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Tracey last won the day on March 10 2016

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  1. Thank you so much Cagey! I did forget to mention my youtube channel. It is in my profile though. I do not have an electronic version of my book unfortunately. We have, for the time being, only going to have hard copy of the book.
  2. Hey everyone!! It's been forever since I've posted here... I can't believe how much has happened in the last couple years. I am so happy with my APQS machines. I use Millie for all my customer quilts and Lenni every single day to record a free motion quilting video to post on my Facebook page. I've posted over 230 videos so far and love reading the comments from quilters all over the world. If you ever need some inspiration, swing on over to my Facebook page and check out my videos. I would love your feedback. I took the first hundred designs and turned them into a book which just launched last week. I am so happy to be part of the APQS family!! https://www.facebook.com/whirlsnswirls/
  3. Hey Bonnie, I have two Janome machines. All you need are the regular schmetz needles. If you are piecing, I always piece with the denim needles size 10. Extra sharp for the cotton. I had the 6500. (sold it and regretted it instantly).
  4. Hi everyone, I haven't been on the forum very much lately but I wanted to let you know that I have been posting a free motion design video each day. I'm doing 100 designs in 100 days. I thought I would post the link here. Hope you like them! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU5KPwWA2TaeO9xulOa5PKg
  5. Hi Janice, the beginner class is more like the certification class for renting. Loading the three layers, setting up a panto and start stops, advancing also some stuff on tension and so forth. the freehand one is fillers designs, allovers done freehand etc. The full descriptions are on my website www.whirlsnswirlsquilting.ca They are done lecture/demo style however, I will encourage students in the freehand class to get up and try stitching on the machine as well as drawing in their sketch books. Hope this helps. As for class numbers, I really don't know at this point. I need at least 5 students just to cover the cost of giving the classes. You can contact me by email or by phone if you'd like more info. 905-435-8720
  6. Thanks Norah! I did speak with Peggy regarding my classes. I am hoping to get the word out.
  7. Good morning! Please, if I am posting this in the wrong place let me know. I am heading out with my APQS Lenni to cities across Southern Ontario this spring sharing my love of longarm quilting!! You can check out the class descriptions, cities and dates on my website www.whirlsnswirlsquilting.ca . (the site is under construction so it isn't that pretty but the content is there ) You can also email whirlsnswirls@gmail.com or call 905-435-8720 for more information.
  8. Dawn Cavanaugh.... can you tell me? Hoping to give my customer an answer soon
  9. Does anyone have a George that is timed for schmetz needles? Are they the regular schmetz needles or are they an industrial version? Thanks! Teacey
  10. Wow!! I've had mine for a couple of years and have never used it. Guess I should give it another go
  11. Here's my questions....how much is the average quilter charging per square inch for all overs, I charge 3.50/ square foot. does anyone else charge a set-up fee? (I do) and how do you go about the customs?? According to my own price lists and the amount of hours I put into the custom quilts I do I never charge what the custom should be as I'm afraid to charge someone that much money. What do you charge someone for something that takes you 30 hours to do??? I spend an inordinate amount of time on these things and then charge 5.00/square foot max because I'm afraid of losing the client, and I've been at this since 08. Thoughts???
  12. I was just trying to figure out if the leader grips are less bulky.
  13. Hey there,I have the red snappers and am having a hard time with them getting caught up on the clear plate that covers the thread cutter. They also get stuck between the leveler bar and the machine and I get a bumpy spot if they happen to need to be there. (Does that make sense?) Does any one know if the leader grips are less bulky? Thanks, Tracey
  14. Bonnie, I work part time for a Janome dealer. If you are not using the Janome needles then use Schmetz. That is what we sell. I also own the 6500 and I love it. The schmetz needles are really good.
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