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  1. 6 points
    My personal Dinner Plate Dahlia is off the long arm. I don’t have a computer on my long arm so this was all hand guided. I am thrilled with the finished quilt
  2. 5 points
    T Row Studio

    butterfly qult

    This is a small version of the butterfly quilt pattern drafted by Sherrie I love orange and I am making most of my quilts this year with orange in them. anybody have a killer name for this quilt....it is always funto play with one of your own quilts.... I hope you enjoy , many of the designs I have not done before but have found a couple I will do again for sure back of the quilt close ups of the background this one I have named bubble wrap rulers and freemotion oops I see a thread.... more thread that will get cleaned up
  3. 3 points
    ffq-lar

    Features I wish APQS had

    Good points, but a couple of hints. You can remove the front take-up roller if you exclusively float your quilts. It won't enlarge your stitching field, which is set by the frame configuration. You won't be able to stitch any closer to you than you do now. But it may mean easier access since you don't have to lean over the roller. Micro-drive handles are available for APQS machines. They are helpful for microstitching and control. They attach below the regular handles, which are loosened and pushed up out of the way. The micro-handles can then be used for ruler work and they independently pivot up out of the way, so you can stitch using one handle. They keep your hands very close to the top. The down-side is not ready/easy access to your controls, but in SR mode, it's not an issue. I suppose it's all about what you get used to and how easy a work-around is for perceived issues. I baste in manual with speed slow and head moving so I make 1/4" stitches. Or if I'm basting the sides, SR on and longest stitches. APQS innovates all the time, so maybe your wish-list will eventually be a reality.
  4. 2 points
    T Row Studio

    Picasso's Girl

    I did a little experiment at a retreat doing some improv curved piecing. I was using scraps from a fellow retreater they were cast off from a judy niemeyer quilt so odd shaped triangles mostly. I made four main clusters of curved pieces then added the putty fabcic to pull the pieces together Once they were sewn together the face emerged. A pleasant surprise. I then quilted it with a contrasting 40 weight thread. This piece was juried into the Canadian NJS that is in Ottawa this week. I did not win a ribbon but I have my quilt hanging with some very impressive quilts. I do not do this kind of quilts and stretched myself artistically to make it. I am pleased with the overall project. This piece is 20" x 20"
  5. 1 point
    Vicki G

    butterfly qult

    WOW! Gorgeous quilting! Great job and choice of colors! I think I would name it "Fire Fly"!
  6. 1 point
    delld

    butterfly qult

    Awesome, Terry! Love it!!!!
  7. 1 point
    LisaC

    butterfly qult

    Terry, it is exquisite ! Your piecing and quilting are awesome!!! Great Job.
  8. 1 point
    T Row Studio

    butterfly qult

    Naming quilts is one of the things I struggle with. a couple of the cool names I have been given are "a Flutter of Orange" Orange you glad we have Butterflies" Butterfly Sunset
  9. 1 point
    tootsquilts

    butterfly qult

    Terry, as usual you really nailed this one. I love it. It is absolutely stunning. Don't know what to name it, but this came to mind when I seen it. " Heart Of A Butterfly." I don't know where that came from, just popped into my head.
  10. 1 point
    Sue E.

    butterfly qult

    Wow! Your quilting is fantastic. I love orange. This entire butterfly quilt is gorgeous.
  11. 1 point
    NewbieKathyann

    Quilting ideas?

  12. 1 point
    Gator

    butterfly qult

    Wow, I would love to make one in purples or blues. I hope Sherrie comes out with the pattern, what is the size of the quilt? Terri, this is one of your best, you are an inspiration.
  13. 1 point
    Gail O

    butterfly qult

    Jaw dropping_ingly gorgeous!
  14. 1 point
    srichardson

    butterfly qult

    Another beauty! I hope that is going into a show. It is meant to be drooled over.
  15. 1 point
    Plumpurple

    butterfly qult

    Ohhhh Terry, wow you really did create a masterpiece. I love it and I'd name it The Butterfly Effect, or maybe not. Please keep sharing. Sharon
  16. 1 point
    PamelaG

    Baby Quilt

    I really like how this baby quilt came out.
  17. 1 point
    Just a suggestion: Take all 3 rollers to the welder/fabricator at the same time. Have him cut off the end without the gear, and then re-weld the shaft caps after the rollers have been shortened. Tell him you want them to all be shortened exactly the same amount. After the rollers have been shortened then take to shortening the actual table top. With the rollers in hand it will be easier to get the top cut to the right length. No chance of measuring errors, or communications mistakes. Good luck. Jim
  18. 1 point
    The water spritzing and rub is what works best for me. Also just lightly rub with your fingernail and see how that works.
  19. 1 point
    Occasionally they come up for sale but they are usually expensive to ship. Maybe a local welder or machinist can take off one end cut down the length and weld the end back on. Then you would need to make or buy new leaders. Should be pretty cost effective. Nigel
  20. 1 point
    Cattygrandma

    New owner of Lenni

    I'm a new Lenni owner. my machine will be here tomorrow, whup whup. I'm so excited. I just started quilting this last winter.( Bored with crocheting.) And discovered I love it. but I couldn't quilt larger quilts on my sewing machine so I started investigating longarms. Hand quilting is out of the question. I really liked the Innova but there were lots of reasons it wasn't right for me. The main reason is there is NO life time warranty on their machines. That's what sold me on APQS... But not only that the Lenni has every thing on it that the Innova has for half the price. I've played with both... Didn't feel any differents. I still have a lot to learn, but really excited to learn, and can't wait to get started.
  21. 1 point
    Cattygrandma

    New owner of Lenni

    Thanks everyone. I'm still learning but I've quilted 3 of my own. And 5 for charity.
  22. 1 point
    jimerickson

    Legacy batting? Wool batting?

    Sorry, you're right Cagey. I use Heirloom, buy it by the roll. The 96" comes in a 30 yd roll, and the 110" comes in a 25 yd roll. I don't buy the single batts or the small yardage offerings. Jim
  23. 1 point
    Chrissie Devinney

    Quilting a Bargello

    Gail I took you advise and switched the direction I loaded the top - and I am DONE! Thanks for the vote of confidence.
  24. 1 point
    jimerickson

    Have I just bought trouble?

    Deb: Not really a long arm. I had a stretched 622. It was based on Singer 96 industrial machine. It had a 15 inch throat. I noticed a while back that the then current 622's were no longer stretched, just 9". I don't remember what the 633 was. It wasn't one of KenQuilts real long arms. KenQuilt went out of business 5 or 6 years ago. Their "real" longarms were pretty good machines. I don't understand your question about the location of the needle and foot. I think they are in the same place you'd expect to find them on almost any other machine. Jim
  25. 1 point
    sewingpup

    Quilting ideas?

    then, I would look at the picture section here and get some ideas and or google "custom quilting photos"...you will get lots of ideas....
  26. 1 point
    sewingpup

    Quilting ideas?

    wow.....custom would look great.....give the board a hint on what your skill level is and they might be able to come up with some ideas......I am not at the level of being able to do custom for that quilt yet....I would have to come up with a simple plan.....my normal quilts are "busy" prints so my free hand meander, edge to edge doesn't show the mistakes so much.....
  27. 1 point
    tootsquilts

    Drafting chair to quilt?

    The UNquilting is what I use mine for also. Works great.
  28. 1 point
    Kueser

    Drafting chair to quilt?

    I don't use mine for quilting but do use it for UNquilting. LOL
  29. 1 point
    LisaC

    Drafting chair to quilt?

    A lot of quilters use a saddle stool. You can do a search on this forum for a lot of information on them and also search the internet or Amazon.com for them. There are some in most every price range. I definitely recommend one that is adjustable in height. I don't use mine often, but love it for doing detail work.
  30. 1 point
    Gator

    Quilt storage

    Great point Mary. I'm a retired Veteran and QOV is my favorite also. However, other places take quilts, especially laptops. Hospices, senior assisted care homes, shelters, etc. Check around your hometown.
  31. 1 point
    mary_s

    Quilt storage

    Maybe that's not quite on topic, but have you considered a donation as an option? If you have spare quilts you don't like/don't know what to do with them, you can give them a second chance this way. For instance, the Quilts of Valor is currently my favorite charity quilting at this time. And also it will be a very rewarding thing to do.
  32. 1 point
    dlnewell

    Picasso's Girl

    Wow! I bet it will win a ribbon. Just enter it into a few more shows!
  33. 1 point
    tootsquilts

    Picasso's Girl

    Terry I absolutely love it. Your quilting is out of this world. You have such wonderful ideas. Congratulations with your entry. You should have placed, but what an honor.
  34. 1 point
    LisaC

    Picasso's Girl

    Love it, Terry!
  35. 1 point
    Gail O

    Picasso's Girl

    Got to see it up close yesterday. It truly is a work of art!
  36. 1 point
    T Row Studio

    dream big Panel with an add on

    I made this collage Butterfly and did not know where I was going to use as a back ground then remembered I had a dream big panel...and the rest is history . I would like to see your Dream Big panels you quilted. Please
  37. 1 point
    Sharon Deming

    Poor quality backing fabric?

    You are not doing anything wrong. My very biased opinion is that the wide backs are "economical" for a reason - manufacturers still need to make a profit so quality suffers. If I get a chance to encourage a customer to make her/his backing from regular yardage, I will. The issue is with the wide back, not the batting! The holes will "heal" over time. Washing will help - but not all quilts will be washed. When you take the quilt off the frame, let it rest (unfolded) for a couple of days if you can before returning it. The holes will probably diminish some. Reassure your customer that the holes will close over time. When quilting a wide back, I often use a one-size smaller needle - if the thread choice and type of quilt will allow - to make smaller holes. You are doing fine. I keep Warm and Natural and Warm and Plush on the roll. No problem with consistency - always the same.
  38. 1 point
    Allison S.

    Rail Fence

    Funny how sometimes we don't get what we expect. Often it's even better! I like how the white wins out. Very nice work.
  39. 1 point
    Amy: I have an Ult 2 which of course came without electronic channel locks. I found the "manual" channel lock to be user unfriendly. As a result, I built myself a set of electronic channel locks. I use them all the time. In fact I was thinking about the channel locks the other day while quilting, and thought "what would I do without my channel locks". At least at one time, some of the other long arm manufacturers offer the electronic channel locks as an option. I think the option cost between $800 and $1000, so the extra $1100 APQS wants for the Millie over the Freddie is appropriate. I personally would buy the Millie just for the channel locks. Jim
  40. 1 point
    Robin

    Surf Song Bargello

    Just off my quilt frame this week, "Surf Song" bargello. From the book Twist and Turn Bargello Quilts by Eileen Wright. Needed a king size quilt for my bed and instead of adding borders to make a king sized "Surf Song" I kept building the bargello to the edges. I quilted it with IQ and the panto Ripples by Lorien Quilting. I will make coordinating batik pillowcases and of course still need to bind the beast!! Robin in MT
  41. 1 point
    Handi Quilter Avante Longarm & ProStitcher machine bought in 2010 but used very little due to health issues. It comes with 12 foot Studio Frame. The 18" throat provides 15 inches of space, perfect for quilts ranging from crib to king size. Bright LED lights, Bobbin Winder, Ruler Base, Also included is the HQ Pro-Stitcher. This was installed in 2011 and is updated and ready to use. I will also include the training manuals. Great buy for beginning quilter and with HQ videos available and Tech Support. Located in East TN. Asking $14,500. Contact Patty pmpatty48@gmail.com