Granola Girl

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About Granola Girl

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    Pensacola, Florida
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    quilting, machine embroidery, all things sewing, gardening, cycling, & some boating
  1. Hi TJG777, Is there a price available ?
  2. Granola Girl

    Micro Handles

    Hello readysetquilt - I have micro handles I would be willing to sell. If you are still interested - Granola girl Melinda
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    Needle Breaks

    I actually try to stay off stitch regulator. For me, I started free motion embroidery back in 1982, so I move my hands 'a little differently', I think than someone who may be used to stitch regulator. Perhaps your speed in stitch regulator isn't matching the 'cadence' of the movement of your hands. Just a thought. Maybe speed up your speed in stitch regulator or turn it off and 'be completely free'! Melinda
  4. Hi Jolene - This may be a silly question - does this mean you kept your IQ system for the new Millie 30? If not, are you selling your IQ system then? I am in Pensacola as well - we should get together! I would love to see your IQ & new Millie in action. I have been 'coveting' getting IQ for years.... just a bit nervous about the plunge. Melinda
  5. Hi Julia, I am very interested in the you IQ system. Were you able to look up the tablet, memory capabilities, and what parts may be needed - IE installation kit info... I have a 2011 Millie w/ bliss, & I am in NW Florida - for shipping reference. If you could get back to me that would be great! Thank you!! Melinda
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    Leader grip casing - How to sew the casing on the longarm

    Hi Jamie, I have red snappers and when I sewed the tube on my leaders, I just used the long arm with a horizontal channel lock on. I just measured the leader 'fold over', marked or pinned in place then stitched it all one by one on the l. a. I hope this helps, I don't know what other people have done. Good luck Melinda
  7. Hi Angie, It may be possible to find a Handi quilter here, however this is an APQS longarm forum, so not as likely.. You could look on 'Sew it's for sale' on facebook though and may have a greater likelihood at finding a Crown Jewel there. Granola girl
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    tables turned?

    Now, not to get anyone's dander up or even up on their hind legs.... a slightly different perspective I am a 'new er' long armer. I previously did it all on short arm or even quilt as you go. From that perspective, I was simply uneducated on this 'idea' of the quilter. I did not have any work that I had quilted by someone else, but am around most piecers in the sewing circles I am in. I have not yet long armed for someone else yet either. I do totally see the LA point of view - but I must confess - this is a newer understanding for me. I simply did not even think about it. So I would say - perhaps it is an educational moment for those piecers. They may be simply thinking of the design or whatever and really they do not understand / comprehend what skill goes into the quilting portion of the project. Jus' sayin' maybe education is the answer... :cool:
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    MQS 2012 - Who's Going???

    Me Me Me!! I just registered! I wish I had registered a few weeks ago when I was beginning to plan what I wanted to take. several classes I wanted are now sold out and I am wait listed. boo I would love to share a full week's space at the Sheraton. I do NOT have a room booked yet and - I would dare say, the block is full, but will try. Anyone... anyone.... I did stay at Hyatt Place for a couple of nights last year - super great! I just want to walk over to the classrooms instead of drive. I am exploring pretty much any and all options! I will be driving from Boulder Colorado and staying all week long! Yippee Skippee!
  10. Thank you all for your interest! This machine is now sold to a happy new embroiderer!
  11. Granola Girl

    new machine coming tomorrow!!

    Congrats!! That is soo exciting!
  12. Ready to go!!!! Just back from servicing! Updated to 5.5 and sews even dreamier than before! I did have the take up lever modified - I did not have issues with it, but I know many folks did This machine has less than 20 hours TOTAL on it!!! I primarily used it for piecing because of the wonderful IDT It does absolutely gorgeous embroidery! Let me know where to send it! Shipping will be about $250 depending on where you are - local pick up is available!!! Send me a U2U today!!! This machine wants a home for the holidays!
  13. AAAAAHhmaaazing!! Well done! You should be so proud!
  14. Granola Girl

    Longarming Business Books?

    I have some things from Sue Terry. Would you be interested? send me a U2U