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    Re: Anyone else thought about this?

    Vintage machines are fine-I have a couple but remember, the original owners upgraded and replaced them for a reason. They wanted more options. My main machine is a Brother Ult.2002D. Never had any...
  2. Thread: Bacon???

    by bakermom
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    Re: Bacon???

    Well, it wouldn't be a problem for me 'cause I would have sampled it all gone by now....... But could you crumble it and sprinkle on top of your broccoli salads, mixing it in before serving?
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    Re: remove fusible web

    Is there a contact number on the packaging? They may have a solution-I'm sure it happens enough others have asked, too.
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    Re: Binding question

    It makes pretty wave that catches the folded edge well. It's really easy to miss the edge with a straight stitch. You can adjust the serpentine to a variety of sizes/lengths of curves/waves
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    Re: Binding question

    For machine binding I also sew on back and flip to front, but I use the serpentine stitch to sew binding down not straight stitch
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    Re: Venting, do you think I was out of line

    people will probably be dressed nice and won;t want to risk ruining good clothes either. i have joint hosted showers being held at someone else's house . Communication is what makes it work. She is...
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    Re: Special appliances for baby cooking

    My DD also used Baby Bullet for her babies.
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    One of my favorites! my mom used to make the coconut icing from scratch-I always got in trouble for sampling it before she got it on the cake
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    Re: Spray Basting and Wrinkles

    On small quilts I find pressing after spray basting helps remove wrinkles. Not sure if that is do-able with a large quilt, though.
  10. Thread: College quilt

    by bakermom
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    Re: College quilt

    I did something like this for my DDs at college. Only I used my emb. machine to emb. things they were interested in, simple patchwork. That was nearly 20 years ago and they still use them
  11. Re: What size needle do you use when binding a quilt?

    I hand sew it with what ever needles I happen to find in my sewing box. Usually have DH thread several ahead of time so I can switch them out as I go.
  12. Thread: coffee

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    Re: coffee

    Black coffee should come out better than coffee with cream in it. The fats in the cream will set the stain more( at least that's what a dry cleaner friend told me}
  13. Thread: odd question

    by bakermom
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    Re: odd question

    Sure, why not? Maybe you can quilt it with lightning, wizard hats, etc. I would keep it simple
  14. Re: hello, newbie, looking for quilting machine purchase help

    I have the Juki qi200TL. Great machine.
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    Re: Pinwheels going in opposite directions!!!

    Lay the blocks out the way they are. Is your eye drawn to the wrong-way ones? does it bother you? If it does, then yes, redo them. You won't be happy if you don't . I speak from experience-made GD a...
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    Re: Quiet Books. Any creators here?

    The busy books I have made included snaps, zippers, lacing like others have mentioned.
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    Re: Making Apple Jelly

    I have used muslin in a pinch. At one time I had an actual jelly bag, fabric weave was a little bit looser than muslin but not much
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    Re: Electric Pressure Cooker?

    I have 16 qt Mirro(stove-top) for canning. I don't believe the instant pot types are recommended for canning. The stove-top ones are a bit pricey but they last a lifetime-I've had mine over 40 years,...
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    Re: Monday Trivia: Maraschino Cherries

    I have bought the large jars of maraschino cherries that have stems, drained the juice and replaced it with rum. Let them steep for a week or two, drain well and dry them off. Dip in melted...
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    Re: Dry French Onion Soup Mix

    I've made that for years but I started substituting beef soup base for the bouillon. Less salt and richer flavor IMO
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    Re: entering a quilt in a county fair

    I have every year for years now. Check what you premium book says, but unless it is specific about binding it shouldn't matter. I have done both, although I usually sew it down by hand on the back-my...
  22. Thread: Mini farm

    by bakermom
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    Re: Mini farm

    You can check with your local Extension office. Many times they will offer programs for hobby farmers etc.
  23. Thread: Baby Bibs???

    by bakermom
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    Re: Baby Bibs???

    I have done this too. Also sew flannel to a cloth diaper, makes a more absorbant burpcloth.
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    Re: Width of binding on self binding blanket

    I use 1/4" seams. With 10" difference you should have a 2 1/4 " border. Divide you 10" difference in quarters, 5" on each side which will end up being half on front, half on back.(Minus the S.A.)
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    Re: Storing a sewing machine

    AH, no, live in the Midwest, snowbelt. The attic is finished, we added two bedrooms there years ago for our older kids. We live in a century old 2 1/2 story house. It is fairly well insulated since...
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