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    Re: Need a sewing machine

    For piecing, a straight stitch only machine is the way to go. If you do garment sewing, you may want some more features. I love vintage machines and they are readily available for as little as $20....
  2. Re: Make a Thankful Wall Hanging with Jenny Doan

    Love it!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: It's great to be here!

    Another Welcome from Florida!
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    Re: A Quilt for Colt

    Very Cute!!!!!
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    Re: Happy Birthday Stiching Woman!

    Happy Birthday!
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    Re: I'm a new Grandma!!

    Congratulations!
  7. Re: Jordan Fabrics tour of their company & store

    It does look like a fun place to visit! I hope on my next trip to SFO to visit my sister to take a road trip up there - it is about a 5 hour drive so may involve an overnight stay.
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    Re: Anyone else thought about this?

    Not necessarily. Many, maybe most, vintage machines were left behind by people who have passed away. As far as more "options" - for basic piecing, which the OP was considering a second machine for,...
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    Re: Anyone else thought about this?

    That's why I use vintage machines. I have a computerized machine but never use it. If it was to crash, it would be in the garbage, they are too expensive to repair. Sadly, no matter how much you pay...
  10. Re: Make a "Fancy Flight" Quilt with Jenny Doan

    Definitely works!

    Pretty quilt....Like the way she alternated the light and dark backgrounds in the columns. Since it was an uneven number of columns, you wouldn't have equal numbers of lights and...
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    Re: 9/11 anniversary

    Exactly, Katrina, I couldn't agree more.
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    Re: Midnight quilt show

    I agree. She will be around. I prefer it when they have their own youtube channels - no membership - just watch what you want. I don't know how all that works as far as compensation goes, but...
  13. Thread: Quilting

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    Re: Quilting

    The best advice I ever got for machine quilting was to starch, starch then starch again - especially for the backing. It will help to prevent those little tucks that can get stitched into the backs.
  14. Re: Does anyone know what time the shops open in Hamilton?

    Sounds like so much fun! Some day I will get there!
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    Re: Make a "Building Blocks" Quilt with Jenny Doan

    That would work! I like square quilts....;)
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    Re: Make a "Building Blocks" Quilt with Jenny Doan

    Really love the look and the fabric. I am somewhat bothered by the fact there is no "sashing" on the left or bottom. What would happen if each row was reversed? It's still a beautiful quilt, but that...
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    Re: Quilts shops in Maine?

    Thank You!

    I know we will be going to the Ellsworth location, but may stop at others in our travels. We are flying Southwest so we can take an extra suitcase to bring home our goodies ;-). Will...
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    Quilts shops in Maine?

    We will be in Maine next month for a week. Will spend the first night in Portland and then go to the vacation rental between Bangor and Ellsworth.

    I plan to hit Mardens - a must - and Knight's...
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    Re: Labor Day Greetings! :)

    Happy Labor Day to all!

    27 years ago today I gave birth to my youngest daughter. So hard to believe how time flies. She was born on 09-02-92. At 9:17 a.m. I always tease her that she was 15...
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    Re: Looking for Broccoli Salad Recipe

    There are many different variations. Two I really like. One is made with florettes, bacon, cheese, raisins, onions and a sweet mayo dressing (Sweet Tomatoes serves this one) and the other is made...
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    Re: Westward Leading - Strip Presentation

    Another one for the list....

    TFS!
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    Re: Charms on point expanded

    Now that makes sense. I was trying to figure out beginning with a square, not a rectangle. Thanks Myrna!

    I have to "see" it too.
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    Re: Charms on point expanded

    On my own computer and it appears the link to download the pattern no longer exists. :-(

    Looking at their picture, though, I don't see how it is done, unless you make two more cuts and remove some...
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    I've ordered from them often. I hope to visit there next year.
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    Re: Charms on point expanded

    I can't open the link on this computer, but have been playing around with paper and I see how that can be done! Cut the large square diagonally, then cut one of the resulting triangles in half and...
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