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  1. Hi All, I have a customer that has a quilt measuring 80" by 188", yes your reading that right,its 188" long. Not sure why, her deceased sister made the quilt top and now she's looking to have it quilted. Anyway, can anyone tell me if they think that the quilt would fit in my throat space when I would be getting towards the bottom and all the mass of batting and backing was rolled up on my back roller? Hope that makes sense. Janet
  2. Hi all, I just finished this quilt for a customer and wanted to share some pictures with people what know what went into this one! I used two layers of batting, cotton and wool and all Glide silk thread. I think it turned out just beautiful! Janet
  3. Does anyone know an online shop that I can order Yli silk thread for a longarm? Im only finding the little spools? Thanks for any info!
  4. Hi All, I has such a positive response from everyone who saw my earlier post about using freezer paper to make snowflakes with my longarm that I thought I would share it again for those of you that missed it. Here is a link to my blog so you can see how I did it Hope this inspires someone else to use this method, it really did make a beautiful quilt! Janet
  5. Thanks everyone for the advice! I did spend ALOT of time with the small stippling and didn't charge for that this time cause it was my choice to do it to show my work but it's nice to hear everyones advice on charging by the hour. Great idea!
  6. Hi All, I'm just getting started with my longarm business and I have a question. I was just given the opportunity to quilt a Baltimore Album Christmas quilt for my LQS. I consider the type of quilting I did to be Heirloom quilting but please correct me if I'm wrong. It took me 45 hours to quilt this quilt and I used 11 different thread colors. The quilt is 70 x 70". So for the question, how much would you all charge to quilt a quilt like this for a customer? I just charged the owner of my quilt shop my standard Custom Quilting rate of $.04 si but did so knowing that she would be hanging the quilt in her store and it would be free advertising for me. But, if she were a regular customer I have no idea how much I should have charged. Any suggestions? I appreciate the help from you experienced long armers. Here is a link to my blog post with tons of pictures of the quilt Thanks again, Janet
  7. Does anyone know where I can get a 15" arc ruler for my long arm?
  8. I read up on the frixion and I don't really like the idea that the marks will reappear if the quilt gets cold. Any other marking suggestions?
  9. Jess, I've never heard of the frixion pens before. That sounds like a really good alternative. Have you ever had any problems getting the ink out?
  10. Whatis your favorite air erasable marker. The one I recently used on a customer quilt didn't "erase" so I'm searching for a better option. Any opinions are appreciated!
  11. I just received a Halloween quilt that my customer wants either an all over design or a pantograph. Anyone have any good ideas for an all over design or know where I can get a panto? I've searched the Internet but can only find one panto and I don't really care for it. I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!
  12. Where should I start stabilizing a quilt, in the center or on the outside borders? And do you go across first, or up and down? Thanks for the help!
  13. Does anyone have a good rule of thumb for how tight your backing material should be when loaded on the machine? Just getting started and I seem to be getting puckers on the backing material. I am free floating my batting and quilt top. Thanks for the help! Janet
  14. Does anyone have any good ideas on what to use for a batting trough? I have dogs who shed so I would like to keep my batting off the floor. Any suggestions would be great!