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  • Re: How do you keep pieces together at ends without backstitching?

    [quote user="gini"]i don't have many seams come apart at the ends.[/quote] I guess that means you handle your pieced units carefully, which is how we should all do.
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Grandma Sal on Fri, Mar 2 2012
  • Re: How do you keep pieces together at ends without backstitching?

    [quote user="Thea"]the tortoise doesn't have to get the seam ripper out or finish a quilt with small mistakes in it anymore...[/quote] I have not been one to do the backstitching when I am piecing a quilt because I'm thinking it will be sewn in another seam. I try to be real careful when handling my pieces that I cut apart after chain
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Grandma Sal on Fri, Mar 2 2012
  • Re: Longarmers Share

    Now to many it is too scary to think about using one hand. No one wants to ruin a quilt... so you load a practice quilt and give it a try. It really isn't that difficult and it will give you freedom to use your free hand for other functions. Another thing I said earlier was that maybe two hands would give you more control... well that might be true
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Grandma Sal on Thu, Mar 1 2012
  • Re: Longarmers Share

    [quote user="Kelly Bowman"]What is the most important tool in your tool box?[/quote] Welcome Kelly, It is indeed a whole new area of learning that you have opened up with your new purchase. You will learn something new every time you use your machine. It may not be in your tool box, but keeping an open mind to new tips and techniques is a
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Grandma Sal on Thu, Mar 1 2012
  • Re: Longarmers Share

    [quote user="Jeanine"] I need both hands to keep a steady stitch. [/quote] Once you became used to using one hand, it would become second nature. You should give it a try, you might end up really liking your results.
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Grandma Sal on Mon, Feb 27 2012
  • Re: Longarmers Share

    [quote user="Judy Lee"]I hadn't give the one handed thing much thought until now.[/quote] I was just sitting here talking with my husband about this "one hand" topic and he said the main reason you would want to use one hand is... think about it (as he put it) when you look at your pantograph... the design, if you took a pen
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Grandma Sal on Mon, Feb 27 2012
  • Re: Longarmers Share

    [quote user="Ramona"]What do you find the advantage is doing it one handed? What am I missing? I'm still learning.[/quote] There probably isn't any good reason that you would have to hold on with just one hand, it is just that it is very comfortable for me. If I held on with both hands I would have to stand behind the machine and kind
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Grandma Sal on Mon, Feb 27 2012
  • Re: Longarmers Share

    [quote user="Karen"] she just does pantos and the only other thing she told me was to stand beside the machine and use only one hand to trace the design.[/quote] I use a variety of techniques to quilt, but I think pantos definitely are my favorite method of accomplishing the task. I agree with the lady who said that she uses one hand on the
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Grandma Sal on Sun, Feb 26 2012
  • Re: Longarmers Share

    Welcome Janell, I have had my TinLizzie for 3 years now. I have it set up in a room that is long and narrow that fits my 10 ft. setup perfectly... part of our shop space we converted in the garage. It is a finished room with a drop ceiling and in the ceiling we have 3 banks of 4 fluorescent bulbs/tubes that run crosswise to the quilt frame, not lengthwise
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Grandma Sal on Fri, Feb 17 2012
  • Re: General Discussion-Baltimore's Country Cousin

    [quote user="gini"]ta da, you have 8 HST[/quote] Well Gini, this is great.... another way to do them that I had not seen, and it really sounds like a cool way to get them done quickly. Grids work great for me, but you still have to rip the paper off, and that takes time. I won't get a chance to try this for a day or two, but I went over
    Posted to Applique Club (Forum) by Grandma Sal on Wed, Feb 15 2012
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