brake

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brake last won the day on September 9 2016

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  1. Many good ideas. Here's what I do. I use Sharon Schambers technique using Elmers washable school glue. Make sure it is the WASHABLE kind. This can be seen on YouTube called Binding the Angel. I use my DSM to sew the binding to the front, then turn it to the back, run a thin line of Elmers washable school glue along the stitch line, fold the binding over overshooting the stitch line enough to catch it when sewing from the front and press the binding down. The hot iron dries the glue and "pins" the binding in place. I then stitch in the ditch from the front. The glue does not get stiff and washes out the first time you wash the quilt.
  2. Alena, I apologize for not jumping back on. It has been a really busy week and I have not had a chance to send the serial number to APQS to determine the year of my machine. I am hoping to hear today or tomorrow and will update this post as soon as I know.
  3. I have a Hartley base extender for a Millie with a thread cutter that I would sell for $100 plus shipping. It comes with two straight edge rulers as well. I am checking on the year of my machine to make sure if will fit yours. If you are interested, please e-mail me directly at brakep@Hotmail.com. thanks
  4. Not to take any steel bobbins from any one else, but if there are a lot out there, I could use some as well. thanks
  5. I love the videos! Thanks for posting them.
  6. Have you tried Bo Nash. I know that works well for many other items.
  7. Wonderful quilting. It will be a precious gift.
  8. Your quilting is simply AMAZING!!! Breathtaking!!! Thank you so much for sharing I do have to bring up something I noticed in the picture. I believe it is just the way the picture was taken, but when I look at it, there appears as if the cross-hatching on one of the diamonds with the flower is not quite finished. On the small side it looks cross hatched, but on the large side it appears that only one side of the cross-hatch is done. Again, I'm sure it is how I am looking at it but, just in case...
  9. Your quilt is beautiful and the quilting makes it fabulous.
  10. Tip regarding the framing. You may also want to let the person know that if they are framing this themselves and putting the quilt under glass, they should be sure there are either mats or spacers between the quilt and the glass. You don't want the quilt to be squashed right up to the glass. Any moisture may cause mildew on the glass and ruin the quilt. If they have it professionally framed, the framer should mention this to them as well.
  11. I use the Sharon Schamber method to attach on both the front and the back. She use Elmers WASHABLE school glue and a hot iron rather than pins to attach the binding on the front of the quilt. Then sew this down with a domestic machine. You could just an easily attach it to the front using your longarm without the glue. I then pull the binding around to the back and again use the Elmers WASHABLE school glue and a hot iron to attach it on the back. I run a very thin line of glue down the stitch line and position the binding to over run that by enough so that when I stitch in the ditch from the front, it secures the back. You have to be sure to use only Elmers WASHABLE school glue as it is a heavy starch and not a true glue. After securing the binding in this way, you can either stitch by hand or by machine. You can watch a demo on YouTube. It is called Binding the Angel.
  12. Kay, where are you located. I have a friend who is looking for a machine but I am not sure she is ready to buy. I would like to let here know about your auction?