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  1. 6 points
    LisaC

    Sew Tweet Finally Complete!

    Sew Tweet, a pattern by Chitter Chatter Designs. I hand appliqued and embroidered the blocks in 2014; along with completing the top. Finally this year, I free motion quilted it on my Mille. This was a very fun project began by me and Lisa E. in 2014. It was my first attempt at embroidery; I was so blessed my Mother used to do all my embroidery, but she has since passed away. The blue birds remind of Cinderella birdies!!
  2. 6 points
    Marie0722

    I Woolly Love Ewe

    Once in a while a quilt comes along that is just special. "I Woolly Love Ewe" was one of those, I love the design and the title, and I was thrilled when Wendy asked me to custom quilt it for her. Isn't the black sheep super cute? I am really happy with the way it turned out, and it looks even better now that it is bound and washed. I love the picture Wendy sent me of the finished quilt, the little girl seems to agree with me on the black sheep (I have permission to share this picture online.)
  3. 2 points
    micajah

    Wrinkles in batting

    Once I had a huge d cup in my batting. And it was polyester batting too. I made a slit in the cup and trimmed it so the batting edges met. Then used a very light stabilizer pressed over it to close it up. Worked great. I don't know of any other way to fix bulges in the batting and as to wrinkles, pull them out as flat as you can. Once quilted, they won't show. For thick spots in polyester batting, I removed some of the thickest spots by pulling it off and patting it down.
  4. 2 points
    quiltmonkey

    Joyce

    All I can say is, some people are absolutely clueless (I mean absolutely completely clueless) to the heart and soul and thought and love that the quilter goes through in making a one-of-a-kind ---"BLANKET" ... these people are absolutely clueless. Even though you never received a thank you it doesn't mean they did not appreciate it. Trust me, every one of us has had this happen to us. What I do is I make and give quilts because it makes me feel good and I love doing it. It's a gift that I chose to give. What happens to my gifted quilt after I have given it is no longer in my control. I'm sure that some of my gifted quilts are being used in a not so flattering ways. I'm willing to accept that fact. I know that most people are grateful and are thankful and treasure them. Sending you a hug. Don't ever stop creating and giving the things you love. It's something that makes you special and kind.
  5. 2 points
    jimerickson

    Poor quality backing fabric?

    I dislike Moda fabrics for exactly that reason. Rather than being dyed, it appears that the fabric is "painted" and the back side is very light colored. When you sew on it, some of the threads roll over showing the light color of the "wrong" side. The "pokies" aren't really the batting showing through but a problem with the under lying fabric. Jim
  6. 1 point
    Gail O

    Marking tools for FMQ designs

    Whatever marker you choose may become embedded in cotton quilting thread. A soft toothbrush and a spritz of water will remove most. This is usually not a problem with polyester threads.
  7. 1 point
    jbnt9999

    Wrinkles in batting

    I talked to Quilters Dream customer service and one suggestion they had was lay batting out on bed and wack with a yard stick. Sent pictures but haven’t heard anything else. Next time I will be a wacking !
  8. 1 point
    jbnt9999

    Wrinkles in batting

    PLEASE HELP! I am using dream puff and had it resting for three day and it still has bumps and wrinkles. You cannot put it in the dryer or steam like my other batting’s. Does anyone know what to do? Looked on Quilters Dream Site and would call but ,of course it’s a weekend and I need to get this done.
  9. 1 point
    ValerieJ

    Barbara

    M is for More -- the bigger bobbin. L is for Less -- the smaller bobbin. Thanks to the guys (Mark and Josh, I think) at a road show I recently attended for that simple trick for remembering which is which.
  10. 1 point
    jbnt9999

    Wrinkles in batting

    Thanks, I did my best, will call them today.
  11. 1 point
    Gator

    Marking tools for FMQ designs

    You can use the water or air soluble markers. The water soluble usually have blue ink and the air soluble usually has purple. DO NOT IRON over these soluble marks or they become permanent. If you live in a high humidity area the air markers may disappear to fast for you. Have you tried using the white chalk and turn on your black light? Sometimes we forget most APQS machines come with black light. I use the gray chalk marker on most items I have to mark. Stay away from the yellow, pink and blue chalks, they do not wash out. I also use the Crayola washable markers (like you buy for kids) but test that the color I use will wash out (put it on test scrap fabric and rub out with a paper towel or wash cloth). The Crayola markers are a lot cheaper than sewing markers but as I stated test before you use on the quilt. Hope this helps.
  12. 1 point
    jbnt9999

    Wrinkles in batting

    It’s not a big cup but almost a little flap or wave! First picture , the other is wrinkles.
  13. 1 point
    Hi Bonnie, I use Dream Puff most of the time. I just place it where the fullness is. I have placed it the length of the border when I had a big problem, but not often. I pin it down also when I have a very long place to work out. Really, its not hard to do at all. Good luck.
  14. 1 point
    Maaike

    butterfly qult

    This is beautiful, thanks for sharing!
  15. 1 point
    Hive Mind, Looking for schematic/dimensions for a frame to accommodate a Ken Quilt 633 machine. I have an inspiration frame now, but I want more working distance. Short arm didn't work so well. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thanks much. Red Deb
  16. 1 point
    Actuality Bonnie, that was part of the reason for the extra batting, to fill up the fullness, but by the time I get my quilting on the border, I cannot really tell its there. Does that make since. I know its confusing, but for me it really works well.
  17. 1 point
    Yes. I have done this with very friendly quilts.
  18. 1 point
    Cagey

    Barbara

    APQS website pricing: L Bobbin Case - $11.95 M Bobbin Case - $54.00 L Bobbin - $00.90 M Bobbin - $ 3.00
  19. 1 point
    Mindy Skinner

    New thread shelves

    Just wanted to show everyone my new thread shelves. They were very inexpensive, $5.49 per shelf plus about 50 cents for the dowels to hold the bobbins. Each shelf holds 16 cones across, two deep. I added tiny dowels in front of each cone to hold the extra bobbins. I could, and may, put the shelves a little closer together and add a 6th shelf. I painted them red to match my new painted stairs. So far I love them.. I had the cone storage racks but always had to be very careful taking the cones off so I wouldn't knock off other cones.
  20. 1 point
    Joyce Cox

    Joyce

    Just need to vent. I spent a lot of money, moda fabrics from my local quilt shop and not to mention time making a baby quilt for a co-worker. I thought the quilt was beautiful. I have been quilting for a long time and have a long arm, so this was not my first quilt. I gave her the quilt a few days ago wrapped in a gift bag. I didn't witness her opening the bag. I am really sad. She has not even told me thank you or any type of comment on the quilt. I don't expect anything but "a thank you". I am concerned she thinks I picked up the quilt on the side of the road quilt sale or a yard sale. I am probably being sensitive. I am in the process of making another quilt for another co-worker but really don't have the desire to finish. Think I will donate this quilt to project Linus and give the usual gift of a pack of diapers. Anyway just needed to vent.
  21. 1 point
    Sharon Deming

    Joyce

    I understand what you are feeling. We put our talent and Hearts into our work, and we want that love and care to be appreciated. Unfortunately, not everyone is taught to be grateful and appreciative for gifts of any kind. Chalk it up to her forgetfulness or lack of character. But please, continue to share your love and quilting with others. I encourage you to be sure to put a label on all of your quilts, including baby gifts, that identify YOU as well as your blessing for the gift receiver. Eighty years from now, your work may eventually be appreciated by someone who picks up your quilt at an estate sale or flea-market. Maybe include a picture of you quilting the quilt at the longarm, or of your piecing the quilt and a personal note of congratulations along with your quilt. At least you will know they DO know that it is handmade by you personally. Blessings!
  22. 1 point
    jimerickson

    tension mystery issue

    When I get loops, it is usually because there is something wrong with the upper tension. Try tightening and see if the problem goes away. Jim PS: because Tut is cotton, check your bobbin case for hidden lint.
  23. 1 point
    Kueser

    Vertical cone holder

    Strap with a hunk of painters tape a small knitting needle on top with a cork on the end to hold the thread. Works great.
  24. 1 point
    Gator

    Sew Tweet Finally Complete!

    That's a lot of "no sew zones", beautiful quilt and quilting.
  25. 1 point
    T Row Studio

    Sew Tweet Finally Complete!

    this is sweet
  26. 1 point
    tootsquilts

    Sew Tweet Finally Complete!

    This quilt is absolutely adorable. Love it. So sorry to hear about your mom.
  27. 1 point
    Gail O

    Sew Tweet Finally Complete!

    Wow! That is stunning. Love it!
  28. 1 point
    tootsquilts

    I Woolly Love Ewe

    Love how you quilted this really cute quilt. Its perfect. Great job.
  29. 1 point
    Gail O

    I Woolly Love Ewe

    Love it! Awesome quilting; fits the quilt perfectly.
  30. 1 point
    LisaC

    I Woolly Love Ewe

    I agree with Sharon. Love it!!! The quilting really is perfect on such a cute quilt.
  31. 1 point
    SYork

    I Woolly Love Ewe

    That is so cute and you did a fantastic job quilting it.
  32. 1 point
    Gigi59

    Can I remove my quilt top roller

    Thanks Gail, My husband and I looked at it again this morning, we noticed one side arm was tilted slightly forward, so just realigning the side arms, allowed the ruler base to slide with ease under the quilt top bar. Such an easy fix, as usual, it ended up being our error. Thanks again for your input, it’s always very helpful!
  33. 1 point
    piecrust

    Daughter bag

    I went to the creative needle web site and purchased a different pattern. Thanks for the inspiration and information.
  34. 1 point
    Diane, From your description it sounds like we might need to replace your Crydom Relay. It acts like a little capacitor and basically stores incoming power and releases it at a steady stream to the machine. If something goes wrong with it, it can "spring a leak" for lack of a better description. Then it "leaks" a tiny burst of excess electrical power that makes the needle bang down. Call our service team and we can talk to you about what needs to happen to fix that.