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    Redwork quilts finished

    I asked for help in doing theses quilts. I am happy with the resuls. You gave very good advice. I appreciate all of the help you give on the Forum. I had fun doing them but was nervous all of the way. I am not sure I am cut-out to do quiltig for others. I get much satisfaction when I get see them finished. I haven't posted for several years, so I hope this works. I hope you can see the quilts. Thanks, Janice https://www.flickr.com/photos/abbygirl1/sets/72157647265471004/
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    My husband's aunt, Donalene Rasmussen, from San Diego, created this quilt in 2000. Dona was an artist; but she also created every type of quilt imaginable. She has quilts pictured in several publications and also was commissioned to make the Balboa Park Diamond Jubilee Quilt in 2000. Auntie Dona passed away a few years ago and the family gifted us with one of her fabulous quilts: "Where My Wild Friends Are". There are so many critters hiding in this quilt; it is a very fun "I Spy" quilt. There are some close up shots on my photostream! Where My Wild Friends Are by Donalene Rasmussen by Callender Quilts, on Flickr
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    Finally finished Monica's 12 Days of Christmas quilt that took me about a month due to morning sickness - and then a down machine - TWICE! I had to finish the last border of feathers on my Juki, but I got it done. I wish I could have got better photos - there was a little wrinkling from shipping and I had to re-arrange my living room to lay it out flat-ish, but, at least you can see what I did! 20141203_123312 by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr 20141204_111842 by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr 10342406_887668394579748_9028800949635344975_n by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr 20141204_112041 by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr
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    Just a small wall hanging that I actually had to finish up on the Juki since the belt on my machine snapped! I will have some photos of the Christmas quilt that has been on my frame for an insanely long time this afternoon! This was is from the box of quilts that my client Monica sent me... 10563133_897408270272427_2002820664508499031_n by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr 20141203_102635 by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr 10847911_897211363625451_6987231114334389735_n by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr
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    Loose Screw

    Look on the bright side...........it's not YOU with the screw loose !!! Sorry couldn't resist..............
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    At long last, the Vintage Valentine is done. I think it was 9 years in the making. I made it for a dear friend in Texas. She received it today and was crying happy tears :-)) It's got wool batting. I used Presencia cotton thread for the larger quilting. Invisifil for the micro fillers. Some details: Thanks for looking!
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    That is fabulolus !
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    Beautiful quilting! ... as always. Good luck with the morning sickness. I hope it passes quickly for you so you can better enjoy the holidays.....and quilting.
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    Stitch-Regulator Stopping

    Thanks, Barb and Dawn. The screws holding my handles in place in front were very loose. I've tightened them and the SR seems to be working correctly now. I will be quilting most of tomorrow; so will watch these videos and see if there are more things I can do to make everything work correctly. I love that I can fix these things myself and am not at the mercy of sending the machine back--especially since I don't have the box anymore!!
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    Beachside Quilter

    push button thingy

    I have circle lords push button system and I love it! I use it with the giant cross hatch boards and also when stitching giant boards in the center panel of a quilt. I can stitch from the front and lift the stylus to stop and start the design precisely inside borders. Love it!
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    http://www.armstrong.com/flooring/luxury-vinyl/painted-pine-whitewashed-resilient-vinyl-tile-A6716/floor-136446.asp If you are wanting the painted floor look. Check out Armstrong's Painted Pine White Washed Luxury Vinyl Flooring Planks. I just put them in my studio and love the shabby chic look they give.
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    Love the way you use different fills. It draws my eye up and around the cross. Way cool. Thanks for sharing.
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    Norma H

    Fustrated with changing tension

    And they don't even wait over night - take a lunch break and go upstairs for a quick sandwich - gremlins take over! Very strange . . . and very frustrating!! Go figure. So, start all over with the threading, quick cleaning, changing the bobbin, etc,. etc. etc. I even tried to blame the cat and she's still laying under the Christmas Tree oblivious to my issues.
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    Teresa, I own it and I can give you my opinion. I am happy I bought it. It does exactly what Trinity says it will do. In the old days (mid 80's) I bought a "long arm". It was a Juki with a 9" throat on a 12' wooden table. Everyone was doing pantographs because you really only had about a 6" space and you could make a pass and roll the quilt then make another pass. Towards the end of the quilt you didn't have much more than 4" space so the pantographs were difficult to maneuver. I made large quilts even back then so I hated it. I figured out how to SID down half my block then roll the quilt and SID down the other half. I liked the look better and I didn't have to mess with making the pantograph fit so I never used the pantographs. For someone who has never done pantographs this is a great product. So, if you are very good at pantographs the way you do them now then this probably won't change things much. It's not necessarily a faster way to do them...it's just a different way to do them. I can't stand behind my machine at an angle without killing my back and anymore it's hard for me to stand very long at all. This system allows me to sit and do pantographs. On regular pantographs you can probably just zip along without the Precise system, however, if you have never done pantographs before this is easier to learn and is more accurate. You can do very intricate pantographs. Have you noticed that they are getting more intricate? And you can separate parts out to fill in blocks or empty spaces on your quilt. My friend just did her very first pantograph using this system on my machine. She really liked the results. It was a southwestern design with very intricate parts...spikes on the cacti...intricate drawings on the turtles...etc. She was able to do it, but decided she preferred a simpler look so we omitted all that stuff and it worked great for her. Mine was a tad bit harder to install only because I have a piece on my machine for my computer system that I leave on there so I had to work around that. Otherwise it's a piece of cake. I leave that part on my machine now and just remove the handle part. It doesn't get in the way of anything. The price is great. I think the micro handles for the front of my machine from APQS cost almost as much. I bought them for doing more specialized things and I don't use them often, but they've been worth their price. The Precise system will be much the same. Hope this helps a little.