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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 937187 views.

Grr! I hate when my machine's not 100%. Here's hoping they fix it right and cheap!

I never have enough of the same color to do string blocks like that. I've seen a lot of quilt/layouts like that with blocks all in the same color family, and I always think they'e pretty...but when I do strings I just pull from leftover box. I can't imagine how much work it'd take to pull only strings of one color, and I'd prob have to cut some. Hahah!


Judy, those are gorgeous!!!

Yeah, I didn't keep neutrals for a long time, and i've made a more concerted effort lately since they show of lovely fabrics just like this. Way to go!

Nice! I like that one too!

Here is the weird par...I've never liked orange. I was born mid 70's and I think it's just a product of my age...but I'm starting to like touches of coral in decor and such.


From: bornblesse2


I saw that layout of string blocks too!  I saved it so that I could try it sometime.

i am making string blocks today.  But they are for a scrap mystery quilt that I am doing.  Yea for using up scraps!


From: bornblesse2


Judy, your string blocks are looking great

So since my sewing machine is in the shop I can't work on my strings. I decided to attack that mountain of paperwork I have to go thru............making progress on it for sure.

Hope to have my machine back by Monday so I can start on the strings too.

Well I now just have one large box of papers. I started with about 5 so doing amazing on that front. I did a big one a few weeks ago and ran out of steam and started sewing instead..........the papers share the sewing space. Well I worked half a day of real focus yesterday and a good part of today and just dumped the really big bin into a slightly smaller one. I am going to tackle this one tomorrow and hope to have this task off my check list.

Good news on the sewing machine. The guy called yesterday and said there was nothing wrong with the machine. He said I was likely threading the machine wrong (well I have been using this machine for over 20 years and have made tons of projects with knits before with no probems. I told him I had even placed that piece of knit with the skipped zigzag stitches under the presser foot from him to see. Well he did the stitch on regular woven fabrics and said he would try on jersey knit..............well today when I called he said that yes he was getting skipped stitches too..............bottom line it was a timing issue and he said he adjusted it and I got charged a whopping $20. They called at 2:45 this afternoon and they were going to close at 4:00 so I jumped in the car and was there at 3:30 to get the machine. I have not tried it yet but will as soon as I clear out the paper sorting mess.


From: judyinohio


Big congratulations to you Ami! ok_hand

Getting rid of boxes of paperwork is a huge deal and getting that repair guy to sit up and pay attention so he found the timing issue is also huge.


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


The only quilting I have been doing lately is t shirt quilts. I have made 3 pier 1 tshirt quilts for 3 ladies who have worked there 30 plus years (each). And have one more to do but am waiting on her daughter to bring me a couple of older vintage shirts.  They are thrilled but I am getting very tired of them.  I toldone lady who wanted to post it on facebook she better tell people I charge 250 and it takes 6 months, or else she has to come help me make them.  Also 2 graduation quilts and one for a local attorney. Yikes 7 since Christmas. No wonder I am tired of them.