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    darts on the microwave bowl cozy

    Hi, all!

    Is there a rule of thumb for sewing darts? I am making microwave bowl cozies, and wondered. As a non-sewer (or a sewer of quilts and not knowing clothing rules), I wondered if there was...
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    Re: Favorite Quilting Gadgets and other Items

    I LOVE all of the ideas that everybody is sharing. Thank you SO much! I'm loving the binding baby! I checked it out at https://doohikeydesigns.com , and it's probably not something I would buy for...
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    Favorite Quilting Gadgets and other Items

    Hi, all! I'm involved in a family gift exchange, and am trying to figure out what to put on my list. I feel like I have every gadget and notion, but still need to write down some ideas for the...
  4. Thread: Binding

    by Thimbelina
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    Binding

    How wide do you cut your binding strips?
  5. Coasters - what type of batting do you use?

    I want to make coasters, but am unsure as to what type of batting to use? Do you use a standard batting, like Warm and Natural (the regular kind, since they are not microwaved), or do you use...
  6. Thread: Bowl Cozies

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    Re: Bowl Cozies

    Is your batting cut the same size as your fabrics? Is there a rule of thumb for the size of the darts? I am making 10" and 12" bowl cozies.
  7. Warm n' Tater vs. regular batting - can you tell a difference?

    I've been making microwavable bowls, and have been using the Wrap and Zap or Warm 'n Tater batting. I came across a pile of batting while in my sewing room, and am not sure what type it is. Is...
  8. What size needle do you use when binding a quilt?

    Good morning! What size needle do you use when binding a quilt? Just curious! Thanks!
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    Re: Bernina owners - Need machine advice

    Thanks everyone! I have narrowed it down to the 350PE and the 475QE, but think I am leaning towards the 350 because it comes with the Patchwork foot (1/4 inch foot) and the walking foot. It also is...
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    Re: Bernina owners - Need machine advice

    I don't think I want to replace the step motor for that exact reason! I'm at a loss! Hope you like your new Viking!
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    Bernina owners - Need machine advice

    Hi. I own a Viking who is not a happy sewer anymore. Her stitches are minuscule, and I have been told that it could be the step motor, which could cost $300 to replace. I got her in 1998, so I...
  12. What do you take to Quilt Retreats/Classes? How do you pack it all in?

    How do you take all that you need - notions, rulers, thread, etc. to quilt retreats/classes? I always feel like a pack mule, and that I take too much, or that I end up leaving things I need (mostly...
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    Storing Featherweight accessories

    Yesterday I took a Featherweight Maintenance class in Columbus, OH. Nova Montgomery (www.novamontgomery.com) travels the country and teaches you how to clean and maintain your Featherweight. It was a...
  14. Thread: Shoes

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    Re: Shoes

    Has anyone tried Taos shoes?
  15. Thread: Shoes

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    Shoes

    Who doesn't love a new pair of shoes???

    I'm going on a trip to San Francisco and going to be doing a lot of walking. I want a comfy but cute shoe to take with me. I've looked online, and...
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    Sewing with Metallic thread

    Hi! Does anyone have any tips for sewing with metallic thread? I'm ready to attempt the task again, however, am apprehensive, since I have not had good luck in the past.

    Thanks!
  17. Re: For the person looking for hexagon templates

    Check out Patchwork with Busyfingers by Sue Daley. She makes papers and templates for easy cutting. She has a pentagon, and lots of other sizes and shapes! Good luck!
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    Re: need some advice

    I agree. Before you take it to them!
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    Re: English Paper Piecing

    Found it!
    Thanks!
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    Re: English Paper Piecing

    Where can I find the Hexagon group? I'm new to this forum, and am not sure what all is out there!
  21. Re: Need a pattern for layer cake and jelly roll

    Have you gone to the Moda Bake Shop website? They have lots of patterns. You might get some great ideas! :-)
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    English Paper Piecing

    I'm new to English Paper Piecing. When do you take the paper out?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Making many half square triangles

    All will be different combinations. Random pieces, so there can be multiples. I think I have about 20 fabrics to use.
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    Making many half square triangles

    Hi! I need to make many 4" half square triangles. I dread the thought of drawing the line down the middle and sewing 1/4" on each side. Ugh! I saw the tutorial for making Fast and Easy Pinwheels,...
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    Hi! I'm new to the Board

    :icon_wave: Hi! I'm Michele, and I am new to the board. I am by no means a new quilter, but still have insecurities, as I am a perfectionist. I would prefer to select and sew (or piece) the...
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