Debi Orr

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  1. I also sent you a U2U message earlier. Please let me know if you did not receive it.
  2. I would be interested in purchasing your Appliques set for $40.00. How would you like the payment?
  3. Having a husbund who also quilts has it's advantages!
  4. Opps... You are correct, they are cones of thread, not spools . I still buy both at times.
  5. We just received and installed our new oak thread cabinets. They are great! The cabinets are deep enough to accommodate 156 spools of thread (even with Glide’s thread because their cones bases are made a little different than all the others and requires a little more neck space). They custom made our cabinets a little deeper to accommodate our needs. Because we use a lot of Glide we had both of ours made to accommodate the side of any size of longarm thread cones. They make a variety of quilting/sewing items such as ruler and matt holders. To see more of their wood working items visit
  6. Thanks for the information Bonnie. I also like the 9mm so that would defentley make a difference for me and would be a selling point.
  7. Great conversations! I have thinking about purchasing either one of the 630 series with an embroidery machine or the 730E. Has anyone had any experience with the 730 series yet?
  8. I would also be interested in some of your dies if you seperate them out. Thanks,
  9. We also buy mega glide pre-wound bobbins and also wind our own. When we wind our own we always use our Towa gauge. It is wonderful tool.
  10. We were glad to help As always, all your entries look so beautiful! Good luck.
  11. Debi Orr


    Currently, we do more p2p than customs.
  12. Thanks for all the nice comments. We received a special order today to make one of these for a customer. Since my shoulder injury I am still limited on what quilting I am able to do but, my husband has been picking up right were I left off and assisting my or now our customers :-). Can you believe he has only been quilting since November 2011.... He never seizes to amaze me.
  13. I did send JoAnn pictures this morning via email. She was happy to receive them :-) Thank you for all the kind comments. The blocks are 12" x 12", the center square was 24"x 24". I used dupion silk for the fabric, wool for the batting, and filled in the extra spaces with micro stippling and added the rays in the center.
  14. Well... If you are talking about the grand childer I don't know that my daughter is willing to have any more childern after this last experience
  15. Thanks again everyone! You cannot see it but right under her little bottom we added a seperate block that matches the blocks around the outside which has her name inscribed in it. It added a personel touch and turned out lovely.
  16. Thanks for all the kind comments. She is our first granddaughter and she has stolen her grandpa's heart .
  17. I would like to introduce our new granddaughter, Jordyn Kayla Hall. She was born on March 13, 2012, 8lbs 1oz and 20 1/2" long. She is just perfect! Both her grandfather and I worked on our version of the "Angel Quilt" for her.
  18. How exciting!!! Thanks Angela I can hardly wait.
  19. I have the IQ as well and love it. I'm biased though, I'm an IQ dealer. Here are some answers to your questions: Which one: Neither CompuQuilter nor Intelliquilter will void your 8 year APQS warranty. That's a big deal. Price Range: Intelliquilter is $12,500 for a self install. (APQS machines are a no-drill install). To get it installed you will need to pay dealer travel costs which vary as to how far your dealer is from you. You can find the list of IQ dealers here. Pros & Cons: Intelliquilter uses a friction drive wheel instead of a belt system to push/pull the machine. (Both ways are very accurate.) Since IQ is on friction wheels you can simply move the machine with your body to the desired points instead of using a keybord/number pad to jog the machine 3" to the left. With IQ you just grab the handles and move it to the location you want and click in the point. You would do this when you want to move the machine to certain areas of your quilt to click in boundary lines- for instance to drop a motif into a block you'll move to each corner of the block and "click" in that location so the computer can size/rotate your motif to fit. It is nice to just visually grab the machine and move it. I can also "trace" around an applique with my needle and declare the area I've traced to be a "no-sew" zone which prevents IQ from stitching out any patterns over my applique but it does allow me to drop in echoes, radiating lines or dense filler behind the applique with ease. A cool feature with IQ is the ability to record the movement of your machine as a path that you can then copy/flip/paste to create your own patterns. What I really like, though, is that IQ is not a Windows based platform or an Apple based platform. It runs on Linux and is, therefore, very clean. Plus, with IQ the tablets mounts right on the nose of your APQS machine so there is no hardrive tower/cables/monitor/keyboard. The little touch tablet that is mounted to the nose of the machine is the whole enchilada! If you'd like to see a video tour of IQ mounted on an APQS machine click here. I hope that helps! You can do a search on Intelliquilter on YouTube and see all the great tutorial videos out there. IQ is super easy and intuitive but it is always awesome to have lots of great free videos you can lean on as you get started with your system. Obviously, I can prattle on about IQ at length. If you want more info, just U2U me or email me directly at Angela, When are you going to be holding one of your online classes again for the IQ? I receved my in October and would love to take your online class but I work outside the house during the day.
  20. We also have a Millie with a thread cutter (which we do not use). Ours camera is mounted on the side.