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  1. Re: Just a few days away from the Craft Fair

    Thanks for that. Great info! Hoping for the best at your sale.
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    9/11 anniversary

    Today it's been 18 years since the tragedy in NYC. I can't believe it's been that long and were still dinking around with those responsible.
  3. Re: Just a few days away from the Craft Fair

    So Carlie... what kind of $ do these bring at Craft Fairs? Put another way- How do you set your pricing, and are you able to get your asking price?

    Beautiful quilts too. I love me some baby quilts.
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    Re: Wood Frame for Basting Quilt

    A search for "DIY quilting frames" provides some good reading.
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    Re: Nylon Thread

    I don't have any experience with nylon thread but some research indicates it is mainly used in heavy duty applications such as auto interiors, etc.

    This site has as much info as I've seen...
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    Re: Cell phones and Grandkids

    Grrr... this is a subject I could continue to rant about until no one wants to talk to me anymore. Sometimes I do, and sometimes they go away. Good riddance.

    This is the electronic age, which I'm...
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    Re: Using a binding foot

    The binding foot you speak of is for attaching the double fold bias binding tape that is pre-folded and sold in packs. One brand is Wrights. There may be others. It locates the tape and attaches both...
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    Re: Charms on point expanded

    A friend did a pattern where it turns out to be a rectangle. Starts as a square- 2 cuts and sew it back together= rectangle.

    Here's a pattern-...
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    Re: Well traveled, no passport

    When you cross the county line there's probably a sign which says... Welcome to Caldwell county. Relax. We don't move very fast 'round here.
  10. Re: Polyester batting and breaking stitches

    It's not the batting necessarily. Poly batt doesn't seem to "grip" the fabric the way a cotton/bend batt does. The top and back can move more in relation to one another. That will stretch the...
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    Re: Stitch length for dual feed foot?

    Stitch length numbers as expressed on modern sewing machine can be confusing to those of us who grew up with older machines especially.

    The manufacturer doesn't tell you this, but the stitch...
  12. Re: Has anyone encountered your partner not being okay with gifts?

    From this guys perspective... It's kinda hard not to comment without appearing to pass judgement on this. Maybe it's because I don't understand your partners view. Your hobby, and the giving is who...
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    Re: Help!! Machine Won't FMQ Backwards!?!

    So what happens if you raise the feed dogs (assuming you FMQ with them lowered?) and run some regular fabric through in reverse using the machines (reverse function?) Does it do the same thing? That...
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    Re: Rise in cotton batting prices

    I wouldn't lay blame on the tariffs exactly. We don't know if "cotton" is hit with a tariff or not, and I doubt it is directly as an import. The threat of a tariff comes into play however. Prices are...
  15. Re: Beta testers needed for new MSQC Shipping program

    I don't expect to see the Priority Flat Rate option being one of MSQ's offerings anytime soon. Their claim of several million packages shipped per year, according to them would overwhelm the PO. Not...
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    Re: Small town politics rant

    What GrammaBabs says is the answer (to life.) Take it and run and don't look back! Life's too fun, and getting shorter a well (two months shy of 73), so I ain't gonna let BS like this ruin my day.
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  17. Re: Beta testers needed for new MSQC Shipping program

    This thread isn't about "griping" about shipping. It may have strayed off the beaten path a bit, but it is about feedback as requested by the OP.

    You are right about the costs. Freight rates are...
  18. Re: Beta testers needed for new MSQC Shipping program

    Before I'd spend any more time, and money trying to make a "subscription" appease the troops over shipping complaints, I'd fix the shipping problem first. If you don't the "subscribers" will still...
  19. Thread: Boarders

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    Re: Boarders

    I want to know the magic in this method, which can take the body of the quilt which isn't square and make it square.
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    Re: Boarders

    I see lots of "thank you's," and "I like that's," but in comment form. It suits our needs better and is who we are.I'm glad this isn't like Facebook and You Tube, which are nothing but popularity...
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    Re: Boarders

    I've heard this measuring method (for borders) over and over again, and it makes no sense. The border needs to reach from one end (or side) of the quilt to the other. Why not just take the...
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    Re: Apple Core Rag Quilt?

    I've not done a rag quilt. I have enough rags! Not sure of your question- "...sew with the curves instead of against them?" I do lots of curved piecing and haven't heard of this. Curves are sewn...
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    Re: Janome memory craft horizon 8200QCP

    https://madamsew.com/blogs/sewing-blog/understanding-sewing-machine-shanks-presser-feet

    Just looking at images I could access- it looks like high shank to me. But don't guess, or take my word for...
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    Re: Binding question

    If I had to hand stitch any part of the binding process, I wouldn't do bindings! I machine stitch everything and since I do two or three bindings a week (for charity) it's a necessity.

    I sew...
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    Re: the Next Generation

    Tip? Make sure they are having fun. If they aren't having fun they aren't going to be interested for long.
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