Lynne in Iowa

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    Lynne in Iowa got a reaction from Battynurse in making Tshirt quilts for clients   
    The LQS here charges $17/shirt that includes everything. You bring in the shirts and get a finished quilt. Simple squares with sashing and a border, E2E quilting.
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    Lynne in Iowa got a reaction from GMALKB in What do you do with these?   
    I don't use the magnetic ones, but I am fortunate that my bobbins also fit my DSM so I use them for piecing.  Sometimes there is a lot more there than you realize, others not so much,
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    Lynne in Iowa got a reaction from Oma in Pattern in Quiltmaker   
    Cute.  I love designing quilts around panels.  I like the little cupcakes in the corners!
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    Lynne in Iowa got a reaction from maggienoella in Maybe this isn't for me? Update   
    I can relate.  I never got the hang of working the machine.  I could do a great meander, some clouds and some pointy things but that was as far as I could master.  I took lots of classes but just couldn't get it from my brain to my hands.  I bought a quilt path and it is great, does exactly what I tell it to. (Most of the time anyway!)
     
    I still don't use my machine as much as I should.  It is that lonely thing.  My machine is in a room with a teeny tiny window with no view in my husband's tractor shop.  I have to leave the house and go out there by myself most of the time if I want to use it.  There is no internet or TV there because it won't get a signal in the metal room inside the metal shed.  I can get one radio station with really bad elevator music.  I know if I could get the machine in the house I would use it a lot more.  Countdown 4 1/2 years to new house with a big sewing room!
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    Lynne in Iowa reacted to ffq-lar in Maybe this isn't for me? Update   
    Too bad there isn't a longarm retreat like there are quilting retreats. Someplace where stitchers of all levels could support each other, where there is a machine for each person, and where there are classes or one-on-one to help you take (or be pushed off) the next step.  
    My first classes were at Longarm University in 2004 and Cindy Roth did a great job educating about starting a business, with three days of lectures and two other instructors. But only a bit of hands-on since she had only one machine. 
    Maybe one of the APQS learning centers could try this approach to support their customers. I paid a lot of $$ for those three days and I'm sure there's a market for this type of retreat.
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    Lynne in Iowa got a reaction from GMALKB in Maybe this isn't for me? Update   
    I can relate.  I never got the hang of working the machine.  I could do a great meander, some clouds and some pointy things but that was as far as I could master.  I took lots of classes but just couldn't get it from my brain to my hands.  I bought a quilt path and it is great, does exactly what I tell it to. (Most of the time anyway!)
     
    I still don't use my machine as much as I should.  It is that lonely thing.  My machine is in a room with a teeny tiny window with no view in my husband's tractor shop.  I have to leave the house and go out there by myself most of the time if I want to use it.  There is no internet or TV there because it won't get a signal in the metal room inside the metal shed.  I can get one radio station with really bad elevator music.  I know if I could get the machine in the house I would use it a lot more.  Countdown 4 1/2 years to new house with a big sewing room!
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    Lynne in Iowa got a reaction from GMALKB in What to do with the old table???   
    I'm going to put laminate counter top on mine to make an adjustable height cutting table.  Haven't quite figured out how yet but when I have room for it that's what I'm doing.
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    Lynne in Iowa got a reaction from Zora in Cold!!!!   
    Oh to have it be 40 degrees...Thats shirt sleeve weather!  
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    Lynne in Iowa got a reaction from RitaR in NQR Phone spam   
    You could really throw them and tell them you don't have a computer and will give your carpenter a call to come look at your windows
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    Lynne in Iowa got a reaction from ffq-lar in NQR Phone spam   
    You could really throw them and tell them you don't have a computer and will give your carpenter a call to come look at your windows
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    Lynne in Iowa got a reaction from GMALKB in NQR Phone spam   
    You could really throw them and tell them you don't have a computer and will give your carpenter a call to come look at your windows
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    Lynne in Iowa got a reaction from WandaGerdes in Iowa Hawkeye Quilts   
    Great quilts Linda.  Wrong colors but great quilts!  Go Clones!  
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    Lynne in Iowa got a reaction from Gail O in What would you like Santa to bring you?   
    Linda call Des Moines up and see about having someone come out and installing your Bliss, you aren't that far away.  They came and installed my Lenni and then came and installed my Quilt Path when I got it.  It may have cost me a little extra for them to do it, but it was totally worth it.  As long as hubby didn't have to help it was totally worth it to him to pay for them to come do it!  (We don't always interpret directions the same way... it is better for our marriage to work on projects alone or have some one else come do it.)
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    Lynne in Iowa got a reaction from Beachside Quilter in What would you like Santa to bring you?   
    Linda call Des Moines up and see about having someone come out and installing your Bliss, you aren't that far away.  They came and installed my Lenni and then came and installed my Quilt Path when I got it.  It may have cost me a little extra for them to do it, but it was totally worth it.  As long as hubby didn't have to help it was totally worth it to him to pay for them to come do it!  (We don't always interpret directions the same way... it is better for our marriage to work on projects alone or have some one else come do it.)
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    Lynne in Iowa reacted to Oma in What would you like Santa to bring you?   
    Sewingpup, what you're wishing for is a "wife".  I've wanted one of those for years.  LOL!
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    Lynne in Iowa reacted to ffq-lar in Thread!   
    I agree with everything you've said, Sharon---especially about King Tut!
     
    I want to add that the reason some people have warned against rayon embroidery thread is the fact that it sometimes isn't colorfast. It's been known to bleed badly and forever when laundered. Maybe a recommendation to test for bleeding before using---a nice yard or so of thread in a glass measuring cup of water put in the microwave and heated to boiling will show if it's a bleeder.
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    Lynne in Iowa got a reaction from Leigh in Quiltazoid with Spiro attachment for sale SOLD   
    If you have an address or phone number for them contact them even though they no longer manufacture the quiltazoid.  I'm sure they still have the instruction sheets and would be able to get copies to you.  They were a small mom and pop company and have always been extremely helpful answering questions.  I don't have my things here with me right now so I can't help you out with the number or address.
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    Lynne in Iowa reacted to chickenscratch in My week   
    I love that baby quilt. What color thread did you use?  It really pops
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    Lynne in Iowa reacted to LeeAnn in need help on backing   
    Thanks Linda for printing your technique!  Do you have this on video?  I am a visual learner and while I think I followed most of it, I wondered if you had ever taped yourself loading a quilt.  Post it to Youtube?  If not, I will have to print out your directions and take them to my machine and try to follow it.  I have been using zippers the past several years and wondered if there was a better way.
    Thanks again!  I appreciate all the advice you give on this site.  You're the best!
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    Lynne in Iowa got a reaction from Oma in Christmas TMB now finished   
    I have that same angel fabric waiting to be the back of just the right quilt!
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    Lynne in Iowa got a reaction from GMALKB in State Fair...........   
    I saw both of Linda and Jennifer's projects.  Someday maybe I'll enter one just to say I did.  Some of the one's with ribbons, I wondered about too.  The colors in the Best of Show quilt were amazing.
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    Lynne in Iowa reacted to jmcclannan in Quilt Police   
    Who knew snails could only turn one way??  That woman needs to find something more interesting to do!
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    Lynne in Iowa reacted to Zora in Quilt Police   
    There's a right and wrong way for Snail's Trails to swirl???? Seriously????
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    Lynne in Iowa got a reaction from GMALKB in 2015 MQS has a new location!!   
    A friend in the CR guild just told me this this morning.  It is only an hour away!  I think hubby will just have to find someone else to help plant corn for a day or so next May!
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    Lynne in Iowa got a reaction from nancyharper in I am getting the Millie do I need to pay for installation?   
    If you can afford it, do it.  It also gives you a chance to ask some basic questions and have them show you how everything works.