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  1. 3 points
    Cindy G.

    New George owner

    Just received my George machine. So happy. Works great. Still practicing, but loving every minute.
  2. 3 points
    This is a design from Cheryl Anne over at MQR. I really like how this looks. It is done in 2 passes ... start at side center, move to top, then down to the other side center, then back up to the top. When you get to the end of the row, stitch the bottom half on the way back to the beginning.
  3. 2 points
    CindyT

    NQR - Smart Car Humor

    In anticipation of the election results, just thought I'd throw this one out there. This is a true story...a while back, the Tulsa, OK radio station was announcing the local traffic report. They said "A smart car has just rolled over." I thought to myself, what else are they going to teach these smart cars??? LOL
  4. 1 point
    DawnCavanaugh

    Photo Posting Update from APQS

    Hello Everyone! We have been able to work it out so that we can increase the storage space for member photos to 2 MB (2000kb) for each person. The key to working with more photos is to reduce their file size appropriately. Most cameras today are set to take hi res photos for greater print quality. However, you can optimize your images for web viewing (without affecting their original resolution), which greatly increases the amount of photos you can post. Start a folder on your computer where you will store the images you want to add to the Forum and add a copy of the photo to that folder (retain the original in another folder so you don't modify it). Then optimize the photo for web viewing. You can do the optimization in many photo editing programs, including one that ships with most PCs called Microsoft Picture Manager (if you don't see it on your computer, click the Start icon to reveal the search box, and then type in "Microsoft Picture Manager".) There you can open your photo, make basic edits, and then within the edit menu click "compress pictures" and select web view. Save the newly compressed photo to your folder for uploading. Another free service like http://www.webresizer.com/ can help you optimize the photos for forum viewing and save space. You can also use a third-party image hosting service like Flickr and share the links on the Forum. This should give you a nearly unlimited quantity of photos to post, since the image isn't actually stored on our site. If you want your photos available for perpetuity, then using a third-party hosting service will ensure that the photo stays active on our Forum. If you must delete photos in your "My Media" folder on the forum to make room for more photos, they will also disappear from the post. As a VIEWER of a photo, if you happen to like a particular photograph and want to save it for later reference (just in case the original poster must delete it to make room for more photos), try "right-clicking" on the photo itself. You should see a menu that allows you to "Save Picture As". Re-name the photo, select a destination to save it (perhaps you can make another folder on your desktop for inspirational photos) and then you'll always have a reference. Let me know if you have questions!
  5. 1 point
    RoseCity Quilter

    So simple, so fun.....

    Finished this one last week. My friend Deanne Morrow pieced and designed this quilt. She will be making a pattern from it soon.... My Photo Stream-994 by RoseCity Quilter, on Flickr My Photo Stream-996 by RoseCity Quilter, on Flickr More on my blog http://rosecityquilter.wordpress.com/
  6. 1 point
    Beachside Quilter

    Thread questions

    Ann: Here is a link to Fil-Tec, the manufacturer of "Glide" threads and magna-glide bobbins. For the bobbins, choose the tab for "quilting" (not embroidery) for the pre-wound bobbins compatible with our longarm machines. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call and ask them. They are very helpful!! For starters, their thread/bobbin kits in the same color are a good choice. Good luck!! http://www.bobbincentral.com/
  7. 1 point
    Calamity Jain

    New George owner

    Hi Cindy and welcome! Enjoy your honeymoon with George I have been sewing on George for almost a year, and just LOVE it still. When you have time, tell us where you are in the world.
  8. 1 point
    LauraJ

    So simple, so fun.....

    You inspire me with your quilting. Very cool and innovative on a fun quilt. I've got your blog bookmarked 'cause I want to check out what you do on quilts!
  9. 1 point
    JustSewSimple

    So simple, so fun.....

    IMHO, your quilting just made this quilt! The quilting is just to die for!
  10. 1 point
    LisaC

    New George owner

    Congratulations and Welcome!
  11. 1 point
    WestieMom

    New George owner

    Cindy, congratulations on the arrival of your George! Welcome, too, to the APQS forum! This is a wonderful place to learn no matter which machine you own. Have fun!
  12. 1 point
    AHuffman

    New George owner

    Cindy, Don't be afraid to try smaller needle sizes with George he really loves the smaller needles that are wonderful companions to the teensy threads like silks. Have fun and experiment. You'll LOVE your George!
  13. 1 point
    srichardson

    New George owner

    Cindy, Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your new arrival, have fun!
  14. 1 point
    Neher-in-law5

    New George owner

    Great news. George is a great machine to use. If you have any questions, be sure to ask here no matter what time of day. When I first got my George I was working Thanksgiving time on him and he wouldn't work but the lights came on. It was about midnight when I posted here and I almost immediately had an answer from Australia suggesting a blown fuse and where to look. You can't beat what we have here.
  15. 1 point
    carolinequilts

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Heidi M

    Shut the front door Heidi! You're not 50!! I can't believe it! Although belated, I hope you have a happy 'Birthday Week".
  16. 1 point
    LibbyG

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Heidi M

    Happy Birthday! I'm glad to hear you were the who was surprised! And, no, it doesn't matter when you're 50, especially when you look 32, with a hunk of a husband. May God grant you many many years.
  17. 1 point
    apylinski

    Latest favorite tool

    Great ideas for newbies like me who soak everything I can up from experts like you Linda. And Iagree you should do some videos for YouTube!
  18. 1 point
    Cucumber spiral tablerunner photo
  19. 1 point
    farmgirl8888

    George Has Been Oredered:)

    George is Home:) as of last Thursday. Will update more later. Lovin it!
  20. 1 point
    I do like Linda does--plus you get to SID the border at the same time--great time saver too as you can do the side borders as you go along and not have to turn the quilt.