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Re: Paper foundation piecing 02 Mar 2011 18:12 #59373

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lmcfood wrote:
Tried out the glue tip. poked pins in corners to line up, then dabbed glue in the seam allowance, and gave a quick press. Worked like a charm, thanks. Another problem solved by you folks on the forum!!!

LYNN in cold UK
Glad you like that tip--it is one of my favorites!!!
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Re: Paper foundation piecing 02 Mar 2011 17:56 #59370

Tried out the glue tip. poked pins in corners to line up, then dabbed glue in the seam allowance, and gave a quick press. Worked like a charm, thanks. Another problem solved by you folks on the forum!!!

LYNN in cold UK
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Re: Paper foundation piecing 25 Feb 2011 18:16 #58878

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I love the idea of using glue, I will try that next time.
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Re: Paper foundation piecing 25 Feb 2011 18:16 #58877

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I love the idea of using glue, I will try that next time.
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Re: Paper foundation piecing 25 Feb 2011 17:55 #58871

Thanks for all the tips everyone. I have nt had time to try them yet as DH has been having heart problems and we have been going to Hospital and doctors for tests. They have been exceedingly slow!!! still, I will file away the info for when I get back to quilting!
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Lynn in wet but stable UK (thank goodness!)
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Re: Paper foundation piecing 30 Jan 2011 18:51 #55863

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If you are going to use Elmer's (or other liquid washable glue) you might want to check out my tutorial in the TQS classroom showing how to retro-fit the bottle in order to have more control over the flow of the glue.

See it here: [url]learn/classrooms/[/url]


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That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived !
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Re: Paper foundation piecing 30 Jan 2011 18:47 #55862

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I use Elmer's Washable school glue. You can get an adapter for the top and get just a small amount out or you can use a toothpick to get a small amt. I don't worry about it. I just put the glue there--I know I will wash it later so the glue will come right out. I also use the Elmer's washable stick glue. Can you get Elmer's glue there? If not, I would think any washable glue would work.
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Re: Paper foundation piecing 30 Jan 2011 17:34 #55846

ritzy wrote:
I match the seam and then put a dot of glue there hit it with a hot iron. Check to make sure everything is where I want it and then if it is--I sew.

I llike the sound of this Ritzy! What type of glue, have loads of different ones that were recommended but not used yet, so will kill two birds with one stone so to speak!!!! :lol:

Lynn in really COLDDDDD UK
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Re: Paper foundation piecing 28 Jan 2011 21:57 #55650

George Siciliano has a neat trick that he uses to match corners, etc. on his intricate miniature quilts - he uses double-sided tape (outside the stitching line so you don't accidentally sew over it) to hold his blocks in place. They don't shift with the tape and because it is on the material for such a short time, it doesn't leave any residue. I have tried this method and it works well. I have also basted, using fine thread, and that works well, too.
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Re: Paper foundation piecing 28 Jan 2011 20:14 #55646

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Love, love, LOVE my Pfaff with dual feed! I sometimes forget how great it is until I use another machine and seams slip around unless they are pinned far more than I have to with my machine.

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Re: Paper foundation piecing 26 Jan 2011 23:32 #55338

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ritzy wrote:
I match the seam and then put a dot of glue there hit it with a hot iron. Check to make sure everything is where I want it and then if it is--I sew.

That's a great idea Ritzy! I hope I'll remember that for when I need it.
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Re: Paper foundation piecing 26 Jan 2011 15:30 #55223

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I match the seam and then put a dot of glue there hit it with a hot iron. Check to make sure everything is where I want it and then if it is--I sew.
Blessing from Northwest Indiana, USA
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Re: Paper foundation piecing 26 Jan 2011 14:37 #55208

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theothermarion wrote:
You've got my attention with the sewing machine with dual feed. What kind of machine is it? What exactly is dual feed? Is this a new or rare feature? I have a 38 year old Bernina that I haven't felt the need to replace.

I use a Pfaff Performance 2054 for all of my piecing. Dual feed is like a walking foot but you use regular feet with it instead. There's a deal on the back of the machine that hooks to the foot to make it work for dual feed which helps feed the fabric layers evenly. The quarter inch foot and open toe applique foot work with it so you don't have the bulk of a walking foot. Pfaff has had this technology for many years. Some of the other companies are starting to use something similar on their machines. I have a Janome 6600 that has it but it doesn't work with the quarter inch foot. I use this machine for most of my quilting. I understand that the newer Bernina also has it but they are quite expensive and since I already have more machines than I need including an older Bernina I will be waiting sometime before trying out this machine.
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Re: Paper foundation piecing 26 Jan 2011 12:51 #55184

You've got my attention with the sewing machine with dual feed. What kind of machine is it? What exactly is dual feed? Is this a new or rare feature? I have a 38 year old Bernina that I haven't felt the need to replace.
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