nancy v

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  1. The fleece fabrics have been sold. Thank you! Nancy
  2. Gwen, The Shells and Diamonds Template and Oval set are still looking for a good home! Sorry about the delayed reply - a spring cold has become a close friend! Nancy
  3. Karen, I have the following for sale: Towa Bobbin Case Tension Gauge TM-3 (M bobbin) and Superior Top Thread Tension Gauge. $65 for the set, including insured shipping. Nancy V.
  4. I have the following for sale: Towa Bobbin Case Tension Gauge TM-3 (M bobbin) and Superior Top Thread Tension Gauge. $65 for the set, including insured shipping. The items are in excellent condition. Once these tools find new homes, I will have a little more room to find something else to purchase! Thank you.
  5. I am selling the following long arm tool and a marking border tool, recently purchased but never used. For additional information, I've included the websites. I am pay for insured shipping. AccuGuide – ½ inch hopping foot, Lakeside Quilt Company Use this Ruler to: Stitch in the Ditch around appliqué or curved shapes Short straight line Stitch in the Ditch: Outline or echo quilting around appliqué or curved shapes Follow a stencil. $18.50, selling for $15.00 Scallops, Vines and Waves Template, Quilt In a Day, Eleanor Burns Add a fancy finish to all of your quilts with ease with this handy template. You can make vine and wave borders, waved edges, or scalloped edges. A 16-page booklet is included with the template with instructions on its use. This template can be used with any quilt that you wish to dress up with a unique finish. The Template measures 9" across. From highest point to bottom of ruler in the middle is 6.75". From highest point of ruler to highest point or arch in the middle is 4.5". Outside vertical edge top to bottom is 5.75". Made of heavy gauge acrylic and is laser precise. Not to be used as a long-arm template/stitching guide. Quilt is first marked and then stitched on longarm. http://www.quiltinaday.com/shoponline/ruler/9045 $16.95, selling for $14.00
  6. I've recently completed several t-shirt quilts and found that an all-over meander worked well, as it enabled the quilting to look balanced. Meandering also helped me focus on certain areas. I used a cotton batting and neutral thread because I wanted the t-shirts to dominate. I should mention that these were what I call memory quilts, quilted for friends who had recently lost a loved one. In addition to t-shirts, I included photos and clothing (onesie, scout shirt, etc.). I did not quilt over the photos but around them on the sashing. The recipients love and treasure the quilts, including the quilting! Nancy V
  7. I recently basted a quilt for a friend. She had tried hand basting it and soon realized that it would take a LONG time to do even that - the qult is a small king-size. I took long basting stitiches in a long, all-over zig-zag pattern. The stitiches are probably 2 -3 inches apart and they are loose. Contrasting thread used - a great way to use up those left-over bobbin threads. I kept the stitiches loose for two reasons. I was not certain how much play she would need to have as she handstitched the quilt. Also, I could not imagine ripping out the basting if the stitches were closer together. We talked about how she would "do" the quilting. She decided to start from the middle and work her way out in all four directions. Again because we were not certain if her handstitching would cause the quilt to pull up, we thought starting in the middle would even out any movement. When she first began to hand quilt, she found that her fingers were catching in the loopy basting. She quickly discovered that she could move her bottom hand (on the quilt back) down and away from the quilt rather than slide her hand along. Even as I write this, it seems a bit confusing. Please let me know if you have questions (nlvillarreal1@hotmail.com). Nancy SF Bay area
  8. Beth, I'm so glad to hear this and I feel as if I've acquired a new friend - one who has similar interests! Happy quilting! Nancy
  9. Kim, Thank you for responding to my ad. I am waiting to hear from a quilter who contactedt me several hours ago. I will let you know if the pantos are going to her home or if they remain available. Nancy
  10. Sue, Thank you for sharing this info about the How Much thread app. It will be a great help with many projects! I'm going to go to my iPad right now and find it. Nancy V San Francisco Bay area
  11. Beth, I just sent you a pm. Thank you! Nancy V.
  12. The last set of pantographs has been sold, and I want to thank you for showing an interest in my collection. Your reviews and inquiries reminded me, once again, that you are a wonderful, caring group of quilters. I am proud and delighted to be a member of this group! Nancy V.
  13. My thread cones are off to a new home. Thank you for your interest! Nancy V. I have thirty cones of Superior So Fine #50/3 polyester thread for sale. Ten cones have not been used and are still in their clear wrappers. The other cones appear to be the same fullness, and have were used to make one, possibly two, quilts. The cones are: Pearl, Putty (2 cones) Toast, Smoke, Hot Chiles. Scarlet, Cherrywood, Mustard, Chocolate, Ginger, Your Highness, It’s a Boy, Midnight Harbor, Lilac, Celery, Spring Green, Sandstone, Fawn, Granite Peak, Climbing Rose, Aster, Brooke, Missoula, Lewis & Clark, Pastel Green, Gerbera, Indian Paintbrush, Chianti, and Roma I would be happy to send you a chart that indicates the number and "still in wrapping" packaging, as well as additional pictures. The advertised retail price for each is $16.90. I am selling the full set for $300 plus shipping. I use King Tut threads for quilting and would like to pass the So Fine threads on to another home! Thank you. Nancy
  14. Lin, I just sent you a private message. Please let me know if you do not receive it. Nancy