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  1. Thread: Bellagio

    by Squeaky
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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...
  2. 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...
  4. Thread: BINDING

    by Squeaky
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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...
  9. Thread: Stash Building

    by Squeaky
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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"...
  12. 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. ...
  14. Thread: EPP question

    by Squeaky
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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 ...
  15. 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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    Re: Hello from Shawnee, KS

    Hi Brenda! My MIL is in Shawnee, so of course when we go up for a visit I always find a way to sneak off to Hamilton for a few hours :)
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    Re: Florida batting

    Here in Houston (also super hot most of the year) I use a thin 100% cotton from Pellon with scrim. It's reasonably priced by the yard from Joanns, so it's easy for me to pick up as I need it.
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    Re: Trying to iron seams open

    I find that skipping the seam setting first helps to get between the two layers in the seam allowance. The setting tends to make them want to stick together a little more. I'm also a fan of finger...
  22. Thread: Radio Way

    by Squeaky
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    Re: Radio Way

    I've made two in baby/toddler sizes (one with self-cut 2" strips instead of 2 1/2) and I just love them. They are quick to come together and the only seam matching is when putting blocks into rows...
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    Re: Jeff Snooping In My Sewing Room....

    You probably have to "host" it somewhere - upload it to YouTube or something similar that holds the file on the web so that people that want to watch it can get to it any time. I don't think the M*...
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    Re: Questions about LA basting

    I basted on a midarm once and chose to have about 1/2" between stitches. I also went with a bright contrast thread (red against black, white, and tans/browns) so they were much easier to spot and...
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    Re: Make a "Treasure Box" Quilt with Jenny!

    I love this quilt, but I think I still like the Block Loc ruler better. I have a hard time seeing stitching lines under a ruler (like the strip tube ruler) and if it's off you end up with the weird...
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