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nantenn replied on Tue, Sep 3 2013 10:41 PM

I am physically unable to attend Atlanta quilt show as I can not drive and  not able to walk more than a short distance.

thanks,

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Wendy replied on Tue, Sep 3 2013 10:44 PM

Carol, OMG Thank you!!!! I never saw anything on that.. at all.. and i've googled what I thought was everything. Thank you Thank you Thank you.. I'm going ;)

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nantenn replied on Tue, Sep 3 2013 11:22 PM

Anyone going to show...you are about 2 1/2 hrs north up I75 to come see my machine

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Wendy:

Carol, OMG Thank you!!!! I never saw anything on that.. at all.. and i've googled what I thought was everything. Thank you Thank you Thank you.. I'm going ;)

You're welcome, Wendy!  I hope you find something you like there. The dealers for the machines usually have something discounted if you make your purchase at the show. When I purchased my machine at a show in Ohio, I got a couple hundred off of the set-up costs. And the dealers were so nice.  Make sure you ask about available service on the machines and classes on using them, too.

 

 

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Wendy, any guilds close? Maybe someone has a long arm in the guild that would like you to come play in it. I have several people come play on mine to see if they like it. Also a few of my friends have done their quilts in mine and that way I can help them make sure they know how to load it on. All of them load differently. Some easier than others. 

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Flojo replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 2:47 PM

While I don't have a long arm machine (I have a baby lock with a 7 1/2" throat) I do quilt with it on a grace frame.  Can anyone tell me how they quilt in the ditch on the frame? I can no longer eo a large quilt on a table because of shoulder problems.

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Karla replied on Mon, Sep 16 2013 11:59 PM

I have MegaQuilter on a frame (a 10" throat, I believe) and I can't stitch in the ditch on the frame.  There is no way I can keep the machine going straight enough to do that.  I've heard some talk about some type of ruler they use to do straight lines on a frame, but I haven't researched that yet.  

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Christine replied on Tue, Sep 17 2013 6:45 AM

I bought a set of rulers that make it very easy to stitch in the ditch or cross hatch.  Here are a couple pdf files the website has available to help you see how they work...

http://www.quiltersrule.com/downloads/crossHatchInstructions.pdf

and this one shows how the ruler base can be used on either the belly bar or the back roller.

http://www.quiltersrule.com/downloads/BaptistFanInstructions2.pdf

and here is the website to find out more about the rulers...

http://www.quiltersrule.com/template/mqt-chr.html

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Christine replied on Tue, Sep 17 2013 6:56 AM

Have a great day!

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Ramona replied on Wed, Sep 18 2013 4:23 PM

Karla,

I'm not familiar with the MegaQuilter but on my Gammill I also need a small table that fits on the machine for doing ruler work as well as a ruler. Doing it freehand doesn't work for me.  I have also seen where a quilter will do wavy lines instead of trying to do them straight.

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Michelle replied on Thu, Sep 19 2013 9:50 AM

I have a Handiquilter and she also needs a ruler base, table that snaps around the machine base. Then you have a stable base to hold the ruler against. I don't like soon straight lines either, too boring but I do the wavy lines also as its a lot more fun 

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Ramona replied on Mon, Sep 23 2013 9:10 AM

Michelle,

That sounds like a winner. Makes it more interesting. :-)

 

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Vivian replied on Sat, Dec 28 2013 12:33 PM

This thread has slowed down some hasn't it?  I have to move my longarm. I'm starting to do pantos and didn't leave enough room behind my machine. I'm not sure it is going to work but I can't do the next quilt with the machine set up the way it is. I have to pull the machine along from the side and it is going to hurt me eventually. I can't get a real feel for following the laser if I'm not standing and braced correctly.  Something to think about for a new setup ladies. 

 

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Kelley replied on Sun, Dec 29 2013 9:25 AM

Vivian :
I can't get a real feel for following the laser if I'm not standing and braced correctly.  Something to think about for a new setup ladies. 

 

Great tip Vivian,  Thats something I also learned the hard way..

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