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  1. micajah

    Silk is magical

    I would love to see pictures of your creations. Can you post a few?
  2. I would suggest you remove the bobbin from the case, then clean under the bobbin spring with a thin pin. Place the bobbin back in the case and recheck the bobbin tension. The batting should not be causing this issue. But you do need to reset both the top and bottom tensions so they are more equal in strength and sew a sample until you get the tension adjusted. I use a towa gauge and set all threads around 170-180. Any further adjustments I make are to the top thread. Jamie Wallen has an excellent video on you tube on how to set the tensions.
  3. Betsy, could you send me the address too? I would like to send a Christmas card to Himself. Rita helped me so much when I began my longarm quilting. thanks Debbie
  4. It looks to me like the seam on the inner section of the quilt and the first border is tight or the fabric twisted on the bias esp at the corners resulting in the quilt cupping. I would try to unsew the corners on that seam first, lay it back down to see how it looks unsewed. I would not unsew the long sections without doing this first because if the long sections will lay flat with the corners released, you may be able to fix it by adding or subtracing a little fabric on the corners. Post another picture if you decide to unsew so we can sew how that looks.
  5. I'm still using pellon 906FW interfacing for my tees. I can hardly tell it is on the back of the shirt blocks. Walmart sells it online and it is cheaper to buy it by the bolt. If you do a search on walmart.com, it sometimes is a lot cheaper than at the stores, like JoAnns.
  6. Hi Mary, You are welcome. This is an old post from April 2014. Wanted to say, I am still using the same press. I've not had a minutes' problem with it. The heat is still even across the surface and I haven't found a need for a larger one at all.
  7. Hi Carmen, It is just beautiful! When I first saw it, I thought of flowers in pots. You said you wanted to do 1/4 inch lines away from the seams in the white blocks, but I see flowers in colored threads, many different colors.(or varigated thread) on the white. Do you think that maybe her friends could sign the colored blocks instead of the white blocks? The colors look light enough for it. You could do the straight lines in the colored blocks and they still would have room for names. I'm sure others will see something different. Only it is such a really cheeful quilt! Debbie
  8. micajah

    News about Rita

    So sorry to hear this. Praying for God's blessings and comfort for her husband and family. Debbie Fowler
  9. micajah

    Project Angel Quilt

    My block is done, but I don't have any white on white fabric for sashing. Can't go shopping until the end of the week so my block, sashing and binding pieces will not be mailed until friday or saturday. I live way out of town,so have to make my trips to town count for more than one errand. But it will get there eventually. Debbie
  10. The heart quilt is really cute. Is that a paper pieced heart block? I'm game for any pattern for Rita's quilt. Just give particulars...... Debbie
  11. Wow, she was scheduled for surgery in December, at least that is what I seem to recall. Glad you were able to contact her dil. Thank you Heidi.
  12. I've looked but don't see anything posted. Does anyone know, has she posted how she is after surgery? Was she even able to have the surgery? Just worried is all....
  13. micajah

    Frixion Pens

    The washable crayola markers work really well. I've heard you should be sure it says "new formula" on the box. i just finished a quilt where the center of each block had to be marked. I tried various colors (light tones) and they arll came out of the white fabrics. Be aware that you need to touch the fabric very lightly because they are markers and the color will just dump on the fabric. Wish they offered the same formula in a fine tip pin!