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  1. Do you use different colors of batting?

    Okay, I know white is not a "color". I normally use off-white batting, but for quilts with white in the background, I use white batting. Do I really need to buy white and off-white? Will white...
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    Alternative Compact Machine

    I am looking for a reliable, compact sewing machine (about 12 lbs.) to take to classes. I want one with speed control, a handle, etc. The Janome Gem models do not have speed control. I actually...
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    Re: Block Magazine

    I received the current issue of BLOCK a few days ago, but I did not receive the previous one and I had to call to have another one sent out to me. One thing I did notice when I received this latest...
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    Re: Missing BLOCK?

    Thank you everyone for letting me know! I am sure it will be here shortly then. I'm always excited to see what the new issue brings. Enjoy your day.
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    Missing BLOCK?

    Hi! Has everyone received the latest issue of BLOCK? I believe it is a Holiday issue, Vol. 5 Issue 4? My card was charged on 8/01 and I haven't seen it yet. Just thinking they may be a little...
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    Re: Antelope Canyon

    Thank you for DeniseSm for your thoughts and at least understanding what I was trying to say. The woman I spoke to kept saying she does not quilt and said a couple times she did not make the sample...
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    Re: Antelope Canyon

    I want to make the pastel version, but the original Garden Delights jelly roll is hard to find and I need two of them. MY LQS says to just use the Garden Delights II which they sell, but I am not...
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    Help with buying a used sewing machine

    A LQS has a used machine someone traded in that I would love to own, but how do I know what is a good price for it when I don't know how old it is or how much it was used? The dealer looked at the...
  9. Questions about making Jenny's Pineapple Quilt

    I understand I need one roll of white (1.5") strips. In the video, Jenny says you also need 1 roll of the colored strips (1.5"), but the written directions in the video say you need 2 rolls of the...
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    Layer cake or jelly roll suggestion needed

    I want to make a quilt for a friend of mine. I asked for three favorite colors. She mentioned cornflower blue, sage green and light purple. Can anyone think off-hand of a current jelly roll or...
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    Re: Handi quilter little foot frame

    I bought the simply sixteen last year and enjoy quilting on it. The best part is the small footprint, since I don't have a lot of room for a larger frame. Yes, I have to sandwich and baste the...
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    Re: So, I'm taking the plunge!

    Hi Essex Girl! Sorry I am late responding to this post, but I bought the Simply 16 with the Little Foot frame last fall. I had never even used a long arm or mid-arm before, but I found a local...
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    Lap throw size?

    I am making a quilt for a friend who has been ill. She is not bedridden, but she is on the couch a lot right now. I am making her a throw and with the design I am using, the finished throw will be...
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    Silly Bobbin Question

    Maybe this is only a silly question because I am not sure, but I have three different machines of the same brand that use the exact same bobbin. Does it matter if I wind the bobbins all on the same...
  15. Re: How do you sew the outer bag to the lining?

    Seaturtle, I know this one from homeschooler should be easy, but I got kind of lost, I guess because my stabilizer is a piece of 1/2 inch plastic and she talked about sewing it into the piece. I...
  16. Re: How do you sew the outer bag to the lining?

    Thanks for sharing the link, Pandabear. This is making more sense now.
  17. How do you sew the outer bag to the lining?

    I have visited several websites for patterns on how to make a scrap caddy/thread catcher. Once I make my outer bag and then make my inner bag, make the little corners and trim those, I slip the...
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    Re: Considering the HQ Simply Sixteen...

    Thanks to everyone for the honest advice. I really appreciate it. Much to my surprise, I found a Handi-Quilter dealer not far from me. They are inside of a large company and I never knew they...
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    Considering the HQ Simply Sixteen...

    I have been looking at reviews, discussions and tutorials on the Handi Quilter Simply Sixteen with the little foot frame and am interested in getting this. I cannot seem to get the hang of sitting...
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    Janome 7700 question

    I am not good at stitch in the ditch, so when I want to quilt down a seam line, I like to use a small serpentine stitch. Does anyone know what stitch # this would be on the Janome MC 7700? Also,...
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    Re: Ordering Question

    Yes, I ordered yardage. Thanks, that makes sense.
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    Ordering Question

    I rarely order fabric online, but today I did. On my receipt I printed out, under all my choices, it says - FBY - Waiting. What does that mean? Thanks in advance.
  23. Does anyone have a Janome Magnolia 7330 or 7360?

    I love Janome machines and have an MC6300 and the 7700, but I want a smaller, more lightweight one to take to classes. I don't care for the small Janome Gem. I want a machine with auto tension...
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    Re: BLOCK subscription issue

    9 times?!!! Wow! I know the Doans believe in perserverance, lol.
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    BLOCK subscription issue

    I apologize if I am posting this is the wrong place, but I have a question about my subscription. Silly me, I forgot my credit card expired in December, so here I am anxiously awaiting my next Block...
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