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    MelissaNH reacted to Cagey in Cutting Strips for piecing/binding   
    Melissa;
    Thank you for sharing your views and education all of us on the subject.  I have decided to put the ruler on my Christmas wish list for my mother.  She is always pressing me and the grandkids for what we want to make her shopping task easier.  This will make it easy for her to buy for me at least.  Thank you again, and have a wonderful night.
    Cagey
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    MelissaNH got a reaction from NHDeb in Cutting Strips for piecing/binding   
    Hi Cagey. I have been using a Shape Cut ruler for years and I love it. It is the same idea as the Stripology ruler with the slots. I was skeptical at first, thinking it wouldn't be accurate, but I was pleasantly surprised. It really saves time. I do find that the plastic around the slots can be a bit wobbly so I use another ruler on top to stabilize the one I'm cutting against. You don't have to line up the ruler with the slot exactly, just slide it along top as you go to hold it in place. Not sure if that makes sense. My Shape cut is getting a bit worn and I have been thinking of replacing it. When I do, I'll probably  go with this one. I like the 45 and 60 degree lines on it. My Shape Cut doesn't have those. As for folding the fabric again, the trick there is to make sure the folds are parallel to each other. if they are not, you'll get bends in your strips where the folds are. They are pricy but I don't think you'd regret getting this ruler. 
    Melissa (who is excited to be able to contribute to a topic for a change instead of just asking questions  all the time. Lol)
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    MelissaNH got a reaction from Quilta93 in Check Spring Not Moving   
    I think it is fixed!! Oh my gosh I'm so excited! I finally got to the hardware store for the 5/64 Allen wrench. I just loosened the set screw, pulled the whole assembly out of the machine, turned it so the  bottom of the little hook was at 10:00 and the straight part at 11:00 (sprung ahead an hour....lol) and when I pull the thread, the spring moves!!! So excited!! haven't powered up the machine yet. We got power back this evening but husband has other stuff plugged in where my machine usually plugs in. I'll have to try it out tomorrow night for a bit if I can squeeze it in. Thanks everyone for your help! Lol I didn't wreck it! what a relief. Now I'll have to wait until a week from Friday to really play with it as I'm going out of town to visit my Quilty buddies for some sewing and lots of laughing.
    Cagey, I would have to have the generator run AC. Lol I absolutely melt in the heat (and....apparently  get cranky according to husby lol). I'd rather be cold. You can always put more on, but you can only take so much off lol.  Thanks again for your help!! 
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    MelissaNH got a reaction from Cagey in Check Spring Not Moving   
    I think it is fixed!! Oh my gosh I'm so excited! I finally got to the hardware store for the 5/64 Allen wrench. I just loosened the set screw, pulled the whole assembly out of the machine, turned it so the  bottom of the little hook was at 10:00 and the straight part at 11:00 (sprung ahead an hour....lol) and when I pull the thread, the spring moves!!! So excited!! haven't powered up the machine yet. We got power back this evening but husband has other stuff plugged in where my machine usually plugs in. I'll have to try it out tomorrow night for a bit if I can squeeze it in. Thanks everyone for your help! Lol I didn't wreck it! what a relief. Now I'll have to wait until a week from Friday to really play with it as I'm going out of town to visit my Quilty buddies for some sewing and lots of laughing.
    Cagey, I would have to have the generator run AC. Lol I absolutely melt in the heat (and....apparently  get cranky according to husby lol). I'd rather be cold. You can always put more on, but you can only take so much off lol.  Thanks again for your help!! 
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    MelissaNH got a reaction from Gail O in Check Spring Not Moving   
    I think it is fixed!! Oh my gosh I'm so excited! I finally got to the hardware store for the 5/64 Allen wrench. I just loosened the set screw, pulled the whole assembly out of the machine, turned it so the  bottom of the little hook was at 10:00 and the straight part at 11:00 (sprung ahead an hour....lol) and when I pull the thread, the spring moves!!! So excited!! haven't powered up the machine yet. We got power back this evening but husband has other stuff plugged in where my machine usually plugs in. I'll have to try it out tomorrow night for a bit if I can squeeze it in. Thanks everyone for your help! Lol I didn't wreck it! what a relief. Now I'll have to wait until a week from Friday to really play with it as I'm going out of town to visit my Quilty buddies for some sewing and lots of laughing.
    Cagey, I would have to have the generator run AC. Lol I absolutely melt in the heat (and....apparently  get cranky according to husby lol). I'd rather be cold. You can always put more on, but you can only take so much off lol.  Thanks again for your help!! 
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    MelissaNH got a reaction from dbams in Check Spring Not Moving   
    I think it is fixed!! Oh my gosh I'm so excited! I finally got to the hardware store for the 5/64 Allen wrench. I just loosened the set screw, pulled the whole assembly out of the machine, turned it so the  bottom of the little hook was at 10:00 and the straight part at 11:00 (sprung ahead an hour....lol) and when I pull the thread, the spring moves!!! So excited!! haven't powered up the machine yet. We got power back this evening but husband has other stuff plugged in where my machine usually plugs in. I'll have to try it out tomorrow night for a bit if I can squeeze it in. Thanks everyone for your help! Lol I didn't wreck it! what a relief. Now I'll have to wait until a week from Friday to really play with it as I'm going out of town to visit my Quilty buddies for some sewing and lots of laughing.
    Cagey, I would have to have the generator run AC. Lol I absolutely melt in the heat (and....apparently  get cranky according to husby lol). I'd rather be cold. You can always put more on, but you can only take so much off lol.  Thanks again for your help!! 
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    MelissaNH got a reaction from T Row Studio in Dandelion Quilt-very modern   
    Beautiful! I'm not too much of a modern girl but this one is really cool. Your design is perfect!
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    MelissaNH got a reaction from dbams in Thank you Cagey and Nigel!   
    Hi Cagey and Nigel.  Finally, my husband and I had time to raise my frame up a good 4ish inches. We had to wait until both of us were on vacation because there is just no time after work. Thanks to both of you for the advise on using the car jack and how to go about it.  It made both of us more comfortable doing it. LOL, and it was really easy!!  Now I just have to make sure we didn't raise it too much haha.  we're keeping the jack out for a week or so just in case.  Thanks again!  Melissa
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    MelissaNH got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Twins and news   
    Awwww. They are adorable. Congrats on your retirement!
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    MelissaNH got a reaction from Mary Beth in I am retiring too   
    Congrats Mary Beth! 35 miles is a lot. I drive 40 each way from NH into MA. Traffic is horrible and can take 1-2hours or more to get home some nights. Lol that is why I don't get more quilting done. Enjoy the time with your family. All the best in your retirement. Melissa
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    MelissaNH got a reaction from Cagey in Pig In A Blanket   
    Beautiful!  I love your feathers!
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    MelissaNH got a reaction from delld in Pineapple is quilted and bound.   
    Lovely!  
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    MelissaNH got a reaction from Quilta93 in Help marking quilt top   
    I have put my ironing board under the quilt in the frame and raised it up to the height of the quilt.  Worked like a charm!
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    MelissaNH got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Help marking quilt top   
    I have put my ironing board under the quilt in the frame and raised it up to the height of the quilt.  Worked like a charm!
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    MelissaNH got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Heidi won a ribbon at MQX   
    Congratulations!! Finally getting to see the show today. Can't wait to see your quilt in person.
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    MelissaNH got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Star quilt finally off the frame!   
    Absolutely stunning! I can't wait to see it in person at MQX!
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    MelissaNH got a reaction from RitaR in Prayers Pl3ease   
    Prayers and good thoughts coming your way from NH Rita.
    I hope you have a speedy recovery.  Melissa
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    MelissaNH got a reaction from LibbyG in Eureka   
    Gorgeous!   
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    MelissaNH got a reaction from LaurieTigner in Newest wholecloth   
    Absolutely beautiful!  I can't wait to see it in 3D in a few months!
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    MelissaNH reacted to I dew quilting in Memory quilt for my Aunt   
    Made a memory quilt for my aunt out of her husband's shirts.  I used a pattern this time, Round & Round by Thimbleberries, modifying it a little to fit my needs.  Six rings for her children, 8 stars in each ring for her family.  Then I quilted 18 friendship stars for her grandchildren  and 15 pinwheels for her great grandchildren.  I left out the center star so that I could quilt his name.




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    MelissaNH reacted to JeannieB in "Eye Spy" Fabric Exchange - Updated - LAST DAY!   
    I'm up-ing my slot from one to two!   Hurry up and close this thing before I change my mind again!!!  LOL!!!  8-)
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    MelissaNH got a reaction from Bonnie H in finished a quilt   
    I'm sorry about your sweet kitty.  Your quilt is beautiful.  I especially love the border.
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    MelissaNH got a reaction from Enchanted Quilting in Quilting ideas for Judy Neimeyer's Weeping Willow quilt   
    Big thanks to you all!  My friend finished her quilt.  She ended up doing a pantograph on it.  LOL, she picked pinecone which is probably the most detailed one that I have, and she did a fabulous job.  You'd think she'd be longarming for years!  Of course I didn't get a picture of it finished.  I did take a video of her working on it and sent it to her husband.  I just said ok Dave, she's a natural and she's going to want one of these now... jus' sayin'.  LOL. 
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    MelissaNH got a reaction from barbm in Quilting ideas for Judy Neimeyer's Weeping Willow quilt   
    Big thanks to you all!  My friend finished her quilt.  She ended up doing a pantograph on it.  LOL, she picked pinecone which is probably the most detailed one that I have, and she did a fabulous job.  You'd think she'd be longarming for years!  Of course I didn't get a picture of it finished.  I did take a video of her working on it and sent it to her husband.  I just said ok Dave, she's a natural and she's going to want one of these now... jus' sayin'.  LOL. 
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    MelissaNH got a reaction from pumpkinpatchquilter in Vickie's Sew Spooky Quilt - Progress   
    Absolutely beautiful Valerie!  Can't wait to see more pictures (no that I'm rushing you or anything.....LOL)
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