doodlebug

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  1. who's on first..... who? exactly.... what!??? he's on second....
  2. i have a Line Tamer ruler for sale...i hit the wrong button and ordered the wrong one...obviously, i've never used it... http://www.fourpawsquilting.com/pages/template.html this is the 1/2" foot one made for A1 (after 2004), Nolting, HandiQuilter, Prodigy, QuarterMaster... retails for $26, selling for $20 including shipping. paypal preferred i use this ruler for SID and attaching the binding to the quilt while still in the quilting frame.... this is not the only site i'm listing on, so if you want it, be quick about it
  3. i have a suggestion as well.... when searching keyword, after clicking on the topic thread and trying to use the 'back' button, the search query page has expired....could it not expire?? so you don't have to do a new search for the same thing over and over...
  4. the quilt that i quilted all those pebbles on went home today, so now i can share pictures...lots of pictures it all over on my blog CLICK HERE when you get to the blog post, click on any picture and it will open the pictures bigger to see the 'details' and you can scroll thru them by clicking on the small thumbnail at the bottom or hitting the arrow keys on your keyboard!!! THANKS FOR TAKING A GANDER
  5. that would of probably been easier....WDITOT?
  6. i did a short video: sorry about the handle getting in the way...
  7. the area that i'm pebbling is about 60 inches wide, and going around the piecing and applique, it takes on average about two bobbins. my pebbles are not small- the smallest is like the size of a dime the largest is about 2inches long by 1 inch wide- ish. i quilted the background of my sister's choice swap with pebbles, and it only took 8 hours to do the entire quilt (pebbles and blocks)
  8. think ovals instead of circles *giggle* just PPP.... if i had a way to hold a camera, i'd take a short video...any suggestions on how to do that??? duct tape the camera to the handle bars?? *snicker*
  9. don't worry about asking questions....the only stupid question is the one you don't ask....how else will we learn...
  10. my bobbin gets warm too....i haven't noticed any negative effects tho. i do clean after every empty bobbin and oil every four or five bobbins...the needle gets warm too....it's just a friction thing i guess, no worries
  11. it is raw edge on this quilt. she stitched just inside the edge of everything with matching thread. some of those applique pieces are too skinny to satin stitch or needle turn.... i have raw edge appliqued a block once and just edge stitched it. i've washed the quilt and all that happens is that the little flap beyond the stay stitching pulled up. no threads to speak of, but i did trim a place or two....i can email you a picture if you like.... so yes, you could use this quilt.
  12. i know it's not Thursday....or is it? i'm working on this 'Northwoods Wilderness BOM' and i insanely thought that pebbling the background would be a good idea. must of been hearing the loose pebbles rattling around in my head ..but i'm further along on it, and i'm glad i did... but now my hands hurt, so i'm calling it a day. HERE'S a link to the full picture of the quilt....
  13. i once used the fusible batting with good results....i recommend putting some towels under it and not ironing directly on your carpet....
  14. i google myself periodically....i just type "quilted by" and my full name and all variants.....you'd be surprised. i googled davis's name and was shocked all the personal info i found on him (nothing i didn't already know )
  15. it"s just my 'home' page with all the pins from those i follow...
  16. i saw something this morning on Pinterest that i thought i might post here.... pictures from this forum are pin-able to pinterest. Linda's braid drawing pops up in my feeds every once in a while... i know that there is 'controversy' about social media sharing sites and my general rule for my stuff is: if i don;t want it going viral (i wish) then i don't put it on the web. and, really once you post something on the (public) web, it's not really yours anymore.... AND- also, the forum threads show up in Google searches....all the way back to the beginning. just goes to show you- once something is on the web, it never really goes away...
  17. holy cow- millie BBQ at Virginia's house tonight!!! glad that you found it quickly.. well that would leave a skidmark in my panties too.....probably would have to just throw them away....
  18. LOL yup....the second i ran out i instantly thought "if i'd not pulled the starting tail so long, i'd not ran out"
  19. the best is when you run out at the last stitch of a knot...
  20. i hate when this happens, but then you really have to smile... i was less than 1/2 inch from being done with this quilt and ran out of bobbin thread...
  21. i got the 9inch wedding blocks sewn together today...now it just needs a border. suggestions? i was thinking a dark skinny inner border and a 4inch finished outer border, but what color??? i'm wanting to get it done before our *first* anniversary next month....i think i'll be able to handle that thank you to all that made blocks!!!
  22. when it comes to E2Ees, i can estimate within a couple dollars too.... but when it comes to custom quilting jobs, i tell my customers that it is an ESTIMATE only and it could be 20-30% or more upon completion...but i have a good idea of how long something will take (my first four years LAing, i kept really good time sheets) i include the price of thread into the estimate...i just bump it up $5 to $10 depending... (forgive my saying this- but for those that estimate and then over shoot the quoted estimate- perhaps it's time to scrutinize your price points?? . i found myself in the same predicament, and it took a customer telling me i wasn't charging enough for me to get it (*gah* a customer! embarrassing). i did some research and found that local LAers were charging my base PSI for simple pantos *oops* so i went up a full cent in my custom levels. i did stay under what i felt the market would tolerate, but i want to be fairly compensated for my time and experience level...in my book a 'custom' job is anything NOT an E2E)
  23. jen- when i first got bags, i just printed my info on shipping labels from Avery (purchased at the local office supply store) and stuck them to the bags....i don't do it anymore because of the costs and honestly, it didn't matter if my name was on the bag- my name's in the quilting
  24. if you folded them right, you could probably get TWO king sized quilts in those bags- the bags measure (opened up) 10" deep, 18" across, and not including the handles 22" tall. i looked them up on Uline after ordering 4.5 yards of 120"wide batting and they folded it up and it was in one of those bags with the handles tied. i thought "well, heck, if it'll hold that much batting, i'll never find a quilt that won't fit" in the picture i have put two warm and natural queen sized batts in there.