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Saturday, January 26, 2008


Does anyone have a serger? I am thinking of buying one. Are there any to stay away from or recommendations? Anyone care to share their experience? I would appreciate any pointers.

Linda in beautiful sunny AZ

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I use to post at the Bernina site and read their boards, but it has been about three years since I was last there. Does anyone know if the forums are still available. I went to the site and can not find anything about them.

This site has been very helpful to me in the past, but there were times when no one here could answer my questions at the time. The Bernina site was very useful to me because it put me in touch with others that use the same machine and could help me when persons here couldn't.

I had to take a long absence from sewing of all kind. I had competely burned myself out and I got to the point where I wanted NOTHING to do with sewing of anykind. But, I am now leaning in that direction again and feel myself being pulled back to what I once loved to do more than anything, (QUILT).

Hopefully, before long I will be back to hand quilting my husbands' quilt that has been sadly and patiently waiting for me in the hoop to come back to it.

Wish we well.
Sandra from SC

Bernina Stitch Regulator


Do any of you have this great gadget? What has been your experience with it? Do you know if it can be used with the older Bernina 930? There isn't a dealer anywhere near me and as always, I can not find the answer to my question on their web site. Thanks, Sandra from SC

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

SE Wisconsin Checking in

Okay, first its -1* for kick off at Lambeau, then the Packers lose, and now we have 10.5 inches of snow! My son went back to college in this stuff and its possible we will see 2 more inches yet tonight on this side of the state, whereas my son only has 1 inch from this storm on campus on the other side.

I guess I just spend Tuesday fusing the pugs together for my sister's quilt. I have 4 pugs fused with the muzzles of four more fused so possibly by tomorrow night I could be fusing the pugs to their backgroud fabrics and adding the paw print labels to identify: Spike, Yoda, Elvis, Bear, Brodie, Angel, Mindy and Bella. Spike and Yoda are my sister's pugs that had one litter and I made the mistake of making my sister a pillow case of this cool fabric that had a variety of dog breeds on it which included pugs and of course she bartered a new king mattress set for a queen sized quilt using the fabric. Needless to say this was in 2003.... Maybe 2008 will be the year to finish! LOL!!!


Monday, January 21, 2008

half square triangles

Just add 7/8 inch to the size of finished square you want. At least, memory tells me that - have not done it for awhile. Try it on graph paper to work out your size. That is my favorite way to 'compute'.

Need some help!

I have a feeling someone will be able to help me with a problem. I want to take 2 square pieces of fabric right sides together, draw a diagonal line and sew 1/4" from each side of the drawn line, cut on the drawn line and come up with 2 squares. My problem is the math formula with which to cut those original squares in order to come up with a specific size square. I know I read the answer here many years ago, but of course forgot it and didn't write it down.
I have been having a "quilting drought" since making a number of Christmas presents but found a pattern in McCalls for a Valentine wall hanging I'm making for granddaughters. Decided to make a committment and that would force me to get going. At least I hope it works! LOL
Thanks so much for any help, Phyllis in Minnesota where it has been chilly