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Sewing Machines / Re: Janome 230DC
« on: July 19, 2021, 12:17:53 PM »
When I collect my replacement foot pedal from Franklins this week I am going to look at the Janome 230DC. It is a small step up from my Alfa and computerised which will be new to me. Has anybody had one or is using one now? I would appreciate your comments, thank you in advance.
Just had a look on the SMD website, it appears that you get quite a lot for your money but the machine gets good reviews.
Haven't got on myself but take some fabrics and see if they will let you play.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Todays Birthday
« on: July 17, 2021, 11:15:16 AM »
Happy birthday @Diane, hope it's a good one  :toast: :cake: :flower:

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Sewing Spaces and Furniture / Re: Finally - my new sewing room
« on: July 15, 2021, 17:02:32 PM »
Lovely, it won't stay like that for long :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Today's Birthday
« on: July 11, 2021, 11:52:18 AM »
Happy birthday, hope it's a good one. :toast: :cake: :flower:

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Wow, thats great.

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Thank you for all your nice comments. The quilt was done to match bedroom wallpaper which is peachy/pink, cream and grey and a coppery line, one wall and the carpet are navy blue. It is quilted with a copper coloured thread on the top. When DS saw the quilt his comment was :- " very nice, I think we will redecorate" He was joking fortunately.

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Here we hope, is the latest offering from chez maliw.   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  



This is the last quilt for grand offsprung.

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I'm undecided still, the 2 hour drive there and back and stupid amount to park don't inspire me this year and as I'm not quilting as much at the moment ---------. Will have to speak to my friend and see if she is interested.

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Tech Know How / Re: Are the gremlins getting in again?
« on: May 13, 2021, 13:38:33 PM »
Thought it was just me and the broadband.

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Fun with Fabric / Re: Jacquard/Brocade suggestions Men's Jacket??
« on: May 11, 2021, 19:55:52 PM »
Ooooh Bombay Stores, I've been there a few times many years ago, talk about a kid in a sweet shop. I got some lovely shoes there and they were really cheap - prices have increased a lot since then. Fabric for DD bridesmaid dresses and all the mens waistcoats came from there. Hope they have what you want/need.

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For a first attempt that looks really good. Don't forget only you know where the mistakes might be but once it's in use a lot of things disappear into the quilt. Keep up the good work. :thumbsup:

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In the wardrobe / Re: rotary cutter
« on: May 04, 2021, 15:46:02 PM »
Scissors for adult clothes as I don't have a big enough cutting mat but I do use a rotary cutter - 28mm for my Angel baby stuff as I find it easier than scissors for some reason - and quicker.

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I've just made 2 quilts for a doll's pram but already given and no photos !!!!!

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Current Projects / Re: Calling All EPP-ers!
« on: April 22, 2021, 14:40:02 PM »
Go for it, I made a hexi quilt - took me about three years of intermittent stitching but it went to Rhodes and Italy as I could just take bits. It's really good to be able to take about with you (we were delayed in Rhodes and I sewed at the airport).

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