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  1. 6 points

    Dresden Plate

    My customer pieced this using scraps from her stash. She gave me a quilting design she found online. I'd give credit to the quilter, if I knew who designed it. The borders weren't showing so I used feathers and beadboard. She used a 1/4 inch inner border and asked me to keep it straight. Fortunately it was only a lap quilt. I used So Fine and Bottom Line, my favorite threads when custom quilting. And Hobbs 80/20. DeLoa Jones' boomerang really came in handy to circle around the dresden plates. dresden plate by Libby G, on Flickr dresden plate (2) by Libby G, on Flickr dresden plate (3) by Libby G, on Flickr
  2. 3 points
    Irene Graber


    I made this quilt and quilted with a pantograph for my new grandson who has not arrived yet. I have to put binding on it but I had so much fun quilting it.
  3. 2 points

    New Lenni

    So at the end of April I sent off my Ultimate II as trade in on a new Lenni. I’ve done some practice pieces but finally loaded one of my quilt tops on it. I started off with black thread and a pantograph but the thread looked awful and my laser pointer kept moving so my stitches kept running off the top. I tore it all out and decided to brave the monofilament thread. It actually turned out pretty good! I just did a loopy meander and I managed to get my tension pretty good. I couldn’t get the thread net to stay on the thread. It kept working its way up and spinning around. At any rate this is my first quilt on Lenni and the back is pieced too.
  4. 2 points

    "Flight Path" is finally done!

    Millie and I finally finished this queen size quilt for OUR bed! Completely free motion without the use of computers is how I work.....I've dubbed it "Flight Path" because of all those flying geese!!!! Sew happy!
  5. 2 points

    Two wallhangings

    These were made by my reproduction customer. She just chose two blocks she liked for the wall hangings and put them together. She wanted her "Indigo in Baskets" customed. This was the first time I used a light thread in a feather wreath on a dark background. It took me forever because I wanted the backtracks to be spot on. (Most were!) Then when I decided to put feathers in the baskets, I used matching thread as it went way faster!. Her "Flocks and Baskets" was so busy we just used a pantograph to give it movement. So Fine and Bottom Line. She provided warm and natural batting. Indigo in Baskets by Libby G, on Flickr Indigo in Baskets (2) by Libby G, on Flickr Indigo in Baskets (3) by Libby G, on Flickr Flocks and Baskets (2) by Libby G, on Flickr
  6. 2 points
    Sharon Deming

    Innova or Millie?

    When I was looking for a longarm a few years ago, I wound up narrowing my list to APQS and Innova. So I talked to my super-guru of a sewing machine service guy. He services every sort of longarm, sewing machine, serger, embroidery machine -both domestic and commercial in a region that includes 4 state. He knows everything. I asked him "If you were going to buy a longarm machine for yourself or a family member, what brand would you choose?" Without hesitating he said there were only 2 brand on his list. #1 is APQS and #2 in Innova. I asked him why he put APQS ahead of Innova. He said that APQS is very easy to service - everything you need to access is right up front. "And besides", he said, "APQS never breaks down." Customer service is the best in the business. They will stay with you as long as you need to get an answer to even the dumbest question. Every dealer I have met has been happy, professional, knowledgeable, and accessible. When I checked in your area, there are 3 dealers near Atlanta. My own treasured dealer is Sheridan Carter in Hendersonville, NC.(828) 286-2390. She is hosting a Roadshow on July 21, starting at 1:00 pm. Check the APQS roadshow schedule to see when there is one in your area. A roadshow is a great way to play with all of the machines and get all of your questions answered. Here's the link: https://www.apqs.com/events/?tribe_eventcategory=296.
  7. 2 points

    APQS Holiday Schedule

    Holiday Announcement: APQS will close at NOON on July 3 and will reopen at 8 a.m. July 5th. Celebrate Independence Day wisely and well!
  8. 1 point

    Dresden Plate

    Stunning work!
  9. 1 point

    Dresden Plate

    Libby, absolutely beautiful job. Love how you quilted this quilt. The quilt is beautiful, but you made it outstanding.
  10. 1 point

    Dresden Plate

    That is stunning!!!
  11. 1 point

    Dresden Plate

    Absolutely beautiful.
  12. 1 point

    Dresden Plate

    Here's a close up the the quilting in the diamond. 001 by Libby G, on Flickr
  13. 1 point
    Gail O

    Dresden Plate

    Outstanding as always Libby.
  14. 1 point
    Mary Beth

    Millie Give Away

    None of us won!!!!
  15. 1 point

    Farmer's Wife Quilt

    Our local quilt guild is hosting their 30th Annual Quilt show this weekend. I was asked if I would like to participate in a 'Bed Turning' event. My daughter and I will be doing a 'generational' display starting with a quilt my mother (her grandmother) made for me when I was about 5 or 6 years old. My mother was a seamstress and made all my clothes and this quilt was made from scraps of fabrics from blouses, dresses, skirts, etc.. that she had made for me. I used to love looking at it and remembering all those outfits. My daughter 'stole' this quilt from me when she moved out as it has special meaning to her as well. When she was little and staying over night at Grandma's, she got to use this quilt and even when it got too small for her (the quilt was designed for a youth bed so it was shorter than a regular twin) she would insist on that quilt! Now her children love the quilt and it's starting to fall apart but isn't that what quilts are for. To be loved and used... Following this quilt will be her first quilt, my first quilt done on my APQS - (this quilt top was completed in 1994 for my daughter and when I had finished piecing she didn't like navy and pink anymore so this top sat as a UFO until 2011). We will move on to various quilts we have both done and have significance to us. We will finish the bed turning with my Farmer's Wife Quilt which I just completed. My daughter had bought the book, I stole it from her... used the fabric she gave me for Christmas one year... so as you can see this is really a joint show for the two of us! Thanks for looking!
  16. 1 point
    T Row Studio

    Two wallhangings

    Libby I always love seeing your pieces
  17. 1 point

    Two wallhangings

    Libby, beautiful quilting as always!
  18. 1 point

    Base extender drag

    Is your drag specific toward the leveler bar or does it drag all over? I found mine had more drag toward the leveler bar and raised it a bit to have more clearance and all was well.
  19. 1 point
    Irene Graber


    Hello everyone, Thank you for all the kind words. I was nervous doing the quilting because this was my first quilt to do on my Lenni with a bliss track. I enjoyed quilting it. I want to see the pictures when you are done with the grunge bear quilt please and thank you.
  20. 1 point
    stitchin cricket


    Oh Irene, I love it. You did a great job. I'm making this same quilt for a lady I work with who just had her first child. I made it in grunge fabric. How did you like all those tiny pieces? The pantograph you used was perfect for it. Have you seen the penguin pattern she has designed as well? Thank you for sharing. Happy Quilting, Carmen
  21. 1 point


    This is adorable! You used the perfect pantograph on it.
  22. 1 point
    Gail O


    Beauty! It will be well loved.
  23. 1 point
    Deb- I don’t do show quilts either, so your method works for me! Thanks!
  24. 1 point

    Thread color question

    What about a silvery gray thread that would cover the whole quilt? Of course, it would help to see the quilt for us to make a better suggestion.
  25. 1 point
    Beachside Quilter

    New APQS Scoop Foot

    Just received my new Scoop foot! Can I say how cool it is that APQS engineers keep making our machines better and better? This new foot is the bomb; glides right over wavey quilt edges, stray threads, "creatively pieced" blocks with pleats , etc. Love, love, my new foot; got one for each machine, Millie and Lucey. Check out the new foot on the APQS online store. New shoes for my babies for the New Year!