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    connieb got a reaction from Quilta93 in Stitch Regulator on Millennium stitch length   
    If you set your regulator at 10 stitches per inch and then make a big square starting at the upper left corner, then measure the stitches, this will help you decipher if one of the encoders is not functioning correctly.
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    connieb reacted to harcathy in Baby quilt   
    This is a baby quilt I made for a soon to be born baby boy. The nursery is an “Under the Sea” theme.

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    connieb reacted to Sheri Butler in FORUMS OR FACEBOOK CURIOUS   
    HI Connie...im on my FB more than im on the forum...or any forum for that matter.....
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    connieb got a reaction from Mary Beth in FORUMS OR FACEBOOK CURIOUS   
    I may be the odd one but I like both.  I have been on this forum since 2010 and have learned SO much from everyone here.  I know I'm a better quilter because of this forum.  The support is awesome.  Although I have had a hard time with this format since it changed and have really not used it as much as I use to.  Probably more my lack of tech ability than anything else.  The "I Love APQS" FB page is the only quilting group I'm a part of on FB.  I've gotten help and shard pictures there.  I've learned if I just leave it on that page, the posts there are the only thing I see.   
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    connieb reacted to Kwiltr in Moroccan Vibe-ish   
    It must be picture day today!  I just finished binding this quilt I finished quilting right before Christmas. Yesterday was finally dry enough with a little break through light in the clouds so ran outside for pictures. This quilt is a takeoff of the SKOW Moroccan Vibe, enlarged to fit our bed to 96”x 117. This was the quilt I asked so many questions here about double batting and hopping foot height etc.   It was certainly a learning experience in so many ways.  Quilted on Lenni. 

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    connieb reacted to clgtennis in Metro Rings - finally finished!   
    Between work and the holidays I was finally able to get this quilt on and off my frame.  It's a commission quilt for a co-worker/friend and thankfully she was not in a hurry.  I used quilt designs from House of Creations (they stitched beautifully!) and my Freedom with Intelliquilter.  Just need to add the label and off it will go.

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    connieb reacted to quiltmonkey in This is what it's all about.......   
    A few months ago, my neighbor's 13 year old daughter asked me to help her make a quilt. How could I say no? Twist my arm? LOL!  
    Anyway, this Christmas break, we got together, she picked a quilt pattern (The Road to Oklahoma) and then we went shopping for fabrics. Ultimately, I wanted her to be the decision maker for her fabrics, batting, backing, etc... I didn't want to say "NO" so I gave her some gentle guidance with fabric choices, and she chose a variety of pastel pinks, blues, grays and a tone on tone white for the background and we added a pretty light pink inner border fabric and outer border that had all of the colors of her quilt. We used the extra strips of pastel gray and pinks for the binding. She chose ultra high loft polyester batting and the backing was lusciously soft pink and white minkee. I told her to buy extra minkee backing to make sure we had plenty of backing and I told her if we had leftover minkee we could use it to make something else...  And if you're curious what we did with the leftover minkee... I had enough to make two pillow cases (I surprised her with those!!) Can you imagine how soft that might be to lay your pretty little head?  We also made a label and sewed it on the back "Made by Jacee, January 2018, North Pole Alaska" when it came to the quilting part, I showed her all sorts of adorable quilting designs she could pick from... but surprisingly, she wanted a meander. OK, girl... you got it!
    She is absolutely thrilled with this (she now realized how much work goes into making a quilt!). I told her the more you wash it the softer it will get and it will last many many years. So here she is cuddled inside her quilt. She's a beautiful girl. It felt good to share my love of quilting and inspire her to possibly do this again in the future. She's really into soccer (like serious stuff -- she could be an olympian...she's that good at soccer she plays in soccer tournaments all over the west coast!)  I can imagine her bringing this quilt with her to the soccer tourneys, sleep-overs with school friends, etc... it will be loved and used for sure!  A bonus to the story, her mom and dad are completely over the moon about this. In fact, Mom came over and helped us pin and lay out the quilt while Jacee sewed. When Mom and Jacee were out of state at a soccer tournament, her Daddy came over one day to sew the outer border on the quilt. So, it was a family project that all of them can take pride in. YAAY! 
    Anyway, thought I'd share this sweet story. Happy quilting everyone! 

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    connieb reacted to Kwiltr in Christmas Lonestar   
    I just put this one in the mail to my in-laws yesterday. It’s a Moda Bake Shop quilt pattern using a Jelly Roll, which gave me a little trouble and I ended up doing some creative piecing to get it finished. I used Superior Monopoly to ditch it, beside the ditch, as the seams are all pressed open, then completed the rest with a Glide 40wt. Lenni worked really well with the Monopoly, thank the quilting gods! ;-).  It’s about 60” square after washing. And I need to give credit to Tracey Russell from Whirls n Swirls Quilting who came out with the background full video the day I put it on the frame!  

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    connieb reacted to Kwiltr in Christmas Quilting   
    Just a few projects completed for Christmas. The table runners are from a Sew Kind of Wonderful free pattern on their website and the tree skirt inspiration came from Pinterest at the request of our son who wanted a "cabin themed" tree skirt.  The three tree'd runner was my first project off my new Lucey!  I'm loving the extra room already!

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    connieb reacted to Bonnie in Ok in Kudos   
    Just wanted to tell all I got great service from APQS factory on my Millie. Thanks for all you do for your customers. 
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    connieb got a reaction from Quilta93 in Niece wanted to make a quilt   
    Wow, great work for a first time ever!  She's going to be great so long as she keeps on loving it.
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    connieb got a reaction from dbams in Using Two Layers of Batting   
    Kathy, I'm in Deer Park, WA, near Spokane, I don't know how far away from you that is but I'd be happy to get together and teach each other all that we've learned.  I got Lenni in 2010 and have had classes and practice, practice, practice.  I have lots to learn too but am happy to share what I have learned.
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    connieb reacted to PennyQuilts2 in I finished my Twinkle Star   
    Put this on the long arm this morning.  I finished the binding after lunch.  Love it!!

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    connieb got a reaction from NHDeb in Customers quilt - the one that was stained   
    I really like how it turned out and so glad the stain came out.

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    connieb got a reaction from Marie0722 in Customers quilt - the one that was stained   
    I really like how it turned out and so glad the stain came out.

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    connieb got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Ughh - help please - stain - update   
    It is horrifying.  Was so glad it came out.  And my customer was so gracious about it.
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    connieb got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Ughh - help please - stain - update   
    I finally did it, I swore I'd never, but it happened.   I thought I picked up the air erase pen but I actually picked up the gel pen that is the same color.  I now have a horrible mark on a customers quilt.  I need suggestions on what to use to get this out.  I've used Sew Clean so far and it's taken some of it out but not all the way gone.  Thank you
    Thank you for the suggestions.  I tried Sew Clean but it was only working sort of.  So I tried the Dawn dish soap and it didn't do anything.  So  I tried the rubbing alcohol and that didn't do anything.  I was heading to the store and googled "how to get gel pen out of fabric" (I really didn't want to go to the store) and it said to mix equal parts rubbing alcohol and vinegar and apply to stain, leave for minimum of 5 minutes, then apply table salt and let set for 5 or more minutes.  Then using old toothbrush scrub stained area.  If it doesn't all come out repeat.  It was almost all out so long story short I had to do the process a total of 3 times and the stain is gone.   What a relief. 
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    connieb reacted to quilterkp in Customers quilt - the one that was stained   
    No, those feathers are FABULOUS!!!!   :-)
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    connieb reacted to T Row Studio in Customers quilt - the one that was stained   
    yes it is lovely..... well done
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    connieb reacted to Primitive1 in Antique Buttermold Quilt   
    I finally finished one of my own during a slow time in my customer base......

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    connieb reacted to MaryQuiltsTx in Amazing People   
    Last week I changed my needle in my Lenni and accidentally put it in backward. It immediately got hung up and blew a fuse. I used my extra fuse and fixed it. No problems. So today I remembered I needed to order some fuses. I went to the Quilted Joy website because I had had good service from them before. I ordered 6 fuses. My thinking, "I have to order them so get several" and since I am somewhat anal it has to be a round number like a half a dozen, right?   The owner of Quilted Joy, Angela Huffman, saw my order and her thinking was "does this lady have a problem?" So she called me to see if my machine was regularly blowing fuses and to see if she could offer help. Yes, she really did do that. I was floored. I did not buy my machine from her. I don't even live in the same state as she does. But she took the time to see if I needed help. I find that amazing and very uplifting. No one does that anymore.  APQS has some amazing people representing them and I am glad (even though I am having some thread issues at the moment) I bought an APQS machine. I wanted to be sure to acknowledge her kindness because I think society as a whole is sometimes quicker to complain than to compliment.
    So thank you Angela.
    (And yes, I asked her about my thread problem and she told me a few things to check on. How nice is that.)
    I also want to thank the folks on this forum who are always taking time to offer advice and help whenever I have a question. I was feeling kinda bummed about the problems I am having but I feel better and know that there is support out there. So thank you.
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    connieb got a reaction from RosemaryJ08 in Ughh - help please - stain - update   
    It is horrifying.  Was so glad it came out.  And my customer was so gracious about it.
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    connieb got a reaction from Bonnie in Ok in Customers quilt - the one that was stained   
    I really like how it turned out and so glad the stain came out.

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    connieb got a reaction from Oma in Customers quilt - the one that was stained   
    I really like how it turned out and so glad the stain came out.

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    connieb got a reaction from Gail O in Customers quilt - the one that was stained   
    I really like how it turned out and so glad the stain came out.

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