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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Curve master presser foot on: May 21, 2012 11:09:19 PM
Have you received it and checked it out already?
I'm interested if it works as well as shown in the ad, when objectively judged.
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: settings for my grandmother's flower garden on: April 14, 2012 02:55:41 PM
So, random it is!

Thanks for voting in my little poll, your opinions are highly appreciated. When I look at the pictures, I agree with you.
Plus, it makes choosing the colors for the remaining flowers much easier: random  Wink

It will take some time to finish this, I'm thinking about handquilting it. I'll surely post it, when it's done, to show you the final outcome.

Thanks again!
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / settings for my grandmother's flower garden on: April 14, 2012 04:30:37 AM
Hello quilting fellows!

During the last 6 months, I have been been working on a grandmother's flower garden. There are about 100 flowers, made from 1 inch hexagons. Before I make the last 20 or so flowers, it's time to determine the setting! I have two different settings in mind:

Setting 1 is the random version

Setting 2 is the colour graded version, both in the flowers and in the centers

What do you think? I'm curious about all your opinions, please, let me know what you think!
4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Vintage Singer 15B not just skipping stitches! No stitches! on: January 27, 2012 09:48:51 AM
Are you using the same thread in both the bobbin and for the top thread? This sometimes helps.

You could try a topstitch needle for example, needles do make a difference. With a bigger eye in the needle you might achieve a better result. I can't help you on the numberology, though, sorry.

Hope that helps. I'm stuck with a similar problem momentarily, so I think I understand what you're going through.
Good luck to you!
5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / skipping stitches problem: Brother Nouvelle 1500 on: January 22, 2012 05:44:22 AM
I am trying to free motion quilt with my "new" pre-loved Brother Nouvelle 1500 (PQ1500), that I got last week.
When I use the darning / quilting foot, it keeps skipping stitches and the top yarn breaks. With the normal foot, this is not the case.

Spent some time playing around with the tensions, this doesn't seem to be the problem.
btw, when using a different foot, do I have to adjust the tensions at all?

Can anybody help me?

I have checked again, and again, and again what was recommended here:

...still skipping stitches...
Please, can't anybody help me? Is it the foot?
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: help: materials for preemie quilt? on: May 12, 2011 11:57:52 PM
Thank you very much for your help and good wishes. I appreciate your advice and will share the progress.
The blog is very interesting too - and sounds similar to my friend so far. It helps me to get a better picture. You name it, it's rough - but I'm happy that my friend also reports very happy moments.

So, let the sewing begin!
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / help: materials for preemie quilt? on: May 08, 2011 09:52:45 AM
Hi there!
I'm sure there are a lot of mothers out there in the quilting community, and I need your help.
A close friend of mine had her child early, in 29th week of pregnancy. They are both quite well.
They do kangaroo care, and I think a quilt would be nice for them to snuggle under.

I have a lot of questions:
- how big is handy for the purpose?
- Which materials would you use?
- cotton or wool batting?
- or a nice soft backing fabric, maybe instead of batting?
- Maybe there shouldn't be many seams, as the baby's skin is so tender. Should I do a blanket that is not patchworked?
- or tie the quilt?
- And how hot would you have to be able to wash the quilt, is 60C / 140F hot enough for the quilt to be preemie-suitable?

If anybody has experience with preemies, I'd be very, very grateful for any advice!

Thank you!
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: activity blanket on: December 21, 2010 06:57:05 AM

what about this lift the flap idea?
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: activity blanket on: December 20, 2010 05:04:03 AM
addressing your last question, you could try to hide the salvage edges between the top and the backing.
Are you making a whole cloth quilt?

... I'm not one of the pros around here, more the learning by doing still new to quilting type...
but to me, it would be easier to make blocks and sew them together, than dealing with the whole size top all the time. Just make squares of the same size, sew them in rows, finish the top, and then make your quilt sandwich.

If you still want to sew a block onto a whole cloth quilt, I guess applique would be a solution.

...but I may be misunderstanding your question. Hope this helps a little and doesn't add to the confusion.

Your idea sounds gorgeous, I'm curious to see your result!

10  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: awesome free quilting site. on: November 19, 2010 10:54:42 AM
as I was searching for dresden plate quilts,

 Shocked look, what I've discovered!

you can use the "quilt index search" to look for a pattern, and it spits out the quilts you wanted, with pics!

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