Primitive1

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  1. If they are alternating blocks, why not just crosshatch them? I am not sure what you will be doing in the pieced blocks but if you can tie them into the idea of a crosshatch that may work for you...
  2. I have also quilted some and find that floating them and being very careful with them always helps...that being said I have always custom quilted them so I have more control over what is going on...
  3. I do have problems with the edge flipping up sometimes, I will have to try the wiggle stitch...
  4. Like Mary Beth, my machine is set up in my basement where it is the coolest in the house...I walkout french doors and windows so it isn't as dark as it could be...humidity isn't a problem for me as I keep the ac on...but during the winter I have to watch which shoes I wear to avoid static electricity.
  5. Great idea and they looked like they enjoyed it!
  6. Thanks everyone and Kathy you are right, it is so nice to keep one after I finish quilting it!
  7. What an awful feeling when that happens. I spritzed a customer quilt once to get the purple air erase pen out faster...it was one of those Crabapple Hill color and embroider quilts and the micro pen she used to trace the pattern under the embroidery started running....it was awful and filled the whole block actually 3 blocks up with purple run ink. It included the batting and the backing as well. I sent her a picture so she knew what was happening and ended up unsewing the quilting and then removed the blocks from the quilt and soaked them in synthropol which removed the ink, also soaked the backing and replaced the section of batting....I then had to applique the blocks back together and re quilted them and it was "as if it never even happened" ...we were both so glad and fortunately she was ok with it, I gave her a good discount and she was happy with her quilt. She has sent me another sent then so I know it was all forgiven....but I sure did not make much on that one after all the time it took me to fix the ink run....lesson learned....I will never ever put any liquid on another customer quilt again...you never know what may run...even a permanent ink micro pen.....that was heat set.....
  8. I finally finished one of my own during a slow time in my customer base......
  9. I don't usually get a request to make and attach a sleeve to a quilt and am not sure how to price it...just throwing this out there....is anyone willing so share what they charge either by the sleeve or by the inch to make and attach a sleeve? Thanks! Vicki
  10. I use my SR most of the time as it gives me time to stop and think and not feel rushed while quilting...I am thinking that I could use a ruler without SR but only after a lot of coffee!!
  11. I am just reading this as I don't seem to get here as often as I would like...I am sorry that you are feeling so bad Mary Beth, I sure hope that headache goes away soon and they find out why it is happening. Also Cathy, I hope the same for your grandson...praying for both of you!
  12. Debbie, I am sorry it took me so long to get back with you, I am just now reading these posts...the background if you haven't already made this quilt was homespuns, which can be stretchy but gorgeous with the wool appliqué....
  13. I just saw this as Linda shared it on FB, I too am so sorry that we have lost a special and loved friend on our forum, she will be greatly missed and my thoughts and prayers also go out to her family.
  14. I kind of think that crosshatching in the color areas with feathers in the lighter sashings would look good..
  15. I like the idea of a nice fill to make the flowers and leaves pop out, maybe some geometric lines behind them and then some pretty fill....
  16. Karen, I don't have a website but do have a flicker account which I have made easy for people to find by putting a scan code on my business card for smart phones to use. I have also started to work on a fb page finally...(both being free)
  17. Good ideas above, I have used Linda Rech's rulers to do both crosshatching and diagonal lines and they worked great...
  18. Mary Beth, I have been out of town and just saw your post, I too am so so sorry.....many prayers going up for you all for healing to begin....
  19. Heidi, so glad to hear you are back in the "saddle stool" again! And really glad to hear that Landon's catherization showed good results! After all of your changes in the last months quilting will be good to help you to relax and get back into your "normal" routine...welcome back!