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    Re: WIP - Sept 20-26, 2019

    Rhapsody in Red border 4. This round of borders is the very annoying size of 5" x 45.5". I decided to go with Kaffe Fassett fabric Oriental Trees in the black colorway. The orientation or direction...
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    Re: Ruler quilting

    Free motion quilting puts a lot of stress and pulling on the needle. I usually get the best results if I increase the needle size one size higher for free motion quilting. So if the correct needle...
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    Re: Ruler quilting

    I think I have it figured out. You are using a 30 weight thread. According to Superior Threads the correct needle for sewing (not free motion quilting) for 30 weigh thread is a top stitch #100/16.
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    Re: Ruler quilting

    Do you see any pattern to your skipped stitches? For example, it only happens when I am going backwards, or only when I am going over a seam intersection, or only on a certain section of curves?...
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    Re: WIP - Sept 20-26, 2019

    It doesn't look it, but I spent 1.5 hours considering alternatives before I decided on this Kaffe Fassett fabric for the next border. The fabric is called Oriental Trees dated 2012.
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    Re: WIP - Sept 20-26, 2019

    Rhapsody In Red border 2
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    Re: WIP - Sept 20-26, 2019

    I just finished the Criss Cross pattern from the Midnight quilt show yesterday and posted a picture in Show and tell. Today I am starting a kit called The Courtyard. It is a medallion style quilt. I...
  8. Re: Suggestions for permanent, sewable glue or adhesive

    Susan Carlson who does fabric college recommends Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue. Here is a video of her process

    https://susancarlson.com/2017/01/21/why-glue-updated-with-video/
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    Re: Need a sewing machine

    Welcome to the forum.

    Sometimes paying more gets you more. After doing lots of research I decided my best bang for the buck was a straight stitch only machine. They are low maintenance and hard to...
  10. Criss Cross pattern from the Midnight Quilt Show

    This is the Criss Cross pattern that Angela Walters showed on the Midnight Quilt Show. I used a jelly roll called Girls Trip.

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    Instead of marking the 13" measurement along the bottom of...
  11. Thread: Haloween cat

    by DeniseSm
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    Re: Haloween cat

    Very spooky. I like it.
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    Re: Another baby quilt top

    Love the butterfly addition.
  13. Thread: Hunter star

    by DeniseSm
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    Re: Hunter star

    Could you please post a picture. The truth is it really depends on each quilt individually, so a picture will get you the best input.

    And hi and welcome to the forum.
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    Re: Hanging quilts on the wall

    Here is a video of how the calipers work

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdFhMHMhbeI
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    Re: Hanging quilts on the wall

    Your quilt, your rules. Make your border width anything you want. I don't follow any set formula. I make them so they look right to me. What looks right with one design, likes different with a...
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    Butterfly Haven

    This is a free sweet and summery butterfly pattern featuring Butterfly Haven panel and fabric from Wilmington Prints
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  17. Re: My 2 quilts (second attempt to post with images)

    So cute. Welcome to the forum.
  18. Thread: Quilt Culture

    by DeniseSm
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    Re: Quilt Culture

    I have rarely encountered the quilting negativity that he has seen. It makes me sad. I want to support what he says about taking a stand by shaming people who act without love. I would like your...
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    Re: A Quilt for Colt

    So adorable. I love all the wonderful details on the animals.
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    Re: Cutting my table for a drop in machine.

    I too used a jigsaw to make my own drop in for my sewing machine. I like my machine as far forward and as much right on the table as possible (leave as much space open on the left as possible). I...
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    Re: Oil for Juki 2010q

    I also use the Zoom spout oiler. A 4 oz bottle lasts me for years. You can get free store pick up at your local walmart
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  22. Thread: Balloon Ride

    by DeniseSm
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    Re: Balloon Ride

    What a wonderful combination of fabrics. So uplifting. It will really cheer them up.
  23. Thread: Sewing room??

    by DeniseSm
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    Re: Sewing room??

    When I got a dedicated sewing room the first thing I added was a sturdy cutting table that I could access from three sides set at the correct height. I used bed risers under the table legs to get it...
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    Re: WIP - Sept 13-19, 2019

    Finally got over this miserable cold that lasted nine days. Now it is the height of ragweed season. Give me a break, please. Anyway I made some progress on the Butterfly Haven quilt pattern. I...
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    Re: Using different color threads

    I LOVE:icon_hug: variegated thread. When I use variegated thread I use the variegated thread only in the top and a thinner thread as close to the middle shade of the variegated thread in the bobbin.
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