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    Re: Looking at a new machine

    Over the years I’ve had machines built by all 3 of these vendors, although not specifically the models you’ve referenced. Each one is great for what it does and mechanically sound. That is, think...
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    Re: Missouri Star Cotton Thread

    Dritz makes a thread cone holder with a heavy metal base and a tall thread guide. I bought one years ago at Joann Fabrics that I use for all but the smallest spool sizes. I park it behind my machine...
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    Re: One Block Wonder

    Maxine Rosenthal is the speaker at our September quilt guild meeting and is teaching a workshop, too. I borrowed her book from our local library to guide me in fabric selection. As a happy memory, I...
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    Janome 6650 Craft Computerized Machine

    Iím considering purchase of a Janome 6650 Quilting & Sewing Machine from Costco to replace my little old Brother because I would like a larger throat. Does anyone have any wisdom for me?
  5. Thread: Sergers?

    by Laurie B
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    Re: Sergers?

    I have a Baby Lock Imagine serger that I love for apparel, alterations, doll clothes, home furnishings. I’m using it to make Ryan’s Case for Smiles pillowcases right now!
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    Re: Have you seen Jenny on the Road?

    I hope you made it to Jenny on the Road in Lancaster. My DH and I were there yesterday. Entertaining, worthwhile, and followed by a delicious buffet. Appeared to be a sell-out crowd!
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    Re: Help find a discontinued fabric!!!

    Such a pain and has happened to me (insert eye roll). Iím sure youíve thought of this, but is it possible to piece your High Adventure with solid red the same hue? After quilting, itís almost never...
  8. Re: How fussy are you about your seams staying flat?

    I recently purchased a wooden Press Stick from quilter Michelle Renee Hiatt, the June speaker at my Quilt Guild. The seam you are pressing open lays on top of the stick and the other seams fall away....
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    Re: Opinion Please....On Current Project

    Absolutely wonderful quilt theme! No doubt this is your view of the Gulf of Mexico. The horizon is usually a very thin dark line, with the sky above (view 2) so I am in favor of one or possibly two...
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    Big Wonky Stars Question

    Maybe it's my dressmaking roots, but I am cutting the legs of my big wonky stars on the straight of grain. Jenny does not do this in her tutorial for this quilt pattern, and she also does not trim...
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    Re: I'm Sorry Missouri Star Quilt Co. But....

    I’ll share some REALLY GOOD NEWS! Because I miscalculated, when I should not have been working after a full day, I quickly placed an order for more cut yardage - adding a few other pieces of cut...
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    Re: To Square or Not To Square

    Yes, I learned the hard way to square my blocks before sewing them together. Even the smallest size difference creates exponential difference in the finished quilt. I’ve found 2 square rulers very...
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    Poll: Re: Sea Turtles A or B?

    Thanks everyone for voting and comments! Keeping Sea Turtles B. Quilting is just so much trickier than it appears. Lucky and skillful is the quilter who gets it right and sews a work of art.
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    Re: Looking for a new steam iron.

    Concur with Guitar Gramma about my Eurosteam Evolution iron that I bought at the PA National Quilt show. It is not just better, itís different. I really love this iron, and will add that at the same...
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    Poll: Sea Turtles A or B?

    One of these throw quilts goes on our napping couch. A is square and B is rectangular, but both have the same area. You might recognize M* patterns: A = Tranquil Triangles; B = Half Square Triangles...
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    Re: Wednesday Trivia: Quilling

    My sister, Ann Martin, is a quilling artist, author, and blogger: https://www.allthingspaper.net Her work and that of the paper artists she features on her blog is beautiful. I especially enjoy her...
  17. Thread: Where's Waldo

    by Laurie B
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    Re: Where's Waldo

    But only half the house in the same fabric, right?! Def doesnít look like a mistake. Your quilt is fun and cheerful. Love it!
  18. Thread: Uneven Border

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    Re: Uneven Border

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    Thank you for asking to see my quilt! Too make it bigger, I just kept going!
  19. Re: Herb helps pain at the base of my thumb from overuse

    I found the first few minutes of this WebMD video on Yoga for Hand Pain are a great help. The other poses are great, too, if you can do them☺️...
  20. Herb helps pain at the base of my thumb from overuse

    I donít know about you, but so much hand sewing over the years has taken its toll on my right hand. Yesterday I massaged some Arnicare Gel, sold in a tube (at Walgreens), into my joint and it helps!
  21. Re: How to square up a French Braid Panel and how to join strips made from a fat quarter.

    Yes, your sashing (separator band) is the way to true up your panels. I just pieced a French Braid top with 5 panels and each one was slightly different in length when measured through the center...
  22. Thread: Uneven Border

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    Re: Uneven Border

    Thanks, all, for your endorsement of uneven/additional borders. In the morning light with a clear mind, here’s my problem and how I solved it: I am adding pieces to my quilt design to change the top...
  23. Thread: Uneven Border

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    Uneven Border

    Has anyone ever seen a quilt that has side borders that are a different dimension than top & bottom borders? I want to lengthen my quilt to fit a queen size bed. If I added new or deeper borders to...
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    Re: machine quilting

    My finished quilt shipped today, yay!
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    Re: machine quilting

    It’s been 10 weeks for my quilt top at MSQC already. Anxious to see it! Did winter 10% Discount affect turnaround?
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