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    Quilted Turtle got a reaction from WandaGerdes in Quilt Path for sale   
    Complete Quilt Path Computer system and software for sale. Unit comes with everything it had when purchased in January 2015 for a Millie with 12 ft table.  Selling for $7,000. 
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    Quilted Turtle got a reaction from Marti10245 in Quilt Path for sale   
    Complete Quilt Path Computer system and software for sale. Unit comes with everything it had when purchased in January 2015 for a Millie with 12 ft table.  Selling for $7,000. 
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    Quilted Turtle got a reaction from Marti10245 in SOLD - Circle Lord Boards for sale   
    I am clearing out some things in my studio. I am located in Minnetonka, MN and have the following Circle Lord boards for sale.
     
     
     
    Prices as marked plus shipping:
     
    Wanders 12(open), King 130" = $220 **sold**
     
     
    Bubbles, King 129" = $220 **sold**
     
     
    Square Dance, Queen 115” = $210  **sold**
     
     
    Sakura, Queen 95” = $200 **sold**
     
     
    Milky Way, Queen 118” = $210 **sold**
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    Quilted Turtle reacted to Sue E. in For Sale - Almost new QuiltPath   
    I've not heard back from anyone. I'll try to get an answer ASAP. 
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    Quilted Turtle got a reaction from barbm in Agave garden/ Glacier star   
    I would recommend you start with the Glacier Star before doing the Agave Garden. The Glacier Star is a newer pattern and is laid out really nice. It's an easier one to follow as your first Judy Niemeyer pattern. Make sure you do the organization up front and take it one booklet at a time. After you have completed that one, I'm sure you will have no trouble completing Agave Garden.
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    Quilted Turtle reacted to jmcclannan in AQS = Quilt Path   
    Yes, we sold our big old house and built a smaller one which we really love. The only think we didn't downsize was my quilt studio.
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    Quilted Turtle got a reaction from chickenscratch in Agave garden/ Glacier star   
    I would recommend you start with the Glacier Star before doing the Agave Garden. The Glacier Star is a newer pattern and is laid out really nice. It's an easier one to follow as your first Judy Niemeyer pattern. Make sure you do the organization up front and take it one booklet at a time. After you have completed that one, I'm sure you will have no trouble completing Agave Garden.
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    Quilted Turtle reacted to doodlebug in 'new' cabinet doors   
    a friend's son is a 'spray paint artist'   and needed summer work while out of school...so i commissioned him to paint the doors of the cabinets that i use to store customer quilts and batting....
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    Quilted Turtle reacted to Shar Schmutz in Quilting to Rawhide   
    I have been quilting practically non stop since arriving home from Arizona in late April. I am NOT Complaining!! I love my customers and love that they waited for me to get home to get their quilting done. I quilt to music and must admit I listen mostly to CW, oldies, and not the 70's! I go back pretty far. When I am on a tough patch of quilting I especially like Dean Martin, he just calms me and has the tempo is perfect for me for SIDing or stitchig out very intense quilting. I do admit sometimes I think I am at Olive Garden when I have to listen to him over and over! I also will admit I love Alan Jackson's CD, A Lot About Livin'...I have to stop quilting as soon as Chattahoochee comes on and I dance to that song to get my shoulders relaxed, eyes stretched, and blood pumping!
    But today while doing a panto and no music my mind started wandering.. it ended up on; of all things; the theme to the old TV show Rawhide! I could not get it out of my head! So I changed some lyrics and sang to to myself while I was quilting here is what I came up with:
    Quilt’n, Quilt’n, Quilt’n
    Maybe they are heirlooms
    Keep those quilt tops a come’n
    Don’t try to fight the tension,
    Just stitch, stitch, and stitch
    Let the pattern be your guide
    Boy my hearts a pumping
    A beauty is soon a come’n at the end of the roll
    Load em on roll em up
    Load em up stitch em out
    Quilt em beautiful, make them shine!
    Fluff em out and show them off
    Quilt em out and be proud!
    Quilt’n, quilt’n, quilt’n
    Stitch’n, stitch’n, stitch’n
    Quilt’n, quilt’n, quilt’n
    Stitch’n, stitch’n, stitch’n
    Quilt’n, quilt’n, quilt’n
    Though the seams be crooked
    Keep those borders tamed
    Quilting!!!!
    Cross hatch and feathers
    Wishing for no pokies
    All the designs are swirl’n in my head!
    Good piecing, backing, and batting
    Are making me so happy!!
    Load em on roll em up
    Load em up stitch em out
    Quilt em beautiful, make them shine!
    Fluff em out and show them off
    Quilt em out and be proud!
    Ok.... it's been a long month!
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    Quilted Turtle reacted to Oma in Faith quote for all that need it   
    FAITH - When you come to the edge of all the light you have known and are about to step out into the darkness, faith is knowing one of two things will happen...there will be something to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
     
     
    I love it.
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    Quilted Turtle reacted to delld in Caution Quilters!   
    Happened to a gal in out guild. I try to remember but I have the BAD HABIT!!!! Thanks for the reminder!
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    Quilted Turtle reacted to cblevins in I have made a decision   
    After reading all of the posts and much soul searching I have made a decision about selling everything. I need the basement emptied so it can be remodeled. I have decided to move everything upstairs without organizing it.  I believe it was just overwhelming to try and think about everything there is to do.  My daughter and sister in law are going to help me move all of the fabric and stuff. Dave Jones will be here next Wednesday to move the machine upstairs for me. He will set her up and give her a spa treatment. When I decide what to do she will either be ready to sell or use.
     
    I will use the main floor for now. It is plenty big enough for me. My daughter and sister moved all of Elmer's clothes out of our closet and into totes so I could store fabric in there.  I went up to move my clothes out and saw his side empty. It was like a knife in my stomach.  I left and have not been able to go back in there yet. I am going to make throws out of his clothes when I am able. 
     
    I know it is too soon to make big decisions but it seems like some must be made.  My house is 4200 square feet with 3 floors. I have almost 4 acres of grass to take care of. It is entirely too much for me to handle alone. I need to get the basement finished so my son and his family can move in. They are anxious to leave their small apartment and I am anxious for them to be here. It will be set up so it will be an entirely separate living area with it's own entrance.
     
    I feel less overwhelmed since I decided it could be moved without organizing it. I will deal make my decision when I am ready. Thank everyone so much. I believe you told me what I knew in my heart. It is just too soon to decide. It just seemed like it may be easier to sell it all than deal with it. I have found that dealing with anything much more difficult than getting dressed is more than I want to do.
     
    All the kids and grandchildren were here tonight for "movie" night. They all came in their pj's. They are wonderful children.
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    Quilted Turtle reacted to Merryjo2003 in Sometimes when quilting goes wrong It could be just...   
    Reminders never hurt!  I lurked on the forums for a year before buying my machine.  Helped me avoid lots of newbie mistakes when I started out.  I love that we can all learn from each other's mistakes and mishaps.  And, never a dumb question!
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    Quilted Turtle reacted to Busy Quilting in New Generation Millie   
    I have a low bobin sensor on my old machine.
     
    It is called that rattle the bobbin gets as it starts to wriggle more in the bobbin case!
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    Quilted Turtle reacted to pumpkinpatchquilter in HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY.........   
    Hahaha, happy Valentine's!
     
    I put this on my Husband's wall!!!! 
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    Quilted Turtle reacted to whitepinesquilter in How long to quilt a Glacier Star   
    If $20/hour is your area's minimum wage it may be that higher costs for services may be more acceptable in your area ($495 -v- $288) - if that's a going and acceptable amount, go for it!  Btw, I love your quilting and your blog!
     
    My following statement really isn't at all about your question, but definitely relevant when it comes to the value of what we do. Many newbies to long arm quilting are reading and learning about our profession/art here on the forum and I think it's an important topic.  Honestly, it's bothersome to me when long arm quilters offer services for unreasonably low prices.  I know, we think it's just affecting our own pocketbook, but I feel like it lowers the actual and perceived value of long arm quilting as a whole.  Of course, I am not talking about Ardelle's psi price as that is wholly fair, and she is probably a fast quilter so her time to finish one is less than someone else.  I just feel any long armer quilting for $.01 psi or less is devaluing our service as a whole.  I've had many people ask about quilting their flimsies, and when I tell them what a range would be they're shocked and don't get back to me - or they flat out tell me they can send them to X or Y for $50 (go ahead).  I'm not offended, however, because I have the liberty of choosing IF I want to do any or not. I just am not in a place in life where I'm letting anyone tell me what or how I am going to do sewing/quilting for any certain price. I know, some may not have that choice, but thinking getting any money for doing it is better than none, I feel, is wrong. .  The tools of our trade are expensive, have upkeep, and our skill in using our tools is invaluable.  Price accordingly.
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    Quilted Turtle reacted to RoseCity Quilter in I am a Survivior!   
    I am a Survivor!
    5 years ago today I had the devastating news that the lump I had found in my breast was indeed Cancer. The kids were away at Youth Parliament at the time. The worst day of my life was on that Sunday when I had to tell my kids.
    But here I am 5 years later, healthy, happy and much more mellow about life! I was so lucky to find the lump when I did. I was so lucky to have such good health care, and to live in Canada with our health care system.
    I not only survived the disease, I survived it's crippling mental effects. I survived the changes to my body the 3 surgeries caused. I survived appearing in public with one breast until I was well enough healed to wear a prosthetic. I survived people staring at my pic line. I survived being bald. I survived chemically induced menopause.
    I came out the other side of this realizing what is important- my family who took such good care of me, my friends who stood by me, and my health. I do not stress over the small stuff as much (ok I still do a little), I do not pass up an opportunity to do something with my family or friends because I am too "busy." I do not rush through things as much, instead I enjoy the process! And I find myself helping other breast cancer patients in their journey.
    I will never forget:
    -Roger telling me he loved me for ever and for always.
    - Roger telling people the hardest thing he ever did was watch me being wheeled into O.R.
    -Kathleen and Rocky surprising me by coming home to see me.
    -Jennifer writing me a story
    -Victoria driving me where I needed to go and changing and cleaning the pic line dressings.
    -my friend Janice arriving the day I was having trouble coping with the makings for soup, staying with me and making soup for me
    -Mom for staying with me and helping around the house
    -my friend Susan for driving over from Wetaskiwin frequently just to see me.
    - the numerous people who sent me cards and messages.
    Most importantly, today I am remembering, but feel peaceful, happy and healthy...
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    Quilted Turtle reacted to BethDurand in Readying your quilt for the LAer?   
    Guess I've been off line for a couple of days. I'll see if I can't copy and paste this to the chat. This is the 3 page version. Please modify as needed.
    How To Make Your Longarmer Happy


    1. Backtack at the seam edges, i.e. when you attach your borders. Sometimes those seams will start to come apart before I get them quilted, and when completing your quilt top, it doesn’t look very nice to have a slightly open seam. Please check for popped seams. Ones that have worked themselves open, and not necessarily at an edge. Maybe you thought you had a full ¼” seam allowance on both sides, but the bottom side only had fringes of string. I try to fix them as I find them, but I’d appreciate it if you would take a look at your quilt before you bring it to me.
    2. No “Friendly Borders”. These are the ones that wave at me as I quilt them. Quilt tops, especially the borders, should lay flat. If you need a lesson on how to properly attach borders, I would be happy to teach you! Along with this, please square up your blocks before sewing them together. Often times, blocks with diagonal or bias edges are stretched out of shape, so what was supposed to be a 6” block is now a 6.25 or even a 6.5” block in some areas. Squaring up your blocks before sewing them together will result in a nice flat quilt, and not one with B and C cup areas that are difficult at best to quilt down without wrinkles
    3. Backings. Please press the backing seam open. This decreases the amount of bulk that you have across the width or length of your backing, and makes your quilt prettier in the end.
    4. Selvedges. Please remove them from your backing fabrics before you sew the seam together. Selvedges are woven more tightly than the rest of the fabric, and this makes them difficult to quilt nicely.
    5. If possible, please run the backing seams horizontally. This doesn’t mean that you should buy 7 yards of fabric when 4 will do. However, if possible, this makes it easier for me to load your quilt backing evenly.
    6. Backings need to be squared up. Because I’m going to pin your backing to my canvas leaders, if the edges of your backing aren’t straight, it’s going to be impossible for me to have the backing lay flat. Flat backings mean that you won’t end up with pleats and folds in your quilt back. Please press your quilt top and backing before you bring it to me. I’m going to give them both a final press before I load them on to my machine, but this is just something to take out the wrinkles that have developed since you dropped it off.
    7. Tops need to have the borders squared off. Extra fabric at the ends should be trimmed off.
    8. Please don’t pre-wash your quilt tops. If you want to pre-wash fabrics before you sew them, great. Pre-washing the pieced together top means lots of little strings left hanging behind the quilt top. These can look really icky if they show through the quilt top.
    9. Please trim threads, either the ones left from piecing, or if you’ve done any “unsewing”. They don’t look very nice to begin with, if they are long they can potentially get caught in my hopping foot and mean that the quilting pattern isn’t as smooth as it should be. Or, if I don’t see them and get them trimmed, they can get quilted down, and then they are that much more difficult to remove.
    10. Appliques should be stitched down, not pinned. Nothing like running the quilt top through your hand and finding a pin. This can result in my blood on your quilt top, and that’s really not pretty.
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    Quilted Turtle reacted to Darlene Epp in Millenium vs Freedom and channel locks   
    Like Angela, I use my channel locks ALL the time! To me they're worth more than the $600 difference! I guess it's like going from a stick shift to an automatic. If you've never driven an automatic, you don't miss it, but once you have it, there's no going back; at least for me there isn't. I never use my thread cutter either, but you couldn't talk me out of my channel locks, no way, no how!
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