the towel trick really useful. If I'm writing on fabric (like signature blocks) I iron freezer paper to the "wrong" side. It provides a really...
Forum: Main
12-31-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,055
Posted By lab fairy

Why not make a variation of a HST and squares to...

Why not make a variation of a HST and squares to form the shape of a tied karate belt? Make one in each color (white, yellow, orange, purlple, blue, red, etc.) Make a large black belt and place it...
Forum: Main
12-31-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,844
Posted By lab fairy

I calibrate my feet to make sure they are 1/4...

I calibrate my feet to make sure they are 1/4 inch. There are always slight differences between the way a machine feeds, etc. And not all rulers are created equal so you should stick with either...
12-30-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,399
Posted By lab fairy

My local library loans audio and e-books that...

My local library loans audio and e-books that turn themselves in after 2 weeks. I'm betting you can manually remove any book from your device and either store it in the "cloud" or zip the file and...
12-30-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,095
Posted By lab fairy

Pray for a lot of rain. :) Seriously, looking at...

Pray for a lot of rain. :) Seriously, looking at the lake levels in my area we will not be putting in a garden or even replacing anything we lost last year in our yard. Texas is still in an extreme...
12-29-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,095
Posted By lab fairy

I have found that not all states have the same...

I have found that not all states have the same levels of "extension agency assistance" so I agree with you on your assessment that much of what you find is targeting ranchers.

There are soil...
12-28-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,095
Posted By lab fairy

Texas has been really dry for the last couple...

Texas has been really dry for the last couple years. I would suggest you start your garden with ammending the soil with a lot of compost. Planting veggies in my area (near Austin) is not something...
12-20-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,974
Posted By lab fairy

MIT is a wonderful place and I know he will feel...

MIT is a wonderful place and I know he will feel right at home. How could he not when there are so many great programs that fit his interests? Early acceptance is an honor and I know he worked...
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