I was making a braid quilt for my daughter wedding present. After I had three sections done, I held them up and noticed they were not the same length. The only way I could have done this was, when I…Continue
"i had seen the adds for some time about the wider left side for the little foot. but as i hadn't had a problem..ignored them. dh is from a long line of proponents of the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it!" rule. i guess over…"
"i probably started by using the ripper, it has been so many years since i started the snipt stitch method instead, don't know. but i do know that i didn't like the way it pulled. my snips or my embroidery or applique scissors whichever is…"
"the only time I unpick is when starting a new piece is out of the question, I'm more of a toss it and make another type.. cause you know, they make fabric all day long
If I must unpick I do the cut every few stitches method as well, with a seam…"
"BTW, I tried a skinny foot, but went back to regular with changed needle possition. I found that with skinny ft.my right feeddog was not touching fabric, & I had trouble starting & steering (like a pickup truck in snow). Thank goodness the…"
"I use the same method as you do for unpicking, only instead of the scissors, I do use the tip of the ripper to "cut" the thread taking care to place "dull" side to fabric & sharp side to thread. One of the daring ladies at…"
"Sadly, this is a lesson every quilter seems to need to make at least once. A quarter inch is not a quarter inch on some other machine or some other ruler and once you make the mistake, you'll probably never do it again. Evelyn is right, if…"
"i saw this discussion start...reading along...now i guess i am going to jump in...
i have a mini project goining. sixteen patch, finished blockes 4.5" ... seam accuracy essential, the smaller the blocks. i started the piecing at home on my…"
"If you do that, aren't you making the whole piece "fit" the smallest length?(you are easing).That effects the overall size of the piece. OK for borders, I guess...but otherwise, I'd be checking my templates/cutting sizes. "
"I was show a neat trip for getting the pieces to match. Take your pieces and fold them in half and pin them together at the folds. then fold them in quarters and pin them at the quarters keep folding and pinning and make sure your ends match. Until…"
"Doesn't the braid pattern involve rectangles cut on the straight , but laid out slanted? I'll bet it's a TENSION issue since you obviously use both machines for quilting . As you said , a 1/4 " is 1/4". The difference…"
"Depending on how badly your sections are out , you may be able to ease in the difference keeping the longer strip on the bottom , the feeddogs will ease in the difference or go back and adjust the seams which will require a bit of picking ! I never…"
I was making a braid quilt for my daughter wedding present. After I had three sections done, I held them up and noticed they were not the same length. The only way I could have done this was, when I realized I used two different machines. My Bernina was used at home and my feather weight at my quilt group. Now what a mess I've gotten into.See More
I am married and in my early sixties. We own an RV and have traveled to all 50 states. We have seven grandchildren ranging from 13 down to 1 year. We have 4 daughters combined.
I learned to quilt before they had rotary cutters and all those crazy rulers. I didn't pick up quilting until I decided to make my first grandchild a quilt. My friend introduced me to her churches group and I've been quilting with them since 2000. I am making my first braid quilt and have a strong desire to attempt art quilts using paint or colored pencils. This I will do this year.
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
How long have you been a quilter?
What is your favorite quilting technique?
I'm not a fan of paper piecing, but can do blocks without messing them up.
Why do you quilt?
I like the challenge. It's like doing a puzzle.
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