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Sheila S.

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  1. Thank you I will try corn starch.
  2. Help! I got oil on a customer quilt and need to get it out. How can I do this without washing her king size quilt?
  3. Thank you, ladies for your comments. I put the bobbin in and did some sample stitching and played with the tension and it works great. I love not having to change the bobbin as often.
  4. I was given some prewound bobbins with paper not magnets and I was wondering if they are good to use and if there are any tricks to making them work.
  5. Thank. You for your comments. I will put it in the dryer to see if that helps and will they'll the owner to wash it after she puts the binding on.
  6. I usually use warm and natural but this person brought me her own batting and I really do not know what it is. Saying that it was nice and soft but I could not see a difference on either side.
  7. I am quilting a quilt for a friend and the back is looking really bad. You can see the needle holes and the batting in the holes. I changed the needle so there is a new sharp needle but still have this problem.
  8. Yes, Sheri, I am talking about the sneaker foot. I looked on the store here and it just looked short. I am out of town for a funeral so I will look at it when I get home. I have never taken the hopping foot off the machine that I have. Once I look at my machine I am sure I will see what needs to be done. Thank you, Sheila
  9. The only foot I have for my Lenni is the hopping foot that is standard on the machine. I think I would like an open toe foot so I can better see where I am stitching and on the store page I see that it cost $100. That seems like a lot of money and would like to know if any of you would recommend getting it. And is there anything else I would need to use the open toe foot.
  10. I tried the sofine on top and bottom, adjusted the tension and did not have any problems. I will try the glide on top and so fine on bottom again and try to get the tension right. Thank you all for your comments.
  11. I have had my Lenni for a year now and had some difficulties along the way. Most of my problems was the tension. I really had a lot of problem there and want to venture out in using different threads. I started using glide on the top and sofine in the bobbin and I really had problems getting the tension good so I tried using glide top and bottom and I did not not have the tension problems. My question for the day is, I want to use sofine in top and bottom and would like to know if this is a good idea and if not what am I getting myself into?
  12. The thickness is only at seam intersections.
  13. I have a customers quilt and it has very think seams, like when points meet. I am not sure the machine is going to go over them without breaking a needle. These seams are very thick. Should I try to do this quilt or just say I can not do it. I will be doing a pantograph on it, if I decide to do it. I have a Lenni and love it and do not want to break it.
  14. It is more in the middle. I did take a really small crochet hook and poked it through the backing very carefully and got some of it out. It looked like trashy greasy thread. I got as much out as I could and will show it to my friend to see what she thinks if anything. I know I will examine the batting from now on. Thank you for replying to my post.
  15. I just finished quilting a quilt for a friend and had an experience that I have never seen before. She gave me warm and natural batting that she cut from a large roll which I do the same thing. I loaded the quilt backing then the quilt top and the batting last. The batting from the big rolls are folded with the right side on top so I just found the center at both ends and loaded it. Quilted the whole quilt and took it off my machine. I was checking for any loose threads and I ran my hand over the quilt backing and I felt a lump. It looked like a dime size grease blob under the backing. I was not a happ camper. I know it was not on her backing fabric because I ironed it before I loaded it on my machine. I am not sure what to do to get it all out. Has anyone ever had this problem and if so what did you do to get rid of it?
  16. Did you get the jerky movement fixed too? And if so what was causing it? Glad you got your tension fixed.
  17. Rita, the dimples up the pimples down. The bumpy side down.
  18. I used a warm gray and I am happy with the way it turned out. I would have used a verigated but did not have any. Next time I will try the verigated.
  19. Not sure why the picture is laying on its side. Thank you for the nice comments.
  20. Just a quick question. Is there a wrong and right side to quilters dream wool batting?
  21. This is my Diamond Double quilt that I just finished today. Well almost finished because I need to do the hand sewing of the binding.
  22. I just finished the top of a,Diamond Double quilt and have been trying to decide what to quilt on it. I was going to do one of my pantos but their is lots of light colors and I have two borders that are dark and I do not think I will like the look of a dark thread on the light parts or a light thread on the dark parts. Right now I am considering just a stitch in the ditch and scallops on the borders. Any suggestions out there? This is a picture of the quilt. Thank you for any suggestions on this.
  23. You did a beautiful job on this quilt. I love your feathers.
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