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    bonbon got a reaction from Mary Beth in I'm back!!   
    MaryBeth I was thinking about you the other day girl.... wondering what you've been up to. Now I know!, yay!
    Good to hear from you!
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    bonbon got a reaction from ffq-lar in Big blue and gray quilt finished   
    Oh wow Linda! ! That thing is giant! You made it a masterpiece! Love your quilting as always.
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    bonbon got a reaction from pumpkinpatchquilter in Hartley Vertical Spool Holder   
    I used mine for a long time before I had Quilt Path installed. I really liked having it up front, handy when working from the front especially when changing threads on a quilt. It was behind the front laser post. After a few years the sticky tape didn't hold any more. Had to clean the remaining goo off before using fresh heavy double sided tape. If the thread holder wasn't slanting forward it would probably hold a lot longer.
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    bonbon got a reaction from The YEG Quilter in The Secret Garden   
    Yes we want yo know how you did that gorgeous border! Please share
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    bonbon got a reaction from WandaGerdes in 2004 milli for sale package deal!! SOLD SOLD SOLD   
    My thoughts and feelings exactly Linda! And one of the responses was convoluted as if English is second language. Similar to those scammers in Nigeria preying on lonely folks and bilking them out of their life savings. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Just saying...
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    bonbon got a reaction from ffq-lar in 2004 milli for sale package deal!! SOLD SOLD SOLD   
    My thoughts and feelings exactly Linda! And one of the responses was convoluted as if English is second language. Similar to those scammers in Nigeria preying on lonely folks and bilking them out of their life savings. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Just saying...
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    bonbon reacted to ffq-lar in To Sign Up or Not Sign Up   
    Dave,since you don't need a George, better not bother.... Yeah, don't sign up. No reason to do that. Just ignore the big header up there. Deep and cleansing breath..You... don't...  need... that...  machine... Watch this spinning bobbin...
    You're getting sleepy.....sleeeepy...  Count backwards from five... When you reach one you'll be completely relaxed... The give-away George means nothing to you... You have no interest in it...
    When you awaken, you'll be perfectly contented with your machine.... You'll feel no compulsion to try to win another one... The beckoning banner will mean nothing to you... Three two one awake!
     
     
    Well, gotta go. I need to sign up.   
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    bonbon got a reaction from quilterbee1 in Circle Lord help please? Help...   
    If you are new to using these boards it does take a bit of practice to doing them without wobbles. Moving them as smoothly as possible, those back tracks do start looking better. Of course it helps if the stylus fits and doesn't bump into anything! Have you tried lowering your circle lord stylus?
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    bonbon reacted to Mercedes in stinking loops of top thread on back...again   
    See below for a thread from Dawn on loops on the back....
     
    Check the thread path to be sure that the thread isn't escaping the tension disks occasionally. Put a small piece of batting (wadding) in the first thread guide directly above the cone.Your thread should be "trapped" between the thread guide and the batting. This trick helps to prevent the thread from jumping out of the tension disks unexpectedly and then snapping itself back in when the thread gets taut again. The second thing that causes loops is a scratch or burr on the hook assembly. That little burr grabs your top thread and carries it around the bobbin twice (and sometimes more), which makes a double-size loop on the back. Take a look at your hook assembly with a magnifying glass to see if you can find any scratch or burr. If you find one, smooth it out with very fine sandpaper or emery cloth.  The third thing that can cause random loops is the location of the hook finger. The top thread must sneak through the opening between the hook finger and the bobbin basket with every stitch. If that relationship is too close, then occasionally the top thread gets pinched for just a moment (or it breaks) and the extra long loop forms.  
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    bonbon got a reaction from lkl in I really need your help- top thread breaking   
    I have several cones of magnifico. I continually had needle thread breakage with this no matter the cone. After trying everything like you I gave up. Barb even tried to get it to work one time and could not determine the cause of breakage. I dedided my millie didn't like mag thread. So now I only use it in the bobbin with matching or close to matching color of metro thread in the needle.
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    bonbon got a reaction from JeannieB in quilting a Sunbonnet Sue   
    Looks like cross hatching is the thing to do. Thanks and I love how your quilts turned out!
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    bonbon got a reaction from barbm in computerized quilting   
    Barb is an excellent resource for QP. I have QP and find I have excellent support at my fingertips via the internet with u tube videos and personal help too. Where are you located? Perhaps someone close to you has options for trying out their computer. I'm in Oregon not far from Portland. You're welcome to try mine out if you are nearby.
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    bonbon got a reaction from ffq-lar in Old hand pieced tops   
    All my thoughts too Linda
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    bonbon got a reaction from Beachside Quilter in Overcoming Fear?   
    Yes David call Michael the Circle Lord Zen Master! His cross hatch boards are the bomb!
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    bonbon reacted to Enchanted Quilting in Richmond Reds   
    Many bows and accolades to Linda as the leafy wreath in the dark red blocks was just the answer.  Thanks again.    I also continued the leaves in the OB.  Other blocks were CC.  More pix on Flickr.
     
    FPQ Richmond Reds by Charlotte Peterson Enchanted Quilting, on Flickr
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    bonbon reacted to ffq-lar in Snow Days by Crabapple Hill Designs ?   
    Hi Linda. Here's a link to "Walking in a Winter Wonderland". I've quilted two of these. I think the fillers can be used on any embroidered top of this type. Arrow right after the link to see details.
     
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/larech/9568455582/
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    bonbon got a reaction from barbm in Quilt Path Questions   
    Contact Barb Mayfield or Angela Hugli-Clark...both APQS REPS and can help you with your questions. QP is awesome as well as the support that comes with it.
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    bonbon got a reaction from ffq-lar in NQR--Love across borders   
    You two really are wonderful and giving folks. Glad to know you.
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    bonbon got a reaction from ffq-lar in Giant Dahlia quilt   
    Fab wonderful fantastic!!
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    bonbon got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in NQR My granddaughters   
    Precious ♥
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    bonbon got a reaction from ffq-lar in Happy Birthday Miss Linda   
    Hey Linda Loo .... Happy Birthday!!!!! Hope it was great! ♥
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    bonbon got a reaction from ffq-lar in Another border-of-the-month quilt---customer original pattern   
    Holy moly Linda! Everything about it is gorgeous!
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    bonbon got a reaction from anniemueller in Vintage Valentine is Done and Delivered   
    Unbelievably gorgeous!
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    bonbon got a reaction from micajah in What is the best kind of wood for flooring under a long arm?   
    Laminate flooring all the way. Mine has been in my studio over 11 years and no buckling or separatuon of any kind. Easiest no maintenance I've ever had.
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    bonbon reacted to sdaurio in Freedom Quilt   
    My niece asked me to make a quilt for a fund raiser for her unit which recently returned from Afghanistan.  She wanted to have a fund raiser before they were re-deployed.  She also requested a combat theme.  Oh boy, I was stumped.  But I finally came up with something that I think is going to work.  It's a simple carpenters star.  I used part of a 19 in round stencil for the white parts on the outside of the star. I added some feathers and cross hatching.  I essentially took a very simple pattern and made it as complex as I could.  You know it's a very fine line between "it needs to be special" and "was that really necessary".  This has two layers of batting, hobbs 80/20 on the bottom and hobbs wool on top.  It was the first time I tried those two together and I will definitely do that again.  Premosoft thread on the top and magna glide bobbins.  I just finished this today.  My nieces' unit lost 3 people in Afghanistan so I hope this will help raise funds for those families.  There is just something about quilting for those that serve our country that is so fulfilling to me.  Here's a couple of pictures there's more detailed pics on my blog.