Tford

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  1. A long time customer brought me this quilt to quilt. She is adorable so I really want to help her get it fixed. The measurements of the length is both sides 70" and the width is within 3/4" of each other (58 3/8 & 59 1/4). But when I started to load it on my Millie I noticed something weird was going on so I laid it on the kitchen floor to see. You will notice that the center lays pretty flat and the outer borders are laying flat but the red border is a mess. She took it back and took off all the borders, remeasured and started putting them back on and the same thing started happening. She says the red fabric is raveling real bad; could it be bad fabric and causing the problem. Have you ever seen this? If so, how did you fix it? She wants to give this to her grandson and is trying real hard to fix it. We are both frustrated so I told her I would ask you guys who have seen everything and are experts. We would appreciate any input.
  2. A long time customer brought me this quilt to quilt. She is adorable so I really want to help her get it fixed. The measurements of the length is both sides 70" and the width is within 3/4" of each other (58 3/8 & 59 1/4). But when I started to load it on my Millie I noticed something weird was going on so I laid it on the kitchen floor to see. You will notice that the center lays pretty flat and the outer borders are laying flat but the red border is a mess. She took it back and took off all the borders, remeasured and started putting them back on and the same thing started happening. She says the red fabric is raveling real bad; could it be bad fabric and causing the problem. Have you ever seen this? If so, how did you fix it? She wants to give this to her grandson and is trying real hard to fix it. We are both frustrated so I told her I would ask you guys who have seen everything and are experts. We would appreciate any input.
  3. The very first vintage top that was brought to me to quilt on my Millie started shredding when I was just stitching it to the backing. I immediately took it off the machine, called the owner and explained I could not do it on my machine. I recommended that she hand quilt or tie it to keep from destroying it. Some other vintage tops have done fine, others are lumpy (blocks not squared), etc. You just have to take them one at a time and very Very Careful not to ruin someone's treasure.
  4. Thanks for the help, ladies. I've been putting this off because I'm so nervous about it but I've GOT to get it done so I've purposed to at least get it marked and loaded today. Cross your fingers! I'll try to load a picture when it's finished.
  5. That sounds really pretty, Missy, but the customer wants it quilted like the picture so I'm trying to work with it. She had printed this picture off the internet and brought it to me.
  6. It's 80" X 81" Would you mark it before loading it on the machine?
  7. I have been asked to quilt a top with one large cross in the center. The quilting radiates out from the center of the cross. Have any of you done one of those? If so, how did you do it. I have a Millie but want to make sure that the rays are wonky coming from the center to the edge. This is a picture I found on Google - not the one I've got here to do.
  8. What pen/ink do you recommend using for signature blocks? I'm making 6.5 inch squares of Roc-Lon bleached perma pressed 100% cotton muslin that I have prewashed and pressed.. I would appreciated any suggestions..... thanks!!!
  9. Thank you so much for your information. I am a little slow getting back to you as Christmas happened and it was unusually hectic for me this year (could be the four new grandchildren I was trying to get quilts made for). Anyway, I will impart the information to my client. Thank you again!!!
  10. I have a customer who has a sister in Tacoma who needs some quilting done. She lives in Tacoma and is planning on shipping the comforter (needs repair) to me in Texas. That seems like such a waste of money and time if there is someone in Tacoma who is willing to at least talk to this lady and see if they can help. If you live in that area or know a quilter in that area, would you contact me please? Thanks! Theresa
  11. Wow, BobboieJones, I would have never found that screw in your machine! I had to take off the left side plate and put a little flashlight in there to be able to see the screw from the little hole on the right side. Even then I was reaching in with my finger to locate the screw.before I could get the screwdriver in. But got it done and got the quilt finished -- and learned something new!
  12. Nevermind, I found my reference book -- it's on page 203 (Appendix H) in case you're needing to know. You have to remove a cover over the hole -- it's right where it was before but covered! Yea!
  13. I could raise the hopping foot on my old 2004 Millie but the one I got in January 2013 doesn't have the same opening. I don't normally do "thicker" quilts but this is a t-shirt top with batting and a fuzzy blanket back. The t-shirts tuck as I try to go across and create a pleat. Any suggestions ??