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  • Re: Longarmers Share #2

    Hi Christine, I quilt with minky all the time and love using it. The best advice I can give is to load it from the selvage edges as this direction is not as stretchy as the other and if you use clamps on the sides of your quilt, don't pull them to tight as to stretch the fabric too much. If you do stretch the minky too much when the quilting is
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Karen on Sun, Feb 9 2014
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    I agree that you should quilt the fish. I have quiled appliqué before and the thing you should do ia use a heavier weight thread because when the needle punches through the fabric it will leave a hole, the thicker thread helps fill the hole so it is not so noticeable. good luck, Karen
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Karen on Fri, Nov 30 2012
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    Judy Lee nice quilt, I really like the quilting on it, I may have to borrow this design for some thing in the future. It is so nice to be back in North America for the summer, I have been here for 3 weeks and am missing my longarm already. At least this give me a chance to get some tops piled up for quilting. It's also soooo nice to spend time with
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Karen on Wed, Jun 6 2012
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    I have done a couple quilts with scalloped edges, and as Judy Lee replied, I do the Eleanor Burn's method. It is easy to leave the quilt square, but draw your scalloped edges onto your quilt so you can see where your edges will be and where to end your quilting. It is so much easier than I thought it would be, after my first scalloped quilt, I have
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Karen on Wed, Jun 6 2012
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    Bonnie, great quilting for this quilt. I enjoy doing ruler work, it is time consuming but I find it so relaxing that I get lost in a time warp when doing it.
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Karen on Sun, Apr 29 2012
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    Welcome Sarah, This is a great site, you are so blessed to be able to quilt with your mum! Mine is an artist but also enjoy quilting with me when I come back to North America for the summers......the count down is on, I come back in 1 week for 4 months, I will miss my mid arm but will get to see my family and get some tops ready for quilting.
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Karen on Sun, Apr 29 2012
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    again another side was shot, I need to learn how to take better pictures that show the actual quilting, I will try this one
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Karen on Sat, Apr 28 2012
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    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Karen on Sat, Apr 28 2012
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    a better shot of the quilting
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Karen on Sat, Apr 28 2012
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    whoops the last photo is side was, oh well, this one is for my son and won 3rd in large traditional
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Karen on Sat, Apr 28 2012
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