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    meg got a reaction from dbams in Open toe foot   
    I thought I would answer this question in case someone else has the same problem. 
    You can bend it back using a flat head screwdriver just like on the old model machines without the interchangeable feet. 
    If you email Angie, she’ll send you instructions. 
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    meg got a reaction from dbams in Houston Quilt Show   
    It's absolutely true...MB & I finally met. 
    And I felt like I'd known her for years. 
    (Cause I kinda have)
    if you get a chance to meet her, do it. 
    Shes even more warm & wonderful in person. 
    Im trying to post a picture of us at the show. I've been lurking here for so long, that the downloading process has changed completely since I last posted so, we'll see. 

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    meg got a reaction from quilterkp in Why I Needed George's Help...King Bedspread finished!   
    if this is the honeymoon, clearly this is your second marriage!
    fabulous!
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    meg got a reaction from quilterkp in Another question about t-shirt quilts.   
    I've made a few tshirt quilts and they all turned out fine.
    None were as big as yours, though.
    I meandered using SoFine thread...aside from avoiding real thick seams, I just stitched all over the whole thing.
    No need to avoid the screen printing.
    I use Hobbs 80/20 on some, QD select on others and both were fine.
    I've always constructed the flimsy myself, so it was properly stabilized.
    They are heavy, but Lola never had a problem stitching thru them.
    Good luck.
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    meg got a reaction from dbams in Project Angel Quilt   
    I'll make a block for Rita, too. 
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    meg reacted to SusanH. in New Lenni... Thread breakage, tension issues, jerky movements...   
    Hi! Yes I did get everything cleared up! It took a while because we were on an extended trip, then my rep got injured. But she came through and actually came up here to my home, did some tweaking, changed my thread path and gave me my new owner class. I was very please.
    I just finished our sons's wedding quilt without a problem!
    And I have the "L" bobbins.
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    meg reacted to LibbyG in Spring Basket -It's a Winner-And it's BEST OF SHOW   
    My customer just won First Place, favorite quilt from the guild members and People's Choice at her local guild.  I used So Fine and Bottom Line.  Hobbs 80/20 and Dream Wool.  This is a picture of Shirley and her grandaughter who will eventually receive the quilt.
     
    Spring Basket 031 by Libby G, on Flickr
     
    Spring Basket (7) by Libby G, on Flickr
     
    Spring Basket (5) by Libby G, on Flickr
     
    Spring Basket (9) by Libby G, on Flickr
     
    Spring Basket (10) by Libby G, on Flickr
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    meg got a reaction from Neher-in-law5 in What to think about in deciding between machines?   
    The new Lennis have the adjustable handles. I was shocked to see it but they do. I have a Freedom and a Lenni, and the only thing my Freedom has that I miss on the Lenni is the automatic fabric advance and quilt glide.
    The channel lock issue is easily dealt with using binder clips.
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    meg reacted to Sheagatzi in A modern quilt for my bed   
    I call myself the 'cobbler with no shoes'  because I quilt for everyone else except me!  
    So my goal was to make a quilt for our new house,   our new bed....
     
    I wanted calm neutral colours reminding me of sand or pebbles.....I made this quilt  using the pattern "Sweet Garden" from Carolina Patchworks.    I was intending to make the entire king size with this pattern -  and I did.  Then I hated it, so I chopped 2/3s of the pattern off and added white for some neutral breathing space.  
     
    Simple quilting in between the blocks.   
    And then I got carried away in the white.     [
     
     
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    meg reacted to Anniam in NEW-TO-ME 2009 Freedom   
    Whooo Hooo!  I am the proud owner of a 2009 Freedom.  So? What am I doing on here??? 
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    meg reacted to Laura Farnham in Straight Line and Rolling Feathers,......   
    Update,..... 
    I did point out mistake to customer and we both decided it needed to be fixed. 
    so,... spent an afternoon picking out stitches,  and 10 minutes to restitch the Feather,...
    I was happy to do it as it was my mistake,.... 
    I always point out mistakes if any,.. big or small
    and let the customer decide,.... 
    this one I knew she would want fixed,.... 
    She is very pleased with the end result!!! 
    and so am I!!! 
    Thanks for looking ,.... 
    Happy Quilting,...
    Laura
     
     
     
     
    Love the combination of the two,...  Simple,.. with a pop!!! 
    I used a double Cotton Batting on this one,..  wanted the feathers to stand up
    and take center stage,... Matching Glide Threads in the Grey, Burgundy and White Areas,...
    Thanks for looking,...
     
    ** can you see the mistake?  Found it after I pulled it off the frame,....  :0)
     
     

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    meg got a reaction from Bonnie H in It's been a while   
    I'll be praying for you, Bonnie.
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    meg reacted to brendasr8 in IQA Silent Auction Mini-Quilt   
    I was asked to donate a small quilt for the International Quilt Assoc. Silent Auction in Houston.  Here is the quilt that I created.  It is 21.5 in. square.  I quilted it on my George with 100 wt. silk on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin.  I was honored to have been asked to donate a quilt, but it's going to be hard to let this little gem go!
     
    If you go to the show this fall, please check out the silent auction quilts and maybe even place a bid!
     
    Brenda
     
     


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    meg reacted to carolinequilts in Studio Renovations Complete   
    Hi Everyone.
     
    It's been awhile since I've popped in here to share anything, but I've been working on my studio to update it with better lighting and a ceiling and cleaner look. There were many times I searched the forum on ideas for lighting. My situation is that I'm in a basement with no windows and low ceilings. Thank you for all your help.
     
    Loaded with ideas about fluorescent tube lighting, Deloa's lighting system, track lighting, pot lights, etc., I finally decided on pot lights that could be set in between the rafters, thus allowing the drop ceiling to remain as high as possible. We put lots of pot lights in - 29 to be exact. There are 4 BR30's in the main part of the room and 4 above the table providing good all over light. Then there is a row of 4 GU10's on either side of the table pointing towards the table. The row of pot lights above the table and the 2 rows of GU10's on either side are on their own sets of dimmer switches (3 dimmer switches - one for each row) allowing me to control where the light is coming from depending on which side of the table I'm working at and what type of quilting I'm doing.
     
    I'm working on my first quilt with the new set up today!
     
    You can see the pictures of the progress of my studio from 2005 to current here.
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    meg reacted to Quilting Heidi in Need help...Trouble controlling machine.   
    Check to see if Dave Jones will be in your area and have him come and go over your system!  He is fantastic at getting these machines to stitch perfectly and roll smoothly!  
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    meg got a reaction from whitepinesquilter in UPDATE ON HEAT PRESS- wanted recommendations for heat press to do t shirt quilts   
    I got a used heat press on my local craigslist.
    It's a tabletop model.
    I paid $75.
    I'm not home, so I can't tell you the brand.
    I spend a fraction of the time I used to on stabilizing.
    I think it was a good buy.
    I don't make that many tshirt quilts, but I wouldn't make any without this tool.
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    meg got a reaction from micajah in UPDATE ON HEAT PRESS- wanted recommendations for heat press to do t shirt quilts   
    I got a used heat press on my local craigslist.
    It's a tabletop model.
    I paid $75.
    I'm not home, so I can't tell you the brand.
    I spend a fraction of the time I used to on stabilizing.
    I think it was a good buy.
    I don't make that many tshirt quilts, but I wouldn't make any without this tool.
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    meg reacted to Mrs.A in The Quilt with the Dragon Tattoo by Nancy Arseneault 2014   
    Will now attempt to load photos of my new quilt: The Quilt with the Dragon Tattoo from the Tucson Quilt Fiesta last weekend.  My record with adding photos is not too good…hope this will work.
     
    When my husband became obsessed with THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO books & movies, I collaborated with tattoo artist Stephanie Davis to include my favorite quilting motifs (feathers, spirals, dots) into an original drawing of a Chinese dragon.  Then I turned the black & white drawing into this quilt.  It is machine appliquéd and was quilted on my APQS George machine with feathers, several traditional Sashiko patterns and some scribbling or thread painting.  Silk, metallic, cotton, rayon and polyester threads in all sizes (12 to 100) were used in the decorative stitching and quilting.  Started in January 2013, completed January 2014.
     
     
     

     

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    meg got a reaction from JenniferBernard in Lesson Learnt   
    Wow!
    I have a hard time wrapping my head around the idea of creepy quilters.
    Seems like an oxymoron...I always think quilters are good people.
    I guess it takes all kinds.
    And in the end, everyone gets their just desserts.
    When you're going thru something like this, I imagine knowing this doesn't really help much.
    It really stinks that honest folks get taken advantage of by nasty people.
    I'm very sorry this happened to both Wendy & Marci.
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    meg reacted to Borderline Quilter in Toot Toot!   
    Can I share my news?
     
    Had a call this evening to tell me that I won 1st for Longarming at Quilts UK, Malvern on my Customer Mary's quilt...WooHoo! 

    It was a stunning top even before quilting!
     

    Marys Feathered Star Applique 2 by Borderline Quilter, on Flickr   Marys Feathered Star applique 1 by Borderline Quilter, on Flickr  
     
     
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    meg got a reaction from Gretchen in Oiling tip   
    The oil that I buy at the Bernina dealer is yellow when I buy it!!
    I threw it out and only use the clear oil now in all my machines.
    I'm hoping it makes a difference in how long I can between service visits.
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    meg reacted to Quilting Heidi in Oiling tip   
    Meg I do this for my piecing thread and it does make a difference in my humble opinion!  My stitches look nicer and I have NEVER had any issues with oil spots.  Mineral Oil is not an oil like say baby oil.  It is the same thing thread lube is made of and it is much cheaper than buying that little bottle at Joanns.  You don't have to soak the thread either you can just put some beads down the spool or cone and add as you use it.  Remember anytime you have a problem with stitches on the longarm you can use the mineral oil too.  I don't usually need to but sometimes with things like metallics it can make all the difference.  I use this on my Viking and I have to say it has never sounded so good or stitched so nicely!  You don't have to soak it so that the thread is saturating the machine either.  Funny that I've heard even Bernina is recommending this on one of their newer models, can't remember which one but it solved the complaints about broken thread.
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    meg reacted to Sharon M in 2 Lightning Strikes Bargello Quilts finished   
    Hi everyone! I'm finally responding to Ardelle's challenge to post pictures! Due to my crazy busy life, I was only able to complete 2 quilts in the past year. In less than 5 years, I've been blessed with 5 grandbabies... the 6th is due any day, and I haven't even started a baby quilt yet! These little munchkins plus a full time job keep a Gramma busy! LOL
    Both quilts are bargellos... "Lightning Strikes" is one of my favorite patterns. The first, the green one, was made for my son's wedding last January. One of my first attempts at custom, I sweat buckets over the thought, but in the end, I'm pleased with how it turned out. I used Ronda Byer's rulers for the border... first attempt with them. They are so easy to use. Quilter's dream wool, it's my new favorite batting), and a silver/grey minky on the back. Ok, now to try posting pictures, fingers crossed that it works.

    IMG_5811 by Sharon M2013, on Flickr

    IMG_5818 by Sharon M2013, on Flickr

    IMG_5814 by Sharon M2013, on Flickr

    IMG_5812 by Sharon M2013, on Flickr

    IMG_5824 by Sharon M2013, on Flickr


    IMG_5820 by Sharon M2013, on Flickr
    The second, oranges & browns, was for my daughter & son-in-law. She wanted the quilting to follow the lines of color. Was tons of rolling back & forth, I think it took longer than the first one. Again, Quilters dream wool, and brown minky on the back.
    Both quilts are king size... 110 x 110 They take up my entire floor space in the living room

    IMG_6206 by Sharon M2013, on Flickr

    IMG_6207 by Sharon M2013, on Flickr

    IMG_6208 by Sharon M2013, on Flickr

    IMG_6214 by Sharon M2013, on Flickr

    Both girls picked the Lightning Strikes pattern, and they each chose their own colors, all Jinny Byer fabrics. I have her portable pallette... such a wonderful tool for choosing fabrics, especially bargellos. No issues at all with the minky backing, it quilted beautifully
    Thanks for looking, and thanks for the challenge Ardelle! And thanks also to Heidi for the instructions on using Flickr
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    meg reacted to Butterfly in Mariners compass   
    Here's the last quilt of the year off the frame. It had lots of fullness issues so I had to heavily quilt it. I also got to use my quiltazoid to make the stars. I also meant to put a star in the middle but I forgot. There's so much fabric under there though that its probably best that I didn't try.
    Jess

    Mariners compass by butterflyjess03, on Flickr

    image by butterflyjess03, on Flickr

    image by butterflyjess03, on Flickr

    image by butterflyjess03, on Flickr
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    meg got a reaction from cdilday in Why I Needed George's Help...King Bedspread finished!   
    if this is the honeymoon, clearly this is your second marriage!
    fabulous!
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