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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
  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
  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'
  12. Hi all, I very rarely do t shirt quilts but have one on the go at the moment My question is this...when you rip out stitches, do the holes disappear on the rubber/paint that is on the t shirts? I gave a quote waaaay too low for this one and I really only want to do an x in the middle of each block as the quilt is going to be much more time consuming than |I had thought. My first block is cross hatched but by the time I was done I realized that if I do all 30 yes...I said 30 squares 100 x 120!!! at this rate I will be here forever and I'm only getting paid for edge to edge so I was going to
  13. I need to email Dawn. Does anyone know her apqs email address?? Thanks
  14. I haven't been on here since last week....can I make some and send them or do you have enough?? I will gladly make some or I could send you a stack of black and white fat quarters. I have lots. Let me know what I can do... Tracey
  15. Well...I need opinions. Which size bobbin do you have in your Millie's? Would you change if you could? Do you Have any specific pros or cons to what you have? Thanks, Tracey
  16. Thanks!! Sorry I didn't reply. I posted the question and haven't been back since. :/
  17. I am so sorry for your loss. Take comfort in that he is no longer suffering. Thats what give me comfort when I'm really struggling missing my beautiful MIL. You are in my thoughts.
  18. It's driving me crazy...anyone know the stitch path for lattice work?? I'm stumped for some reason. Tracey
  19. doodling on large pads of paper is just as effective and a lot cheaper!! You are developing muscle memory and that really can be done with paper and pen. Tracey
  20. Welcome back Shana!! I too have not been on here much. Not enough hours in the day.
  21. Yes this one. So sorry!!! I haven't been on here for weeks!!!!
  22. I'm listening to all of Jillian Micheals podcasts. I have an android phone so I got an app called podkicker and that allows me to listen to podcasts. I've just started doing this and I find it better as I don't get distracted by the tv.
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