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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....
  10. 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...
  14. 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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    Re: Laura Heine Collage Quilt Question

    The Ti coated needles seem to resist the buildup of adhesives better than others. I'm using Superior (branded Organs) needles with excellent results.
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    Re: Yemen quilt size?

    Are quilts different sizes in Yemen?
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    Re: Singer Walking Foot Problem

    A walking foot has two independent functions with moving parts. One is the teeth (dogs) for moving the fabric, and (two) the presser foot flats. They are timed to operate properly- The pressure...
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    Re: Quilting and home decor

    I've used lite Steam-a-Steam 2 to attach fabric to picture mats. May work great on a wall. It will release with some steam without damage to the cardboard matting, so it might be the same on a...
  24. Re: Juki 2010q makes 2-3 stitches after I let off the pedal or press needle down button

    Actually this machine is not a fully "mechanical" machine. It's missing some functions of what we consider to be "sewing computers," but some of the functions and features are controlled...
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    Re: Never say never

    Don't mean to be a fear-monger but...in this day and age, I believe it's worth mentioning. What happens if someone (mis)uses one of your potato zappers and their house burns down? Have you taken...
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