s.waits

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    s.waits got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Maddie sewing   
    Heidi,
    That's a beautiful picture! Madison looks like she's having a ball!
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    s.waits got a reaction from Busy Quilting in Featheration 2Blu More close ups added   
    Whoohoo! Beautiful!
    Congratulations!
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    s.waits got a reaction from jandcembroidery in Skinny Quilt Top 39x78   
    James,
    It looks wonderful. I know your granddaughter is going to be thrilled!
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    s.waits got a reaction from Oma in Halloween quilt   
    Fun, fun, fun quilt!!! And perfect for the season. I like the bright green fabric with the witchy characters in it. The houndstooth print in either the orange or purple would make a nice binding as someone suggested. Regardless, it's going to be perfect!
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    s.waits got a reaction from Myrna Ficken in Black and White Quilt   
    Myrna,
    You're my hero! That quilt has enough challenges to scare me right out of trying it! I haven't had a lot of success quilting on black, and here you have white on front with a black back, with nary a peep of bobbin thread peeking through. So I have to ask, did you use black bobbin thread, or match your top thread?
    Either way, the quilt is gorgeous, your quilting is perfect. It has a very distinct look that makes me think of the 50's or 60's, very George Jetson!
     
    EDIT:
    By challenges, I mean I've had very little success while working with black, and the idea of trying to quilt with minky on the back scares the dickens out of me, not that there is anything wrong with the quilt top. I read back over my post and thought "Gee, that sounds bad". Please don't think that, it's not what I meant at all!
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    s.waits got a reaction from MastiffMomQlt in Winding Ways ideas, PLEASE!   
    Caren,
    I've never quilted one of these, but if your fabric selection allows you to see the secondary circular pattern, I would do something to emphasize that. I'm sure it'll be beautiful no matter what you do.
    Good luck!
     
    PS. There's an impressive amount of eye candy over on Pinterest.com that might give you some inspiration.
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    s.waits got a reaction from WandaGerdes in Advice on a new longarm machine   
    :angry:I hate to hear you are having such problems with your machine. Zeke's solution might be the best you can do in the end, but there are a couple other things I would try first.
     
    Talk to the dealer you have been working with, and get as much information out of him as you can. Who has he spoken with at the manufacturer, what is their phone number, email address, etc. I would expect to hear that a repair ticket has been opened, or some equivalent. They should have some record of the problems you've been having. Once you've gotten everything you can out of him, contact the company directly. Ask them exactly what they will or will not do, and what expenses they will cover, like shipping. If you're not satisfied with the customer service you get, escalate the call.
    As someone else said, read your warranty carefully. If you don't have a copy of the complete document, request one. Do some research on the company; find their address and the names and addresses of the company's officers (preferably mailing address and email address). Send a letter of complaint to each of them, detailing the problems with the machine and the steps you've taken to resolve them, and ask them to rectify the problem, at their expense.
     
    If all else fails, do as Zeke suggested and sell the sucker. The amount you get out of it may not be enough to get you into another machine, but it is better than throwing good money after bad.
     
    Oh yeah, if they don't make you whole again, I would report them to every agency I could think of, like the Better Business Bureau, Consumer Reports, etc.
     
    Good Luck!
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    s.waits got a reaction from jgardog in Advice on a new longarm machine   
    :angry:I hate to hear you are having such problems with your machine. Zeke's solution might be the best you can do in the end, but there are a couple other things I would try first.
     
    Talk to the dealer you have been working with, and get as much information out of him as you can. Who has he spoken with at the manufacturer, what is their phone number, email address, etc. I would expect to hear that a repair ticket has been opened, or some equivalent. They should have some record of the problems you've been having. Once you've gotten everything you can out of him, contact the company directly. Ask them exactly what they will or will not do, and what expenses they will cover, like shipping. If you're not satisfied with the customer service you get, escalate the call.
    As someone else said, read your warranty carefully. If you don't have a copy of the complete document, request one. Do some research on the company; find their address and the names and addresses of the company's officers (preferably mailing address and email address). Send a letter of complaint to each of them, detailing the problems with the machine and the steps you've taken to resolve them, and ask them to rectify the problem, at their expense.
     
    If all else fails, do as Zeke suggested and sell the sucker. The amount you get out of it may not be enough to get you into another machine, but it is better than throwing good money after bad.
     
    Oh yeah, if they don't make you whole again, I would report them to every agency I could think of, like the Better Business Bureau, Consumer Reports, etc.
     
    Good Luck!
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    s.waits got a reaction from T Row Studio in Finally got my Bliss installed YA!!! look at my first quilt that is blissed   
    What's not perfect about it? It looks beautiful to me! And I really love the wood grain effect you worked in the background, just perfect!
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    s.waits got a reaction from WW Quilter in Doodling Practice - High Contrast Thread   
    Damn!!! I wish I could "play" the way you do!!!!!!!
    Oh, well, maybe when I get rich enough to give up the day job.....until then, I'll keep drooling over the photos you guys post!
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    s.waits got a reaction from pumpkinpatchquilter in Doodling Practice - High Contrast Thread   
    Damn!!! I wish I could "play" the way you do!!!!!!!
    Oh, well, maybe when I get rich enough to give up the day job.....until then, I'll keep drooling over the photos you guys post!
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    s.waits got a reaction from Wyonut2run in Doodling Practice - High Contrast Thread   
    Damn!!! I wish I could "play" the way you do!!!!!!!
    Oh, well, maybe when I get rich enough to give up the day job.....until then, I'll keep drooling over the photos you guys post!
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    s.waits got a reaction from mcthirl in Baby Girl Quilt   
    This is just a simple little baby quilt I made up to sell. The fabrics are all from my stash, cotton batting, pale yellow So Fine and white Glide on top, magna glide bobbin.
    I don't post photos too often, so bear with me if this doesn't work the first time.  
     
     
    2014-04-21 08.57.04 by s.waits, on Flickr
     
     
    2014-04-21 08.57.17 by s.waits, on Flickr
     
    2014-04-21 08.58.07 by s.waits, on Flickr
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    s.waits got a reaction from dbams in First Circlelord Quilt Completed   
    Mercedes,
    When I first got my Millie, I didn't want to do pantographs for the same reason, I wanted to do custom/freehand work. However, I've since changed my mind. I have found that using the pantographs has actually helped with the freehand stuff. I can follow the pantograph design and not worry about where I'm going next. As a result, my shapes have gotten better, my curves smoother, and my overall control has improved. So don't be afraid of using the boards, in the long run, your muscles are still learning the shapes and the movements necessary to do freehand work. It's all good!
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    s.waits got a reaction from delld in My eye candy this last few weeks.   
    I'm having issues with Flickr too. Keeps telling me those photos are "private". I agree with you, Bonnie, how rude!
     
    Dell, looks like you've been very busy again! I always love to see your work. I'll try again later.
     
    Thanks for sharing!
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    s.waits got a reaction from klwheeler in What would you like Santa to bring you?   
    Time off from my "real" job. And I'm getting it!!! Just put in my time off request today. Provided my boss doesn't veto my plans, I am taking off from December 24th to January 5th. Can't wait!!
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    s.waits got a reaction from Oma in What would you like Santa to bring you?   
    Time off from my "real" job. And I'm getting it!!! Just put in my time off request today. Provided my boss doesn't veto my plans, I am taking off from December 24th to January 5th. Can't wait!!
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    s.waits got a reaction from delld in My first "Quilt Path" quilt   
    Shirley,
    I completely agree about Windows 8!!! It does eventually get easier, but I still hate it.
     
    Dell,
    BEAUTIFUL!  The spiders are nice, but I'm not a spider kinda girl. The Monster Trucks on the other hand, are AWESOME!!! Both look fantastic, go girl!
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    s.waits got a reaction from dmwest in Thread!   
    I have used all sorts of thread with my Millie, with varying degrees of success. Maxilock works fine, no problems, and I have lots of it since I was already using it with my serger. I love the look of King Tut, but my machine hates it, constant thread breaks. Superior So Fine, and Glide work well. Like you, I was told not to use all the beautiful rayon embroidery threads, of which I already had a nice collection. But I decided to try them one day anyway. Worked like a charm, and have so far not self-destructed. Most of the quilts I make are utility quilts, meant to get lots of use and washing, and not to last forever. I want them to be loved and used, not put away in a closet somewhere and never brought out. So I don't worry about whether or not the thread will still be in good condition 50 or 100 years from now. I use what I like, and what works well with my machine. It'll last as long as I intend for it to.
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    s.waits got a reaction from pumpkinpatchquilter in APQS Forum Friends Going to Houston!   
    Whohooo!!! Go Valerie!!
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    s.waits reacted to delld in Have to shout   
    Quilt Path has arrived!!!!!!!!!!      
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    s.waits got a reaction from Sheagatzi in What happens when...? a thought   
    I totally get the "why". I tend to go a bit fast, especially when doing pantographs. I just seems like the momentum helps me make smoother lines and curves, especially if they are long and sweeping. On the other hand, I've been accused of having a lead foot since I was 15, apparently it translates to sewing, too!    
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    s.waits got a reaction from JenniferBernard in What happens when...? a thought   
    I totally get the "why". I tend to go a bit fast, especially when doing pantographs. I just seems like the momentum helps me make smoother lines and curves, especially if they are long and sweeping. On the other hand, I've been accused of having a lead foot since I was 15, apparently it translates to sewing, too!    
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    s.waits got a reaction from Bonnie H in What happens when...? a thought   
    I totally get the "why". I tend to go a bit fast, especially when doing pantographs. I just seems like the momentum helps me make smoother lines and curves, especially if they are long and sweeping. On the other hand, I've been accused of having a lead foot since I was 15, apparently it translates to sewing, too!    
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    s.waits got a reaction from Borderline Quilter in 1514 AKA Horse Quilt Hawick Common Riding 2014   
    Wow! I'm glad Dell was impatient, this is some serious eye candy! Thank you for sharing this wonderful work of art and the story behind it. Way to go, Kay!!!!