dpsquilter

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  1. I learned the hard way to put painters tape on the edges on the edges of my plexiglass. Only mine was a customer quilt. I thought I would have a heart attack. Fortunately it was black marker on a burgundy border. UNfortunately I NEVER got it out. I tried every thing I could think of and it never came out. Hope you have better luck. I'd love to know about the end result.
  2. Here is a link to another company that sells the large green cutting mats that look more like olfa or omnigrid. I don't know anything about them or how they compare to the rhino mats.
  3. I make tshirt quilts but have never used the baseball jerseys. I think they would work fine but I think I would sew the front to close up the shirt. As long as you're meandering you can miss the buttons if you're careful.
  4. Debbie, I use Hobbs Polydown and it always has a cardboard tube in the center when I receive it. When I get it it "grows" slightly when plastic is removed but it has never been a problem for me. I only unroll what I'm going to use. If it is ever unrolled I can't imagine how it could ever be rerolled into a manageable size. I use it in about 25-30% of my customer quilts. It quilts up very nicely.
  5. Marci and delld I have a saddle stool and I adjust it so I am sort of sitting/standing when I do pantographs. I can move it along as I go as it rolls very easily. Works great and get a break from standing so much. Anxious to see a video.
  6. Make it beautiful! Then they will notice the quilting and not the mistakes. I love quilts like this.....you can only make them better.
  7. Adobe Ideas is good too. You can use different layers on a picture of a quilt to audition different designs.
  8. Linda the rolling toolbox idea sounds great. How they get them there and do you know where they found them?
  9. Dave I have a saddle stool that I use a lot and the adjustment is great, has a tilt adjustment, a foot bar but no back. I don't know that I have ever seen one with a back.
  10. I have no idea but I LOVE it. I love the pattern, the colors, everything about it.
  11. I usually use a circle template. I like to use a much larger one than the square I'm doing so that the curves are closer to the line of stitching. Just my preference.
  12. I finally got the professional tote made and also made a mini version. I put soft and stable in both of them and really like it. I put it in the outside pieces and the inner zipper pocket. I did however end up taking the mini version apart and took the middle zipper pocket out of the lining. I don't always want to take my ipad with me everywhere. If I had a ipad mini or a smaller tablet I probably would but the ipad 2 I have is a little much to always take with me. Also the mini version of the bag is more like a purse. The regular version is a good size tote and I really like it too. I also left the middle zipper pocket out but made it as a separate pocket for my ipad and just put it in the tote. I love both these bags and will be making more of them especially the large one. As all the others mentioned, they are quite labor intensive but if you follow the clearly written instructions they are not hard. If someone could give me clearly written detailed instructions here for posting a photo I will post photos of mine. Using a sewing machine I can do......a computer...not so much. Lol.
  13. I finally got the professional tote made and also made a mini version. I put soft and stable in both of them and really like it. I put it in the outside pieces and the inner zipper pocket. I did however end up taking the mini version apart and took the middle zipper pocket out of the lining. I don't always want to take my ipad with me everywhere. If I had a ipad mini or a smaller tablet I probably would but the ipad 2 I have is a little much to always take with me. Also the mini version of the bag is more like a purse. The regular version is a good size tote and I really like it too. I also left the middle zipper pocket out but made it as a separate pocket for my ipad and just put it in the tote. I love both these bags and will be making more of them especially the large one. As all the others mentioned, they are quite labor intensive but if you follow the clearly written instructions they are not hard. If someone could give me clearly written detailed instructions here for posting a photo I will post photos of mine. Using a sewing machine I can do......a computer...not so much. Lol.
  14. When I purchased my machine, Marilyn Karper gave me a pair of blunt nosed scissors from Nifty Notions. I wear those hooked to a retractable leash/lanyard thing booked to the neck of my shirt. They don't bother me at all and I sometimes go to the store or post office and realize I still have them on. Since they have a blunt end I don't worry about poking a hole in the quilt with the point.
  15. You could stitch in the ditch down the long seam lines. Then quilt a wavy line down the middle of each strip or every other strip. Then use the seam line to travel if you need to.