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  1. I did contact the designer of the fabric line, but still waiting to hear back. The heart pattern isn't the one for this fabric line. The name of the line is Follow Your Heart, but it's not a heart quilt. It's unclear if it was something a shop came up with or Moda pattern. Most manufacturer's do have freebie patterns for popular lines of fabric. I was hoping it was one of these. My friend is just unable to articulate or remember. I did find a partial picture on Etsy, but no luck on seeing the whole quilt or finding a pattern. If I could find a pic, I would just copy it so it looks similar. I was hoping someone might recognize it! Thanks for looking!
  2. Hi all. Thought I would check and see if anyone knows of a pattern for the Moda line "Follow Your Heart." A friend sent me a kit without a pattern. She wants me to make the quilt but I have no idea what the original quilt looks like. She has had a stroke and can no longer sew and bought the fabric several years ago. Her speech is impaired so she's not able to be much help. I've looked on Etsy, Pinterest, eBay, Moda, and the designer's (Kathy Schmitz for Moda) site. Found one partial picture, but that's it. Anyone remember this quilt or pattern? I would love to do this for her but don't want to disappoint her if I wing it and come up with something that doesn't look like the original.
  3. Here's the list: PANTOGRAPHS FOR SALE: All are in good condition. Some are new, never used or opened. Listing by type, designer, size. FLORALS: Flower Rumpus Hermione Agee 13.5” Sunflowers Willow Leaf 10” Dancing Tulips Norma Sharp 5.25” Feathered Garden #3 Willow Leaf 12.75” New Delhi #2 Patricia Ritter 10.25” Belladonna Hermione Agee 8.5” Dogwood Norma Sharp 6” Poppies Patricia Ritter 7.5” (2 rows) Spring Garland Benay Derr 11” Petaluma Meredith England 8” Butterfly Garden Jodi Beamish 9” Tulip Basket (sm) Jodi Beamish 8.6” Double Rose Vine Norma Sharp 12” (2 rows) Kaylie’s Flowers Benay Derr 11” Rambler Rose (vert.) 10” Flower Swirls S5 Debra Geissler 11.5” Flower Swirls S5A 11.5” Batik Jodi Beamish 11” LEAVES/FALL Falling Leaves Sophie Collier 2” Groundcover Keryn Emmerson 17” Unfurled Urban Elementz 12” Tropics Hermione Agee 8” Whirlygig (sm) Jodi Beamish 8” Lucky Leaves Hermione Agee 6.3” Maple Syrup Jodi Beamish 7” (2 rows) Autumn Oaks Jodi Beamish 11” MODERN Honeycomb Patricia Ritter 8.5” Time Warp Patricia Ritter 14” KIDS Blast Off Hermione Agee 10” Soccer Balls David Hudson 11” Outerspace Jodi Beamish 9.4” Base-1 Debra Geissler 11.5 SOUTHWEST SW-1 Debra Geissler 12” Plus 2 borders, 4.5 & 6 inch AZ-1 Debra Geissler 12” Plus 2 borders, 4 & 7 inch El Passo Simple Quilting Stit. 15” Cowboy Way #2 David Hudson 4.5, 5, 4.5” (3 borders/pantos) Cowboy Way e2e David Hudson 15” ASIAN Oriental Cloud Keryn Emmerson 14” Sashiko Willow Leaf 6” Water Lillies (dbl) Suiren 9” & 12” Asain Ginko Kathie James 15” Elegant Crane Kathie James 9” SEA LIFE Simply Sea Shells Willow Leaf 14” HALLOWEEN Trick or Treat Quilted Rose Bats, webs, spiders, witches, cats 8.5 & 12.5” CHRISTMAS Tannenbaum Jodi Beamish 9.75” Poinsettia Jodi Beamish 9” Santa’s Forest David Hudson 11” Santa’s Forest David Hudson 15” Snazzy Snowflake Jodi Beamish 10.5” ANIMALS/OUTDOOR Kitty Kat Mary Eddy 5, 7, 9” Tabby Tales Keryn Emmerson 8” Cat’s Paw Jodi Beamish 8” What-a-Hoot Mary Eddy 11” BMP-4 Debra Geissler Bear/Pine Tree 13” Pine Tree Meander 9.5” MISCELLANEOUS April in Paris Benay Derr 12.5” Cupcakes Anne Bright 10” Spaced Out Willow Leaf 5.75”(2 rows) Fantasy Flame Jessica Schick 11” Windy Meandering Sophie Collier 10.5” Star & Crescent Keryn Emmerson 10” Tickle Too Benay Derr 11” Double Plume Keryn Emmerson 7.5” Paperchase Jodi Beamish 7.8” Dust Devil Jodi Beamish 8” Chantilly Lace Norma Sharp 9” Leaf & Scroll Keryn Emmerson 10” Joust Jodi Beamish 9.5” McTavishing Karen McTavish 11” Feathered Hearts Benay Derr 11” Flaming Swirls Benay Derr 14” Notes to Sing Linda’s E. Q. 10”
  4. Hi all, Looking for a used George for a friend. Would be great if it was anywhere near So. Cal, but not a deal breaker if it's not. Please e-mail me if you have one to sell! Contact info. is merryjo2003@yahoo.com. Thanks!
  5. Please contact me with info., I have a friend looking for a used George. Cell 760-212-2523
  6. It doesn't mean you can't work freehand on a 30 inch throat. My point was the 30 inch throat with a computer system would be awesome, especially of the majority of my business was computer based! If I wasn't able to get a computer system with a machine and my business was going to be freehand and hand-guided only, it would be a waste of space for me as I'm not tall enough to reach to the back. It all depends on what style of quilting you do and how you're going to set up your business. If you're mostly doing computer based work I would definately get the 30. I think it would speed up the process because it would be a more efficient way to work. We all do a little freehand, here and there, even with a computer system. At least, everyone in my area. So, depending on how you work and what your business model is, there's a a lot of options with APQS machines to get the right fit for your needs. Isn't that great! Have fun trying out the machines and ask a lot of questions. There's a lot a good experience to draw from.
  7. You're correct that the fewer advances, the less time you spend on a quilt, as that's a more efficient way to work. How much time that actually saves may not be a huge amount, but it all adds up. That being said, it also depends on the density of the design you are quilting. Same is true if you're hand-guided. I've done pantos that take maybe 8-10 minutes across a quilt and some that take almost an hour, both freehand or computer. That's why all pantos are not the same price and are also priced by sq/inch. I've quilted some dense pantos were it's taken a very long day to finish one queen quilt, other days I may get 3-5 small ones finished in a day. I also use the zipper system and have lots of sets, so as one quilt is running, I can sit and pin the next 4 quilts. Then I zip one off, zip the next one on and get it started. Then I'm back to unpinning the first and pinning another on the zippers I just took off. Very efficient way to work and save time. I think this is one of the greatest advantages of having a computerized system. I can even sit and piece when I run out of zippers, lol. The nice thing about digital designs vs. paper is that you're able to scale most designs. That's great in my opinion. After years of paper pantos, I've found that sometimes you have the perfect design for a quilt, but the scale is to large or small for the quilt. Computers definitely solve that problem. If it were me and I could afford the new Millie 30 and a computer system (I have a Millie 26 w/Quilt Path), I would go for it! If I were free handing, I would stick to the 26 as the extra space would be wasted as my arms aren't long enough and I couldn't see all the way back to the rail!
  8. Hi all! I’m selling my pantos as I’ve added Quilt Path about a year ago. Slow, but finally willing to give them up. There are 72 pantos, total. It’s a variety that I’ve used for a business for years. Some haven’t even been used. I have a Millie, but the sizes vary. I would like to sell them as a group. At $7 per panto, the total would be $504. That’s less than half of their original price. Great way for someone new to start your business! Listing all for $500. I’m also adding 2 rulers, one for rope (still in package), one for diamond designs. I’ll pay shipping US (only) shipping. Put this on your Christmas list! If interested, email me and I can send you the list w/size. Merryjo2003@yahoo.com
  9. I get quilts from all over, including out of the country. They pay the shipping to and from. I add shipping w/insurance (required by me for outgoing) to my invoice. You can email and request payment before shipping. I'm so busy I just add it to the invoice and mark them paid when I receive a check or cc payment after they receive the quilt. So far, never had a problem with receiving payment, but it isn't the best way to handle these things. It would be easy for someone to "forget" to pay you and then you would have to consider your recourse. It may cost you more to go after them for payment than it's worth. You really should get payment before you ship and hold the quilt "hostage", especially if you don't have a long standing relationship with your customers.
  10. I use Intuit for or Paypal for credit card payments. Most of my customers pay via check (never got a bad one, so far) or cash. Mostly, I got the chip reader for a yearly craft fair for convenience but use it with my customer quilting also. Works just like the square. There are charges, but the convenience is worth it.
  11. I tell people, rule of thumb, queens start at $1000 for commission quilts. Price goes up or down depending on size of quilt and complexity of the design. That's usually enough to stop them. I don't like working for nothing for people who have NO clue of the amount of time and expense that goes into a quilt. I had one guy ask me why it was so expensive as it was "just sewing." So I educated him on the costs and hours asked him what he made per hour at his job. Then I asked him if he had the equipment, time, or skills to do it himself, because I would be happy to charge him to quilt and bind it when he finished! It just doesn't set well when people want a quilt, but don't want to even pay enough to cover the cost of the fabric. I also sell quilts at an annual craft fair. I sell queens for around $600-$700. Much less than a commission quilt. These are easy patterns and fabric I've found on sale. They are quilts I just wanted to make and don't have someone in mind to gift it to. It's so funny when people say they LOVE a certain quilt, then proceed to ask me if I have it in xyz colors. Clueless. Do I look like a department store? I've had boutique shop owners "kindly offer" to buy ALL my quilts (my whole booth) for 50% off the asking price. I refuse THEM,(I would rather donate them), and ask why I should PAY THEM to work filling their shops so THEY can double their money. One shop owner has come to the craft fair every year for the last 5 years and asked me the same thing. I guess she's hoping to get a different answer. Not in this life....
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