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Everything posted by LinneaMarie

  1. I finally did finish it. And Shana is right; it was the backing because it was homespun loose woven stuff. But I changed to Quilters Dream BLACK poly so all went great after that. On a side note, I used it on a set of placemats and the backing was RJR Thimbleberries from a long time ago. I had the same problem!
  2. I've got POKIES!! I hate pokies. I thought it was me, but this is the second quilt with them. The first was for me; just placemat. This one is a customer and it's homespun front and BACK! I'm using Hobbs 80/20. It used to be wonderful; not so much anymore!! So i'm thinking of taking out two rows and using Quilters Dream Blend. Shoulda known!!
  3. Sharon, your blog is wonderful! Very pretty quilts! And your DH is a complete HOOT!!
  4. I think Lora is right Connie! You are too young! And thank you for your service! Many times over!
  5. I thought we weren't supposed to wax?? Just wipe with a soft cloth. I think that is what Dawn said. I have a 2009 Millie and once in a great while I'll clean with some rubbing alcohol; the other kind I drink! hahaha
  6. I had the same problem. Was sewing beautifully; turned off for the night, next day LOOPS ON BOTTOM from top thread. I put a new needle in, checked thread path, checked timing. Nothing!! Then I tried a different bobbin case. Problem FIXED! I threw the other one out. I don't know what happened to make it go bad. Hangin with the wrong crowd maybe! hahahahaha
  7. I called APQS and spoke to Dawn. She is sending a fix to me! YIPPEE!!! That's exactly why I LOVE them!! MARY BETH!!! GATOR!!! Good to see yoy both too! You're right Mary Beth, it is like old home week. Now where is Shana Clay, and Heidi, and all the rest??
  8. Ok, I have not been on the Forum for a long time. I'mmmmmmmmm baaaack! hahahaha Having a problem with my needle jumping down all alone; no one by the machine. I have a 2009 Millie. The needle just bangs down real loud and comes part way back up. Is it loose wires? I've checked all connections and everything looks and feels fine. It's scary it might happen while I'm trying to change the needle or put a new bobbin in. Anyone have any ideas?? Thanks?
  9. Ditto what everyone said! You ALWAYS do amazing work!!
  10. I've been working on one for about 3 years that has Hobbs 80/20 on bottom and Quilters Dream wool on top. It quilts beautifully. Good thing I have zippers; because everytime I get a customer quilt I can zip it off and then zip it back on. Can you tell I have not had ANY time to work on it?? hahahahaha
  11. Also, I use packing tape to pull out the cut threads! I'm going to try the spatula or erasers if I have to do it again. Hopefully not an entire quilt! One row is bad enough!!
  12. I had to skin a whole quilt once. Thankfully, not a big one. I had the backing on completely upside down! Didn't realize it until I was finished! It was and A-B-C pattern. Took it off the frame after I skinned it; which took a day or more, then sprayed it with water and light starch; ironed it to within in an inch of it's life and you could not find the holes! Yippee! I used a scalpel from Famore. Make sure you have extra blades because they go dull pretty fast. And if you have to push too hard; well, the slice won't be pretty! I originally took it off the frame, but soon learned it was easier to skin ON the frame. My customer said she could not find any original holes either and gave me a nice tip!
  13. When I get loops it is because the top tension is too loose. Also, have you seen Jamie Wallen's tutorial/video on bobbin tension. Worked for me! Hope it is all fixed by now. I'm late to this party!!! hahahaha
  14. I LOVE Myrna! Great teacher and fabulous quilter. Did you get to go to Superior Threads?? They are also in St. George.
  15. Yes, it is! A Bernina one that I really liked until I had to try to get it apart! I am NOT using my teeth; thank you very much!
  16. I am using Superior Rainbows on top and Magna Glide in the bobbin. Sometimes the thread breaks, top and bobbin. I put Sewers Aid on the cone and that did help. It's a customer quilt and quite .........um..............different. Modern setting, lots of white and old lady floral fabrics. The back is a very child looking fabric. I will post a pic when I am finished! Never thought about loosening the sandwich! Thanks!
  17. Ok, I love it; but I hate it!! I cannot get it apart to refill it. Do I have to buy a new one?
  18. Well, this problem seems to be going around! I have it too. Just going backward and right to left..........mostly backwards. Terrible stitches! I was afraid it might be timing. Shoot! So I have a huge customer quilt on the frame; and I guess I should fix the timing before I do any more. %#^&&$# Poopah!
  19. I've gone both ways! You all know how I am! hahaha I tell my customers if they piece the back to make the seam parallel with my bars. For my own; which I have NO time to do, I press the seam OPEN.
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