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  1. BEAUTIFUL quilt top!! I can't wait to see what the pro's ideas are! Just wanted to compliment you on your top - I love it! I gotta hide this pic from my daughter Wendy as she would be begging me to make an exact replica for her!
  2. Haha, Debbie! When Chloe saw the camera she immediately stopped singing and put on a straight face. I started laughing and asked her why and she said, 'I thought you would want me to be "seriously quilting".' I laughed harder and told her to keep right on singing and wiggling because it just makes it so much more fun!!
  3. I just wanted to share a picture of our granddaughter Chloe quilting her first project (she is 11 years old). She chose a kitty panel with coordinating lime green background. I set it up with a light yellow on top and lime green bobbin thread (poly threads) and it worked great. She had a great time - singing away the whole time - and she was really 'dancing with the machine' by the end! I've got to cut binding for it yet, but that will need to wait till I get over this terrible sore throat and cold (I'm not moving too fast this week.) BTW, I have an older Ulti I with the vertical handl
  4. Ardelle, What panto is that on the second quilt? Or what that free hand? I like that it looks like flowers yet feathers, and would be a nice one to use to get more comfortable making feathers. They both look awesome!
  5. I would say the top thread was too loose if it was the top thread looping to the back. It probably was a combination of both, however, if you also changed your bobbin thread to a different type of thread depending on the weight of the thread. Glad you got it figured out, though. I just fought a king sized quilt using cotton thread top and bottom with inconsistent tension the whole way. I got that quilt done and put on another one but decided to try poly thread to see if that helped - and what a difference!!! I'll use more of the poly now, at least with my machine. What type of poly over cot
  6. Oh, Kristina, I am keeping her in my prayers. I know how hard this is as a parent, having a child in so much pain. Our youngest daughter had suffered through a viral encephalitis from a mosquito bite several years ago, and our hearts broke watching her pain. Slow, but sure, with lots of faith, hang in there. You may be amazed how the next two days (if a Monday release) may improve her pain level and general comfort. God bless Taylor, and my heart goes out to you all.
  7. That butterfly is really neat! Such a quiet pet Now, for the snake - I almost knocked my chair over getting away when I saw that picture (Snakes are my phobia!!) I wouldn't have been able to even be in the house till that critter was found and released the next town away!!
  8. Here is a picture of the three of them, Jenni, Jeremy and Xander (pronounced like Zander).
  9. Sending prayers of healing and comfort for Taylor and the whole family. Bless you all!
  10. Our grandson, Xander, who is 9 1/2 months old, has been very ill for over two weeks. Today our daughter got the results of a test they did. He is sick with the clostridium difficile bacteria, which, in infants, can be potentially fatal if they cannot get it under control. He has finally stopped losing weight and the loose stools have started to lessen, which is a blessing but does not have him out of the woods. They cannot give him antibiotics because antibiotic treatments not only kill the bad bacteria but also the good bacteria of the intestines and colon. And that gives this bacteria an op
  11. That is a **gorgeous** piece of furniture!! Your DH did a beautiful job, lucky you!!!
  12. Oh, bless Becka's baby heart. Prayers to your family, and (((hugs))) to Grandma! Our grandson is terribly sick with a bug right now and has lost over a pound in a week (he's 9 months old), and I know how hard to it to be a grandma and not be able to make it better. Prayers your way for all of you!
  13. I love the pics of your pets, you all!! We have two cockers, Spencer and Max, who are the most gentle, timid, loving guys around. Spencer is the black and white cocker who we adopted when his previous family decided they just didn't want him any longer. Max came into our family as a tiny 7 week old - he is DH's sidekick. Poncho was our chihuahua terrier mix who passed away recently - he was always so chilly he'd wear his coat most year round. The black and white cat is Nebby who came into the fold of our furry family as a tiny, abandoned kitten left to fend for himself on a farm in Nebrask
  14. I'm so sorry. Prayers for you all (two and four legged). We had the same thing happen last year with our Shih tzu - my heart goes out to you all.
  15. Thank you, Shana. I had done that and can get regular text but I was hoping to put my signature in color but I guess it isn't necessary. How did you get the different fonts and color on yours, where your inspirational quote stuff is? One of my daughters does HTML stuff but I was hoping I wouldn't have to try that! I'd rather be stitching!
  16. Well, it should be obvious I don't teach computer literacy - my signature didn't attach itself. How do you get your "written" name attached and in color? Marci
  17. Hi all, I have finally got a picture of myself up here, and now have been trying to add my signature to my posts. I've lowered the resolution and size and edited my profile to include it. I didn't see it, though, afterwards. So I figured I'd post this and see if it has "attached" itself. I never introduced myself as I didn't realize I needed to (not really blog/forum educated )). But with the spammers on here I truly didn't want any of you to think I was one of them! I've been a sewer for years, and decided I really wanted the opportunity to quilt my own by machine as hand stitching an
  18. Epson used to have roll paper/banner functions - they may still have, I just haven't checked recently. I had an Epson 1280 for a long time and used the roll paper function a lot. My Canon I have now does not have the roll/banner function, but I design in CorelDraw and can print an oversized file on continuous sheets and tape together. Hope you find something! Marci Ultimate I
  19. Really awesome, Sylvia! I love what you've done, and it's inspiring to me! Gator, I sent you a U2U about vintage table cloths! Marci Ultimate I
  20. Thanks, all - I do appreciate it. The lady that asked me about this will not tell me what she is contemplating. (She is a well known textile artist in our area who makes up the most delicious things from recycled textiles as well as new fabrics.) I called her and passed on what you all suggested, and she likes the idea of using silk thread but not batting or flannel. I suggested muslin and she then thought maybe the flannel would work better due to its smoother surface. Once I get the stitch regulation put on Friday (YAAAY!!) I am going to experiment. I love a challenge! I agree that, IF