Mary T

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  1. Hello. I machine quilt with an APQS Millenium long arm. I just received a quilt from a customer. She would like some of the quilting to be with wool thread. I have two requests: 1. If you have any experience with quilting with wool thread, please share. 2. Do you have a recommendation for the actual wool thread? I found some aurifil lana wool thread, but I am uncertain if I can use it on my Millie. Thanks for any input you may have!! Mary T 2005 Hand driven Millue
  2. This looks like it was lots of fun to quilt! It's delightful. Mary T
  3. Someday I want to be able to quilt like that! It's gorgeous! Mary T
  4. I'd love to see the completed project! Have fun with it! Mary
  5. Mary T

    Sewing room finished

    What a wonderful place to be! Mary T
  6. I'm in the process of loading a very large flannel quilt. I have the top almost loaded, and realized that I did not measure the length of the quilt to see if both sides are the same, and now it appears that the left side is an inch or so longer than the right side. Can you give me some ideas of how to handle this? I assume that first I need to unload the top. I don't really want to take the border off and fix it, but is this the best way to handle this? Thanks much! Mary T in Minnesota Joyfully Stitching on my Millie
  7. This little quilt is absolutely delightful!! And what a wonderful way to practice with all those great tools!! Mary
  8. Thank you all for your wonderful assistance! What great advice!
  9. Hi! I'm a newby, but have been reading this forum for months while I learn to use my Millie. I just finished my first customer quilt, and have a few questions regarding the finishing work once the quilt is off the frame. 1) Should I trim the excess batting and backing to some point? There's about 2 ft of excess batting, and the backing is generous - about 6-8 inches on each side. 2) What do you use for a bag for the quilt when you return it? Do you have something special you use? Is 'any old bag' acceptable? I want to give a professional impression, and think this could have an impact. 3) This is this first time this quilter has used a longarm quilter, and somehow when we discussed her picking it up, she left me with the impression that she expects the quilt to be in a 'ready to use' condition. However, I am not planning to bind it for her. I realized this long after she had left. How do you suggest I 'remind' her of this needed step? Should I offer to do this for her with all the excess backing? How much $$ should I ask for this service? Thanks so much for your help! Mary T MN
  10. While we're on the topic of Pantos, I'd greatly appreciate some additional 'favorites'. Pantos and/or designers. Thank you much. Mary
  11. Brilliant! I love this idea. As a new long arm quilter I can start this now, when I have only 1/2 doz panto's, and maintain it as my business grows! Thanks for the wonderful idea. Mary