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Lynne in Iowa

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  1. I am now very particular who I make quilts for. I made a wedding quilt for a friend's son, spending hours and driving to many different shops to find just the right fabrics. I spent way more on just the fabric than I normally give for a gift. Never did get a thank you for it and I cringe every time I drive past their house and see it hanging over the window to keep the light out of the bedroom. On the other hand my son wants me to make a quilt for him to put over his Harley for the winter because just a regular old blanket wouldn't be good enough for his bike, it need some thing special to cover it.
  2. The LQS here charges $17/shirt that includes everything. You bring in the shirts and get a finished quilt. Simple squares with sashing and a border, E2E quilting.
  3. If you can afford it and have the room go Lucey. I love my Lenni but didn't have the extra few inches of depth in my room a Lucey would need. Occasionally wish I had that throat space.
  4. Love that quilt, it is so on my bucket list. I've never seen it set that way, I really like it.
  5. I don't use the magnetic ones, but I am fortunate that my bobbins also fit my DSM so I use them for piecing. Sometimes there is a lot more there than you realize, others not so much,
  6. I have a Rowenta that will no longer hold water, but still heats great. I like the heft of it, but I have given up on ever owning a Rowenta that will steam with out spitting or leaking. The sole plate is getting bad on this one (too many tumbles to the floor as well) so I suppose I should start looking for a new one. I guess I'm odd because I like the auto shut off. It just takes a couple of seconds to reheat, I have gotten into the habit of tipping it often when I am in the sewing room. I am also very naughty and don't unplug it because it is a pain in the rear to get to the plug in, I really should get out of that habit.
  7. Another thought on question #1 - is there a way to do it with the computer? My penmanship wouldn't be an issue then!
  8. I am terrible about labeling my quilts. I have a quilt that is I am gifting to a friend who has been deployed to many hot spots in the world for much of the last three years. He is home hopefully for good now and his wife is throwing a party. I know that this quilt needs a label. Two questions: 1. What is the best way to label a quilt - is there a certain pen I should use? 2. This is not a QOV because it doesn't meet their specifications, but is a gift of appreciation for his service and his family's sacrifice. Any suggestions as to wording?
  9. That quilt is on my someday list. What kind of needle do you use on satin? Do you need a finer one?
  10. Just remember the casters will add height to your table. My table is almost too tall for me with the casters on.
  11. My mac never hardly ever remembers me. I have remember me checked and never log out. Sometimes it even tells me I am "not authorized to do that", but I can get to the new since last visit area anyway.
  12. I'm going to get there sometime. Unfortunately no classes for me. It's spring in Iowa and I'm a farmer's wife. Life doesn't get planned more than 5 minutes in advance and then it is subject to change. I have informed my farmer that I WILL be going to CR even if it is just for an afternoon! Good thing it is only a little over an hour away. Those of you coming from farther away, if you can take some time to visit all the great shops in the area. There are lots to choose from.
  13. Sounds like my FedEx guy. His specialty is leaving packages in puddles, while I am standing in the doorway waiting for him. No we don't look up to see you standing there, we just walk around the corner and place the package smack dab in the middle of a puddle. He drove by my house on high 3 times today, mind you I live on a gravel road in the middle of no where, no one else lives on my road. Not sure exactly who he was looking for. I specify no Fed Ex if I can. Now my UPS guy - he's a gem!
  14. Cute. I love designing quilts around panels. I like the little cupcakes in the corners!
  15. I can relate. I never got the hang of working the machine. I could do a great meander, some clouds and some pointy things but that was as far as I could master. I took lots of classes but just couldn't get it from my brain to my hands. I bought a quilt path and it is great, does exactly what I tell it to. (Most of the time anyway!) I still don't use my machine as much as I should. It is that lonely thing. My machine is in a room with a teeny tiny window with no view in my husband's tractor shop. I have to leave the house and go out there by myself most of the time if I want to use it. There is no internet or TV there because it won't get a signal in the metal room inside the metal shed. I can get one radio station with really bad elevator music. I know if I could get the machine in the house I would use it a lot more. Countdown 4 1/2 years to new house with a big sewing room!
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