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  1. I have a customer quilt to do & she wants Minkee as the backing fabric. Is there a thread on here about working with it? I tried a search but came up blank. Which direction should the stretch be going? If both sides look the same, how do you distinguish which is the "right" side?
  2. I have an antique customers quilt with scalloped borders. I have zippered leaders. I've done scalloped borders in the past but they had straight edges that were going to be trimmed to scallops after quilting. This quilt already has actual scalloped borders. I've tried a search & didn't find anything. Any suggestions?
  3. I wasn't sure which ones to get except I knew I loved the swirls. I wound up ordering the king swirls, king 7 treasures, king baptist fan/clam, the spiral, the tile & the basic. There were just too many to choose from. Not sure if I made the right choice or not but it's a done deal. With my freehand I've always charged by the square inch so I will do the same with the CL. I just wasn't sure which catagory to put them in. Thanks to everyone for your answers.
  4. I recently purchased the CL. One of the things I got is the king swirls and that is what I am practicing with first. My question is: If you are doing an allover, edge-to-edge using this board, what proce catagory is it placed in?
  5. Linnea, your quilts look great. I recently bought the CL & one of the boards I got was Swirls. I've always just free handed. I really like where you used it for borders only. Thought about that the other day but saved it for later. So far I have just used mine as practice & for one QOV.
  6. I'm not a veteran but I greatly appreciate the sacrifice all military personnel & their families have made on our behalf. And I thank you all for your service. When I see someone in a military uniform I make it a point to introduce myself, shake their hand & tell them how thankful I am for warrriors like them. My youngest son is a Captain in the Army & is currently serving his 4th tour of duty in Iraq. Both of my brothers were in the Air Force & my husband was in the Army. So to all past, present & future military, I thank you. Joe Ann Wood Ohio
  7. Hi Charlene, I keep thinking about ordering from them. What all did you get?
  8. I need some advice ladies. I have a quilt to do and it is totally "homespun". Top & back. Has anyone done this before & if so, what is your advice? Did you run into any special problems with it?
  9. Jean, You said you purchased all 3 of the larger templates. Did you also get some of the smaller ones & if so, which ones do you like best? Another thing I was wondering about, since it looks like you can use the zig-zag to do crosshatching, is there any reason to purchase the crosshatching one? Does anyone have both of those?
  10. Does anyone know of a good label making program & a website where I can find it? I have Windows XP.
  11. Hi Pat, Why don't you talk to APQS & see if they have any suggestions.
  12. Update I originally posted this question & thought I would update everyone. I called the customer & explained the problem & her options. I teach quilting classes & she said to bring it back to the next class & she would fix it. I asked if she would mind if we used her quilt as a learning tool for the whole class. She was fine with that. So we spent quite awhile in class with me explaining the proper way to measure & apply borders & answering their questions. She has 5 narrow, individual borders which would be alot of stitches to remove & re-do. She th
  13. knit2purl2 What kind of price do you put on your baby blankets, what size, etc? Do you use panels or do you piece them?
  14. Hi Darlene, I'm impressed. You did an amazing job of fixing the ruffled borders. Thanks alot for the pics. Like they say, "A picture is worth a thousand words". I may try that. Knowing this lady, I'm sure she isn't going to want to re-do the borders or pay me to re-do them. Not my favorite thing to do anyway. I have a question for you. After you pressed each section, did you pin the sides & bottom edges to the backing & batting so it would stay where you wanted it to be while quilting? Thanks Joe Ann
  15. Okay ladies, I want advise on how each of you would handle this. It's the first time it has happened to me but I am sure it won't be the last. A customer turned in a quilt top "Nana's Garden" & when I went to load it this morning I found that one of the long sides is 2" longer than the other. Also the top & bottom edges are off by 2 1/2". She has alot of narrow borders around it & I think each time she put one on, the problem just magnified itself. She gave it to me at a meeting so I didn't have a chance to check it out well at the time. Because of the design, width o
  16. Hi Patty, I notice that you live in Florida. Our daughter lives close to West Palm Beach. We are in central Ohio & it has been so chilly the last few days I have wished I was down there! Bet you are so excited you can't hardly stand it. I know I was. I got my Liberty in December. I was concerned about table height also but because I am petite. Unless they have changed things in the last few months, the tables for all of the machines are the same height with no adjustments unless you have the Hydraulic Table Lift. There are small adjustments you make at each leg in order to ma
  17. I have it and absolutely love it. You still have all the control over the seperate rollers if you need to adjust something on a particular quilt.
  18. I like the logic of the last answer. Mount it sideways.
  19. Wow! What a fantastic opportunity for you! Wish I could help with an answer but all the quilt shops around me have their own machines & some have more than one. Good luck!
  20. Ladies, If your not aware of it, there are 2 different kinds of dual spool holders. Vertical & horizontal. I have both on my Liberty and the adhesive they have on them is great. No need for screws. I was told to clean the surface with alcohol first & let it dry well. Be sure you place it where you want it to stay because it sure grabs & sticks! Something else that I think is well worth buying is the flywheel cover. From the front of your machine, it is placed over the flywheel on the right hand side. It keeps your thread from accidentally getting caught up in the flywh
  21. Go to http://www.longarmchat.com/supplier_links.cfm and you will find a whole list of links to batting & supply companies.
  22. Everyones quilts are fantastic! Great job! I've been busy teaching basket weaving classes, visiting my daughter in Florida & getting ready for Christmas in April. Our son just got back from his second tour of duty in Iraq. We will finally get to see him on the 21st. The tree & all decorations are still up & waiting for him. I'm sure everyone that goes past the house wonders why those crazy people still have all their Christmas "yard art" still up ! But who cares! Last year we had Christmas in March. If they keep sending him to Iraq each year I will eventually just have
  23. Mine do exactly the same thing. That method never works for me. I go by the feel of the thread when I pull on it.
  24. Kathy, I agree with you that IF the wheels had a design flaw there should be a recall. But if they are simply improving the machine then that is different. I got my Liberty in mid-December. That was only 3 months ago. Very close timing. Just a few weeks after getting it, I find out that they are changing the wheels & now I have to pay extra if I want them. I must admit that I was very disappointed with that. If it had been explained to me, I could have simply waited 2 more months. These are very expensive machines & you shouldn't have to be upgrading them a few weeks after
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