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  1. Decided it was time to share my work. 1-Rick's photo quilt is for a friend who didn't have t-shirts but wanted to make a quilt for his son. I asked if he had pictures and this is what I made. I used my Squarz CL board. He was very pleased. I can't wait til he gives it to his son- who is in the army. 2- Johns quilt is one of my quilting friends. It is for her son and I used the the new CL board- Egyptian eye. I really like this board and so did my friend.
    5 points
  2. I didn't get to go to the Minnesota Quilters show in St. Cloud this year for the first time in many years. Grandma duty called and I got to have my 4 year old granddaughter, Margot, stay at my house for the first time. I was excited to take 2 first place ribbons on my outfits. The jacket on the right is the challenge fabric. The wall quilt in the center is a dimensional play quilt for Margot called Hollyhock Doll Picnic which didn't ribbon but is darn cute!
    3 points
  3. Just finished quilting this cute customer quilt. She's getting ready for Christmas! Found another use for my Egyptian Eye boards, I'm calling this "Snowbanks". I love the texture and flowing look it gives to this simple flannel quilt. https://flic.kr/p/o3R8Sk https://flic.kr/p/o3R8SF
    2 points
  4. First time ever doing binding by machine. I did 5 today. My shoulder is screaming, but they're done and that makes me happy! I still prefer hand stitched binding, but doing 5 by Friday was just a little daunting. Peggy
    2 points
  5. This is my very first attempt at custom quilting on my Millie. It was all freehand, no marking or rulers (well, because I don't know how to do either...yet). I hope you can see some of the quilting in the photo, but basically, in the cross-stitched blocks, I stippled around everything. In the sashings, I just quilted with curves. The border is just meandered. Any and all feedback welcome - positive or negative - I can take it...I really want to learn!
    1 point
  6. dlnewell

    New Pics

    Hi Everyone, I'm finally taking time to upload some pics of recently quilted customer quilts. I've enjoyed looking at everyone's eye candy. The first 9 pics in my photostream are new. Floral sampler, blue star, neimeyer star, nita's, and cross. I need to work on improving my photography skills also... https://www.flickr.com/photos/foreverdesigning/14471821663/in/photostream/
    1 point
  7. Love it! Awesome job on the quilting!
    1 point
  8. That is the way I do all my bindings with the sizes that Terry uses. This method gives me an even look on both sides. I never could get that the other way. I use just a straight stitch on front because I like the clean, unclutterd, more professional look. I know others choose a decorative stitch on the front, but that makes me think of a less professional look. I wish the industry would accept bindings done this way as acceptable for shows, but it did take them a long time to decide that machine quilting was still quilting.
    1 point
  9. I always do it this way for quilts that are going to be used a lot...............charity quilts, kids' quilts. I sew on the back, then fold to the front with a decorative stitch or straight stitch close to the edge. I've used monopolyt thread in the bobbin sometimes so it doesn't show as much as a colored thread.
    1 point
  10. Congratulations, I took 2nd place in the 1 person large piece with my Amazon Star. I was so excited.
    1 point
  11. That is how I do binding most of the time. I use 2 1/2" wide and use approx a 3/8" seam to attach it to the back of the quilt wrap it to the front and top stitch,it usually hits the back binding.
    1 point
  12. I have a like new 2008 Millenium for sale for $11,525.U.S. I'm located in Burlington, Ontario which is about 45 minutes north of Niagara Falls, NY. If you would like more information, please contact me through the forum.
    1 point
  13. My Viking sewing machine doesn't have this problem. However, when I am trying to match points exactly and one of the points keeps moving, I flip the piece and sew on the other side. This puts the long side on the bottom to get gathered up a bit and the short side on the top to stretch a bit.....perfect points! Does that make sense?
    1 point
  14. After having these LED's on my machine for a little while now, I can say I am very happy with them. Thanks Mike for taking the time to sort out sending them to Australia. Rowena Perth Western Australia 2007 Millie
    1 point