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    Re: Thread color for flange binding.

    If you machine sew to the top first and hand stitch to the back you there's no need for any top stitch. If your method requires stitching from the front, I'd use Monopoly. Missing the ditch is way...
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    Re: Help me re-create this log cabin

    I enlarged it full screen and saw what Carolyn T saw. However it could be done with HSTs and I think that would easier for fudging strip lengths and matching intersections.
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    Re: Marking Question

    Yep- the marking above and below the center block are "inch" SA guide marks. The marks in the box are metric, which would be 5, 10(as denoted), and 15mm SA guides.

    I have patterns which are...
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    Re: Ruler quilting

    A couple other things I forgot-

    Gloves- quilting gloves (Machingers is one brand) assist with moving the fabric smoothly without causing excess friction between bed and fabric.

    Needle...
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    Re: Ruler quilting

    I didn't realize how long this was until I went back to look after hitting the post button- Holy Cow!

    Generally, sewing machines make the best stitch sewing in straight line front to back, and...
  6. Re: Husqvarna Diamond Royale screen malfunctioning

    Though not a common problem, I think there's been two or three reports of similar problems. Especially the runaway speed control. I think it was grammaterry that was having similar problems with the...
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    Re: Polyester fleece blanket batting?

    Why not? Cotton and poly are mixed in quilts all the time. Different rates of shrinkage? So what? I've never seen a quilt that didn't show some signs of shrinkage after washing. To get some...
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    Re: Need a sewing machine

    NotSoNew- Welcome to the forum and I do hope you come back and use this great resource. Many "first timers" don't, so we don't sometimes get to the bottom of your/their issues.

    I'm gonna get this...
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    Re: Oil for Juki 2010q

    To stop the Zoom spout oiler from dripping, leave the spout at full extension. If you push the flat at the bottom end of the spout into the oil it will continue to siphon oil from the bottle.

    I...
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    Re: Cutting my table for a drop in machine.

    Something not often considered- when you are sewing your body is not centered on the needle position. Normally it's a bit to the left a few inches so the stitching line is somewhere between your nose...
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    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.
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    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.
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    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...
  22. 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...
  25. 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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