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Lemon Tree Tami

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    Lemon Tree Tami got a reaction from quilterkp in M bobbins   
    I opted for the M bobbin on my Freddie since I knew that I'd be concentrating on a panto business. They're the aluminum ones through APQS. I've never had a tension issue with them at all. I wind my own bobbins and then do the bobbin test a la' Jamie Wallen from his YouTube video. I can stitch to the very last inch without problems at all. Love it! Most of my quilts take anywhere from 3 to 4 bobbins depending on the size of quilt and how dense the stitching is. Much nicer than having to change a bobbin 12 times each quilt IMHO. Now, if I were a custom quilter who had many different thread changes then an L bobbin might be a better option. 
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    Lemon Tree Tami got a reaction from quilterkp in Tried Three Longarms   
    Go to the IntelliQuilter website and look at their tutorial videos. That'll give you an idea of how the program functions. I think that Quilt Path also has some videos on YouTube. That way you can be familiar with what both systems do before you go to try either of them out. But you can always decide later down the road. Not necessary on an APQS to decide up front. 
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    Lemon Tree Tami got a reaction from quilterkp in Tried Three Longarms   
    Also keep in mind that with an APQS you have the option of either going with Quilt Path or an IntelliQuilter for later if you do decide to go computerized. 
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    Lemon Tree Tami got a reaction from quilterkp in Tried Three Longarms   
    I chose IntelliQuilter over Quilt Path because I wanted to have a no-sew zone feature which I have used quite a bit. At the time of purchase Quilt Path didn't have that feature and I'm not sure if they've come out with it yet or not. Also, for me, I loved being able to switch from computerized to FMQ with the push of a button to raise/lower the drive motors as opposed to walking around the back of the machine to release the belts. Both of those features made the IQ top for me. But it's truly a personal preference. 
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to lindasewsit in Advice Pleae - Quilting for people from far away   
    Hi!  I have also moved and still have  my "hometown" quilting customers .  I also have people from other states that send me quilts.  I have them pay for all shipping , to and from.  I usually supply the batting so that helps them a little with shipping cost to me.  I call or text or email them when quilt is finished and I find out how much shipping is.  They pay me before the quilt goes out...either by PayPal or I wait on a check.  I don't have access to Credit card yet.  When deciding on what to do on the quilt, I take a pic with my tablet and use "Skitch" to draw on it for the ideas I have, then send them a pic of ideas and approximate cost.  They ok it or we 'talk" somemore about it! Hope this helps!
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    Lemon Tree Tami got a reaction from quilterkp in Drop Off and Pick Up   
    Depends on the customer ... for the ones in Santa Cruz (which is 45 mins from my house) I pick up and drop off at the monthly quilt guild I attend or an hour earlier at the quilt shop that hosts the meetings. A few of my customers I go to their houses and the rest meet me at my local Starbucks which is less than 5 minutes from my house. My husband is ill so I stopped having people come to the house. Most of the LQS' near me also have longarms so that doesn't work to meet them there. I had an understanding with one LQS that doesn't have a longarm service. But the last time that I met a customer there the owner seemed to have forgotten that he gave me permission to meet there. It was a bit awkward so I decided not to go back. It's nice to be able to sit at a table in the Starbucks anyway. But I also do a lot of the prep work via email so I already know what their quilt looks like, etc.
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to LynnBarr in Had to race for home after work   
    That is too funny!  My husband jokes that there is some guy in a brown truck and brown uniform that keeps leaving gifts for me on our doorstep - he must be my "other boyfriend." And somehow the boyfriend in brown knows EXACTLY what I want - the right color fabric, the exact ruler I've been talking about, the correct color of thread to match the project I'm working on. It is a miracle!
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to Mary Beth in Had to race for home after work   
    I have been watching the tracking on some Circle Lord templates, because they are coming in on a "need to know" status. My husband doesn't need to know  
     
    About 2:20 pm I get a text message telling me that he is going to try to get off work at 3:00 PM today. WHY? WHY?? WHY???? Ugh!!! I get off at 3 pm too. I was sweating bullets for about 45 minutes. I checked the tracking....yep....delivered!!! As I was walking to my car, I sent him a quick text....So, ya getting off work early?  Waiting.....waiting....running to the car.....Then the message comes in....No, something came up....I have to stay at work. Whew.....See, I don't need to go to the gym, my heart rate goes up quite fast.
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to Laura Farnham in Embroidered Applique,......   
    Wow!!!  I just LOVE this Customer Quilt!!!!
    It is a smaller wallhanging,... but boy does it pack a Punch!!! 
    The COLOR! {my Favorite} 
    The Embroidery {Wow!  Just Wow!!} 
    I used a double layer of Quilters Dream Wool to give it a nice loft. 
    Then of Course,... Glide Thread in Prickly Pear and Cerulean,....
    I kinda plan as I go,... so let this one just speak to me. 
    I knew I wanted to break up the space to really add some texture
    Of course,... I had to throw in some featherwork!
    Continuous Curve in the Turquoise squares,.... Pebbling,.. Stippling,
    and McTavishing,... Oh,... and continuous straight line work in the outer border
    to frame out the whole piece!!! 
    Will be shipping this one back home to Florida,...
     
    Like they say on Flip or Flop,....
         Time to start a new project!!!!
     

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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to Liam in Quilt for Pulse ... hearts quilt   
    Looks great!!! Really like that e2e pattern; perfect for that quilt! Bless you for your charity work.
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to Corey in Quilt for Pulse ... hearts quilt   
    Fabulous job and generous heart, quilters are known for that.
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to HeidiP in Quilt for Pulse ... hearts quilt   
    Awesome! The quilt will be appreciated!  You have given generously from your heart! 
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to Battynurse in Quilt for Pulse ... hearts quilt   
    I love it.
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to RitaR in Quilt for Pulse ... hearts quilt   
    Thanks for being such a Sweetie!
     
    Your quilting is beautiful..
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to QuiltingB in Quilt for Pulse ... hearts quilt   
    Beautiful!
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to Charlene in Quilt for Pulse ... hearts quilt   
    Excellent choice of a design.  Beautiful job.
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to tootsquilts in Quilt for Pulse ... hearts quilt   
    What a sweet thing to do.  Love your quilts.
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to Beachside Quilter in Quilt for Pulse ... hearts quilt   
    Love the panto you used, Tami! Great work on a lovely quilt for a worthy cause!
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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to meg in Quilt for Pulse ... hearts quilt   
    I sent one too.
    And I couldn't believe it when I got a handwritten thank you note from OMQG!
    I can't imagine how many thank yous they are writing.
    What a huge undertaking.
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    Lemon Tree Tami got a reaction from meg in Quilt for Pulse ... hearts quilt   
    I've had the pleasure of quilting a charity quilt top that will be sent to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild to hand out to the survivors, victims' families and first responders from this summer's terrorist attack in Florida. The request was for rainbow colored hearts so I jumped for joy when I discovered this perfect digital e2e design by Keryn Emmerson called Rainbow Hearts. It also stitched out beautifully and will be used again. I pieced the backing from two Northcott cheater panels with a solid blue. 
     





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    Lemon Tree Tami reacted to T Row Studio in Dandelion Quilt-very modern   
    Hi here is the last one off the frame. I do not get very modern quilts in these parts but this one is leaning that direction.
    All I think it needed was straight line quilting. so that is what I did What do you think.
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    Lemon Tree Tami got a reaction from anniemueller in Quilt for Pulse ... hearts quilt   
    I've had the pleasure of quilting a charity quilt top that will be sent to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild to hand out to the survivors, victims' families and first responders from this summer's terrorist attack in Florida. The request was for rainbow colored hearts so I jumped for joy when I discovered this perfect digital e2e design by Keryn Emmerson called Rainbow Hearts. It also stitched out beautifully and will be used again. I pieced the backing from two Northcott cheater panels with a solid blue. 
     





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    Lemon Tree Tami got a reaction from Ma Hawkins in Quilt for Pulse ... hearts quilt   
    I've had the pleasure of quilting a charity quilt top that will be sent to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild to hand out to the survivors, victims' families and first responders from this summer's terrorist attack in Florida. The request was for rainbow colored hearts so I jumped for joy when I discovered this perfect digital e2e design by Keryn Emmerson called Rainbow Hearts. It also stitched out beautifully and will be used again. I pieced the backing from two Northcott cheater panels with a solid blue. 
     





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    Lemon Tree Tami got a reaction from JeannieB in Quilt for Pulse ... hearts quilt   
    I've had the pleasure of quilting a charity quilt top that will be sent to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild to hand out to the survivors, victims' families and first responders from this summer's terrorist attack in Florida. The request was for rainbow colored hearts so I jumped for joy when I discovered this perfect digital e2e design by Keryn Emmerson called Rainbow Hearts. It also stitched out beautifully and will be used again. I pieced the backing from two Northcott cheater panels with a solid blue. 
     





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    Lemon Tree Tami got a reaction from dramaqueenB in Quilt for Pulse ... hearts quilt   
    I've had the pleasure of quilting a charity quilt top that will be sent to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild to hand out to the survivors, victims' families and first responders from this summer's terrorist attack in Florida. The request was for rainbow colored hearts so I jumped for joy when I discovered this perfect digital e2e design by Keryn Emmerson called Rainbow Hearts. It also stitched out beautifully and will be used again. I pieced the backing from two Northcott cheater panels with a solid blue. 
     





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