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Luz2Quilt

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  1. 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

  2. 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 B)
    • 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 B) 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

    1 Front View - Symphony.jpeg

    2 Rear View - Symphony.jpeg

    3 Symphony Turned On with LED Throat Lights.jpeg

    4 Top of Extension Table - Symphony.jpeg

    5 Bottom of Extension Table to Store Knee Lift.jpeg

    6 Storage - Extra 25 Bobbins.jpeg

    7 Storage - Extra Feet.jpeg

    8 Storage - Feet & Bobbins.jpeg

    9 Three Manuals & Circle Maker.jpeg

    10 Straight Stitch Needle Plate, Bobbinwork Bobbin, Tools.jpeg

    11 Soft Cover - Symphony.jpeg

    12 Inspirational Guide - Symphony.jpeg

    13 Horn Cabinet Insert - Symphony.jpeg

    14 Symphony Carrier on Wheels.jpeg

    15 Extension Table Carrier.jpeg

    16 Quilt Halo.jpg

  3. 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?

  4. 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

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