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    anniemueller got a reaction from pumpkinpatchquilter in Another Sew Spooky Quilt - Boo! ;)   
    Great details in the backgrounds.  Love it!
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    anniemueller reacted to ffq-lar in HELP, Tension Issue   
    The first thing to do is unthread the top thread back to the cone. Re-thread carefully. Make sure the thread is seated fully between the tension disks. If the tension knob is set too tight, the thread may ride along the outside of the disks instead of around the center spindle. Sometimes your top thread will flail around---make sure each pigtail guide is threaded and perhaps try a more aggressive threading of the three-hole guide above the tension assembly. Thread all three holes with a wrap, not up-and-down. This will control the top thread better.
     
    Usually a problem on the top side is caused by the bottom thread. Check your bobbin case--remove the backlash spring, clean the case thoroughly and check for lint under the finger, replace the backlash spring correctly, and make sure your bobbin thread is exiting the case correctly. One small incorrect step can cause problems, so start from the very beginning to catch all areas. Re-set both top and bobbin tension from scratch.
     
    When you finish and test your stitches, many times the problem is solved. The bad thing is you don't know the exact thing that fixed it!
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Zora in Uhhh. This one is finally done.   
    Nicely done.  
     
    I took a class from Karen Stone last year.  She said we should work with fabrics we love.  I've been trying to do that and it really helps with motivation.  Of course, that doesn't help when it's a customers quilt.  Unless.....could we turn down customer quilt tops because they are ugly?    
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    anniemueller got a reaction from ffq-lar in Cute red and white applique quilt   
    Great quilt.  Love the quilting choices.  All of them.  Wow.
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    anniemueller reacted to ffq-lar in Cute red and white applique quilt   
    Here's the latest. Hand applique and hand embroidered fun red and white quilt. It's very whimsical with a primitive look to the figures. The applique blocks were done on linen. She brought me the book that the pattern came from and liked the quilting on the original. I freehand feathered the middle, added touches to the applique and filled behind them, CC's in the squares and crosshatched the border. The pink border is a Darlene Epp design from her famous three-book set of designs. The tiny stars in the center were just SIDed so they would stand out. Thanks for looking  ---click the link and then scroll right for detail shots.
     
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/larech/14826143363/in/photostream/
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    anniemueller reacted to Kay Anderson in I'm Back!!!   
    Well folks, life has changed again! Back in May I sold my longarm and was prepared to move (ugh, again!) and just retire and sit all by myself at home.
     
    Nope, not what God had in store for me!
     
    Got moved into the new place (our house sold in 3 days!!) and started to settle in. Been here just 6 weeks and I've found a new "quilty" home. Took a part time job there as "Artist in Residence". I'll be teaching and doing quilting. Guess my longarm career wasn't ready to die. Wish me luck, start my second week on Monday!
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    anniemueller got a reaction from delld in Another Lone Star   
    That's a show stopper!  Beautiful quilt.  Great job Dell.
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    anniemueller reacted to RoseCity Quilter in Kaleidoscope Quilt finished   
    Fabulous!
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Sharond in Kaleidoscope Quilt finished   
    Ta Da!  Finally got the sleeve sewn on and hung.  Isn't it pretty?  I love this one, it's hanging in my studio.
     
    It's from the Ricky Tim's Kool Kaleidoscope book.  My guild had a challenge this spring to make kaleidoscope quilts from this book.  It was due in April, I missed that deadline because I love it too much to quilt fast.  Much of the quilting inspiration is from Feather Adventures! by Patsy Thompson.  I really love her hyperquilted feathers, so I went to town with them.
     
    The batting is wool.  Most of the quitling is done with Glide threads on top, Bottom Line or Invisifil in the bobbin.  The outer border was quilted with 3 different colors of thread.  First the outer feathers went on with one color.  Then I changed colors and stitched the next inner designs.  Repeat with the third color and inner most designs.  This made some very heavy back tracking on the spines, which I was ok with for this quilt.
     
    Because this isn't a real big quilt, I chose to SID some of the shapes first, just to stabilize it.  Then I quilted from the inside out.  Of course, the center deisgns went quickly, so I thought I'd be done sooner.  As I got further out, and the quilting got more dense, it took a lot longer.  
     
    I did steam it when done to lay flat.  All it needed was a light steam and hand pressing, I did not need to pin it while drying.  
     








     
    Thanks for looking!  It's so nice to finally post a finished project
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    anniemueller reacted to zeke in How do you feel about Sunbonnet Sue?   
    We can only guess why she's faceless. Maybe she has a full beard and got tired of shaving everyday. Or maybe she has a hook nose and is crossed eye with her front teeth missing. Could be ya know. Zeke.
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    anniemueller reacted to whitepinesquilter in Kaleidoscope Quilt finished   
    Absolutely beautiful! And thank you for sharing your thought processes in choosing your threads.  I now understand the use of the 100 wt invisifil much better and look forward to getting some and trying it out.   Just pure beauty, thanks for sharing!
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    anniemueller reacted to connieb in Kaleidoscope Quilt finished   
    Wow,  It's beautiful.  What a lot of work you have in that one.  Love it
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    anniemueller reacted to Kueser in How do you feel about Sunbonnet Sue?   
    Why Sunbonnet Sue hide her face??????????? Just sayin
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    anniemueller reacted to dancingraisin in How do you feel about Sunbonnet Sue?   
    I don't do sweet, and Miss Sue makes my teeth hurt.  I saw another funny version recently in which SS was encouraged to get out of her rut--she was snorkeling, mountain climbing, having a caesarian birth, etc., etc.  That one, I liked.
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    anniemueller got a reaction from gardenslug in How do you feel about Sunbonnet Sue?   
    I just discovered The Sun Sets on Sunbonnet Sue.  I apologize to those who just love SS, but I think this is very funny:
     

     
    Apparently this was made by a group in Kansas in the late 1970's.
     
     
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    anniemueller got a reaction from whitepinesquilter in How do you feel about Sunbonnet Sue?   
    I just discovered The Sun Sets on Sunbonnet Sue.  I apologize to those who just love SS, but I think this is very funny:
     

     
    Apparently this was made by a group in Kansas in the late 1970's.
     
     
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    anniemueller reacted to Pat C in How do you feel about Sunbonnet Sue?   
    Oh Annie, I'm laughing so hard I'm crying!  I don't have strong opinions either way about Sunbonnet Sue, but this just cracks me up.
    Thanks for sharing!
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    anniemueller reacted to LindaSteller in How do you feel about Sunbonnet Sue?   
    We did an exchange on the Machine Quilting Professionals list several years ago called "Sunbonnet Sue Must Die."  I made the blocks where Sue is swallowed by the snake.  There were lightning strikes, hangings, fires, etc, sort of like this.  I don't think everyone ended up sending their blocks, but I have many of them.  Never got them made into a top.
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    anniemueller reacted to zeke in How do you feel about Sunbonnet Sue?   
    I think Sun bonnet sue only looks good inside the body of a snake. Zeke.....
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    anniemueller reacted to RitaR in How do you feel about Sunbonnet Sue?   
    ROFL, Zeke..
     
    I like Sun Bonnet Sue.. I keep thinking of making one and don't want to machine applique, and can't hand applique any more.. soooo, the idea just sits in my head.
     
    These in the quilt are quite funny.  If we can't laugh at something we like/love.. then umm 
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    anniemueller reacted to Judi in How do you feel about Sunbonnet Sue?   
    Those would be great - very funny! If you can't have a laugh, then what do you have??
     
    I have been doing a bunch of wool applique and really enjoying it. Saw a SS in wool - but they were too cute. I like these better! Might just have to add this twist, would be great to see her in the chair getting a tattoo!
     
    Sorry I have been gone for a long while. Computer problems and life.... you know.
    Great to see some familiar names and faces!!
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    anniemueller reacted to ffq-lar in Quilting sympathy needed and venting   
    My sympathy, Beth! She knows she can't quilt them herself and she knows you'll make them better!
     
    I think those special customers and their special quilts are penance for the great majority of good customers and good quilts that we get to work on. That said, I've had and still have my share of "cringey" calls.
     
    I have the Queen of one of the local guilds (not mine) who has never lets me forget that she has "great influence" over the other guild members and who hints, every visit, that she can send lots of customers my way--wink wink--if I extend to her a nice discount.  My secret? I overcharge her and then apply "her" discount. I don't think she's ever referred me to anyone.
     
    The free spirit who knows about, but doesn't care about, good piecing practices. She brags about what a bad piecer she, almost with pride. I finally turned away her last quilt because of huge D-cups and ruffled borders. I asked her to fix it up a bit and I bet she'll never touch it again. It'll probably be in her UFO pile when her kids inherit.
     
    Another where I didn't know whether to be mad or flattered? She brought three extra tops to her appointment! She didn't have any other scheduled spots but figured I could "work them in" around all the others in the next month or so. I offered her the next three available openings and she said she couldn't wait and needed them right away. *sigh* I suggested a few other longarmers locally who have computers and a shorter turn-around. No, she wanted full custom. Tomorrow. Without an appointment. I guess you never know until you ask... She took the three extras home.
     
    Janice--I'm sending you good thoughts after reading about your rush job. We're all suckers about being involved in a sweet situation. Knowing that the end result will make both the customer and the recipient of the quilt so happy is what sustains us and pushes us through to the finish. Good for you to take it on---and I hope you have a nice libation of choice handy after the job is done.
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Brenni in How do you feel about Sunbonnet Sue?   
    I just discovered The Sun Sets on Sunbonnet Sue.  I apologize to those who just love SS, but I think this is very funny:
     

     
    Apparently this was made by a group in Kansas in the late 1970's.
     
     
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    anniemueller reacted to Bonnie H in How do you feel about Sunbonnet Sue?   
    Very funny!!!
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    anniemueller reacted to ffq-lar in How do you feel about Sunbonnet Sue?   
    So cute!
     
    I saw one at a local shop at least 20 years ago called "Inappropriate SS" showing her smoking, drinking, dancing at a club, wearing fishnets, making out with Overall Sam, etc. It was hilarious! I think it was a feminists rebuttal of Sweet Sue!
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