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Everything posted by jbnt9999

  1. 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!
  2. In a pinch neat trick

    The spools just pulled right off and I rubbed the rest of glue off the stand. ( like rubber cement) I thought about using poster putty, but couldn't find any so resorted to the glue.
  3. My Tribute to Betty

    It is beautiful! I had a quilting friend recently die and it is hard not to call and ask her advice. What a very special tribute.
  4. Looking for ideas

    I'm with Jennifer. Do an open side to side movement following the fabric. This will enhance the background fabric. Match your thread to the background and it will blend in and give texture.
  5. Thread snapping

    You might be doing everything right and your cone of thread was bad. Glad it's done.
  6. That is so scary! I almost fell for a delinquent tax scam. Then remembered you must receive written notice then called my accountant. ( brother in law )
  7. As always, your quilting surpasses my wildest dreams!
  8. cleaned with alcohol

    From what I understand: 1- the bliss is steel and doesn't oxidize like the others. You can wipe them with alcohol it won't hurt. 2- The black wheels that are on the bliss, do not use alcohol on. It will dry them out. I use a brush and q tip to clean them. 3- Yes, clean the edge of the carriage with left over batting with alcohol. You will see black come off onto your batting. I roll the machine all the way forward and clean, then back and wipe. Hope this helps and if not right others please chime in so I can learn.
  9. I have a variation of a Carpenters Wheel called Aspen. Has large areas almost house shaped. Base is 15 " on center sections and 10" on corner units, so can't just cc. Will do feathers in center star points. Does anyone have any ideas? Have searched pictures and images. Thanks , Betty
  10. This is the finished quilt. Did feathers in the house areas, then straight lined below to match the borders.
  11. Roger's Inverted Prismatic Star

    Wonderful quilting. I love all the negative space!
  12. Missing in Action

    Congrats, nothing better to do when it's cold outside.
  13. I was just going to do a background fill. It is a little curl filler. I was thinking last night about changing and doing all the stars and outer ring with CCs then mctavishing or teardrops ,cross hatching in background. And channel in the outer border. This is one I did she liked . Wanted hers quilted like it. Fine then had those house shapes.
  14. Farmer's Wife Quilt

    Wow, and I have trouble with a 12 block sampler. You are amazing!
  15. Thanks Linda, would you cc the triangles in the outer "star points" also. Would you devide the triangles again to make the areas smaller? The blocks are 7 1/2". That's a lot less quilting than what would be in the other areas. Don't quite know how to explain.
  16. Arcadia Avenue Quilt

    You have out done yourself! The quilting and pictures are amazing.
  17. Thanks, not sure what hanging squares are. Will reread and think? I'm just drawing a blank. Was thinking about cross hatching in triangles of background fabric, using a background fill in outside background. Uuuuggghhhh, This takes more time than quilting.
  18. NQR newest granddaughter

    You are blessed! That hair is wonderful. Congrats
  19. I have even used a glide bobbin in a pinch on the back spool and it worked just fine. I do have to change the tension between the different types of their thread.
  20. I love your swirls! They are so graceful.
  21. Question, how did you treat the seam allowances? Did you press them all to the pieced rings or just let them go all directions?
  22. I had to frog or skin a baby quilt and was breaking my back when I got a idea! I took the bottom of the quilt off the frame and put it over the quilt top roller and reattached it to the backing roller. Now it's up, easier to see and peeling the top back exposes the stitches better. It is going so much faster. Hope this is a help to someone or better yet, may you never have to takeout stitches.
  23. You guys are way smarter than me. Wish I had seen it posted, I don't know how many times I have frogged quilts and never thought of this before. Most of the time I take the whole quilt off the frame and then frogged. Well, I guess better late than never! Ha