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  1. Karen, you are beautiful just the way you are! I think it\'s awesome that you can be yourself and I LOVE your tattoos, you go girl! Your hair, your piercings, your tattoos, they all make you, YOU, and I wouldn\'t change a thing!
  2. My favorite metallic is by Rheingold, it's called Heavy Metal and it works like a dream on my Millie. I use a size 18 needle, and when I'm threading the machine I only go through two of the holes on the peg instead of all three. Other than that I don't change my tension. I use a gold poly in the bobbin. I run at normal speed and have never had a problem with this thread. You can get it at Kings Men.
  3. Hi Jo-Ellen, I wouldn't worry in the least about fitting the panto in, just let it run off the end. If you go to the trouble of measuring and fitting it in you're doing custom work which defeats the whole purpose of a panto. With fitting it in you risk getting too much space in between rows which looks bad. I've been teaching pantos for a couple of years now and I always tell my students to run it off the end. I've never had a customer complain and I've been doing pantos for over 7 years.
  4. Thank you all so much! This was such a fun little quilt to make, I can't wait to try it again. The flowers & leaves are the fake silk flowers, I just peeled the plastic veins off leaving nothing but the fabric part and glued them down with spray baste, laid the Angelina all around them, covered it all up with tulle and quilted. I quilted each flower & leaf with Superior Glitter before doing the main quilting. So glad to see that I prompted your first post Nrussell2! Thank you all again!!
  5. Thank you! Yes, I did put beads in all the flower centers and I also added crystals to all the swirls in the quilting. It was so much fun to do, I'm going to have to make more time for me, I miss just playing.
  6. Thank you! Yes, I did put beads in all the flower centers and I also added crystals to all the swirls in the quilting. It was so much fun to do, I'm going to have to make more time for me, I miss just playing.
  7. We found out last night that Bryan won first place in the youth division at HMQS!! Talk about a proud momma!
  8. I finally got a chance to do something other than customer quilts. YEAH! I call this Thank God for Playtime. The top is a Ricky Tims convergence quilt, I then placed silk flowers, leaves & Angelina Fibers and covered the whole thing with tulle. I got the idea from an article in Quilting Arts magazine. It was fun to do and so nice to play for a change. :-)
  9. What an awesome quilt, I love it! I can't wait to find the time to play with Renae's Rays, I only hope I can make them work as well as you Marylyn!
  10. Thank you! I think I've determined the problem..the front of the carriage needs to be raised up just a bit, the clearance in the back is fine.
  11. Want to learn how to do pantograph & freehand quilting but just too far away to attend a national conference....Quilt Crazy offers traveling classes! Very reasonable rates! For more info on hosting classses just drop me an email.
  12. Come check out the new Pattern Boards, Falling Snow and Trim the Tree at Quilt Crazy! Quilt Crazy is also offering Shiva Paintstiks, a great way to embellish and enhance your quilt. And for those with computerized quilting systems......Digitized designs are COMING SOON, so check back often!!
  13. I have a Millie. The majority of the tightness and bumping into the carriage happens in the center of the table and not so much on either end. To me it sounds like the center screw thing on the table is maybe up to high, but yet the table is perfectly level.
  14. Hi all! Does anyone else have trouble with the templates fitting underneath the machine? The table is dead-on level. I love this system, but it's extremely frustrating when the board hits the bottom of the carriage. Maybe the carriage screws need to be adjusted? The machine moves great though. Any help would be greatly appreciated and keep me from going bald. :-)
  15. My very favorite, fast panto is Bromeliad, I can get a king size quilt finished in about 2 hours and that includes loading. I am a little bias though, as it's one of my patterns. :-)