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BethDurand last won the day on December 25 2018

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    biking (with pedals, not an engine), music, pets

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  1. My 18-20 year old Janome 10000 seems about to bite the dust. Anyone have any feedback on the Elna's? I need to be able to piece, sew clothes, and embroider quilt labels. Thanks, Beth
  2. I bought one used on Craig's list, and it worked great for the first quilt. Then it just wouldn't get hot enough anymore. Bought an Artistic press from the local sewing machine store, and love it. I haven't used it much, but it surely saves time from trying to press all the interfacing onto the shirts with a regular iron.
  3. Thanks for the help. I've sent them on to Michael for his approval.
  4. Anyone got a suggestion for a cat pantograph? I've found a couple, but I'm not thrilled with either one. Thanks!
  5. Hmm. Silk thread. Good to know. I've recently done a multilayer fusible (not McK) with Monopoly, and it worked fine. Wouldn't the silk be a lot of thread color changes? Just a thought. I've got a McK of my own coming up in about 2 years, I've only made 2 blocks so far, but looking forward to quilting it.
  6. I purchased them at Home Depot on a Friday, and took them back on Monday. They off-gassed and smelled so badly that I could smell them on the 2nd floor, even t hough they were in the basement. Now I've got 2 wool braided rugs down there, and between those and my birkenstock shoes (I live in Oregon, after all), I can quilt for hours. Besides, the rugs are prettier than antifatigue mats. However, here at the shop we've got them behind the cutting counter, and I don't know how I'd live without them here. Be sure to give them the sniff test before you purchase them, and make sure that you can stand them.
  7. Hurray for you Jeanne! Post pics when you can! Beth
  8. I didn\'t see the show, and really don\'t know if this will help. However, I\'ve got patterns from Marci L. Baker on making strip pieced Tumbling blocks, grandmothers flower garden and seven sisters quilts. All have no "Y" seams. They are published by Alicia\'s Attic in Fort Collins, CO. Good luck, Beth
  9. Just my 2 cents. I wouldn't go to Montavilla. They have my regular sewing machine for the FIFTH time for a "tune up" They charged me more than another non-Janome rep did to tune up 2 machines. If they don't get it right this time, I'm getting my money back, and going to schlep over to Beaverton. I'm more than a little angry right now. Beth
  10. Hi Linda, I love my serger, but then I do a lot of garment sewing as well. I often use it for seaming quilt backs too. Mine is a 4 thread, but I usually only use 3. Great for finishing seams of garments, hems, etc. Beth
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