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Thread: I'm firing up the long arm!

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    Power Poster sandpat's Avatar
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    Happy Birthday and Happy quilting! I'm sure you will be flying around on the long arm in no time

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    Happy Birthday and have a great time with the Long Arm!

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    Happy birthday and I hope you can share your experiences with us! (With pictures :mrgreen: ) This way you'll be able to help anyone who gets it! Have fun!

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    I got an older Nolting. It's an SMS 16 and has a 14' table.

    My basement isn't finished and is a walkout, so there is lots of light. So I have it down there. Once I get situated, My boyfriend said that he would finish the room for me.

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    I am about ready to have someone come over and help me haul this thing to the end of the driveway for the garbage man. The more I try to figure it out, the worse it seems to get. I think my quilt is loaded wrong or rolled up in the wrong direction or something. I look at the website and the pictures arent the same as what mine looks like. It seems like I only have time to really dig into it on the weekends and then there isn't any support.

    My boyfriends cousin said she'd come and help me, but I feel funny about calling her, because my machine is in my basement and it's kind of icky down there. She was my sewing teacher in high school and just knowing her, I'm sure that her sewing room is perfect.


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    Take a step back, deep breath....go buy a bottle of wine. Sit, relax.
    Now, call your boyfriends cousin to come look at it. Who cares what your basement looks like. She's coming to help you, not determine if your house/basement needs cleaning.

    It's probably something really easy that you are overlooking.

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    Thank you for the advise. I really have been going this alone and I know I should ask for help. I just never seem to until I'm ready to have a nervous breakdown! Lol! I think I probably have a bottle of wine at home..

    I think I will do a quick spruce-up on the basement tonight and then give her a call.


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    GO FOR IT! You will regret it if you don't!

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    Maggie, you might check out Longarmuniversity.com.

    I have a Grace Frame and had watched the video 3 - 4 times, and still not happy with how my quilts were loaded. I printed a 10-age article from Longarmuniversity.com about how to load a quilt, and it's made a world of difference! Quilts are even a joy to load on the frame now.

    Hope it might help you.

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    Have your boyfriend's cousin come over & help you. Then have her back after the room is finished to see the progress. I bet she'll be just fine. anyway. We all have to work with what we have & she'll understand. If not...then just remember... Your objective is to get help so that you can start using your longarm. I'm excited for you!!! You'll love it once you have it working. Call her!!

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