IQuiltToo

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    IQuiltToo got a reaction from T Row Studio in Sizzling Summer quilt   
    Wozers - is this quilt and quilting just gorgeous!  I love it.  Looks fabulous on both the front and back!  Beautiful!
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    IQuiltToo got a reaction from T Row Studio in Mommy and Me x3   
    Beautiful quilting on all of them!
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    IQuiltToo reacted to cjtinkle in Can't get tension adjusted   
    Yes.  I took the maintenance class in Iowa when I bought my machine, along with my husband.  We've both gone over the machine with a fine tooth comb.  The fact that regardless of tension adjustments, the bobbin thread is always showing on top, indicates to me that there's a mechanical issue somewhere.
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    IQuiltToo got a reaction from quilterkp in New format   
    I read/checkin to this forum daily.  I have never been a huge poster, but there are still plenty of people posting.  I learn from this site everyday.  I could post more if I had the time to post more often.  I love it and all your posts.
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    IQuiltToo got a reaction from AnnP in NQR Prayer warriors needed   
    Heidi, we have been out of town for over a week.  I know it is late but adding prayers again for your special little man.  we have been thru similar thing with our Nico, born with downs, a hole in his heart.  He has already been thru 5 surgeries, needs another.  He loves to play soccer and can no longer do that.  Love this sweetheart so much but it has been tough.  He is such a happy little guy.  Loves school and sports!
    Hopefully, he will be home by Christmas and you can have a wonderful family time and celebrate his homecoming!
     
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    IQuiltToo got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in NQR Prayer warriors needed   
    Heidi, we have been out of town for over a week.  I know it is late but adding prayers again for your special little man.  we have been thru similar thing with our Nico, born with downs, a hole in his heart.  He has already been thru 5 surgeries, needs another.  He loves to play soccer and can no longer do that.  Love this sweetheart so much but it has been tough.  He is such a happy little guy.  Loves school and sports!
    Hopefully, he will be home by Christmas and you can have a wonderful family time and celebrate his homecoming!
     
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    IQuiltToo got a reaction from dbams in NQR Prayer warriors needed   
    Heidi, we have been out of town for over a week.  I know it is late but adding prayers again for your special little man.  we have been thru similar thing with our Nico, born with downs, a hole in his heart.  He has already been thru 5 surgeries, needs another.  He loves to play soccer and can no longer do that.  Love this sweetheart so much but it has been tough.  He is such a happy little guy.  Loves school and sports!
    Hopefully, he will be home by Christmas and you can have a wonderful family time and celebrate his homecoming!
     
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    IQuiltToo got a reaction from T Row Studio in filling wide open spaces   
    Wozers!  This quilt is totally incredible.  I think most of us quilters know the feeling...what in the heck do I do on this one.  It is awesome!
     
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    IQuiltToo got a reaction from RunningThreads in The forum is live!   
    It has taken me days to get back on here.  It is ow the 30th and this is the first time I was able to get in.  Now, I need to go and check out the changes!  It is great to be back!
    Marilyn (IQuiltToo)
     
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    IQuiltToo got a reaction from Battynurse in Home!   
    Was just thinking of you today.  Hoping that all was well.  Get well, relax and just have fun!  Glad it is working well!
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    IQuiltToo got a reaction from gkazee in I am retiring too   
    Retirement is wonderful.  I retired at 59.5 yrs and am now 71.  Dh is 78.  I love being home but it is 24/24 with DH.  We have 2 cars.  His is a 2008 and only has 11,000 on it.  I love him to the moon and back but wish he still played golf or had something where he would be gone a few hours.  I do get up early and he shows up between 9-10 am.  So, I cook and make coffee on some mornings.  I do enjoy my quiet hours before he gets up.  I read, sew, quilt on my longarm.  I really don't miss working but could use a few hours (after he gets up) all to myself.  Anyone out there understand what I am trying to say?  Guess I just need a few 4 hours  a week where it is all for me.  Also, after all these years of cooking, ironing, washing, cleaning and raising two kids...there are days I just don't want to cook.  We have been married over 50 years...I think I am ready to retire from cooking and housekeeping too.
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    IQuiltToo got a reaction from Pepsi Girl in I am retiring too   
    Retirement is wonderful.  I retired at 59.5 yrs and am now 71.  Dh is 78.  I love being home but it is 24/24 with DH.  We have 2 cars.  His is a 2008 and only has 11,000 on it.  I love him to the moon and back but wish he still played golf or had something where he would be gone a few hours.  I do get up early and he shows up between 9-10 am.  So, I cook and make coffee on some mornings.  I do enjoy my quiet hours before he gets up.  I read, sew, quilt on my longarm.  I really don't miss working but could use a few hours (after he gets up) all to myself.  Anyone out there understand what I am trying to say?  Guess I just need a few 4 hours  a week where it is all for me.  Also, after all these years of cooking, ironing, washing, cleaning and raising two kids...there are days I just don't want to cook.  We have been married over 50 years...I think I am ready to retire from cooking and housekeeping too.
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    IQuiltToo got a reaction from Wyonut2run in I am retiring too   
    Retirement is wonderful.  I retired at 59.5 yrs and am now 71.  Dh is 78.  I love being home but it is 24/24 with DH.  We have 2 cars.  His is a 2008 and only has 11,000 on it.  I love him to the moon and back but wish he still played golf or had something where he would be gone a few hours.  I do get up early and he shows up between 9-10 am.  So, I cook and make coffee on some mornings.  I do enjoy my quiet hours before he gets up.  I read, sew, quilt on my longarm.  I really don't miss working but could use a few hours (after he gets up) all to myself.  Anyone out there understand what I am trying to say?  Guess I just need a few 4 hours  a week where it is all for me.  Also, after all these years of cooking, ironing, washing, cleaning and raising two kids...there are days I just don't want to cook.  We have been married over 50 years...I think I am ready to retire from cooking and housekeeping too.
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    IQuiltToo got a reaction from Mary Beth in I am retiring too   
    Retirement is wonderful.  I retired at 59.5 yrs and am now 71.  Dh is 78.  I love being home but it is 24/24 with DH.  We have 2 cars.  His is a 2008 and only has 11,000 on it.  I love him to the moon and back but wish he still played golf or had something where he would be gone a few hours.  I do get up early and he shows up between 9-10 am.  So, I cook and make coffee on some mornings.  I do enjoy my quiet hours before he gets up.  I read, sew, quilt on my longarm.  I really don't miss working but could use a few hours (after he gets up) all to myself.  Anyone out there understand what I am trying to say?  Guess I just need a few 4 hours  a week where it is all for me.  Also, after all these years of cooking, ironing, washing, cleaning and raising two kids...there are days I just don't want to cook.  We have been married over 50 years...I think I am ready to retire from cooking and housekeeping too.
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    IQuiltToo got a reaction from dbams in I am retiring too   
    Retirement is wonderful.  I retired at 59.5 yrs and am now 71.  Dh is 78.  I love being home but it is 24/24 with DH.  We have 2 cars.  His is a 2008 and only has 11,000 on it.  I love him to the moon and back but wish he still played golf or had something where he would be gone a few hours.  I do get up early and he shows up between 9-10 am.  So, I cook and make coffee on some mornings.  I do enjoy my quiet hours before he gets up.  I read, sew, quilt on my longarm.  I really don't miss working but could use a few hours (after he gets up) all to myself.  Anyone out there understand what I am trying to say?  Guess I just need a few 4 hours  a week where it is all for me.  Also, after all these years of cooking, ironing, washing, cleaning and raising two kids...there are days I just don't want to cook.  We have been married over 50 years...I think I am ready to retire from cooking and housekeeping too.
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    IQuiltToo got a reaction from Beachside Quilter in Still having problems   
    Instead of shipping your machine back east, you might try contacting a rep here in the So Cal area (Rancho Cucamonga).  Here is the info.  It is very near Ontario, CA.  Certainly drivable from Santa Barbara.  Hope this might help you and save lots of $$$ in shipping.  Good luck!
     
    APQS California| Rancho Cucamonga
    69 miles (111 kilometers) Dave Binnquist 9032 Archibald Ave
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 909-758-8707 | 909-758-6607     Email   More information  
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    IQuiltToo got a reaction from Battynurse in Still having problems   
    Instead of shipping your machine back east, you might try contacting a rep here in the So Cal area (Rancho Cucamonga).  Here is the info.  It is very near Ontario, CA.  Certainly drivable from Santa Barbara.  Hope this might help you and save lots of $$$ in shipping.  Good luck!
     
    APQS California| Rancho Cucamonga
    69 miles (111 kilometers) Dave Binnquist 9032 Archibald Ave
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 909-758-8707 | 909-758-6607     Email   More information  
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    IQuiltToo got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Finally done with my Bedroom quilt...well all except the binding.   
    Heidi, another awesome, beautiful quilt.  It is gorgeous!!!
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    IQuiltToo got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Progress on my bedroom quilt   
    Utterly beautiful!  
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    IQuiltToo got a reaction from Bliss Quilter in Miss Millie - To arrive Tuesday   
    Sounds wonderful - so happy for you!  Enjoy Miss Millie...she is a wonderful machine!
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    IQuiltToo got a reaction from ffq-lar in No more "day job" for Linda!   
    Linda, just enjoy life!  There is always mañana!  Congratulations!
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    IQuiltToo got a reaction from ffq-lar in The joys and tribulations of scheduling customers...   
    Linda, so happy that you are looking forward to retirement.  It is wonderful!
     
    I think as you book quilts, and checking your schedule, asking for a deposit (non-refundable) is not out of line.  But, you need to meet a certain deadline for them.  It sounds as if people book you (sometimes) and have nothing to bring you.  Custom always takes much longer.  You need to build time into your schedule, but if they do not produce anything, it is their loss.  Book them when they send a deposit to you.
     
    Ypur work is incredible.  You are so inspiring to me!
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    IQuiltToo got a reaction from Lemon Tree Tami in I'm so excited and happy   
    Tami, look forward to following your blog.  Good luck as you enter your new career.  Your work is just beautiful and I know you will be successful!  Put your business cards in as many surrounding LQS's as you can and become involved with local guilds.  Do a trunk show for them if you can.  Spread the word!  You have so much talent - I think you have found your niche!
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    IQuiltToo reacted to ffq-lar in Custom ideas needed for quilt -- PICS ADDED   
    That looks kind of jumbled because of the daisy striped fabric with the pieced half. Not saying it isn't pretty, just that custom quilting will be lost on this one. There isn't even a "pseudo block" where you could drop in a stencil to overlay something pretty in a thread with a bit of contrast.
    But you could---
       Use thin thread or invisible thread to outline the flowers in all the full triangle blocks, and mimic that on the border. Do a medium (and not elaborate) filler in matching thread on the red and yellow. Just a nice stipple to push back the backgrounds would let the daisies stand up. Then using a gray-green or dark gold thread, CC the green pinwheels and the pieces in the other triangles. The sashing outside the pieces would stand out a bit more with just two or three parallel lines running from end to end. Stitch them straight from seam to seam so there is a crosshatch effect in the corners. That amount of stitching would blend nicely, be worth the cost of custom, and not overwhelm the piecing. Just suggestions, of course.
    If you have a leafy stencil that would fill the pieced triangle, that would work great as well with a medium green thread.
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    IQuiltToo got a reaction from qltnbe in My ABC quilt and questions   
    Love it!  Awesome job on the quilting!