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12 Nov 2008 21:38 #28367

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According to Luixin, that is not true! And I have also heard others argue the point.

I do know that there are those, among them the Piece O'Cake gals who are adamant about using only cotton thread.

I think maybe it just comes down to preference.

Course I don't know if Luixin's quilts are ever washed or if they are only for display. Maybe that is the difference.

Any body out there know any differently?

Lynn
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12 Nov 2008 14:16 #28342

I want to watch her segment again and try some of her methods. I actually have used her "Chinese weave"? technique--I'd never seen her do it. I was just doing it to "correct" bumpy edges that I'd considered a mistake! From now on, I'll call all my "correction"
methods a "technique"!!!!! :lol: I would love to take a class from her before I buy all the stuff. I want to learn her technique to keep the tail from slipping out of the needle. I use those 60 wt. bobbins of polyester thread for hand applique that Superior sells. I just love them, but they are slippery. I put the whole color spectrum that they sell into a round, rubber bobbin holder and it's really portable. I'm concerned about silk thread, though. I think someone mentioned a while back on the Forum that the appliques had come loose from some quilts because of the silk thread used with cotton fabric. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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12 Nov 2008 14:00 #28339

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Libbi,
I have been using Luxin's trick about locking the thread on the needle for about a year since taking the class with her at 2007 Quilt Festival. It works great! And is especially useful when using silk for hand applique because the thread so easily comes unthreaded.

She is awesome and absolutely as soft-spoken as she appears! The only time I saw her raise her voice was when she talked about people trying to copy her thimble and they finally had to resort to getting the patent! Can't blame her.

She is a patient teacher and if she ever comes to your area, don't miss the chance to take her class! Check her website to see her times of coming to your area!

I am always kind of 'taken back' when people talk about how Simply Quilts changed their lives. I have never had cable so have never watched it - although have noticed one can see some of it on the internet now - and to hear Luxin say how much it changed her life and her business was interesting!

There is a whole dimension of quilting that I'm completely out of the loop about! :(
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12 Nov 2008 13:54 #28338

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OK, I try just about every tip I see/hear on TQS so I had to try the "pierce the thread with the needle to prevent the thread from slipping out" trick. :idea: Did anybody else try it? It took about a zillion trys and just as many skin pricks but I actually did it. :shock: I guess one gets more proficient with practice, but I could have threaded the needle about 100 times in the time it took me to get it to work. :lol:

It was a great show and she is a very clever and talented lady. I also enjoyed looking at her website and seeing some other great ideas she has developed. But I am not a hand work person anymore.

I also tried Ricky's mitered corner binding technique. Little but more fiddly on my 42x42 quilt and WITHOUT the tool but I got there in the end. I also need the #34 Bernina presser foot to see what I am doing. I combined his technique with some tips from Sharon Schamber--love glue basting. She estimated the seam allowance by folding the folded binding in thirds. For example, a 2 1/2" strip folded in half is 1 1/4". Folding that into 3 is a little over a 3/8" seam. Worked great.


Looking out the window at Lake Leman in beautiful Switzerland
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12 Nov 2008 10:49 #28324

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I'm just watching this episode and am taken with the coordination of Ricky's shirt and Alex's green and how good they look together!

Haven't seen the guest yet! ha
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12 Nov 2008 02:20 #28306

I LOVED the show! She has such a wonderful sense of humor and her abilities are out of this world! I am coveting that tree quilt!!!!! Ricky, I really enjoyed the music and the flute made out of an oak tree on your property is such a neat story. Judy in Torrance
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11 Nov 2008 18:59 #28283

I sat with my mouth open and my nose almost touching the computer screen. She is unbelievable. I will never attempt anything like that but what a joy to watch a master at work. Again thanks TQS for bringing us so much. Gloria
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11 Nov 2008 17:48 #28278

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This show is awesome. Such good up close video! Thanks TQS!
Happy Quilting,

Shiner TX
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11 Nov 2008 14:14 #28268

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I love this show and hope when I grow up in applique, I can be just like her.
Blessing from Northwest Indiana, USA
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Show 310 11 Nov 2008 11:45 #28262

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I thought the peacock quilt was big and then saw her standing next to it -- holy cow!! I love to applique but don't know if I will ever achieve perfection like her. Wonderful work and show.

Sharon

BTW - happy Veteran's Day to all who served and is now serving, especially DS.
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11 Nov 2008 10:03 #28250

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I took a class with her last year at Quilt Festival and she is indeed inspiring. Talented, delightful lady, who believes anyone can do the nearly impossible. Her methodology is unimpeachable - and she has really done her homework! I was lucky enough to be her Teacher's Pet in that class!

Since she lives in Austrailia, thank goodness for DVDs now so we can all view her work and lessons. She does come to USA sometimes, but obviously not every month!

Lynn
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11 Nov 2008 07:53 #28245

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This was one of the most inspiring shows so far. I had see her on Simply Quilts some time back and always wanted to know more about her. Thanks TQS for this wonderful episode.

"Neglect not the gift that is within you..." -1 Timothy 4:14
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Show 310 11 Nov 2008 07:39 #28244

Just watched the new show. Wow. I'm stunned and speechless. Amazing work. What a sweet gracious lady.
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