Quilting Heidi

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  1. I started with a machine that didn't have a SR and then got my milli. I use the SR almost all the time now and it has made me lazy. It is good that I can stop and think. I do a lot of fine details and I like to be able to take my time getting into the small spaces. I've been pushing myself to use it in non-SR for wide open spaces.
  2. That came out gorgeous.
  3. This looks like an older table. You could probably find out from APQS which machine it might hold. I'm not sure it would work for the newer machines.
  4. I had laminate before and loved them. Right now I have concrete with a little bit of carpet here and there for warmth. I know I could carpet the entire area a lot cheaper but I'm holding out.
  5. Shana, Well that definitely sounds like a challenge. I've quilted up to 3 layers of batting so I would guess that your machine can handle it. You will have to go a little slower so that your needle doesn't get caught in the batting and of course you will have to make your hopping foot higher to accommodate the additional thickness. I'd probably load it and just try to see what happens and if it doesn't work you can at least say you tried. I know these machine have worked through some thick material in the past so I would guess it can handle it. By the way it is great to see you posting! I've missed you. Heidi
  6. Hi All, I received an email from Rita's daughter today and Rita went to be with the Lord today. I pray she is at peace and no longer in pain. Thank you all who participated in making her special quilt. I know that quilt gave her joy and comfort. Rita was the first person to help me when I got an old stretched rotary machine. She was a wealth of knowledge and helped guide me on how to load it and work on the machine. I was actually able to meet her in person at Camp Mowana. The one thing that Rita loved most was quilting. I pray she is in quilting heaven and enjoying every minute. I also see her be the practical joker, she loved to be silly like that. Himself, Roland, is doing well according to his daughter.
  7. Congratulations, job well done.
  8. Nice job by both. She will always cherish this quilt.
  9. Signatures can be added by going into your profile at the top of the page, click on the down arrow next to your name and a menu will show. Choose Account Settings, and you will see an item marked Signature. I know there used to be a site that you could create a signature and then copy it in but I don't remember the site information. I probably created my signature in 2008 or so. It looks like you have the option to change the text, size and color so you should be able to create an original.
  10. Thank you everybody for all the nice comments! I have tried to like all your comments but you only get so many a day! Why is that? I will say that I actually like the old days where people left a comment and we had lots more conversations. I know we're all busy and I'm as guilty as the next person not to take the time to leave a comment. I'm trying to be better about that.
  11. Terry my preference is to use the blue washout marker or the Sewline pencil in pink or white (won't ever use green again it doesn't come out easily). I like that it is marked and won't rub off and can easily be seen. One of my biggest pet peeve about working on customer quilts is they want the detailed quilting but don't want any marks that have to be removed. You just can't get the precision, well at least I can't, unless it is marked. I have tried other methods and can get by if needed but it is way too frustrating when I know there is a simple solution.
  12. Lisa she had a fabric that was bleeding. Personally I would wash and soak. I don't have any quilts that I wouldn't wash, just not logical in my mind. I don't think she prewashed any of her fabrics.
  13. A flange is just a piece of fabric folded in half wrong sides together and that is sandwiched between two pieces of fabric. When the seam is opened the flange is exposed. It leaves one end not stitched down. It can really cause issues with puckering and your hopping foot loves to catch on it.
  14. I am so happy to finally have this quilt done! It is a friend's quilt and I promised her 1 1/2 years ago that I would quilt it for her. She started the applique 17 years ago and it included her first block ever done!!!! Unfortunately this quilt had lots of false starts. She brought it to me and the backer wasn't big enough so she took it back and hunted for the right backing, muslin is what she wanted to match the front, not so easy! Finally she brought it back to me and I had planned on starting it before knee surgery but that didn't happen and life got crazy. I have had the design planned since the first time I saw the quilt so that part was easy. I will NEVER do a quilt again that can't be washed because using white chalk on the muslin was the only option and what a pain to see. I did have to use a air erasable marker to help a little but I did it very lightly. I'm glad it is done and I hope my friend likes it as much as I do.