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Finishing edges of Grandmother's Flower Garden
I am attaching a border on an English paper pieced wall hanging. How do I finish the outside edges? Do I leave one edge unsewn and use the 1/4 inch as the seam allowance? Do I sew with a blanket...
13 years ago 2
 
Slipper bottom fabric
I have been searching for some of that rubber stuff to put on the bottom of slippers. I have found some white, but I want other colors. Anyone have a source? I don't ever remember seeing it in...
13 years ago 21
 
New quilt, new photos
Hello, I delivered a new, reversible quilt to a friend yesterday. Chikako is 7 months pregnant and flying back to Japan next week, so that she can give birth there in October. I think this may be the...
13 years ago 7
 
Long arm machines
I would like an informed opinion of the various long arm machines. They are pretty thin hereabouts, so that it is hard to test drive one unless you know somebody who has one and will let you use it....
13 years ago 14
 
New free quilt patterns from Northcott
new-release patterns include Dahlia, Candy Jar, Bargello among many others. If anyone were thinking of trying out one of these types of quilt designs - this is a good place to start. jennellh (change...
13 years ago 3
 
Advice on a minky (minkee) blanket/throw
Hello Everyone, I am looking to make an adult sized minky blanket. The minky I have is double-sided and extremely soft on both sides, however it is only 36" wide. I obviously want to make it wider,...
14 years ago 5
 
Viking Quilt Designer II Embroidery question. . .
I am trying to download embroider designs on my D card, and cannot determine which format I should download. The choices are: .dst, .hus, .vip, .vp3. The tech support was not helpful, nor was the...
14 years ago 9
 
Make a virtual snowflake
a different way to spend computer time -'tis the season. Enjoy, jennellh I like it. Especially having a preview at all times. Thanks.
13 years ago 1
 
Bernina 2500dce vs. 2500dcet? Anyone know?
I have received a Bernina 2500dce from a friend and cannot find much information about it. I have found info about the 2500dcet, but I don't know the difference between the two. Anyone know? I typed...
13 years ago 8
 
Aurifil vs Mettler thread
I know that Aurifil is two-ply ve Mettler's three-ply. But in practical terms, what happens when I sew, what are the differences between the two threads? And then, if there is improvement, is it worth...
8 years ago 10
 
Janome 6125QC Machine Problem
I use a Janome 6125QC machine which works fine although I have recently had a problem that I would like to share and ask whether anyone has had a similar problem and how to overcome. The problem...
14 years ago 9
 
Miniature quilt auction - What sells?
Like many quilt guilds we always have a miniature quilt auction as part of our quilt show. Each member of the guild is asked to contribute one miniature quilt plus serve on a committee to help produce...
9 years ago 19
 
Elna Lotus
Hi there, Sometime poster here. I am looking at an Elna Lotus to take to quilting classes. I have just become enamored with machine quilting after taking a class with Jill Shumaker. From what I read...
11 years ago 18
 
Quilting programs on DISH Network???
I finally sat down and tried to get the DVR on my television to record some quilt programs. Guess what? I can't find any! I set it up to search for quilt, quilts and quilting. All I got was a shopping...
11 years ago 5
 
Thimble substitutes?
I am looking for a thimble substitute since I have never been able to hand sew with one! While stitching down the binding on the yellow table runner, I managed to puncture a hole through my right...
12 years ago 30
 
Applique carrier -- pattern wanted.
I've seen people with a carrier for applique blocks. It is a "tube" (made out of something like a paper towel roll... ) with fabric around the roll. You then unroll... and open up to display your...
12 years ago 14
 
Tumbling Blocks
I think this has been discussed here before, but I didn't need the info then. My DDIL wants a Tumbling Block baby quilt in blues for our expected-in-March grandson. I think a method of piecing without...
13 years ago 24
 
how to make a sweatshirt jacket?
I saw sweatshirt jackets when I was on vacation in the US of A, and am curious as to how they are constructed. Do you cut up a sweatshirt and line your patchwork jacket with it, or do you buy...
13 years ago 9
 
Looking for Kettle Cloth
I have recently met a lady that had a lung removed in Dec. 06 & lost her husband in that same time frame. She must use oxygen & is in Pulmonary rehab where I met her. She has an awful lot of free time...
13 years ago 5
 
free motion quilting woes
I know it's a case of practice practice practice, but having briefly had a chance to try it on a different machine, I was also aware that some of the issues were related to my machine, I've tried...
13 years ago 13