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    KathyP got a reaction from dianne31331 in First Quilt on George   
    This is the first quilt I've done on my brand new George sit-down machine.  My daughter and I made the quilt for a customer, so I was a little nervous, but I'm very happy with how it turned out.  I filled the center with a large allover Bear Claw design (learned from a blog post by "A Few Scraps"), then did a curved design in the border using a curved ruler by Accents In Design, in a design I learned from The Quilt Journal on YouTube.  I used SewFine 50 thread in a bright turquoise on the top, and medium gray on the bottom.  It was such a joy to quilt this on George!  Such a step up from quilting on my domestic machine.  Can't wait to start another quilt!



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    KathyP got a reaction from Debbie S in Thread Delivery Tip to share   
    When quilting a large quilt on George, I found that sometimes the quilt would push up against the thread cone, adding drag to the thread.  Not good! So I searched the house for something to use as a shield or bumper, so the quilt couldn’t touch the cone.  I ended up using this purple collapsible nylon bucket that I use for scraps at quilt retreats.  It’s called The Gypsy Bitty Buddy from The Quilting Gypsy.  The nylon is thin enough that the magnet on George’s thread stand still works.  The magnet keeps the bucket locked in place, even when the quilt pushes up against it, and the thread comes off the spool uninterrupted.  Just thought I’d share in case anyone else has the same problem.



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    KathyP got a reaction from dbams in Thread Delivery Tip to share   
    When quilting a large quilt on George, I found that sometimes the quilt would push up against the thread cone, adding drag to the thread.  Not good! So I searched the house for something to use as a shield or bumper, so the quilt couldn’t touch the cone.  I ended up using this purple collapsible nylon bucket that I use for scraps at quilt retreats.  It’s called The Gypsy Bitty Buddy from The Quilting Gypsy.  The nylon is thin enough that the magnet on George’s thread stand still works.  The magnet keeps the bucket locked in place, even when the quilt pushes up against it, and the thread comes off the spool uninterrupted.  Just thought I’d share in case anyone else has the same problem.



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    KathyP reacted to dbams in Quilt Suspension System   
    Love both the quilt and the quilting.  You finished it at just the right time of year, too!
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    KathyP got a reaction from dbams in Quilt Suspension System   
    I’m happy to report that the quilt suspension system behind George worked great!  I was able to complete my first big quilt with no problems.  I did a really dense allover freehand holly leaf design.  My DIL started this quilt 10 years ago, and finally asked me to finish it for her, just to get it done. I was a little nervous about quilting an 84” x 84” quilt, but it was a good opportunity to practice.  I’m amazed at how easy it was to work on this, with the suspension system in place.  Although I have to be honest, there were times when I thought I’d never reach the end.  I was quilting holly leaves in my sleep!  It took 15 bobbins and and many hours.  I didn’t keep track.  Next up is 104” x 104”...




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    KathyP got a reaction from Gail O in Quilt Suspension System   
    I’m happy to report that the quilt suspension system behind George worked great!  I was able to complete my first big quilt with no problems.  I did a really dense allover freehand holly leaf design.  My DIL started this quilt 10 years ago, and finally asked me to finish it for her, just to get it done. I was a little nervous about quilting an 84” x 84” quilt, but it was a good opportunity to practice.  I’m amazed at how easy it was to work on this, with the suspension system in place.  Although I have to be honest, there were times when I thought I’d never reach the end.  I was quilting holly leaves in my sleep!  It took 15 bobbins and and many hours.  I didn’t keep track.  Next up is 104” x 104”...




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    KathyP reacted to Cagey in Quilt Suspension System   
    Kathy;
    It turned out gorgeous.  You had better share with your DIL that she truly is quilt worthy with all that tight quilting.  Great job, and thank you for sharing.
    Cagey 
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    KathyP got a reaction from Cagey in Quilt Suspension System   
    I’m happy to report that the quilt suspension system behind George worked great!  I was able to complete my first big quilt with no problems.  I did a really dense allover freehand holly leaf design.  My DIL started this quilt 10 years ago, and finally asked me to finish it for her, just to get it done. I was a little nervous about quilting an 84” x 84” quilt, but it was a good opportunity to practice.  I’m amazed at how easy it was to work on this, with the suspension system in place.  Although I have to be honest, there were times when I thought I’d never reach the end.  I was quilting holly leaves in my sleep!  It took 15 bobbins and and many hours.  I didn’t keep track.  Next up is 104” x 104”...




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    KathyP reacted to apylinski in Dust cover for Millie   
    Has anyone made a dust cover for a Millie? I’m thinking mine needs one. If you have can you share pictures and possibly a pattern?
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    KathyP reacted to Cagey in Quilt Suspension System   
    I guess we do it the same, by pushing the part down with your toe that is normally done with your heal.  Not sure why APQS chose this pedal, but I would love to have one that worked like most DSMs.
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    KathyP got a reaction from Cagey in Quilt Suspension System   
    Your table sounds great Cagey!  I don’t know why they changed to this smaller table, but I’m making it work.  As you can see, I have two small tables, one at each elbow, to help support the quilt in front, with just enough room between for my chair.  I also have an Ikea cart for all my “stuff”.  My big cutting table is to my left of the George table, so the excess quilt can sprawl over that way too.  The only place that was cramped was behind the machine, and the clamps took care of that.  I guess we all make the best of what we’ve got to work with.

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    KathyP got a reaction from dbams in First Quilt on George   
    This is the first quilt I've done on my brand new George sit-down machine.  My daughter and I made the quilt for a customer, so I was a little nervous, but I'm very happy with how it turned out.  I filled the center with a large allover Bear Claw design (learned from a blog post by "A Few Scraps"), then did a curved design in the border using a curved ruler by Accents In Design, in a design I learned from The Quilt Journal on YouTube.  I used SewFine 50 thread in a bright turquoise on the top, and medium gray on the bottom.  It was such a joy to quilt this on George!  Such a step up from quilting on my domestic machine.  Can't wait to start another quilt!



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    KathyP got a reaction from delld in Finished 116 by 122 inches!!!!!   
    This is stunning!  It's a beautiful quilt on its own, and your quilting takes it over the top.  I'm sure your customer loves it too.  Great job!
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    KathyP got a reaction from judyday in First Quilt on George   
    Just to clarify, it's my first quilt on George.  Not my first ever quilt.  I've been quilting on my domestic machine for a while, but it's so much better on a George!  Thanks for your kind words.
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    KathyP got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in First Quilt on George   
    This is the first quilt I've done on my brand new George sit-down machine.  My daughter and I made the quilt for a customer, so I was a little nervous, but I'm very happy with how it turned out.  I filled the center with a large allover Bear Claw design (learned from a blog post by "A Few Scraps"), then did a curved design in the border using a curved ruler by Accents In Design, in a design I learned from The Quilt Journal on YouTube.  I used SewFine 50 thread in a bright turquoise on the top, and medium gray on the bottom.  It was such a joy to quilt this on George!  Such a step up from quilting on my domestic machine.  Can't wait to start another quilt!



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    KathyP got a reaction from InesR in First Quilt on George   
    This is the first quilt I've done on my brand new George sit-down machine.  My daughter and I made the quilt for a customer, so I was a little nervous, but I'm very happy with how it turned out.  I filled the center with a large allover Bear Claw design (learned from a blog post by "A Few Scraps"), then did a curved design in the border using a curved ruler by Accents In Design, in a design I learned from The Quilt Journal on YouTube.  I used SewFine 50 thread in a bright turquoise on the top, and medium gray on the bottom.  It was such a joy to quilt this on George!  Such a step up from quilting on my domestic machine.  Can't wait to start another quilt!



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    KathyP got a reaction from Liam in First Quilt on George   
    This is the first quilt I've done on my brand new George sit-down machine.  My daughter and I made the quilt for a customer, so I was a little nervous, but I'm very happy with how it turned out.  I filled the center with a large allover Bear Claw design (learned from a blog post by "A Few Scraps"), then did a curved design in the border using a curved ruler by Accents In Design, in a design I learned from The Quilt Journal on YouTube.  I used SewFine 50 thread in a bright turquoise on the top, and medium gray on the bottom.  It was such a joy to quilt this on George!  Such a step up from quilting on my domestic machine.  Can't wait to start another quilt!



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    KathyP got a reaction from judyday in First Quilt on George   
    Wow, so many flattering compliments!  You guys are so kind and sweet.  I appreciate all your comments and thank you all.
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    KathyP got a reaction from Oma in First Quilt on George   
    This is the first quilt I've done on my brand new George sit-down machine.  My daughter and I made the quilt for a customer, so I was a little nervous, but I'm very happy with how it turned out.  I filled the center with a large allover Bear Claw design (learned from a blog post by "A Few Scraps"), then did a curved design in the border using a curved ruler by Accents In Design, in a design I learned from The Quilt Journal on YouTube.  I used SewFine 50 thread in a bright turquoise on the top, and medium gray on the bottom.  It was such a joy to quilt this on George!  Such a step up from quilting on my domestic machine.  Can't wait to start another quilt!



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    KathyP got a reaction from Gail O in First Quilt on George   
    This is the first quilt I've done on my brand new George sit-down machine.  My daughter and I made the quilt for a customer, so I was a little nervous, but I'm very happy with how it turned out.  I filled the center with a large allover Bear Claw design (learned from a blog post by "A Few Scraps"), then did a curved design in the border using a curved ruler by Accents In Design, in a design I learned from The Quilt Journal on YouTube.  I used SewFine 50 thread in a bright turquoise on the top, and medium gray on the bottom.  It was such a joy to quilt this on George!  Such a step up from quilting on my domestic machine.  Can't wait to start another quilt!



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    KathyP got a reaction from judyday in First Quilt on George   
    Thanks for all your kind words, everyone.
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    KathyP got a reaction from quilterkp in First Quilt on George   
    This is the first quilt I've done on my brand new George sit-down machine.  My daughter and I made the quilt for a customer, so I was a little nervous, but I'm very happy with how it turned out.  I filled the center with a large allover Bear Claw design (learned from a blog post by "A Few Scraps"), then did a curved design in the border using a curved ruler by Accents In Design, in a design I learned from The Quilt Journal on YouTube.  I used SewFine 50 thread in a bright turquoise on the top, and medium gray on the bottom.  It was such a joy to quilt this on George!  Such a step up from quilting on my domestic machine.  Can't wait to start another quilt!



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