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Primitive1

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    Primitive1 reacted to NHDeb in A Lion-size Dream   
    Posting here for those not part of the facebook group.
    Not a really great picture - but it's finally done and gifted to my son for his move-in at school next month.
    Applique center pattern "Majesty" by Gina Reddin Designs, borders are created with 'curved braid' by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. 
    Quilted on my Lenni with SoFine and Aurifil threads, Quilters Dream Wool Batting. All hand-guided - freehand faux McTavishing and some rulers. 
    I've been pantograph quilting for almost 5 years and only started FMQ this year.
    This project stretched me in a LOT of ways - especially as it was for my youngest child as he leaves (1,000+miles) for college!

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    Primitive1 reacted to InesR in Outstretched   
    I had seen this book awhile ago and just thought oh... but then I happened to catch Natalia Bonner on a Sewing with Nancy show and they had this quilt on the show. I loved it. Year and 1/2 later ) maybe 2) I finally completed it. I quilted same as she had done. Always been afraid of woodgrain, but no longer. Put a bluish batik on the back. Pretty stinking happy. PS going to bind in same yellow.

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    Primitive1 got a reaction from Front Porch Quilting in semi custom   
    Eileenfast, funny I just finished quilting one of those but I did end up doing custom on it...here are some pics....



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    Primitive1 got a reaction from SWall in semi custom   
    Eileenfast, funny I just finished quilting one of those but I did end up doing custom on it...here are some pics....



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    Primitive1 got a reaction from quilterkp in What is your style?   
    I have several sets of zippers and love them, you can sit down to pin them on and if you need to remove an unfinished quilt for some reason, it is easy to zip it off and back on again...I also have large dowels that my DH put large rubber covered hooks on one end of each dowel and I use those to rest my clamps and straps on....
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    Primitive1 got a reaction from NHDeb in ----SOLD-----Machine Quilting Magazines 2015/June 2016   
    Thanks Cathy!  He is such a little cutie!!!

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    Primitive1 got a reaction from dbams in ----SOLD-----Machine Quilting Magazines 2015/June 2016   
    Thanks Cathy!  He is such a little cutie!!!

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    Primitive1 got a reaction from yankiequilter in ----SOLD-----Machine Quilting Magazines 2015/June 2016   
    Thanks Cathy!  He is such a little cutie!!!

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    Primitive1 got a reaction from Oma in ----SOLD-----Machine Quilting Magazines 2015/June 2016   
    Thanks Cathy!  He is such a little cutie!!!

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    Primitive1 reacted to tootsquilts in ----SOLD-----Machine Quilting Magazines 2015/June 2016   
    Congratulations on your new grandbaby.  So glad he is home and doing well.
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    Primitive1 got a reaction from Quilta93 in MQX New England.   
    I went about 5 years ago and it was the best learning experience for me!  I also enjoyed meeting many of the people on this forum...we met and had dinner together...loved it!
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    Primitive1 got a reaction from NHDeb in MQX New England.   
    I went about 5 years ago and it was the best learning experience for me!  I also enjoyed meeting many of the people on this forum...we met and had dinner together...loved it!
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    Primitive1 reacted to ffq-lar in Basting a Customer Quilt   
    Hi Dory! Attached is the spacing and pathway I use for basting for hand-quilters. It would work fine for DSM quilting as well. I use a long stitch length and thick, slippery, contrasting thread for ease of removal. This path requires no long vertical stitching but you still end up with a grid. The customer can remove the stitching as she goes or save it until the end. I charge a half-cent per square inch and usually do only one a year.  

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    Primitive1 got a reaction from InesR in Using double batting   
    I agree with Jim, I have used double batting before (QD request along with wool) but did not raise my hopping foot and it quilted just fine...in fact with all of the batting it is less fussing with tension if you want to use two diff colors of thread in the bobbin and on the top...
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    Primitive1 got a reaction from quiltmonkey in Finished this one a few days ago...   
    Your quilting is stunning! 
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    Primitive1 reacted to quiltmonkey in Finished this one a few days ago...   
    So... with me taking some time off during the holidays, I had a "stay-cation" and I a few days ago, I finished another beauty. It's a pattern designed by Judy Niemeyer called Paradise in Bloom. This one is pieced by one of my most favorite customers. She is amazing. She's 80 years old, she lives in Castle Rock Colorado and she sends me all of her (absolutely impeccably pieced) quilts to finish for her. It truly is my honor and joy to be part of this project. She is in the hospital right now, so I am keeping her in my thoughts and prayers. Love and prayers to my special friend, Sonja ....




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    Primitive1 reacted to Mary Beth in Houston Quilt Show   
    Another show in the bag!! Wow, what a great show. I met Kwilter aka Cathy on Friday, along with her sister. It was so nice meeting her. Then I met Meg Fazio, who was on here years ago....we met for the first time, finally. Then I met up with LeeAnn Maduna, also from here years ago. Donna, aka Sam's Mom from this site years ago too, spent the day Saturday with me. Then in the afternoon Claudia Pfeil and her son Julian Bogan spent time with me. I was able to see her quilt Fractal up close and personal. I have made so many great friends, and I attribute it all to APQS, my machine, and this chat. 
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    Primitive1 got a reaction from whitepinesquilter in Update: Memory Quilts and a FREEDOM Purchase!   
    Welcome back Marci!  I am glad you are feeling better and how exciting - a new Millie!  Your quilts are beautiful and the one you made of your brother's ties will be a cherished one...I hope making it helped in the healing process for you and now when you see the quilt it brings only good memories for you!
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    Primitive1 got a reaction from quiltmonkey in My very first RUDE customer and I've been quilting for 11 years!   
    Shana, I am sure it looked great!  Remember you are the professional and if you thought it looked good I bet it did...I am sorry she had such a smirky attitude but again....she just burned a bridge to having her quilts quilted by a professional....
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    Primitive1 got a reaction from Kwiltr in Using Two Layers of Batting   
    Kathy,  I think all of us have learned by just reading these posts over the years, in fact anytime I run into a problem I usually do a search for the problem and see several ways to get through it...the quilters on this forum are so generous with their time and knowledge, I am so thankful for them.   Just keep practicing, watch all of the videos you can, take classes if possible, but over time you will feel more confident in what you are doing...it is a learning process that takes some of us (me) years....
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    Primitive1 reacted to dlnewell in Need help managing my business   
    Maybe you should raise your prices.  You don't want to suffer burnout.  I do mine on a first come first serve basis.  That being said, I have a list with clients names in order I receive a request to quilt their quilts and a need by date.  That gives me the wiggle room to bump someone ahead in line if need be.  I don't like to keep a lot of customer quilts at my home at  any one time in case I were to suffer a fire or natural disaster.  I call the customer when I'm a few weeks from working on their quilt so they can bring it to me.
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    Primitive1 got a reaction from quiltmonkey in Choosing designs for custom quilting   
    Beatrice,
    I mostly get those customers that always say do what you want, this is my budget so I go from there...do you have a program that you can take a pic of the quilt and draw on it?  If so then you could show her the options and give her your professional opinion on how it would look....
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    Primitive1 got a reaction from Quilta93 in Magnifier warning   
    Thanks for the heads up, I keep a magnafier next to my applique chair next to a window and will be more careful in the future...funny, now that I mention that to my DH he has a story where he was sent to the see the principle in elementary school for watching a friend use a magnafier to burn a hole in the bus seat...
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    Primitive1 got a reaction from Marie0722 in Choosing designs for custom quilting   
    Beatrice,
    I mostly get those customers that always say do what you want, this is my budget so I go from there...do you have a program that you can take a pic of the quilt and draw on it?  If so then you could show her the options and give her your professional opinion on how it would look....
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    Primitive1 got a reaction from AnnP in Path of Irma and Jose   
    Thanks for praying for everyone Connie, most of our family lives in FL and the FL Keys, and my stubborn brother in law thinks he can wait until late tonight to leave the keys and is thinking he only has to go to Homestead to be safe....he is such a knucklehead!  We are very worried about him and his wife, and now we are hearing that there is no gas to travel with and roads are all backed up with people leaving....my worse worry is that so many who waited so long will spend the storm in their cars stuck in traffic which we all know will be a very bad idea....they were there for Andrew and know very well how bad it can be....please keep praying for them.....
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