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Thread: Mid arm quilting help

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    Junior Member Auntie M's Avatar
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    Mid arm quilting help

    I just got a long arm and am looking for a book that has continuous line quilting designs for me to practice with. Any suggestions?

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    this looks like a good book http://www.amazon.com/250-Continuous.../dp/B002GYH6R8

    but there are lots of website where you can buy individual designs. i just googled continuous quilting designs
    Nancy in western NY

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    and congrats on your new machine!
    Nancy in western NY

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    I'm not sure if you're looking for good all-over patterns, or for more intricate designs. For the more intricate things, any of the Karen McTavish books are great. The latest quilting book I purchased was Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters. I found some good free motion designs in that. Another book that I liked was Freemotion Quilting by Judy Woodworth.

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    Congrats on your new machine. What kind is it and why did you choose it?
    jean

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    My two favorites are FreeHanding by Darlene Epp (kinda pricey...three small spiral bound books. I use them EVERY time I quilt) and the 2 DVDs by the Pajama Quilter. She is funny and very encouraging for a newbie. I quilt on a Gammill now, but started out on a short arm system. If you need an ear, I'm your girl! I had NO ONE that 'spoke' quilt frame. Even my DH was clueless...many tears and starts and stops later, I am pretty comfortable quilting what comes my way. Keep repeating :its a journey!

    http://www.pajamaquilter.com/

    ps: I could not do a pantograph for the life of me for about 6 months. It just seemed like I needed more control than if I freemotioned. My BIG AhHA moment was from the Pajama quilter. She has you practice on a big dry erase board. Don't put your elbow down as you are training your arm and shoulder the movements. You can e-mail me if I can be of any help.

    soccertxi@aol.com

    (sorry about all the underlining! I spent 10 mins trying to turn it off to no avail!)







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