hi lee and welcome, i subscribe to leah day. she has great ideas and designs, love her site thanks for posting it gini
gini in north idaho
This was found on youtube. Might help
Got so busy watching forgot the address. Sorry.
I think Ricky Tims does most of his beautiful quilting on a domestic machine. I watched him demonstrate this on a show, but I don't recall where on-line I saw it. I'll check QNNtv.
Yes: go to QNNtv, and it is episode 808 of Fon's and Porter's love of quilting.
What about those of us who can't watch videos? We have dial-up service and I go a little loony watching a video which starts and stops every few seconds and the people talking sound like they are being tortured! We hear one or two words then a strangled sound then a long "freeze" while the internet tries to catch up. That is PAINFUL to try to watch. We need the old-style written tutorials with photos, or books. Books are expensive and bulky and the written tutorials hard to find and harder to download for reading off-line. I wish I could watch videos - QNNtv unfortunat\ely is mostly worthless for me. Occasionally there is an "antique" video that works. I use all the other premium services, though.
Marsha - Western New York
I DO wish there was a show, or maybe a monthly episode on a regular quilting show, just dedicated to machine quilting! It is SO much better to have that available than to watch on YouTube. I know it must be a pain for those with dial up, but it is also a pain just to sit at a computer to watch it. I would rather watch it on TV, on the couch, or sitting at my machine with the BIGGER screen behind it.
Liz - please read this thread! I think it offers a great idea - and to those "others" of us who feel this thread is important, let' see if we can keep "bumping this thread up" about once a week so The Powers That Be can read it...
I agree... BUMP...
Hi everyone, I took an earlier suggestion about checking out Leah Days' FMQ for beginners set...I am so a beginner so all help is needed! Anyway the price of the DVD set is dropped to $29.95! Sharing for interest.
Also agree with the others...a dedicated show or method would be beneficial....who knows how many non-tekkies are out there that also can benefit! :)
I agree and think that they should have more lessons or a show on how to quilt with a regular machine. I don't know ANYONE who can afford the long arm machine. I also would prefer if they showed different ways to stitch, as I prefer stitch in the ditch but others prefer the free motion quilting. I would also enjoy if they showed every now and then hand quilting as well. I prefer hand piecing and hand quilting, although I believe that is becoming a lost art so to speak. I think sometimes people are in such a hurry to finish as many quilts as possible that they lose the whole progress and art (along with the history) of making a quilt. Perhaps it is just me though, I know that I am a little old fashioned on those type of things.
For those of you with dial up, try the library. I am in Canada and our local library has an internet station for a small (very small) fee. that may help for s - l - o - w internet. I know what a pain it is, i ram my first business from home and had dialup and some of the training videos were painful.