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  1. Are the Edgerider wheels still available? Also, not quite sure what you mean by newer channel locks...my millie is a 2006, do you think they'll work? If you don't know, I'll call APQS. Thanks! Tina
  2. If you are interested, Harriet Hargrave sells a sample set of batting 14 inch squares, different brands, different materials, that gives you the opportunity to see what each of them do when you quilt them up. Also, makes a great sample book when you are all done, to show your customers. http://www.harriethargrave.com/products_batting.asp
  3. Bayside Quilting has wide sateen too: https://www.baysidequilting.com/store/scripts/prodList.asp?idCategory=148
  4. This is just what I was looking for! Enjoy those extra 250MB.
  5. Ferret, thanks for suggesting the Five Fingers shoes. I got mine on Friday and they are definitely the perfect fit for me! I cannot tell you how thrilled I am with them. Of course I am raving to anyone who pauses to listen! I'm planning to get a few pairs so I won't just wear them out.
  6. Thanks for your responses. Guess I need to step up and prewash. I hesitate because it is 3 1/2 yards of 118 inch wide. Yikes! Pressing it out is going to be a PITA! I appreciate your input. I hope to get it loaded soon and get to work! Thanks again!
  7. I think have the pattern figured out, I was just looking to see if anyone knew where I could get a kit for it. I know me, and I'd just buy way too much fabric, and a kit would keep me in line! I'm trying to stay out of the fabric store for awhile When I google it, it gives me link to techniques for coloring quilts with crayons, not exactly what I'm looking for... Meg, I was looking at your webshots, are your crayon tips 3-D? Also, I like the fabrics that you used. Thanks for the link to the pattern. I emailed to see if they had a kit for it. Thanks!
  8. Hi. I have been looking at making a crayon quilt for my son's teacher and love the crayon quilt (there was one posted here a few months ago). Anyway, does anyone know if there is a kit somewhere for it? I have searched around online a bit, but haven't found it yet. Thanks!
  9. Hi. I am not normally a prewasher, but I may have to with this one. Wanted to get some other opinions.... Okay, I am getting ready to work on a large wholecloth quilt. Top is a hand dyed fabric, has been rinsed and washed. The back is new 100% cotton sateen. Should I wash the sateen? I know I am answering my own question here, because I know I probably should wash it. But I just don't want to deal with the whole 3 1/2 yds. Any suggestions on how to prewash it without it getting too tangled? Thanks!
  10. I had a similar issue with the stitches being way too tiny when one of my encoder wheels was not "connecting". Might be worth checking out. Good luck!
  11. Another tip with Heat and Bond...when you cut larger pieces, cut out the inside of the fusible, leaving about 1/4 inch or so inside your drawn line. It'll help eliminate some of the bulk. Take care!
  12. Sewhappy, It is unfair that they raised their prices without informing you, especially since you are clearly a very good customer for them. Everyone is struggling with the economy, and I agree it is a cop out. Do you think they will lower their prices when things eventually improve...doubt it. I know this happens in almost every line of work, but at what point do they care more about the money and less about the reason they went into veterinary medicine? I have been searching for a veterinarian since I moved to NC 3 1/2 years ago. Gone through 5 already and no luck. Trying a new one next week, maybe he's the one! Good luck in finding a new one. I hope you find a wonderful, old-fashioned veterinarian, who charges a minimal office visit fee, does basic treatments at a fair price so you can save your $$$ for those real pet emergencies and treatments. Maybe you'll get someone who actually tells you your options ahead of time and doesn't run costly, unnecessary tests...just because they can (and can charge accordingly). I know, skeptics will say that that no one can stay in business that way...WRONG! It is called VOLUME. Stepping off my soapbox now....
  13. I took the thread painting class from Sue Patton a couple weeks ago (great class!!). She used a lot of threads, but the ones that wowed me were the Valdani threads. I am working on where to buy them wholesale...let me know if you find a good source. You can check them out at valdani.com . Good luck in your search, and let us know what you find!