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  • 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
  • Re: Did You Work on a Quilt Today? #5

    Hi Everyone! Wow, a big welcome to all the new members! So many in so few days. There is so much talent here! I am back from my visit with my sister in VT. Had a wonderful time! It is so beautiful up there in Northern Kingdom VT. How deceiving is the beauty of summer there though, the winters are brutal...
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Bonnie on Sun, Aug 12 2012
  • Quilting Frames

    I am considering getting a quilting frame. I am thinking about possibly getting the Flynn multi-frame or something similar. I was wondering if anyone has used one or something similar and if so what are your opinions on it. Is it worth it? Is there anything I should know before buying it? I don't...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by SewAddict on Tue, Jun 12 2012
  • Was wondering about sewing machines at Walmart/Sears?

    I was wondering if anyone has gotten a sewing machine from Wal-mart or Sears before, Yesterday I was at Super Wal-mart in Ardmore and noticed that they had more sewing Machines and even embroidery ones to on the shelf. My mom recently got one from Sears and it sews like a dream but I have only gotten...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Lindy on Mon, May 14 2012
  • machine quilting. settings for a bernina activa 210

    Anyone use a Bernina Activa 210? I am getting ready to do some machine quilting with it and just wondered about HOW to do it. I have a quilting foot, and good quality machine quilt thread for the top and I am using a recommended needle that has a larger notch for the thread to go through. I have read...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by c rabuck on Sun, Apr 15 2012
  • Quilt As You Go

    I am a new quilter and have recently heard about quilting as you go. Has anyone worked a large quilt this way and do you prefer this over quilting the entire project after basting the quilt sandwich? Any tips would be appreciated!
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Bobbie on Fri, Mar 23 2012
  • Invisible thread and baby quilts

    I'm about to machine quilt a real quilt for the first time--after practicing--and was wondering if invisible thread is appropriate for a flannel baby quilt. I don't know if there are safety issues for the baby, or if the filament will cut the flannel? Thanks!. Steph
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Steph on Fri, Feb 17 2012
  • Re: Do You Quilt on a Sewing Machine or Long Arm

    I've always quilted all my quilts on my home sewing machine. I have quilted everything from preemie quilts to a king size double wedding ring. It is so gratifying when the quilt is done knowing you just spent endless hours making it as perfect as can be for someone you love! I will say that in the...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Joy on Wed, Feb 1 2012
  • Why am I always nervous about the quilting part?

    I currently have a finished top, already to quilt. This is the part that frightens me. I could easily screw up my beautiful top. Most of my quilts wind up being just meandered, becasue I am to chicken to do anything else. I spend time at work, in meetings, doodling my quilting patterns, but when I sit...
    Posted to Off Topic (Forum) by Lori on Fri, Jan 27 2012

    Hello Frances. Great question! I began quilting my quilts, even queen size, on a brother sewing machine. Nothing special. I graduated to a Pfaff Grand quilter a little over 2 years ago. I have it set up like a regular sewing machine. I do all my piecing and quilting on it. I could never afford to set...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Joy on Thu, Jan 19 2012
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