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    Re: What is a good value for LAQ?

    Yes, this lady said she does edge to edge quilting. I am not sure of the throat depth of my machine, but I have done one queen sized on it already. I already have the backing and batting spray...
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    Re: What is a good value for LAQ?

    I emailed the quilter I found local. She charges 1.5 cents per square inch and provides the thread and Quilter's Dream 80/20. So the cost would be $166.77 for the one I am working on. It's about...
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    What is a good value for LAQ?

    I am considering taking this last quilt to someone to LAQ it for me. What is a good value on a per square inch basis?
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    Re: Spray Basting and Wrinkles

    Thanks for the tip. I do have some plastic clips that will hold the backing to the table. I will have to try those next time. I didn't think about using them, even though I have them close to my...
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    Re: Spray Basting and Wrinkles

    I am not sure they make binder clips wide enough for my table, but I do have some other clips that I could have used. I will have to remember that for next time. I have it fixed now, but I do not...
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    Re: Spray Basting and Wrinkles

    When I do a small quilt, such as a baby quilt, I take the backing out to the garage and clip it to a large piece of cardboard, spay it and then take it back to the basement and lay it out on the...
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    Re: Spray Basting and Wrinkles

    I try to be very carefull not to breathe it in, but I can't pin baste as it's too hard on my hands, as is hand basting. So that leaves spray basting. I find it very easy if I am doing a small baby...
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    Re: Spray Basting and Wrinkles

    Thanks. I have not tried taping it down, I am not sure where I would tape it other than the floor. I had not had this problem before so I must have done something different, and I guess it's that I...
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    Re: Spray Basting and Wrinkles

    Not fond of working on the floor anymore. I can lay this one out on the floor if I move things around, but just barely. I'm working the wrinkles out by pulling the backing off the batting,...
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    Spray Basting and Wrinkles

    I spray basted the backside of my quilt and the batting and thought I had all the wrinkles out of the backing but when I turned it over I discovered that I have wrinkles. I tried spraying the...
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    Re: How to chose the quilting thread

    Thank you, I guess I have never looked at the other number. I am going to start practicing so that this quilt doesn't look like a 6-year-old did it. Maybe a 12-year-old. :icon_bigsmile:
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    Re: Quilting a string quilt

    I might do it myself using a stitch in the ditch method if it does have some stretch to it. Some designs work very well with invisible quilting. Some look great with very noticeable quilting, such...
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    Re: How to chose the quilting thread

    My needles are numbered 10, 11, 12, ..... So how do needles numbered 80# and 90# correspond to the smaller numbers? They aren't a continuation of those starting around 10, are they?

    I am using...
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    Re: How to chose the quilting thread

    Thank you. I knew there was 40 and 50 thread but not about the 2 or 3 ply. I do need to practice more, that I know. At least, now when I look for thread for this quilt I will know what I am...
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    How to chose the quilting thread

    I did search for this topic, as I am sure it must be addressed somewhere, but did not find it, so please bear with me. I have machine quilted a few baby quilts and one queen sized quilt. The baby...
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    Re: Rules for hand quilting design

    When I made a Prairie Star quilt I also hand quilted. I had some large white blocks that I quilted a star into, carrying over the star motif. I cannot imagine my quilt with curvy lines, but I have...
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    Re: On-line fabric ordering?

    We will be within 175 miles next month. May have to see if I can sneak off one day and run up to shop.
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    Re: On-line fabric ordering?

    Thanks, That's a name I had not heard of before. I have ordered from fabrics.com and joann.com but I have a pretty limited experience in ordering fabs. Maybe part of my hesitation is losing the fun...
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    Re: On-line fabric ordering?

    Thanks, you have confirmed what I suspected. PC monitors can distort the colors but sticking to a design group is a good bet. I had just ordered a quilt backing that was not as dark as I...
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    On-line fabric ordering?

    I have only ordered fabric a couple times but know of people who do it quite often. My concern is about matching colors when you can't see them in person. How do you do it? How do you make sure...
  21. Re: Light weight mesh-style quilting gloves?

    Thanks, I may have to give those a try.
  22. Light weight mesh-style quilting gloves?

    Does anyone know if you can buy very light weight quilting gloves that are made of a mesh type fabric? My hands tend to get hot in gloves, even very thin cotton ones. I was hoping someone would be...
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    Re: Sewing a quilt together

    A GF of mine does a lot of large blocks. She does an X across the block, and Stitch in the Ditch around the blocks. If your batting needs closer than that would give you, you could add some lines...
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    Re: New From Kansas

    Guess I need to figure out how to fill in the user notes. I took a couple of biz trips to Canada in my working days. And want to take a long RV trip to Banff someday. One of my biz trips took me...
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    Re: New From Kansas

    Keeping in the ditch isn't easy. I try to use a matching thread so it's not as noticeable when I slip out.
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