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  1. will all the free updates follow this system from previous owner to new owner? any warranty?
  2. Back with update. I did check with my insurance company and was told it was OK ... however ... and I didn't like the sounds of that "however" ... if someone falls it opens a whole can of worms that we just don't need to deal with ... and basically it's whatever we are comfortable with, and we're comfortable with having no visitors to the studio. First of all, I don't have customers come to my studio in the first place. When I first started I had two "customers" come to visit and it slowly dawned on me that they were there to check out the competition for their friend(s) ... nah, not goin
  3. I haven't been a long-armer for too long - 2010 - and I've had my share of wonderful clients and like a lot of you I've a few stinkeroos along the way. And then when I think I'm prepared for anything along comes a horse of a different color. I emailed the client today, letting her know that her quilt is going on the machine this week and I'm wanting to confirm what we had decided 3 months ago when I accepted her quilt ... light to medium custom, batting, making/applying binding. She responded postively to my email (yea!!) and then asked if she "could come help/watch throughout the pr
  4. The echo quilted Curling Colors is the one that I've found, the original quilt. I have found a different one ... shame there's only 2 to look at ... gives me pause if you know what I mean. I have one idea but would sure like to see some other quilting of this beautiful quilt. Might have to just go with what I've got. Thanks to all.
  5. Okay, I'll try again ... having trouble posting question... In the near future I'll be quilting the Jacqueline de Jonge Curling Colors quilt ... does anyone have any suggestions/ideas/input as to how to quilt this beautiful quilt? I don't have a pic as it is still at the piecers; however, I googled it and the images that came up were of the original quilt so no real quilting ideas to be found. Thank you for your help. I'm always inspired by the ideas that come from this forum.
  6. my position has always been - if i put it there then it's my responsibility to remove/take it out. I learned early on to go easy with marking and now i only use non-wax white chalk or a dot of blue marking pen (applied before quilt goes on the machine). I found that if I applied the blue dot while quilt top was on top of batting I could get bleed through to the top again. So go easy on the blue. I also tie and bury threads. I don't expect customer to do that. Doesn't help with your present problem but may prevent future ones. Seriously, I'd do my best to remove the blue then explain to
  7. OK, no pictures ... but have you ever gotten in the midst of a somewhat intense custom job and just wondered how the heck you got into the middle of this hot mess? I am just hoping that I've had my nose too close and I'm not seeing this job with clarity. Oh, my! I'm standing here imagining that all you great quilters just have such a smooth ride across and down your quilts ... and I'm the only one who has to stop and pick out stitches ... time and time again...and do other unbelievable tasks just to make it a bit more pretty. Believe me, this is nowhere even near close to perfect ... I'm
  8. Just noticed the cute Christmas bow on top of the APQS logo at top left of the page ... I love Christmas bows!
  9. "Neither of my Grandmothers worked a day in their lives and they were devoted to family and the home." I am assuming that you mean neither Grandmother worked OUTSIDE the home, because you better believe they worked INSIDE the home. Good topic, great advice ... give with an open hand, no hook (no expectations). Do what your heart is telling you to do.
  10. I was at a quilting function this morning and someone mentioned that one of the quilting magazines was shutting down ... but of course, person delivering this bit of news couldn't recall exactly which magazine it is. Any ideas? Thanks ... curious minds want to know...
  11. I have downloaded the Demo Quilt Path and playing around with it, deciding whether to purchase or not. When playing with this, I cannot figure out how to take a design, for instance the little duck, and make it repeat across the 'quilt' like a panto. What am I missing here? Thank for any help.
  12. I won't bore you with details except to say that I have found this stoopid saying more correct the more I quilt ... I have about 1 hour more of custom quilting on this gorgeous quilt, and I look and see a 'darkish' area ... where it shouldn't be 'darkish' ... this has a beautiful beige background ... i'm thinking my cataracts must be kicking in ... it starts to bug me and I grab the flashlight and flash from the back of the quilt ... OMG! a tangle of dark threads has gathered in one area! Cripes! So my last hour has now turned into 2 hours because it's going to take me at least another hour
  13. I am intrigued by the Stella Lighting, not so intrigued by its price .... and I see where they are coming out with a floor model. Has anyone tried this and if so, what's the verdict? http://stellalighting.com/
  14. Rule of thumb is to wait at least 1 year before making these big decisions. Been there, done that ... and the advice is good. Spend this time grieving and constructing a life for yourself. Don't sell your house, don't sell your business, and don't make any big promises to anyone at this time. Time will heal and only you know how much time that will take. If quilting was something you enjoyed at one time, it may be something you can return to in the future. Lots of prayers and wishes for you are being sent your way ... give them time to work their heavenly magic.
  15. I’m flummoxed … before I got my long-arm I had a local long-armer quilting my quilts. At that time I was a prolific piecer so I was giving her plenty of quilts each year. And I was paying a really good price (good being upper tier for our area), but she had a reputation for doing great work. On several quilts I started noticing that she was using the same panto over and over … big panto for big quilts. Ok, mildly annoying but about that time I got my machine and started doing my own. Several of my friends use her and that’s a-ok. Not a problem . I have plenty of customers. And I ha
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