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  1. 16 points
    Primitive1

    Antique Buttermold Quilt

    I finally finished one of my own during a slow time in my customer base......
  2. 14 points
    T Row Studio

    Cactus Collage quilted

    Here is My latest Collage quilt ready for Squaring and binding This is a Laura Heine Collage pattern called Cactus collage sampler. I shrunk this to 60% of the original size. My Mother saw one in our Local Show and she said It was her favorite quilt at the show so I thought I could make that for her birthday. I have included before after quilting and the back I also included a copy of my doodle of how I was going to quilt this. Thanks for looking Have a great day
  3. 14 points
    PennyQuilts2

    Supreme Grand Champion Winner

    A client had me custom quilt her "Thistle Pod" quilt top for her. She entered it in our county fair and was awarded "Supreme Grand Champion". This entitles the quilt to represent our county at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show in Harrisburg. The judge loved the quilting.
  4. 14 points
    SWall

    Fancy Forest Quilt

    Finished my Fancy Forest Quilt (design by Elizabeth Hartman) this morning. One problem I have is my grandchildren all want one What have I started?? It was so much fun to make!
  5. 13 points
    I have finally finished quilts for Landon and Scarlett. Can you believe they are a year old already? They are such good babies. They both love their quilt and give them kisses and hugs all the time. Lol. Landon likes to pet his giraffe. These quilted up really quickly. My goal was to keep them soft and snuggley.
  6. 12 points
    PennyQuilts2

    I finished my Twinkle Star

    Put this on the long arm this morning. I finished the binding after lunch. Love it!!
  7. 12 points
    T Row Studio

    Christmas in July

    Here is a lovely paper pieced poinsettia wall hanging Marie made she will have it ready for Christmas this year. Here is the before after and back hope you enjoy. and..... Merry Christmas........ LOL
  8. 12 points
    IBQLTN2

    My Tribute to Betty

    4 years ago today I lost my best friend and quilting buddy, Betty O'Leary. I just finished quilting this beautiful applique quilt top of hers as a tribute to her.
  9. 11 points
    clgtennis

    Zinnia Garden for my niece

    A recent finish for my great niece's 10th birthday. I've had the fabric for quite a few years thinking it would make a pretty girls quilt and when my niece asked me to make her a quilt I knew what I wanted to use. The pattern is called Zinnia Garden from American Patchwork & Quilting 2017 calendar. My niece loved it and apparently her bedroom is being painted to go with it! Cathy APQS Freedom w/Intelliquilter
  10. 11 points
    MaryQuiltsTx

    Amazing People

    Last week I changed my needle in my Lenni and accidentally put it in backward. It immediately got hung up and blew a fuse. I used my extra fuse and fixed it. No problems. So today I remembered I needed to order some fuses. I went to the Quilted Joy website because I had had good service from them before. I ordered 6 fuses. My thinking, "I have to order them so get several" and since I am somewhat anal it has to be a round number like a half a dozen, right? The owner of Quilted Joy, Angela Huffman, saw my order and her thinking was "does this lady have a problem?" So she called me to see if my machine was regularly blowing fuses and to see if she could offer help. Yes, she really did do that. I was floored. I did not buy my machine from her. I don't even live in the same state as she does. But she took the time to see if I needed help. I find that amazing and very uplifting. No one does that anymore. APQS has some amazing people representing them and I am glad (even though I am having some thread issues at the moment) I bought an APQS machine. I wanted to be sure to acknowledge her kindness because I think society as a whole is sometimes quicker to complain than to compliment. So thank you Angela. (And yes, I asked her about my thread problem and she told me a few things to check on. How nice is that.) I also want to thank the folks on this forum who are always taking time to offer advice and help whenever I have a question. I was feeling kinda bummed about the problems I am having but I feel better and know that there is support out there. So thank you.
  11. 11 points
    Ann Wight

    Clothesline Quilt

    I just took this little orphan block quilt off the frame and bound it. I was given several bags of stash and blocks from a lady that passed away several years ago. Her daughter is an acquaintance of mine and recently her husband was killed in an boating accident. I made this for her from the last of her Mom's orphan blocks. More of the story and photos on my blog. http://bunkhousequilts.blogspot.com/2017/07/clothesline-quilt-is-done.html
  12. 9 points
    connieb

    Customers quilt - the one that was stained

    I really like how it turned out and so glad the stain came out.
  13. 8 points
    IBQLTN2

    Passing on the quilting bug

    Grand daughters visiting from Atlanta and they wanted to learn to sew. I gave them each a block of the month from left over guild projects. They each made their blocks and chose a fabric for the border and backing. They quilted the block on the long arm and then stitched it together with the serger. So they learned to use 3 machines. We are working on dress patterns now.
  14. 8 points
    jbnt9999

    In a pinch neat trick

    I am finishing a quilt and in order to get the right color for the accents I used two threads. Don't have a duel cone holder so used small spools of Mettler's poly sheen, used fabric tack glue and attached to cone holder. Worked like a charm. Hope this helps someone!
  15. 7 points
    sdaurio

    Quilted Vintage Table Linen

    My quilting has been hit or miss lately. Rather than try to make a quilt, I found this vintage table cloth and went to town. I miss spending time with my Millie! I do have to say that I love having quilts on the table. Now I need to find a Christmas poinsettia table cloth! I had no plan for this one other than, I needed to quilt some feathers, I knew it need checkerboard cross hatching and I just needed to do some crazy quilting!!! Just makes me want to do more! I put it on the frame and just got started. Used a little thread in the process. One layer of hobbs 80/20 batting, glide thread on top magna glide in the bobbin. Hand guided with a little ruler work.
  16. 7 points
    T Row Studio

    Elephant quilt

    Here is my Customers Elephant quilt I am pleased with the way it has turned out . I love quilting these quilts. There is so much room to be creative. Thanks for looking
  17. 7 points
    gkazee

    Crosshatch

    Crosshatching with a computerized system is tough because of fabric draw up and matching each point across the quilt after each roll. I haven't crosshatched an entire quilt but did crosshatching on a custom quilt surrounding all the blocks. I used a ruler from quilters apothecary made for crosshatching.
  18. 6 points
    Bonnie in Ok

    Looking for ideas Update finished pic.

    Very pretty quilt and trying to decide how to quilt. What are your thoughts. Finished quilt.
  19. 5 points
    Here are a few of the twins with their quilts giving them hugs and kisses.
  20. 5 points
    jimerickson

    Long arm needles

    For years I've puzzled over sewing machine needles and the vast range of nomenclature to identify them. It started more than ten years ago, with my wife's Babylock serger, and has been a puzzle for me ever since. Little by little I'm beginning to unravel this mystery. Heidi's post of a week or so about Schmetz needles got me going again. I have used Groz-Beckert 134 MR GEBEDUR FFG/SES needles almost exclusively, with an occasional Singer 1955 MR needle thrown in. They've served me well, but I'm always interested in trying new things with the hope I might find something that I like better. With that in mind, I just ordered some needles made by Schmetz, and Organ that I think will work in my machine (this is where the mystery comes in) It is difficult to know exactly what needle works in my machine from the package nomenclature. Here are the package ID's of the needles I use, and the ones I ordered: Singer Groz-Beckert Schmetz* Schmetz Organ 1955-01-MR4.0 134 MR CANU:20:05 1 CANU:20:05 17 135x5 Set/R 1955MR 134R 134R SERV 7 DPx5 134 135x5 134 SAN 11 135x5 135x5 SERV7 135x7 797 DPx5 DPx 5 MR SY 1955 DPx5 SERV 7 134R - 1955 DPx5 The Schmetz needle with the * is the one Heidi is using. The other is the one listed as the long arm needle on the web site link that was referenced by someone else in that thread. Now I do know what some of the designations mean. For instance the MR stands for a needle configuration intended for multi-directional sewing. The 1955 represents a style of needle I think, and is probably duplicated by the R, and Set/R designation. The DPx5 I think means the same as the 135x5 and the 134 which I believe is the length of the needle, and the position of the eye. The CANU 20 I think represents the thickness of the needle shank. I know that the SAN 11 is important, but I don't know exactly what it means. Perhaps, how large the scarf is. The MR (multi range) needle provides a particular blade configuration and shank that is stiffer than others to proved needle deflection resistance. The SERV 7 design provides the same sort of benefit as the MR, but in a bit different way. Both have a larger and deeper thread groove in the front of the needle. Interestingly, the size needle recommended by Superior Threads, deals not with what you're sewing, but rather what thread (mostly size) that you're using. I notice that they recommended using an 18 or 19 size needle for King Tut, and a 19 or 21 size for Lava. Perhaps folks who use these threads (I don't), and have problems, have so, because they are trying to use too small a needle. The size of the groove in the front of the needle being the issue, not the needle eye size, needle diameter, or the fabric being sewed. I plan to experiment with the three new to me needles on the list, and find out if, and how well, they work. I'll up date this thread with my impressions and thoughts on each. Jim BTW, I'm not quite sure about the nomenclature on the second Schmetz, and I'll check it, and make any appropriate corrections when the packs of needles arrive. Also, anyone who know exactly what any of the designation codes mean, feel free to share your knowledge.
  21. 4 points
    As a retired insurance broker I can assure you that 1) your rates will go up and up when you stay with the same company; 2) that every 5 years you should be shopping rates; 3) that your 'business' is not being rated on YOUR experience and claims but one of a group of "like" businesses. (Now, how many quilting businesses does it take to be an "industry". I can't be certain but I would guess that a quilting business would be tossed into the same as tailor / seamstress and how many are there today? Where are they located? So many are in dry cleaners' shops. So if that is the 'industry', the claims could actually be high (using chemicals, damages, losses, etc.); 4) how many quilts belong to customers have you actually 'ruined'...probably none; 5) are your customers coming into your home? How much liability do you have? If there was a liability / injury loss to a customer, your homeowner's would likely cover it; 6) where is your quilting business located? If in a commercial building...of course you need good insurance coverage - if in your home, do you really need it? Are you doing enough business that IF a quilt was 'ruined' (rendered unrepairable) - that you could not cover the cost?; 7) where in your home is your equipment located? If it's in the basement, are you subject to flooding (and remember flooding is water coming in - by disaster...NOT by water backing up! These are all questions and thoughts that need answering or thinking about before even purchasing outside specific insurance. As to machinery itself, it can be added to your homeowner or renter policy on a rider (if needed) but likely covered in and under your existing policy. What is your deductible? Most people carry higher deductibles on casualty loss (fire, wind, etc.) than liability / injury. Would one claim for a quilt be worth the cost of premiums plus deductible? Unless you are doing tons of quilts per year, are in a commercial building, are 'ruining' quilts of others........I would strongly ponder 'self-insuring'. But, that's me. But, in all cases of insurance (homeowners, auto..) make sure you keep all companies on their toes by getting quotes from others...you WILL save money, guaranteed. You can't, however, keep changing companies every year or two or no one will want you! Hope this helps. And, yes, location does matter (because of theft, distance to fire departments, water hydrants, etc.) Same as the way you're rated for homeowner's.
  22. 4 points
    Kwiltr

    Small projects

    Hi Rosemary. I made some placemats for our son's new house and wanted to quilt them on my Lenni just to see how I would go about it. I only got my machine in the fall. So here's a few pics of what I did, very similar to Ann's response, but I wanted each placemat back to be different. So I made up each individual backing making them just a little bit larger than the tops to give me wiggle room and then pieced it with scraps top and bottom to attach it to the leaders. Before loading it I placed the batting and placemat tops where I wanted them and pin basted them on my ironing board surface to make sure they would end up in the right place. It sounds tedious and but it worked really well!
  23. 4 points
    qltnbe

    McTavished pumpkin

    Hadn't planned on doing this whole pumpkin in McTavishing, but I think it works.
  24. 3 points
    These are pics from their birthday.
  25. 3 points
    Cagey

    Surge Protectors

    This is from APQS. I cannot attach the actual .pdf file, so here is my best rendition cutting and pasting the images. Edited to include images from pdf file. Cagey ELECTRICITY AND YOUR APQS MACHINE With more and more electronics being used in quilting machines, electricity supply is more important than ever! If the incoming power fluctuates, the circuit board will starve certain functions in order to keep the boards powered, and the motor can be affected as well. The printout below shows the incoming power here at the APQS factory. Notice how much the power dips towards the end of the printout – we are on the same power grid as Pella Windows, and at the time the power dipped in this printout, Pella had a large motor blow up. You can see how much we were affected by this, and it wasn’t even in our building! Even different types of power supplies can vary the incoming voltage to your home – solar, hydroelectric, wind – these types of power vary greatly, and the circuitry on your machine will suffer the consequences. The next printout is from a customer of ours in Colorado. He was having problems with his needle positioner acting up at times. He asked for this printout of the power supply to his home over a 4 day period, and was greatly surprised at the varying voltages and amperages that was powering his home. Purchasing a battery back-up or UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) for your APQS machine is a great ”insurance policy”. APQS has done extensive testing on battery back-ups and found one type that is capable of running both the motor and supplying the needed power for the circuit boards as well. Most battery back-ups or UPS’s output is a square wave. This wave type will not keep both the electric motor and the circuit boards running in a voltage drop situation. It will keep the circuit boards powered, so it is fine for other electronic equipment. The UPS systems that are recommended for our machines are able to output a pure sine wave, which is capable of keeping the electric motor running and keep the circuit board powered at the same time. With these UPS devices, you are able to even unplug the cord from the wall outlet, and run the machine for a period of time – which can be very handy during power outages!! Technical information from the UPS devices we tested is on the next page. There are several companies on the web that sell these specific devices, and prices vary from site to site. The models listed on the next page show a variety of options; however, one is NOT pure sine wave so it is not recommended. The others are Dual Conversion backup systems, which are slightly different than the standard ‘Standby UPS’ battery backup systems. Dual Conversion On-Line UPS is the same as the standby UPS, except that the primary power path is the inverter battery instead of the wall outlet. The incoming power from the wall outlet is stored in the battery, and the battery supplies the power to the machine – this keeps the incoming power consistent, without having the delay that is caused by normal battery backup systems when they ‘kick in’ to supply power. The Dual Conversion On-Line UPS provides nearly ideal electrical output performance. Be aware that UPS units can look very similar so it can be easy to select the wrong one. Look for a unit that is a PURE SINE WAVE output. For added advantages, choose one that is DUAL CONVERSION. The CyperPower CP1500AVRLCD unit above left does NOT have a pure sine wave output and would not be a good choice. Lower priced units typically are not pure sine wave units. Read the product descriptions carefully before buying. End APQS pure sine wave pdf. I spoke with SYCOM, and they told me that they do not have any Dual Conversion / Double Conversion units that would meet the price points above. Theirs would be more in the $1000 range. They did review all three items above, and suggested the Tripp Lite as having the best power factor. That is to say that how much power does the unit use to provide electricity to the quilting machine. The Tripp Lite is 0.8, the Minuteman is 0.7, and the CyberPower is 0.6. To clarify what I just wrote, the Trip Lite uses about 20% of the power to provide the pure sine wave coming into the unit. The Minuteman would use 30% of the power to produce the same sine wave, and the CyberPower would use approximately 40% of the incoming power to produce the pure sine wave output. Their units run in the 0.9+ power factor range, which increases the cost. They did go on that by using the device you would hypothetically extend the life of anything plugged into the device by 50%. This is because unlike with most surge protectors with battery backup, there is a lag time for a surge or lag to be experienced before the unit switches to battery power. With a pure sine wave generator, the item plugged into the device is somewhat always being run off the battery. The unit is constantly soothing out the highs and lows of the electricity coming out of the wall plug, and providing a very pure power source to the output plug and the quilting machine/anything plugged into the unit. The battery backup run time is to allow you time to shut the item plugged in, without damaging the device.
  26. 3 points
    LisaC

    Zippers

    Terry, here is a pic of my zippers with a Red Snapper extra leader zipped to it. I very much enjoy having both. I keep long term quilts on zippers but can Snap On small quilts I am finishing right away. I purchased duck cloth on sale at JoAnn's to create this second leader. Lisa
  27. 3 points
    FrammaJoy

    HELP! Thread breakage ruining my quilt.

    How funny! A Rolodex is a container that you can turn that holds 2 1/2" x 4" cards to put your names and addresses on. I'm sure most people use their phones now, but I love mine because I can draw pictures on it of quilt designs. I'll show it in my next VLOG on You Tube. Just search "Joy Bernhardt" if interested, but the Rolodex won't be up for a few days.
  28. 3 points
    Cagey

    HELP! Thread breakage ruining my quilt.

    Joy; I am glad things worked out for you. If you don't have one, get a small notebook and write down the thread used and how you ran the thread. This way you can repeat your results without issue, by referencing your notes in the future. Also, record the fabric/batting, so you have a good idea how to handle them if it is not your normal configuration. It is amazing how quickly we forget the details after a few weeks of not doing things. Cagey
  29. 3 points
    FrammaJoy

    HELP! Thread breakage ruining my quilt.

    OKAY! Thank you all so very much. I tightened the top tension. Then I unthreaded the thread path that had thread in all three holes above tension disk. I put thread straight down through only one hole. WALAH!!!! No break this time.
  30. 3 points
    Bonnie in Ok

    Looking for ideas Update finished pic.

    Here is another idea I had.
  31. 3 points
    Ann Wight

    Small projects

    I did several Christmas stockings all at once. You can see I used different squares of batting....only because I had some scraps, otherwise, I would have put a whole length of batting.
  32. 3 points
    zeke

    Do you quilt off of the edges of the quilt top?

    1/8 the an inch. Nah!!!! As close to the edge as I can, almost off with a regular stitch. This way there will be no over lapping when the pressed foot comes back over the edge. I hate that. It takes a little practice, but once you learn it, it's cake mon. Zeke
  33. 2 points
    For accuracy and stability, foundation-piece a piano key border. Use thin muslin for the foundation, mark two-inch increments and a quarter-inch outside edge (like with paper piecing) with a blue wash-away marker, and add your strips, sewing on the line. Be sure the outside quarter inch is covered. Trim the edge on the line when your strip is dne. The lining fabric will stabilize the border. This can also be done with paper, removing it after stitching.
  34. 2 points
    gkazee

    Making Piano Key Border & Best Quilt Piecing Book

    To make the piano key border I would probably sew half strips together. It's easier for me to keep my seam more consistent with the half strip than it is the full width strips. Also if you are doing a random color look you would have more variations with the half strips. As for the one book, I really can't point to just one. I have a bunch of books. LOL.......they are like Lays potato chips for me.
  35. 2 points
    vegaslady

    HELP! Thread breakage ruining my quilt.

    I got an email a few days ago, after reading this thread, and since I just saw it pop up again will mention that the seller (Red Rock Threads, in NV) said that the Rainbow Threads are being discontinued. Perhaps it's the thread and NOT the machine! When a line is completely scrapped, to me it means it's not doing well on the market. Guessing from the problems listed here, think how many others have problems! They are directing people to their Fantistico line.
  36. 2 points
    Hi Mary, You are welcome. This is an old post from April 2014. Wanted to say, I am still using the same press. I've not had a minutes' problem with it. The heat is still even across the surface and I haven't found a need for a larger one at all.
  37. 2 points
    InesR

    Cactus Collage quilted

    It is wonderful. Appreciate the drawing as well. So nice to see the "behind the scenes".
  38. 2 points
  39. 2 points
    Heidi; The two quilts came out gorgeous. I like the detailed and tight quilting you put into your works of art. Funny how some say that tight of work makes the quilt stiff. I say it shows how much love and care went into the project, which will hold it together for years to come. Great job. Thank you for sharing. Cagey
  40. 2 points
    I do the "wiggle" stitch on the edges of my quilts. I don't have a pic at this time but basically it's a long leisurely sewn zig zag. When I make my "wiggle" I use the longest stich setting on my Millie. You don't want the stitches tight in case you want to pull them out before binding. My edges never flip over on me. I float all my quilts and use the method mentioned to line the top up straight, "so to make sure your quilt top is lined up straight, I use my channel locks and stitch a straight line across the top basting the batting and backing. Once complete, I line my quilt top up with that line before basting it down".
  41. 2 points
    Sue E.

    Quilt Path vs. Intelliquilter

    I have used/owned 3 different systems on my Millie- the CompuQuilter, which is no longer made; the QuiltPath; and the IQ. I would definitely recommend the IQ. For me it is a better fit than the QuiltPath as the IQ "thinks" more like I do. I had nothing but problems with the QuiltPath as it was very slow and could not do everything I wanted it to do. Some people are creating absolutely stunning quilts using their QuiltPath systems, but I was not one of them. I fought with it! Check out both systems, try them out, see how they work before you make your purchase. My purchase of the QuiltPath was a very costly mistake for me. There are lots of IQ users in CA and I'm sure you can locate someone to let you try it out. There are also several wonderful IQ groups - both on FaceBook (Friends Using IQ is a great group) and on Yahoo (IntelliQuilter - you don't need to own the system before you can join so you can check out what people are talking about and you can ask questions). There is also a great IntelliQuilter site that has lots of tutorials and demos (iqdemos.com that anyone can visit whether you own the system or not). QuiltPath also has a Facebook site, but you have to already own your system before you can ask or be asked to join. If I had been able to check out this site before I purchased my system, I wouldn't have made my costly mistake because I would have seen that this system and I would not get along. The best advice I can give you is ... DO YOUR OWN HOMEWORK! (And yes, I am shouting this out to everyone!)
  42. 2 points
    jimerickson

    Long arm needles

    I thought I'd update you all on my experience with my long arm needles. Since I last reported, I've re-timed my Gammill to run the Schmetz SERV 7 needles. I can recall breaking only one needle, and it was with the Gammill, and was on a very heavy seam. Not the kind of deflection break one gets by moving the machine, but simply breaking because it couldn't penetrate the layers of fabric. I never damage the needle point anymore, and seem to be able to use a needle endlessly without changing it. The stitch quality has improved on both my machines. I now have much less directional tension change than I did before. The stitches when I sew a circle, are almost the same all around the circle. I almost never encounter missed stitches anymore. The Schmetz SERV 7 needles have performed so well that they are what I now use. In fact I've given the sizable stock of Singer and Groz-Beckert MR needles I had to a friend, and don't intend on using them again. Jim
  43. 2 points
    Sheri Butler

    2002 milli

    one gal sold a 2004 for 6,000, included was an expanded base, bobbins, thread, books, pantos and she tossed in free training on the machine!
  44. 2 points
    Gator

    HELP! Thread breakage ruining my quilt.

    Yea, glad it worked out. I guess I shouldn't have called my Millie old, she's mad at me now. She a 2009 model, but thinks she's a 2017. APQS machines are forever young, just like their operators.
  45. 2 points
    Cagey

    Looking for ideas Update finished pic.

    Bonnie; Just my two cents worth, but this is what I think you do. I believe the pieced stars are the item of the quilt that pops. Thus you need to make them stand out with their sharp edges. I say SID around them. Then something with sharp lines that I cannot find online to give you an example of. I believe when you first look at the quilt top that is what shows to me. You want to accentuate that design so it pops. Your eyes will only come to the secondary layer of quilting upon closer examination. While I like your feathered heart, I believe you need something that fills the entire square. Thus, I like Libby's idea of a feathered wreath. I cannot find a video of Claudia Pfeil's showing how to fill areas with feathers. Her (P)fun - (P)feiling - (P)feathers is a great video training DVD. But here is one I found on youtube, just leave the flower out of the designhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xdQHBW1m1w Here is another one in the first part of the video; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny68XiigGX8 Re-veiwing your design, I say you fill the entire square, not just the smaller square you have the heart in. Maybe SID around the large square, then come in only 1/8 of an inch and frame the block. Does this so you end up with 3 lines to again from the block like a double matting on a picture frame. Then fill with what I can only call a square feather wreath. I like your design in the rectangles between the stars. Though I say you fill them with another swirl of two. The inside looks a little empty. Again just my opinion, they will get you nothing on the economy. I like your design, and am sure it will come out looking wonderful when it is finished. Please let us see it when it is done. Cagey
  46. 2 points
    Bonnie in Ok

    Looking for ideas Update finished pic.

    This is one rough idea with ribbon, what do you think?
  47. 2 points
    Gator

    North Carolina humidity

    Zeke, I lived in VA Beach for 30 years. I had my Millie there for 5 or more years. I did run a dehumidifier in the summer and if my house got to dry in the winter (electric heat) I would run a humidifier. Because all houses are different (insulation/AC/heat, etc) I would recommend getting a humidity monitor. A lot of thermometers come with them. I have a clock in my studio that has a thermometer and humidity monitor on it. It was fairly inexpensive. Just watch the readings for awhile and determine if you need a dehumidifier/humidifier. I maintain my humidity around 50. I have lung issues and maintaining the humidity helps me health wise too.
  48. 2 points
    loraquilts

    M bobbins

    Wouldn't it be nice if someone invented a way to store an entire cone of thread under the machine and feed it through the existing bobbin mechanism. Then you would never run out of bobbin again. Ahhhhh to dream!
  49. 2 points
    Quilting Heidi

    ruler work

    If you can't load the quilt sideways you can quilt lines in the horizontal position. If they are radiating lines then the only way is to advance back and forth just make sure your pinning really well or you will end up with pleats. I usually pin the snot out of things and then unpin as I get to them.
  50. 2 points
    quiltyourown

    2014 APQS Lucey with Quilt Path for sale

    2014 APQS Lucey With Quilt Path For Sale 2014 Lucey with a 12 ft Bliss Table fully installed with Quilt Path. This machine is in the APQS Showroom in Houston and has been well maintained. It includes a 1 year APQS corporate warranty. Features include an L Bobbin, Bliss Table and some Quilt Path training materials. Nice selection of Glide thread included. Priced to sell at $17,500. Includes an additional 30+ digital pantographs. Move, installation possible.