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    Re: Update on my house

    Thanks for all the great tips! My sewing room was/is a complete disaster and I could only get around by turning sideways between things - so to say it looks smaller than it is because of all the...
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    Re: Tshirt Quilt BIG question

    As long as they are all stabilized, the thickness of the various shirts shouldn't be that big an issue. Even thick ones like sweatshirts do need to be stabilized in order to avoid stretch.
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    Re: Update on my house

    That's great news! As someone that is house hunting, I will say I've seen the homeowner "stalking" us while we are looking through their house. LOL One had dogs in the back of their truck and...
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    Re: Thankful for the Great Quilting Forum!

    Howdy from just down the road in Katy!
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    Re: Knee lift - anyone use it?

    Same for me. I find when I's using my serger or even my small travel machine I tend to push my knee out to the side before realizing it and then have to "find" the manual lift lever. LOL
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    Re: Colonoscopy without anesthesia

    The prep and the aftermath gas and bloating, but I've learned along the way.

    Sharing for anyone that might benefit:

    1) Start weaning down to a liquid and soft food diiet 3 or 4 days before...
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    Re: Colonoscopy without anesthesia

    I've always done it with sedation, but if you want you can ask for "extra" sedation, and it's basically the same as being knocked out. I can remember the distinct point of watching her add it to my...
  8. Thread: Bellagio

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    Re: Bellagio

    Ooh, I really do like this one. I like how it doesn't "look" like blocks on point with sashing because of the changed sashing and cornerstone scale. It also seems really easy to make a HUGE quilt...
  9. Re: How fussy are you about your seams staying flat?

    I am super fussy about seams being flat, partly because I'm my own longarmer. I will use starch as needed, but I prefer not to starch too much to avoid fabric shrinkage in just those places. I will...
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    Re: Looking for a new sewing lamp

    As much as I love the bright natural light from my Ott, it's small and too expensive. The one I got doesn't have a tall enough base/neck so it really is just a small task light. Anything else (even...
  11. Thread: BINDING

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    Re: BINDING

    I often use the same for backing as for binding, for a few reasons:

    1. I have to over-buy backing fabric, so as long as I don't make a mistake I know I will have enough left to go all the way...
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    Re: Poly Pellets w/ heating pad

    That's the reason it's bad to lay/sit on a heating pad, so I lay it on top of me and then usually just take a pillow and sit it on that. A pillow is less than ~2 pounds and is just the right amount...
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    Poly Pellets w/ heating pad

    I am looking for some additional (technical) specs for the Poly Pellets that are used in weighted quilts. My goal is to make a small lap pad that is weighted and use it to apply light pressure on...
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    Re: Considering the brother PQ1500s

    I love love love my PQ1500. I too had a Grace frame (start right 2) and was able to do about a 4-5" repeat. I had no stitch regulator or anything fancy but I got used to it. I eventually moved up...
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    Re: Longarm thread question?

    I have an HQ and when they came to set it up they said it was possible. I haven't tried it, but my thought would be that you CAN do it, you just have to do a lot of tension testing and adjusting...
  16. Thread: Stash Building

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    Re: Stash Building

    My stash began by being frugal - I didn't want to pay full price for it when I had a project in mind, so I bargain shop and built up a stash of almost entirely clearance and discounted fabrics. I...
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    Re: Innova vs Handiquilter?

    I went with an HQ Fusion (24" throat) partially for this reason. I didn't get a Pro Stitcher, but I've been assured it can be added at any time, even years later. This means that if I eventually go...
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    Re: How to make it, Jenny style

    Actually there is a way to do it without partial sseams, but it requires a few more seams than if you did.

    Take a 5" white square
    Add a 5" long 2.5" wide strip of green to the left
    Add a 5"...
  19. Re: Make a "Rose Garden" Quilt with Jenny Doan

    I'm watching now and already slightly confused - I always thought it took an extra 7/8 inch to make a 2-per-square HST, but Jenny made hers with two 5 1/2" squares and still ended up with a sliver to...
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    Re: Donna's New FREE pattern - LINE DANCE!

    I think the accent fabric was a little too close to her strip colors, but I do like the pattern. It could be easily resized too - since the length of the white space is so easily changed to adapt. ...
  21. Thread: EPP question

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    Re: EPP question

    I am very new to EPP and so far I have made this my "method":

    Bought a (clearance) XL hexagon paper punch and some sale cardstock
    Turn unwanted junk mail with a cardstock feel into more hexis ...
  22. Re: Suggestions on how to make this a square block

    Not sure if you've figured it out yet, but I'd fuse this to SF101, cut a straight line at a diagonal as close as you can get to the neck hole, then fuse another piece of the same shirt (backing...
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    Re: Why doesn't my math add up?

    I have a question in order to answer your question - when you sew the three strips together and are not left @ 6.5", what are you left with? Are you over or under? By how much?

    The advice here...
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    Re: Ruler foot question

    I have this machine and this foot. I found that adjusting the foot down just a smidge helped reduce or eliminate skipped stitches, but you're right - the bulky seams won't fit under there if you do...
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    Re: ? about long arm quilting machine

    I just bought a HQ Fusion - I spent more than two years wanting one, started out with a used midarm on a used 8ft frame for about a year and a half, then finally decided I would stick with it and my...
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