Neher-in-law5

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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Twins and news   
    Enjoy the new "career."  If you are going to be caring for those little ones, you definitely are not retired, only re-tired!  They look great.  For Landon starting out with some problems he sure looks good and even bigger in this picture.
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from Cagey in Pig In A Blanket   
    Only your eighth quilt?!!!  You did great work. 
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to daviesla in Newbie questions   
    Love having the bar off. I just had to get used to the fact that I can't actually quilt in the extra space. I also have more room for my arm. It doesn't hit the clamps at the left side when I'm doing custom or get wedged in between the bar and the handle. Don't have to stuff the batting and quilt top under the bar when loading either. Don't know why I didn't do this earlier:)
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from meg in Opnions please   
    Be sure to stitch your name and date in the quilting close to an edge if she doesn't want a label shouting it to people.  No one needs to know that she financed it unless you both want to tell people.
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from dbams in Opnions please   
    Be sure to stitch your name and date in the quilting close to an edge if she doesn't want a label shouting it to people.  No one needs to know that she financed it unless you both want to tell people.
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to LeannM in "On Wings of Song" - quilt just finished on my Millie   
    I challenged myself to come up with a music quilt celebrating my 40 years of music ministry in church and parochial schools that was modern in nature and a bit out of my box.  Here is what I came up with.  Had lots of fun using templates and using free motion to create movement in the negative spaces.







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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to Quilting Heidi in NQR Twins are here - prayers please- update new picture pg 2   
    Well the twins decided they didn't want to wait until the 18th to come in the world and my daughter delivered them on July 13th.  I have to say I'm over the moon and so in love with these two.  Meet Landon Patrick, 6 lbs 13 oz and Scarlett Arwen 6 lbs 8 oz!  I can't believe my daughter carried over 13 lbs of baby!  She is doing very well and is already such an amazing mother.  I'm in complete awe of how well she has adjusted with all they have to deal with.  
     
    Twins are a lot but having a sick twin makes it even harder.  Our Landon has a very serious heart defect (not public on FB) but he is holding his own at this point.  He is still in the NICU.  He was expected to have low oxygen saturation but has surpassed all expectations and is at 99 - 100% almost all the time.  They originally thought he would have open heart surgery within 2 - 5 days but he hasn't gone into any cardiac crisis.  The dr's are on the fence as to what procedure to do on him so they are taking the wait and see approach.  They are waiting for the PDA, a hole in the heart that all have, to close.  This usually closes within the first day or two.  The original plan was to give him meds so it didn't close but he is doing better than expected and they want to see if his aorta can take the extra pressure.  He has a hole in his aorta, two valves are not formed correctly, the septum between the 4 chambers didn't form so he has 2 big chambers and he has a small left side of his heart.  He is surpassing all expectations on function at this point.  If you look at him you would never know he had such major problems.  He is completely pink and perfect in every way.  They took out his feeding tube and all other iv's and tubes.  He has not needed any oxygen since birth and he is an eating machine!  They will repeat his echo again tomorrow to see what has changed.  They may send him home until he starts to show signs of cardiac crisis.  
     
    Please keep our little guy, and girl in your prayers.  We are making sure somebody is with Landon around the clock because it is important to my daughter that he not be alone.  I know that will help her heal.  She had a c-section and went through a lot.  She has had high BP since delivery so of course we need to keep her relaxing and resting.  She will be ok if she knows somebody he knows is with him.  Like she said if we have to divide and Concur we will!  Keep them all in your prayers, it is a lot to go through.  


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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to LorrieSonnek in SOLD - SE MN- WHY BUY NEW WHEN USED WILL DO? 2015 Lenni and 10ft Blissed table and extras for $7,500   
    Yes, InesR, they are curtain rods but it was not my idea; I give credit to my "dealer" Lucy Drinkall at o2b quilting for suggesting it.
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to donna sco in Problem with starch technique to ease in excess fabric   
    Someone suggested that perhaps the discoloration was from the starch and suggested that I use a damp cloth and try wiping it off. I think it has taken off all the discoloration. Will check again in the morning but I think it is ok.
    Thanks for the suggestions.
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from Bonnie in Ok in Initials on shirt collar ideas   
    How many shirt points do you have available?  Will they fit around a special block (center or label) as prairie points?  Maybe use some of the shirt fabric to have embroidered into that special block.
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from Anniam in Wedding quilt is done, 'cept for binding   
    Wonderful piecing and great quilting, you chose good designs in the right places on this one.  Don't worry about the machine stitiching on the binding, my personal opinion is that machine binding done well is just as quality as the previous history of hand binding.  I am sure that the history grandmas that started to use the machine to piece and quilt would have used it to bind as well.  I look at it the same as the progress of accepting machine quilting as a equal option as hand quilting.  I have made and given 13 quilts as wedding quilts so far (as well as others quilts too many to count) and most were machine binding.  No one ever checked it out, let alone complained.  In fact, my machine bindings turn out better than the hand turned.
     
    Enjoy the wedding and enjoy that your body is in shape to go.
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to meg in What to think about in deciding between machines?   
    The new Lennis have the adjustable handles. I was shocked to see it but they do. I have a Freedom and a Lenni, and the only thing my Freedom has that I miss on the Lenni is the automatic fabric advance and quilt glide.
    The channel lock issue is easily dealt with using binder clips.
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to T Row Studio in This about sums it up   
    This about sums up my life how about You
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from Sheila S. in Wool batting   
    Quilted Memories in Overland Park, KS also sells batting by the roll.  I have really liked wool for my quilts.
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from NollR in Thank for for all the prayers for me! Early detection is important!   
    Good news.  I had my mamo last month and the ins. company gave me a $50 gift card for doing it! 
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to Cagey in Quilt Size??   
    Susan H:
     
    Up front I only have a George, so longarming is not my field but with that being said, why don't you just take your Lennie head and place it to the far right of your table and mark where the needle lines up on one of the roller bars.  Then move the head to the far left and mark on the same bar where the needle lines up.  Then measure the distance between the two marks.  To me that would be your total quilt-able area on your table.  
     
    Though you would probably have to take an inch or two off each side to account for being able to actually move the machine head around to quilt on the ends.  Otherwise you would be bumping up agains the stops every time you tried to move towards the table end.  Maybe this will help you decide if you can actually quilt your quilt.
     
    Cagey
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to Quilting Heidi in Heidi won a ribbon at MQX   
    Thanks Meg!  Thanks everybody else.  It was a great night.  I was so blessed to have so many of my friends with me last night cheering me on.  It was my Luminous star quilt that won 2nd place.  Curved Bliss didn't place but she is showing so wonderful at this show!  The lighting is perfect to pic up all the quilting!  Thanks for all the support!!!!

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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to meg in Heidi won a ribbon at MQX   
    Let's all congratulate Heidi.
    She so generous with sharing here on the forum and she got a well deserved ribbon at MQX.
    Hopefully she'll post a picture soon!
    You go Girl!
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from redhotmama in Snappers, Grips or Zippers?   
    I'm just starting to use Lucey for myself.  I put zippers on but when it is time to attach the backing to the zipper I baste them on with my DSM with the longest stitch possible.  Then just zip them on the frame.  When all done quilting I just rip/pull the zipper tape off the fabrics.  I have no desire to pin either.
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to quiltedsunflower in Retirement   
    I can't believe it, but today is my last day of work.  It's kinda bittersweet, but I'm so looking forward to catching up at home and catching up on quilting!  Seems like there has been no time at all lately.    Heck, maybe I can even figure out how to post a picture!  I have to confess, I'm mostly looking forward to being Grandma to little Gloria!  I interested to know what my new day will look like.  Will I really have more time - or as many friends have told me, will I be busier then than I am now?  At any rate, I'm gonna find out!  SO EXCITED  
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to JillRN1995 in Bobbin question   
    George and I are getting along much better now.   
     
    Thanks for the tip on running the thread through only 2 of the 3 holes in the thread bar that is before the tension disk.  I'll keep that in my arsenal of things to try when I'm having tension trouble. 
     
    I don't know that it made a difference or not, but, when I switched over from the RA cotton to the So Fine, I tied off the threads and pulled them through.  The thread bar that has 3 holes AFTER the tension disk had become un-threaded before my new thread got to that point.  I think that the thread was going through 2 of those holes with the RA cotton, but I wasn't sure, so I referred to the user's manual, and in there it said to pass it through only one hole, which I did with the So Fine.  My threads are pretty well balanced now.  The stitching on the back side looks a tiny bit too straight in places, but I'm not getting any loops from the upper thread, so I think that it's fine. 
     
    I live in South Louisiana, and I found the 40 wt. Robison Anton "Signature"  cotton thread at AllBrands. They had a huge display of all types of RA thread in their Baton Rouge store when I was there about a month ago.  I don't know how long they are going to keep it though, because they had a display of a different brand of thread the previous time that I was there. 
     
    I just did a little checking, and you can find 40 wt RA poly at redrockthreads.com.
     
    I went to the Robison Anton website, and I couldn't find the Signature 40wt cotton that I recently bought at AllBrands, so I hope that it hasn't been discontinued because I really like that thread.
     
    This forum is great by the way!  Everyone is so nice, and I got answers to my questions quickly yesterday. 
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from JuneR in Snappers, Grips or Zippers?   
    I'm just starting to use Lucey for myself.  I put zippers on but when it is time to attach the backing to the zipper I baste them on with my DSM with the longest stitch possible.  Then just zip them on the frame.  When all done quilting I just rip/pull the zipper tape off the fabrics.  I have no desire to pin either.
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from Mattie-Sue in What to think about in deciding between machines?   
    Something else to think about is the configuration of the handles.  The upright handles on the Lenni won't change position if you want to hold your hands/shoulders in a different position.  The curved handles of the Millie will adjust up and down easily and they give a nice few inches of space on the quilt field when you need to finish the design on the farther points.  I have a Lucey that I am getting used to.  I like the curved handles.  I'm just 5'0".    When you check out the APQS see what the options are for the handles that you are interested in.
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to Mary Beth in What to think about in deciding between machines?   
    I think the smaller throat space is going to limit you by some of the tools or designs you use, however, there are a lot of people who have the Lenni and love it. That being said, how many of them would trade for a larger space if the money were not an issue, maybe that is the question to ask. I had a Millie years ago and sold it. When I was ready to buy again, I knew I wanted another Millie, or something with a larger work space because I didn't want to be rolling my quilt to work on a larger block, or whatever. I actually ordered a new Millie last year in November, but then I decided I didn't want to spend that much money to quilt for just me. If I were going to quilt for customers, there is no question in my mind, Millie it is. I found a used Freedom/Freddie, same throat space, only lacking vertical channel locks, no thread cutter. I had no problem losing those features as long as I had the throat space. You seem to be sold on the Lenni, and it seems to suite your needs, so if that is the one, then go for it. It is all a personal preference. Really, no one can tell you which one to get, we can only give your our opinions, and like they say....we all have one   I will be waiting to see which machine you finally settle on. I know this is not an easy process. 
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to Cagey in Dreams do come true   
    June:
     
    Congratulations on the news about your new baby.  Get some fabric, batting, needles, and thread all ready so when it shows up you are ready to start off running.  Practice your designs on paper.  I believe there are a few Tucson APQS quilters on the forum.  Maybe you could hook up with them to drop by your new studio, and give you some hands on training.  They could get you started off right, plus it might lead to a wonderful new friendship.  Just remember to use your best poor pitiful fawn batting eye look, when you ask for their help.  How can anyone ever say no, when you do that?   Best of luck to you.
     
    Cagey