Hi Barb, you mailbox is full!
Happy Birthday Barb!
Saying Hi, while I was here. Are you going to the Retreat or are you going to be here with me ? Pm mee.
Hi Bubby, your a sweet heart !!! I was checking out your beautifull album's, just had to tell you, I Love your sewing space.
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Cathy...I love the new machine but I have a little trouble with the emb hoops. They seem a little awkward to me and they require a lot more fabric due to their shape. I also have to use magnets to hold the hoops on larger pieces. That being said, the 12000 does gorgeous emb. I guess I'm just used to my 5x7 hoop on the 9500. I'm not a fan of re-hooping because I have trouble hitting the mark. Have you ever tried using a double layer of fabric (especially with whites) instead of using stabilizer? I had pretty good result doing this once when I was making some Dark Fairytales blocks for a friend.
Hi Barb, I use a piece of medium weight tear a way for most of my projects including the Baltimore Album. I hoop, then pull my fabric pretty tight don't know if it makes a difference in how it stitches but that was how I was shown when I bought my machine. How are you liking your new machine? I would love a bigger hoop surface than a 5x7 but I don't see that in my immediate future. I hate re-hooping numerous times as there is always a margin of error not matching/lining up after all the time it takes to stitch out a pattern.
I was just looking at your quilt albums, & I am in awe. They are all so beautiful. I can only hope to become half as good as you are. I especially love your dogs being included. They are adorable.
Thank you for your comments on my quilts. Always nice to know someone likes what you do.
I saw the popsicle quilt on the quilts for me board. Did you make that? I love it!! Can you tell me where to find the pattern?