Charlene

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    Charlene got a reaction from delld in Four point star quilt   
    Beautiful quilting.  Your customer is lucky she had you quilt for her.
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    Charlene got a reaction from quilterkp in Red snappers   
    I have used the red snappers for about 3 years and love them.  I am not sure what sagging Ines is experiencing.  I have a Millie and have the red snappers on the entire length of the leaders.
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    Charlene got a reaction from quiltmonkey in Does anybody free motion/ruler work/pantos without SR?   
    I use the SR for ruler work only.  I have an intelliquilter and you don't use the SR when stitching computerized designs.
     
    I DO NOT use SR for free motion work.  I tend to stitch a bit faster than the SR and feel its holds me back with free motion work.
     
    Char
     
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    Charlene got a reaction from quilterkp in Does anybody free motion/ruler work/pantos without SR?   
    I use the SR for ruler work only.  I have an intelliquilter and you don't use the SR when stitching computerized designs.
     
    I DO NOT use SR for free motion work.  I tend to stitch a bit faster than the SR and feel its holds me back with free motion work.
     
    Char
     
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    Charlene got a reaction from RosemaryJ08 in Size of Quilting Design?   
    I use the size of the block many times to determine the size of the quilting.  I don't want the size of the quilting the same size as the block.  I either make it smaller than the block size or larger.  It just depends on the size of the prints.  For a larger print, a larger pattern, etc.
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    Charlene got a reaction from quilterkp in Is Longarming Still a Viable Biz Option   
    I am a bit late in responding to this question so I hope you are still looking at messages.
     
    I have a longarm business and have had my longarm for 12 years.  Over the last year or so, I see more and more of my customers buying machines to do their own quilts.  I still have enough business to pay my bills but could be busier.
     
    Personally I would be cautious in looking at your area right now.  Join several quilt guilds and see how many of the quilts shown at show n tell and at quilt shows are done by the piecer and how many are done by quilters.  Try to talk to some of the longarmers in your area to see how busy they are.  The girls that do the fancy custom quilts for hundreds of dollars have long waiting lists.  I can't afford to do those quilts and make most of my money doing some light custom and edge to edges. 
    Three years ago I purchased the Intelliquilter robotic system and have been extremely happy with it and my customers appreciate getting those designs without an additional charge.
    If you can, see if there is a rental longarm system in your area before purchasing it so you can make sure you like it.
    Best wishes,
    Charlene
     
     
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    Charlene got a reaction from Kwiltr in Placemat project   
    Very Nice.
     
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    Charlene got a reaction from Kwiltr in Latest Quilt- Summer at the Lake   
    Kathy,  Your friend will be blessed with this quilt.  You did a beautiful job and the back is as pretty as the front.
     
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    Charlene got a reaction from Gail O in Was Never Given A Quilt   
    My mom said she made quilts for us when we were younger but I don't remember ever having one.  Later in my mom's life, she made quilts for all my siblings and all the grandchildren, but never made me one.  She said because knew I made quilts, she thought she could never make one as nice for me.  Her quilts were beautiful.  I would have loved to have a quilt from her.  I do have one quilt that we both worked on.  I did all the applique and quilting, but she did hours and hours of hand silk embroidery on it.  It is a quilt that I will always treasure in remembrance of her.
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    Charlene got a reaction from T Row Studio in filling wide open spaces   
    What a beautiful job.  I love the fills you did.  Your customer should be more than thrilled.
     
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    Charlene got a reaction from T Row Studio in 4 Point star quilt   
    WOW, you took a pretty boring top and make it into a fantastic quilt.  Great job.
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    Charlene got a reaction from delld in Wow a Ribbon!   
    Beautiful quilts.  Congratulations
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    Charlene got a reaction from Lemon Tree Tami in Quilt for Pulse ... hearts quilt   
    Excellent choice of a design.  Beautiful job.
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    Charlene got a reaction from delld in Working on my own! Now finished with photos added!!!!   
    Beautiful quilting.  You chose some perfect background stitching around the appliques.
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    Charlene got a reaction from RitaR in Funny   
    I found that if I unlocked the roller for the day, the quilt still looked like it had tension on it.  When the cat jumped on it, it sagged down and the cat got scared.  That was an easy fix to keep the cat off of the quilt.
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    Charlene got a reaction from qltnbe in Finally quilted this quilt.   
    Beautiful quilting.  You chose beautiful feathers for all the negative spaces.
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    Charlene got a reaction from qltnbe in Finished the star quilt   
    Beautiful quilting.  You did a great job.
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    Charlene got a reaction from GMALKB in Finally done and hung on the wall.   
    Linda,  Your work is beautiful.
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    Charlene got a reaction from Quilta93 in SID curves   
    I have a tool from DeLoa Jones called an appliglide.  It works great around applique so I would imagine that it would work around curves also.  It fits around your hopping foot and makes guiding along move smoothly.
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    Charlene got a reaction from T Row Studio in Large day and night quilt done   
    Beautiful quilting.
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    Charlene got a reaction from T Row Studio in Sunflower tote   
    Very cute
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    Charlene got a reaction from T Row Studio in wall hanging Done   
    This is a great example where the quilting definitely enhances the quilt.  Your quilting design choices were excellent.  Great job.
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    Charlene got a reaction from JuneR in Help with Red Snappers   
    I wouldn't think it would matter which way the canvas rolls.  You need to sew a sleeve in the leaders to put the rods in.  Then you slip the red rods in.  It sounds like you are trying to do two different things? install red snappers and tape measures?
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    Charlene got a reaction from LisaC in Snappers, Grips or Zippers?   
    I, like Lisa, first used zippers.  I now use red snappers attached to a piece of muslin that has 1/2 zipper on the other end of the muslin.  This way if I need to quickly change out a quilt, I can just unzip.  I use the red snappers on the backing top and bottom.
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    Charlene got a reaction from JuneR in Snappers, Grips or Zippers?   
    I, like Lisa, first used zippers.  I now use red snappers attached to a piece of muslin that has 1/2 zipper on the other end of the muslin.  This way if I need to quickly change out a quilt, I can just unzip.  I use the red snappers on the backing top and bottom.