Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Belbelle's Achievements

Advanced Member

Advanced Member (3/3)



  1. We've decided to become "snowbirds" and downsize our winter home, so I'm selling my Millie. I bought it reconditioned from APQS in 2007 and have quilted less than 50 quilts on it, most of them art quilts or lap sized. She still quilts like a dream, and comes complete with the following: Owners Manual 12 foot metal table stitch regulator horizontal & vertical channel locks hydraulic legs auto fabric advance stand alone bobbin winder, bobbins and extra bobbin case laser pointer for pantographs Ruler Mate expanded base for ruler and template work I am also including Circle Lord basic set-up with Gingko, Feather and Spiral, as well as Clamshells, Diagonal and Grass Big Boards. I'm asking $9000 for the entire package. I kept the original shipping cases so I could ship to you if that's your preference, although I have no idea what the shipping costs would be. If you come pick it up we can certainly pack it securely for you. Please email if you have questions.
  2. I'm in the middle of the big wildfire in Colorado, and was just allowed back in my home yesterday. Everything's intact, but tomorrow professionals will begin cleaning the soot and smoke to make it habitable again. They weren't quite sure how they would handle my art quilts which aren't washable, or even dry cleanable because of some of the paints and embellishments. They also weren't sure what to do about thread. While they assured me they'd come back with an answer from the professionals, I thought I'd ask the true professionals, my friends on this forum. Any tried and true way to neutralize the odor of heavy wood smoke? There isn't any apparent soot, altho they tell me even small amounts of it can be corrosive when mixed with humidity - - not much three at of that here right now! Thanks, Julie
  3. Thanks so much for the website Lynn. She had queried Singer, and they said they didn't know anything about such a machine. So armed with the info on the Singer 24-62 chainstitch, now maybe she can figure out a value for it. Based on the serial number search it looks like it was made in 1875! Belonged to her great grandmother, and now she thinks maybe she should find a home for it. I knew this forum wouldn't let me down - - you guys are the BEST!
  4. A friend of mine found this, her grandmother's old Singer, and we don't know what it is. It appears to use only one thread, no bobbin, which I've never seen before. Anyone have any ideas where to go for more information about this? <table style="width:194px;"><tr><td align="center" style="height:194px;background:url(https://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/transparent_album_background.gif) no-repeat left"><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/115934316279671661395/PersonalPhotos02?authkey=Gv1sRgCKX1hs_A-oan2wE&feat=embedwebsite"><img'>https://picasaweb.google.com/115934316279671661395/PersonalPhotos02?authkey=Gv1sRgCKX1hs_A-oan2wE&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_ji8elidBKQY/TcARI8wkmuE/AAAAAAAAA-c/ObTIkB_g3fc/s160-c/PersonalPhotos02.jpg" width="160" height="160" style="margin:1px 0 0 4px;"></a></td></tr><tr><td style="text-align:center;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:11px"><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/115934316279671661395/PersonalPhotos02?authkey=Gv1sRgCKX1hs_A-oan2wE&feat=embedwebsite" style="color:#4D4D4D;font-weight:bold;text-decoration:none;">personal photos</a></td></tr></table> Thanks
  5. WOW -- thanks for all the shops. This should keep me busy and outta trouble while exploring on my own! Pamela, I'll send your sister an e-mail about Knoxville events. Shannon, I'm LOL watching you hop up and down with your hands waving wildly. Had to look up Jonesborough - - very interesting town, obviously producing very talented quilters! The Biltmore is on the list of places to go, along with Dollywood. My DH will be exploring with me then - - don't know our route, altho we usually try to explore the "blue highways" vs. interstates. I can see I'll find plenty of shopping - - may even make a list to curb my compulsions!
  6. My DH is taking a class in Gatlinburg, TN, and I'm tagging along. What are your favorite quilt shop in the Knoxville area? We'll also be spending a couple of days in the Asheville area, so any shops in that area that you love? Thanks for any suggestions for a day or two of my own personal shop hop. Julie
  7. I saw an article a couple of years ago that suggested you allow about 5% for shrinkage from quilting. I've started pre-washing my fabrics, and then add the 5% to the pre-quilted quilt dimensions if I want to insure the final size. Naturally the density of the quilting will cause some variation too - - but at least this approach seems to eliminate any BIG surprises! Julie
  8. Here's a previous thread which might help http://www.apqs.com/quiltboard/viewthread.php?tid=13979 As long as I post from another website (I use Picasa) and make sure things are sized small enough, it works for me. I'm not sure if you can post from your desktop. I'm sure there are experts on here who will chime in and help. Good luck, as we all love to look. Julie
  9. Yours is a marriage made in Quilt Heaven. Your DH must be so proud - - talk about precision and perseverance. And your quilting is just the finishing touch - - those are really luscious feathers.
  10. Finally getting around to re-posting this quilt from October. It's a faux Baltimore Album, done with pre-printed blocks. I used alternate neutral setting blocks as I needed to stretch it to a queen sized quilt for my niece's wedding gift. Used CL feathered wreaths (turning both clockwise and counter clockwise) in the alternate blocks, and CL tile template to do the piano keyed border. I tried to do a different freehand background filler in each of the "applique" blocks, but did crosshatch more than one. I find my creativity wanes when I'm on a deadline. I put the final stitches in the label at noon, and the wedding was at 2 pm!
  11. Wow, Boni, that's a beauty. I love the larger TTs, and you've just shown me how to work with small checkboard piecing in the next huge king size quilt I'm getting ready to start.
  12. Very pretty quilt - - love your twirly swirlies.
  13. Welcome Gail, Along with all the other great advice, here's one little tidbit which helped me with my first panto. Look an inch or two ahead of the laser light to where you're going, and magically the light will go there too! The same is true when you're stitching from the front of your machine - - don't stare at the needle, but look ahead to where you're going - - kind of like driving your car. Don't be discouraged, as you'll be amazed how quickly it does get easier and more fun. And don't hesitate to ask for help here, as there is an amazing amount of knowledge on this forum.
  • Create New...