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  1. 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...
  3. 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...
  6. 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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  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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.
  11. Thread: Boarders

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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.
  17. Re: Big Big Mistake on My First Log Cabin Quilt

    If I were you at this point, before I did anything I'd try and figure out what went wrong. Is it the pre-cuts? Or seam allowances? This will be helpful info to tuck away for future use, hopefully...
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    Re: Star Quilt for Tattooer's Newborn

    This is probably the first post in this forum regarding tattoos. Until I figured out this is for the tattoo artist's newborn, I couldn't figure out why you disclosed info about yours. Now I see. LOL...
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    Re: Knee lift - anyone use it?

    I'm waiting for the "voice command" presser foot lift feature- "up," "down," "hover..." etc.
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    Re: Snail trail quilt

    Making a four patch out of small squares (1 1/2" in this case) can be a challenge to finish at the required size. The pieces are small and tough to handle consistently. Hard to hold seam allowances...
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    Re: Quilting book trade

    If you belong to a quilt guild, put them on the free table at meetings. There's always a pile of unwanted books and magazines (sewing or quilting related) at each of our meetings. Great way to...
  22. Re: Problems with FMQ a Laura Heine collage quilt - stiches skip and thread breaks on steam-a-seam

    The strength of the Aurifil 50 wt. is not the problem. It's plenty for this application, and stronger thread, or even polyester, is going to have stitch quality issues even if it doesn't break. Time...
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    Re: Fabric Depot is back???

    I would be very careful if you see some activity within "Fabric Depot." The domain name may still have a little value, but I never did see where it was for sale. I didn't look too hard though.
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    Re: What is a good value for LAQ?

    For purposes of comparison I filled out MSQ's "quote form" and came up with .03 cents/sq.in. That did include batting. This seems to be about the going average rate these days, and people report...
  25. Re: Make a "Diamond Pavers" Quilt with Jenny Doan

    Hmmm... Rarely do I like any of the patterns presented on her videos well enough to make one, but this one has promise. I like more modern, but her color choices don't do this pattern justice. Look...
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