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  1. 8 points
    ValerieJ

    I can't believe I did this

    You guys! Most of you probably see this all the time, but it is the first time for me and The Beast. This is the bottom edge and corner of the quilt I am finishing today, I hope. I stole a few minutes before work to baste down the last edge so it is ready when I get another few minutes for the last pass. I float my tops. If I have been very, very good while piecing, the top edge of the quilt might look this good, but to be able to lock The Beast horizontally and stay between 1/4" and 1/8" all the way across only 10" from the last quilted pass without tugging or pulling has never happened before. All. The. Way. Across. The. Final. Edge! You are the only ones who will understand why I am grinning and patting myself on the back.
  2. 7 points
    jbnt9999

    In a pinch neat trick

    I am finishing a quilt and in order to get the right color for the accents I used two threads. Don't have a duel cone holder so used small spools of Mettler's poly sheen, used fabric tack glue and attached to cone holder. Worked like a charm. Hope this helps someone!
  3. 5 points
    Cagey

    Bobbin Bits

    Myself, I run the bobbin out. I have found I have tension problems when I change bobbins, so why increase the number of possible tension changes. You will probably get a feel for how dense you can quilt and how many times you can go across a quilt top with a single bobbin. Keep notes, that way you can have a good idea when to change bobbins. I have found I like Cindy Needham's (really GiGi Kandler's) method of tying off thread ends and burying them in the quilt sandwich; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n34ggPYamjc Short tails are no problem with this method. Short tails are no problem with this method. Cagey
  4. 3 points
    MaryQuiltsTx

    Bobbin Bits

    Yes there are so many. It's hard to know where to start. But since support was non existent with the old one, one of my main criteria for my new machine had to be customer support, preferably local. Then when I found APQS had lifetime warranties, I was sold.
  5. 2 points
    Sue E.

    Bobbin Bits

    If I feel I am going to run out during a row on a panto, I'll take a new bobbin. I use up the almost empty bobbins for sewing down my edges and on practice pieces.
  6. 1 point
    Gail O

    Bobbin Bits

    I use leftover bobbins for basting. If I'm going to be rolling a quilt back and forth (usually if there are a lot of colour changes), I will baste the entire quilt before I start quilting. I often do a full float, so basting makes sure the top stays straight and I find any poofy places that might need some special attention.
  7. 1 point
    MaryQuiltsTx

    Bobbin Bits

    That is actually a great idea. I wouldn't need to worry about the ends. It is so nice to be able to post and have someone point out a simple, but totally elusive to me, idea. Thanks. Cagey I had the same problem with my old machine. One of the reasons I upgraded to APQS. Tension and/or breaking every time I changed a bobbin. I ran them out then too. My Lenni doesn't do that so I guess that is why I have been changing the bobbin when I see there is not much on it. Great video. I chuckled every time she cut their "little heads off". Thanks.
  8. 1 point
    quilterkp

    Bobbin Bits

    Could you use them for practice quilting pieces?
  9. 1 point
    quiltmonkey

    Memory Photo Quilt

    You did a great job. I love your curly curls!