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Everything posted by LeeAnn

  1. I'm caught up too! But I am also doing the 365 challenge and I am about 1 week behind. Boo!! But never fear, I will get them done! Now I am more excited about Bonnie's Mystery than the 365 so you know what takes the back burner. Besides, I am tired of such little pieces! (but they do turn out so cute!)
  2. This will be my first mystery with Bonnie and I think it will be fun! I just pulled from my stash but subbed blues for purples and burnt orange for the magenta. I just wanted to sew from my stash. I saw the first clue but I am away from home for Thanksgiving so will have to start when I get home. It makes it more fun when you communicate with others who are also doing it!
  3. Did you embroider this? Please post pics when you are done! It looks beautiful already!
  4. That is such a keepsake! and just put on some music you like and you will get it done. When I do freehand E2E I usually quilt too close together making the quilting take a long time so I like pantos because they keep the stitching evenly apart (even if they are a little boring!) and so it goes faster.
  5. I'm so happy you can retire! Sounds like you will have plenty to do! I'm jealous.
  6. I used to have that happen to me too and I read somewhere (here?) about marking the backside of the machine with a marked piece of tape lined up with a mark on the table. And put the mark where the machine is when it is even with the outside of the quilt. I check it every roll of the machine and my quilts have stayed square since. Make sense?
  7. I have used Essential Pro from Connecting threads. I have never had a problem with it. It is a little more linty than SoFine but since I only quilt for myself, I don't mind.
  8. Awesome! When I drive by it next time I will know whose it is!
  9. So sorry to hear of your husband's death. How hard it must be for you! and now to sell your machine. Prayers for you.
  10. I am working on one now, piecing it for my self. And you just inspired me to keep at it! That is just wonderful!!
  11. That top cabinet looks very useful! I wish I had a Ikea close to me (or maybe not!!)
  12. I think it looks like a great block! and I enjoy paper piecing too. I, too, find when I am doing the same block in the same fabrics over and over, that no matter how cool the block is, I get bored. that's why I am doing mostly scrappy quilts now. Maybe if you add in some other colors you wouldn't be so bored with it.
  13. I'll pray for you and your family. You can beat this thing!
  14. Wow!! That is so cool! Love your quilting!
  15. Yes, once you find your sweet spot for tension, many troubles are fixed. I loosened my tension on my bobbin. If you have a Towa gauge you can set each bobbin of different thread to the same tension once you have figured out what works best for you. Otherwise Jamie Wallen has a good video on youtube that shows you how to set it without a gauge. Good luck!
  16. I also have a Gammill and I can run most any thread in it. But I haven't tried metallic or the invisible thread. I have used Connecting Threads "Essential Pro", So-Fine, Perma core, Floriani, Metro emb thread, and Wonderfil. The Essential Pro is my favorite just because of the price. If price were not a concern I like So-fine, less lint. Hope that helps.
  17. I like Lisa's idea of piecing muslin in to make it even lengths and then quilt as normal. I think floating the back would be more work than that.
  18. I was thinking I had them but I think I just have the DVD's. I hope you can find them.
  19. My DH installed inexpensive overhead fluorescent lighting directly over my longarm and it works just fine.
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