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Tag Archives: Juki
A little project…….
That was needed. We make coffee in a small French press maker and like our coffee hot so a solution was needed. I measured the container (circumference and distance between the handle attachments) and proceeded to grab fabric, some Hobbs … Continue reading
Posted in Ms Juki Tagged cozy, French press, Hobbs, Juki 6 Comments
Yup, they just seem to be the dominant item in my kit stash! This one is from a Connecting Threads kit, “Wheat Stripe”, purchased……..well, a while back. I spotted this pattern ‘cuz I always wondered how what I refer to … Continue reading
Posted in Connecting Threads, Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly thread, echo quilting, Feathers, FMQ, Glide thread, Hobbs Heirloom 80/20, micro-stippling, Ms Juki, piano keys, ruler work, table topper, Texas Tagged Connecting Threads, Feathers, FMQ, Glide, Hobbs, Juki, kit, ruler work, stretched 9-patch 9 Comments
Still in “table topper” mode………..
As I hinted(?) in my last post, another star topper was pieced and at the ready. Ditch stitching commenced and ended up being every stinkin’ seam…….but, I just kept thinking about the fun that was right around the corner! Once … Continue reading
A Friday finish……….
A satisfying way to end the week! This little project began (in my head!) last Wednesday as the perfect gift for an upcoming special day. The idea was inspired by a cute little quilt in this magazine: Are you familiar … Continue reading
Posted in Bernina 440QE, Connecting Threads, Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly thread, echo quilting, FMQ, Grid stitching, Handi Quilter, Hobbs Heirloom 80/20, Line Tamer, Ms Juki, ruler work, Sure Foot, Sweet 16, table topper Tagged Bernina, Connecting Threads, echo stitching, Grid stitching, Handi Quilter Sweet 16, Hobbs, Juki, Line Tamer, Primitive Quilts, ruler work, Sure Foot, tabletopper 8 Comments
Beautiful September weather……..
For so many activities………turkey hunting season will start shortly and the feathered critters are out for a casual stroll through my backyard…… Safe for the moment! Indoors, I’m blissfully stitching away………. Texture!!!!!!! Almost a “finish”…….details tomorrow for a “Friday … Continue reading
Posted in applique, Bernina 440QE, Connecting Threads, Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly thread, echo quilting, FMQ, Grid stitching, Handi Quilter, Hobbs Heirloom 80/20, Line Tamer, Ms Juki, ruler work, Sure Foot, Sweet 16, table topper Tagged Bernina, Connecting Threads Essential Pro, echo, FMQ, gift, grid, Hobbs, Juki, Line Tamer, Primitive Quilts, pumpkins, ruler work, Sweet 16, table topper 2 Comments
A simple single Irish chain. Another Connecting Threads kit (from eons ago) that has been languishing in a (very much out-of-control) stash! Simple piecing/small project……approximately 46” square…….. Stay tuned…..decisions to be made: What to stitch???? Thread: (top & bobbin) Isacord. … Continue reading
Posted in Connecting Threads, Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly thread, echo quilting, Feathers, Hobbs Heirloom 80/20, Isacord, loopy flowers, matchsticks, Ms Juki, ruler work, table topper, tablecloth, Texas Tagged Connecting Threads kit, Isacord, Juki, leafy feathers, matchsticks, ruler work, single Irish chain, Texas 8 Comments
Came a wee bit early as we are exiting the white, chilly Northern climes for the warmer temps in Texas before Christmas this year. As we gathered with part of the family on Thanksgiving, the great-grands opened this year’s surprise. … Continue reading
Posted in applique, Bernina 440QE, Christmas, Ms Juki Tagged applique, Bernina, blanket stitch, Christmas, Christmas gifts, floor pillow, Great Grands, Juki 4 Comments
A few more little projects………
That are truly “must-repeats”! I first made these way back here and just had to make more!!!! This time I was able to hold everything in place using these Clover Wonder Clips, which made the process so much easier. For … Continue reading
Posted in Christmas, Missouri Star Quilt Co., Ms Juki, totes/bags, Zip pouches Tagged candy bags, Clover Wonder Clips, gifts, Juki, Missouri Star Quilts, Zip pouches 6 Comments
Digging into my “stash”…………
For this next little quilt. Ahhh…..the challenge of it! The smaller fabric bits were no problem, but 2 yards of the main/focus fabric seemed to have been a bit more difficult. First these 4 possibilities……. I must really give you … Continue reading
Posted in Charity, Ms Juki Tagged donation quilt, floral, Grunge, Juki, stash, Sundance 3 Comments
Another stitching “accessory”…………
Free motion quilting (FMQ) ease on a domestic or sit-down machine depends on a slick surface in order to move the fabric/quilt sandwich smoothly. I have a couple of “Supreme Sliders” I purchased years ago but have become slightly less … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged AllBrands, FMQ, Juki, Sew Steady Grid Glider 7 Comments
Binding is on and so is the label…ready to have info added ………. The border is a feather/vine variation. Here’s a sketchbook doodle of the idea I had…… Some more photos……… The backing seemed to catch the light a wee … Continue reading
Posted in Connecting Threads, Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly thread, Feathers, FMQ, Handi Quilter, Hobbs Heirloom 80/20, lap quilt, Ms Juki, paisley, Sweet 16 Tagged 5 Yard Quilt, All in Stitches, Connecting Threads Essential Pro Poly, feather, FMQ, Hobbs Heirloom, Juki, lap quilt, paisley, Sweet 16 6 Comments
To (almost) finish the snowflake tale………
I left off with the task of stitching something beyond the surrounding feather motifs….. Taking some of the fullness away, along with toning down some of the ‘shine’ would help to highlight those feathers. Since, I’m stitching this on my … Continue reading
What to stitch/quilt???…..
Isn’t that a loaded question?? Practicing the “how”, 15 minutes each day, is comparatively easy but the “what” can baffle a body (and, possibly, bring about the dreaded ‘quilter’s block’!). At this point, stepping back a bit, putting ‘fresh eyes’ … Continue reading
Meet “Suzy Snowflake”………..
Introduced in yesterday’s post. As I was doing some bead work, all I could think of was the (very) old winter song from 1951, and sung by Rosemaryy Clooney, “Suzy Snowflake”. Check out these 2 links….one, more Currier & Ives/Rosemaryy … Continue reading
“Oak Ridge” happenings……………
Just for clarification, that’s the name of the ridge (mini mountain??) that we live on, nestled among oak, hickory, black walnut, elm, pine and miscellaneous other tree varieties in an area known as the Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood Forest … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged beading, Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly thread, Feathers, FMQ, Glide 60, Hobbs 80/20, Juki, muslin, Radiance, Robert Kaufman, vintage 8 Comments
More little stitchings……….
I think these little stitcheries are my faves!! They combine all the ‘ingredients’ that so appeal….vintage, free motion (FMQ), micro-stippling and my Ms Juki (Juki 2010Q domestic sewing machine). The first little mug-rug will be in the mail tomorrow……. … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Beth Ann, Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly thread, FMQ, Friendship Star, gifts, Hobbs 80/20, Joella, Juki, micro-stippling, monograms, mug rugs, window cover 6 Comments
Finishing up UFOs……………
That have been lurking since….well, let’s just say a while! The first one is a little vintage piece I fmq on my Juki while in Texas (in March). You may check this post for details. I knew that the binding … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged blue & white, Feathers, gift, Glide Foot, Juki, micro-stippling, pearls, swag edge, Sweet Sixteen, vintage linen 4 Comments
One Word Wednesday………….
Progress FYI Note: This piece is a combination of 2 vintage pieces: a smaller scalloped edged eyelet piece (with coral fabric beneath) atop a plain centered Battenberg lace edged piece.
Continued vintage progress on 2 ………..
Pretty little pieces. The first is now ready for a border and maybe a little bling…………………. (link to post showing previous status….)…. and little piece number 2 which has a ways to go before I will call it ‘done’…….. This … Continue reading
A wee bit of Saturday stitchin’………..
Hmmmm……I think that “wee” part was a leftover from yesterday’s St. Paddy’s Day!!!! A breezy sunny 84F day here in the Rio Grande Valley and I’m INdoors enjoying some vintage stitching……………. This is the 2nd “in-process” vintage linen I’ll be … Continue reading
Once again, it’s (fun) Stitchin’ Saturday!!!!………..
The morning was time enough to take care of the ‘must-do’ tasks which left the afternoon fa-reee!!!!!! Ms Texas Juki and I and a lovely little vintage linen piece. Let the micro-stippling and feathers(!!!!) begin…………….. I’m not exactly sure how … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly thread, Feathers, FMQ, Hobbs 80/20, Juki, linen, micro-stippling, vintage 16 Comments
A question was asked………
Regarding the free motion foot that was pictured in my last post. Quite honestly, I don’t remember where (online) I purchased it, but it is a generic high shank fmq foot that seems to be working quite well. Please note: … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged fmq foot, fmq foot modification, free motiion quilting foot, Juki 2 Comments
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged air-erase marker, Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly thread, FMQ, Hobbs 80/20, Juki, Juki TL201Q, vintage 2 Comments
My, the days are feeling more Autumn-like than I care for. 62F at 2:30 pm is a bit unusual but so perfect for stitching!!!!! Some stitching progress has been accomplished on my most recent linen piece (post here)…………… As … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Clover, eraser pen, Juki, Karen McTavish, linen, vintage 24 Comments
Next up, it’s vintage…………..
Another of my grandmom’s little pieces………….. The gold/yellow fabric is a piece of Kona but I might change it out for a similar color “Radiance”, by Kaufman. Once again, I’ll be using Glide thread as the top thread and Connecting … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly thread, Glide thread, Juki, linens 13 Comments
(It’s still) Wordless Wednesday………………….
Glide thread (top thread-on left); Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly (bobbin thread-on right).
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly thread, Glide thread, Juki, micro-stippling 2 Comments
That’s what happens when many projects are started, little blog peeks are posted and weekends intervene! So, here’s my version of attempting to finish what was begun a bit ago. First up……..The linen piece that started as a dupioni tension … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Feather Galaxy, Hobbs 80/20, Hobbs Silk batting, Isacord, Juki, linens, pebbles, silk, Sulky Viskose, swirls custom 18 Comments
A Little Start………..
First posted here, today started with this………… Then……………….. And, with a tad more thread play………….. That’s it for now as “life chores” are demanding attention!!!
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged dupioni silk, feather quilting, Hobbs 80/20, Hobbs Silk batting, Juki, linens 3 Comments
My world today………..
Is gloomy and overcast, outside, with the prospect of storms for the next 36 to 48 hours BUT, inside, there’s this going on………….. It’s a practice piece of a very different (for me) feather border pattern. It came up on … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Amish feathers, feather border, Feathers, Jamie Wallen, Juki, motorcycle photos, red and white, RV 32 Comments
Continuing the “Feather Friday” thought………
I thought I would post some links that would illustrate where I seriously began my fmq (free motion quilting) journey and who were some of the major contributors. First off, I want to stress that each of us ‘see’ and … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Cindy Needham, FMQ, Hearts and Feathers, humm-purr, Juki, Leah Day, light table, Lisa Calle, QAL, SewCalGal, whole cloth challenge, whole cloth quilt 4 Comments
What am I doing?????
In a previous post, here, I showed you a couple of red & white quilts made from a clever method Missouri Star Quilt Company had put on-line. Version #4 is the one I chose to demo FMQ (free motion quilting) … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Festival of Quilts, Juki, red & white quilt, red and white 8 Comments
McTavishing Mug-Rug Monday………..
Once again…..I just canNOT resist alliteration (words beginning with the same letter in sequence)! And to answer the question that is possibly being whispered: NO, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth!!! These past days have been busy … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged batik, door hanger, echo quilting, Juki, Leah, McTavishing, mug rug, Stained Glass 50 Comments
The rest of the story………
I began this little story (and the project!) yesterday and now it’s done!! It went so smoothly…….well, there was a little glitch. The outer “cone”/petal shapes are not quite accurate. They need to be tapered a titch(?) more at the … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged FMQ swirls, Fons & Porter, Juki, Medallion table quilt 26 Comments
2 Mug rugs & a reunion……..
This morning I was reunited with my Juki and FMQ (free motion quilting). I needed a couple of little gifts and had thought 2 mug rugs would fill the bill quite nicely. Since last November, when Ms Sweetie (HQ Sweet … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Feathers, FMQ, Juki, Ms Sweetie, mug rug 28 Comments
Ms. Juki is properly attired and ready to join Ms. Sweetie. The thread used was the same as previous, Sulky Viskose in pink and, also this time, green. The small gray ‘flap’ on the top of the cover is the … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Juki, sashiko, Sulky Viskose 41 Comments
“Micro-stippling”—What is it??? Where is it used???? A question asked; a new post to answer. Rather than adding links to answer this I will share what I have learned since first embarking on this facet of machine quilting. First off, … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Hearts and Feathers, Juki, Leah Day, micro-stippling 12 Comments
Quilt as you go…….
A while back I made a t-shirt quilt for my son. I knew it would be fairly heavy, and possibly a little unstable, when all put together and ready for quilting on my domestic machine (Juki) so I decided to … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Juki, quilt as you go, t shirt quilt 4 Comments
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