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    anniemueller got a reaction from Little House Creations in Loaded my first quilt, now what?   
    I learned the hard way that when you want to start in the center and work out, you must baste everything above pretty well before rolling it.  At least around the edges and across in one or two places horizontally (parallel to the rollers).  I usually stitch baste the edges and pin across the middle.  Do this with each section before you get to where you want to quilt.  
     
    Too little basting leads to a saggy bottom....that's the quilt bottom, not mine  
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    anniemueller got a reaction from WW Quilter in Loaded my first quilt, now what?   
    I learned the hard way that when you want to start in the center and work out, you must baste everything above pretty well before rolling it.  At least around the edges and across in one or two places horizontally (parallel to the rollers).  I usually stitch baste the edges and pin across the middle.  Do this with each section before you get to where you want to quilt.  
     
    Too little basting leads to a saggy bottom....that's the quilt bottom, not mine  
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Gigi59 in Loaded my first quilt, now what?   
    I learned the hard way that when you want to start in the center and work out, you must baste everything above pretty well before rolling it.  At least around the edges and across in one or two places horizontally (parallel to the rollers).  I usually stitch baste the edges and pin across the middle.  Do this with each section before you get to where you want to quilt.  
     
    Too little basting leads to a saggy bottom....that's the quilt bottom, not mine  
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    anniemueller got a reaction from T Row Studio in Loaded my first quilt, now what?   
    I learned the hard way that when you want to start in the center and work out, you must baste everything above pretty well before rolling it.  At least around the edges and across in one or two places horizontally (parallel to the rollers).  I usually stitch baste the edges and pin across the middle.  Do this with each section before you get to where you want to quilt.  
     
    Too little basting leads to a saggy bottom....that's the quilt bottom, not mine  
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    anniemueller got a reaction from dbams in Loaded my first quilt, now what?   
    I learned the hard way that when you want to start in the center and work out, you must baste everything above pretty well before rolling it.  At least around the edges and across in one or two places horizontally (parallel to the rollers).  I usually stitch baste the edges and pin across the middle.  Do this with each section before you get to where you want to quilt.  
     
    Too little basting leads to a saggy bottom....that's the quilt bottom, not mine  
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    anniemueller got a reaction from CPayne in Loaded my first quilt, now what?   
    I learned the hard way that when you want to start in the center and work out, you must baste everything above pretty well before rolling it.  At least around the edges and across in one or two places horizontally (parallel to the rollers).  I usually stitch baste the edges and pin across the middle.  Do this with each section before you get to where you want to quilt.  
     
    Too little basting leads to a saggy bottom....that's the quilt bottom, not mine  
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    anniemueller reacted to dbams in This would be a dream!   
    LOL!!!
     

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    anniemueller reacted to mamu in Cats and Longarms   
    I've had to ban my quilts from the longarm room!  
    Yes, they found the canvas on the rollers to great areas to pull themselves back and forth on while sliding on the table.
    Yes, the hanging batting seemed to be great hide and seek area and I ended up with three huge holes in the batting.  
    Yes, the comfort of a quilt on the frame was too much to resist and became a nice sleeping area.  
    Yes, thread hanging down seemed to be 'alive' and was  chewed, pulled and tangled.  
    SO.... if you can find a way to keep your cats from doing all of the above, then you won't have any problems.  
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Michelle Baker in #Applitude   
    Love that quilting!
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    anniemueller got a reaction from chickenscratch in suggestions?   
    I agree with the watery e2e on the first one and feathers and swirls on the third.  I see a daisy floral all over on the middle one.
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    anniemueller reacted to mlsa3 in Feedback please   
    To me it's now almost perfect...the only thing is that if when I read it, it would automatically make me the quilter you are I would be in heaven.  LOL
     
    David
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in NQR Madison story   
    Madison is lucky to have you in her life Heidi.  It's been a long story.  I'm glad to hear it's taken a happy turn.
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    anniemueller reacted to RitaR in wow my client made a wonderful quilt but how do I quilt it ?   
    I definitely would like to see a pict of that portrait quilt !  It 's done beautifully.
     
    Now I've forgotten the other comment I was to make.  lol
     
    If I tried that I'd have a mole on the forehead, a zit on the cheek and a wart on the nose..
     
    ROFLMHO
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    anniemueller reacted to Sheagatzi in Traditional quilt with a modern flair   
    This one was a biggie  83 x 104 and I was pretty intimidated at first.  
    Thankfully she came to me because she wanted more a modern style than traditional, so I took a deep breath and started.  
    There are more photos on my blog...just wanted to share.
     I'm pretty proud of how much I have learned and progressed!  
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    anniemueller reacted to delld in Been busy again 3 more quilts!!!!   
    Here are three quilts finished this week!
     
     First one is  Florida State quilt with David Hudson's Alternating Feathers Panto. Glide thread and Filtec bobbins.  Sheri made this for her son!
     
    20150503_172430 by delld1964, on Flickr
     
    This one was made for a young man hurt in an accident and recovering, which will take a long tome. Gail made this for him. It was a free pattern from Digitec. Glide thread and Filtec bobbins again!  LOL
    20150501_175255 by delld1964, on Flickr
     
    This one was made by Pam and I think she will keep it. Perfect for our island life here on Amelia Island. The panto is Lynn's Seashells and of course Glide thread and Filtec bobbins!
     
    20150429_205028 by delld1964, on Flickr
     
    All three were quilted by my quilt path and I have been able to work on the blanket stitch on my Spring Garden quilt!!!!! Love doing two things as once!!!!
     
    There are more pictures on Flickr.  Thanks for looking. 
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Primitive1 in I did it! I ordered my Bliss this morning   
    Oma, congratulations!  You will be so pleased with Bliss....it makes a world of difference in handling and control.
     
    Cagey, if the two piece hopping foot for George is the same as the interchangeable hopping foot on Millie, you should reconsider your decision.  I got the interchangeable hopping feet a couple of years ago and I just love them.  I have so much better visibility with the open toe feet that it really makes a big difference in my quilting.  It is worth the money and effort to install!
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Little House Creations in Whole cloth wall hanging   
    Fabulous!  I have a few whole cloth projects waiting to happen....this inspires me to pull one out and just do it!  Thank you for sharing.
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    anniemueller got a reaction from buslady003 in Carpenters quilt   
    Shirley, that's a lovely quilt.  It looks stunning on the grass!
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    anniemueller reacted to Sandra in Whole Cloth   
    I'm in the process of designing a whole cloth quilt.  I've digitized the central motif using Art & Stitch and sewn out those designs using IQ.  The background quilting was done free hand.  My next attempt will be to add a wreath around the urn.  I plan to use off white dupioni.  BTW. Does anyone have a good source for quality dupioni silk?
    Thanks for any help.
    Sandra

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    anniemueller reacted to LibbyG in Design help needed   
    A new customer gave me this quilt.  My first question has to do with the background design for the two tree, house, and two applique blocks.  Would the quilt look better if the background was all the same?  Would you make the applique blocks different, but keep the trees and house the same?
     
    If you look at the red/white blocks, and the border around them, the white spaces aren't even.  Is there a way quilting it would make it look better?  or it's best just to ignore it?
     
    Any ideas for quilting the red blocks?  Thanks
     

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    anniemueller reacted to Little House Creations in Whole cloth wall hanging   
    A few years ago (actually 2012) I went to Sparrow Studioz in Edmonton, Alberta to take some classes from the amazing Claudia Pfeil.  One of the classes was stencilling out a whole cloth on a 40 x 40 piece of muslin . . . I had never done that kind of thing before.  As often happens, I got home from the classes with all good intentions, but the beginning of this wall hanging got folded ever so neatly and placed in the "bin" - you know, the one we all have of projects to get to later . . . This spring, I was inspired by seeing a few other quilters work, and pulled out that piece of muslin, finished marking on it and put it on my Freeda - here is the result.  Is it perfect?  far from it but I'm happy with the result - still trying to decide whether to add some color, bling, or just leave it white on white.  I'll bind it and worry about that later.  (2 layers of batt - Hobbs 80/20, Hobbs Wool - such great definition!)  I was already looking at a silk/cotton blend today for my next attempt
     
     



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    anniemueller got a reaction from Sheagatzi in eyesight   
    I wear a different strength of reading glasses for long arm and sewing than for reading.  My eye doctor said that's fine.  it's because the distance to the quilt is further than where I normally hold a book to read.
     
    I had lasik about 10 years ago to correct my distance vision, knowing that I would progress into reading glasses.  I've never regretted the lasiks, it's miraculous.
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    anniemueller got a reaction from pumpkinpatchquilter in New Feathers and Applique Quilt in Progress   
    That's so pretty!  I love it!
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    anniemueller got a reaction from pumpkinpatchquilter in Constructive Criticism 1   
    I think all of your feathers are beautiful!  You should be very pleased with your work.  I'd guess you spent some time drawing and doodling before you stitched this?  It's wonderful.  
     
    Regarding stitch length, and chiming in with Valerie....I've found that shorter stitches make prettier curves.  When I'm struggling to make pebbles or small feathers, I'll shorten my stitch length.  I'll also draw the feathers if necessary to make them look pretty.  It's much more fun to free motion without drawing though.  Registration marks are an excellent idea and always worth the effort.
     
    Try not to be overly critical of your work.  Set it aside overnight and go back the next day with fresh eyes.  You'll be impressed too!
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    anniemueller got a reaction from ffq-lar in Translating your customer's input   
    Very pretty Linda.  Thank you for sharing your thought process.  I took an eye candy excursion in your flicker account    WOW.
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