Bobbiesue

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  1. I am quilt for a gal that is wanting to use 2 layers of warm & natural, need to know pros/cons. Do I need to adjust to a longer stitch length so that it does not create a tightness and cause it to pucker? All opinions welcome TIA, Diane on a Millie
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    Cant Post Pictures

    I can not post photos either. I tried to change my profile photo.......it allowed me to delete the old photo but it will not let me upload the new photo.
  3. Size M Bobbin Case - Brand New, Never Used = $35.00 + SH Stand Alone Bobbin Winder for Size M Bobbins - Great Condition and Gently Used for hobby quilting only = $85.00 + SH
  4. FINALLY!!!! My Gammill has gone home with it's new owner today. I am suffering from empty nest......but very happy it sold to a loving family.
  5. Gammill Vision 18-8 with Home Pro 12' Table - loaded with upgrades: Under the Quilt Camera System Swivel Casters High Density Table Top Home Pro Work Station- 2 templates Batting Bar Overhead Light Bar Machine Features: 12’ Home Pro Steel Stand Stitch-Regulated & Manual Modes Color Touch Screen Diagnostic System FM Tuner Electronic Needle Positioner & Single Stitch Horizontal & Vertical Channel Locks Double Capacity Bobbin On-Board Bobbin Winder Adjustable Laser Light LED Light Fixture (with Black Light). Includes: M Style Bobbins Screw Driver Set Hex Key Set 1 - 3/32 Hex Wrench 4 - Linda Taylor Roll Patterns The machine is in excellent condition and has been used to quilt as a hobby, check-up and serviced prior to listing for sale. Purchased new from Gammill June 2010. Smoke Free and pet free environment. Purchaser is responsible for pick-up, transportation and set-up cost. Watch my YouTube Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZSYabSAJec&feature=em-share_video_user Price: $10,225.00 Contact: BobbieSue layersandthreads@me.com Located in Northern Virginia Attached Thumbnails
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    Gammill Vision 18 - For Sale

    My Gammill has gone home with it's new owner today. I am suffering from empty nest......but glad it sold to a loving family.
  7. All suggestions on how to do this is appreciated! I have just finished the top for a new Christmas tree skirt. I want to put in on the longarm to quilt it (of course, isn't that why I bought it?). I want to put a ruffle on the bottom of it and I want the ruffle to be between the layers or something so that it looks 'finished', but I can't think of a way to do that, for some reason I can't come up with a solution on how to accomplish this. I am sure there is a SIMPLE answer on how to do this. Any suggestions on how to do this would be appreciated. My thinking cap is thunk out........ Photo is attached to this post, the red circle is the new top, the other photo is of my old tree skirt that I quilted about 30 years ago on my domestic sewing machine, the ruffle was attached to the top, then the back attached, turned inside out after stitching the seams........pre-longarm! TIA, BobbieSue
  8. All suggestions on how to do this is appreciated! I have just finished the top for a new Christmas tree skirt. I want to put in on the longarm to quilt it (of course, isn't that why I bought it?). I want to put a ruffle on the bottom of it and I want the ruffle to be between the layers or something so that it looks 'finished', but I can't think of a way to do that, for some reason I can't come up with a solution on how to accomplish this. I am sure there is a SIMPLE answer on how to do this. Any suggestions on how to do this would be appreciated. My thinking cap is thunk out........ Photo is attached to this post, the red circle is the new top, the other photo is of my old tree skirt that I quilted about 30 years ago on my domestic sewing machine, the ruffle was attached to the top, then the back attached, turned inside out after stitching the seams........pre-longarm! TIA, BobbieSue
  9. V18 12ft table Light bar Workstation Etc......... Fully Loaded Excellent Condition Located in Northern Virginia Contact Layersandthreads@me.com
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    FOR SALE-Gammill V18/12ft table

    I am ready for some sunshine..................it has been one snow storm right behind the other
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    FOR SALE-Gammill V18/12ft table

    Hey Rita, My original posting showed the machine is in Northern Virginia......do you live close by? That would be sweet I was out of town, DH was responding to emails with uploading the PDF for me.........there is no way he was going to get on this site, he thought he might get hooked, and I might open a quilting business and put him to work with 2 longarms around the house, LOL!!!!! He is glad I am home, so here is the PDF with all the info for all to see all the goodies that come with it for the price I hope this formats well as I copied it from my PDF, could not find a way to upload as an attachment, probably just missed it. Gammill Vision 18-8 with Home Pro 12' Table and loaded with upgrades: Under the Quilt Camera System ($395.00) Swivel Casters ($120.00) High Density Table Top & Work Station ($995.00) Work Station Templates - 2 ($138.00) Overhead Light Bar ($795.00) TOTAL Value of Options: (2,443.00) Machine Features: 12’ Home Pro Steel Stand Stitch-Regulated & Manual Modes Color Touch Screen Diagnostic System FM Tuner Electronic Needle Positioner & Single Stitch Horizontal & Vertical Channel Locks Double Capacity Bobbin On-Board Bobbin Winder Adjustable Laser Light LED Light Fixture (with Black Light). Includes: M Style Bobbins Screw Driver Set Hex Key Set 1 - 3/32 Hex Wrench The machine is in excellent condition, low stitching hours and has been used to quilt as a hobby, check-up and serviced prior to listing for sale. Purchased new from Gammill June 2010. Smoke Free and pet free environment. Purchaser is responsible for pick-up, transportation and set-up cost. No Smoking Household No Pet Household Type of Payment: Cashier's Check Price: $9,300.00 I have listed the prices of the options/upgrades if you were to purchase these new from Gammill so that you can see what a great savings this is. Located in Northern Virginia (20148-zip code)
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    FOR SALE-Gammill V18/12ft table

    please email me at layersandthreads@me.com I will send you a pdf of specs and price Tks
  13. HELP! HELP! HELP! I am patiently waiting for a new home for Gammill and she is still for sale.......................this is taking much longer than I had originally thought...........I really do not want another business venture as the one I currently own (teaching piano lessons to pay for my hobbies) takes more time so that I have less quilting time...........urrgggggg. 2 Longarms sitting in my studio is crimping my style and with DH on furlough I am fixing to teach him how to use it cuz I have 3 quilts waiting to be done for some military wives out of Ft. Levenworth KS that I do for FREE!!! WE SOLD OUR HOUSE AND WE ARE MOVING!!!!! I can not imagine moving 2 longarms and a Grand Piano SO, if you know of anyone looking for a gently used (3 years old) Gammill Vision 18/8, 12 ft table, please send them my way!!!! I am looking forward to hearing from EVERYONE!!!!
  14. Photos of 3 quilts that I just finished for 2 gals at Ft Leavenworth KS. They are both beginners and did a great job on their tops and I quilted them for free for them. Two have already shipped back to them and the last one will be in the mail tomorrow. I also did labels for them and Michelle's start quilt is her very first quilt. Andrea's Star Quilt was her second. Enjoy!!
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    Ft Leavenworth Quilts

    Thanks everyone!!! ​My free handing is getting better with every quilt. Here is what I have painfully experienced........just because a thread color is a great choice does not always mean it is the right thread to use if you are free handing. You have to be able to see the thread to know where you need to go ahead of where you are at and that means all colors that are used in the top.....................this is what I call 'advance preparation' it is the same when playing the piano...you have to be able to read the music ahead to prepare for where you need to go........ Quilt tops are my creative canvas which I love to do free hand!!!!
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    Side Tension Clamps

    I think I have done a total of 4 quilts on my new Millie. For some reason when I was doing a quilt yesterday, the side tensioning clamps kept catching on the left side of the Millie and messing up my border stitching. I do not remember having this issue on the other 3 quilts that I did. I tried putting a ruler on the poles to raise up the clamps, but that didn't work, it still got caught. It seems for some reason the clamps are sinking lower than on the previous quilts. Does someone have a suggestion on this. It was really irritating Thinking out loud here.....could it be that I don't have the elastic pulled tight enough...........I did try that and it was pulling on the backing so I loosened it up again. TIA
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    Gammill Vision 18 - For Sale

    Not one thing..............here is what happened.......went to the quilt show, while I was shopping around I got bit by an 'M-bug'...I did not know that there were 'M-bugs' lurking around-saw the booth, took a test drive and that 'M-bug' kept bitting me and I heard it whispering 'I'm yours...take me home and someone will adopt BobbieSue and it will just be me and you, I will share a room with her until you do'........Now, you might think this is just a story-but it is truely what happened After all, I already had a longarm......right Due to an 'attachment' disorder, I have had to work through letting the Gammill go and trust me it is hard........however, now the thought of relocating with 2 longarms and a grand piano has become overwhelming to say the least. She has been up for sale since May and I have just sat back and waited...........well now I am hanging a for sale sign around her neck and I have come a long way with 'detaching' when I found out we are moving and I would say that I am healed from that 'attachment' disorder. Funny thing about all of this is that DH has known all along that I was having trouble letting go!!! I truly love them both, they do compliment each other.......I am using both and rotating quilts between them so they get equal billing and there is no sibling rivalry between them. They are both good machines........ For right now, I am located 6 miles west of Dulles Airport (20105) Height to the top of the light bar = less than 81 inches My Gammill is loaded with options and the only thing left to add to her is a computer! It is a really nice set-up. She currently sits in my finished basement. Thanks for your inquiry!!
  18. Brake, Brake.......secretly loosens............ I have followed the directions for the brake and now this is really beginning to get on my nerves. I am use to the ratchets on my Gammill which ensures that the poles will not move, not budge, stays where I put them........ So I am sure because of how my Gammill poles operate that I am probably a lot less patient with the brake on my Millie. So here is what is happening: The directions say, don't over tighten the brake, you should be able to slightly move the pole with out releasing the brake. Okay, I followed those directions, they don't work for me. I have tried numerous tightnesses, however, the poles keep slipping out of tight during the entire process of quilting. I am constantly having to tighten the allen screw on the brake handle, it appears that it will not hold after repeated braking-unbraking attempts. It is way too hard to tighten the allen screw with the allen wrench and hold both poles at the same time............... it is to the point now that I have to do this every other time I advanced the quilt. So, what am I doing wrong? Suggestions? Help? I do quilt with pretty good tension on my quilts, but I do not over tension them. I know that I am probably being picky and that I am way to use to my Gammill poles TIA
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    Side Tension Clamps

    Results on side clamps I pulled out 2 old curtain rods, that was good, only got caught 2 times while quilting the entire quilt, but it was very minimal irritant. One thing I did like about using the rods......it kept my clamps from hitting the carpeted floor......this was positive and save me time from walking them over to the side to lower them..........2 issues solved here The backing was wider, that was good, this really helped. I am still going to check on all the other suggestions after we move........yep........we are moving and the movers are moving 2 long arms and a grand piano........YIKES After the move I will be figuring out how to add a 'hem' so that I can use my leader grips........I am getting tired of catching my good shirts on the pins and ripping them, it is getting costly...........for right now I am covering the ends of the pins with blue painters tape I have one more issue to post, but I will start a seperate topic on that. Thanks everyone
  20. As you can see from the photos I have 2........yep......2 longarms sitting in my sewing studio... Grrrrrrrrrrrreat! That is if you are in business.............. Looking to sell my Gammill........so step up to the plate if you are thinking of your next move to a longarm.....you can realize your dream! I can feel the pinch........ Contact BobbieSue Layersandthreads@me.com
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    Too Little Space-Need To Sell

    I sent you a message with all the specs and the price. Looking forward to hearing from you.
  22. I haven't drove away yet...........spent all day packing up my studio and I am still not finished Trying to make sure that all serger threads are packed together, then embroidery threads and stabilizers, and I have yet to pack my quilting threads, and let's don't forget 2 large rolls of 90 wide batting and 2 large rolls 120 wide batting......the mover said 'what is that' DH says, over 1/2 of our total boxes will be my studio . Monday I spent all day packing up my music books, yikes that was bad too 6 book boxes of music and I am not done yet with that....I still have 2 boxes of music to pack that are in the the storage area, my last day of teaching piano lessons will be at the end of the month.
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    Side Tension Clamps

    Thanks everyone........... I am going to check on the suggestions about the clamps. I think are you are correct in saying that the backing was not as wide as the other quilts....... The other quilts had 5" on the side, this quilt only had 3 at the max.