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  1. Thank you for your quick responses! Happy Quilting!
  2. Hi there fellow APQS Quilters - I am getting ready to quilt a baby quilt with "cuddle or minky" backing. The quilt is 54x70 and the cuddle fabric is heavy without batting. 1) Did you use batting? If so, what blend?2) How did you prevent backing from stretching?3) Did you need to tighten or loosen the tension?I appreciate any insight you can provide. Thank you
  3. Available - Baby Lock Symphony Sewing/Quilting Machine for $1,999. Great for either a traditional quilter or art quilter enthusiast. Reasonable for second home, classes, or retreats as many extra items (purchased separately) will be included with this purchase. The machine & extras come from a smoke free & pet free home. This machine is 5 years young, in excellent condition and properly maintained and serviced -recently serviced on 12/20/2016 by Authorized Baby Lock Dealer. This item is Cross Posted. Serious inquiries may email doney59@me.com Thank you for looking. INCLUDED ADDED EXTRAS: Inspirational Guide 6 light LED throat light 25 extra Bobbins Insert for Horn Sewing Cabinet Baby Lock Carrying case for machine & extension table!!! Edge Joining Foot Fringe/Looping Foot Braiding Foot Bias Binder Foot Pearl & Piping Foot Quilt Halo PRODUCT INFORMATION By perfectly blending time treasured techniques with modern day coveniences in a quilting machine, the new Baby Lock Symphony is a masterpiece of a machine. The Symphony quilts with speed and precision by featuring 1,000 stitches per minute and an Automatic Fabric Sensor System. Pivot your quilts without interrupting your stitching with an Advanced Pivoting Feature that drops the needle down while leaving the foot up. Easily browse through and edit the programmable 460 built-in stitches with the 240 x 320 LCD Touch Screen and save new stitches you've created to your machine. There's even a USB port that connects to your PC to save stitches on your computer and download machine upgrades. The Baby Lock Symphony is truly a quilter's dream where you can utility your full range of creativity! LCD Touch Screen (240x320) The Symphony's easy to read touch screen makes it simple to access your machine's stitches and settings 460 Built-in Stitches Choose from 460 built-in stitches iwth a maximum stitch width of 7mm to quilt at speeds of up to 1,000 spm. You can even combine and save stitches to your machine or PC Built-in Stitch Memory Remembering the best stitch for your favorite projects is easy with the built in stitch memory, which lets you edit and save you stitch width, length or even your own pattern. USB Type B Quickly save stitches to your PC, and easily access future machine upgrades with this USB Type B port. Advanced Pivoting Features Pivot your fabric without interrupting your work. This makes turning corners, following curves and maneuvering around appliqué shapes hassle free Advanced Needle Threader & Automatic Thread Cutter The Advanced Needle Threader lets you thread with one hand, with five LED lights illuminating the workspace. The Symphony will even automatically cut the upper and lower threads for you. Automatic Fabric Sensor System The Automatic Fabric Sensor System continuously senses your fabric to deliver the perfect amount of pressure and thread tension when quilting with layers Quick-Set, Top Loading Bobbin The top loading bobbin case lets you focus on your sewing. It's jam-proof because the top loading bobbin keeps the thread right where you need it. Technology Features USB direct connect (Type LCD Touch Screen (240 x 320 dot matrix) with touch pen Advanced needle threader Automatic thread cutter Quick-Set, top-loading bobbin with sensor Quick-Set bobbin winder Automatic drop feed Independent bobbin winding system Automatic sensors: - Thread Tension Control makes adjustments to feed thread properly - Automatic Fabric Sensor System continuously adjusts presser foot pressure to feed fabric evenly - Upper and lower thread sensors to alert when threads are broken 5 LED lights that illuminate the needle and work area Sewing speed up to 1,000 spm Included Accessories Knee lifter Touch pen (stylus) USB cable 13 Snap-on feet: - Buttonhole - Overcasting - Monogramming - Zipper - Zigzag - Blind stitch - Button fitting - Free-motion quilting - Free-motion open toe quilting - Free-motion echo quilting - Walking - 1/4" quilting with a guide - Straight stitch Quilting guide Soft cover for machine Straight stitch needle plate Bobbins Cord guide bobbin cover Thread stand Seam ripper Twin needle Extension table Plus more Additional Information Language conversion capabilities (3 languages) Convenient Sewing Features Convenient One-Touch Buttons for: - Start/Stop - Reverse sewing - Needle up/down - Thread cutter - Automatic presser foot lift Ergonomic hands-free presser foot lift with extra high setting - 10mm automatic and 13mm manual Advanced pivoting feature Programmable needle up/down Needle plate with scale in inches and centimeters Bobbin cover with measurements for center needle position Free arm Two accessory storage compartments Advanced Sewing Features 343 Built-in stitches including: (NEED TO CHANGE - 460 stitches) - 135 Utility with 12 one-step buttonhole styles - 110 Decorative - 14 Satin - 15 Decorative satin - 12 Cross - 57 combinable Utility stitches 3 built-in alphabets Stitch length 0.0mm - 5.0mm Maximum utility stitch width: 7mm Utility stitch editing capabilities - Store personal stitch settings for each Utility stitch on machine Decorative stitch editing capabilities: - Edit and combine Character/Decorative stitches - 16 Memory Pockets for Character/Decorative stitches equaling 224KB - Store additional stitch combinations on your PC using the USB (type port - Back to the Beginning key, returns to the beginning of a decorative stitch pattern Mirror-image Lock key for Utility and Decorative stitches Lateral and diagonal feeding Variable needle positions Fully automatic built-in darning Twin needle settings Instructional and Help Resources Built-in Help Messages Built-in Operational Guide Built-in Sewing Application Guide Downloadable Software from www.babylock.com Your Symphony will stay current with future upgrades via USB connection
  4. Hi Laura - Thank you for the picture of the bobbins, but what are the names of the colors that you use the majority of the time?
  5. I was always curious too. Thank you for sharing
  6. Congratulations Valerie! Olivia is so beautiful and precious!
  7. Great designs in the negative space. Awesome quilting.
  8. It's a beautiful quilt and I love your quilt design choices. Great quilting!
  9. It is a Glorious quilt deserving it's ribbon! Congratulations!
  10. Wow - I had no idea how intricate (tiny) quilting. Excellent work!
  11. Beth - I think Linda has excellent ideas and second her thoughts. When I see the quilt as a whole, I see the center as a medallion with doing intricate quilting in the cream that is symmetrical in each quadrant to define the medallion. The fussy cut butterflies could be echoed 1-2 times then a dense fill to make they pop and appear to be fluttering. Perhaps you might be able to cut down the extensive stitching in the triangles & HSTs by combining several of them together as a group when you do continuous curves. Please show after pictures! Linda - As a "newbie" for my own personal knowledge, what distinguishes "heirloom" quilting from any other quilting?
  12. The quilting certainly completed the quilt. Great collaboration in accomplishing "serene and peaceful". You will have another very satisfied customer!
  13. I agree with Lizbeth that the Millie's lowest stitch length 7-8 are very small stitches. I can't imagine how tiny the stitches get if you go above 10 so I will do what Linda recommends. Thank you.
  14. Outstanding! No wonder you won a ribbon for the quilting! Your quilting enhanced (showcased) the star. The feathers are a beautiful contrast to the straight lines. Very well executed. Congratulations!
  15. It's absolutely lovely! I wouldn't change a thing. Beautiful quilting!
  16. I agree with Valerie (nice job) with framing in the focal point (center applique-house, trees) and do your intricate quilting there as that is where you eye is drawn to. The rest should be basic quilting like continuous curves and lines...maybe echo inside the pinwheels and chevron frame. Whatever fill you use in the white should be continued throughout all the white. I would do continuous curves in the hexie border to look like flowers. Valerie - what application are you using to insert a picture and then draw on it to audition your quilting. Are you using a tablet, or laptop, etc. and most specifically, what stylus allows you to draw thin lines? Shari
  17. Hexies are one of my Favs and I love how you quilted them!
  18. Your quilting showcases the applique. Great Job!
  19. Congratulations on a very lovely whole cloth quilt!
  20. I'm doing the Happy Dance with you. I love the different play in the triangles- makes the top pop!
  21. Thank you for sharing your insight and although intuition is not innate for all, you are teaching us how to interpret the need. Excellent quilting!
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