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    Triple Barn Star

    This is a quilt kit I purchased from Craftsy a couple of years ago that l finally made up and have just finished the quilting on. It will be a Wedding gift to a friend's daughter who was married this week. Our girls started Grade 2 together and they are now early 30's. You can't but wonder where all that time went! I learned a few things on this quilt, which is par for the course, especially now that I am quilting on the Lenni. How to handle a vertically pieced backing...make sure you don't miss that batting you use to take up the slack on the rollers, they don't all "fall out". Ask me how I know. The pattern of the quilt isn't throat size friendly for a Lenni, so lots of rolling ahead and back in those big triangles and I turned the quilt to quilt the last two big feathers and the medium sized ones and found pinning to the leaders didn't require as much extra fabric on the edges to work. Tried some new quilting motifs and some went better than others. All in all, I'm pretty happy with the outcome.
  2. 1 point

    A few forum questions

    I have a few questions that I can't seem to find the answers for....not saying they aren't there jumping up and down waving at me....just saying that as I plod along watching where I put my feet, I can't see them. What is the "reputation" that I keep seeing references to? How do you give reputation? What types of things warrent reputation? Will I get a reputation for asking so many questions about reputation? Also I see some folks have a fancy signature and a list of their machine, blog, shop, etc. Some have cute quotes. How do you add that to your posts. I looked everywhere, I think, in my profile and did not see where to do that. Is there a certain place that questions like these should be asked? Appreciate any help in learning about this forum so as not to be so awkward stumbling around. Thanks
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    Payments for items

    Since I am currently in the middle of purchase transactions I thought to share what I am discovering as it may prove helpful to others on the forum that might want to buy or sell items and have them shipped. Please note that this is only based on my actual experiences. There are a number of ways to pay and i am not covering them all as i dont have experience in any others i havent listed here. The best I have found so far, is to have the seller send a request for payment via Paypal or Paypal.me. Depending on the option selected, there may or may not be a fee payable and, correspondingly, there may or may not be Paypal Purchase protection available to protect both parties. The best part of paying in this manner is that funds are transferred into the recipients' Paypal account immediately and both parties receive a confirmation of the payment having been made and received. The Seller can then transfer the funds into their own bank account if they wish at no extra cost. It also makes for quick and easy foreign payment transactions. No delays, no holds, no drama. Everybody is happy. For Canadian to Canadian transactions, do an e-transfer. Quick and easy. The absolute worst way is via wire and "cashiers check". I have done both and the banks tie up the process and the funds and this has caused frustrations and lack of trust between the parties which is sad when it just isn't necessary. For a wire transfer, the seller has to provide banking details that, I am told, leave the seller's account vulnerable So it doesn't sound like a smart idea anyway. The Seller's bank can also put a hold on transfering the funds to the Seller. For a cashiers check, you have to mail it out which creates a delay,.and I am now told that the seller's bank can choose to place a hold on depositing the money for ten days... even though the banks say they can be treated as cash and they are guaranteed checks that can't be cancelled. When I asked my Canadian bank for a cashiers check in US funds, they issued me a money order as being one and the same thing. I sent it out via Certified Mail to ensure safe delivery. Turned out that the receiving US bank does not recognize it as a guaranteed cashiers check and placed a hold on it for another ten days more. The money has already been withdrawn from my account but the seller's bank won't release the funds to the Seller yet. So the Seller won't ship the items either. I suspect that the same holds true for personal checks. It is a dissappointing experience. As far as shipping is concerned, right now based on shipping charges i have been billed by Sellers, Fedex has the best rate available in USA to USA shipping. And the difference is significant when compared to the UPS fees I have been billed. I hope that helps others out there who are looking to buy or sell. We all want our transactions to go smoothly.
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    Channel Lock Solenoid

    The easiest place would be APQS. Look to see if you could use any other spare parts at the same time like needles and pigtail guides since you will be paying for shipping anyway. They usually ship very fast and you will back in business in a couple of days. You might be able to find something like it in an electronics hobby store or if you know any students that are into robotics they will know where to buy parts. Nigel
  5. 1 point
    Pepsi Girl

    Finished 3 American Hero quilts

    Quilted all with different pantos will ship Tuesday when I go to town. That white spot is the sun coming through the window.
  6. 1 point

    Triple Barn Star

    Absolutely Beautiful. I love all your quilting in this quilt. Your feathers are outstanding. All of it is outstanding. I'm sure she will treasure this quilt.
  7. 1 point

    Triple Barn Star

    I love everything about this quilt! Great job!
  8. 1 point

    Triple Barn Star

    Fabulous! You and Lenni make a great team. This couple is very fortunate to have you in their lives. What a great tribute to your relationship with her.
  9. 1 point

    Triple Barn Star

    An absolutely stunning quilt and quilting !!!!! Carol
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    Gail O

    Triple Barn Star

    That is simply gorgeous.
  11. 1 point

    Triple Barn Star

    Oh My Goodness!! What an eye dropper quilt! your quilting is absolutely stunning
  12. 1 point

    Triple Barn Star

    Wow Kathy! Absolutely gorgeous! What a treasure for your friend's daughter. Great work!
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    T Row Studio

    Triple Barn Star

    "all in all, you are Happy with it" That is an understatement Kathy I think what you have done on this quilt is remarkable. Well done......
  14. 1 point

    Triple Barn Star

    Thank you quilterkp and Cagey! The feathers are a la Judi Madsen . It is enjoyable work, but it is hard to let it go...
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    Not as Easy as I Hoped

    Mary Get a notebook, and write down what works and what does not work for you using different thread, fabric, batting, etc. Keeping notes is a good idea, because there more than likely there will be a thread or batting combination you do not remember as to how you set up your machine to get the best results. I try to write down all the thread types/colors I used, that way in the future if I had to re-quilt a project it will hopefully match. Cagey