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  • Re: Did You Work on a Quilt Today? #7

    I bought a slew of long arm rulers at the Mid Atlantic quilt festival last weekend, and I was soooo looking forward to using them today. The ruler hopper foot came but when I put it on today it's the wrong foot! The foot hits the screw on the needle bar. Waaaa Haaaa Haaaa I've got one of Thea's...
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Christine on Sun, Mar 3 2013
  • Re: Longarmers Share #2

    Hi Eva! How's it going? Congrats on the new long arm! I use the same book Carol mentioned. I'm starting to work with rulers. Thea sent some wonderful Christmas tops I'm working on now. I'll post some photos soon... I'm putting crosshatching around her applique designs with rulers...
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Christine on Thu, Feb 28 2013
  • Re: Looking for Long Arm Advice - Need your experience

    I attended the Mid-Atlantic quilt festival over the weekend, and I tested several of the long arms that were there. The APQS has nice features, I like the extra roller before the take up roller. It's located at the level of the quilt top so the take up roller can be mounted up higher, in the middle...
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Christine on Mon, Feb 25 2013
  • Re: Looking for Long Arm Advice - Need your experience

    Here's my 2 cents, for what it's worth. I love pantographs! I use both pantographs and rulers together in quilts, depending on the design of the quilt. I use a laser light to follow the panto, and use the rulers to do custom work on the borders. I have the Tin Lizzie Ansley 26 on a king size...
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Christine on Fri, Feb 15 2013
  • Re: Looking for Long Arm Advice - Need your experience

    Two years ago, I bought my HQ18 Avante. Yes, I would buy it again! I have it set up at 12 ft, it takes up most of my basement. I do not have the ProStitcher. It's an extremely easy, forgiving machine to learn on. Things I would want to know: 1) At the time I bought my machine, the Handihandles would...
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Shelley Gardner on Fri, Feb 15 2013
  • Buying a longarm (HandiQuilter HQ Pro Stitcher)

    Yesterday was the 3rd time I went to look at the Handi Quilter setup (HQ18 Avante and 10ft frame). 16K ! (yikes - that is a car payment). But I'm getting more and more serious about the purchase. Anyone familiar with a recent long arm purchase or this machine? I'm looking into the computer generated...
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Eva on Thu, Aug 30 2012
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