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  1. I haven't been on Pinterest yet. Trying to stay away because I've got too much going on right now
  2. I have a Carpet-Pro. I love it. It is a bright yellow one with great pick up. I have long hair, below my shoulders and so does my daughter so when I vaccum the hair gets wrapped around the beater along with sewing threads with most vaccums....well I have never had to cut away the hair or threads in 5 years, it just gets sucked up in to the bag. The vaccum almost pulls itself along the carpet. The only downside is that you can't adjust the height.
  3. Can you encourage her to take a quilting class to "expand" her horizons? It is a good way to learn correct techniques, meet other quilters and complete a top.
  4. Great offer, but I too am in VA just west of Richmond! Maybe some day Dave will come further south on I-95?
  5. Will you have a separate area that can be locked up when you are not there? Have you looked into insurance to cover your machine and other issues when it is at the shop? What about storing the tops and finished quilts, quilting supplies and rulers...keeping them safe? Will there be more distractions from customers shopping who want to know more? Just popping out some questions that have occured to me. I think if it is done right it could be a great move. I have only had an LA business out of my house so maybe someone else can provide you with more input.
  6. Congratulations! I know you'll have "sew" much fun
  7. Who said the tools in the garage are his? The "man" tools are mine . He is great at business, but not so handy around the house. But I love him and I'll keep him.
  8. Organized....too funny! That word doesn't exist in my sewing room either!
  9. Sometimes when I turn my quilt, I will cut my sides parallel to the quilt sides with enough space for pinning and as much extra as possible.
  10. I like the space on a Millie or Freedom. I own a Freedom and previously owned a Liberty. For me, it just gives me the additional room for larger blocks and pantographs.
  11. I agree with Marsha, it is like buying a new car, there is something better around the corner. If you don't take the leap and buy, you may never because you are always waiting for the next, newer, better model. It drives me crazy too, but such is life. I am glad you got your machine!
  12. Hmm...ownership, yes in the way that I contributed to make it a quilt. A top isn't a quilt until it is quilted! Wanting to keep the quilt...only a few of the customer quilts. But now I just quilt for myself. Jim, your granddaughter must have loved that quilt! She is lucky to have you!
  13. Have fun. I am headed to Mid-Alantic Quilt Show tomorrow. It isn't a big show but still fun.
  14. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
  15. I have done a lot of dyeing and teach classes. In general, your fabric, especially if it is not PFD fabric will need to be scoured. You need to remove any finishes that are on the fabric. Scouring is washing it in synthropal and hot water, so allow for shrinkage in your yardage. Scouring is not going to ensure that all finishes have been removed. The finishes usually mean the fabric may to be not as dark or as evenly dyed as a PFD would be. I have dyed muslin from Joann's many years ago that was PDF, but I have not seen it there in a long time. What I found in using muslin, was that I never c
  16. Mine go in the washer and dryer. Always have and always will, because they won't get cleaned any other way. I make mostly full to queen sized quilts and there is no way I could get them clean if I did them in the tub. They are too heavy, bulky and awkward to wash by hand. Thank goodness for washers and dryers.
  17. Laim, I was thinking of her last night when I saw the news. I, too, hope all is well with her and her family
  18. I quilt in pj's to. Thank you, Linda. You are insightful, level headed and full of good advice.
  19. Yep, that can do it. I just start cleaning every day I quilt and clean the bobbin casing with every bobbin change. But I am not getting much quilting done this year.
  20. I have 4 chihuahuas, the largest is 4 lbs and the smallest is 2 lbs 5 ozs. They are 6 years old and just a bunch of snuggle bugs. I don't breed them, but they are like peanuts or chocolate, you just can't have one:>) I did find a good breeder, but there are so many dogs in shelters that need good homes. The next pup I get (and not for a few years) will be from a shelter. If I can figure out how to post a picture, I will.