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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


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Thank you for the information.


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Happy Valentine!

Thank you!! I was thinking of you today and wishing you were coming to visit with Chris

Here is a cool video on how fabric is digitally printed.

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Laurel Rosenberg can WE relate. What about you Kim Gibson Lane and Brandi Palmer?😂


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Deb Gray

Enough said

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Who also likes to knit or crochet? Can you share your latest project? I'm working on a sweater for my dog, but I think winter will be over before I'm done!! ... See MoreSee Less

Who also likes to knit or crochet?  Can you share your latest project?  Im working on a sweater for my dog, but I think winter will be over before Im done!!

4 weeks ago

Ohio Row by Row Experience

Road to California Quilt Show - 165 wall hangings of Prince. It would be fun to have gone, just to see all the creativity.

Cherrywood Hand-Dyed Fabric
The Prince Cherrywood Challenge Cherrywood is a Hand Dyed Fabric business in Minnesota and sponsors art quilt challenges every year. Each of the 165 pieces of art (quilts) measure 20 inches. Everyone started out with the exact same purple fabrics from Cherrywood and then created their own original design inspired by the late, great Prince. The display covers 90 feet of wall space. More information on where to see this amazing exhibit and order the keepsake book here- http://cherrywoodfabrics.bigcartel.com/prince Karla@cherrywoodfabrics.com #road2ca #cherrywoodfabrics #smallbusiness #princechallenge #minnesotastrong #prince #minnesota #purplerain #artquilt #purplefamily
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MaryAnn N Fred Knapke...check this out


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Amber Faloona

OMG! Gorgeous!

Ohio quilters - this exhibit will be coming to The Barn at Mariemont in December, http://www.artatthebarn.org/2019-exhibits-year-at-a-glance

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Get every quilt out - it's cold! ... See MoreSee Less

Get every quilt out - its cold!


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Jacqueline Reeves, clearly y’all need more quilts!


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And.... Organizing it is AnOtHeR hobby!!

Cindy McCullom You’re the only one I ever met who does both! You are AMAZING!

That is me!

How true. I was talking with a woman that worked at a pharmacy. I was getting some ice packs to take on a retreat. She told me she collected fabric! She didn't know how to sew, just collected fabric. No time for lessons, just loved to collect fabric....

Cindy Jean Morris Susan Polson Brown, I exceed at one and not the other. Haha

Or paper craft supplies!! The struggle is rreeeaaaallllll!!!!

You betcha!

And watching quilting videos.

l never knew it

Oh, and collecting patterns and embroidery files are two more hobbies

Yes they are

Karen Snyder

Also quilting books. I pulled mine out n put them on display. They are pretty.

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Susan Vincek

not funny . . . true story!! :-)

Yes it is and mine can survive a ground zero nuclear bomb.

Dust is a protective coating.

I dusted yesterday but it found me again today. The dust wins!

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What is the very first thing you though of when you heard the theme for 2019 Row by Row, TASTE THE EXPERIENCE? ... See MoreSee Less

What is the very first thing you though of when you heard the theme for 2019 Row by Row, TASTE THE EXPERIENCE?


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That I'm probably in trouble again this year!!

Local favorites, themes like fair foods, birthday party treats, etc. I just heard that the are groups of stores that get together to create rows that complement each other to make up a themed quilt. I would love to find some like that this year...


Not sure about this one ,sue Ritter what do you think?

Karen Snyder


I don't know I didn't hear what it was yet but I'm guessing???

Food trucks!

Pasta! Doughnuts! Cookies!

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