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  1. Hi, Just came across this picture of a carved stone in front of an 5000 year old Irish tomb at Newgrange. So the CL Swirls is also a Celtic pattern.
    6 points
  2. nancys13

    top thread breaking

    Thanks for the help! I think found it after trying all your ideas. LInda, it was helpful to try to find out where the breakage happened. It turned out to be my needle. It must have loosened and slipped a little. When I took it out and put it back in, I made sure it was completely seated. So far so good! It appears to have worked! thanks again, Nancy
    3 points
  3. It looks great even after 5000 years wear and tear, I wonder if its creator was as critical on themselves as we are on our own quilting?
    3 points
  4. Virginia made this quilt and asked me to quit it. It took a week!!! 15 different colors of metro and glide threads with cotton batting. Bottom line in the bobbin. Here is the quilt but there are close ups on flickr you can page though. thanks for looking. 20151107_101346 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
    2 points
  5. I hope this link works. Made me teary, and makes so proud to be even a small part of APQS. Click here to watch video and find out what happens next!
    2 points
  6. Cagey

    Quilt of Valor Flash mob

    Outstanding!!!! May we all take the time for a moment of silence today to remember all the men and woman who have served and defended the freedoms of these United States and her allies. May we say a special prayer prayer for those individuals and the families those that paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. May we stand with our brothers and sisters in arms, and fight against tyranny and oppression. I would especially like to remember the crewmembers of Jockey 14 and Spirit 03, Captain Al Taft, Major Duane Dively, Arsineo Damingo, Lt. Earl Anderson, Col. Mack McLaughlin, Tuskegee airman MSgt Walt Richardson, MSgt Lawrence Gray, Lt. Charlie Brown, and finally German Luffwaffe Lt. Franz Stigler that protected the lives of an American B-17 crew.
    1 point
  7. Yes my outlet is in the ceiling above my machine and I love it.
    1 point
  8. I have the plug in on top of my light bar I love that the plug is up and out of the way.
    1 point
  9. Completely unthread the top thread and start from scratch. Sometimes the thread gets a double-wrap around a guide. I somehow got mine wrapped twice around the tension spindle and it took me half a day to find it. Another hint is when the thread breaks, hold the end and turn the fly wheel to raise the take-up lever. Bring the thread end towards the needle and check where it broke. If it's at or before the needle eye, your problem is on top. Look at your guides for roughness and check that the thread doesn't break easily because of age or defect. Check to see if the thread is flailing out and catching on a something. Put on a thread sock, use all the holes in the three-hole guide above the tensioner, and tighten the top thread a bit if you are experiencing "flailing". If it breaks below the needle plate hole, you'll be looking for roughness in the needle hole, on the hook, or the hook retaining finger position.
    1 point
  10. I have immersed entire cones in the liquid in a wide mouth jar. You leave it in there for a bit to let it penetrate. Suspend the cone over the edge of the jar by putting a pencil through the cone and let the excess drip off. I didn't find it at all messy. It looks like the color changes, but once dry it returns to the original color. That takes awhile. It does not leave a residue on the quilt and you don't have to let the cone dry all the way. The color returns to normal quickly on the quilt..much faster than on the cone. I prefer it to Sewers Aid because one dunk and I am done. No reapplying every so often, and no untreated spots. But whatever works for you. I found the liquid to be way more cost effective. There is a little reservoir that you can attach to your machine that you just run the thread through as you quilt, but I didn't want to go to the added expense for an intermittent problem. I don't know where I saw it and it was in favorites a couple computers ago. I will see if I can find it again.
    1 point
  11. I have received this stunning quilt to quilt that is made up of wool appliquéd onto homespun. The customer is very nervous about having a longarmer finish her quilt as she always hand quilts everything and I am thrilled that she trusts me with this beautiful quilt....I am thinking about outlining the appliqué and then using several different fills for backgrounds on the different blocks but am still stumped on the outside border and sashing....does any one have any input or thoughts on this one? Thanks! https://www.flickr.com/gp/sewmanyquiltssewlittletime/tRLNxX
    1 point
  12. Busy Quilting

    Rulers

    I found it easier to use the Quilted Pineapple's or Lisa Calles curved rulers rather than the Curvit. Since it only has a curve on one side you need to use the two pieces of it to go "around a circle" whereas the other rulers have the same size circle of both sides of the curve.
    1 point
  13. That's awesome, Michael!! Swirls is still one of my customer favorites!!
    1 point
  14. You'll do a great job. This is a more rustic sampler I did. https://www.flickr.com/photos/heidiquilts/8098681766/
    1 point
  15. Oma

    Talk About Clueless

    Every time someone my husband knows tells him about a new baby in the family he turns to me and says "You should make them a quilt." Anymore I just roll my eyes at him. Non-quilters still believe quilts can be made for less than $100 and your time doesn't count. I tell those people to go to Target and buy one of those quilts.
    1 point
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