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Jess
Posted 2011-09-23 12:09 PM (#63325 - in reply to #62009)
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When removing a bobbin (with thread still on it) from the bobbin case, clip the thread tail right next to the case and then remove the bobbin. Pulling a long thread tail through the bobbin case can mess up the spring and/or tension on your bobbin.
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Gerda
Posted 2011-09-23 12:59 PM (#63328 - in reply to #62009)
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Thanks, Jess, I did not know that!! I'll try to remember to do that next time I change bobbins.
Gerda
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Brn2sew
Posted 2011-09-24 9:34 AM (#63342 - in reply to #63325)
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Aawww, maybe that's what's happening to my tension on the long arm.....     Thanks for the tip Jess!     Sandy
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Jess
Posted 2011-09-24 5:15 PM (#63347 - in reply to #62009)
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Sandy, I have a good troubleshooting guide here for longarm tension. If you want to post a pic of what it's doing, I'd be happy to compare it.
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Brn2sew
Posted 2011-09-25 9:07 AM (#63352 - in reply to #63347)
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Thanks Jess,
There's a long arm vendor at the state quilt guild meeting this weekend.  I've been telling them my woes.  He even offered to come to my house and go over my machine if they have time...he lives out of state and they're leaving early this afternoon.  So far, he hasn't called to say he'd be here, so if the tension keeps going wonky on me, I might try sending you a pic.  It's not really terrible all the time, just sometimes on the pointy corners, it has a bauble.  Thanks again for your offer of help.   Sandy
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misisipimenace
Posted 2011-09-26 1:34 PM (#63376 - in reply to #63325)
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Jess - 2011-09-23 11:09 AM When removing a bobbin (with thread still on it) from the bobbin case, clip the thread tail right next to the case and then remove the bobbin. Pulling a long thread tail through the bobbin case can mess up the spring and/or tension on your bobbin.

same deal with your top thread too, jess!  when changing my top thread, i cut somewhere near the spool, then pull the "tail" thru the eye of the needle - pulling that thread "backwards" can mess up the top tension just as much

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Jess
Posted 2011-12-11 10:24 AM (#65060 - in reply to #62009)
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Fluorescent lights do a lot of damage to fabrics and other materials. Use ultraviolet filters (found at electrical supply stores) to decrease the damage.
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Jess
Posted 2012-06-12 11:50 AM (#69334 - in reply to #62009)
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Use the blank back of your cutting mat to cut your fabric. This forces you to measure with your ruler, rather than the lines on the mat (which are more likely to be distorted and less accurate). Have an awesome quilting day!
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misisipimenace
Posted 2013-02-09 2:43 PM (#74002 - in reply to #69334)
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awesome tip from Log Home Quilting on Facebook!  a wonderful "re-purposing" for those embroidery hoops i never use anymore:

QUILTER’S TIP OF THE DAY: Make your own reusable quilting stencils with nylon tulle. Trace the design onto the tulle with a permanent marker. Secure the tulle in place for your design with pins, then retrace the design through the tulle with your marking tool of choice. And if you put the tulle in an embroidery hoop, turn it over so the tulle is flat to the quilt, you can mark the design easily and move it as needed without pinning. Happy quilting!

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misisipimenace
Posted 2013-04-10 5:26 PM (#75245 - in reply to #74002)
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I bet several of our forum members do this, but just in case, here's an excellent tip: 

If you have a favorite quilting book that gets a lot of use, take it to your office supply store and have them put a spiral binding on it. Reinforce the covers by laminating them first. It will lie flat when you're using it and increase the lifetime of the book.

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kittyquilter
Posted 2013-11-01 10:58 AM (#77053 - in reply to #75245)
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I need help! I marked a quilt top with the Chaco marking chalk and can't get the chalk off (short of washing it). Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to get this chalk off? This is the first time I have ever used Chaco.

Thanks.

Cherie
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Brn2sew
Posted 2013-11-03 7:40 AM (#77079 - in reply to #77053)
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Sorry Cherie, I've never used it.  Hope someone here will come along with an answer for you. 
I did find this site when searching with google:  http://www.clover-usa.com/Make+It/Useful+Tips/Marking+Tools/159  Looks like erasing with their special eraser or sprits with water might take the lines out.  Good luck!


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scraphappydenise
Posted 2013-11-03 10:31 AM (#77080 - in reply to #62009)
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Cherie....  I thought I tried to answer you the other night, but I must have not hit the submit button...

Has the chalk been sitting a long time?  or did you mark it recently  ?

try one of those mr. clean white erasers... use a new one... use it dry....   try a sample on a scrap of your fabric...  It's simply amazing what those little guys will do....

 

 

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scraphappydenise
Posted 2013-11-03 10:41 AM (#77081 - in reply to #62009)
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Here's a fun tip!  

If you have lots of little pieces to cut for a project, and have a hard time keeping track....

Run a clear page protector through a laminator with a laminator sheet.  using a scissors,  cut along the top of the sheet, removing the protective top edge, so you can still get a paper inside.

you can now mark on the laminated sheet with a sharpie marker  

When done, you can wipe the permanent marker off with a Mr. Clean white eraser....

the sharpie won't rub off onto your project or your fabric if you are carrying it to a class or retreat until you use the eraser. (wipe erase markers rub off too easily). 

 

You can use and re-use the sheet protector many times.   

try using it when shopping for a special project... as well.  you can mark off the colors you already have.

assignments on a chore chart for the kids at home?  try it!   

Some of the premium grade, heavy duty page protectors will work the same way without laminating them.

We use this process at school for attendance, breakfast and lunch check off, daily bus check off,  chores, etc.  and it is a huge time saver and paper/copier resource reducer.

interested in re-using your file folders w/o using those stick on labels that won't stay put?  ask me...

 

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