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  1. meg

    Heidi won a ribbon at MQX

    Let's all congratulate Heidi. She so generous with sharing here on the forum and she got a well deserved ribbon at MQX. Hopefully she'll post a picture soon! You go Girl!
    5 points
  2. Thanks Meg! Thanks everybody else. It was a great night. I was so blessed to have so many of my friends with me last night cheering me on. It was my Luminous star quilt that won 2nd place. Curved Bliss didn't place but she is showing so wonderful at this show! The lighting is perfect to pic up all the quilting! Thanks for all the support!!!!
    5 points
  3. I've had this top done for at least 6 years and just got it finished today. That's three quilts I've quilted in as many weeks. Yesterday I helped my friend do two baby quilts and a big quilt. Before I do any more tops I want to "service" my machine. I hit a ruler yesterday so I want to make sure nothing was damaged and I found a little screw on the floor by my machine and I swear I hear a rattle that I don't like. I'm going to lift the head off and check underneath it. Then I have about a half a dozen more quilt tops to work on. It's very large. It took my husband and my granddaught
    4 points
  4. Here is a bright and beautiful quilt designed by Jinny Beyer name Summer Lily, and my customer Shirley did a great job piecing it .I did a lot of SID and continuous curves on this one then echoed the design in the patterned borders Shirley entered this on in the Red Deer show this year.
    3 points
  5. Mary Beth

    Done!

    I just completed my first quilt in a very long time. Please do not look too close, or zoom in, or do anything you will regret later
    2 points
  6. SusanH.

    Quilt Size??

    I just thought I'd let everyone know that there are other custom table options available for the APQS machines! I got a couple of PM's advising me of this, and I called APQS this morning to confirm! Because of this information, I was able to revise my order to an 11' table! I'm super-pumped, as it gives me a lot more options for quilting! Thanks for everyone's comments and input! Susan
    2 points
  7. mamu

    Quilt Size??

    I have a 12 foot table and this size quilt would take up all the space on the machine and still have room for the machine to move about on the ends. I do not think you can quilt this size of a quilt on a 10 foot table.
    2 points
  8. I have taken Judi Madisen, Lisa Calle and Bethanne Nemesh. I have also taken some Crafty Classes. Both are great. I work full time and being able to hook the IPad to the TV in my studio feels like having a one on one with the teachers. They have inspired me to go to the next level with my quilting.
    2 points
  9. meg

    Quilt Size??

    You can probably manage, but be mindful. It says you need 3" on either side of the back/batting for fudge room, but you can make it work with less than that with care. Measure twice, pin once. Good luck!
    2 points
  10. srichardson

    Quilt Size??

    Hi Susan, Welcome to the forum. I have a Millie with a 10 foot table. I think that my leaders are about 108 inches wide. I am not familiar with the Lenni table so your leaders may be different. Perhaps a Lenni owner will chime in.
    2 points
  11. My Customer Jan won first place for her Laundry Basket Quilt called Family Tree. she machine button hole stitched it and I did custom quilting edge stitched around the applique then added different fills in each block. I was pleased with how it turned out
    1 point
  12. Cagey and Zora, much much better. Thank you again! If I had a smaller needle, I bet it would be gone. Hope I can help somebody else sometime!
    1 point
  13. I love how you quilted this - the straight lines, the CC, and your border treatment. Great job!
    1 point
  14. SusanH.

    Quilt Size??

    Hi there... I've placed an order for a Lenni on a 10' frame. What is the largest quilt that can be quilted on a 10' frame? How close to the side of the frame will the machine actually quilt, and how much room do you need for your side tensioners? Do you think it would be possible to quilt a 110" wide quilt on a 120" wide frame, or would that be too big? Thanks for all your info and help! SusanH. in Ontario
    1 point
  15. Terry: I like the border work, and how the diamond-gridwork makes the block sort of flow against the straight SID lines. It looks wonderful . I am sure your customer will love it. Cagey
    1 point
  16. Cagey

    Quilt Size??

    Susan H: Up front I only have a George, so longarming is not my field but with that being said, why don't you just take your Lennie head and place it to the far right of your table and mark where the needle lines up on one of the roller bars. Then move the head to the far left and mark on the same bar where the needle lines up. Then measure the distance between the two marks. To me that would be your total quilt-able area on your table. Though you would probably have to take an inch or two off each side to account for being able to actually move the machine head around to quilt on
    1 point
  17. Sheila S.

    Quilt Size??

    I have a Lenni with the 12 foot table and love it. If I had known they were going to change the handles on it I would have waited to buy it. But I think you would be alright doing the 110 quilt on this machine. You will love your new Lenni. Sheila
    1 point
  18. Cagey

    iQuilt classes offered by AQS

    Meg: I have taken a number of Craftsy classes, but never any AQS classes. AQS was pushing them rather hard at the Daytona show. I too would like to know how good they are. If you have not watched and learned from Kimmy Brunner's Twirly Whirly Feather DVD, I would highly recommend it. I like how she takes the time to actually stitch out her feathers, working them into those difficult to fill areas. It is easy to show you how to do the design two or three times on a wide open piece of fabric. It is another thing to fill the entire weird area working to fill those area difficult to fill
    1 point
  19. Sharonarooni

    Done!

    I think it looks great! Sharon
    1 point
  20. Quilta93

    Just finished.

    What a striking quilt! Great job! Deb.
    1 point
  21. kkey1030

    Quilt shows

    In just two days I'll be attending the International Quilt Festival Show at Rosemont, here in Chicago. I haven't been to the show in a few years, but I always enjoy myself. I notice that this year, APQS is NOT mentioned as a vendor with a booth (I think APQS is at a MQX show somewhere at the same time). So I am going to be sure to carry my tote bag with APQS logo on it, and to try out at least a few of the other longarm machines being demo'd, just so I can feel superior! Yes, I'm just that petty. I won't bad mouth anyone--just smile smugly and be happy that I chose my Millie. I've
    1 point
  22. I took the iQuilt class: If you can feather you can free hand. It was great! It wasn't as many hours as a Craftsy class, but the price was right. After all the discounts, it cost me less than $10. I've also taken several of the longarm and machine quilting classes from Craftsy. I buy them when they are on sale. They are pretty basic, but well worth the price.
    1 point
  23. Sharonarooni

    Just finished.

    I love this! The colors are terrific, too.
    1 point
  24. I was beginning to think I was the only one out here who uses zippers! I love them. I sit and "listen" to a tv program while pinning the backing to the zippers. I float my tops so don't use that third zipper. Haven't really had a lot of problem with getting stuck by a pin ... knock on wood ... love being able to remove quilt when I need to work on a "rush" job.
    1 point
  25. I'm just starting to use Lucey for myself. I put zippers on but when it is time to attach the backing to the zipper I baste them on with my DSM with the longest stitch possible. Then just zip them on the frame. When all done quilting I just rip/pull the zipper tape off the fabrics. I have no desire to pin either.
    1 point
  26. Susan: You'll love the up-grade! Nothing like a real industrial machine. Good luck. Jim
    1 point
  27. Gail O

    Hi from a new Lenni owner

    Welcome from Eastern Ontario. Enjoy your new toy!
    1 point
  28. Kaye

    Introducing myself

    Hi everyone! I want to introduce myself and join this group. My name is Ginger, but since that name was already in use, my moniker name is Kaye (which is my middle name). I am a newbie..well sort of...I have been "reading" on APQS forums for quite a while but never posted. I am now the proud owner of a 2012 blissed Lenni!! I am so excited!!!! For those of you that are familiar with Grammie Tammie here on APQS, I purchased her machine, although it will be March before it gets set up at my house. So I have much to learn and can't wait to "meet" you all.
    1 point