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  1. Piecer? Do you have a favorite piecer? Not nessesarily favorite customer but a favorite piecer? I do!! I LOVE doing her quilts~ They are usually scrap quilts~pieced impecibly so they lay so nice & flat~no waves, I never have to take a tuck~she always wants freehand (my favorite)~she uses quality fabrics~never skimping~she is never in a rush. She brings me 2-3 a month, always picks them up within a day once they are done, always has the check written (with a very nice tip) before she gets here. She is also a pleasure to visit with~ Icannot remember her saying anything negative about
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  2. delld

    Judy's quilt

    Judy is making two quilt for the twin beds in her guest room. Here is the first, The panto in the center is Butterflies in Flight by Karen Thompson. The leaves in the peach border are free hand the the bead board, used my QZ. The treads are Glide and Metro on top with FIltec bobbins. There are more pictures on flickr. Thanks for looking! 002 by delld1964, on Flickr 003 by delld1964, on Flickr 005 by delld1964, on Flickr
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  3. hi all. we had a wonderful weekend. first of all, track/field: taylor ran the 1 mile (7 minuted 24 seconds) and 2 mile (about 15 minutes) this weekend in las vegas. this was the first 'major' running since her sickness last year. (she ran some in soccer, but coach rarely used her in a game). she did great! breathed well, ran hard, and kicked butt for a girl with half the blood flow through her head!!! madeline beat taylor in the 1 mile by 1.1 seconds. these girls are great athletes. madeline also pole vaulted...first time ever. she nearly cleared the 7 foot level, but just caught
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  4. I have a TinLizzie long-arm, it is about 2 yrs. old. I would like to sell it, I just don't use it often enough to have it. It has a bobbin-winder, an 18" throat, mounted on a table that folds down for convenient storage. I paid approx. $4500.00 and have used it about 5 or 6 times....I am asking $4000.00 for it. I wanted to offer it to quilters because it is a good buy. contact me at quilter07@yahoo.com.
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  5. I was so nervous about doing a pantograph, I don't know why! I love custom quilting and sort of, doing my own thing, so I just didn't think I'd be a panto type of girl. But then I started looking at them and thinking of all the things you could do in combination with pantographs...ooooh what fun! This was kind of tricky too I have to say without stitch regulation!!! Trying to figure out what speed would give me good stitches and staying at that pace without seeing what my stitches are looking like...wheew! I had a few thread breaks just from just going too fast or too slow, but other t
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  6. rlhdesigns

    Missour's Applique

    It's been awhile ....... My quilting had to take a back seat to moving and a little remodeling. Then I had to have a studio built for my machine and fabric. Now I'm back to what I love to do the most QUILT! Missouri called and asked if I would quilt her applique for her....... I felt a little honored that she like my quilting and I just had to quilt it for her cause she kept bugging me.....lol I have more photos on my blog.
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  7. Valerie always wear comfy shoes. It's not all that big but you can always find stuff to buy! I think it takes us about 2-3 hours with watching some demos and stuff to go thru. Superior Threads will be there. They mostly have some long arm ruler vendors. There's a scissor vendor I get scissors at or take yours to be sharpened if you need it. The mostly have a lot of charm pack kits and machine demos. Have fun.
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  8. Making lemonade out of lemons I see. Good for you! Do what you can to keep positive and productive. The Lord will take care of the rest.
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  9. Thank you all for the continued prayers!!! I went last Friday for the chest x-ray and in about 30 minutes I am heading back to the hospital for the CT scan. I just finished drinking the barium. Yuck! But, better than the stuff I had to drink before a colonoscopy a few years ago. My pre-op appointment in now scheduled for 3/26 and my surgery has been moved from 4/1 to 3/29. (As in moved from April Fool's Day to Good Friday.) Did I tell you my Gyn's name? It is Dr. Paul Newman. My oncologist/surgeon is Dr. "James (Jimmy) Stuart" Ferris. I wonder who else I will meet? Tim
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  10. Sandra, Know I'm praying for you, and praying the hand quilting is just what you need after the surgery. The surgery with the robot, is much easier and quicker than the total abdomenal opening. Hugs and more hugs.. from the crab Rita
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  11. Hugs and prayers coming your way. I remember going through this 29 years ago and I worried every minute until I knew what it was so my heart is with you. Please let us know how you are doing.
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  12. Here it is! I have been working on this quilt for forever! It is 80 blocks and like my daughter said, I bet you were over that about 40 blocks ago...It is a new quilt that fits our standard king size bed. I used the QD wool and I think it was the right choice.
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  13. Hi everyone, just thought I would share this link from You Tube. Jamie shows his method to take the stress out of thread tension. I love his easy manner of explanation.
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  14. Just stepping in to let you know I've been thinking about you, Sandra. Hoping you have gained a sense of peace and power now that you have a plan of action. Prayers continue for you and your health.
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  15. After reading all of the posts and much soul searching I have made a decision about selling everything. I need the basement emptied so it can be remodeled. I have decided to move everything upstairs without organizing it. I believe it was just overwhelming to try and think about everything there is to do. My daughter and sister in law are going to help me move all of the fabric and stuff. Dave Jones will be here next Wednesday to move the machine upstairs for me. He will set her up and give her a spa treatment. When I decide what to do she will either be ready to sell or use. I will use
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  16. Anne, what a beautiful quilt!! Oh my gosh, this is going in my faves!
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  17. Hi, Well....I haven't been to this one...but I have been to a couple of Minnesota Quilters shows...and all I can say about a big event is to wear comfortable shoes, bring about 4 times the money you were planning on, unpack everything that is not essential in your car, park close, and be prepared to by WOW'ed. I can't be too envious as I am going to the Minnesota's big show in June.....AGHHHHH...if it ever quites snowing that is....getting hit again today after 7.5 inches a few days ago.....Lin
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  18. LFQuilts

    Art quilt SOLD!

    Anne, Congratulations on getting your asking price. May this experience grow your confidence in pricing your work. Lynn
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  19. ffq-lar

    Bliss

    I too upgraded to Bliss. Retrofitting to a standard (horizontal wheeled) machine will cost $3000. In any case--worth every penny to me. The ease of stitching is unsurpassed and will extend your quilting years if you have any back/shoulder/neck issues.
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  20. Here's the same S&W pattern that I quilted in 2008. Some of the older members may remember this top was used in Bonnie B's Starch and Steam CD. It had mountains like Mt Fuji! A pointed swirl was stitched in each segment and petals surrounded it back to the center. McT in the background and Darlene Epp's famous shell design in the sashing. The border design was outlined.
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  21. Woot! Woot! Great job for all those great kids! Enjoy this Kristina. It's over before you know it!
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  22. Looks good, and those stitches look very consistant.
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  23. Right now I am not taking any quilts due to my cancer diagnosis, but this is how I was doing it. When the customer first contacted me I would ask the approximate size and if it was E2E or custom, then if there is a deadline and, if so, when. I know about what I can do in a week, so I schedule quilts accordingly. E2E are no problem and I can do them rather quickly and can guess the time it will take me. Custom...well, that is another story. Each one is very unique and I try to guess how long it will take me and then double the time. If I finish earlier, great, but they seem to take me
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  24. Anne... Yikes! I don't know How it works. But I can tell you what it does. It's an app, FREE, that I downloaded. I enter the web addresses of the blogs I like to follow. And, somehow, it just sends me the new posts from each of the blogs. It's awesome. An Internet miracle. I don't have to do anything but click on the app and all the unread posts are waiting for me. Try it...you'll like it.
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  25. Aithne

    blogs & google reader?

    I am so glad Meg started this thread. I've been having fits all week. Thanks for the suggestions
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  26. I am quilting a stack and whack right now, but not the same design. This one has the Pinwheel effect and I am quilting an arc from the center out to the point and then another arc from the center out to the middle of that side. If gives it a spinning effect. Very simple and quick.
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  27. Valerie that looks great. I have to say I have never turned my stitch regulator off. LOL Maybe I will play with not using it. Your stitches look great. I like using pantos because the customer has a lot of different choices to pick from and then their quilt isn't always like everyone elses.
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  28. Dyan

    Puppy pads

    I just finished 10 of these, what my niece calls, puppy pads. She breeds dogs and needed something for the mommas and puppies to lay on. She priced some, but they looked very cheap to her, so she asked if I could make her some. I had piles of this green jean type of material and piles of double knit that I was never going to do anything with. I was really happy to get rid of it, to tell the truth! And this gave me a great chance to practice, practice, practice!! On some of them I did a puppy paw panto and others I just did a large meander. Again, I am totally impressed with my lovely APQ
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  29. In the '80's we used it to make "dead" chickens that hung in the kitchen upside down by the feet. They had bonnets and aprons and were just very cute. I still have mine, but she resides in a drawer hiding now, LOL....
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  30. You are blessed to have your family nearby. I'm sure that after the basement is redone for your son and his family, and you have a little more space between you and this incredibly tragic event, you'll be able to take the next step. Thinking healing and strengthening thoughts in your direction.
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  31. Sandra, Keeping you in my prayers. Stay strong. I know that waiting is very hard.
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  32. I've been thinking about you Sandra, and wondering how you got on at your appointment. I'm praying all goes well and you have a fast and straightforward recovery.
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  33. Try to stay positive and not worry too much, difficult I know. Give yourself permission to go out and do some fun things as a diversion while you are waiting for next month. You are in my thoughts.
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  34. I will most definitely keep you in my prayers.
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  35. Sounds like a very positive plan, Sandra! Hang in there, stay strong , and I will keep you in my thoughts. ((Hugs))
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  36. Continuing to pray for you....it does sound like your Dr. knows what he is doing!
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  37. Thanks for the prayers!!!!! I went to meet the surgeon late this afternoon. He said I am a candidate for the robotic laprascopic surgery - good news. I next need to go for a CT scan and a chest x-ray. The nurse from the hospital is to call me tomorrow to let me know when they are scheduled. Tentitively, my surgery is scheduled for April 1st. That seems to be the first date the surgeon and the robot are available at the same time. During the surgery/hysterectomy he will send slices to pathology and see how far the cancer has spread. He will remove "everything" except the lymph n
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  38. James. when I had a Lenni, they didn't come with the covers. I went to Hancock's and bought the heavy duty clear plastic and cut it to fit. It worked very very well and lay flat as a fiddle. That would be a cheap fix for you.
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