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FloridaMissy last won the day on May 10 2017

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  1. I only take my Featherweight! Love that machine. Makes a perfect stitch and is a work horse. I also find the sound very soothing. I bought a small compact roller case in Lowe's tool department that works great for this machine.
  2. Couching

    I don't see why not. Couching is simply laying down a ribbon or yarn etc. and doing a zig zag stitch to secure it. I watched one show where a lady put beads onto a quilt with her long arm. However, she had removed the hopping foot!!! I wouldn't recommend that, lol. https://www.apqs.com/couching-with-your-longarm/ https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=couching+with+a+long+arm+machine&view=detail&mid=D7928BF7591D75FA86B2D7928BF7591D75FA86B2&FORM=VIRE the above video is from Dawn C. at apqs
  3. Rotary Cutter Blades

    I bought the titanium blades and I had the same blade in my cutter for 2 years!!!!! That is with heavy use. They are impossible to find at your local quilt shop but they can be ordered on line.
  4. Baby quilt

    So bright and beautiful. I can see a baby just loving the colors. Great job.
  5. I always outline and go around every element in the applique block. I do in some cases stitch on the applique if it is a large piece. If you don't it can make them look puckered. I make sure that it is okay with my customer first. I do not have a computerized system.
  6. tension with Dream Blend batting

    Betty, thank you for coming back and reporting on what worked and didn't work. There is nothing more frustrating than tension issues especially random tension problems. I would bet on the needle size as the biggest help in improving the tension.
  7. Finished this one a few days ago...

    Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us. Great job.
  8. Just saying hi!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to your and the family. So happy to hear the twins are doing so well. Hope you find time for a little sewing.
  9. BOM quilt pic

    Posting pic of customers quilt.
  10. BOM quilt pic

    I knew you were going to say that! We got 3 inches of snow so it won't be taken outside and it is so big I can't get a picture of the whole quilt. I'll try later and see if I can get at least half of it.
  11. BOM quilt pic

    I am stumped. Have a customer who brought me a very large Medallion Mystery bom quilt. I'm struggling with quilting ideas. It has a large 36" medallion which is a large block with sashing around it. Then there is a ring of blocks around the center of various sizes 8 & 16" blocks and there are odd size filler blocks. The outside border is made up of 2 borders of different colors and sizes. I thought about an edge to edge. I've consider custom in the medallion and borders with some sort of meander in the odd size blocks. Has anyone else done one of these? Help
  12. Connie, so glad you were not injured but I'm sure that it made you nervous. I have a great respect for my machine (fear) that it will attack me one day! lol I have had numerous needles break when quilting a top that has lots of thick seams. It causes flex in the needle I guess and snap. Sometimes in multiple places. I have noticed that many of my hand needles are snapping at the eye very easily lately.
  13. loop in stitched random

    Thanks for the info. I will experiment and let you know how it works.
  14. All of a sudden I started getting a random loop on both the top and bottom of the quilt. I did a search of this site to see if it had been discussed and it had been. The forum said adding a small piece of batting in the thread guide helped. Here is my problem. I have the thread guilds mounted on the top of my Millie for small spools and also the one made by Hartley Fence for large cones so you don't have to keep running around the back to change the thread color. It is when I use these thread holders that the loop problem begins. If I place a cone on the back thread holder I have no issues at all. Has anyone else had this? You cannot place a piece of batting in any thread guild from the top and I have tried a net over the cone to no avail. Your insight is appreciated.