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    Re: tangled bobbin thread at start of seam

    I have a Pfaff (Passport 3.0) and the thread was also being cut too short as well. I had to keep rethreading the needle every few times I used it. When I had it serviced, I asked them to adjust it....
  2. Re: An Invitation to the Fabulous Finishing Group

    This is worth thinking about........
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    Re: QUESTION FOR 2020....

    My goal is to make the quilts that I already have fabric and patterns/ideas for. I've gotten sidetracked with classes or blocks of the month this past year. There are at least five or six kits that...
  4. Re: What is this tool? It appears to be for sewing, not quilting.

    I have two of those...... now if only I could find either one. I'm pretty sure that one dates back to the early 80's when I first got into sewing on my own in high school.
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    Re: A crafty Christmas wish from me to you

    That's lovely! Thank you for sharing!
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    Re: Merry Christmas to all!

    Merry Christmas! It's been a busy day. After opening gifts with our youngest son, we started the preparations for Christmas dinner. We had our eldest son and his wife here along with both my mom and...
  7. Re: Cotton quilt top with flannel backing advice

    The only problem I've had with unwashed flannel is the colour coming off onto my sewing machine bed and table and was very hard to clean (some dye still remains on it). I do use flannels from well...
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    Re: Prayers Please for My Grand Daughter

    So sorry to hear. Sending prayers for a speedy recovery.
  9. Re: Help! Need gift ideas for co-workers -- $10 or less

    How about a gift card to a local coffee shop? Those were always a big hit with any of the staff I worked with.
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    Re: WIP Dec 7-12, 2019

    Gorgeous quilt!

    On my sewing table? I have the fabric cut out for twelve Christmas place mats. Now to get them sewn for Christmas dinner!
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    Re: Great service!

    It's so frustrating, isn't it? The only reason I even checked outside the door was that I looked online to see if it was out for delivery and it showed that it had already been delivered. I'm still...
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    Great service!

    I'm very impressed with my delivery from M*! I ordered late in the evening on Black Friday and my order arrived an hour ago. That's very impressive from the U.S. to Canada. Now if only the FedEx...
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    Re: Embroidery machine

    I have the Husqavarna Topaz 20. I agree with everyone here regarding getting the largest hoop possible. My largest one is 260 x 200 (approx. 10" x 8", I think). I definitely wouldn't want anything...
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    Re: Steam from Irons

    I find my blocks turn out flatter when I steam. I also use Best Press.
  15. Re: WHOAH!! Are we spammed up this morning!!!!!!!!!!!

    If you have an iphone you can set any incoming calls that are not from your contacts list to be ignored. My phone only rings when I get a call from someone whose name is in my contacts. You still see...
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    Re: New Quilter from British Columbia Canada!

    Welcome from Alberta!
  17. Thread: Binding

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    Re: Binding

    2 1/4 unless I have a thicker backing like Minkie, then it's 2 1/2.
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    Re: Waving from West Wales

    Welcome from Alberta, Canada!
  19. Re: Birthday alert **shermur, DreamsSewn and EnumclawGramma**

    Happy birthday!!
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    Re: WiP Oct 4 - 10, 2019

    I just looked that up to see what it looked like - beautiful quilt! I also saw that there is an update on one of the templates. In case you don't know about it, here is the link:
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    Re: machine embroidery on quilt

    I use quilt block embroideries on my sandwiched quilts all the time. As was mentioned above, I also get mine from Embroidery Library. It's one of my favourite ways to quilt my quilts.

    You don't...
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    Re: Birthday alert **Maria Sews**

    Thank you so much for the birthday wishes, everyone!

    We did our celebrating over the weekend as the rest of the family was busy tonight. I did enjoy a birthday drink from Starbucks with my son...
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    Re: Beginner quilt suggestion?

    A rail fence quilt is super easy for beginners.
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    Re: Spray Basting and Wrinkles

    I purchased a bag of plastic clamps from Home Depot (10 assorted size clamps for about $10 CDN). I clamp the backing to my table wrong side up, spray, add the batting spray again and then add the...
  25. Re: My little furbaby, Maggie, lost her battle with cancer today.

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, I know just how you're feeling. We had to do the same thing on Monday afternoon. I can't remember the last time I've felt this sad.
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