dbams

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  1. Tracey, I hope one of these options works for you. Please let us know if you find your fabric!
  2. Bobbie, the meandering goes right through the screen printing, not around it. Generally, T-shirt quilts already have so much going on that the quilting design is not all that important to the finished look of the quilt.
  3. Tracey, good luck with your project! Have you tried missingfabrics.com? I think you will reach a wider audience there, and it never hurts to get your message out to as many people as possible.
  4. Cagey, thank you for sharing the link to that video. What a great idea!
  5. YAY!!! You will have lots of fun together!
  6. Tomorrow, tomorrow, you'll have it tomorrow. It's only a day away!
  7. Chickadeedee, I think only an administrator can delete a post. However, you can go back to your original post and edit the title to include the word SOLD at the beginning, and also edit the text of the post to indicate that the machine has been sold.
  8. I was told that it is not good for a quilt to be extremely taut on the frame, and I have tension issues when I make the quilt too tight. My dealer said it should look almost like a small animal is moving under the quilt when I move my machine around. That being said, your brake should hold your quilt in place however tight you want it to be.
  9. Wow! That looks wonderful! Your granddaughter is very lucky.
  10. Carmen, what a lovely quilt! What about hearts in the colored blocks? I also like Debbie's idea to treat the colored blocks as flower pots, and stitch flowers in the white blocks. I think black ink would be visible in the colored blocks, if you did the flower pot idea. Please post pictures when you're done. Prayers for your co-worker.
  11. I feel your pain. Long hair has done the same thing to my vacuums for years, and even though our daughters are grown and not living at home, my hair is still long. Don't remember where I heard this tip, but I keep a toilet brush (never used in a toilet, in case you're wondering!) to swipe up threads from my carpeted floor. IKEA sells them for 99 cents. The bristles grab thread quite well. Of course, I do not have shag carpeting, which might tangle in the bristles. Ugh!
  12. LOVE it!!
  13. Here is a link to Rita's obituary, for those who would like to read it. http://www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com/notices/MargueriteRita-Armstrong
  14. Rosemary, I don't know that there is really any "rule of thumb" on this. You do need to check your batting, because it will say the maximum distance for quilting, but I think 1.5" to 2" should not be a problem for batting. Pretty much, I go with what pleases me, unless it is a quilt for a charity, like Quilts For Kids, which have requirements for quilting density. Cute quilt!
  15. Rosemary, I love that John Deere quilt! What a great idea to do the label that way! Birch Run is only about 20 minutes south of Saginaw. It is also very close to Frankenmuth, where there is a cute quilt shop. At least it's cute from the outside. I have not been in Frankenmuth when it is open.
  16. Let the head shakers shake. Binding is another personal choice on the part of the quilt creator. I sew mine by hand because I like doing it. Others prefer to do machine bindings. Either way, quilts get finished, given, used, loved, and appreciated. I love your label! Was it done on an embroidery machine? I use printable fabric for my labels, but would love to make one as nice as yours.
  17. Heidi, thank you for sharing this news with us. I am so sorry for Rita's family and friends, but glad she is not suffering any longer. So pleased we were able to give her a special quilt when we did. Prayers for Roland and the rest of Rita's family and friends.
  18. Wow, I love it!
  19. Great job, Missy! Congratulations on your well-deserved awards!
  20. Marti, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family at a tremendously difficult time.
  21. 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.
  22. Jeanne, your work is outstanding! What a wonderful tribute to your friend.
  23. Heidi, this is superb!! You and your friend make an excellent team!
  24. You are right - the perfect compromise. Looks great!!