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  1. Quilt of Valor

    Before I went computerized, I had a panto that was called Fireworks. I used it with a metallic thread on one of my QOV quilts.
  2. Support for feet and back

    My husband got me a 12 foot mat from Grainger several years ago for Xmas. It walked all over the floor with the carpet so out went the carpet and in went cork flooring. Stretching does a number on my back so I got a back brace. And this is not a commercial but I bought the Copper orthopedic insoles and they have made a big difference. I have flat feet and tend to over run my shoes. Could not believe the difference in my back by the end of the day.
  3. Quilta Light

    I installed this light several years ago and was very satisfied.
  4. Loyal customers. ???

    How much you can charge depends on the area. We have lots of quilters doing their own and some for their friends, lots of work done under the table. In fact when I added the computer, I dropped my price on edge to edge because I didn't have to "do the work". A friend of mine is always talking about pricing with other longarmmers and I know she is talking at me about how cheap I am but I am trying to pay for the computer. A little bit is better than nothing.
  5. Dawn suggested taking the cardboard off on the inside of the bobbin. I've been doing this for some time and it works.
  6. New wheels

    I've had both and like the M&M best.
  7. Lora, I retired ten years ago from the Feds and never missed a day of it. Occasionally I have a nightmare that I'm back at work. LOL. You'll be amazed how fewer $$$ it takes not having to go to work. I cut my wardrobe down and of course the auto expenses. Loving going to my sewing room everyday.
  8. Stash Busting

    They sell fabric at your grocery store? LOL
  9. Stash Busting

    Thanks Terri. Sounds like something to put in a spread sheet. I think I'll try it.
  10. Stash Busting

    Terry, tell me more about your point system you use to reduce the UFO projects. I threw out a challenge to the members of my guild and provided a bag of goodies for the prize but when it came time to choose the one to win, it was really hard. Ultimately, I went with the one that told the best story behind their UFO. I would like to do this again but need a better method to choose the winner.
  11. Urban Cabin

    Wow, wow, wow............wow!
  12. Millefiore quilt

    I just did a quilt like this for one of my customers and did a continuous curve in the hexi's. She had set her into a black background and appliqued a vine in the border. I did a small (not micro) meander in the black. Didn't get any pictures as she is going to bling it up for the quilt show this weekend.
  13. Millie Sweepstakes

    Anyone having problems with the entry form? I entered yesterday and just tried to enter today and was told I could only enter once per day. Looks like the clock didn't reset.
  14. Sewing machines for sale good price

    Your quilter looks like one I bought in the 80's and later sold 10 years ago. The original price was $1500 which was a lot of money for me at that time. When I got my Millie. I sold the old machine for $500 just to get it out of my house. Good luck.
  15. MQS was disappointing

    Did anyone else get the email with the attachment telling IMQA and MQS are being dissolved? What a disappointment.