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2 hours ago

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Very interesting!Just a caution about your sewing machine needles⚠️. We are seeing quite a few machines coming in with problems caused by a budget brand of needles being sold at some department stores. These needles are made so poorly that they will actually cause your machine to not sew properly. To demonstrate - the needle on the left is a Schmetz brand needle size 80 and on the right is the department store needle size 70. This size needle should be finer than the Schmetz, and as you can see, not only is it thicker, but it’s also longer😱! Other needles in the same department-store-pack are made backwards or are bent. Consumers are purchasing these needles in good faith, and then spending hours trying to find the cause of their sewing machine problem, all the while certain that it can’t be their machine needle because it’s a brand-new pack😤. And the worst part about this is that newbies to sewing, who are keen to get involved in this hobby that we all love so much, think that the problems that they are experiencing are caused by them doing something wrong, and with a hit to their confidence, they just give up🙄. No matter if you have an enormous machine that you use every day, or a small one, that you get out every now and then, we recommend using brand-quality needles like Schmetz, that you can purchase from all good sewing stores. Share this post with your sewing friends ... See MoreSee Less

Very interesting!

1 week ago

Iowa Row by Row Experience

With all the crazy weather, I like this forecast best❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

With all the crazy weather, I like this forecast best❤️

 

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I'm with you on this. 🤗

Happy Friday to All!

Here are more wonderful Quilt Shops that have registered for 2019 Taste The Experience❤️

Connie's Quilt Shop, Marion
Towne Square Quilt Shoppe, Lake City
Heart & Hand Dry Goods Co, Sioux City
Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co, Adel
Quilting Connection, Ames
Piece Works Quilt Shop, Winterset
Crazy Redhead Quilting, Newton
At the Heart of Quilting - IA, West Des Moines
Helios Stitches N Stuff, Mount Vernon
Sally's Sewing Room, Clarion
Fireworks Needlework Shop, Waverly
Quilter's Paradise, Mt. Pleasant
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Kathy Powell Fictorie

Who can relate🤣 ... See MoreSee Less

Who can relate🤣

 

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Sarah Lukesh Miller 😉

Are you suggesting something? LOL

Yes, this is exactly how I felt as I reorganized my stash in my sewing room!

Oh yeah.

Love the organization and signage. Love how she put into words what I think when peering at my stash/shelves😂👍

Keri Fritz

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2 weeks ago

Iowa Row by Row Experience

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Hahaha!!

 

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Oh you know it Marlene!!!!!

Joyce Seibert Barb Bitterman barb slater, Nancy Klevernancy Mary Green Neola Olsemneola!

4 weeks ago

Iowa Row by Row Experience

Coming up with a concept, designing, and writing a Row by Row pattern is not an easy challenge for many shops. They need your help. What types of rows or blocks would you like to see this year? What does "Taste the Experience" make you think of? Thanks for letting us know what you're thinking! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I love pieced rows when shops collaborate with others close to them so that you can easily have a quilt not just a row. As far as ideas how about using blocks that have to do with food/cooking like churn dash, broken dishes, apple core, orange peel, etc.

Rows from shops that actually go together with same theme and not just a bunch of random rows. And, actual piecing, not appliqué. I skip the appliqué rows because I do not enjoy doing it.

Hard to get food incorporated into a quilt. i foresee another applique nightmare as last year. Is that really quilting?

Taste and see that the Lord is good. :)

Flowers, pieced, appliquéd, foundation paper, etc

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Shops are starting to register for 2019 Row by Row - Taste The Experience. Here are the Iowa Shops that registered in December!

The Quilted Windmill in Pella
Off The Rails Quilting in Boudurant
Brooklyn True Value and Fabric in Brooklyn
Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co. in Adel
Neal's Vacuum & Sewing Center in Muscatine
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I haven't been to Pella or Muscatine yet, the other shops listed above are really cool and very friendly!

2 months ago

Iowa Row by Row Experience

Something to aim for😂 ... See MoreSee Less

Something to aim for😂

 

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I’m guilty!!!!

Peggy A Foss LeAnne Phillips Sandra Hoefakker I think some of mine are older than that 🤪

Kelli Belden Renee McPhee Beth Hromyak Stephanie Christler Nickles Debbie Roberts

Me 3

Carmen Morris we need to do this

Or scrapbook supplies!

That's right! I will go along with that lol.

Fine. You laugh. This past December, I put together 2 aprons that I had cut out 6 years ago. I may put together the 3rd one, some time this year. :-)

Me too!

I think I need to make it too

Betty Rewerts and Kay Brinkman this is a new year's resolution I should make

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