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OT I'm finally retired!!
I've been the director of a food pantry for 20 years and I passed the torch today. I took the new lady to the bank and put her name on the accounts, nice and official like. Yippee!!! No more weekly...
11 years ago 11
 
Best price for needles?
We have one SM here that purrs like a full kitten when we give it a new Schmetz jeans needle. The best price we've found is 100 for $49 over at The needles are packaged in a sturdy wee box much like...
11 years ago 27
 
Calling Malvern
Howdy! Jo P, please e' me. ;-D Yes, it is on topic: quilts! R/Sandy
11 years ago
 
OT WNY Role Call
OK here on the Lake Erie side of the state we have some death and damage and have been declared an official disaster area due to flooding. I know there are a half dozen or so of us here, how about...
11 years ago 20
 
Speaking of Quilt Labels....
I am in the process of making a quilt comissioned by a co-worker for her brother for Christmas. She selected a pattern from several that I found online, and I sent for the pattern directly from the...
11 years ago 8
 
Un Stitching!
Yesterday the County Quilting Gremlin hit my house. (He's been making the rounds here this month!) I sewed the wrong strips together in four sets, so had to un-stitch 8 width of fabric seams. Tedious...
11 years ago 36
 
Interesting sounding book for beginners
I just got an ad from AQS with their latest book releases. I was intrigued by this one with 'hundreds of blocks' that can be made using just squares- for the beginning... they didn't say what comes...
11 years ago 1
 
OT: I'm back!!!! & a little on topic
Hi everyone, wow what a lot of messages in a month!!! Well, we've moved "in" to our new house! That is, we are living in the campervan in the garden, whilst the garden is being destroyed/dug up for...
11 years ago 8
 
OT Clarification on E-Cigs
After talking to a few folk I figured I better issue a clarification and elaboration. Yes I am in the process of switching from standard cigarettes to electronic cigarettes. Yes they do lower ones...
11 years ago 12
 
To Wash, or Not -- Flannel?
I'm attempting my first flannel quilt. I always wash regular fabric. I'm assuming that flannel is no different, but you know what happens when you assume something. Do you press it, the same as...
11 years ago 4
 
I think my quilt is trying to tell me something....
Here's the story of trying to quilt the scrappy star: First off the thing is big, 92" X 92". It was supposed to be 90" X 90". Why does this small amount make a difference? I expected it to be the...
11 years ago 16
 
Are you smarter
than a second grader. Nope and I admit it. I was reading your tips on quilt labels and it reminded me of my great niece. I made her a quilt of her favorite colors. I did the usual label thing. I...
11 years ago 1
 
Rag Quilt Tote or Purse pattern
Hello everyone, I am new to sewing. I would like to find a nice easy purse or tote to try. I want to do it trying rag quilting, would anyone have a nice easy pattern to share with me. Thanks a bunch....
11 years ago 4
 
"Christmas Ribbons" finished
I've had a really nonproductive month, quilt-wise, and was pleased to finish this flimsy last night. It will be professionally quilted and raffled by the Friends of the Library this fall. Photos here:...
11 years ago 13
 
quilting set up
is this possible at such a low price. anyone familiar with this quilting set up? nayy. j. It looks really flimsy and cheap to me; but it's difficult to tell. I wouldn't buy from this particular...
11 years ago 12