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Thread: Ok, I want to marry Elmer!!!

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    Senior Member bigredharley's Avatar
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    Ok, I want to marry Elmer!!!

    for his glue of course. I did my first glue attempt today, probably used way too much, but everything matched up, nothing stretched out of shape, it moved along really fast and I finally finished the pinwheel quilt top.

    Now to decide about machine quilting - I'm learning disabled when it comes to FMQ, so thinking I need to send it out to be LA quilted (it's 98" x 99"). $200 seems so much to spend for that though (it's for my DD). Anyone know of anywhere less expensive than Missouri Quilt?
    ​Nancy

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    If the quilter is providing the batting, then the price is pretty reasonable, at least for my area.

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    Blessings Quilt Shop in Ofallon, MO does beautiful work. Their telephone number is 636)474-3007.

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    Why not quilt it yourself? I don't FMQ either but I finish all my quilts myself.
    You don't have to limit yourself to SID. There are all kinds of continuous line quilting
    that you can do. Here are some ideas.
    http://blog.petitdesignco.com/2012/1...-quilting.html
    I understand it's a fairly big quilt. Start in the middle and take lots of breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    Here are some ideas.
    http://blog.petitdesignco.com/2012/1...-quilting.html
    I understand it's a fairly big quilt. Start in the middle and take lots of breaks.
    this is a great site... thanks for sharing. the only problem is that the blogger used a yellow font, which i just cannot read as there's no contrast with the background.
    Nancy in western NY

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    I haven't tried the glue method yet. Just too chicken, I guess. Look around for a more reasonable longarmer. I think for simple meandering, it shouldn't cost more than a penny cents an inch. Around here, the local quilt shop charges $85.00 for that size quilt which includes pily batting and binding it.

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    There are people here on the board who long arm quilt. Why not check them out! $.015/sq inch is pretty much the going rate in our area plus the cost of batting. But perhaps we all need to consider lowering our prices? What are the prices you would be willing to pay for over all/edge to edge quilting. LA Quilting sounds expensive but it does take time to properly load a quilt so it is started square and stays square. Are there charges for loading the quilt when you pay .01/sq inch.
    Last edited by Silver Needle; 03-10-2013 at 05:30 PM.
    Cheryl Robinson
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    this is a great site... thanks for sharing. the only problem is that the blogger used a yellow font, which i just cannot read as there's no contrast with the background.
    I agree that yellow is a poor color choice. Does it help if you highlight the yellow parts?

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    Thank you for the link to the 31 days of using walking foot. I love it.
    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    Why not quilt it yourself? I don't FMQ either but I finish all my quilts myself.
    You don't have to limit yourself to SID. There are all kinds of continuous line quilting
    that you can do. Here are some ideas.
    http://blog.petitdesignco.com/2012/1...-quilting.html
    I understand it's a fairly big quilt. Start in the middle and take lots of breaks.
    Suzanne
    Asking a seamstress to mend is like asking Picasso to paint your garage.

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    I love elmers also!!!! Give FMQ a try I am sure you will do fine!!!

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