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chickenscratch

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  1. This is a new art quilt I just finished. It is headed to a show, but I wanted to share photos with all of you. More details about construction and tons of detail photos on blog. Eye Candy in Fabric art quilt blog article
  2. I wrote a whole blog post about bobbin tension. sweettsquilting.blogspot.com
  3. I have king double baptist fan by Circle Lord 126" total length $200 plus shipping SOLD- Cosmos by Circle Lord 70" total length $150 plus shipping rabbit by R&S 23" (one board) $25 plus shipping diagonal lines by R&S -36" total length $40 plus shipping chevron by R&S 69" total length $80 plus shipping SOLD- bountiful feathers by R&S 71" total length $100 plus shipping crosshatch by R&S 23" $25 plus shipping SOLD-Modern Square by R&S 86" total length $100 plus shipping- Email sweet_t_quilting@yahoo.com for pictures and shipping information
  4. tyquilter I need your email address to send you pictures and information about all the boards I have for sale
  5. Update- finished. Can’t post pictures. Go to www.facebook.com/sweettsquilting. This is a customer quilt I am working on. It is twin sized. Carolina Lily is the pattern. Custom quilting all over. Black Omni, Pink Glide, and off white So Fine thread on top. Bobbin is white magenetic bobbins. Lots of marking and ruler/template work. I hope to have it finished by Wednesday
  6. YES!! When I upgraded machines I got the Bliss track system. Amazing glide. Circles and diagonal lines are so easy now.
  7. Love, love, love it. Great cross hatching, and super cute quilt
  8. I have a set I would sell you. They do make a queen size. I will take pictures tomorrow when I have more light.
  9. You might have already had this quilted, but as a quilter I would use the design in the blue fabric to create an overall design, then do something semi custom in the diamond shapes. Probably feather in the outer border then ribbon candy or wishbones in the center of each diamond. Budget friendly, unique, and one of a kind.
  10. Jeanne, those are beautiful. I really like the first one. How many hours did it take to create him?
  11. I have been working hard to make quilting and quilt related items a full time job. One of those projects was to publish my own patterns- something I had dreamed about doing for years and years. I have quilted wholecloth designs for clients before, and for promotional items for a few dye artists. Everybody raved about wanting to learn to do it, so I decided to create a line of patterns that would teach people. My Choose Your Own Adventure patterns let you create over 200 different quilts from a single paper pattern, by mixing and matching various design options. They also teach techniques for filling spaces, free motion quilting, and ruler work. Here is a picture of two quilts created from the first pattern. Cindy Rich, of Twisted Sister Quilting, also quilted one. I don't have a picture of hers to share, but she has it on Facebook. To learn more about it, go to my blog www.sweettsquilting.blogspot.com or the store pages.
  12. $20 per shirt, includes all prep, cutting, piecing, and quilting.
  13. Add some Sewer's aide to your spool of King Tut, or put some on a piece of batting and put it in the thread guide right above the spool, so the thread has to run through it.
  14. I haven't tried Omni. I did get a trial spool of Glide and I love it. I am probably going to buy more of it at Paducah. I also like some of the Auriful colors, but not sure how they will perform.
  15. I have been struggling to get this quilt done. I am kicking myself for choosing three different threads. I love the way they all look, but my goodness, they are tempermental. My hot pink is bottom line. It is not acting too badly. The lime green is Highlights. OH, I love how it looks, but I really hate fighting with it. THe white is So fine, which runs fine, but I keep having to change the tension when I change to the white thread. Another one I love to hate is anything King Tut. If it is a nice day and relatively warm with low humidity in our house, it runs beautifully. I love the way it looks. But, if it is the least bit cold or rainy, that thread snarls into birdsnests and leaves loops on the back. What threads are you favorites? Most hated? Adored, but hated at the same time?
  16. I like So Fine top and bottom. I also use MaxiLock for top thread quite a bit. I use mostly prewound bobbins from Superior threads. I recently tried some Magna Bobbins, but not sure if I like them yet.
  17. I'm not sure what the wheels are. They are black rubber wheels with the groove in the center to fit on the rails. The cord is suspended on an overhead trolley system that travels the length of the table while I am stitching. There is no play in the wheels or axles. We checked all that right after I noticed that it was hard to steer. I am really hoping to have somebody take a look at it one day, or win the lottery to buy a bliss table.
  18. Jim, the Lenni is on the exact same type of table the Ultimate 2 was, except it is metal Lbeams instead of a wooden table with rails. The wheels are vertical on the carriage and the head. We have adjusted the wheels several times, leveled and releveled the table, sanded the bad spots in the table rails, adjusted the stitch regulator encoder wheel. Nothing has helped. If a rep ever gets down this way for anything I am hoping I can get them to come by and see if they can adjust anything any differently. Straight lines are great, circles and feathers are hard to do.
  19. While I don't have any suggestions for you about how to fix it, I completely understand your frustration. That is how my Lenni is. My Ultimate 2 was so light and just buzzed along the rails. I feel like I am fighting the Lenni every time I drive it.
  20. I would like to have it, but I don't think it will fit on my table.
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