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Wendy-ON

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  1. I have been busy making 3 layer pleated masks for a clinic here and my Elna Quilters pro was complaining a bit about thickness and I love that machine for piecing and hated the idea of throwing off the timing. I remembered a friend at quilt group mentioning that she had bought a used Husqvarna Viking Mega Quilter from her Aunts friend but it was more than she needed and loved her regular machine so wanted to sell it. Anyways I bought it and wow what a fantastic machine for piecing, the stitches are so beautiful and there is no hesitation at all going through 10 layers of fabric when adding the casings! I didn’t buy it for quilting as I have my Millie for that. I had been looking at Juki’s as I don’t need bells and whistles for piecing. These machines seem to have been made to last very long term!
  2. Your quilting looks fantastic! I would charge my freehand custom rate for that not an edge to edge rate. Check out longarm quilters in your area and charge accordingly. Don’t undercut them!
  3. We flipped my wheels last night....life is once again gliding smoothly along!
  4. I have checked the table and it’s totally level and rails are straight as well. The rails and wheels are squeaky clean. Though I have always used rubbing alcohol on the rails only in desperation I also cleaned the wheels and there was a ton of black oxidation. My man is a mechanic and brought me cleaner and polisher for the rails and I was amazed at how much more came off I have M&M wheels...I replaced mine when they first came out....I had a defective batch so they were replaced with another set. It’s been suggested that I try flipping the wheels to see if that helps. We will try that today... I am trying to decide if it’s maybe time to invest the bliss system.
  5. Recently my machine has been more difficult to move. The areas on the outside of the table move smoothly but I have to to really us my muscle in the most used work space. Any suggestions?
  6. That is beautiful! Your wonderful customer is in my prayers!
  7. I received my quilta light today and it was easy to install and definitely improved my lighting...so far I really like it.
  8. Yes that is the light that I am referring to. I have the older Millennium with the fluorescent bulb which really restricts my visibility. I have also looked into the LED light system as well. I was just wondering if anyone had tried or had an opinion about this new quilta light?
  9. Thank you for your response Cagey. I have wondered about the LED system. I have looked at it as well.
  10. I am thinking of replacing my fluorescent lightwith the new quilta light. Has anyone bought and used one on their Millie?
  11. A couple of years ago I was approached by a woman in our local Quilt Guild who was opening a shop, she wanted me to quilt as well as piece samples for her. I offered her my lowest rate for quilting as well as piecing. I did a lot of work for this woman and my mistake was first of all not having our arrangement in writing and also not billing and receiving payment before handing over my work. I also taught a class at her shop which she collected fees for my teaching. To make a long story short she decided that she shouldn't have to pay me, or at the most at half of what I charged for quilting and nothing for piecing, though she did offer the quilts back to me at what she said was fair market value. I ended up taking her and her business to small claims court. There was a settlement conference held where the judge repeatedly asked her if she was in possession of my work, she said yes, he said what makes you think you shouldn't have to pay... She still refused so that judge recommended it go to trial. Oh I did have emails with her admitting that she owed me the money. On a funny note she said that she is not an owner but a shareholder of the shop and that she is a volunteer as are her friends who work there. Anyways, in the end she hired a lawyer and made an offer to settle, which was less than she owed me but a thousand more than she had been willing to pay before the lawyer...she also had to pay her lawyer. I chose to settle and end my stress. The case is public record and the story is known by many in our local quilting community. I have been told that I am not the only quilter that she has treated this way. So my purpose in sharing my story? Always get any business arrangement in writing even if it's with a friend and don't let your work out of your hands without payment. Wendy's Quilting APQS Millennium
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