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  1. There is so much involved in custom quilting, I would recommend that you wait a bit before you get a CG system. I would liken it to any other job that must be learned. Baby steps until you learn what constitutes custom quilting. If you get a quilt with a medallion center and sampler blocks surrounding it, with multiple pieced borders, and sashings--if you are at a loss about how to quilt it--what to place where, and what will look good--having a CG system isn't going to help you at all. You must first learn what looks good and why a motif is placed in a specific area. Practice and a thoug
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  2. micajah

    Mom's Pink Cross Quilt

    As many of you may recall, my Mom has been ill since Jan of this year. She is now under hospice care. She's had 2 bouts of pneumonia and although she is still weak, she is slowing improving. I am her only caretaker so I haven't worked since Jan 3rd. Some days, she doesn't need me to do much other than regular care. (She sleeps a lot). On those days, I get to take a little time for myself in between her routine care. She loves the color pink. And I had promised her last year when I was working on my sister-in-laws quilt, I would make her a pink quilt. So, here it is. Her mind is not always cle
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  3. lisae

    Fair Winner!

    My Chocolate Bunnies quilt won Best of Show at the Elko County Fair! It also won best hand appliqué! I'm so excited! I've won ribbons at the fair before, but never the coveted purple ribbon! Chocolate Bunnies Best of Show by Lisa Eichelberger, on Flickr Chubby Chicks won a blue ribbon, too! Chubby Chicks 1st Place Ribbon by Lisa Eichelberger, on Flickr And this little Christmas stocking quilt won a red (2nd place) ribbon! Great fair weekend! Christmas Stockings 2nd Place Ribbon by Lisa Eichelberger, on Flickr
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  4. cute quilt. minkee stretches badly, so you load with the selvages pinned to the leaders, and leave it very loose, otherwise it will curl after quilting. i prefer the minkee dot compared to the swirly minkee for backings.
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  5. Martin, check out what was just listed by Deloa. Long arm and computer system $12,500. That is a steal, I just paid almost that much for just my computer system! Shirley
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  6. Marti: Any of the APQS machines would be fine. You need to work out a list of the features you want in your machine, then start looking for one. I'd recommend that you only consider longarms made by APQS, Gammill, A-1, Nolting, Innova, or Prodigy. In my opinion any other machine is in a second tier group, and one you will want to replace in the future. Spend your money on one you will want to keep to start with. That will save a lot money in the long run. Only consider models that are true long arms, not streached industrial machines. APQS doesn't offer a streached model, but Nolting d
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  7. Hi, Contact Linda (ffq-lar) http://www.topperquilttools.com, her husband can make a pattern for you. He made me an eagle that's awesome. They are in Washington, great couple.
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  8. Debbie, I had to grab the kleenex. It made me think of the beautiful quilt the forum members made for my husband. He liked to wrap up in it for his naps after chemo. He said it just felt good.....I think the thoughts, prayers and love were seeping out of the quilt and into him. Your mom will feel it even if she isn't completely clear. The last few weeks Elmer was alive he was not aware of his surroundings...but he could still feel comfort and love. When I held him in my arms his breathing would be easier and he would rest. Don't have ANY regrets Debbie.......you have taken care of her when
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  9. anniemueller

    Millie got tattoo's

    What fun! I put these pretty purple decals on Millie. They are so much fun I ordered more for my DSM and my fabric stash cabinet. They're available at www.quiltastick.com. You can pick your own colors or custom designs too. They just make me smile. :)
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  10. Price reduced must sell This is my personal CQ system comes with the following Set up and Training is included *Free delivery with in 1500 miles of 49090 (mi) Complete Compuquilter with tons of patterns Ultimate one machine Newly serviced M&M wheels Needle positioned Lower thread cutter 14' table I can customize table size for 250.00 Fabric advance Overhead lighting One year warranty This is a perfect addition to your studio for high volume work Call or email me only Davedeloa@gmail.com 269-767-2799
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  11. Is anybody interested in doing another block swap? I'm not sure what would be best, Christmas in July, Summer themed blocks, old favorites made new, embroidered blocks? Let me know what you all think. I don't have any problem with receiving and distributing the blocks, as in the past. If we start planning now and have our blocks in the mail by July 4th that gives us plenty of time. All of the previous block swap quilts have come out so beautiful.
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  12. My daughter's wedding is just now less than seven days away. I can now take a breather as I have finished making her dress. We bought the material and pattern in July last year when she came for a visit. She had my second grandchild Violet Elsie in late May this year so I did not start making this until July. She wanted simple to go with her cowboy boots! I have been sending her progress photos during the making, finished it today while she was having her hen's party. I was having a break as my husband took her 4yr old son, who has been with us for a week shopping. The buttons are
    1 point
  13. Bonnie H

    Finally ... a finish

    YIPPIE I'm done with this one! This took much longer than I expected it to. The background fabric and border fabric were really hard on the eyes to quilt. The plain squares were about 1/4 to 1/2 inch bigger than the pieced squares and I left all the fullness in them as opposed to trying to "even it out" into the pieced squares, as with all the quilting the pieced squares looked bad when I did. Not perfect but the best I could do. And the best part, it's finished. Sad to say, I like the back better than the front. If it was mine, I would have put Bountiful Feathers panto on it and saved about f
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  14. Earlier this summer, before I left the state to care for my mother after her heart attack and subsequent heart surgery, I had this quilt given to me to quilt. The young lady's grandma had made it for her, and she had it stored in her closet for a few years until she met me. She didn't really care what was done with it because she didn't think it was much of anything. I think she was wrong! It has, I admit, been a real pita to quilt due to the borders being much tighter than the blocks in the interior which caused some major c-d-dd-ddd cup stuff going on. Luckily, she was in no hurry a
    1 point
  15. I finished this baby quilt for a friend of my daughter. My daughter always likes soft quilts. I put minke on the back of this modern baby quilt. The nursery is done in yellow and grey..I threw in a little pink. The minke was slippery, stretchy, and I won't use it again! My daughter likes the quilt though. Now I have to go clean up fluff from all my sewing rooms and machines!
    1 point
  16. How pretty! Your quilting choices were perfect for this quilt. Your customer must be thrilled with it!
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  17. Well I just found out that not only did this 4-h girl get Grand Champion at the County Fair with her quilt, she also received a Grand Champion at the Minnesota State Fair! I am so thrilled for her! And I am so honored that she trusted me to quilt her beautiful quilt! That was so much fun to quilt that I hope I get another bargello to quilt some day.
    1 point
  18. Hi Marci, I finished Moms' quilt in July. And I wasn't going to post pictures of it online. But yesterday morning as I was reading messages on this forum, it just came to me that I needed to put it up here. I'm beginning to see that it wasn't my desire to post it. There was a reason I could not even begin to know....it was for all of us who have things we need to be doing for our loved ones. I am glad that you were inspired to finish your Mothers' quilt. when she gets it back, it will be a happy day for her and you. God Bless you and your Mom, Debbie
    1 point
  19. The Ult I Head Box Checklist I have from 4/28/03 from AQPS says the serial No. is 388 I'll have to call and check, I'm sure it's the 90's - that's all I have in my notes. But we've added the raised edge hopping foot, the including the Hartley extended base, upgraded with Intelli-Stitch, and a laser.
    1 point
  20. Thank you for your help deloajones, whitepinequilter and Shirleyl. I'm so excited I had a bite on my Brother Quattro 6000D if I sell that I am that much closer to getting the quilting machien I want Thanks again, Marti
    1 point
  21. We have two for sale please call Dave or myself 269-767-2799
    1 point
  22. Also, Cathy (ckeindl is her user name, I THINK) just listed an Ulti I just like what I use, and it does everything I need it to do and is an excellent machine. Someday I will upgrade, but for all I do my Ulti goes to bat and hands me a home run each time. They are just great, hard working, basic machines. She has the Intellistitch stitch regulation added which makes it well worth the $6500 she is asking. There are several other used machines listed on the forum as well, so it seems now is the time for a newbie to get in the market. Best of luck in your search!
    1 point
  23. This is the toughest part of quilting for me, and heck, I only work part-time outside the home - 3 days a week 8:30 -- 2:30 I think you were given super advice, to start with the plan of completing one quilt a month, and see how it goes getting a handle on your available quilt time. I use my two days off the same way each week - Monday is errand/grocery day, and I make sure I'm home once the school bus gets there at 4pm so dinner can get started and kids can get me if they need me. Tuesday is quilt day, I'll set customer appointments that day and the rest of the time is for quilting unt
    1 point
  24. I also have three maybe 4 machines for sale I have a Bernina Patchwork Edition 140 it comes with various feet, Manual and the extra large acrylic extension table Price $500.00 It is a very nice machine. I also have a Brother PC-8500 sewing/embroidery machine it comes with a few cards the PE-design card reader I'm asking $1000.00 for this one. If anyone is interested please let me know. I'm open to offers. I need to sell some of my machines before my husband will let me buy a quilting machine lol. I also might sell my Brother Quattro 6000D but if i do i am going to ask $6,000.00 for it, it com
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  25. i believe that any panto can be made into a board. at least anything that patricia ritter of urbanelementz has can. i have had a few made.
    1 point
  26. Debbie, The quilt is just beautiful. I agree with the others - feel no guilt. Be amazed that during your caregiving services you found time to make such a treasure. I'm sure that your mother feels the love and comfort quilted into your gift for her. The time you are spending with your mom now is hard but precious. It is so important to be with people and to witness these transitions in their and in our own lives. In our hurry-up, I want this now world - time is the most precious gift. The quilt and your presence are both gifts of time. Lynn
    1 point
  27. Thanks Teresa.... give him a big old kiss and tell him it's from "those quilting chicks" and that they appreciate him!
    1 point
  28. your quilting made this quilt!
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  29. RitaR

    Finally ... a finish

    Beautiful job is right!! Rita
    1 point
  30. cmkeindl1

    Carolina Lily quilt

    LOVE it! How were the baskets made? Was that the fabric, was it "woven" did you follow the design? thanks for sharing!
    1 point
  31. Linda, I so love your quilting choices , your quilting, and all the wonderful tips and suggestions you throw our way. Thank you so much for sharing!! I second all the other comments, and also want to mention how you handled the basket fabric, wonderful texture!!
    1 point
  32. Another great quilt...thanks for sharing!
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  33. Nice work as always.
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  34. Linda, did you pre-mark this quilt? If not, did you mark it as you went? Do not tell me nothing was marked! You are that good, however!!!!
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  35. twquilter

    Finally ... a finish

    Very beautiful job Bonnie.
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  37. Great work, Bonnie!!
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  38. sewhappy

    Finally ... a finish

    Bonnie- It's lovely! When you said it was hard on the eyes to quilt -Did you try the blacklight? I am so interested in trying that and think it is meant to help see thread when working a busy quilt? Anyway it is beautiful!
    1 point
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