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    Re: Smaller machine for piecing

    I have the Janome 3160 as my "traveling" extra machine. It weighs about 12 pounds and has all my required features: needle threader, needle up/down, etc.and stitches beautifully. I would suggest...
  2. Re: I may be revamping my pattern storage. Your opinions needed.

    I have done this ever since I started quilting about 10 years ago. All my patterns are scanned into my computer and saved as a PDF when I get them. I either work from the original or print out a...
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    Re: Grandma's Going to need a new bag

    The Barbados bag by Pink Sand Beach Designs may be perfect for your needs. It is easy to construct, has an open slip type pocket on the back, perfect for handicap placard, zippered top opening, slip...
  4. Re: Simply Drool Over His Work - Bruce Seeds

    I had never heard of him either, but I must be more cloistered than you......I just recently "discovered" one block wonders. They have been around for a long long time. I was clueless! And in...
  5. Thread: Air Fryer

    by Murphy224
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    Re: Air Fryer

    I have the Cuisinart TOA60 which is a mini convection oven. It does a lot more than just air fry. It toasts, bakes, broils, air bakes, air frys, air broil, and warms. The door opens like an oven...
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    Re: Flannel-backed quilt

    Hi and another one that uses flannel as quilt backs. When I do, I don't generally use batting. If you want a lighter weight,"summer quilt" just use the flannel. I do however pre-wash flannel. A...
  7. Thread: odd question

    by Murphy224
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    Re: odd question

    I think it is a perfect idea! You could back it with a super soft flannel for the baby. The Mom could use it for"tummy time" on the floor. That phrase is a new one to me, I just put my baby on a...
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    Re: Light weight mesh-style quilting gloves?

    I love the Grabaroos. They are light weight and very thin but not mesh. And they are also available right here at Missouri Star!
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    Re: Retreat questions

    If you have a rolling sewing chair that adjusts height, I would bring it. All of the retreats I have been to have those folding 6ft tables which is great but the chairs available are usually to low...
  10. Re: Printing via an inkjet printer on fabric

    The only advice I can offer is make sure your printer can print on something other than paper. I had a Cannon and after it was destroyed by the fabric on freezer paper wrapping around the cylinder,...
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    Re: Sewing machine shopping

    If after trying all the excellent ideas already given to you, and you still want/need a new machine......There is a new "brand" of sewing machines available called "Eversewn" . I have no knowledge...
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    Re: Cutting Stash

    I also would not cut up fat quarters or larger pieces of fabric unless I had a pattern in mind.....and was starting it right away, not someday. I did cut all my scraps except larger than a fat...
  13. Thread: rayon batik

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    Re: rayon batik

    I made this pattern with rayon batik and just love it. The pattern was very easy to make and I wish I had known about the French Fuse stabilizer that Denisem posted about. The hardest part about...
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    Re: Printing on fabric

    The only advice I can offer is what NOT to do. I tried printing a photo on the fabric sheets you can buy to run through your printer. My printer (a Canon) was not up to the task and I totally...
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    Re: Post Card Quilts

    A shadow box quilt or wall hanging would be lovely. Just add sashing to make the "shadows". You could really make it any size and use some or all of your postcards. I have never made a quilted...
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    Re: Travel cosmetic organizer pattern

    Patterns by Annie has some really good travel bags that hold all kinds of things. I recently had to upgrade my toiletries bag and did a search and found Annie's. Then after I figured the cost of...
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    Re: Curtain quilt

    beautiful curtains/fabric. the first thing I thought of is how much heat is needed to adhere a fusible interfacing. Would the fabric melt? What does the care label say? Can you use the panels in...
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    Re: My SIL's Christmas present

    Mom: "all I want for Christmas is a magical unicorn with sequins"
    Santa: "come on, be realistic"
    Mom: "OK I want 5 minutes a day to drink my coffee and pee in peace."
    Santa: What color you...
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    Re: Alternative Compact Machine

    Will chime in here with another vote for the Janome 3160 and say that all I need to do is change quiltingaway's name for mine. Her sentiments and same set up.....6600 with the 3160 as travel machine....
  20. Thread: Janome 14000

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    Re: Janome 14000

    Congratulations!!
  21. Thread: Janome 14000

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    Re: Janome 14000

    I also have the 15000 and think that the basic differences between the 15000 and 14000 are the wifi connection and the number of built in stitches and embroidery designs. If you go to the Janome...
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    Re: Have you made Christmas Crack Candy?

    I have made the Crack Candy with saltines and love it. So good!! If the Ritz you have are crumbly and off tasting, I would not waste the sugar, chocolate, butter, nuts and time by using them. I have...
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    Re: MSQ's cotton supreme solids

    My 2 yards of the Supreme Silver Solid arrived yesterday. It was shipped on Nov 30 so took 7 days one of which was a Sunday and the Weds when post offices were closed for former President Bush's...
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    Re: JELLY ROLL RUG -- PLEASE HELP

    My only tip is to keep it as flat as possible while stitching. One tip I read was to use boxes or books or anything to get a level area around your machine. I am fortunate and have my machine in a...
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    Re: Quilting YouTube subscriptions?

    Ditto three. I didn't even know you could flag something to watch again. I am more pathetic than either of you. I use Amazon's Fire TV for you tube viewing on my big tv. I am annoyed that if I do...
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