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  2. Thank you so much, I truly appreciate the advice. Judith I love your ideas and I think you are absolutely right on about giving her an invoice showing what it would have cost. This is totally where I was coming from with not wanting to get in this habit of quilting for free even though I'm a new long armer. While I may be new to my long arm I have been quilting for many years and put a lot of time and effort into my chosen art and I think that's worth something. I get where people see me as a newcomer compared to the other established long armers in the area and I don't want to right off t
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  3. Cheri asked that I update you all on the progress of Elmer's surgery which started at 8:25 this morning. He is doing well and one tumor is almost out. They will be working on his liver next. Please keep him and Cheri in your prayers! They need us right now. Cheri will try to update later tonight.
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  4. I can't attach a bigger photo as I am at my 500K limit. Hopefully the updates today will fix this. I started this quilt at the end of November, ttok it off to do some overalls for customers, broke my hopping foot, waited for parts, Christmas etc. So put it back on the frame this week. The customer wanted crosshatching. Pity she didn't want feathers as it would have been a lot easier. Crosshatching done with the Quilters Groove Proline, 1/2" and 1". All the appliques are SID using So Fine or Invisifil, a small amount of stitching on the appliques to pop the flowers. The outside Borders
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  5. Here are a couple of pics of my first customer quilt of the year. I had to disassemble the top, square up the blocks, and reassemble, lining up the sashing and corner stones. Those side borders were 18 inches wide and took some thought to come up with a quilting design because the customer did want fancy feathers. I'm pleased with how it turned out. Hopefully my customer will be too.
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  6. This came to me from a friend. It was an accordion quilt. Pull it apart and it pretty much went back into a ball. She said to quilt it any way as she was just going to donate it. As soon as I got home I took the worst strip off and to my surprise, found it had an extra block in it. Go figure. Anyway, here it is, hopefully. Panto is Squared Spiral.
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  7. lenniquilting

    my quilts

    i really like makeing ones like this
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  8. During the most recent update of the APQS forums (thank you all for your patience), we increased each member's limit to 5 MB for photo storage. Remember to always make sure you are uploading photos that have been compressed and optimize for use on the web. Thanks, The APQS Team
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  9. Such good news. I have been checking in on Caring Bridge all day. I cannot imagine how scary the waiting must have been for Cheri and her family. Wishing Elmer rapid and complete healing and Cheri some well earned rest.
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  10. I quilted this a couple of months ago. I swirled the 2 ornaments, peacock fill in background and straight lines in the gold area using Glide thread and QD Puff batting. I thought it was just okay until she embellished it with ribbons and tassels which brought it to life. She sent me this photo and now I really like it and wanted to share with everyone.
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  11. Just in from Cheri. Praising God for his blessings!!!!! Keep them in your prayers it is working. The surgeon says that she achieved the best possible outcome! The adrenal,kidney and mass all came out in 1 piece. They removed part of the liver and the tumor had not grown into the inferior vena cava...it was just pressing against it. They had said he would be on a ventilator for 2 to 3 days but he is off of it now! I will get to see him when he is moved to ICU and can spend the night in there with him. Thanks everyone from the bottom of my heart for all the prayers! I will update when I
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  12. Thanks for the update, Heidi. I've been following Cheri's updates on Caring Bridge, too. Sending lots of prayers and good thoughts their way!
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  13. sewhappy

    Kona Bone

    Probably to us in our exchange! LOL
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  14. gardenslug

    Kona Bone

    Hancocks-paducah has Kona fabrics for $6.00/yd. Just came out in their new catalog. They have lowered prices on many fabrics. Hooray!!!! Marilyn
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  15. whitepinesquilter

    Kona Bone

    I already have a lot of stash of 1800's/civil war prints so I didn't need to purchase any of that. I ordered the Kona Bone and some wide premium muslin because the price was good and I knew I would be getting the discount. The Kona Bone was only like $5 something a yard, before the discount, so it was already less than Joanns. I didn't have a coupon left for Joanns, but I saw there is one out there valid right now. Either way, I was pleased with the fabric.com prices and free shipping - I didn't have to leave my house and drive 160 miles round trip to a JoAnns.
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  16. I agree with Tamareck, let your friends know you will do their charity quilts for free say 1 - 2 per month - depending how many friend you have and request they either pay for the thread or bring a large spool (A&E works well for charity quilts). This will get you some experience. I do 2 per month for the local guild. Especially when I have a new design I want to try. I usually choice the top to go with thread I have on hand. I suggest buying a light, medium and a dark thread to start and not the most expensive. A&E Signature has a decent thread and has large cones. Remember if
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  17. Ty quilter

    Pink!

    I participated in a BOM last year and I made a pink/white block each month in addition to the regular BOM. I still need to quilt this one.
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  18. When I started out I just asked a few friend to bring me a couple of quilt top that they were going to donate to a charity and I quilted those for free to get a feel for my machine. They brought the top, batting and backing and I supplied the thread. That went well, I had a few "oh no" moments with the quilting but nothing that ruined the quilts, just learning pains. Then after a month I start taking quilts and charged the standard rates. So maybe set a time period for the freebies and approach those quilting friend that do charity quilt so that you have control of our business. I wouldn't
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  19. I love my rulers, too, if you haven't seen them you need to check them out on Linda's website.
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  20. I want to say a big thank you to everyone who gave me help and ideas to finish Mama and Daddy's quilt for their 60th wedding anniversary last October. Vickie and Dell, you were there for me all the way. Sorry I haven't posted pictures sooner, but posting pictures on the new forum is intimidating. Thank you Heidi for you Flickr directions. Mama was thrilled with her quilt. Daddy's first comment was " What a beautiful rug", he's a real joker. I took pictures of it on her bed after she finally put it on there. She wanted to take it everywhere with her to show all her friends. I put my foot
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