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    Re: Singer Walking Foot Problem

    This statement in the last paragraph of my post can be confusing- "I use a delrin presser foot and it's far better at advancing the fabric..."

    First, it doesn't advance the fabric, which would...
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    Re: Laura Heine Collage Quilt Question

    The Ti coated needles seem to resist the buildup of adhesives better than others. I'm using Superior (branded Organs) needles with excellent results.
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    Re: Yemen quilt size?

    Are quilts different sizes in Yemen?
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    Re: Singer Walking Foot Problem

    A walking foot has two independent functions with moving parts. One is the teeth (dogs) for moving the fabric, and (two) the presser foot flats. They are timed to operate properly- The pressure...
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    Re: Quilting and home decor

    I've used lite Steam-a-Steam 2 to attach fabric to picture mats. May work great on a wall. It will release with some steam without damage to the cardboard matting, so it might be the same on a...
  6. Re: Juki 2010q makes 2-3 stitches after I let off the pedal or press needle down button

    Actually this machine is not a fully "mechanical" machine. It's missing some functions of what we consider to be "sewing computers," but some of the functions and features are controlled...
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    Re: Never say never

    Don't mean to be a fear-monger but...in this day and age, I believe it's worth mentioning. What happens if someone (mis)uses one of your potato zappers and their house burns down? Have you taken...
  8. Re: Help, please?? Used bad adhesive; ruined precious quilt!

    Most of what I post is from personal experiences. I only pass along other's info if their experiences mimic mine. I've used contact cement (adhesive) in many forms since I was a teen working in an...
  9. Re: Help, please?? Used bad adhesive; ruined precious quilt!

    That is a industrial strength contact cement. It's the spray equivalent of the adhesive used for putting down laminate counter tops. It's permanent. Water proof and won't wash out. It is collecting...
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    Re: Polka Dots

    I'm working on a polka dot quilt right now. Guild's quilt show challenge theme is polka dots and spots this year. I'm doing "Polka Dot Bikini Quilt"- pattern by Color Girl Quilts. Also search "polka...
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    Re: Oops

    Do-able, but worth the frustration? It would be lots of work to get it close to what you originally had in mind. You were gonna love this quilt when you started. Most likely you're gonna HATE it when...
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    Re: Backing question

    How much extra backing is required is always in question, and the answers are all over the place. I'm thinking most are being overly cautious with those numbers. I don't send mine out, but a friend...
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    Re: Help me identify this quilt pattern

    This is a lot more simple than it looks, and no special ruler is required. Each segment is cut from strips, and cut using the 45* mark on your ruler or cutting board. It goes together like the...
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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...
  19. 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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