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  1. i found a stack of over 50 vintage hankies for $10 this am wow, when I sorted through them there is enough to make three nice size quilts in three colorways. That said, a few of the light ones need stain removal. Does anyone know the name of the product ypunuse to soak vintage linens. i cannot remember it.
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  2. Thank you Linda. I will check it out. And find a source for the cleaning product. You are always so knowledgeable. I appreciate it. I see a handkerchief Quilt in my near future.
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  3. Hi Nancy Jo! Use Retro Clean to soak the hankies. It's not expensive and easy to find. It takes hot water and if there are heavy stains, more than one treatment. Works like a charm! If you haven't seen (Quilting Vintage) on Facebook, join to see lots of projects and advice for backing and stabilizing the hankies for use in quilts. Fun!
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  4. Just straighten the eye holding the bearing so it's at a right angle to the shaft, put a drop of oil on it, and you should be ready to go. Jim
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  6. Hi Nineva I have a small box of vintage hankies that was my husbands mother. I will never use them. I will be happy to send them to you . Please send me an email at byegonn@aol.com. I was going to give them to goodwill.
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  7. You get a more professional response to your questions here. I was surprised by the number of folks advocating using sheets for backing on FB. Plus no politics or alternative facts here. Only wish the more recent responses were on top and didn't have to wade through several years of responses. Some old ones are still helpful so don't want to dump the old.
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  8. I have decided that I am going to leave FB in the next week or two. I have had enough of the spewing hate there from both sides. I also do not believe in the censorship there and other sites. I have none of our kids or grands on FB. Most other family members are not on either, or rarely ever post. I have never posted much here but I read. Somehow this did not get transferred when I got this new computer and I could not get in under IQuiltToo. I had to sign in as a new user. Looking forward to being here again!
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  9. Stan, the biggest advantage to our Facebook pages is the fact that those of us who follow the various groups get instant notifications that someone needs help. These forums have to be checked periodically, which can sometimes fall through the cracks. And even if we see and respond to a post, the user might not see our response for some time. On Facebook, our interaction can be in real time - and is a searchable resource for other users. Yes, these forums are a similar resource and are searchable, but they don't feed past users' eyes, where someone might say, "Wait, that's just like what I expe
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  10. Get the delux. Better to have more than you need than to need more than you have. Jim
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  11. Nosy me wanted to help your sale (what a great price!) by noting that this is a "Green Millennium". Those are traded-in machines that are gone over completely at APQS, worn parts replaced, spiffed up, everything checked out, etc. So while the age of the body and some parts is 20 years, and seeing that she had a recent spa treatment, it's lots better than a used machine of the same vintage that hasn't had that treatment. Good luck with your sale!
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  12. Thank you! I got the joints back in alignment easily by loosening the hex nut just underneath and then retightening. A drop of oil fixed the awful squeak! APQS said to use WD-40.
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  13. I would email the above picture to APQS, and then call them in the morning. The upper joint (I think it is actually a bearing) looks like it is not fully seated together. APQS can give you the best method to fix. If you have to quilt tonight, I do not believe it would cause any issues to used sparingly. Tell us what APQS tells you. Best of luck with your repair. Cagey
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  14. Janice H

    Timing?

    I hit the backbar with machine & needle down. Didn't hurt the quilt but couldn't move the needle. We got the book out(that came with the machine) and had no problem timing the machine. The instructions are good. Machine works great now.
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  15. PKS, Do not be afraid to ship a machine. You can find a packing company in most cities that will come to the home of the seller, remove the item, and then pack/ship the items to you. They will normally use a freight company to do this, and the items will be delivered to your driveway. You are responsible from there for moving into your home and assembly. I would hope most sellers would work with a buyer to complete this process. I shipped a large George table from Detroit to Florida, and it was approximately $400 for the entire process. You can ship cars across the county for
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  17. Sorry I’m late to this conversation. If this is happening with full bobbins it could be they are slightly too full or egg shaped and rubbing on the side of the case. Quite often I would have to pull off a few yards until the tension ran smooth. I guess a bent bobbin case would also cause this. Nigel
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  18. Robin

    Surf Song Bargello

    Just off my quilt frame this week, "Surf Song" bargello. From the book Twist and Turn Bargello Quilts by Eileen Wright. Needed a king size quilt for my bed and instead of adding borders to make a king sized "Surf Song" I kept building the bargello to the edges. I quilted it with IQ and the panto Ripples by Lorien Quilting. I will make coordinating batik pillowcases and of course still need to bind the beast!! Robin in MT
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  19. I call myself the 'cobbler with no shoes' because I quilt for everyone else except me! So my goal was to make a quilt for our new house, our new bed.... I wanted calm neutral colours reminding me of sand or pebbles.....I made this quilt using the pattern "Sweet Garden" from Carolina Patchworks. I was intending to make the entire king size with this pattern - and I did. Then I hated it, so I chopped 2/3s of the pattern off and added white for some neutral breathing space. Simple quilting in between the blocks. And then I got carried away in the white. [
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  20. I had trouble with "bearding " from a pure wool batting more than ten years ago. It was gentle machine washed. I now use wool/poly on a scrim in all of my quilts and they have been through the washing machine numerous times.
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  21. I would use a wool batting. I find it more drapeable and softer than any of the cotton varieties I have used. It also is lighter when covering you.
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  22. I charge .12 per linear inch to just sew it on one side with my DM, .25 per linear inch if I sew it on and then hand sew it down, so to do it entirely by machine I'd go somewhere in the middle...? I'd rather spend my time either longarming or doing my own quilts so I charged what I thought was more to try and discourage people from asking, I still get one now and then.
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