JoAnnHoffman

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    JoAnnHoffman got a reaction from quilterkp in How would you feel?   
    Brush it off. It's truly not personal. I am assuming they just think you are in the learning, practicing stages in longarm quilting and they just didn't want anyone to practice on their top, even if it is for free. Get use to not getting all the quilt tops in town. It just doesn't work that way. Certain quilt top makers will always have their favorite longarmer to use. You will soon have your own style and quilt top makers will find you. You need to do charity quilts for free and enter shows and show off your style. Even if it is the best pantograph you have ever seen. You will have plenty of business in the future. Sew only what you can do best for the public and charge what everyone else charges for it. Don't try and do heirloom when you are not ready, only offer what you know that you can do good for right now. You just need a track record and you don't have one yet. That's all. You'll be fine, I think that happens to everyone. Pull up your boot straps and act like nothing happened and do the best d--- quilting they have ever seen. Then when they want something quilted say, "Sure, I will put you on my waiting list"
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    JoAnnHoffman got a reaction from qltnbe in Longarm rulers-nested oval and small circle maker   
    Great for marking quilts. I don't necessarily use them as a guide for the hopping foot.
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    JoAnnHoffman got a reaction from pmuntz in Kisses from Heaven quilt pattern   
    I have a new pattern listed on www.accuquilt.com Click on patterns then new patterns and you will find it. I used the Accuquilt snowflake die. The pattern is a pdf instant download. I love making patterns. This is one of six round quilts.

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    JoAnnHoffman got a reaction from Brenni in Kisses from Heaven quilt pattern   
    I have a new pattern listed on www.accuquilt.com Click on patterns then new patterns and you will find it. I used the Accuquilt snowflake die. The pattern is a pdf instant download. I love making patterns. This is one of six round quilts.

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    JoAnnHoffman got a reaction from CindyT in Kisses from Heaven quilt pattern   
    I have a new pattern listed on www.accuquilt.com Click on patterns then new patterns and you will find it. I used the Accuquilt snowflake die. The pattern is a pdf instant download. I love making patterns. This is one of six round quilts.

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    JoAnnHoffman got a reaction from GrandmaLKB in Kisses from Heaven quilt pattern   
    I have a new pattern listed on www.accuquilt.com Click on patterns then new patterns and you will find it. I used the Accuquilt snowflake die. The pattern is a pdf instant download. I love making patterns. This is one of six round quilts.

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    JoAnnHoffman got a reaction from Lemon Tree Tami in Interested in classes at CRAFTSY?   
    Angela Walters Quilting Negative Space and Leah Day Vol 2 is excellent.
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    JoAnnHoffman got a reaction from KathG in For Sale-South Dakota-2010 Freedom with Bliss   
    2010 SR Freedom (12 foot table) with Bliss tracking system and quilt glide for $13,500
     
     
    Machine and Table Length:: APQS 2010 Freedom, 12 Foot Table
    Location: City and State only: Hill City, South Dakota
    Price:: $13,500
    Contact: Email only: pahasapa@enetis.net
    Description:: This is my personal machine (2010 model) used for teaching, demos and quilting. It has been very well cared for. It is factory pre-wired for a CompuQuilter should you ever want to add one. I am selling in order to upgrade to the newest APQS Freedom model because I am a dealer. Free set up of this machine of you live within local driving distance from my studio. This machine has the following , 26 inch throat, 12 foot table with Bliss tracking, motorized power fabric advance, Quilt Glide (a secondary form of stitch regulation), laser light with front and rear posts, free standing turbo bobbin winder, stitch regulator, needle up, needle down, APQS M & M wheels on vertical movement. Purchaser is responsible for pick up or shipping costs.
    This sale includes machine, table and all these extras for $13,500.
    Intelliquilter optional for an extra $12,500. Free training. I will include all my designs from my website on the tablet.
     
     
    JoAnn 605-574-4885

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    JoAnnHoffman got a reaction from klwheeler in MQS Art and Stitch   
    I won Art and Stitch at MQS. I have been playing with it without reading the manual and it has some really cool features. I need to read and play and learn all it can do. They refer to the digitizing aspect of the software as embroidery digitizing. It saves in all formats for embroidery and longarms, even dxf.
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    JoAnnHoffman got a reaction from lkl in My Turn to Ask for Your Help   
    How do you start and stop-tie in tie off
    How do you mark your quilt
    How do you know when you are over oiling.
    How come the black light doesn't work on everything.
    How do you level your table.
    Can I use any thread or needle?
    What happens if you get a bad quilt top.
    How do you find out price in your area.
    How do you stop the needle from going up and down when you stop?
    How do you change a fuse?
    Batting?
    Best books and videos.
    Shoud I take classes?
    Where do I find ideas on how to quilt a quilt? www.webshots.com
    How do I learn how to do feathers?
    How do I advertise for business?
    How do I advance a pantograph?
    What's the best computer system?
    What's the best way to digitize your own designs?
    How do you fix a sagging back already loaded. (unroll and reroll then take a tuck at the canvas till it's drawn up tight.
    Do I match my thread top and botton.
    Do I match my thread to the fabric and change color.
    What color should the back be.
    Should I buy bliss.
    Should I buy M&M's
    What's the best bobbin winder?
    Can I crosshatch with the channel locks?
    How do you stitch in the ditch.
    How do you test drive machines when you are looking for one.
    Should I buy a used machine?
    I'm sure I have a million more if I just sat and thought for a while.
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    JoAnnHoffman got a reaction from LoisSietsma in Twyla's applique quilt   
    I did not outline each applique, I just stippled very close to the edge. I usually don't do stipple or meadering but this quilt just seemed to need it. I usually come up with some other kind of background fill. The stippling gives your eye some place to rest. I placed circle templates in all the open areas and marked with a blue pen. I then connected all the circles with spines. I tried to make the feathers reach as close as I could to the applique.
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    JoAnnHoffman got a reaction from paddockquilts in Twyla's applique quilt   
    This is a pretty applique quilt I quilted for a customer. All freehand feathers, no computer on this one.




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    JoAnnHoffman got a reaction from Parm in Twyla's applique quilt   
    This is a pretty applique quilt I quilted for a customer. All freehand feathers, no computer on this one.




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    JoAnnHoffman got a reaction from RitaR in Where to buy Automated Quilting Designs?   
    Here's a good list.
    http://intelliquilter.com/patterns.php
    my site is www.compuquilterdesigns.com
    JoAnn
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    JoAnnHoffman reacted to DawnCavanaugh in Needle making runs in the backing fabric?   
    Hi JoAnn, I may have talked to your customer today...was it Judy?
    Anyway, to educate others who may encounter this problem, the fabric Judy's customer provided is dark burgundy on one side, and nearly white on the wrong side. She's using 80/20 batting. Some fabrics are notorious for causing this "running", including Moda, some less expensive fabrics, and fabrics that have been surface dyed instead of yarn dyed. You can sometimes spot them by the high contrast of color between the back of the fabric and the right side.
    What's actually happening is the needle is "rolling" the individual threads of the backing fabric as it enters from "wrong side to right side", exposing the back side of the individual fabric threads (the white side) on the back of the quilt. It can look like a "run" because the thread rolls or twists where the needle penetrated it, extending it farther out from the needle hole until the fabric thread recovers. You can tell if this is the problem by scraping your fingernail perpendicular to the run. If you can "roll" the fabric threads back over (making the run disappear or reduce its appearance) then this is the problem. Sometimes the needle will not slip between each individual thread in the fabric, but it will catch or pierce the thread. In this case, you won't get the hole to disappear or recover.
    To minimize the problem, a smaller needle may help, along with a very clean batting that doesn't have slubs or bumps (which aggravate the problem). Unfortunately sometimes the best solution is simply not to use that particular fabric at all.
    I advised Judy to substitute a small piece of a different fabric under the quilt (unpinning just a small section of the customer's backing and pinning a new piece in place) to see if the problem persisted. Unfortunately the customer did not give her more than 1-1/2 inches of extra backing on the quilt. If she sees no issues with the substitute backing fabric segment, she knows it's the backing. I suggested she contact the customer and explain the problem, and ask the customer to provide a different fabric.
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    JoAnnHoffman got a reaction from whitepinesquilter in Trying to Find The Instructions on Quilting a Sweatshirt/Hoodie   
    http://good-times.webshots.com/album/560246336LeSPZX