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    Maribeth, I remember it, but have never used it in a project.
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    Open toe foot

    Thanks for posting the solution, Meg!
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    Cathy, thanks for the information about Quilternatives. I got my last roll of QD wool from Kingsmen, as that was the best price I found at the time, but Quilternatives's price is a LOT cheaper! Just ordered a new roll, since my last one is gone. Quilternatives beat both Kingsmen and Batt-mart. Love the Forum members!
  4. I don't have QP, but I know there is a QP Facebook group that may be able to help you. Good luck!
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    I'm still very happy with my Emmeline, so good luck to all of you!
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    Good job, Zeke! Your perseverance paid off.
  7. Saw a picture on FB where the quilt was clipped onto the bars of the longarm. Poster said the clips were the Grace Start Right clips. Anyone heard of these before and/or used them? Seem like they could be handy. They are made by the Grace Company: https://www.graceframe.com/en/product/quilt-clips. TIA for your input!
  8. Deb, so sorry you had this problem, but really appreciate you sharing this information with the rest of us. Hope your son's quilt looks good enough that it doesn't bug you every time you look at it, especially since you did such a nice job on it. Betsy
  9. Beautiful quilting! Your sisters are very lucky.
  10. Very fun! I think the letters are great, and the lucky recipient will love it.
  11. 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.
  13. 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.
  15. Proof that quilting really does make the quilt. GREAT job!!
  16. Thanks for sharing this picture, Connie!
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    Zoe the Zebra

    LOVE it! You and Salli are a great team!
  18. 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!
  20. Fabulous! You certainly put the information you learned to excellent use. Congratulations!