dancing bear

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  1. "Separate professional quilters" ... I've often thought that quilt shows should employ the golf standard .... Have a Masters category ... Those wonderful Master quilters would then have their own category or show
  2. thanks to all. Forum member has graciously lent me her copy.
  3. quote from "Farris Bueller's Day Off" ........ "Anyone? anyone?" Thanks for looking! Sylvia
  4. I use SF101, Shape-Flex fusible 100% cotton, purchased at Joann's for stabilizing the backs of t-shirts.
  5. I am in search of the Undeniably Crazy Quilt book by Buggy Barn. If you have a copy I could buy that would be great. If you have a copy that I can borrow that would also be great. Thanks in advance! Sylvia
  6. Prayers and heartfelt sympathy to Roland and his family. I was blessed to be able to contribute to her quilt. May Roland find peace and strength in her beautiful quilt.
  7. Betsy, you are my hero! You have gone above and beyond the call of duty... if there was a Quilting Medal of Honor, you'd get! What a fabulous job you have done ... I'm speechless ... ...
  8. you know, it's been said that the FBI/CIA etc., can tell a lot about a person just looking at their checkbook ... mine is Publix grocery stores and fabric shops ... having said that, if they would just combine the two I'd be in Heaven!!! One-stop shopping! Groceries, fabric ... groceries, fabric ...
  9. My favorite is Filtec glide called Chestnut. Love love love this color. Looks great on a lot of traditional type fabrics. Also, filtec Sand. And both have the prewound bobbins! Woo woo!!!
  10. I was beginning to think I was the only one out here who uses zippers! I love them. I sit and "listen" to a tv program while pinning the backing to the zippers. I float my tops so don't use that third zipper. Haven't really had a lot of problem with getting stuck by a pin ... knock on wood ... love being able to remove quilt when I need to work on a "rush" job.
  11. Just in case you're like me and have been a bit busy and not keeping up with the Accuquilt people. There is now a conversion kit available for the original Studio cutter which makes it somewhat portable but also makes it easier to put away when not in use. How long has this been out, I ask myself ... anyway ... It is originally $199 but is on sale for $99.00 plus free shipping and I think the sale ends today ... ok, better late than never, right? The reviews are very good on this kit. I love my studio cutter. When I have to cut a mass of pieces I am so glad I have it. It has really saved me some time and energy. Sylvia
  12. I'm 5"3.5" on a good day and I have a 2009 Millennium and absolutely love it. On carpeted floor... 14' table. I have never ever regretted this decision. I have no difficulty doing whatever I want to do with this machine. I'm doing a lot of custom right now ... and have no difficulty with the large throat space. In fact, glad to have it so I can start and finish most blocks within the space without having to move the quilt back and forth. Go for the Millie!
  13. we had this problem a while back and we turned the 2 back carriage wheels OVER ... drag eliminated ... which means the wheels are going but we still have some life left in them. This was per APQS suggestion, btw.
  14. I have found that I use the my Circle Loard Baptist Fan boards for those more traditional quilts that come my way...bearing in mind that I have to load the quilt with the TOP edge floating down to the floor - BOTTOM edge is pinned to the zippers - Baptist Fans have to hang in a particular manner, with the "fan" flaring upwards. Make sense? I use the Clamshells for Asian type quilt tops. And I use the Swirlz for T-Shirt quilts and some of the manly-type quilts. Just the way I roll ... have a great quilting day!
  15. just took these pictures for a customer ... encouraging her to block her wall hanging ... well, that turned out wonky...maybe you can see what we did here... hinges are inserted so that the two boards fold towards the inside. That way we were able to attach the grid fabric and not worry about having to have extra there in the middle. now I just need to finish those ufo's posing on the wall ...
  16. Take a q-tip and dip it into Dawn Dish Soap. Dab it on the spot and rub gently. When spot is taken care of take another q-tip and dip in water and go over the spot to remove the Dawn soap.
  17. dancing bear is also doing that "I've got 'em all done!" dance ... plus a few of my own small projects. Can't wait to get to my own quilting ... day after Christmas! I try to take some days "off" just so I can get my own stuff done. You know the saying, "The quilters children have no quilts ..." Well, no NEW quilts anyway. So here we go, one-two cha cha cha .... Enjoy your Christmas! Sylvia
  18. Has anyone considered adding an identification device/chip to a special quilt? Sewing it into the quilt somewhere ... I'm finishing up a quilt which will go overseas and it occurred to me that maybe I might want to use some sort of tracking device since it's difficult to track packages from the US to a foreign country. I've googled with no success. Just thinking ...