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  1. Beautiful quilting! Your sisters are very lucky.
  2. Very fun! I think the letters are great, and the lucky recipient will love it.
  3. Have you checked to make sure your leaders are square?
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    Bobbin tension

    If your bobbin thread is pulling to the top, you need to loosen, not tighten, your top tension. Also, make sure your quilt is not too tight on your frame. Do you have a Towa bobbin tension gauge? That really made getting then tension right a lot easier for me.
  5. I agree with Jim. If I only need a straight stitch, I take my Featherweight. For anything else, I have to lug my "youngest" machine, my 1984 Bernina 930, and it is HEAVY!
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    Baby quilt

    Love it!! That's a very lucky baby.
  7. Proof that quilting really does make the quilt. GREAT job!!
  8. Thanks for sharing this picture, Connie!
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    WOW! Just WOW!
  10. LOVE your paisley feathers!!
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    Zoe the Zebra

    LOVE it! You and Salli are a great team!
  12. Thank you, Connie, for starting this discussion! I, too, prefer the Forum to FB. Unfortunately, there are a lot of Forum members who seem to have switched to the "We Love APQS" FB page, because I see them posting there, but not here. I do think that because this topic was posted here, the response will be skewed towards the Forum over FB, simply because the FB users won't see it. Mary Beth, I know exactly what you mean about being doubtful of the quality of answers on FB, or a bunch of people posting the same answer because they can't be bothered to read the previous responses. Definitely have to take some advice with a hefty grain of salt. It definitely feels like the posts to this Forum have become more about selling machines (mostly non-APQS) than about quilting. I know I have been "guilty" of not posting pictures, etc. here (or to FB!), but maybe if we all make a bit more effort to post here, the Forum will be revitalized.
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    Top Thread Breaking

    You said it is winter and very dry. Have you tried Sewer's Aid on your thread? Do you have the correct size needle for the thread you are using? When you rethreaded, did you pull the thread out and completely start over? Double checked your thread path? Made sure your top tension is not too tight? Let us know what happens!
  14. Fabulous! You certainly put the information you learned to excellent use. Congratulations!
  15. Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing, Libby.
  16. WOW, that is a beauty! Thanks for sharing.
  17. Shana, a beautiful story and a beautiful quilt! Thank you for sharing.
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    For His Service

    WOW! Beautiful work, and a wonderful way to honor your husband's service.
  19. Hello Everyone, Yesterday, I received a package from Himself (a.k.a. RitaR's husband, Roland). Imagine my surprise when I found a ribbon and evaluation form, along with a letter from Roland. Here is what he had to say: Dear Betsy, Pray you and your family had a joyful and present Thanksgiving. Mine was enjoyable, spent with my daughter, son-in-law, and grandkids. Our quilt guild was in need of more quilts for our quilt show, so decided to enter the one you gals made for Rita. I was using it on the bed. It won a ribbon, so I'll send it on to you. I'm enjoying looking at it and reading the writing on it. I thank you gals again for making the quilt. She enjoyed when she first saw it, and was wanting to see it again later, but just never got up the strength to do it. Pray you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Rita's quilt won second place! I had tears in my eyes when I saw the ribbon and read Roland's letter. Wasn't that nice of him to send that for all of us to see? I know this was a group project, but I hope no one minds if I keep the ribbon. I never expected to have a quilt with my work win anything, and this means a lot to me.
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    On button not running

    What kind of machine do you have, and what year is it?
  21. Kerry, do you belong to the Quilt Path Facebook group? If not, put in a request to join, since you will then have even more people with a potential answer to your problem. Sorry I can't help you directly, but I don't have Quilt Path. Good luck!
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    Business Name

    Texas Quilt 'Em?