Neher-in-law5

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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from Mary Beth in Millie Sweepstakes   
    I am doing my part to help you win, I haven't entered since I bought my Lucey!  It would be nice, but this way I work on my generosity to others!!!
     
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to Silk cocoon in Tell me about your travel machine   
    I want a time traveling sewing machine so if I mess up it will go back to the point before I made the mistake. 
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from NHDeb in Tell me about your travel machine   
    I use a Pfaff Sensation as my main machine, but did get a Pfaff Passport 2.0 when my previous second machine was not able to be fixed.  I take the Passport when I am going places.  It works great and is easy to carry.  I also got a Stanley Fat Max tool box with a couple latching sections to transport it and projects.  The Fat Max holds the Passport (or a Featherweight) with space for fabric and supplies in the main box that also has a telescoping handle and larger wheels (that don't get stuck in cracks or bog down in soft ground).  I can put more supplies or projects in the upper boxes that snap on secure or just not take one or both.  Works really great for me.
     
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to mlsa3 in Millie Sweepstakes   
    Wow....did anyone else get the following message today when you registered for the Millie Giveaway:
    The message read:
    "David, boy, are you going to be happy on the day of the drawing"
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from dbams in FORUMS OR FACEBOOK CURIOUS   
    I am on both the forum and FB page.  If I am looking for real advice or answers that will apply to my machine or problem I know that the people on this forum will have relatable advice or ideas.  I think there are more want-to-bes on FB although many knowledgeable dealers/users have been on there too.  Another reason I come here for solid help is that all posts are able to be seen here.  FB tends to select what comes through my feed and I don't have time to check the actual pages of every group, business, or friend and family that I want to keep up with.  I also like the way these responses are able to be followed and found without multiple clicks just to read more of the responses.  Here the posts are read and there is confirmation of what others have posted previously.  I do wish this was as easy to access as FB.  My computer takes forever to open lately and there are more hoops to get to here on the iPad or phone.
     
    Great question, thanks for the discussion.
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from Gail O in My Dilemma   
    Shana and the others have given good advise.  The only thing I would add is to consider getting the quality machine that you can have in case you need to start earning home income due to business changes.  I got my 2015 Lucey in June 2015, and was able to pay it off while working at another income job (we are self-employed).  This summer our distributor pulled the product I was making and we ended up without any income to maintain our home and life.  Because I already had Lucey I am now in the process of starting a quilting business while hubby works away from home.  There are some issues that make it wise for me to be the one working from the home and him being the one going out.  So get the right one for you but look to the benefits that you might need in the changes in the future.
     
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from LibbyG in My Dilemma   
    Shana and the others have given good advise.  The only thing I would add is to consider getting the quality machine that you can have in case you need to start earning home income due to business changes.  I got my 2015 Lucey in June 2015, and was able to pay it off while working at another income job (we are self-employed).  This summer our distributor pulled the product I was making and we ended up without any income to maintain our home and life.  Because I already had Lucey I am now in the process of starting a quilting business while hubby works away from home.  There are some issues that make it wise for me to be the one working from the home and him being the one going out.  So get the right one for you but look to the benefits that you might need in the changes in the future.
     
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from quiltmonkey in Help! thread shredding   
    Thanks for all the encouragement and support.  I was able to hand the quilt off to one sister to deliver to Japan in a week when we took the previous quilt down to FL to celebrate another sister (early birthday, 6 months early!) with the quilt we made for her.  I will need to post the pictures when I get on the other devices.
     
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from quiltmonkey in My Dilemma   
    Shana and the others have given good advise.  The only thing I would add is to consider getting the quality machine that you can have in case you need to start earning home income due to business changes.  I got my 2015 Lucey in June 2015, and was able to pay it off while working at another income job (we are self-employed).  This summer our distributor pulled the product I was making and we ended up without any income to maintain our home and life.  Because I already had Lucey I am now in the process of starting a quilting business while hubby works away from home.  There are some issues that make it wise for me to be the one working from the home and him being the one going out.  So get the right one for you but look to the benefits that you might need in the changes in the future.
     
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from dbams in Help! thread shredding   
    Thanks for all the encouragement and support.  I was able to hand the quilt off to one sister to deliver to Japan in a week when we took the previous quilt down to FL to celebrate another sister (early birthday, 6 months early!) with the quilt we made for her.  I will need to post the pictures when I get on the other devices.
     
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to quiltmonkey in This is what it's all about.......   
    A few months ago, my neighbor's 13 year old daughter asked me to help her make a quilt. How could I say no? Twist my arm? LOL!  
    Anyway, this Christmas break, we got together, she picked a quilt pattern (The Road to Oklahoma) and then we went shopping for fabrics. Ultimately, I wanted her to be the decision maker for her fabrics, batting, backing, etc... I didn't want to say "NO" so I gave her some gentle guidance with fabric choices, and she chose a variety of pastel pinks, blues, grays and a tone on tone white for the background and we added a pretty light pink inner border fabric and outer border that had all of the colors of her quilt. We used the extra strips of pastel gray and pinks for the binding. She chose ultra high loft polyester batting and the backing was lusciously soft pink and white minkee. I told her to buy extra minkee backing to make sure we had plenty of backing and I told her if we had leftover minkee we could use it to make something else...  And if you're curious what we did with the leftover minkee... I had enough to make two pillow cases (I surprised her with those!!) Can you imagine how soft that might be to lay your pretty little head?  We also made a label and sewed it on the back "Made by Jacee, January 2018, North Pole Alaska" when it came to the quilting part, I showed her all sorts of adorable quilting designs she could pick from... but surprisingly, she wanted a meander. OK, girl... you got it!
    She is absolutely thrilled with this (she now realized how much work goes into making a quilt!). I told her the more you wash it the softer it will get and it will last many many years. So here she is cuddled inside her quilt. She's a beautiful girl. It felt good to share my love of quilting and inspire her to possibly do this again in the future. She's really into soccer (like serious stuff -- she could be an olympian...she's that good at soccer she plays in soccer tournaments all over the west coast!)  I can imagine her bringing this quilt with her to the soccer tourneys, sleep-overs with school friends, etc... it will be loved and used for sure!  A bonus to the story, her mom and dad are completely over the moon about this. In fact, Mom came over and helped us pin and lay out the quilt while Jacee sewed. When Mom and Jacee were out of state at a soccer tournament, her Daddy came over one day to sew the outer border on the quilt. So, it was a family project that all of them can take pride in. YAAY! 
    Anyway, thought I'd share this sweet story. Happy quilting everyone! 
     
     

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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from quiltmonkey in Help! thread shredding   
    I was able to finish the quilt---King Tut to the rescue!  I flipped the pigtails (had used emery on them too) and checked the screw heads with nylon and emery.  I may have had the sandwich too tight, but  was able to do the whole quilt with King Tut without any breaks, just a funny catch when the magna bobbin was getting low.  I figure the sandwich tightness and winter humidity is probably the culprit this time. 
     
    Thanks for the help.
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from Gail O in Help! thread shredding   
    I was able to finish the quilt---King Tut to the rescue!  I flipped the pigtails (had used emery on them too) and checked the screw heads with nylon and emery.  I may have had the sandwich too tight, but  was able to do the whole quilt with King Tut without any breaks, just a funny catch when the magna bobbin was getting low.  I figure the sandwich tightness and winter humidity is probably the culprit this time. 
     
    Thanks for the help.
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from dbams in Help! thread shredding   
    I was able to finish the quilt---King Tut to the rescue!  I flipped the pigtails (had used emery on them too) and checked the screw heads with nylon and emery.  I may have had the sandwich too tight, but  was able to do the whole quilt with King Tut without any breaks, just a funny catch when the magna bobbin was getting low.  I figure the sandwich tightness and winter humidity is probably the culprit this time. 
     
    Thanks for the help.
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from dbams in Just saying hi!   
    What a good update on her. Your involvement with her has been so positive for her.  Thanks for the update.
     
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Just saying hi!   
    What a good update on her. Your involvement with her has been so positive for her.  Thanks for the update.
     
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Just saying hi!   
    Heidi, how is Madison doing?  I hope her life is treating her well and you get a chance to be a part of it.
     
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to Jessica Gamez in Anyone know where Dave Jones is?   
    Judi, I’m really sorry you are dealing with this and understand that you are upset. There really isn’t much that I am able to do other than talk to them about fixing it. I’m pretty upset myself about being pulled into the last post. The last thing i need is an internet campaign set up against me because of completely unrelated business my dad does. Some people might think it is effective to add my brother and me to the list, but doing so is cowardly and borderline libelous. I will do my best to help you. 
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to Jessica Gamez in Anyone know where Dave Jones is?   
    Thank you for your service, Cagey. Best of luck with your future posts. 
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Just saying hi!   
    Good to see you here again, Heidi.  You have been missed.
     
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from quilterkp in BOM quilt pic   
    I would start with asking what the customer budget is?  Does she want custom or e2e?  If she can only afford the e2e then deciding what all over design you want to do.  If custom I would do a light custom with cc in some of those block sections and treat each block on its own using just two or three stitch designs repeated in all of them as they fit the piecing. 
    Pretty quilt, let us see the finished work.
     
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to dlnewell in Business Name   
    My business name is Forever Designing...I came up with that because I've sewn my whole life and have always tried different sewing ventures to make money.  Thankfully I found my niche in longarm quilting, but should I decide to do other things besides just quilts, I feel my name would encompass anything I might attempt in the fabric world.  What are some things you like, the town where you live...these might give you some ideas.  It's hard to make suggestions not knowing anything about you.
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to Gator in Hi-Tech Inbonded Quilting thread   
    EmbroPoly, recommend you provide volunteer LongArm quilters with a few spools of thread for testing.  Trust me these guys will be honest with their evaluations.  We did this with another company a few years ago.  The  company was very gracious/generous  with the quilter's who tested their threads.  They would be representing themselves for endorsing your thread not the APQS Company.
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to Gator in Do you quilt with glasses while quilting, my needle shattered   
    All good comments.   I was just glad that I had my reading glasses on.  I'm sure it was probably needle flex.  I was doing a quilt with hexagons, lots of "y" seams, batting and minkee.  IQ stopped for an obstruction which was probably the needle flexing/bending holding onto the fabric.  I first thought it may have hit the bobbin thread cutter which sometimes sticks on me, but I would have noticed it by sound.  I am aware that it sticks sometimes,  heck it's 8 years old, in my hast to check a problem with my IQ tablet, I didn't check it too.    I have 3 domestic machines, 2 10-needle embroidery machines and a serger, in other words lots and lots of needles with breaks over the years.  I think most only broke into two pieces, this was the first one that shattered.  I am so proud of my girl (Millie), she was born in 2008 and is running smooth, that needle breaking had to hurt.  APQS quality is superb.   I don't want to scare anyone, because needle breaks are  part of our world, just be careful.  For our "newbies" yep us "oldies" still gets the stuffing scared out of us when it happens because it totally catches you off guard and sounds a lot worse then it is.
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from whitepinesquilter in Which type of pen do you use? ... or which fabric?   
    If you use the micron pens, try to get a .08 or even larger size point.  The .05 and .005 have tips that are so sharp they catch on the fibers and are hard to write smoothly.  the .08 or larger have a rounder tip and move across the fabric smoothly.