RebeccaGrace

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  1. Is your ClassiQ Intelliquilter for Blissed Millie still available for sale? If so, I'm interested. Can you give me a shipping estimate to Charlotte, NC, zip code 28277? Thanks, Rebecca
  2. Yes, I doodle feathers and spirals all the time, on my iPad, on my church bulletins during the sermon. It definitely helps! Patti Jo, I emailed you directly re: your Micro Drive handles. thanks, rebecca Grace
  3. I'm getting my new Millie in 4 days and I can't wait to try out EVERYTHING she can do... but all the gadgets and gizmos are pricey and I understand many quilters buy tools that the end up not liking, or don't need once they move on to computerized quilting. Anyone have Hartley Microdrive handles for a millennium that you aren't using and would like to sell? Any old paper pantos lying around that you don't need anymore? Sell them to me, please! Your trash could become my treasure... Rebecca Grace www.CheekyCognoscenti.blogspot.com
  4. I am bringing home my first ever long arm machine on Tuesday, a 2013 dealer demo blissed Millenium on a 12' table. I am SO EXCITED! My APQS dealer is 2 hours away from me and I want to be able to jump in right away as soon as she's set up in my studio. What goodies should I buy while I'm in the shop? I know I want to learn to do ruler work, so I'll need the extended base. I do intricate appliqué on my own quilts and would like to be able to ditch around the appliqué with accuracy. Are the micro drive handles the best way to do that, or should I try one of the acrylic needle guide
  5. Can I ask why you don't want to use an APQS ruler base for your Millie?
  6. Thanks, Patty. I looked at the Lucey but I thought the Quiltglide was a worthwhile feature, and I don't think that can be added to Lucey? My dealer said the auto thread cutter that comes on Millie weighs 5 lbs so if I take that off my Millie would be closer to Lucey's weight. What are your thoughts about Quiltglide? Obviously the Lucey would help my numbers work out better, too... just don't want to be penny wise and pound foolish.
  7. I'm planning to start a longarm quilting business in the next few months. Found a great dealer who sells both APQS and Intelliquilter. I'm planning to invest in Intelliquilter so I can jump right in with computerized E2E without the learning curve (as this is my first, and hopefully last longarm purchase!) and I know that from a business standpoint, larger frames and wider throats are best for computerized quilting because they allow you to quilt a larger area with each advance of the quilt. However, I know that I want to learn to quilt freehand as well, if only for myself, and it seems lik