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Quilt Binding 25 Replies

Hey, I am trying to finish my first quilt.  I just need to cut and attach the binding.  I have watched and read various videos and "how to" web sites.  Others have told me I need to cut the binding…Continue

Started by Dan Hennaert. Last reply by Cuauhtemoc Q. Kish Aug 11.

Monofilament Thread 4 Replies

I was working on a project this week, using monofilament thread, and it broke so many times I just gave up and used cotton thread instead. I adjusted the tension and tried three different brands of…Continue

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Started by Cuauhtemoc Q. Kish. Last reply by Cuauhtemoc Q. Kish Aug 11.

What kind of machine do you quilt with? 42 Replies

Hi all,What kind of machine do you quilt with? How long have you had it and why did you pick that machine. I've always wondered why someone chooses the machine they have. I know that I just love the…Continue

Started by zeke. Last reply by Cuauhtemoc Q. Kish Aug 10.

How would you quilt a log cabin quilt? 3 Replies

I made a beautiful log cabin quilt out of blues and creams with a red center square in each block. I am quilting it using an "all over" pattern (small 1 1/2" squares). My wife thinks that quilting it…Continue

Started by Steve (1959). Last reply by Max Pauley Apr 17.

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Cuauhtemoc Q. Kish replied to Dan Hennaert's discussion Quilt Binding
"I seldom cut my bindings on the bias and have experienced little problems, however, I admit I mostly do wall hangings that are no longer than 4 feet on any side. I believe there is a lot of waste when cutting on the bias, so I save a few cents that…"
Aug 11
Cuauhtemoc Q. Kish replied to Cuauhtemoc Q. Kish's discussion Monofilament Thread
"Thx so much for these great tips; I shall incorporate on my next go-round.  I finished up a quilt called "Baltimore" with some monofilament, and had no problems, but it was minimal straight-line quilting."
Aug 11
Jim Parker replied to Cuauhtemoc Q. Kish's discussion Monofilament Thread
"I love using monofilament thread. The polyester type is softer, and the nylon is stronger(which I prefer) The trick to using it is when you wind the bobbin with it, wind it slowly(like half-speed) and not more than one-half to three-quarters full.…"
Aug 11
Cuauhtemoc Q. Kish replied to zeke's discussion What kind of machine do you quilt with?
"Joe, I think Bernina is overpriced, but is worth an investment. Many of my local quilters swear by their Baby Locks, as well as their Brother machines. I suppose it comes down to what you want to accomplish. How brave of you to hand quilt. I do…"
Aug 10
Jymm R Jones replied to zeke's discussion What kind of machine do you quilt with?
"EVERY time my wife and I attend the Dallas Quilt Show, I get told that the men are in back (watching tv or the game).  My wife loves to look at the ticket taker and say, "He's the quilter."  (She quilts, too, by the way.) "
Aug 10
Joseph R. Hauser replied to zeke's discussion What kind of machine do you quilt with?
"Hello Cuautemoc, It seems you are pretty active to present in this forum. I am a new quilter >1 year. I too bought a cheap 200 singer machine to piece. I have learned a lot in this year. Right now my passion is hand quilting and I am really…"
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"Hey Graham,  I had the 750 for a year before upgrading to the 880.  I really only had one complaint,it was terribly difficult to get a straight stitch to be straight. It very often would look "wobbly".  The 7 series has a…"
Jul 25
Cuauhtemoc Q. Kish replied to Cuauhtemoc Q. Kish's discussion Monofilament Thread
"Thx, Graham. FINALLY…a response. Seems there are not too many ACTIVE participants on this sight, much to my disappointment, after waiting 2 years to be placed on the sight. I discovered that if I used a larger needle it helps, and tighter…"
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"Hi JB, What do you think of your Bernina 750? I am thinking of maybe buying a machine in their 7 series.  Cheers, Graham"
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Graham Purcell replied to Cuauhtemoc Q. Kish's discussion Monofilament Thread
"Hi there, I too am not a friend of monofilament thread as it usually takes forever with too much energy being spent to get it sewing  'just right'. However, if I HAVE to use it (when I don't want to see the stitching)…"
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