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Member postings for Sylvia

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Thread: FMQ beginner Janome CXL 301
21/09/2020 09:57:54

Hi Kerry

I mostly use my Janome 6600P for free machine quilting (not that I have done much lately!) I bought a pack of special fmq feet but think the clear plastic darning foot is just as good really.

Agree with Rosemary. I don't think it's necessary to lower feed dogs. Am afraid it's just practice, practice using a quilt sandwich and trying out all the different tensions and sitches etc. (My machine allows a few different stitches to be used for fmq). When you find the answer make a note of it!! Easy to forget. Good luck.

Thread: Chat
13/09/2020 15:29:16

What a wonderful project Brenda. I am sure those mothers will treasure their quilts.

Lol I have always snipped away at my hair between cuts! I do have a pair of those scissors with teeth which means big chunks never get cut out! Having short hair helps.

12/09/2020 11:28:31

Have not seen it done on point before Brenda, like the effect.

I deliberately don't keep up with much world news. Are you still unable to go to a hairdresser Brenda? I was like that for a couple of months during which time my blonde colouring mostly grew out (I cut my short hair myself) and since then I have become "ash blonde" if one is being kind!!! Have now been for a professional trim twice.

My husband asked me to cut his hair and doesn't seem inclined to go back to his hairdresser. Hmm. a job for life.

Fiona I think I started to cut strips or squares from everything I was cutting ages ago. Fear they are now buried in my overflowing scraps drawer. I do sometimes think about just sewing bits together from said drawer and see what appears.

Unfortunately we don't have a Linus type organisation here as far as I know and my Palma group have not asked us to make quilts for the childrens' ward for a couple of years now. Note: I will ask the Mallorca Mallorca FB page if they know of anything.

03/09/2020 14:08:25

I was living in Andorra when I made it so it is supposed to be a garden with mountains in the background.

Garden Gate

03/09/2020 14:05:27

Fingers crossed for your release, water drinking (!) and sewing.

Regarding that method of small squares that is the technique used by Dilys Fronks for the background to her wrought-iron wall hangings. I went on a week's course with her in France many years ago and the resulting piece, which hangs in our stairwell, is one of my most treasured things. The backing was relatively quick but needle turning the gate was half a lifetime of work! If I can find a photo in my albums I will put it up.

02/09/2020 13:58:01

Hi everyone, just checking in after several computer close downs (storms) and not having PP open as per normal.

Love to everyone and well done Rosemary and Fiona. Love those colour combinations Fiona. Don't think I could be bothered to cut small squares and sew them together these days.

I am very attracted by the whacky "modern" quilts being made, particularly the bright colours on black.

Actually, been so hot here I haven't done anything much except yet more masks! Now doing a few bottle bags in case our social life/dinner parties ever starts up again!

Thread: Lend with care
08/08/2020 11:00:09

Thanks for that Rosemary and well done everyone. I haven't done an audit of mine but am still an active donor and also do my bit for Care as well, e.g. the latest Lebanon tragedy.

Thread: Chat
13/07/2020 16:28:43

Hi Maria, great to hear you so positive. Recovering well is good, just look after yourself and you will soon be back at all those projects. Big gentle virtual hugs coming you way. xxxxx

Thread: Show and Tell 2020
05/07/2020 10:50:21

Oh it's lovely Margaret. Hope everything survived the experience and now you can just enjoy xxx

Thread: Chat
22/06/2020 16:06:06

OK now having done both clean and changed top thread. Now I don't know which was the problem, but am happy it seems to be OK. Thanks ladies.

21/06/2020 13:06:49

Thanks ladies. I will do another clean although I did one a couple of weeks ago.

Will also try a different thread.

Will let you know.

20/06/2020 15:53:54

Can anyone suggest anything please? My trusty old Pfaff keeps breaking the top thread. I have tried changing the needle, changing tension, rethreading numerous times and checking that everything is running smoothly. Even changed where the thread is coming from. Don't think it's the thread it is very strong and won't break by hand.

Thread: UFOs completed in time of "plague"(sorry I couldn't think of a better word!)
20/06/2020 10:18:50

Oh well done Margaret, it's great fun and beautifully quilted.

Please tell me how to reverse photos.

19/06/2020 14:28:41

if you don't mind standing on your head (!)Porch backs, then here are two pics of ALL the cushions, table runner and coasters I have now made for our porch sitting area. One of the fronts and one of the more muted backs. The 3 coasters were left over rail fence squares. Does make me feel a bit sick looking up these upside down. So wish it were possible to correct.Porch fronts

Thread: Mystery quilt
19/06/2020 09:45:28

Fantastic Eileen and that quilting adds so much to the finished effect.

Thread: Show and Tell 2020
04/06/2020 11:13:23

Good fun projects Steph, lovely.

Don't think I commented on your post on this screen either Eileen. Your white on white is looking great.

Thread: UFOs completed in time of "plague"(sorry I couldn't think of a better word!)
02/06/2020 14:03:23

Clever use of those 3 blocks Margaret, works so well and I must see if I can elongate that stitch on my machine, it is very effective (and efficient). xxx

29/05/2020 14:41:03

Have now finished 3 cushions for our porch. Upside down as usual but doesn't make any difference to the patterns! Still have a small table mat and the big sideboard runner to finish then it will probably be enough green!

3 cushions for porch.jpg

Thread: Mystery quilt
29/05/2020 14:30:33

I just love the look of that Margaret, well done.

Thread: Returner to the forum and the hobby
21/05/2020 10:12:21

Hi Tina, great to see you back. Hope you are well now.

Those of us on here are still a merry bunch and very helpful as Eileen says. Look forward to seeing your photos. I am not on here (or in my sewing room) as much as I could because I spend so much time in my vegetable patches!

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