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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with all you folks in Florida... may God protect you and your families, your friends, your pets and homes.
  2. Ooooooh! Super exciting! You are in for an adventure! Take HeidiP's advice seriously... chores just can't compete with time on a quilting machine. And "hi" from Saskatchewan, Canada! Welcome to the APQS family.
  3. I love it! Very festive and sophisticated at the same time.
  4. Great question! And an awesome tutorial, Ann. Most appreciated.
  5. You are welcome, Michelle. Cashiers checks and money orders are definitely not the route I would recommend as it will probably be close to a month since the bank transaction took place until i finally receive the items, and frustrating for the Seller as she still doesn't have the funds cleared by her bank as yet. It is a lot of money for both of us... a machine is way more. I haven't found any down side to making or accepting Paypal transactions yet, but be sure to use the Paypal Protection option. It only costs a little more but it is cheap insurance for both of you. Best of luck and enjoy your new machine!
  6. Thanks, Kathy! I just found this post and followed the link to your blog and your info and photos are awesome! I do a lot of photography and have wonderful equipment but photographing quilts just wasn't something I do... and that needs to change! I will start implementing your tips because you gave really good advice.
  7. Hi Linda, Do you still sell these rulers? I looked on your website and I don't see them mentioned there...it is late so I might not be looking too carefully! Thanks! -Jackie
  8. Hi Jessica, I would be interested in your other items you mentioned you had for sale, would you mind sending me a pm with a list and an asking price? Thanks in advance. -Jackie
  9. Hi Marti, I emailed you about two weeks ago and have just sent you a pm tonight, I hope you have received my messages! Take care and thanks for getting hold of me.
  10. You could take a look on the Handi Quilter forum (HQ macines for sale) on the internet if you are sure that is the machine you want... there are some super nice used APQS machines on this forum too for a good price. There may be shippers willing to move a machine to ND for you to collect.
  11. Hi again! I have been so fortunate in finding many of the Circlelord items I was looking for. These are the items I am still hoping to buy and would appreciate a pm from anyone reading this who might be willing to sell theirs to me. I am offering 50% of the new prices: King giant templates: Pebbles; Wandering Design templates Mini gingko; Cogs; Squarz; Mini clams Push button Thanks so much!
  12. You are very welcome, Deb. I figure we are all here to help and learn from each other so maybe this will help others buy and sell with each other. I certainly appreciate being able to buy my equipment and tools through the forum (and have had the chance to talk with and write to some wonderful people as a result) and I want to ensure the transactions can go smoothly and fairly for everyone involved. This experience has been a major learning curve for me so I figured there might be others as inexperienced as myself, so why have everyone reinvent the wheel? Of course things change constantly so I hope others will keep us abreast of their experiences and any changes to the tools of doing business. I have spent a lot if time reading past posts on the forum on a large variety of topics and I have found it to be a treasure trove of help and information and inspiration. So thank you to you all. I am learning so much from you and I am very appreciative!
  13. Your quilting is just out of this world! So, so, soooooo stunning!
  14. You have made a gorgeous tribute to your friend. Very beautiful!
  15. Yes, I get the distinct feeling that banks are not the way to make payments any more and I was very clear in asking my bank for a cashiers check. It looks to me like there is a disconnect between American and Canadian banking terminology. Using checks is a cumbersome method that leaves absolutely no guarantees or recourse for the Buyer. Paypal has found itself a real niche and it is, quite frankly, a joy to work with in comparison to banks. I have heard others complain about the fee that business transactions via Paypal cost. My opinion is that if you need guarantees on your money or your item then this is a small price to pay for peace of mind. It is insurance and also just the cost of doing business... and it is a lot less than the cost would be if a transaction goes wrong. It is also less costly than the fee for getting your bank to draft a check, plus the cost of certified mail, plus the time and cost of driving to get the check and mail the check out (in my case a total of just over 240km because of where I live!). I would encourage anyone wanting to buy or sell items through the forum to do themselves and the other party the favor of doing transactions via Paypal or Paypal.me because right now it looks like the superior way of doing business for both sides. I certainly haven't seen any negatives, but if others out there have please add it on to this conversation? Also, if you know of a better method of getting a transaction done I would love to hear about it!
  16. Since I am currently in the middle of purchase transactions I thought to share what I am discovering as it may prove helpful to others on the forum that might want to buy or sell items and have them shipped. Please note that this is only based on my actual experiences. There are a number of ways to pay and i am not covering them all as i dont have experience in any others i havent listed here. The best I have found so far, is to have the seller send a request for payment via Paypal or Paypal.me. Depending on the option selected, there may or may not be a fee payable and, correspondingly, there may or may not be Paypal Purchase protection available to protect both parties. The best part of paying in this manner is that funds are transferred into the recipients' Paypal account immediately and both parties receive a confirmation of the payment having been made and received. The Seller can then transfer the funds into their own bank account if they wish at no extra cost. It also makes for quick and easy foreign payment transactions. No delays, no holds, no drama. Everybody is happy. For Canadian to Canadian transactions, do an e-transfer. Quick and easy. The absolute worst way is via wire and "cashiers check". I have done both and the banks tie up the process and the funds and this has caused frustrations and lack of trust between the parties which is sad when it just isn't necessary. For a wire transfer, the seller has to provide banking details that, I am told, leave the seller's account vulnerable So it doesn't sound like a smart idea anyway. The Seller's bank can also put a hold on transfering the funds to the Seller. For a cashiers check, you have to mail it out which creates a delay,.and I am now told that the seller's bank can choose to place a hold on depositing the money for ten days... even though the banks say they can be treated as cash and they are guaranteed checks that can't be cancelled. When I asked my Canadian bank for a cashiers check in US funds, they issued me a money order as being one and the same thing. I sent it out via Certified Mail to ensure safe delivery. Turned out that the receiving US bank does not recognize it as a guaranteed cashiers check and placed a hold on it for another ten days more. The money has already been withdrawn from my account but the seller's bank won't release the funds to the Seller yet. So the Seller won't ship the items either. I suspect that the same holds true for personal checks. It is a dissappointing experience. As far as shipping is concerned, right now based on shipping charges i have been billed by Sellers, Fedex has the best rate available in USA to USA shipping. And the difference is significant when compared to the UPS fees I have been billed. I hope that helps others out there who are looking to buy or sell. We all want our transactions to go smoothly.
  17. It was so worth the time and effort! Absolutely beautiful!
  18. That is one gorgeous quilt, gkazee! I love your cross hatching! It looks like it must have taken HOURS.
  19. Now I understand better: you quilted your grandma's top to donate it as a door prize for your family reunion! Got it! I think that what you have done is amazingly beautiful and respectful of all her hard work and talent, and so generous to offer it to the rest of your family to win. It looks like it found a well deserving home where it will be appreciated and enjoyed. We can't ask more for any quilt! That is a beautiful story!
  20. Wow, wow, WOW! Great quilt finds, Mary Beth and stunning quilting by Sheri! I am in awe!
  21. Beautiful quilt and great job on the quilting!
  22. Your quilting is amazing! The quilt is gorgeous, but your work is the icing on the cake!
  23. What a great idea your family had by raffling that top off at a reunion. Even more wonderful is the fact that you won it and quilted it so beautifully! I always wonder how many families find these ufos and are able to give them the respect they deserve. Enjoy your wonderful family treasure... I bet your grandma is so thrilled that you have it!
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