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    Wonky Leaders

    Thanks! I've got that process down for squaring--but if I cut--I'll cut off most of one of my leaders . The leader for the backing--whatever that is called-- is really getting bad. As you face the front of the machine, the part of the leader on your right--which doesn't get much pinning action--is getting crumpled and seems to have a bit of wrinkle memory. I have to be extra careful when I load to make sure that part of the leader is behaving---and if I have to go back and forth on the quilt--I have to babysit that area or it will roll strangely. I suspect that I may need to replace this leader especially. I'm wondering if maybe I should just zip the leaders together, have some good tension(as if I were squaring) and spray starch and steam the bad boy into submission........................it couldn't hurt right? Does anyone else have any thoughts? Jill
  2. jkerekes

    Wonky Leaders

    Thanks! I've got that process down for squaring--but if I cut--I'll cut off most of one of my leaders . The leader for the backing--whatever that is called-- is really getting bad. As you face the front of the machine, the part of the leader on your right--which doesn't get much pinning action--is getting crumpled and seems to have a bit of wrinkle memory. I have to be extra careful when I load to make sure that part of the leader is behaving---and if I have to go back and forth on the quilt--I have to babysit that area or it will roll strangely. I suspect that I may need to replace this leader especially. I'm wondering if maybe I should just zip the leaders together, have some good tension(as if I were squaring) and spray starch and steam the bad boy into submission........................it couldn't hurt right? Does anyone else have any thoughts? Jill
  3. jkerekes

    Wonky Leaders

    Hi, My leaders on my 14 foot table(5 year old Millenium) are getting a little wonky. I'm noticing that I have to pull a bit and really be careful when I load a quilt in order to have my leaders behave. It's not a problem of squaring---I've done that before---it's that my leaders are getting 'permanently wrinkled/stretched in a couple of spots. Is there something I can do to tame them, or is it time to replace the leaders? Thanks! Jill Kerekes
  4. jkerekes

    Wonky Leaders

    Hi, My leaders on my 14 foot table(5 year old Millenium) are getting a little wonky. I'm noticing that I have to pull a bit and really be careful when I load a quilt in order to have my leaders behave. It's not a problem of squaring---I've done that before---it's that my leaders are getting 'permanently wrinkled/stretched in a couple of spots. Is there something I can do to tame them, or is it time to replace the leaders? Thanks! Jill Kerekes
  5. These are fantastic!!!! Thanks for sharing! Jill Kerekes
  6. Karol, Very nice! What a wonderful way to share your gifts! Jill Kerekes
  7. Check out this blog: http://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/2009/06/01/how-to-bind-inside-corners-plus-a-give-away-to-practice-your-skills/ She shows you how she does a 60 degree inner 'corner'---you can do the same with a 90 degree inner corner. Jill
  8. I don't know if I'll be clear--but I'll give it a try;). As you are sewing your binding on, you will need to pull the trimmed quilt straight. Yes--this means going from 90 degrees to 180 degrees. Be careful not to rip the quilt at the 90degree corner---but pull it so that it is straight when you are sewing on the binding. Once the binding is sewn on and you release the quilt, a natural mitered fold will appear in the binding--and you can seal it just like a regular corner. Jill
  9. My mother would say: ".............and people in Hell want ice water!" If she wants cross hatching and SID, she must pay for that. Any ruler work will make the cost go up. Be firm or you will hate yourself! Jill Kerekes
  10. Hi Lisa, Ditto what everyone else said. Many people are just not good piecers and that's just how it is;). They probably would be insulted with that charge, maybe you could build in a charge for mitered corners--and then not charge it if you don't need to. If you have regular customers that always give you bad mitered corners, maybe they will not do mitered corners because of the charge:cool:. Just a thought--but approaching the issue that way may work in your favor. Good luck! Jill Kerekes
  11. Hi, The NJ exhibition was from the private collection of Sue Reich, her contact info is found on this webpage: http://www.quilthistory.com/teachers/reich.htm She's very nice and I'm sure you could e-mail her and she would be able to help you out. Jill Kerekes
  12. Check out www.quiltart.com/lancaster.html Jill Kerekes
  13. As a reference---2 or 3 years ago I had a 80x90 Lover's Knot(Eleanor Burns-Quilt in a Day) quilt appraised. I did that just to get a feel for what a basic log cabin type quilt would be appraised for. All the fabrics were quilt shop quality and the quilting was moderately custom(probably a $.03 per square inch). The appraisal value was $1200. My point is: If my quickly pieced, log cabin type quilt, with 'everyday' nice quilting--that is truly a bed quilt, would be in that price range---how would it in any way be close to reasonable for you to sell your baby for not that much more? Don't undervalue your work! Jill Kerekes
  14. http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/1059996592033113387knntGY Check out how this quilting follows the pattern---your quilt has that flow too---just not the contrasting fabrics. Jill Kerekes
  15. Mmm...nice scrappy quilt! I would do something to accentuate the 'barn raising' design. Feathers, leaves--straight lines--something like that. Jill Kerekes