Allison S.

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  1. Hi, I have a customer quilt made of wool, wool blend, corduroy, and gabardine suits or skirts. The customers grandmother made it 40 years ago. I'm going to quilt it from the front so that I can work out the fullness. Is it best to quilt closer, or to quilt farther apart, when working out the fullness? I've done quilts with some fullness, but never as much as this one has. I plan on just stippling it. Most of the work is in prepping it. It was a mess. I plan on using wool batting and a cotton back. **Side note: I washed this 4 times, using color catchers every time. The water rinsed clear. Nonetheless, one of the reds still bled onto a gabardine fabric next to it. I manage to get most of it out. Thanks! Allison
  2. Thanks Jim. I think I'm going to need it on this one.
  3. Thank you Jim. I have some 80/20 I could double up on. Is that comparable to one layer of high loft?
  4. Hi, I have a customer quilt made of wool, wool blend, corduroy, and gabardine suits or skirts. The customers grandmother made it 40 years ago. I'm going to quilt it from the front so that I can work out the fullness. Is it best to quilt closer, or to quilt farther apart, when working out the fullness? I've done quilts with some fullness, but never as much as this one has. I plan on just stippling it. Most of the work is in prepping it. It was a mess. I plan on using wool batting and a cotton back. **Side note: I washed this 4 times, using color catchers every time. The water rinsed clear. Nonetheless, one of the reds still bled onto a gabardine fabric next to it. I managed to get most of it out. Thanks! Allison
  5. Thank you Lisa. That's a helpful video.
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    Charges hand stitch no binding

    I'd charge .30 per linear inch. Hand sewing is time consuming, but looks so nice when completed.
  7. Hi, I thought I was in a different thread when I posted pantos for sale. I put them in the correct spot now, but I need to know how to remove my previous post. I would have contacted an admin, but I don't find where to contact that person(s). Can someone guide me to the proper person to ask to remove the first post I made? Thank you, Allison S.
  8. Hi When facing the front of my machine (the panto side is the back) the motor is on the right hand side. I learned to quilt starting at the motor end, so when I'm on the back of the machine doing pantos the motor is on my left and I go from left to right. When I'm on the front of my machine the motor is on my right, so I should then go from right to left. My brain doesn't want to work that way. It wants to work from left to right. Can the motor be placed on either side, or can I work from left to right when I'm on the front?
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    We moved our store and thus my studio!

    Love the pressing table. My wheels are spinning now!
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    Sewing room finished

    You have everything at your fingertips. I like the cutting island. One day....
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    Studio Renovations Complete

    You've got a serious thread collection. I don't know that I'll ever be as organized at that! Thanks for sharing pictures. It's quite a transformation.
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    My studio is getting a facelift

    I love before and after pictures, as well as peeking into people's spaces. Can't wait to see it completed!
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    Scissor holder

    Oh Wow! What a fantastic idea!! Thanks for sharing.
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    Quilting Shed Inspiration

    Sounds like you've got your priorities straight. I'd love to go to Idaho. I have family that transplanted there 30 years ago. They love it. You have a nice, warm, and inviting studio to quilt. I could use a move just to force me to go through all of my stuff.
  15. Hi Everyone! I like this forum for searching for useful information. I find that I have to sort through too much on FB. For me, FB is for looking at pictures and giving people props for work they do. I haven't been active on these forums much. Mostly because I've had a life change that lasted many years. Now that I'm trying to get back to the living I hope to read more and share more. I have noticed that the forums aren't as busy as they used to be. I hope that changes as people tire of FB. I'm not on FB nearly as much as I used to be, however, I'm trying to start a business and it does seem that it's important to keep up with social media in doing so. I do love seeing pictures, so am leaving one here for the next reader. This is my mammoth (donkey) named Boone, modeling a colorful Disney character quilt that I made to go in a Disney themed room.
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    Can someone help me remove a post?

    Hi Cathy, It gives me the option to edit it, but not remove it. I tried deleting all fields, but it just returned back to my original post when I tried to exit out of it. Thank you for taking the time to respond. Allison
  17. $375 I would like to sell this as a lot. All pantos are brand new in packaging. Buyer pays actual shipping cost. Paypal Payment due within 24 hrs. of sale. 1) 9" Fantail by Lorien Quilting 2) 8.25" Peacock Palm by Patricia Ritter 3) 6" Texas Bluebonnet by Patricia Ritter 4) 7.25" Fleur des Lys by Patricia Ritter 5) 7.5 Sago Palm by Patricia Ritter 6) 4" & 6" Dragon Fly Borders by Donna Reinarts (The Quilt Rack) 7) 12" Whirlwind by Karen Thompson 8) 9" 4th of July by Julie Mullin (from Stars & Stripes) 9) 6" each Pea Pod & Cactus by Timeless Quilting Designs 10) 13.5" (2-rows) Windbreak by Timeless Quilting Designs 11) 6" Her Reflection by Timeless Quilting Designs 12) 6" Bush Orchids by Timeless Quilting Designs 13) 11.5" Hearts, etc. by Lisa Thiessen 14) 6" (border & variety of blocks) Kamon Pack 1 by Lisa Thiessen 15) Duck Hunt by Jodi Beamish (Willow Leaf Studio) 16) 7.5" Up of Down by Aimee Simmons (Splendid Stitches) 17) 9" Elegant Crane by Kathie James 18) 10.25" Offset Crosshatch by Kathie James 19) 4" & 4.5" Set of 3 Hat, Glove by Dave Hudson (Set of 3-DH 156, DH 1352-4.5") 20) 14" (2-rows) Feather Strippy Bar by Kathie James KJ 424 19) 12" Sprockets by Karen Thompson The following are all GOLDEN THREADS 20) 5.5" Leafage (small) by Keryn Emmerson #RD99 21) 10.5" Ribbon Rose by Keryn Emmerson # RD116 22) 9.5" Birdseye by Keryn Emmerson #RD118 23) 12" Holly Feather by Keryn Emmerson #RD113 24) 5" Shell Border (with corners) by Keryn Emmerson #RD84 25) 13.75" Sweat Pea Scramble by Keryn Emmerson #RD109 26) 9" Jacobean by Keryn Emmerson #RD119 27) 8" Kaye's Roses by Keryn Emmerson #RD60 28) 12.5" Fuschia (with corners) by Keryn Emmerson # RD52 29) 8.5" Leaf Litter by Keryn Emmerson #RD120 30) 7.75" Whatever by Keryn Emmerson #RD80 31) 11" Ground Cover by Keryn Emmerson #RD61 32) 12.5" Ivy Garden by Keryn Emmerson #RD104 33) 5.5 Button Flower by Keryn Emmerson #RD124 34) 8.75 Hawthorn by Keryn Emmerson #RD98 35) 11.5" Rose & Feather Border by Keryn Emmerson #RD86 36) 9" Here & There by Keryn Emmerson #RD59 37) 8" Sunshine by Denise Herrera #RD211 38) 8" Chi Chi by Denise Herrera #RD204 39) 6" Happiness by Denise Herrera #RD212 40) 7.5" Fly Away by Denise Herrera #RD209 41) 8" Double Expresso by Sue Patten # RD301 42) 9" Feather Me by Meredith England #RD271 43) 6" (6 in. border & 11.5" block) Leaf Carpet by Meredith England #252BR 44) 6.5" Classic Leaf (plus 11" block) by Meredith England #RD250 45) 5" Top Hat by Meredith England #RD265 46) 8" Gardenia (plus 12" block) by Meredith England #RD253 47) 4.5" Feather Chain (Vertical) by Meredith England #RD267 48) 7" Tropical Breeze by Nancy Johnston #RD283 49) 7" Magic Carpet by Nancy Johnston #RD285 50) 4", 4.5" (& 5.5") Feather Border Collection 1 by Judy Allen #RD254
  18. Hi Tracie, What did it end up being? I'm having the same issue. I haven't investigated as fully as you have because I'm a newbie and I don't want to thoroughly mess things up. It's taken me three days to do a simple e2e panto because the darn thread on top keeps breaking. The first two rows sewed beautifully. Now I can't get past 9 inches. I think I've spent as much time taking stitches out as I have putting them in at this point. Would love to know how you solved your issue. Allison Edited: I loosened my bobbin and thread A LOT. I was using a new thread (Sigma) and apparently it needed to run a lot looser. It was a good lesson for me in problem solving tension, both mine and the machines. LOL
  19. I'm new on the longarm. I've done pantos, including very dense ones. I did one small quilt using a ruler and doing stitch in the ditch. I have a patriotic panel quilt that I put a 6 inch wide border on in red. I want to challenge myself, but I don't want to ruin it. Any ideas on something I could do that wouldn't be too far out of my ability?
  20. Thank you all! Great information. I did a wavy line and piano keys in only the bottom part. Added stars in the upper part. I'd like to try the alternating triangles too. I checked out Kathy at Tamarack Shack. I'm sure I'll find plenty of inspiration there in the future.
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    Shipping machines

    I've bought a couple of older model sewing machines. Very heavy, all metal. They were packaged with bubble wrap. Worked like new out of the box. I would insure your machine with the PO. if you're not near a longarm rep they'll have you ship the machine for repairs. I think it's safe.