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    Re: Is this batting defective?

    I was going to ask where you bought it, but you answered in your last post.

    I have a number of customers who buy it by the cases when it's on sale at Connecting Threads. I have never found a...
  2. Thread: How to Size HST

    by Denis
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    Re: How to Size HST

    Did a quick search and found this on Quiltville. i tend to make my setting triangles even bigger by adding a 1/2". I then trim teh excess after I complete my top.

    Math for On-Point Quilts
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    Re: Warm and Natural - Fabricland is INSANE!!

    If anything, buy it at a QUILT SHOP. Avoid Fabricland. I have a shop here in eastern Ontario and I carry Hobbs. I carry 80/20-108" wide but can sell other types of Hobbs too. 80/20 just happens...
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    Re: Long sashing question

    YOu could sew all your sashing strips together into one continuous strip then cut the length you need for each row to ensure your joins are staggered
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    Re: Sale of Completed Quilts

    I've been told the appraisal value is for insurance purposes only, not resale. Even then, the owner needs to have the appraisal in writing by an accredited quilt appraiser.
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    Re: 108" Fabric for $4 a yard!!

    What does 108" wide backing usually sell for in the US? $12.50 US comes to $16.38 CAN. I have wide backing in my shop for $16.95 and $17.95 CAN for a "metre" length. Just curious
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    Re: How often do you oil your sewing machine?

    Not only is WD40 a no-no, but so is 4-in-1 oil. I know many people who think it's regular oil, but it's not and not recommended as a substitute for sewing machine oil.
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    Re: 80/20 vs. 100% cotton batting

    This is the first I've heard. What I have heard is at one time there was a fear of using poly threads on quilts made of cotton fibers as the poly threads would cut through the cotton. This I...
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    Re: Need help with quilted tree skirt

    Yes, it's a 30 degree ruler. You would need to cut 12 wedges. The ruler is 12" so you will get a 24" skirt out of it. Too make it longer, you can butt a 24" ruler up against your Fat Cat, then...
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    Re: The mitered corners on binding

    They also check if the diagonal joins on your bindings are going the same direction. I know someone who took a quilt judging course here in Canada and I asked her all these; except I forgot about...
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    Re: Sweet 16 or Tiara 11

    Handiquilter also makes a sit down model for Pfaff and Husqvarna along with the Baby Lock model. Check out your dealers in your area for these other models.
  12. Re: Really dumb question particularly re frixion pens

    When Frixxion pens were developed, their intended purpose was not to mark quilts; they were made for use on paper such as scrapbooking, etc... They will erase with friction when used with paper,...
  13. Thread: Baby Lock Melody

    by Denis
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    Re: Baby Lock Melody

    For that price, you get the advanced auto threader, thread cutter, and knee lift. 189 stitches along with 3 alphabets and specialty satin stitches likes scrolls and others. I used it in my...
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    Re: Canadian Quilters where do you find??

    We can get Dr. Beckman's here as well in my area (eastern Ontario, west of Ottawa) but only at Metro food chain. I've never used them as I still have plenty of Shout sheets from a trip to the US.
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    Re: Quick Curve ruler tablerunner

    I dont find using the ruler difficult. I've made 4 runners now. I also did the Metro Rings and Metro Lattice.

    I will admit the graphics and some of the instructions are not clear. I did some...
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    Quick Curve ruler tablerunner

    I made this table runner a few weeks ago for my shop sample. I had one student today so decided to make another while I showed her her to cut and sew the curves with the Quick Curve Ruler. She...
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    Re: Question on Big Star Block

    From what I see, your blocks aren't sewn together yet, are they? They look fine at this point. I dont think you will lose the points once all the blocks are sewn. Your outer HSTs, will finish ...
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    Re: Binding Tool HELP

    ;) you're welcome ;)
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    Re: Binding Tool HELP

    Since I introduced it in my shop back in February, I use it all the time for joining my binding ends.

    Along with the video on MSQC, check out the one from Fat Quarter shop. Sometimes having...
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    Re: Looking for these stencils

    Home Stitches was Pam Clarke's company name. She is a well known longarmer. Her product line was called Designs with Lines. I did a quick search and found the stencils at Erica's
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    Re: Prewashing 2-1/2" Strips???

    Really? Can I order a couple cases from you? lol We don't have them anymore up here in Canada. I could sell them in my shop easily.
  22. Re: Anyone know anything about a Bradford sewing machine?

    If the needle is hitting the bobbin case, it's a matter of having it re-timed.
  23. Thread: Pinking shears

    by Denis
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    Re: Pinking shears

    I just learned this this week:

    "The term pinking shears comes from the garden flower "garden pinks" (Dianthus gratianopolitanus) the petals have edges that are jagged.....pinking shears make...
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    Re: be careful with frixion on batiks

    This was posted recently on Facebook, and maybe someone already did it here. I am considering not stocking these anymore in my shop. I would hate something happening to someone's quilt due to any...
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    Re: what is tissue paper foundation

    I've done paper piecing on tissue paper. It's very easy to use, tears out more easily than copy paper or paper foundation sheets. It also eliminates a lot of bulk at the seams. You need to...
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