• Knotting Thread for Hand Sewing.

    Many of you probably already use this method: Lay the end of the thread along the shaft of the needle so it is pointing toward the eye of the needle. Hold the thread in place with which ever hand you are using to hold the needle at the eye. Twist a few times with the opposite hand and then roll the twist off the eye end of the needle and down to the
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by PJ on Wed, May 2 2012
  • Re: Threading Needle

    How many ways can you thread a needle, or how many people does it take to screw in a light bulb? Just kidding! I cut the end of the thread at an angle, then moisten the eye of the needle. The moisture wicks the thread tip right through the eye of the needle. Works with hand or SM needles. Next post will be how to knot the end of the thread!
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by PJ on Wed, May 2 2012
  • Re: What Are You Up To Today? #5

    Something is wrong with the time zone settings (it is 12:24 pm EST)..........unless time is moving faster than normal and I will never finish my work today!
    Posted to Off Topic (Forum) by PJ on Wed, May 2 2012
  • Re: Help with Free Motion quilting

    Warm up with a sample using the same fabric/batting combo as in the project. Drop the feed dogs or lower the stitch length to zero to slow down the motion of the feed dogs. Use a free motion/spring foot so it will not press against the top side. Tighten the top tension a bit, to help avoid getting loops on the back side. A backing that has a busy pattern
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by PJ on Wed, May 2 2012
  • Re: Problems with JoAnn Fabrics

    Present the 10% discount card to the cashier. I have used the discount card for a number of years. First with another organization and for the last two years QCA. Be sure your card has not expired. The date is near the bottom/front of the card. I've never had anyone ask for the membership card or personal ID. But there may be a few who are more
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by PJ on Fri, Sep 18 2009
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