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    Quilt fabulous reacted to Quilting Heidi in Loading large quilt tips?   
    Depends on how much quilting there is.  Normally I start and finish an entire section before I roll forward however if there are going to be some dense quilting areas and I'm worried about it pulling in too much I would do some of the stitching, pin the snot out of it and roll forward to the next section.  When I get to the bottom I would finish the bottom and roll back toward the top.  I never float my tops I always use the upper bar to load my quilt.  Also on the backers for king quilts as I load them I roll them onto the take-up bar, then onto the back bar, then back one more time because I find that with that much fabric it can stretch out of shape a little and I don't want to get any sagging.  If I load it nice and tight and flat I won't get the sagging that can happen with the bigger backs.
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    Quilt fabulous reacted to JBQuilts in Help: Floating Top & not keeping square on frame   
    Well I guess I'll jump in here with my 2 cents.  I have had this happen to me in both cases, square and unsquare.  I quilt my sister quilts for her and none, I mean none of them are square and she says she doesn't care, just quilt them.  Now you can guess who has the problem trying to make theses monsters look good!  Her quilts were not pieced with care and she didn't care. They almost always bowed in the center.  And some, no matter what I did I could not correct this.  Some were worse than others. I have quilted her quilts attached and floating, it doesn't matter, same result. 
    Now, I have some other quilts that are pieced about as perfect as can be and I have almost no problems with them.  The piecer prides herself on her work and it shows.  It is a pleasure to work on her tops.  Once in a while I will get one that the corners try to be longer as I go down the quilt.  I watch that and ease those a little bit with each roll and  by the time I get to the bottom, I'm back square.
    All that being said, I don't think my leaders are square, even, or what ever you call it.  After pinning, if I run a straight line across the top I will run off the top at the end.  Putting on binding I cannot use a lock for the stitching because I will have too large of a seam or run off the binding.  I think the leaders are some of the problem, but it has A LOT to do with the top itself.  Not only it being square but if there is any fullness in the top.  Now that, to me, is more of an issue and probably the culprit, than square.
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    Quilt fabulous reacted to ffq-lar in Help: Floating Top & not keeping square on frame   
    I'll have to disagree with Lynn. I float exclusively and have never had a problem like Kerri describes. I check for square with every roll and add tension when needed with magnetic bars. Square quilts stay square and un-square ones are dealt with individually to correct. 
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    Quilt fabulous reacted to HeidiP in Help: Floating Top & not keeping square on frame   
    What direction do you stitch your sides. If you're stitching back to belly, could the sides be getting stretched? I usually stitch belly to back of the quilt has excessive borders.
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    Quilt fabulous reacted to ffq-lar in My new written policy re: donation quilting   
    I've been burned recently concerning donation quilting.
    Here is my new policy sheet for donation quilting.
    "Donation of quilting services cannot be used by the quilter as a business tax deduction--per state and federal law.
    Since this offering is a true donation, my name as the quilter must be included on the label of the quilt.
    Any media/print/internet advertisement that mentions the maker(s) of the quilt by name must also include my name as the quilter.
    Any monies or objects of value collected for this quilt through raffle, auction, outright sale, or barter must go to a verifiable non-profit group.
    The possible tax deduction taken by the donor of the quilt must not include the value of the quilting.
    Please sign and date below."
    Big trouble in Linda-land---but it won't happen again!!:mad:
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    Quilt fabulous got a reaction from ffq-lar in Civil War Sampler   
    Your work is stunning...I hope to get as good as you ;-)....still pretty new to longarm quilting.
     
     
    Adrean
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    Quilt fabulous reacted to Corey in My Longarm Studio Construction finished   
    My prayer is answered. After dreaming & hoping, my DH & I signed the contract with Four Seasons to build my studio. 12 feet by 25 to house my Millenium & Longarm gizmos only. One of our bedrooms is still my fabric room & finished quilts storage.
    The cement was poured 2 weeks ago, the bamboo flooring were purchased yesterday & we are scheduled to be done by the 1st week of Dec. It is going to be attached to the back of the house, next to the patio facing the backyard overlooking my garden. No more customers coming inside our house.
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    Quilt fabulous got a reaction from texasquilter in Newbie to the APQS family   
    Hello everyone!
    I just wanted to introduce myself....my name is Adrean and I just purchased a new Freedom, yeah!! I have been quilting for over 15 years (mostly as a hand quilter). I got the longarm bug three years ago and haven't went back to my domestic machine since lol. I retired two years ago from the US Air Force after serving 29 yrs. I'm in the process of trying to start a business with my quilting...so please wish me luck.
    I invite you to please check out some of my quilts on Instagram and Flickr just search for quiltfabulous . I'm working on a Facebook page and website.
    Happy Quilting
    Adrean
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    Quilt fabulous got a reaction from o2b Quilting in Newbie to the APQS family   
    Hello everyone!
    I just wanted to introduce myself....my name is Adrean and I just purchased a new Freedom, yeah!! I have been quilting for over 15 years (mostly as a hand quilter). I got the longarm bug three years ago and haven't went back to my domestic machine since lol. I retired two years ago from the US Air Force after serving 29 yrs. I'm in the process of trying to start a business with my quilting...so please wish me luck.
    I invite you to please check out some of my quilts on Instagram and Flickr just search for quiltfabulous . I'm working on a Facebook page and website.
    Happy Quilting
    Adrean
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    Quilt fabulous got a reaction from Lemon Tree Tami in Newbie to the APQS family   
    Hello everyone!
    I just wanted to introduce myself....my name is Adrean and I just purchased a new Freedom, yeah!! I have been quilting for over 15 years (mostly as a hand quilter). I got the longarm bug three years ago and haven't went back to my domestic machine since lol. I retired two years ago from the US Air Force after serving 29 yrs. I'm in the process of trying to start a business with my quilting...so please wish me luck.
    I invite you to please check out some of my quilts on Instagram and Flickr just search for quiltfabulous . I'm working on a Facebook page and website.
    Happy Quilting
    Adrean
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    Quilt fabulous got a reaction from mark in Newbie to the APQS family   
    Hello everyone!
    I just wanted to introduce myself....my name is Adrean and I just purchased a new Freedom, yeah!! I have been quilting for over 15 years (mostly as a hand quilter). I got the longarm bug three years ago and haven't went back to my domestic machine since lol. I retired two years ago from the US Air Force after serving 29 yrs. I'm in the process of trying to start a business with my quilting...so please wish me luck.
    I invite you to please check out some of my quilts on Instagram and Flickr just search for quiltfabulous . I'm working on a Facebook page and website.
    Happy Quilting
    Adrean
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    Quilt fabulous got a reaction from JeannieB in Newbie to the APQS family   
    Hello everyone!
    I just wanted to introduce myself....my name is Adrean and I just purchased a new Freedom, yeah!! I have been quilting for over 15 years (mostly as a hand quilter). I got the longarm bug three years ago and haven't went back to my domestic machine since lol. I retired two years ago from the US Air Force after serving 29 yrs. I'm in the process of trying to start a business with my quilting...so please wish me luck.
    I invite you to please check out some of my quilts on Instagram and Flickr just search for quiltfabulous . I'm working on a Facebook page and website.
    Happy Quilting
    Adrean
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    Quilt fabulous got a reaction from dbams in Newbie to the APQS family   
    Hello everyone!
    I just wanted to introduce myself....my name is Adrean and I just purchased a new Freedom, yeah!! I have been quilting for over 15 years (mostly as a hand quilter). I got the longarm bug three years ago and haven't went back to my domestic machine since lol. I retired two years ago from the US Air Force after serving 29 yrs. I'm in the process of trying to start a business with my quilting...so please wish me luck.
    I invite you to please check out some of my quilts on Instagram and Flickr just search for quiltfabulous . I'm working on a Facebook page and website.
    Happy Quilting
    Adrean
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    Quilt fabulous reacted to chickenscratch in My redone quilt room   
    It's not a studio, per se, but it is the room where all my sewing, quilting, and embroidery takes place.  Did DH do a great job on the floors. It was nasty old white carpet.  Now it's beautiful cherry laminate.  And doesn't Lenni look pretty sitting there in her new spot?
     
    We finished the floor last night and I spent the evening and today getting everything back in there and put away.   Just don't ask to look in the closet
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