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    Leslie, Thanks so much, I found them. Carol
  2. Oil on Quilt from Bobbin

    Thank you all for your input. I had to apply baking soda twice. The last application I put on before I went to bed and all the oil was gone the next morning. I like the idea of oiling at night. And yes I do test on the edge of the backing after I put a scrap of fabric on the backing after I have oiled. I must have just gotten too much oil on the machine and I wasn't wiping out the access. So that was double trouble. I surely am learning a lot of new things since I went back to quilting. I don't remember having all this trouble when I was quilting before I moved to Arkansas. But then that was about 3 years ago. Carol
  3. Thanks Heidi for your information. Your information was helpful, but I am sorry to say my math sucks. I have CompuQuilter on my machine and I am trying to stay within the 1/4 seam allowance and also to save another 1/4 allowance to that so that my edge-to-edge design is not right up beside the 1/4 seam allowance. My quilt is 78.5 inches x 94.5 inches quiltable space. I can figure out that the 1/2 inch shrinkage for every 36 inch of quilt would be 1 inch of shrinkage, but then there is that extra 7 inches I don't know how to figure. So I guess what I am trying to find out now is how do you come up with the total amount of shrinkage for both the width and length at 1 1/2" shrinkage for every 36" of quilt? This is not the same quilt I was working with earlier. This quilt looks like it is pieced with Moda fabric or something similar and 100% Cotton Mountain Mist batting. The pieced quilt is pretty heavy. Thanks so much for your help. Carol Rogers, AR
  4. How do I find the posts I have posted? I want to respond and can't find it. Thanks, Carol
  5. Oil on Quilt from Bobbin

    Thanks Linda. I have applied the baking soda so will check it before going to bed tonight and see how it is doing. It is clear oil I bought for just this purpose so it should come out. And after my experience with putting this batting in the dryer, I will do as you say and put it over the rails over night the next time. Thanks so much. I appreciate all your help. Carol
  6. I sure need help. I have quilted a customer's quilt and low and behold, I got oil on the 1/4 in seam allowance from from the bobbin case. I didn't know I had done this until I was finished with the quilt. Of course the oil migrated. Number 1: Is there a way of getting the oil out without washing the quilt or making a mess of things? I looked on the internet and had several good ideas, but they all had to be washed afterwords. Or is it better to just face the music and tell the customer what happened? Number 2: How much oil should we put in the bobbin case? Each time or day I use the machine I oil the bobbin area even if I have only quilted one row. is that too much? Number 3. Are there any tips on quilting fluffy batts? The customer had given me a 95% poly and 5% silk. As I usually do, I took it out of the bag and put it in the dryer with a wet hand towel. It was low loft when I put it in the dryer, but it was high loft when I took it out. I would appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks, Carol from Rogers, Arkansas
  7. How much shrinkage inside the 1/4 seam allowances should I allow for when quilting a Batik top and back quilt? The customer has given me Warm and Natural 100% Cotton batting and I am using So fine green thread. Carol
  8. Thanks Linda for the squaring up unsquare backs. I have not read it yet, but will once I get this quilt off the machine. And I will let you know if I have any questions. And thanks to all the rest of you for all you ideas and help. It is so helpful. Carol
  9. Our Longarm group has had some discussion on whether to stitch the pattern inside the 1/4 inch basting line or go to the edge of the quilt top. There were different opinions. I have always quilted inside the basting line trying to get as close to that line as possible. Now talking with a customer, she said she has quilted (on her domestic machine) not up to the basing line, but up to 1/2 inch from the basted line so she has a little room to trim up the quilt to make sure it is straight. So what is the correct way to do this or dose it depend on what the customer wants? Also, if I quilt up to that based line, how can I know how much shrinkage to allow for? Thanks for your help. Carol
  10. Nigel, how can I find this post by Linda Rech regards to loading unsquare backs? I did a search but nothing came up. Carol
  11. small quilt

    How did you learn to do quilting like that? It is exquisite! When I got my Millie, I got the CompuQuilter as well and I never learned to do free hand quilting to speak of, but would love to. Carol
  12. Thank you all so much. You gave me some really good points to ponder. Carol
  13. I want to put a disclosure on the bottom of my work order to keep me out of trouble with the customer. I have customers, as I know most of you have had, that bring poorly constructed tops and I would like to protect myself from this problem. Does anyone have one they would like to share with me? Thank you for your help. Carol
  14. I am getting back in to quilting for the public after a 2 year hiatus. I have recently moved to Rogers, Arkansas and find that the pricing is somewhat different. What I need to know is do longarm quilters charge a customer who brings you 2 yards of fabric for the backing and batting in the bag or from a roll without cutting them to the size of the quilt and squaring it up? Thanks for your help. Carol
  15. P.S. I didn't answer all your questions. Yes, I did baste top and sides and used my clamps and I was doing edge to edge and I am using a 2006 Millie. Sorry, I don't have a picture to post. Carol