I am so grateful for this tip. I have been having exactly this problem with my machine and I thought I would need a new machine which I can't afford. I am so happy I can fix it myself.
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Toni Pralle - Iowa
Just wanted to say how much I am enjoying your newsletters and the site
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Karen Dixon (Australia)
"I really found your book to be easy to follow and it made my first 3 quilts (which were table runners) a snap to make. The binding instructions were especially helpful. I've attached a picture of one of the runners I made. I ended up giving all three away for Christmas presents, so I only get to enjoy them when I go visiting, but it was fun anyway!! Thanks for all the help."
"The Beginner's Guide resolved the issues with those seemingly difficult mitered corners. After receiving the guide and following the instructions carefully mitered corners are no longer a challenge."
Grifton North Carolina
"I read the whole book in one sitting because I was so excited to get started. Plus, it was easy to read and was very informative. I have already put together a small quilt for practice, and working on my second one. It takes me a little longer mainly because not only am I a beginner quilter but also a beginner sewer!! :) Thanks for all the extra reports too, they were very helpful to me."
"I just love how easy it is to follow - it starts at the VERY beginning and covers everything you would need to know. I like that you repeatedly guide me to HAVE FUN with it.
I've got this crazy design for my son's quilt that I JUST LOVE! I'm sort of a control freak, and having your "permission" to have fun kept me from being so particular about a specific pattern."
I read through the How to Quilt, I was amazed how easy each step of quilting was explained in detail. I started on my first quilt, and in the process of putting this together. I am having so much fun doing this.
Thank you so very much, and I look forward to my finished quilt."
"I have both A Beginner's Guide to Quilting and How to Bind by Penny at how-to-quilt.com and I am finding them both very useful. I had the How to Bind first and used it on my very first quilt and it made binding the quilt so easy. The instructions are very clear and easy to understand. I got the binding on and looking great the first try.
I am in the middle of making a quilt for my husband in his football teams' colours. I am using Penny's A Beginner's Guide to Quilting to help me with piecing of the quilt and I am finding it a very handy reference tool with hints on putting together the blocks. As this is only my second quilt I need all the help I can get and I am finding it in "A Beginner's Guide to Quilting". I highly recommend this book to everyone.
South Australia, Australia
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Salem, New Hampshire
"What I liked best about the DVD mentor is that you could WATCH Penny (over, and over, and over, sometimes..) and refer to the manual as needed. It has proven to be a great resource for me."
"I thought that the Robins nest DVDs are a great help to someone like myself who has never quilted before. I especially like the way you describe everything in such detail, and all the close ups are just wonderful, I watched all the DVD's and thought that I can do this, well not quite, but I have made a small cot size for my best friend Tiny (dog) and it came out quit well with only one mistake.
Penny you have done a wonderful job on the DVD's and I would highly recommend for any would be quilter to have a look at the DVD's first. I have learnt a lot from them, without them I would not of started Quilting. Thank you so much for all you input, and keep up your good work.
Inge K., NSW, Australia
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