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  1. 5 points
    Myrna Ficken

    Grand opening

    UPDATED Join us at A Quilter's Choice -APQS West Grand Opening, 5787 S Gallup St., Littleton, Colorado 80120. Dec 11th and 12th 11:00 - 3:00 Schedule of event just to name a few, plus gift drawings on both days along with one Grand Prize drawing Saturday afternoon. Friday December 11th 11:00 - 12:00 Kate Colleran, Book signing, Smash Your Precut Stash 12:15 - 1:00 Attaching zippers 1:15 - 2:00 Attaching Leadergrip demo 2:15 - 3:00 Quilt Path Demo, Easy, Pantos, Blocks Saturday 12th 11:00 - 12:00 Kate Colleran, Book signing, Smash Your Precut Stash 12:15 - 1:00 Quilt Path Demo, Easy, Pantos, Blocks 1:15 - 2:00 Freehand quilting demo. We will see what else we can get into And don't forget to register for the Road Show the 10th and get all the information on our wonderful machines. A Quilter's Choice - APQS West has relocated to the Denver area. Soft opening on November 16th. Grand Opening December 9 - 12 located at 5787 South Gallup St. Littleton, Colorado 80120. Watch my website aquilterschoice.com and A Quilter's Choice - APQS West Facebook page for events that we will be doing. Questions, email myrnaf@q.com or call 435 229 2703
  2. 3 points
    I'm a little behind on sharing the finished photos - but here's one I finished about a week and a half ago. I shared some of the in progress as I was working on it...and so happy with the outcome! 20151029_210952 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr 20151103_102642 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr 20151028_231517 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr 20151103_103007 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
  3. 2 points

    Quilt of Valor Flash mob

    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!
  4. 1 point

    Amy Bradly Princess quilt

    You're so creative with those designs. They all seem to fit the blocks perfectly.
  5. 1 point
    I agree cut off the salvages. However 2 years ago I finally quilted my 1st big quilt I ever made when I got my Millie. I noticed some selvage edges it. After sitting in storage for 12 years I didn't have the heart to take it apart now that I know better. I wanted to quilt it mistakes and all. It's still on my bed with no problems. With time who knows what's going to happen. I will accept with pride because that quilt was my first and made me love quilting. I got lucky and I count my blessings. But I don't take those chances with any other quilt.
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    Cutting selvages off of quilt pieces

    It has been my experience that you're correct toward the end of your comment above. Even if the dye or weave goes to the end of the selvage (like with Batiks, or often one side of a bolt opposite the white labeled selvage side) the weave tightens at the selvage to finish the fabric edges and will shrink/launder/pucker slightly differently than the rest of the surface where the weave is more uniform and intended in the manufacture process. Cut them off! You don't lose much yardage, but you gain a lot of security if you're going to the trouble of making a quilt, that even in the seams where the selvage might be buried, there won't be a resulting pull or pucker or wonky seam where the shrinkage is different.
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    Quilt of Valor Flash mob

    Wow....I actually caught myself clapping along with everybody else when the song ended. WAY TO GO APQS.......LOVE OUR VETERANS AND OUR NATION. David
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    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
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    top thread breaking

    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.
  10. 1 point
    Send her a kind and carefully-worded message, explaining what your plan was and what obstacles are present that make you want to change your quilting plan. Include some photos and ask her how she'd like you to proceed. Unload her quilt and load your QuiltCon entry. Let her know you'll work with her but have a deadline quilt that you need to start and after she (and you) decide what the plan will be, you can re-load and finish her quilt. Not to be too cruel (or cause you to lose a customer), but she doesn't own your time---you do. Even if she was given an estimated finish date, the delays caused by her errors have pushed other projects back and you're allowed to pop her out of line for a finish later. Hope it all works out happily for both of you.