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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 506074 views.
judyinohio

From: judyinohio

6/7/19

The quilt for your DH shows the reason most of us love quilting .... we can make such personal gifts for people, special gifts that have original touches that mean a lot. You did a great job with this quilt, Jo.

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

6/7/19

Thank you.  There is only one color in DHs world and that is blue but needed to use some grey to give the impression of track and fence.

Jo

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

6/7/19

Thanks Judy.  I really do enjoy putting personal touches on gift quilts.

I have been enjoying seeing your clay work, keep up the creative garden work.

Jo

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

6/7/19

I had read where a bungee cord and clamp could help reduce drag when quilting this last quilt I quilted I gave it a try.  I was amazed at have much difference just a little lift made.  I tied a heavy piece of cord elastic to the window shade brace and tied the other end to a giant clothes pin, than clip it to the quilt.  Wasn't the ideal location as it was on the right side and behind the machine would be better.  It was good enough to convince me that it would be worth investing in or rigging something better from the ceiling.

Glad you have a bigger machine, I also have a machine with a very small harp space.

Jo

Sandy should chime in here and show her set-up rig that she uses to hold up the edges of her quilts.  I don't know what you call them, but they are the stands used by dog groomers to attach the leash and hold it up while the dog is being groomed.  Those stand things clamp onto the edge of your quilting table.  I don't remember what kind of bungee cords and clips Sandy uses, but it seems like a very effective system for holding up the edges of the quilt so it doesn't drag while you're trying to quilt.  I'm not explaining it very well.  Maybe Sandy will chime in and show a photo or describe her rig.  

latterberry

From: latterberry

6/8/19

What a beautiful, personal, and thoughtful quilt!  I bet he was touched by your thoughtfulness.

latterberry

From: latterberry

6/8/19

Well, good for you!  Congratulations on your new machine,  No doubt you will be having lots of fun playing with her.

The gears quilt looks awesome. Great colors.

Congratulations on your new toy!

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