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Thread: Ok, am I the only one? How many times I say "no"

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    Super Member deedum's Avatar
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    I am trying to do a very decent job at FM on three quilts I have ready! I want to become very very good! However, I am getting tired of people telling me " oh, you need to get a longarm"! Are they kidding I have only being doing this a couple years! No way am I ready for that, nor do I want to entertain that idea at this point anyway, which I state. Nor do I want to spend that kind of money. They don't get it! Oh you should take it to a longarm then, it is so difficult to quilt the big quilts they say. I point out one more time, it is not that I don't want to pay someone and that I am cheap, it is more I want to do it myself. Yes, it takes more time, but how else am I going to become good at this? GRrrrrr! Ok, I think I got that off my chest for now!

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    You go girl.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum
    I am trying to do a very decent job at FM on three quilts I have ready! I want to become very very good! However, I am getting tired of people telling me " oh, you need to get a longarm"! Are they kidding I have only being doing this a couple years! No way am I ready for that, nor do I want to entertain that idea at this point anyway, which I state. Nor do I want to spend that kind of money. They don't get it! Oh you should take it to a longarm then, it is so difficult to quilt the big quilts they say. I point out one more time, it is not that I don't want to pay someone and that I am cheap, it is more I want to do it myself. Yes, it takes more time, but how else am I going to become good at this? GRrrrrr! Ok, I think I got that off my chest for now!
    More power to you!!! I feel the same way. I only have a featherweight machine and am making do even with making large quilts. It may take longer but it costs less and I am learning a lot.

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    I hear ya! I think people are trying to compliment you when they say "you need to get a longarm". They are probably thinking wow, she's this good on a domestic, I'd love to see what she could do on a long arm. If you are fine with the machine you are using, then "THAT IS THAT"! I agree, a longarm is an investment. Maybe you could say "sure, would you like to be my first investor? LOL Just keep doing what you do and have fun.

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    Do what makes you happy and ignore the naysayers! For what it's worth, I'm with you in that I'd rather be the one to make 100% of my quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladyjanedoe
    Do what makes you happy and ignore the naysayers! For what it's worth, I'm with you in that I'd rather be the one to make 100% of my quilt.
    Ditto on what she said :thumbup:

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    I agree and I don't send mine out, either. I do rent time on a long arm at the LQS, but it's expensive. I can do a meander in a morning and bring it home to sew on the binding over the next few days. I understand that others do like an experienced long arm artist to do their quilts and that's fine, too.

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    Thanks everyone! Good to have someone understand what I am saying! I kinda enjoy working with my old 15 and seeing what it can do, kinda the thrill of the chase!!! The challenge and it can be that. Someday I may graduate to something diffrent but for now I am enjoying the ride!

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    Tell them what I tell them: If I wanted one I'd have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Tell them what I tell them: If I wanted one I'd have one.
    Wow! I like that! Your right on that for sure! Thanks!

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