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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Roxanne needles

I just purchased some Roxanne Betweens needles for hand quilting. Never used them before - usually use John James. I'm finding them very hard to use - they have a sharp point but the needle itself seems fat. I'm using a size 10, my usual. I use the rocking motion and it seems that once the point gets through the fabric the needle pushes out too far. It's hard to control when I'm trying to load stitches on to the needle. Has anyone else tried these? I looked at their website but it's not very helpful. Went back to a John James and was able to make my stitches as usual. Just wondering if it's me or the needle! NancyH

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Binding ideas

Oh, I didn't know there were more than 2. Anyway I finished up the quilt this afternoon, and will Never use poly fleece again in a quilt. Maybe to make a sweatshirt, or something like that, but not in a quilt. Too bulky, too wiggly.
Sara in Fla.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Binding-Thanks Nancy and Judy for your suggestions.
I put a denim needle in, dusted everything and got out my machine's owner
manual. Never bothered to read the part about "Threading". It seems that
spools with a cardboard core become wiggly when they are near the end of
the thread. Although I didn't think mine was that low, I changed it out for
another spool, and it is doing much better.
This will be a lesson to me to quit with the minky and poly-fleece on the back of
quilts. After several of these I have finally learned my lesson.
It isn't totally finished, as watched golf with DH this afternoon, but it is
Thanks again,
Sara in Fla.