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  1. I've had the Reliable Velocity iron for about 4 or 5 years now. The only problem that I've had was when I ran out of distilled water and began to use tap water. Big mistake. It began to sputter and spit and I thought I'd have to replace it. I had a gravity feed iron all researched and picked out when I thought that I should give my one-foot-out-the-door iron one last chance. I emptied it completely, filled it up with distilled water and let it sit and steam and it was fine after that. Darn. I was really looking forward to a gravity feed iron and not having to constantly fill up the water reser
  2. If you're asking about importing a design into Quilt Path there's a video that APQS put on YouTube that thoroughly explains how to do it. There's also a Facebook group for Quilt Path users that is an invaluable source of information. If you're using a different system someone else will have to chime in.
  3. Thanks for posting. My daughter was just asking me why, in all these years of my quilting obsession, haven't I ever attended a quilt show? I'm thinking about making the trek to this one now.
  4. Lately I've noticed tiny, silver flecks of metal on my quilt top after quilting in an area. If I'm doing a panto I'll see 2 or 3 of them close together but not every row. I don't see anything that's loose and there's no grinding noises. Any ideas where they're coming from?
  5. My daughter found this and posted it on my Facebook page. Comments welcome!
  6. Thank you Karen. I'll head back downstairs again tonight and try some of your suggestions.
  7. This is what happens. I want the design to repeat up and down the border but, instead it stacks on itself. I apologize for posting yet another upside down pic. It looks fine until I attach and preview it and I don't know how to fix that either!
  8. How the heck did I post that pic upside down????!!!!!!!!
  9. I'm still playing with the layout but the picture I hope I'm attaching shows the top and bottom inner borders ok'ish. It's the borders on the left and right that I can't get to run the length of the border.
  10. I purchased the Sun Compass Collection from Kay Oft and am attempting to lay out a wholecloth quilt. The quilt will be rather large; 72x108. I have downloaded and printed every how-to concerning QP that I could get my hands on including all the help files that came on QP, Georgene's and Angela Clarks guides. I have hundreds of pages which, at this point, is not a great thing. I'm overwhelmed. I haven't gotten very far getting this quilt laid out. I'm in the Design & Create Quilt mode. I've entered the size of my quilt and I was hoping for a 2" grid but QP disagrees so I went with a 6" grid
  11. That is one beauty of a quilt Heidi! You mentioned Karen McT\'s Whitework Quilting book....I was snooping around on Ebay and came across a copy which is for sale (and could be yours?) with an opening bid of a mere $750.00; that\'s not a typo either. No bids yet though. You can find the listing by typing her name into Ebay\'s search engine. By the way, what kind of fabric, thread and batting did you use? They all worked together beautifully. Cathie
  12. I guess I'll be the snitch here. I was browsing Ebay and noticed that someone is selling 10' hand drawn pantographs. One of them is Chantilly Lace by Norma Sharp and the others, though I didn't look them up, look very familiar also. If anyone out there knows Norma or how to get in touch with her please let her know that someone is selling her copyrighted pattern for a profit. Here's the item # for the Chantilly Lace pattern that she's selling: 130134797923 If you go to Ebay you can just copy and paste it into a search box; take a look at her other panto's for sale too. Some people just h
  13. What a beautiful rose and how kind of your husband to plant them for the deer. I extended this kindness as well last year when I planted hosta's (loved them!) and other flowering plants for the local deer to pick and chose from. One of the deer even left me it's antler which I thought was an appropriate way for it to say thank you. Cathie
  14. Garrett, I LOVE your quilt and I LOVE the story behind it! I would have never guessed that a 7 year old pieced AND quilted it. What beautiful workmanship. You did yourself and your family proud, little man. If you can, please tell us what part of making the quilt did you like the most? What was the hardest for you? Cathie
  15. Love, love, LOVE that quilt and your quilting enhances it perfectly. I think I'm going to have to make that quilt for my stepdaughter who is graduating HS this coming year. I promised her a quilt and when she showed me the colors that she wanted me to use (very BRIGHT, almost neon) I went pale for lack of ideas. Thanks for the inspiration! Cathie
  16. How very touching. I love your symbolism. Cathie
  17. You might want to check out www.doverpublications.com which is a website that sells copyright free clip art, graphics and designs. The combination book/CD-ROM's are very reasonably priced and I use the designs as a jumping off point. Just a thought unless you'd rather wait for that phone call from the attorney...... Cathie
  18. What a pretty quilt, Marie-Christine. Your quilting is lovely and, had you not mentioned it, I would never have guessed that it was a first for you. Cathie
  19. Someone correct me if I'm wrong here but wouldn't an extra layer of batting in the borders help to ease in the fullness? I've never tried it myself but I've read of other quilters adding batting or using a fluffier batting when the borders are waving like a flag in a wind storm. Comments please? Cathie
  20. I bought a few tops from various quilters on Ebay to practice on because, after I did my first real quilt, I found that there was a world of difference between a real quilt and a blank piece of fabric that I was practicing on and I was trying to bridge that gap. A couple of them will be fine for quilting on and the others leave a lot to be desired: seams that range from 1/8" to 1/4" leaving the top way off square, looooooong stitches and seams that pile on top of each other because the quilter didn't press them properly. Instead of Ebay, I would suggest buying the pre-printed tops as already
  21. Sherry, I LOVE that quilt. Your radiating lines, your feathers, your backgrounds......just wonderful. I'd love to have that pattern... those are my colors and it would look wonderful on my bed. You'd prolly have to quilt it for me because that is waaaay beyond what I can do! Beautiful craftmanship. Cathie
  22. The snowman quilt pattern-at least the one that comes to my mind-can be found in the 2004 issue of The Quilter. It was pictured on the cover. Here's a link for back issues: http://www.thequiltermag.com/issues/backissues2004.shtml Cathie
  23. I love that quilt! It made me happy just to look at it and your quilting looks wonderful on it.
  24. I bought a used machine on Ebay and had it shipped 500 miles to my house for under $150 via FedEx Freight. UPS gave me some ridiculous quote of almost $5000. The machine, legs and accessories arrived in fine condition however the table was pretty banged up. They must have used a fork lift to move it because bolts on the underside were completely bent at a 90* angle. After some effort on my husbands part the table is fine now but not very attractive. I doubt if I would have a table shipped again....I'd wait for a machine that was being sold close enough to me that I could go and pick it up myse
  25. I always look forward to the pictures of your beautiful quilts. They are stunning. What a treat. Thanks.
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