quiltermidwife

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  1. Hi Carol I love the Filter pre wounds. I find they give the best tension on my machine and use them most of the time. They have a large range of colours and also do matching cones.
  2. Hi, I want to remove my thread cutter as I don't use it and it creates extra weight. However I can't work out how to do it. I can see I need to insert a long screwdriver to reach the screws but one of the front screws is obstructed by other mechanisms. Does anyone know how I overcome this and also whether there is anything else to do other than releasing the 4 screws? Many thanks Chris.
  3. Hi Mary Beth.........I always remember you fondly for the pulled pork!
  4. Having moved my machine, I'm having problems working out the best way to position the cables. Can anyone who has a Millie on a Bliss table with IQ, take a photo of the left side (from front). My cables seem to always be in the way of something and also get caught on the back of the carriage. Many thanks, Chris
  5. Thanks Sharon but I want to use Red Snappers when I'm not using the Zippers, so need to construct an extension.
  6. Hi I want to get some new 'extension' leaders to zip on and off my existing ones. I'm thinking I can make these but wondered what weight canvas I should buy. Also, I haven't found any canvas that is 12ft wide so is it OK to use the length or selvedge parallel to the rollers? Many thanks for any advice you can offer. Chris
  7. I have had stitches unravel from the edges before the binding is applied. I use manual and computerised. The problem mostly occurs if the quilt is not completely square so I may have set the side to finish stitching at a certain point ( the widest) but if the quilt goes in any stitching will extend onto the batting. When the batting is cut away, it is impossible to leave a long tail to go in the binding?
  8. Hi This is a general question about securing the edges of a quilt after quilting is complete. In my experience there are different practices in use. One of my concerns is the quilt stitches becoming unravelled from the edges. This is easy to eliminate when free-handing or doing a pants by doing some extra stitches at the beginning and end of a row but when using a computerised system, stitching can sometimes go off the edges of a quilt, especially if it is not quite square. So how do you secure your stops and starts at the edges of a quilt, if at all?
  9. Hi Mark Sorry I missed you at the show. Had I known ................... Hope you had a good time & safe journey home Bonding well with my new machine.
  10. Many congratulations to Janette Chilver who has won best in show at Festival of Quilts at the NEC Birmingham UK where I have just spent a wonderful first day. The quilt is beautifully pieced and quilted. Well done Janette. Chris
  11. Hi Linda Thanks. Yes the button works, it just doesn't cut. I'll try your suggestion. Chris
  12. Hi From new, my thread cutter has never worked. I don't need to use it all the time but sometimes it would be useful. Does it need adjusting or a new blade (although this blade hasn't really been used) Thanks Chris
  13. Hi I'm just wondering. I've noticed that with my new Millie, when I finish stitching, it takes a single stitch. When I then pull the bottom thread up to knot and bury, there already seems to be a knot there. Does this last stitch tie a knot? I do another knot on top, just in case! Chris