LisaC

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    LisaC got a reaction from lkl in Beware of trolls and fraudulent members on this forum!!!   
    I miss the old forum too, I don't/won't Facebook.
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    LisaC reacted to QuiltFaerie in APQS Service is Awesome!   
    I haven't been on this forum for quite a bit but I wanted to give a huge shout out for APQS Service.  My Millie is a 2005.  I mainly quilt for myself.  
     
    After finishing a charity quilt and loading my own, my stitch regulator decided to choke.  I had movement from top to bottom but not left to right or right to left.  I called service and also posted a message.  Angie did a wonderful job of helping me to isolate the problem.  In my case, my carriage encoder went bad.  It took a number of emails back and forth with me including pictures and whether the test worked or not.  Angie was patience and even put up with my twisted sense of humor through out.  
     
    Angie mailed me a new encoder for my carriage and with the excellent instructions, I took off the old one and attached the new encoder.  Instant resolution!  It took a bit to get to the bottom of the problem but it was finally isolated and fixed.    
     
    My Millie and I are happy to report that I am once again stitching.  
     
    If you ever need service, just know that you will be in good hands.
     
    Gail S.
    aka Quiltfaerie
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    LisaC reacted to ffq-lar in How is your quilting business?   
    The number of quilters with longarms and mid-arms has risen like crazy in the past four years in my area. If you can spend the five to seven years left to sharpening your skills while taking a few customers here and there, go for it. It hasn't impacted my business, but I do primarily custom and have little competition. My quilts come from those who save the big ones and the special ones for me---I do 4 per month and sometimes struggle to get them done. Mine is a different situation so if you are able to analyse the competition, see if you can figure out a niche market. Are there lots of overall/e2e quilters so you'll be competing with them? Are there Modern quilters looking for a kindred-spirit longarmer? Is the custom market fully covered? Also, would you be happy to purchase a used machine to start out and upgrade to a new w/computer later? Please remember as well, the longarmer who advised you only has her best interests at heart---not yours. Though her advice may be spot-on, don't be deterred until you do some more research.
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    LisaC reacted to NHDeb in Sew Tweet Finally Complete!   
    That is truly beautiful!
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    LisaC got a reaction from InesR in Sew Tweet Finally Complete!   
    Sew Tweet, a  pattern by Chitter Chatter Designs. I hand appliqued and embroidered the blocks in 2014; along with completing the top. Finally this year, I free motion quilted it on my Mille. This was a very fun project began by me and Lisa E. in 2014.  It was my first attempt at embroidery; I was so blessed my Mother used to do all my embroidery, but she has since passed away. The blue birds remind of Cinderella birdies!!

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    LisaC got a reaction from Bonnie in Ok in Sew Tweet Finally Complete!   
    Sew Tweet, a  pattern by Chitter Chatter Designs. I hand appliqued and embroidered the blocks in 2014; along with completing the top. Finally this year, I free motion quilted it on my Mille. This was a very fun project began by me and Lisa E. in 2014.  It was my first attempt at embroidery; I was so blessed my Mother used to do all my embroidery, but she has since passed away. The blue birds remind of Cinderella birdies!!

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    LisaC reacted to Gator in Sew Tweet Finally Complete!   
    That's a lot of "no sew zones",   beautiful quilt and quilting.
     
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    LisaC reacted to T Row Studio in Sew Tweet Finally Complete!   
    this is sweet
     
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    LisaC reacted to tootsquilts in Sew Tweet Finally Complete!   
    This quilt is absolutely adorable.  Love it.  So sorry to hear about your mom.
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    LisaC got a reaction from T Row Studio in Sew Tweet Finally Complete!   
    Sew Tweet, a  pattern by Chitter Chatter Designs. I hand appliqued and embroidered the blocks in 2014; along with completing the top. Finally this year, I free motion quilted it on my Mille. This was a very fun project began by me and Lisa E. in 2014.  It was my first attempt at embroidery; I was so blessed my Mother used to do all my embroidery, but she has since passed away. The blue birds remind of Cinderella birdies!!

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    LisaC got a reaction from dianne31331 in Sew Tweet Finally Complete!   
    Sew Tweet, a  pattern by Chitter Chatter Designs. I hand appliqued and embroidered the blocks in 2014; along with completing the top. Finally this year, I free motion quilted it on my Mille. This was a very fun project began by me and Lisa E. in 2014.  It was my first attempt at embroidery; I was so blessed my Mother used to do all my embroidery, but she has since passed away. The blue birds remind of Cinderella birdies!!

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    LisaC reacted to Gail O in Sew Tweet Finally Complete!   
    Wow!  That is stunning. Love it!
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    LisaC got a reaction from Debi in Sew Tweet Finally Complete!   
    Sew Tweet, a  pattern by Chitter Chatter Designs. I hand appliqued and embroidered the blocks in 2014; along with completing the top. Finally this year, I free motion quilted it on my Mille. This was a very fun project began by me and Lisa E. in 2014.  It was my first attempt at embroidery; I was so blessed my Mother used to do all my embroidery, but she has since passed away. The blue birds remind of Cinderella birdies!!

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    LisaC got a reaction from Plumpurple in Sew Tweet Finally Complete!   
    Sew Tweet, a  pattern by Chitter Chatter Designs. I hand appliqued and embroidered the blocks in 2014; along with completing the top. Finally this year, I free motion quilted it on my Mille. This was a very fun project began by me and Lisa E. in 2014.  It was my first attempt at embroidery; I was so blessed my Mother used to do all my embroidery, but she has since passed away. The blue birds remind of Cinderella birdies!!

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    LisaC got a reaction from Gail O in Sew Tweet Finally Complete!   
    Sew Tweet, a  pattern by Chitter Chatter Designs. I hand appliqued and embroidered the blocks in 2014; along with completing the top. Finally this year, I free motion quilted it on my Mille. This was a very fun project began by me and Lisa E. in 2014.  It was my first attempt at embroidery; I was so blessed my Mother used to do all my embroidery, but she has since passed away. The blue birds remind of Cinderella birdies!!

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    LisaC got a reaction from Marie0722 in I Woolly Love Ewe   
    I agree with Sharon. Love it!!! The quilting really is perfect on such a cute quilt.
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    LisaC got a reaction from T Row Studio in butterfly qult   
    Terry, it is exquisite ! Your piecing and quilting are awesome!!! Great Job.
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    LisaC got a reaction from InesR in Drafting chair to quilt?   
    A lot of quilters use a saddle stool. You can do a search on this forum for a lot of information on them and also search the internet or Amazon.com for them. There are some in most every price range. I definitely recommend one that is adjustable in height. I don't use mine often, but love it for doing detail work.
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    LisaC got a reaction from T Row Studio in Picasso's Girl   
    Love it, Terry!
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    LisaC got a reaction from Allison S. in Rail Fence   
    It looks great. Try taking photos of your fabrics lined up and then change the photo to black and white. It will show you how fabrics will blend or contrast. An old tool called a Ruby Beholder works the same. Its a deep red piece of plastic to look through; they were used alot when the watercolor quilts books came out in the 90's.The pics also help find stray blocks that might be turned wrong or in the case of a sampler, too many like colors together.
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    LisaC reacted to dbams in My biggest quilt yet!   
    Here's my latest finish.  California king, for us.  So glad I get to keep it!  Stopped at Renee's House of Quilting, in Williamsburg, MI, yesterday, to show Renee, since she helped me to choose the fabrics, and she took this picture.  A special thanks to Kathy Schwartz (Tamarack Shack) for the border quilting idea and tutorial.  It was perfect!  So Fine! top and bottom thread, Quilter's Dream wool batting.

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    LisaC reacted to ffq-lar in Bobbin thread black with ???   
    If everything else is clean, there are two thoughts. One--if you're using pre-wound bobbins, check the others in the pack for random black spots. Then yell at the manufacturer. Two-- If you wind your own, check the cone you wound them from. I place the cones I'm using at the back of the machine when I'm changing threads during quilting. When I stop for the day, those cones stay there when I move the head to the right to put her to bed. IF I push too far, or in the morning when I start again, I may slide the machine over a bit--- the track can hit the cone (right about the shoulder). Oxidation that builds up on the track can transfer to the thread in just a small area. (Yes, I clean the track as part of my daily routine, so the oxidation is from the day before and can transfer while I'm moving the head to oil, etc. Please don't think I'm a slob!) And, being in only one spot, the unwinding of the thread means you'll sew for a yard or two before the spot shows up again. It took me FOREVER to figure this out. Why was there a black spot on the thread? Grandma's Famous Spot Remover will cleanse the spot. Apply liberally but just to the spot, blot with a paper towel, and repeat until the spot is gone. You may also want to spot-clean the already-sewn spots, but it may make the spot migrate onto your white backer, so caution! Hoping this was helpful!
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    LisaC got a reaction from dbams in Friend   
    I am sorry for the loss of your dear friend as well. Hugs and prayers for you and her family.
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    LisaC reacted to quiltmonkey in Does basting an entire quilt before quilting it cause any problems?   
    If I plan to quilt different sections as I go, I use corsage pins to baste my quilt in those sections (as I advance along)
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    LisaC reacted to Gator in Does basting an entire quilt before quilting it cause any problems?   
    I baste the top, sides and bottom as I go.  I float all my quilts.  If I'm doing custom, I will do like quiltmonkey and use corsage pins to baste around the area I'm working.   Hand quilters will have us longarmers baste their quilts to save them the time of pin basting.