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    Re: Laura Heine Collage quilt question, part 2

    I have a Laura Heine pattern that I haven't started, but I wondered the same thing. I think that using a facing rather than a binding is what I will do when the time comes. I don't think my arthritic...
  2. Re: The accidental singer sewing machine revolution

    I saw that article too, and learned a few things about Singer. I guess people who change the world aren't always the heroes we want them to be.
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    Re: UPDATE ON DOTTIE....

    So very sorry. I know the memories are sweet and the sorrow is deep.
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    Re: Took the Leap on a New Computer

    Congratulations on your new computer. I loved Win7 too, so saying goodbye to it was hard for me. I still hate Win10 after 3 years! Anyway, about the word processing and Microsoft Office. I had used...
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    Re: Are titanium rotary blades better?

    Agree the price of blades is steep. I have had terrible luck with any brand other than real Olfa blades, which are made in Japan, and I have never had problems with. The last set of off brand 45 mm...
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    Re: Help me re-create this log cabin

    It looks to me like the stars are in the double sashings. I would try the Marti Michell Sashing Stars set to recreate this. I have her wonky star template for sashing that I just got, so I haven't...
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    Re: Best Pattern for Silk Velvet?

    I haven't made a silk velvet quilt, but I have sewn quite a few garments with silk and silk velvet, so speaking from experience, I salute your courage! A few tips I have are to use a very fine...
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    Re: How to get rid of back pain

    I have pretty significant spine problems so I have to be extremely careful and aware of how I'm feeling. I agree that getting up to press items and move around the house is essential. Our bodies...
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    Re: Cell phones and Grandkids

    So sorry this is happening to you, but kind of inevitable. I think a phone is pretty standard for kids today, especially those in divided households. But i urge you to consider carefully how to...
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    Re: MSQC Thread in Juki 2010Q

    I never figured out why that shredding happened so I stopped trying to use it for fmq. I always use a Superior topstitch needle for FMQ in my Jukis and generally I don't have problems. I have also...
  11. Thread: Meet Mae Kohana!

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    Re: Meet Mae Kohana!

    Such sweet photos! Congratulations to you and your family as as you welcome this darling girl.
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    Re: MSQC Thread in Juki 2010Q

    I have the same machine you use. I had issues with the cotton Missouri Star thread shredding. When I was using the poly for free motion quilting I could not get the tension adjusted until I too used...
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    Re: Sad Week for our family.

    May, I am so sorry you and your family lost your beloved Patrick. Thanks for sharing the photos of happier times. May your many sweet memories console you all.
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    Re: it is my birthday today

    A very happy birthday wish for you Annika. Yes, it seems outrageous the way the years fly by. It sounds like you have a lovely celebration planned. Enjoy your bike! How thoughtful of your girls to...
  15. Thread: Needled or not

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    Re: Needled or not

    As far as I know Warm and Natural has always been needle punched because it has always had a scrim. I see on their website that they now have an all cotton needle punched batting, but I have not...
  16. Thread: Work in progress

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    Re: Work in progress

    Your design is very beautiful. I especially like the switchback lines contrasting with the gorgeous feathers you did. This is lovely and inspiring.
  17. Thread: Jerrod News

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    Re: Jerrod News

    It must be a great ray of hope for all those families suffering to know that Jerrod and his fellow subjects are doing so well. Wishing him the best possible outcome.
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    Re: Pressing Question

    Hello! I've had a wool pressing mat beside my machine for about 3 months now, and I love it. I use it for small units and blocks such as the Splendid Sampler 2 which I am doing as well as for...
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    Re: Looking for this Monster pattern

    Hi! Haven't stopped by the forum for a while, so it was meant to be I guess that I'm here and saw your question. Isn't Pinterest just the most annoying thing ever to try to get usable information?...
  20. Re: Any helpful info about the APP they refer to in the latest BLOCK magazine?

    I have an android phone and that's where I have my Block app downloaded. Yes, the issues available are listed from Vol. 1's issues. Both for regular Block and ModBlock. I stopped my subscription...
  21. Thread: RANT

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    Re: RANT

    Gramma Babs, I'm with you. I worked from the time I was 14, always in fields where interacting with customers or patients was critical to success. All I can say in defense of store clerks today, is...
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    Re: Japanese Plus and Cross quilt

    I love that pattern too, and it's been on my Aspirational To Do list for a long time. Your version is lovely and I'm sure your mom will be delighted with her gift.
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    Re: Rotary cutter blades

    I haven't tried those so I read the reviews on amazon, concentrating on the 1 and 2 star. I read the very same complaint that I experienced when I bought Aurora Arts blades for my 60 mm cutter....
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    Re: My Greatest Craft Fair Yet (pic heavy)

    A great looking display you had there, and such cute items! I know the variety must have drawn so many sales to you. Glad it was a good show for you. Obviously, lots of hard work there.
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    Re: Saying prayers for better days

    Smart of you to let off some steam unloading here, where there are so many kind and supportive people who get your misery. Grief is an all consuming thing at times, even many months after a loss,...
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