Zora

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    Zora got a reaction from quilterkp in What method to prepare for basting quilt   
    We are mostly longarm quilters so we don't baste the quilt off the frame.  If you are using a domestic machine, or a sit down machine such as George,  your basting method is what worked for me. Truthfully, if I had known that longarm quilters would baste my quilt when I was doing them on the domestic..I would have taken it to one.  
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    Zora got a reaction from judyday in What method to prepare for basting quilt   
    We are mostly longarm quilters so we don't baste the quilt off the frame.  If you are using a domestic machine, or a sit down machine such as George,  your basting method is what worked for me. Truthfully, if I had known that longarm quilters would baste my quilt when I was doing them on the domestic..I would have taken it to one.  
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    Zora got a reaction from quilterkp in I cleaned my studio   
    That is the most excellent suggestion ever. 
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    Zora got a reaction from RosemaryJ08 in I cleaned my studio   
    That is the most excellent suggestion ever. 
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    Zora got a reaction from Mary Beth in I cleaned my studio   
    That is the most excellent suggestion ever. 
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    Zora got a reaction from Mary Beth in I have been lurking, kind of.   
    So sorry about this.   It has to be terrible.  Hope you feel better soon. 
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    Zora got a reaction from quilterkp in My Tribute to Betty   
    It's absolutely beautiful.
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    Zora got a reaction from T Row Studio in sunflower wall hanging   
    Absolutely perfect quilting choices.
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    Zora got a reaction from AnnP in Gail's Quilt   
    Very kind of you.  It looks great.
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    Zora reacted to Jessica Gamez in Need help with quilting   
    If you do pebbling, play with it a little bit by adding in swirls and little "shells". 


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    Zora got a reaction from quilterkp in Need a little pep talk - share your stories of starting out!   
    I think you have to have the mindset of Linda Rech...that you LOVE to quilt. I like to quilt...pretty quilts..custom/heirloom. I don't like to do E to E or pantos. I don't like "having" to get a quilt done by a deadline. I don't like customers telling me what thread to use, what batting to use and what quilt designs they want. I don't get that kind of customer, because I send them to other quilters. My husband reminds me that this wan't supposed to be a full time job..it was to be a retirement hobby that kept me in fabric for my own projects. Unfortunately, its gotten out of hand, as word got around.
    I have seen a number of people who become burned out, sell their machines and never quilt again. I think you need to be very honest with yourself about your level of committment, the amount of time you want to spend, and your ability to stick to it, and to quilt even when you don't want to. Evaluate your ability to deal with all types of people...not all of them pleasant or reasonable. It certainly isn't the easiest way to make extra money. In the beginning, I would have made more at a job that provided uniforms and training in how to say "Would you like fries with that?" (And less stress, too!)
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    Zora got a reaction from quiltmonkey in To Float or Not to Float...   
    That bar is on that machine for a reason.  In our longarm group we have floaters and pinners.  Floaters had more problems keeping the quilt square than pinners.   The only ones I float are small quilts or ones that are horribly out of square to begin with.  Curing all piecing problems is not my job.  However,  many new quilters have floated tops and come to the bottom of the quilt and realized they have a pronounced frown to the bottom border..or they have 4 inches of extra border fabric to ease in.  It is not a technique for the inexperienced in my opinion.  Yes, floaters "can" keep the quilt square.   You need to ask yourself if you are experienced enough with "how" to keep it square during floating.  My position was the few minutes I save by not pinning is not worth the extra work required for a float.  But whatever works for you.
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    Zora got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Help Please   
    My theory on this is.. I am the quilter.  My job is to quilt the 3 layers together.  The piecer is responsible for providing me with a reasonably square quilt top which I will keep square as I quilt.   If it's seriously out of square when I get it, it will be seriously out of square when they get it back.   A piecer whose standards are that low does not deserve me agonizing over their problems.  I would put it on the frame..probably float it..and quilt away. And no, not every problem  is apparent until you get it loaded.  
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    Zora reacted to Sheri Butler in Quilting stars   
    Lynn, you actually took my exact suggestion to her. LOL!!!
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    Zora got a reaction from AnnP in Quilting stars   
    Continuous curves in the star points. An echoed curve around the center block. .like a double continuous curve. Straight lines coming out of the v shaped background between the star points. A fill of your choice in the corner squares. If you don't want to do ruler work for the straight lines, you can get a similar look with L type loops.
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    Zora got a reaction from T Row Studio in Ellie and Squeak   
    Absolutely fantastic!
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    Zora reacted to Liam in Urban Cabin   
    Lynn you did an awesome job on this quilt!! Very creative!!! Love it !!!
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    Zora got a reaction from Liam in Urban Cabin   
    Thus was on and off the frame four times. It took a long time. I was sick of it by the end, but now that it's done, I like it.

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    Zora got a reaction from Sheri Butler in Establishing Pecking Order - not quilt related in the slightest   
    YEs, I would try putting her in with the younger ones and see how that goes, poor baby. Sometimes they will kill the one they are picking on. Be very watchful that the bullying is not escalating. My Dad used to have to completely remove a hen from the flock on occasion.
    Those dogs were not playing. Those Akitas are often killers. They haven't done it before because they didn't have the chance before. They will do it again at the first opportunity. Once dogs start killing chickens, they do it for the pure sport.
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    Zora got a reaction from tj-quilts in Urban Cabin   
    Thus was on and off the frame four times. It took a long time. I was sick of it by the end, but now that it's done, I like it.

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    Zora got a reaction from HeidiP in Urban Cabin   
    Thanks Cagey. Yes, it is mine. I have given up quilting for customers and have decided to quilt my own stack of tops before arthritis makes it impossible.
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    Zora got a reaction from HeidiP in Urban Cabin   
    Thus was on and off the frame four times. It took a long time. I was sick of it by the end, but now that it's done, I like it.

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    Zora reacted to Pat C in Urban Cabin   
    This is crazy gorgeous!  I admire people like you who can dream up ideas like this.
    I'm sure it was a headache at times but the end result is stunning.  Thanks for the inspiration!
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    Zora reacted to loraquilts in Urban Cabin   
    OMG!  Your quilting is absolutely STUNNING!!!  Great job.  Where did you get the idea for all that creativity?
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    Zora reacted to Sue E. in Urban Cabin   
    Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. Your quilting is fantastic.