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  • Removing quilting stitches

    Hi everyone, Over the weekend I managed to actually start quilting my baby quilt. I tested the stitches on a sandwich and adjusted and tested again and they seemed ok, ssooooo, I began to motion...and all went well..for awhile. My thread started breaking, so I stopped and cleaned and oiled...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Kathy on Mon, Oct 24 2011
  • Re: machine quilting a queen size

    Good for you Jerika! At first I was intimidated putting a huge quilt into that tiny machine, (or so it seemed), but now its second nature. Maneuvering the quilt almost seems natural. When family or friends come over and watch they always ask how I do that....I always reply with I don't know, I just...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Joy on Thu, Oct 20 2011
  • Re: It's Time for MQ V!

    I've been looking through my magazines at the Christmas wall hangings. I made one last year for our motorhome. It was one of those last minute panels and I added some borders and then quilted around it. It really did turn out cute and the kids did like it, so that is important. I started to cut some...
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Beth Reese on Wed, Oct 12 2011
  • Re: Finishing your quilt when using appliques

    Wendy, I don't think there are any rules in quilting. It all comes down to personal preference. Personally, I quilt around my applique motifs' because I want them to stand out. And the hole in the actually looks really neat because you can see the shape of the motif from the front!...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Joy on Sun, Oct 9 2011
  • Has anyone used Block Party Studios panels in their quilts?

    I have an Irish Blessings panel from block party studios. It has 3 panels...2 are actually 8 1/2" squares and one is like 14x18 I think. I would like to make a 'quick quilt' for a wedding at the end of October and include these panels. I am usually pretty good at coming up with a pattern...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Joy on Wed, Sep 28 2011
  • Re: Quilting a small piece.

    When my material shifts I check a few things first: Are there enough pins? Make sure they are no more than a fist apart. Are the feed dogs down/covered? Some machines have adjustable presser for the presser foot...can you loosen a bit? If all else fails try a walking foot. (Although I don't like...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Joy on Mon, Sep 26 2011
  • Re: Longarmers Share

    I have a long arm system and I would gladly load and baste anyone's quilt for just $15.00. Any takers out there? I use either regular cotton thread at 6 stitches per inch or dissolving thread. The dissolving thread will disappear in warm water (usually in your tub) after you have finished your quilt...
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by on Wed, Sep 21 2011
  • sewslip

    Has any one ever used this product called sewslip? I have been having an issue with my quilt not moving well when I am machine quilting. It often sticks. I saw this on line and was wondering if it is worth it to buy it.
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Peggy on Wed, Aug 17 2011
  • Best way to rip out machine quilting stitches

    I started machine quilting a lap quilt awhile back, but hate the way it looks. I am starting the tedious process of removing the stitches, but I am worried about accidentally ripping the fabric instead of the thread. This is one of the very first quilts I tried to machine myself and I had read about...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Purdue Fan on Mon, Aug 8 2011
  • Re: quilting on a domestic machine

    I, too, am of the smoosh persuasion. I find that rolling it up is like wrestling a telephone pole. Also, I have just one 5' long table. Sometimes lower my ironing board to table height to help with the load out to the left side of my machine. One thing I find to be SUPER IMPORTANT is good basting...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Carol Fogleman on Thu, Jul 28 2011
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