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Re: Threads - which do you prefer? 09 Jul 2013 06:54 #106432

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Well gosh, I am NEVER against getting a laugh! I just find it annoying when the forum veers course, usually morphing into a small group of chit chat. Fine. But there are topics on the forum I have NO idea what they are about. I'm not alone, I'm just the one with the big mouth to bring it up. Always have been, always will be. Thanks for the nice compliments on my quilt. Definitely Jan Krentz. Get all her books - she's a real innovator, and I have learned a lot from her. Be careful to follow her directions exactly. She's got it all down to a science! Now WHAT was the topic here?? LOL
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Re: Threads - which do you prefer? 09 Jul 2013 06:40 #106431

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Renata wrote:
Paula, it may very well be the thread topic exhausted itself... there was a short burst of interest and I must admit, many of us enjoy the banter that goes with participating in the Forum. If you do a search on threads, you'll see that this is not the first time there has been a forum topic on threads--I think one of recently was about being a 'thread snob' and you'll find a lot of information there too.

I don't mean to add fuel to the fire here by switching to yet another topic, but I also don't want to start a new topic because it is a single comment/question: I just went to your profile and found the wedding quilt you did based on Jan Krentz' lonestar pattern. It is beautiful and your choice of colors just amazing! I was thinking about using a similar approach but wanted to use the lonestar in each of the four corners of my quilt rather than as the center. Is there a book you'd recommend so that I can figure out how to do it? I'll welcome any other advice you may have either on or off-line. Thanks!

Renata, in case Paula doesn't get back to this, you might want to check out Jan Krentz's book: http://www.amazon.com/Lone-Quilts-Beyond-Step---Step/dp/1571201610/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1373369618&sr=1-3&keywords=jan+krentz

I gave my copy to my sister, but I think I remember it having some variations for the corners as well as the layout that Paula used.


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Re: 09 Jul 2013 05:05 #106427

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Am I the only one looking at this topic to learn about threads? If you want to talk about oiling your machine, please make a new folder for that. I find it's been a constant problem that conversations veer into different directions and no longer pertain to the topic at hand. Stay on the subject, for everyone's benefit. THANK YOU! :D

I find I benefit a lot from any topic on this forum whether it veers in a different direction or not, whether it goes off topic or not. I quilt as a hobby and that means I want to enjoy it. And that, for me, means having a laugh as well. Like most women my mind flits from topic to topic so I have no problem with the topic on a thread here on the forum flitting too. This isn't a classroom it's a forum where we can say what we like. And I like what you had to say Lorchen and I always do so please don't feel the need to apologize for making me laugh - some days we need all the laughter we can get! :D

PDQuilt, if you think oiling a sewing machine deserves a separate thread then go for it, I am sure that lots of people will be interested. :D
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Re: Threads - which do you prefer? 09 Jul 2013 03:21 #106425

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Whereas I would like to thank Keith and all the others who talked about cleaning out their machines because it was the 'butt kick' I needed to finally do likewise myself (don't recall the last time I did any de-fluffing :oops: ) And I certainly wouldn't have gone looking for the information in the 'talk about your machines' section.....


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Re: Threads - which do you prefer? 09 Jul 2013 02:08 #106424

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I apologise to all those who feel that I'm going off on tangents too often. I'll try and #behave' more often.

Sometimes it's better to stay in the same thread rather than starting new ones overy time there is a change of direction.
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Re: Threads - which do you prefer? 08 Jul 2013 23:47 #106417

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I like Superior Threads Master Peace, King Tut, Mono.Poly and Bottom line for machine sewing and quilting. I like Gutermann thread for hand quilting and DMC, Mettler and YLI silk thread for applique.

OT = I like Superior Threads Titanium Coated sewing machine needles (smooth as butter).

Barb :)
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Re: Threads - which do you prefer? 08 Jul 2013 22:19 #106409

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Love the info that just" blooms" here.. when you're not expecting it ! :lol: Not too hard to follow !Good exercise ! :lol:
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Re: Threads - which do you prefer? 08 Jul 2013 21:07 #106407

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Beautiful quilt indeed, Paula. Like Renata I'd appreciate if you can share some information on how you made your quilt. Would love to make one myself.

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Re: Threads - which do you prefer? 08 Jul 2013 20:48 #106404

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Paula, it may very well be the thread topic exhausted itself... there was a short burst of interest and I must admit, many of us enjoy the banter that goes with participating in the Forum. If you do a search on threads, you'll see that this is not the first time there has been a forum topic on threads--I think one of recently was about being a 'thread snob' and you'll find a lot of information there too.

I don't mean to add fuel to the fire here by switching to yet another topic, but I also don't want to start a new topic because it is a single comment/question: I just went to your profile and found the wedding quilt you did based on Jan Krentz' lonestar pattern. It is beautiful and your choice of colors just amazing! I was thinking about using a similar approach but wanted to use the lonestar in each of the four corners of my quilt rather than as the center. Is there a book you'd recommend so that I can figure out how to do it? I'll welcome any other advice you may have either on or off-line. Thanks!

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Re: Threads - which do you prefer? 08 Jul 2013 20:31 #106402

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Yes you just might be the only one lol. It seems to happen a lot. Got to get our sewing machine info anywhere we can.
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08 Jul 2013 19:56 #106399

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Am I the only one looking at this topic to learn about threads? If you want to talk about oiling your machine, please make a new folder for that. I find it's been a constant problem that conversations veer into different directions and no longer pertain to the topic at hand. Stay on the subject, for everyone's benefit. THANK YOU! :D
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Re: Threads - which do you prefer? 08 Jul 2013 18:34 #106395

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Rita, if your kids refuse being oiled regularly, you could try the cat or the husband. If all fails you'll have to save up, fly over to the US, and visit Keith, seeing that he is well used to the 'Let's Oil Anything That Moves' ritual. :)
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Re: Threads - which do you prefer? 08 Jul 2013 17:14 #106384

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It's funny that they don't tell you that information in their booklet. I guess they figure we only need to know what we DO need to do.
Yes Rita luckily we keep our old friends (machines) around when inspired to be all mechanical and handy womanish!
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Re: Threads - which do you prefer? 08 Jul 2013 16:50 #106378

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Thanks for the info. I was beginning to feel guilty for all of the years I went without oiling my machine. I sewed on a New Home (Janome) for years before getting my Pfaff which seldom gets oiled either except occasionally the bobbin area when it gets a little noisy. I do get it serviced regularly. As for my current favorite thread, I'm using Aurifil for piecing. I tried Superior's Masterpiece once but it didn't do well with my Pfaff - too much breakage. Someone else I know that uses the same machine had the same problem. Most of the local stores carry Aurifil.
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