Hi Andrea - Sorry I am so late in answering your question about CT EPro thread. I love it. I am using it on a quilt on the Nolting now along with Bottom Line in the bobbin and Glide. This is a Dresden plate I am finishing for the family of the lady who pieced the top and has since passed away. The off white CT thread is stippling for the background and the Glide Silver Grey is accenting the plates. Love how it is coming together and will try and get pictures up here soon. Fil-tec Glide is another new favorite of mine - poly with a wonderful sheen and very reasonable.
Andrea-Thanks! I did that about a month ago for DH's brother and his wife. He's the IBIL that lives in Korea. They had their baby about 2 weeks ago now. Can't imagine being 57 and having my first baby. Of course his wife is young enough to be his daughter. She's only 30. Anyway, they finally acknowledged that they got it a couple of days ago and said they liked it. I thought it turned out cute.
Thanks for the sweet comments on my scrappy quilt...and your wonderful encouragement too. One thing for sure, being a member of Scrap Squad makes me try patterns I never would have tried. I guess I've never thought of making a quilt without a border before and I've never chosen anything with such large "shapes" in the pattern but it was good to do something different and even though some of the ladies added borders I forced myself to stick with the pattern (which didn't have borders) and just see how it came out. Looking forward to seeing what they come up with next time! Thanks again.
Thanks Andrea! Your sweet compliments give me confidence. Besides leaving you a thank you gives me another eason to come to your page and feast on watching your wonderful work go by. Amazing..................
Hi Andrea, glad to hear that you and Daisy are getting along great. I do have a problem and have been gone every night after work so, tonight I am emailing you to see if you would have time tomorrow eve or sometime this weekend to talk me through retiming Poor Joanne, Yes, i did it, I bumped the button when I had the presser foot up and that did it. Now, she is not feeling too well. So, I need assisstance from the master, and I am hoping you can talk me through the process. I know you are busy, so let me know when a good time is and I can call you or vice versa. Thanks and you just say or give me a time. I have plenty to do on my dsm.
sorry Andrea, I think it is the on off switch, need to get a picture sent to you. Will try to get it sent tomorrow. However, when you flip it back and forth, nothing happens. I have just been unplugging the LA when not in use. I did not know there was an on off switch. Another thing, I went to put the stylus back on and, do you have to lift the head off the roller in order to get it attached to the machine? By looking at it, I would think that the tightener, is on the outside for easy moving. Please don't let these questions scare you! I am taking care of her and you did not sell her to a complete dope. I am having a good time with her.
Andrea - the yellow might just work - looked good just puddled on the quilt. Have you ever used Isocord in your LA. Someone on the Innova site said she uses it a lot. It has a little shimmer to it so that might be pretty. I'm going to Pine Needles tomorrow so I'll see what else they have. I am doing circles - got about 7 sizes of templates so will just do them randomly - some nesting, some interlocked, some alone
I do have a question about the little switch back by the handles you would use if you were pantographing. What is it for? it is on the left side of the machine and when you flick it nothing seems to happen.Also, do you baste the sides of your tops before you start to quilt or just use the pins? I have been watching alot of youtube videos on the free hand quilting and Saturday I just decided to go for it and quilted a baby quilt i have made. The fabric is cowboy themed and I just quilted an overall design to look like a lasso over it. turned out cute. The main thing is to just relax and not grip tight. I think it took the longest to pin the fabric onto the leaders, I had it all done and looked down and the backing fabric was on over the top , bummer! Everytime it gets a little easier. I am glad to hear you are catching up on your backlog of quilts. Enjoy and talk to you later.
Thanks Andrea, Joanne is good, I just got my threads from connecting threads today, and I loaded some on her and did a little practicing tonight. Just not sure if i Have her threaded correctly, seems a little uneven on the bottom threads. I did call the manufacturer today and for $5.00 they are sending a manual for her. The lady said she would send the manual and when I get it to just send her a check. Talk about trusting. But, they know how quilters are, The most trusting,Reliable and kindest breed there is!!! How is your new machine and I forgot her Name?
Thanks for the welcome. I live in Kalona. We have 2 quilt shops in town. Maybe you and a few friends can plan a road trip. Feel free to stop in for some southern fun and food. I am from New Orleans, moved here after Katrina. We have 3 grands who live in Washington Iowa. They all sew and we do crafts. One girl 12, one boy 11, and one boy 7, who scares me. he is Mister perfect. LOL His seams are straighter than mine. They all have made at least one quilt and a bunch of pillows and pin cushions.
Hi Andrea! The block you commented on is quite easy using all HSTs. That BOM is from Prairie Point Junction, Cozad, Nebr. called Working at the Five and Dime. I believe it was the creation of the lady that owns that quilt shop.