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  1. I connected with a sweet lady in my area when I made an appeal a few days ago on this forum. I wanted to "try" an Ultimate II, and she said "come on over." We visited at her kitchen table, and she was so kind to show me her machine, giving me some pointers along the way. Thank you buslady. We made a plan to go to the next local quilt show together, and we both made a new friend today. :-)
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  2. I got two calls from Maryland that I didn't answer...but a call from Iowa I would have picked up!
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  3. I have the best husband ever I told him I wanted a front laser light bracket that would point straight down and he built me one...Love It ...Love Him... ...
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  4. patsyt

    Ruler Work on the George

    I have fallen in love with doing ruler work on George! We just posted a video tutorial of how to do it on my blog. Here is a link if anyone is interested: http://www.patsythompsondesigns.com/blog/index.php/archives/5818
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  5. Ann Wight

    Stadium Blankets

    I just finished these 3 stadium blankets, each about 60x90. Light weight denim and fleece yardage, fleece binding. Hobbs 80/20 batting and Signature cotton thread. I put the fleece on the bottom and use the denim as the top of the quilt sandwich because 60 wide fleece yardage is a more generous width than the 60 wide denim. Done sewing/quilting for 2014! Sorry, edited to add: yellow is Karyn Emerson's "Square Spiral, Blue one is freehand, Bubble gum is "Sprung" by Willow Leaf Studios.
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  6. I finished one of the snowman quilts. YOu can't really see the quilting very well. I also made this little table runner (42" long) for my sister. I still have the antique Santas applique customer quilt to do, but I have been putting it off because I am scared I am going to ruin it. I know that sounds silly,, but my machine refuses to go in circles or diagonals without hitting a pothole and making a jagged mistake. What if that happens on her precious quilt that took her two years to applique?
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  7. I sure did enjoy the visit today. Hope to have many more in the future.
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  9. My personal choice would be Swirls or maybe the Egyptian Eye. The other boards are too fussy. The Swirls and EE are both very easy and a little more "manly" looking. They go fast and you'll like using them.
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  10. Isn't it wonderful how people on the list are so willing to share not only their expertise but their time and friendship to help other quilters. I consider myself still a newbie to long arm quilting and I can't tell you how much I have learned from others on this list - many amazing, talented people. I am so thankful for this list and everyone on it.
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  11. Once you get enough interest to fill three swap groups you might want to close it. If it grows too big you'll be buried by an avalanche of envelopes and the swapping becomes cumbersome! The swap I hosted had 36 swappers and covered my dining room table, living room floor and couch--but it was so fun! It took two days because I was waiting for a delayed package and finally swapped without it. There was gorgeous fabric everywhere! If you close it you can start a "wait list" so any drop-outs can be replaced. There's obvious interest so maybe somebody will want to host another swap using a
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  12. If you find you need another person to fill a spot in group 3, I can do all three groups. If not, the two will be fine. Just an offer since I live so close shipping won't be that much. Let me know
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  13. ffq-lar

    rip stop nylon

    I would question her choice of nylon for the back. I assume she wants something waterproof that washes well, but remember that it's very slippery and if used as a picnic table cover it will not stay put. If she wants it as a ground cover, it's not perfectly waterproof and when it needs to be washed the cotton top will shrink and the nylon won't. My thought would be to steer her in another direction. Maybe a cotton top and a backer of waterproof canvas, which is not expensive and readily available. That would be comparable to quilting upholstery fabric on the longarm, but definitely stitchable.
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  14. GMALKB

    rip stop nylon

    I've never quilted with it, but I did make a couple banners for our quilt group and machine appliqued some lettering on them. Very slippery to work with and to keep in place. I think it would be a challenge to load it on the rollers !
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  15. I counted, we have 20 oriental fat quarter swappers (Corey, Bonnie H & Oma will do double) & LaJuana will be 20th The swappers are: Oma 2 Corey 2 Bonnie H. 2 Pat Schafer Linda R. Mercedes Jean PEDERSEN SueSKG55 Cherylannie JeannieB Delores62305 Judith Washburn Quilt Guy TRowStuduo Terry in Canada Vickie Oliver Beachside quilter Meg LaJuana (Corey's friend)
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  16. Just caught the thread. I'd love to join. Another source of oriental fabrics is Shiburi Dragon in University Place, WA. They are primarily on-line now. Pat Schafer
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  17. You might even try a spa treatment? Had problems with my Millie (was used machine) after spa was just like new and my needle break only broke the needle finger and needed timing.
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  18. Hope you have/had a wonderful birthday!
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  19. This would make a nice quilt too and it's free. https://www.msu.edu/~donald20/Quilts/Lattice%20quilt.pdf
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  20. Dear Santa Dawn, Twas the night before APQS drawing and eveyone who entered is wondering IS IT ME, IS IT ME? Well so you all know there an no NAUGHTIES here on forum and all those who have entered are very deserving. We all know the lucky person that is chosen to be gifted this time, will love and cherish Miss Millie forever. May you all be Blessed with a New Millie, Freddie, Lucey, Lennie or George this year. Because, I know what its' like to be gifted with an APQS machine. Wishing all the BEST and MIllie!!!
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  21. Pretty certain I won...of course this isn't the first time I thought that!
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  22. Santa, I've been so good this year. I have even been clearing up my UFO pile.
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  23. If it's not me, I hope it's someone from the forum.
    1 point
  24. This is a memory quilt for a friend who lost his father last year. The stars are made from his father's shirts. I quilted the wife, children and grandchildren's name in a circle around the quilt. See more http://dewquilting.blogspot.com I'm new in this forum and can't seem to reply to comments, even with help from Ann. I clicked on mulitquote and quote typed a reply but doesn't show up anywhere. Answer to a few questions. Pattern is RockStar by Primitive Gatherings, with a few changes, left off one of the stars so I would have the right number, one for each family member. 2 layers
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  25. Hi everyone - this wall hanging (80 x 80) was so much fun to quilt. Here is the finished product. I decided to keep all of the print fabric circles raised, and did a very light quilting on the white circles. Was going to do spirals on them, but tried a few times and it just wasn't going to look right the way I was executing them. On the larger black/white circles I just quilted over top of the curved designs to give some light texture.
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