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zigzag question

Mary E
 

I wonder if anyone else has had this issue. When I use the regular bobbin case, my zigzag stitches tend to be inconsistent in tension, with some tight and others the bobbin thread showing. I tried adjusting the tension as per the manual and even stitched out a set of test runs but the tension makes not difference. So then I switched to the yellow dot bobbin and got perfectly tight tension the first time.
Any ideas why this is happening? I sew for a home designer and the zigzag stitch around the label has to be perfect.
Mary E


Re: Quilting question

Claire Schutz
 

I have made ironing board covers from heavy duty muslin. If I can find the name of the company which was in Oregon, they also had padding to go under it.  Its been over 25 yrs and they are still fine and yes, I do a lot of ironing even for clothes, tablecloths, etc. Should I find the name will let all know.  This is the best cover ever, worth the cost, Claire S.

On 3/12/2018 2:38 PM, Joyce VanAtta via Groups.Io wrote:
A lady in my quilt group said in order to really stitch in the ditch,
the seams should be pressed open in order to have a "ditch".
It makes sense when I think about it.
She did not mention anything about stitch length.

I made a half square triangle quilt and had a question about the bulk
in the seams.  Again, someone in class said she presses her seams
open then too.  I will have to try that next time.

Does anyone have a suggestion about what fabrics will make a
good ironing board cover??  My ironing board is very old, so
it is larger than the ones out there now, so none of those covers
will work.

Thanks,
Joyce 


Re: Ironing Board Cover

J Fraker
 

I bought a folding table at Lowe's that is two feet by four feet with a hard plastic top.  It is a perfect ironing board because I can press a full 44" width of fabric on it.  It has four legs, so is also a lot more sturdy than a regular ironing board.  It wasn't quite as high as I wanted, so I cut some pieces of 1" PVC pipe and slipped them over the table legs and put chair boots on the bottom of the PVC.  I put three layers of polyester batting on top, then used an old sheet in a light tan floral fabric to make the cover.  I put a drawstring in the cover so it is easy to remove for washing.  This is by far the best ironing board I've ever had, especially great for quilting.

On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 7:10 PM, Cat - N via Groups.Io <navillusc@...> wrote:
As I understand it, a fabric capable of withstanding higher heat should be chosen for covering ironing boards.  There is a fabric that can be purchased, either pre-quilted or not...Joann's and other fabric outlets sell it...or 100% cotton can be used.  Cotton will, of course, scorch or worse if an iron sole plate is set on it and allowed to just stay in place, however, I have made a travel, roll-up pressing cloth using cotton and two layers of Insul-Brite, and I have had no issues with it for the little I use it.  I only press on the 'plain' side...there is jumbo rick rack on the 'pretty' (and quilted) side, and it is a poly/cotton blend so I do not want to put heat on the rick rack.

- Cat (FL)

...

Does anyone have a suggestion about what fabrics will make a
good ironing board cover??  My ironing board is very old, so
it is larger than the ones out there now, so none of those covers
will work.

Thanks,
Joyce 



Re: Quilting question

Narda Poulin
 

I have covered my ironing board a few times and i just use leftover cotton fabric from quilts. You can buy actual iron board covering ( the shiny grey stuff) I don’t know where though. I’m sure if you asked Google they would give you an answer.lol


Re: Quilting question

Linda Wunder
 

What if when “stitching in the ditch” with seams pressed open you used one of the decorative stitches like An S type which might look nice and also secure both sides equally. It might be a little wonky for some but I like to try different fun things rather than always play by the rules. 


Re: Quilting question

cas <cassweet@...>
 

If you’re going to press your HSTs open you may want to use a very short stitch at the ends and extend it past the cloth a stitch or two.

 

I made an ironing board cover from ironing board fabric found in the specialty fabric aisle at Joann’s fabrics.  It’s gray and meant for ironing boards.  I put batting under it, and a pretty quilt fabric over it.  Mine is stapled underneath a very large board and can be removed to wash it.

 

Mine just got a makeover.  I guess hubby decided I needed a switch from the funkadelic fabric I had on there, with bright wavy blotches of every color.  He bought a sedate floral fabric which I also love.

 

It’s so funny.  The first time I pressed white cloth on it I thought the white was old and yellowed – in blotches.  I eventually realized it was the green of the fabric showing through.  Of course I washed the white fabric a couple of times first. 

J

Cas


Re: Ironing Board Cover

Cat - N
 

As I understand it, a fabric capable of withstanding higher heat should be chosen for covering ironing boards.  There is a fabric that can be purchased, either pre-quilted or not...Joann's and other fabric outlets sell it...or 100% cotton can be used.  Cotton will, of course, scorch or worse if an iron sole plate is set on it and allowed to just stay in place, however, I have made a travel, roll-up pressing cloth using cotton and two layers of Insul-Brite, and I have had no issues with it for the little I use it.  I only press on the 'plain' side...there is jumbo rick rack on the 'pretty' (and quilted) side, and it is a poly/cotton blend so I do not want to put heat on the rick rack.

- Cat (FL)

...

Does anyone have a suggestion about what fabrics will make a
good ironing board cover??  My ironing board is very old, so
it is larger than the ones out there now, so none of those covers
will work.

Thanks,
Joyce 


Re: Quilting question

Janet
 

I agree if I was only going to be quilting in the ditch. I would iron my seams not opened.      

Janet


On Mar 12, 2018, at 5:19 PM, Shirley Bedard via Groups.Io <craftyquilters@...> wrote:

when your seam is open you are stitching only on threads when they are closed you are stitching on fabric which will hold up longer


Crafty Quilters 13221 Hwy 98     Sebring, Fl 33876 863-658-2148 craftyquilters@...


On Monday, March 12, 2018, 5:17:33 PM EDT, Joyce VanAtta via Groups.Io <shesews4em@...> wrote:


A lady in my quilt group said in order to really stitch in the ditch,
the seams should be pressed open in order to have a "ditch".
It makes sense when I think about it.
She did not mention anything about stitch length.

I made a half square triangle quilt and had a question about the bulk
in the seams.  Again, someone in class said she presses her seams
open then too.  I will have to try that next time.

Does anyone have a suggestion about what fabrics will make a
good ironing board cover??  My ironing board is very old, so
it is larger than the ones out there now, so none of those covers
will work.

Thanks,
Joyce 


Re: Quilting question

Janet
 

Although my quilting in the ditch is kind of wonky. 🤔

Janet


On Mar 12, 2018, at 5:19 PM, Shirley Bedard via Groups.Io <craftyquilters@...> wrote:

when your seam is open you are stitching only on threads when they are closed you are stitching on fabric which will hold up longer


Crafty Quilters 13221 Hwy 98     Sebring, Fl 33876 863-658-2148 craftyquilters@...


On Monday, March 12, 2018, 5:17:33 PM EDT, Joyce VanAtta via Groups.Io <shesews4em@...> wrote:


A lady in my quilt group said in order to really stitch in the ditch,
the seams should be pressed open in order to have a "ditch".
It makes sense when I think about it.
She did not mention anything about stitch length.

I made a half square triangle quilt and had a question about the bulk
in the seams.  Again, someone in class said she presses her seams
open then too.  I will have to try that next time.

Does anyone have a suggestion about what fabrics will make a
good ironing board cover??  My ironing board is very old, so
it is larger than the ones out there now, so none of those covers
will work.

Thanks,
Joyce 


Re: Janome S9 bit frustrated

Mary Mills
 

Thank You!  I will see if previous designs I have from other USB sticks show up, this is such a beautiful machine and is normally very good at loading designs.   Thanks again, regards, Mary


Re: Quilting question

Shirley Bedard
 

when your seam is open you are stitching only on threads when they are closed you are stitching on fabric which will hold up longer


Crafty Quilters 13221 Hwy 98     Sebring, Fl 33876 863-658-2148 craftyquilters@...


On Monday, March 12, 2018, 5:17:33 PM EDT, Joyce VanAtta via Groups.Io <shesews4em@...> wrote:


A lady in my quilt group said in order to really stitch in the ditch,
the seams should be pressed open in order to have a "ditch".
It makes sense when I think about it.
She did not mention anything about stitch length.

I made a half square triangle quilt and had a question about the bulk
in the seams.  Again, someone in class said she presses her seams
open then too.  I will have to try that next time.

Does anyone have a suggestion about what fabrics will make a
good ironing board cover??  My ironing board is very old, so
it is larger than the ones out there now, so none of those covers
will work.

Thanks,
Joyce 


Re: Quilting question

Joyce VanAtta
 

A lady in my quilt group said in order to really stitch in the ditch,
the seams should be pressed open in order to have a "ditch".
It makes sense when I think about it.
She did not mention anything about stitch length.

I made a half square triangle quilt and had a question about the bulk
in the seams.  Again, someone in class said she presses her seams
open then too.  I will have to try that next time.

Does anyone have a suggestion about what fabrics will make a
good ironing board cover??  My ironing board is very old, so
it is larger than the ones out there now, so none of those covers
will work.

Thanks,
Joyce 


Re: Quilting question

Claire Schutz
 

Don't remember who said but there are different reasons for open or to one side depending on the pattern, Claire S.

On 3/11/2018 7:47 PM, J Fraker wrote:
I press to one side most of the time unless there's some unusual spot where it needs to be pressed open.  I find it much more difficult to match points if they are pressed open.

On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 4:18 PM, Linda M Robertson <lindamrobertson7@...> wrote:
Just wondering how you quilters deal with seams.
Press to one side or open.  I was watching a Stitch in the Ditch, Leah Day video on YouTube.   And she presses her seams open but also uses a shorter stitch length.

Linda






Re: Quilting question

cas <cassweet@...>
 

How I press the seams depends on the pattern. I usually try to press to one
side. Sometimes it's impossible and you end up with a lot of bulk in one
place, then I try to press open or fan them.
Cas


Re: Quilting question

Linda M Robertson <lindamrobertson7@...>
 

I like her as well.   And yes there are so many opinions on quilting.   It gets very confusing at times.


On Mar 12, 2018, at 8:30 AM, Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...> wrote:

I have been using Leah Day’s methods.  I finally realized that it caused the least confusion to learn from one person!  I’m not an expert, and there are many reputable quilters with differing opinions.  Her explanations made sense to me, so I picked her as my “teacher “ 🙂


Re: Quilting question

Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 

I have been using Leah Day’s methods.  I finally realized that it caused the least confusion to learn from one person!  I’m not an expert, and there are many reputable quilters with differing opinions.  Her explanations made sense to me, so I picked her as my “teacher “ 🙂


Re: Quilting question

Janet
 

It depends on project and how many seams I have.  I let the project dictate what it needs.  :)

Janet

On Mar 12, 2018, at 2:15 AM, Judy Jackson <judyjackson282@...> wrote:

Hi Linda,
Pressing seams to the side was the way I was taught 20 plus years ago but just recently I have been taking part in an Accuquilt ‘quilt along’ and the lady designing the blocks suggests opening the seams. Particularly on blocks with a lot of seams as you don’t get so much bulk laying in the centre of a block. I feel there is no right or wrong procedures, whichever you are happier with on results. 
Judy, Cornwall.

On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 at 21:04, Linda M Robertson <lindamrobertson7@...> wrote:
Just wondering how you quilters deal with seams.
Press to one side or open.  I was watching a Stitch in the Ditch, Leah Day video on YouTube.   And she presses her seams open but also uses a shorter stitch length.

Linda




Re: Janome S9 bit frustrated

Jim Stutsman
 

When you touch the EmbF folder and "nothing happens" does that mean the folder remains on the screen, and not open? Or is it opening, but having nothing in it? If Embird created the folder it may not be in the right hierarchy. When a USB stick is inserted in a Janome machine two folders are created: ORD and EMB. Inside EMB a folder called EmbF is created. If the EmbF was created by Embird at the top level, it will be at the same level as EMB and ORD. By default the machine opens EMB first. What you may have is this:
ORD
EMB -> EmbF (machine created)
EmbF (Embird created)
I would suggest you use the arrows to move through the folders until you can see the top level. If Embird has actually created an EmbF outside of EMB you will see it there, and you can open it. If touching the screen is really causing nothing at all to happen, i.e. folders don't open, then you may need to see your dealer as there may be an issue with the touch panel.


Re: Quilting question

Helen Creamore <helencreamore@...>
 

I always press to the side and am careful that they alternate in direction.That makes it easy to lock seams and insures nice points.

On Mar 11, 2018, at 1:18 PM, Linda M Robertson <lindamrobertson7@gmail.com> wrote:

Just wondering how you quilters deal with seams.
Press to one side or open. I was watching a Stitch in the Ditch, Leah Day video on YouTube. And she presses her seams open but also uses a shorter stitch length.

Linda



Re: Quilting question

J Fraker
 

I press to one side most of the time unless there's some unusual spot where it needs to be pressed open.  I find it much more difficult to match points if they are pressed open.

On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 4:18 PM, Linda M Robertson <lindamrobertson7@...> wrote:
Just wondering how you quilters deal with seams.
Press to one side or open.  I was watching a Stitch in the Ditch, Leah Day video on YouTube.   And she presses her seams open but also uses a shorter stitch length.

Linda




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