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Everything posted by whitepinesquilter

  1. That's a good idea, Shirley! I have mine up against a cabinet on its left end so I can push hard to engage without it going flying off the counter. The power strip on/off sounds a whole lot easier.
  2. Yes, indeed she is enjoying piecing, that is very pretty, and your quilting really compliments it wonderfully!
  3. Thinking of your whole family at this time. It sure can be stressful, no doubt about it, but your place in heaven is reserved for all your help and guidance during your grandchildren and daughter's time of need. Are the grandkids big enough to help practice on mini tsirt quilts, like for a doll? You could practice and plant a seed of interest at the same time
  4. Oh, that sure is a pretty quilt, love the texture from that panto! So cozy fuzzy warmy loving looking!
  5. Such a classic beauty! I love the cch and feathers you've done!
  6. You DO get an amazing amount of beautiful quilting done - wow! I really like how your fill makes the applique just pop! Makes me want to just sit right down in that easy chair and snuggle with the kitty! Great job - really neat border design!
  7. Christyo, timing seems daunting the first time, but once you've done it you'll realize it's not as bad as it seems - and you'll be able to pat yourself on the back for doing an awesome job at it! The directions APQS sends you are very thorough and take you step by step. You don't need to wait to get the sanding 'cord'. I picked up very fine emery cloth to use, and I also have used 600 grit sand paper (not as durable/long lasting but works well). I stopped at NAPA and got mine. You also had a question about adding stitch regulation to your machine. Yes, you can have the Intellistitch st
  8. I love all the movement your quilting adds to her beautiful handwork - wonderful!
  9. That is so pretty! Your quilting really makes the quilt.
  10. Bonnie's price is $10 less than I get mine for. I'll have to purchase from them next time - thanks, Bonnie!
  11. I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your loved ones have my deepest sympathy. May your beautiful memories sustain you through the days ahead.
  12. If the spring is in place inside the tension assembly, can you double check that the the spring, as seen when looking at it in front of the tension assembly and with it resting against the edge of the slot, is at the 11 o'clock position and not higher. Also check that there is space between the spring and the cover of the machine behind the tension assembly so the thread doesn't bind anywhere back there. If it does, you can loosen the hex screw on the side and adjust the whole thing in our out so it doesn't bind.
  13. Love the redwork you've done with this pattern, and who doesn't love stars?! Very pretty, and I look forward to seeing how you quilt it!
  14. The zig-zag additions sure add to the modern style of this - and the colors are so cheery! Love it!
  15. Pumpkin Patch QUilter (Valarie) has a post up about a Snowman quilt she just finished. It has an appliqued scalloped border in which she added extra batting underneath, SID'd and outline quilted. The post is still active so you may be able to get an idea off of it
  16. 'Just a note - I DID stitch in the ditch around all borders and blocks - the scalloped border is fusible applique and very stiff - so despite two layers of batting it just didn't poof or fill up!' Oh,Val, this looks great, you don't need to explain anything! One must consider the specific issues dealt with on each and every quilt, and there's only so much that can be done (what you did looks as wonderful as anyone else's work - and much better than mine). I'm sure your customer loved what you did for her. We appreciate your sharing what you're working on and enjoy seeing your quilting. I
  17. Yay! Looking forward to seeing your contribution to make standing behind the machine much easier! And glad to see your excitement bubbling through!
  18. I can hardly believe it took almost a week to get to you!! From IA to OH... crazy. And it didn't even weigh half an ounce. Very glad to got to you, though! Hope you're quilting away happily now and catching up
  19. What an incredible piece of textile artwork you have created!
  20. Oh, Teresa, I am so very sorry your son and his family are going through this. It breaks my heart, as I'm sure it does yours, to see one of your own struggling and trying to do right. As I've been saying, I think it is all wrong to not give credit where credit is due for someone being able to handle cash in a responsible manner and to not have that reflected in a person's records. Someone who has never borrowed or had financial problems in the past - both - have to start somewhere. And when has cash become a dirty word? Again, , I hope someone understands and helps them continue the path