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  1. Re: Ruler Foot trouble, tension problems? Need help :(

    I'm thinking the real problem is the needle type and size. The needle is pulling the "loop" too early. The same needle will produce different results between the hopping foot and ruler foot. The...
  2. Re: Help please. machine binding on front wrinkles

    Nancy- Since you mention both zig-zag and handstitching to the back, I wonder what the zig-zag is for. Is the zig-zag a top stitch on the front seam after the binding is attached on both sides? If...
  3. Re: Question about 505 Spray use and dry cleanng

    What? Where'd this come from? What does a dry-cleaner do at their business? Their entire business is cleaning fabric!
  4. Re: SUPER EASY CURVES!!! - Free "Cathedral Stars" Quilt Pattern!

    To be a "blatant copy" and a violation of copyright it would have to be identical and sold as an "original design." Reproducing Southwind Designs patterns and slapping ones logo on it, and offering...
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    Re: Packing Slip Problems

    As I "evolve" I find the thought of "no packing slips" a responsible measure. If the packing slip is in an envelope on the outside, I'm not going to the trouble to remove it. When it's loose inside...
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    Re: Rag quilt shears

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    Are you talking about these? These are for cutting herbs I believe. I'm not sure how well they'd work on fabric since the blades lack some rigidity, and it might feel as if they are "dull."...
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    Re: Curved cutting and piecing questions

    This is a tip only if you have a freearm on your SM small enough to slide a shirt sleeve over (my "vintage" Viking does-my Janome doesn't.) Feeding the pinned/clipped pieces through the needle as if...
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    Re: Featherweight question

    Sure it's a Featherweight? Maybe a homemade conversion? How 'bout a pic of the handwheel end at least.

    If the electrical parts (motors, belts, pedals, cords and plugs) are missing they are...
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    Re: Amazon update

    Yes, and I've had good, if not better luck, with Amazon's affiliates. As Amazon attempts to transition to a full fledged shipper of their own warehoused goods, they are hitting some potholes....
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    Re: Juki 2010 - rattling take-up spring

    If the take-up spring appears to be functioning properly as the take up lever moves through it's stroke, it most likely isn't the spring. If the spring were broke or dislodged somehow from the dial...
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    Re: HQ Stitch 710 Machine

    I don't believe that Handi Quilter actually makes this machine. I can't remember where I heard this (and I'm not researching it) but I recall the scuttlebutt is Janome, which makes a lot of sense....
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    Re: Looking for a 28mm olfa cutter

    Don't think I've ever seen the "ergo" cutter you linked, in a 28. What's ergo about it is the blade cover retractor. The 28 is too small to employ a release more complex than what the other small...
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    Re: Rotary Cutter Size

    My go-to for everyday fabric cutting is a 28. I have a couple styles of grips in each size and the straight stick 28 offers the best result for me. It steers easier and is less likely to get off line...
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    Re: tangled bobbin thread at start of seam

    As others have mentioned, it's likely the cause is the auto-cutter leaving the tails too short. Using leaders/enders will control tension on both threads at the beginning of a seam, but I find that...
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    Re: Pattern name

    Pattern? May not be one. This is a simple square block with five different shapes and colors with sashing within each block. You can draw this block up, oh I don't know, in a couple minutes....
  16. Re: Just VENTING Give credit when you steal my designs

    Denise- as much as I've admired your "birthstone blocks" and the skills required for piecing, I have to question when credit is due. You state "original design," but is it really? The original...
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    Re: quilt basting spray

    That's all I use too, after some comparison with other brands. Good bond, very decent smell, tolerable over-spray, doesn't foul needles, and it's cheap at Walmart.

    The packaging changed but the...
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    Waiting for a thread sale?

    For all you Aurifil users... I found 50wt. Aurifil (1428 yd) spools at SewingMachinesPlus for $7.69 each. That's dirt cheap considering the recent price increases on Aurifil. Use coupon code...
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    Re: Janome Zig Zag question

    See the other post on the same subject. CarolMeiring got it going.

    I prefer to NOT use a walking foot on thicker materials, and with that much material under the needle- pressure foot pressure at...
  20. Re: Problems getting my jelly roll rug to sew right, please advice if you can give some advice

    "Jeans" and top-stitch needles are slightly different in shape. The jeans needle has a special tip and shank profile to penetrate heavier denims. Jeans (denim) needles have a smaller eye than a...
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    Re: I need help

    Should be, but it's not. The real number is 2160 assuming the 90x95 measurement.
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    Re: It's COTTON!

    We don't often think too much about the journey from raw material in the fields to the finished product we are using- and the many steps along the way. I find this whole process amazing. I wonder how...
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    Not a tree skirt-

    But, a "tree shirt." I don't get into Christmas projects much because of the deadlines (this was to be done by Thanksgiving.) I found a box of Xmas prints scraps I'd forgotten about, and a Walmart...
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    Re: Sad Commentary

    She passed away in July, and you wait until Dec 1 to flog the forum members? Maybe you just heard about it, or didn't know who Kaye Wood was just like many here. It's a valid excuse. You can use it....
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    Re: Singer Walking Foot Problem

    This statement in the last paragraph of my post can be confusing- "I use a delrin presser foot and it's far better at advancing the fabric..."

    First, it doesn't advance the fabric, which would...
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