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  1. BonnieJ

    Quilt wolf

    Here is one I did with scraps had and made up design.
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  2. SueD

    cleaned with alcohol

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  3. It is my next project I will post when I get it done! I am so happy to see you too!!!
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  4. Thought I put in pictures.
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  5. I agree with Jim. If you tear a top stop and see if the customer has any of the same fabric for you replace the damaged piece with. Consider supplying the label for the backside of that other one. We’ve also offered the quilting at no charge even when we have made the above repairs and have always gotten paid anyways. Be honest with your customers and most will be more than fair with you. Nigel
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  6. I would be inclined to not charge for the job, or at least offer to do the next quilt for no charge, since it was my fault the quilt was harmed. Do you think it's good business to offer discounts for bad work? Just my thoughts. Jim
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  7. This often happens to me so I’m pleased I’m not alone. Mine is the right side when facing machine......I have tried numerous methods. Currently, if quilt does not have a straight line of horizontal seams, I mark my tops every 12” or so on each side before I load quilt, then use horizontal channel lock every time I roll to check the marks are in line. I also use the horizontal channel lock to run along the horizontal seam lines as I roll quilt. This has helped ......
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  8. ffq-lar

    Roadshow

    Contact your nearest dealer. They will be helpful and are a good source to cultivate for repairs and questions.
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  9. jimerickson

    Shipping Information?

    I bought an Ult2 and had it shipped from FL to TX. That was 11 years ago though. I arranged shipping through an on line shipping website called USHIP. I don't know whether they're still going or not. It was a service where you list what you want shipped and the locations, and small independent haulers bid on the job. There were several levels of service available to the customer, from simply hauling to complete breakdown, delivery and reassembly. It cost me $550, and was a very pleasant experience. The fellow that hauled it for me was a school teacher who paid for his vacations and trav
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  10. RunningThreads

    4.5 needles

    Yes. You should be able to use any size needle in the same class just like you do in your domestic machine. When I had machines I successfully used needles from 3.0 up to 4.5 without making any changes to my machines. I think the problems usually come in when going to a significantly smaller needle because they flex easier and may require the timing to be set up so the needle kisses the hook a little harder. That is why APQS will tell you to stay within one size up or down from 4.0. Nigel
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  11. Lucy Martin, I got the box yesterday. Wow. So many hankies I can use! They are soaking away in retro clean as we speak. Thank you so much! I will post pics at some point in the future.
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  12. 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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  13. jimerickson

    Needle Breaking

    My guess is that the thick seams are the problem. I've broken needles on them before (almost the only time I ever break a needle) while free handing. Now I try to avoid those type seams whenever I'm quilting. Slowing down might help a bit, but I don't think that's the answer. It might help if you were to go to a larger needle (bigger to push, but thicker and stronger), but you can only go up one size to a 5.0 MR. I personally use Schmetz needles which I think are stiffer and stronger than the MR's, but I don't suppose you have any of them on hand. With your I/Q it might be worth you
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  14. Mwrubles

    memory blocks quilt

    Thank you very much for replying. I don't want her to have issues down the road so I appreciate you chiming in.
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  15. Cagey

    memory blocks quilt

    Mwrubles, Every batting has a minimum quilting distance. Warm and Natural is 10 inches minimum. Hobbs batting minimum is primarily 4 inches Other battings may have a shorter or longer minimum quilting distance. See below and checkout link; https://www.hobbsbatting.com/products/. Read your batting instructions to find your minimum quilting distance. I would quilt the top at a minimum of the required quilting distance. Otherwise you are asking for future problems after the quilt is used/loved and then washed. Try following some of the designs of on the shirts if you are concerned
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  16. Are you quilting a single piece back, or one you've seamed together? If you're using a pieced back, which way is the seam(s) mounted in relation to the rollers? If perpendicular, the seam allowance piles up, making the backing at the seam act like its shorter than the sides. Because of this, I almost always mount my pieced backs with the seams parallel to the rollers. That also allows me to pin the selvage to the leaders assuring me the back is square with the rollers. Jim
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  17. I'm a true Glide fan. To my mind that's the best thread to work with.
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  18. This is one I just finished for a friend. She pieced the quilt and I quilted it. I thought it turned out really well. I used Quilter's Dream Batting, and light gray thread on top with white on bottom.
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  19. Inadefal

    Daughter bag

    My daughter has such bag. She made it with her own hands.
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  20. Gator

    Batting storage

    Have you tried searching this forum? There have been many storage ideas throughout the years. Here's my favorite, easy to move and fairly cheap to make:
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  21. CBing

    Long Arm reviews

    Helen, I haven't been looking too hard until just last few months. I have only begin making quilt tops 3 1/2 years ago. Saw my first long arm machine when I picked up my first quilt from the quilter. I was memorized. I knew I wanted one. Didn't know where to begin. I saw a Gammill at the first quilt fest 3 yrs ago. It was the biggest, fanciest thing. The lady asked if I quilter. When she saw my curiosity she told me if I wanted to quilt I needed that one. 32,000! I was so shocked I decided I was going to learn to quilt on a home machine. I got a Janome 3160QDC, as I didn't want computer. Love
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  22. What a beautiful quilt. I wish I could do work like that. I just do not have ideas in my head like most creative people. I have a Lenni and just the basic machine no computer or bliss table and have not been able to quilt real good yet. Maybe someday.
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