BethDurand

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    BethDurand got a reaction from kylewmurray in graduation gown for binding fabric?   
    probably nylon fabric.  The quilt won't get used much, but I'm starting to think that you're probably right about not using it.
     
    Thanks for the help.
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    BethDurand got a reaction from kylewmurray in graduation gown for binding fabric?   
    probably nylon fabric.  The quilt won't get used much, but I'm starting to think that you're probably right about not using it.
     
    Thanks for the help.
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    BethDurand got a reaction from kylewmurray in graduation gown for binding fabric?   
    I am making a memory quilt for a friend.  She gave me two boxes of shirts to use, but I focused on the well worn t-shirts.  One thing that was in there was a high school graduation robe.  Could I cut this up and use it for the binding?  Based on a pattern search, There should be more than enough fabric in there for the binding.
     
    Any thoughts?  Pros/Cons?
     
    Thanks,
     
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    BethDurand got a reaction from AnnP in How much do I love my APQS?   
    While dropping off tax stuff today, we got to talking about longarm machines.  My tax lady and her assistant are both quilters.  Assistant mentions that a mutual friend has purchased another brand of machine, and that she has yet another brand.  Assistant ask me about the warranty on APQS machines.  Such fun to watch her jaw drop when I told her that our machines have a lifetime warranty. 
    Gotta love APQS!
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    BethDurand got a reaction from Beachside Quilter in APQS or Handiquilter   
    Personally, I vote for spend a little extra and go for the Lenni with Bliss.  I baste just fine with my stitch regulator turned off.  We have a built in upper thread tension as well.  I have thread breakage sensors, but don't use them, too annoying on my DSM.  If stitch quality and perfect tension are most important, that's what you're going to get with the Lenni.  With APQS you can cope with anything that might come up where you'd need the dealer.  I don't know about the Handi quilter.  How many adjustments that you make on the Handi Quilter will require the rep to do on your machine?  None on the Lenni.
     
    Yes, I am biased as a rep for APQS.  Before I bought my first Millie in 2006, I test drove every machine out there along with my engineer-ed brain husband.  I would vote for "It's pretty!" while he said "This one is built well."  That's one of the reason I went with APQS.  I now drive a 2013 Millie, and upgraded only because as a rep I felt that it would be nice if the machine potential customers were test driving at least looked like the one that they were considering.  White, not sliver, same face plate, same handles etc.  If APQS hadn't improved the machines in 2013, I'd still have my 2006 girl.
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    BethDurand got a reaction from anniecas in Memory Quilts   
    It's my silly personal policy that you can quilt through the photo, but not through the faces.  Go slowly through the photo the fabric is heavier than normal.  I also use Monopoly on those because there are usually so many different colors and this blends with all.
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    BethDurand got a reaction from meg in iQuilt classes offered by AQS   
    I'm in the middle of "Divide, Design and Fill for Beautiful quilting."  Really enjoying it, but not enough time to keep watching, and then actually do the homework!
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    BethDurand got a reaction from Gail O in DWR   
    Here's the finished DWR that I recently finished.  She mailed me her quilt from out of state, and we've never met.  Wow!  To be trusted with such a beauty!
     
    More photos on my website, www.eocquilting.com


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    BethDurand got a reaction from JeannieB in DWR   
    Here's the finished DWR that I recently finished.  She mailed me her quilt from out of state, and we've never met.  Wow!  To be trusted with such a beauty!
     
    More photos on my website, www.eocquilting.com


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    BethDurand got a reaction from Liam in DWR   
    Here's the finished DWR that I recently finished.  She mailed me her quilt from out of state, and we've never met.  Wow!  To be trusted with such a beauty!
     
    More photos on my website, www.eocquilting.com


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    BethDurand got a reaction from GMALKB in DWR   
    Here's the finished DWR that I recently finished.  She mailed me her quilt from out of state, and we've never met.  Wow!  To be trusted with such a beauty!
     
    More photos on my website, www.eocquilting.com


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    BethDurand got a reaction from dbams in DWR   
    Here's the finished DWR that I recently finished.  She mailed me her quilt from out of state, and we've never met.  Wow!  To be trusted with such a beauty!
     
    More photos on my website, www.eocquilting.com


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    BethDurand got a reaction from Primitive1 in Clean your rails.   
    Quilting along yesterday and "Pearly" is driving rough.  Well, look at all the lovely little black spots on her carriage.  Cleaned her wheels and rails, and she's back to smooth as glass!
    Today, all is well, but after about the 1/2 way point things get harder to move.  Hmm.  Could it be?  Sure enough, 65 lb dog is sleeping on the on the other side of the table, and when he laid down, he lay on the cord.  After moving the cord, she's much smoother again. 
    Just an FYI.
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    BethDurand got a reaction from Liam in Clean your rails.   
    Quilting along yesterday and "Pearly" is driving rough.  Well, look at all the lovely little black spots on her carriage.  Cleaned her wheels and rails, and she's back to smooth as glass!
    Today, all is well, but after about the 1/2 way point things get harder to move.  Hmm.  Could it be?  Sure enough, 65 lb dog is sleeping on the on the other side of the table, and when he laid down, he lay on the cord.  After moving the cord, she's much smoother again. 
    Just an FYI.
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    BethDurand got a reaction from CrazyAboutQuilting in Clean your rails.   
    Quilting along yesterday and "Pearly" is driving rough.  Well, look at all the lovely little black spots on her carriage.  Cleaned her wheels and rails, and she's back to smooth as glass!
    Today, all is well, but after about the 1/2 way point things get harder to move.  Hmm.  Could it be?  Sure enough, 65 lb dog is sleeping on the on the other side of the table, and when he laid down, he lay on the cord.  After moving the cord, she's much smoother again. 
    Just an FYI.
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    BethDurand got a reaction from cmkeindl1 in Clean your rails.   
    Quilting along yesterday and "Pearly" is driving rough.  Well, look at all the lovely little black spots on her carriage.  Cleaned her wheels and rails, and she's back to smooth as glass!
    Today, all is well, but after about the 1/2 way point things get harder to move.  Hmm.  Could it be?  Sure enough, 65 lb dog is sleeping on the on the other side of the table, and when he laid down, he lay on the cord.  After moving the cord, she's much smoother again. 
    Just an FYI.
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    BethDurand got a reaction from dramaqueenB in Clean your rails.   
    Quilting along yesterday and "Pearly" is driving rough.  Well, look at all the lovely little black spots on her carriage.  Cleaned her wheels and rails, and she's back to smooth as glass!
    Today, all is well, but after about the 1/2 way point things get harder to move.  Hmm.  Could it be?  Sure enough, 65 lb dog is sleeping on the on the other side of the table, and when he laid down, he lay on the cord.  After moving the cord, she's much smoother again. 
    Just an FYI.
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    BethDurand got a reaction from Quilting Regina in Clean your rails.   
    Quilting along yesterday and "Pearly" is driving rough.  Well, look at all the lovely little black spots on her carriage.  Cleaned her wheels and rails, and she's back to smooth as glass!
    Today, all is well, but after about the 1/2 way point things get harder to move.  Hmm.  Could it be?  Sure enough, 65 lb dog is sleeping on the on the other side of the table, and when he laid down, he lay on the cord.  After moving the cord, she's much smoother again. 
    Just an FYI.
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    BethDurand got a reaction from HeidiP in Clean your rails.   
    Quilting along yesterday and "Pearly" is driving rough.  Well, look at all the lovely little black spots on her carriage.  Cleaned her wheels and rails, and she's back to smooth as glass!
    Today, all is well, but after about the 1/2 way point things get harder to move.  Hmm.  Could it be?  Sure enough, 65 lb dog is sleeping on the on the other side of the table, and when he laid down, he lay on the cord.  After moving the cord, she's much smoother again. 
    Just an FYI.
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    BethDurand got a reaction from Quilta93 in Clean your rails.   
    Quilting along yesterday and "Pearly" is driving rough.  Well, look at all the lovely little black spots on her carriage.  Cleaned her wheels and rails, and she's back to smooth as glass!
    Today, all is well, but after about the 1/2 way point things get harder to move.  Hmm.  Could it be?  Sure enough, 65 lb dog is sleeping on the on the other side of the table, and when he laid down, he lay on the cord.  After moving the cord, she's much smoother again. 
    Just an FYI.
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    BethDurand got a reaction from Mary Beth in Clean your rails.   
    Quilting along yesterday and "Pearly" is driving rough.  Well, look at all the lovely little black spots on her carriage.  Cleaned her wheels and rails, and she's back to smooth as glass!
    Today, all is well, but after about the 1/2 way point things get harder to move.  Hmm.  Could it be?  Sure enough, 65 lb dog is sleeping on the on the other side of the table, and when he laid down, he lay on the cord.  After moving the cord, she's much smoother again. 
    Just an FYI.
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    BethDurand got a reaction from Anniam in Clean your rails.   
    Quilting along yesterday and "Pearly" is driving rough.  Well, look at all the lovely little black spots on her carriage.  Cleaned her wheels and rails, and she's back to smooth as glass!
    Today, all is well, but after about the 1/2 way point things get harder to move.  Hmm.  Could it be?  Sure enough, 65 lb dog is sleeping on the on the other side of the table, and when he laid down, he lay on the cord.  After moving the cord, she's much smoother again. 
    Just an FYI.
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    BethDurand got a reaction from Oma in Clean your rails.   
    Quilting along yesterday and "Pearly" is driving rough.  Well, look at all the lovely little black spots on her carriage.  Cleaned her wheels and rails, and she's back to smooth as glass!
    Today, all is well, but after about the 1/2 way point things get harder to move.  Hmm.  Could it be?  Sure enough, 65 lb dog is sleeping on the on the other side of the table, and when he laid down, he lay on the cord.  After moving the cord, she's much smoother again. 
    Just an FYI.
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    BethDurand got a reaction from Zora in Clean your rails.   
    Quilting along yesterday and "Pearly" is driving rough.  Well, look at all the lovely little black spots on her carriage.  Cleaned her wheels and rails, and she's back to smooth as glass!
    Today, all is well, but after about the 1/2 way point things get harder to move.  Hmm.  Could it be?  Sure enough, 65 lb dog is sleeping on the on the other side of the table, and when he laid down, he lay on the cord.  After moving the cord, she's much smoother again. 
    Just an FYI.
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    BethDurand got a reaction from barbm in Clean your rails.   
    Quilting along yesterday and "Pearly" is driving rough.  Well, look at all the lovely little black spots on her carriage.  Cleaned her wheels and rails, and she's back to smooth as glass!
    Today, all is well, but after about the 1/2 way point things get harder to move.  Hmm.  Could it be?  Sure enough, 65 lb dog is sleeping on the on the other side of the table, and when he laid down, he lay on the cord.  After moving the cord, she's much smoother again. 
    Just an FYI.