Colette

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  1. Colette

    Which direction

    Beatrice, how do you use the EQ printed borders to sew the sides of the quilt? Do you turn the quilt, or have some other method? Bonnie, for pantos, I start at the right, but go both directions and never had a thread break issue.
  2. I noticed this website listing. http://ladysewandsew.co.uk/shop/seed-packet-quilt-fabric-pack-kaffe-fassett/
  3. PepsiGirl, how do you do the basting stitch? Typically I use the single stitch button on the handle to pulse the needle down and then pulse up, but that's a lot button pushing. Do you do something different? thanks, Colette
  4. Just finished my scrappy 4 patches and might set aside a few neutrals in case they're needed for future clues.
  5. Me, too! My first BKH mystery, love the colors. I'm about halfway done with clue 1.
  6. Hi all, maybe you can help me locate the person who posted a note about their work in progress. They mentioned quilting 3 quilts portraying a college or sport letter(s), but I don't remember who it was, and don't recall seeing pictures. I'm helping a friend create letter quilts for her family, and thought it would be nice to see what others have come up with. Many thanks, Colette
  7. Both quilts are beautiful, I was so glad to see them, congrats on your win! Thank you for sharing your quilts at the show and for your help & advice here online!
  8. Cagey, thanks so much, I'm back in action! I screwed the set screw all the way through to the other side, then used a brand new screw sanded down a bit to remove stub irregularities, and finally was able to get enough bite to secure the needle. The original needle bar set screw threads were smooshed, which has happened on a number of screws, so I'll see if situation improves with the now rethreaded needle bar threads. Thanks for link to the forum discussion, I'll go back and review. Nigel, good to know about rotation. Thanks all! Colette
  9. Hi, does anyone have suggestions? I've always had trouble with the set screw not threading sufficiently in the needle bar so the needle isn't held tight. And now it doesn't work at all. I've fiddled with everything, tried multiple set screws, and different needles, but there aren't any screw threads catching in the needle bar. Ideas? Does the needle bar set screw hole need to be retapped? Is it possible to do this? My DH has access to full machine shop, so I suppose I need to understand how to remove the needle bar. Is there something else I should try first? Thanks for ideas! Colette
  10. Colette

    Needle screw

    I purchase 4-40, aim for 3/16" but usually end up with 1/4". I find I have to sand down the nub end slightly to improve the screw setting into the shaft, to get a bit more of the threads to lock in and solidly hold the needle. Works great.
  11. Colette

    VT Quilt show

    Heidi, I sent U2U
  12. Colette

    VT Quilt show

    in FB, look for VQF and you'll find Vermont Quilt Festival
  13. Colette

    VT Quilt show

    ribbons....
  14. Colette

    VT Quilt show

    Very pretty ribbons on a gorgeous quilt, congrats Heidi. Hope you get to visit the show, lots of great quilts and vendors galore. Colette