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    klwheeler got a reaction from quiltmonkey in Lost my mojo   
    Pamela, I too have this.  I am cleaning my head out under the oil wicks and found lots of oil and black residue that might have gotten on mine or customer quilts (lucky it did not).  This is productive time to inventory or work on embroidery, piecing, cutting with AccuQuilt out new projects.  I joined a Quilt Along at the beginning of the year on Facebook under the AccuQuilt Facebook group that I am a member of, and we are on our second block this week.  So it would be fun, and you need a qube, any size, and the angles companion to the qube, and the corners companion qubes.  I am happily cutting and piecing these.  It's normal to relax a bit now and then, and it keeps it fresh for you.  I know, because when I moved there was a time of not really using it much.   Each year, I often get so busy with my own Christmas quilts and clients that I feel like it's a burden to start another on the machine.  So I take a week or more off.  Usually from Dec. 10 - Jan. 6.  This year's no different.  Call me if you want to talk.  You are my dearest friend, and I am always available.  
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    klwheeler got a reaction from dbams in Lost my mojo   
    Pamela, I too have this.  I am cleaning my head out under the oil wicks and found lots of oil and black residue that might have gotten on mine or customer quilts (lucky it did not).  This is productive time to inventory or work on embroidery, piecing, cutting with AccuQuilt out new projects.  I joined a Quilt Along at the beginning of the year on Facebook under the AccuQuilt Facebook group that I am a member of, and we are on our second block this week.  So it would be fun, and you need a qube, any size, and the angles companion to the qube, and the corners companion qubes.  I am happily cutting and piecing these.  It's normal to relax a bit now and then, and it keeps it fresh for you.  I know, because when I moved there was a time of not really using it much.   Each year, I often get so busy with my own Christmas quilts and clients that I feel like it's a burden to start another on the machine.  So I take a week or more off.  Usually from Dec. 10 - Jan. 6.  This year's no different.  Call me if you want to talk.  You are my dearest friend, and I am always available.  
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    klwheeler reacted to micajah in Tips to manage batting on frame   
    Hi Rita,
    You are right, you can't really get under the quilt when the batting is hanging down in the sling, unless it is hanging up close to the quilt bar. That's why I use the swim noodle. I can hang my sling just below the bar and with the batting rolled onto the swim noodle and inside the sling, I don't loose a lot of "headroom". I have thought about removing the quilt top bar, since I float my tops and don't use it for anything except hanging the sling on it, but really have no place to store the bar!
    Debbie
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    klwheeler reacted to BethDurand in How much do I love my APQS?   
    While dropping off tax stuff today, we got to talking about longarm machines.  My tax lady and her assistant are both quilters.  Assistant mentions that a mutual friend has purchased another brand of machine, and that she has yet another brand.  Assistant ask me about the warranty on APQS machines.  Such fun to watch her jaw drop when I told her that our machines have a lifetime warranty. 
    Gotta love APQS!
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    klwheeler reacted to CathieD in Laying out a wholecloth on QP   
    I purchased the Sun Compass Collection from Kay Oft and am attempting to lay out a wholecloth quilt. The quilt will be rather large; 72x108. I have downloaded and printed every how-to concerning QP that I could get my hands on including all the help files that came on QP, Georgene's and Angela Clarks guides. I have hundreds of pages which, at this point, is not a great thing. I'm overwhelmed. I haven't gotten very far getting this quilt laid out. I'm in the Design & Create Quilt mode. I've entered the size of my quilt and I was hoping for a 2" grid but QP disagrees so I went with a 6" grid. I've managed to merge the blocks for my outer borders, kind of. I want them to wrap around and I've got some articles on how to do that. The questions I have are: Am I using the right mode for this project?
    The top and bottom outer borders are okay but when I place the design on the left and right outer border, rotate it and then try to get it to duplicate itself it will only stack itself inside the width of the border and not run the length of border.
    I will greatly appreciate any help given.
     
    Cathie
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    klwheeler reacted to ffq-lar in Any interest in a swap of red FQs? Fabric arriving!   
    OK Karen.
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    klwheeler got a reaction from ffq-lar in Any interest in a swap of red FQs? Fabric arriving!   
    not me...sorry.
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    klwheeler got a reaction from micajah in What is the best kind of wood for flooring under a long arm?   
    I have had my longarms on tile, hardwood, and now floating engineered wood. I see no difference. I have never had mine on carpet. But when visiting those same Millie owners who did have it on carpet, the machines were quieter. So might help to add a strip of carpet or rug to absorb the sound.
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    klwheeler got a reaction from Bonnie H in NQR - I'm still here   
    Please get well. I am hoping that you get the green light to get the surgery and recover fast.
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    klwheeler got a reaction from Oma in What would you like Santa to bring you?   
    I would really like to feel better and get some exercise too.  My back has been hurting and needs to recover.  The holidays are here and all the ducks are in a row.  No gifts have been made or bought, well a couple but this year I am scaling back.  I retired and have moved to Washington, so there is less to do, but seems the days go by fast anyway.  I have most everything I want, and if I don't have it, I soon do.  So, my wish is to spend time with family and friends and have a wonderful time this year.
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    klwheeler reacted to Mrs.A in GEORGE FOR SALE IN SOUTHERN ARIZONA   
    Truth?  I have had a great experience with George.  Using him helped me eliminate much of the shoulder strain I was feeling from quilting on my domestic machine.  I love the simplicity of the machine and the company support has been great too.  Now my quilts are competing at a higher level (just won my first ribbon at Houston) and I want to see what I can do with a stitch regulated machine.  I don't want to switch to a stand up machine so I have purchased a new machine from a different longarm company.  Their stationery machine has a stitch regulator that I'm convinced will work.  Selling dear George to make room for the new kid.  Will keep on visiting the forum…everyone here has been helpful and inspiring.    Nancy in Tucson
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    klwheeler reacted to LindaSteller in What would you like Santa to bring you?   
    World Peace.  I have everything else I want.
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    klwheeler reacted to s.waits in What would you like Santa to bring you?   
    Time off from my "real" job. And I'm getting it!!! Just put in my time off request today. Provided my boss doesn't veto my plans, I am taking off from December 24th to January 5th. Can't wait!!
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    klwheeler reacted to sewingpup in What would you like Santa to bring you?   
    I'ld like an apprentice....to help load quilts and crawl under the table to look at the stitches...also to clean the studio....and press the backings.....and stitch the borders and backings.....oh...maybe to my cooking and house cleaning......and organize my fabrics and thread....and get rid of all the knick knack stuff so I have more room for fabric and thread,....anyone want to volunteer!  Tee Hee    Lin
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    klwheeler reacted to ffq-lar in What would you like Santa to bring you?   
    A new camera.
     
    My Millie will be returning to the mother ship in January for a check-up so I'm excited to re-do the studio. A gift to myself will be new windows, paint, deep-cleaned carpet, new leaders, rearranging storage, and sorting out stuff to donate. I may be selling some design books and will be culling my old quilting magazines. And I'm thinking of turning the frame around in the room. Wheee--my life is nothing but excitement!!!
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    klwheeler reacted to GMALKB in What would you like Santa to bring you?   
    BLISS !!!!
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    klwheeler got a reaction from mark in My George had running before pressing foot pedal issue   
    After moving from Northern CA to the South Puget Sound area of Washington with our movers, I noticed George was stitching if it had the foot pedal plugged in. I found, on the bottom of the pedal, a screw that was for adjusting the tilt of the pedal. I tightened it all the way and it's fixed.
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    klwheeler got a reaction from Beachside Quilter in My George had running before pressing foot pedal issue   
    After moving from Northern CA to the South Puget Sound area of Washington with our movers, I noticed George was stitching if it had the foot pedal plugged in. I found, on the bottom of the pedal, a screw that was for adjusting the tilt of the pedal. I tightened it all the way and it's fixed.
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    klwheeler reacted to klwheeler in My George had running before pressing foot pedal issue   
    After moving from Northern CA to the South Puget Sound area of Washington with our movers, I noticed George was stitching if it had the foot pedal plugged in. I found, on the bottom of the pedal, a screw that was for adjusting the tilt of the pedal. I tightened it all the way and it's fixed.
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    klwheeler got a reaction from Bekah in New Pantograph Tool ---- Makes doing pantographs or picture images a breeze!   
    I took my old plexiglass DSM tabletop extension and it had feet on it. I set it up on the top of the rollers and put my pattern on it for blocks. I taped the pattern down and laid a plexiglass cover over my pattern. That was pretty easy to use from the front with the laser. When not in use that way, I used it like a table and kept clippers and cleaning supplies on it. Loved it.
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    klwheeler got a reaction from JeannieB in QuiltPath: Blocks and Half Blocks?   
    http://www.mycreativestitches.net/arfe.html
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    klwheeler reacted to ffq-lar in 2012 Millennium with new Bliss system for sale   
    I'll pass this on to a friend who's looking for a used machine. I'm in Olympia.
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    klwheeler reacted to klwheeler in INSTRUCTIONS FOR STITCHING BOUNDARIES WITH QUILT PATH   
    I think this is interesting and what happens to your original design, that is in your case, a globe with longitudinal lines? Is it discarded, or still possibly going to stitch? Also, the end of this PDF seems to need a picture of the quilt. I wondered about the triangles inside the piecework (how they were done) and these other quilting patterns on the quilt in the borders. Thanks, and let's see if this will do an echo or two with save pattern, and then edit it so there are 3 or so echos. They could be connected with the Optomize. Ha!
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    klwheeler got a reaction from Marti10245 in Looking for a Used machine / Quilting set up! ASAP   
    Would you take a demo model that has lifetime warranty?
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    klwheeler reacted to LindaSteller in Quilt Path in Action   
    Intelliquilter has many more advanced functions than the Quilt Path, for about the same amount of money.  I got my Intelliquilter 3 years ago.  Due to a tablet manufacturing glitch (tablets bought by the people who make Intelliquilter, not made by Intelliquilter), I had a few difficulties at the beginning with mine.  I cannot say enough about the level of attentive support from the company.  Excellent all the way around.  All updates are free and the company is always striving to come up with new and inventive things to make us so happy.  I cannot recommend them highly enough.
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