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Friday, May 30, 2014

Moving right along ... again!

There things to be happy about
(1) the end of the work week
(2) a good report
(3) figuring out a problem

What's the difference between these two pairs of quilting gloves??

The pair on the left only cost a buck in the dollar section at the Shoppers Food Warehouse!

They were labeled as knit work gloves, but they work just as well as "real" quilting gloves you get at the quilt shop.  You should be able to get these at your local dollar store - Dollar Tree is the bestest and  my mostest favorite!

I should have said these work just as well under "normal" circumstances...

I had very abnormal circumstances while I was trying to quilt my 10th anniversary quilt, it fought me like a knight!

I use fusible web for smallish quilts - hey it works for me! - but this time the back fused on with a wrinkle that I just couldn't get rid of ... when I was quilting it, the quilt just wouldn't move across the machine bed, the stitches were skipping, my foot pedal kept sticking in the ON position -  it was a fight and the quilt won!

Sometimes things just aren't meant to be, so I called my long armer and said "Oh please, can't you help me, can't you help me!!"  Long story short, I unpicked the stitches, separated the top from that ugly back, took it to her and breathed a sigh of relief!

Meanwhile I finished putting together that Milkmaid Star top I wanted to finish, it looks nice.  I don't think the quilt police will come after me for machine stitching the rows together on an otherwise hand pieced quit!

I've cut a 2" blue inner border...  I'll decide on an outer border later.

Finished a few more blocks for the Strip Twist leader ender project -

As I'm writing this I just got a phone call from my long armer - the anniversary quilt is ready, yes!!!

Things are looking up!  I'm going to eat breffus and arrange a rendezvous time with Patty D to get our beautiful quilts.  Sew forth and sew on til later  :o)


  1. Sometimes it's just best to pass them on rather than get frustrated. I have those gloves and a few others, but love the Machingers.

  2. If I tried to use gloves with a machine, I would probablysew my hands to the quilt!
    Congrats on the finish ... no matter how it gets done.

  3. I have used those inexpensive gloves and yes they work. But I get far more control and can quilt for a longer time with Machingers. For me they are worth the extra cost. Ha ha...to each his/her own!


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