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  3. Pink Halloween Quilt

    Awesome quilt and the quilting is spectacular--- or should I SPOOKTATULAR
  4. Used Freedom for sale

    Is this machine still for sale?
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  6. Baby Lock Tiara 16" midarm quilting machine $3,000 in great condition! This is the same free motion quilting machine as a sit-down Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen, with a different label. The Baby Lock Tiara is one of those compact free motion home quilting machines that has a footprint just a little bigger than a large sewing and embroidery machine. Unlike the large 10ft stand-up quilting machines which require a separate room or garage, the Tiara easily sits against one wall. This machine is also much easier to learn and use than a stand-up longarm machine. On the Tiara, you are sitting down and moving the quilt sandwich, rather than the machine, to quilt. You are familiar with those movements, but now you will have a large surface to spread your heaviest quilts, and a large arm space to give you options for stitch in the ditch, free motion all- over designs or intricate patterns, if that’s what you want! This table and machine are perfect for a quilter who wants to expand their home quilting capabilities. And, no need to take your beautiful quilt tops to someone else, and paying, and waiting hopefully, that the quilting will be what you wanted! Model BLTR16, which has large 8.25” x 16” throat space. Vertical spool pin ¼” Hopping foot Customizable speed control Large, adjustable color LCD touch screen shows: Programmable Needle Positioning: Needle Up/Down Uses large capacity Type M bobbins Accommodates needle sizes 12/80 – 20/125. Table size is 36”long x 30” deep PLUS table extension, which adds another 18” to length of table, but can be dropped when not being used. Lots of accessories - separate bobbin winder, free motion quilting gloves, horizontal spool pin for specialty threads, bobbins, needles, oil, overlay for table, and 2 special gripping hoops. I have the original boxes for transporting the machine.
  7. And I just sent you one back . K
  8. Kathy, I sent you a message.
  9. Update: Memory Quilts and a FREEDOM Purchase!

    Sewingpup, I'm sorry for the loss of your brother, it's hard to process the loss of a sibling so young, isn't it? As for your shoulder, I know exactly what you're going through with your recooperation. I wish you a full return to movement and joint freedom! My first one took almost a couple years to not be hurting, but they did extensive bone work because of a defect in the bone shape from birth. I just wish it hadn't taken so many years to get them to deal with it. Then five years later they did the left one, same problem but with a tear as well. That one took about a year and a half, but I knew what to do and not to do. Both surgeries also included the AC joint like you had as well. Keep up on your therapy, and do use ice - icing my shoulder was my friend. Regular sewing still gives me some pain. I think it's the sitting and arms forward moving fabric under the needle. But I truly can't complain compared to what I dealt with before. ETA: I used a mix of half isopropyl alcohol and distilled water in a double layered freezer bag and freeze that. When I need to ice my shoulders I take it out of the freezer and break it up easily and it forms to the shoulder so well, it's like hard slush. Keep a hand towel between your skin and the bag, though, and only for up to 20 minutes at a time.
  10. Update: Memory Quilts and a FREEDOM Purchase!

    Thank you, Gator. I wondered where everyone was at. I'll have to check that FB group out. But I do like the forum here. I just was hurting for so long that I could seldom use my machine and stopped participating. But I hope to engage here again and meet new people and gain new ideas and hopefully help others, too.
  11. Update: Memory Quilts and a FREEDOM Purchase!

    Thank you, Vickie. i have an update on that, but I'm still just as excited! I found a lightly used 2009 Freedom only 65 miles away, went and test drove it and purchased it. It has the hydraulic lift as well as the quilt advance, and I'm upgrading the table to Bliss. So all the things I need! I'll be bringing it home at the end of the month!
  12. Update: Memory Quilts and a FREEDOM Purchase!

    Cagey, I didn't use ties. I just used pieces left from his shirts after the first two quilts. I sewed them together and then appliquéd the large circle on the backing. Then appliqués the little center circle over the inner blad ends, then quilted. I had a small template for the blade from MSQC but I made a plastic one larger for this. I believe each blade was 11 1/2" long, both for the center and the four corner quarters.
  13. Loyal customers. ???

    Custom quilting is beautiful, but the pantos and freehands are the money makers.
  14. Update: Memory Quilts and a FREEDOM Purchase!

    My Ultimate was just upgraded with the Intellistitch stitch regulation, not IQ. THAT is still a dream!
  15. Used Freedom for sale

    Yes the machine is still available. You can come and see it when you are available.
  16. Thanks for letting me know. Good luck with your vehicle.
  17. Used Freedom for sale

    Saturday did not work for us, we had to get home by a certain time. I will be at the Sioux City Quilt show this weekend......if available I am still interested, but could NOT come see till next weekend. Please let me know if still available.
  18. I love the way that you worked the crosshatch around the appliqué so that the flowers appear to float above the background. I did that on a quilt earlier this year and it isn't easy to get all the crosshatch lined up. You did a great job.
  19. Another fantastic job, Libby. You have a talent that just doesn't quit.
  20. I am sorry but something just happened (my vehicle) that is going to drain what I had set aside for this kind of purchase so sadly I will have to forfeit getting this great deal. It almost happened! : (
  21. I'm not in the business of quilting for others, but I have volunteered to quilt for a local group that make Quilts 4 Kids that go to the Sick Kids Hospitals in our area. I donate my time and thread and spray basting if I do it on my Sweet 16. I also make quilt tops, that I finish with their batting and backing and my quilting and binding for the cause. I don't have any concerns with these quilts not ending up where they're supposed to. If I did, that would be the end of that relationship.
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  23. A very sweet lady that attends the monthly sewing group has been making quilts to send to Japan for the last few years. She said there is still a huge need for recovering tsunami victims. Someone in the group suggested that the group make and donate 50 quilts to this effort. I volunteered to quilt the quilts for free, but the customer had to provide all materials and do the binding. There are a couple of other quilters in the group who later also volunteered to quilt for free, so that lessened the burden on me. I ended up quilting 15 quilts in a three week period. My hope was to generate some new customers down the road. That was in July, so we'll see, but it's not looking hopeful. I also suspect that not all of the quilts that I quilted for free ended up going to the tsunami victims. I say this because of the total number of donated quilts did not quite match up to the number of quilts that were quilted for free. This kinds of makes me rethink my position on quilting for free. I'm not opposed to supporting a good cause, but I don't want to be taken advantage of either. IF (and that's in all caps for a reason) I ever do something like this again, I will charge a small fee for binding the quilt and then I will take the quilts and make sure they get turned in to the donation center.
  24. I say watch the entire video before you do the timing, and then step your way through the timing process with the video available on your tablet or computer. The information you seek starts at 34 minutes 40 seconds ends 35 minutes 50 seconds; https://www.apqs.com/timing-apqs-machine-video/. Best of luck to you. Cagey
  25. Deciding on a Pantograph Size

    Anne Bright designs told me most quilters buy in the 10 to 12 inch range. I have smaller pantos for wall hangings, and I've bought bigger ones thinking I'd get the work done faster. LOL But she's right that range is a pretty good size.
  26. Bobbin

    If it's the needle, you turn it around. but I think your asking about the needle bar adjustment. Get out your manual and look at the pictures of the hook timing. See if the needle eye is in the proper position at bottom dead center. If not, take the side opposite the tension assembly off your machine head, find the needle bar clamp, loosen it, move the needle bar so that the eye of the needle is in the proper position, then tighten the needle bar clamp. If the eye of the needle is in the proper position at bottom dead center, the needle bar adjustment isn't the problem, and you should look elsewhere. Good luck. Jim
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