I have a Pfaff 18.8 longarm with Qbot which I have been using successfully for the past few years, it is the same as the Tin Lizzie 18LS and the Viking 18.8. I purchased this machine used and live 5 hours drive to the nearest Pfaff longarm dealer. There are also no Tin Lizzie dealers. My machine has an intermittent problem: the needle continues to go up and down when the " auto stitch" stops (the needle is also supposed to stop moving). It also does the same thing when I push "
I started quilting 2 years ago and made simple block quilts. When I machine quilted I stitched in the ditch. This time I would like to try a stencil pattern on my quilt to give it a better pattern look.
I do not own a long arm machine, all of my sewing is done on a Janome regular machine.
Do you have suggestions of which stencil to buy that is easy for a beginner? Do many of you use the stencils? Any suggestions would be very welcome. If there are negatives to using stencils
Over the river and through the woods to nobody's house I go. My husband
died 4 months ago, and all our family is in PA, and I am in AZ. There is no
way I could back to PA at this time. I've decided the dog and I will share
soup and a sandwich. I had a few invitations for dinner, but barely know
these people and would feel very uncomfortable. All these people are
long-arm customers of mine (ours). They all knew my husband because
he always helped with
Absolutely no sewing today! And it's not like there isn't a Christmas project on the cutting table and a crib quilt on the long arm frame! Nope, this was rest day after a longgggg drive to Iowa City and back to pick up my 69 Buick yesterday and getting ready for Thanksgiving trip to sister's tomorrow. But I did take the time to visit with a couple of friends--a gentleman from my church living in assisted living, and a long arm friend of mine. Her long arm room was so well organized that I'm
Originally Posted by LivelyLady
When I was helping a friend sort through his late grandmother's things, we ran across an apron made in the 30s. The fraying end of a towel was cut off and the rest was used for the apron The quilted bib was from a print fabric. What a clever woman!! He gave me the apron and I copied it to make my own. So simple to make and I love having the towel so handy when I'm baking.
Thanks for looking.
Had 2 great LA classes with Pat Barry as the instructor at the Original Sewing Expo--she's a great teacher who "picked" us each up at the level we were at, and really took us forward. I learned so much--I had taken the one on Stencils basically cause I had no clue how to use them with long arming, and my few attempts weren't really working. While I don't think it will become my "go to" method, I do see instances where it could be helpful. Plus how Pat showed us to use the
Originally Posted by nightquilter
Yesterday I posted a question about cloth leaders for quilting frames, and want to say "thank you" to all who answered my post.I have leaders that I made and have been using them for a year or so.They are well made and strong .My question now is are the printed one worth all the money? I thought this would be a good addition to my hobby, maybe help in loading and saving time by getting everything set straight quicker,but after looking and reading all the reviews I am now thinking will
Anyone have a free pattern for a quick and easy table runner, I can make for gifts? Thanks
Originally Posted by annievee
There are so many items that I would like to read again or use a tutorial. Is there an easy I can track this online instead of printing it?
I am a quilter who inherited my mother in laws long arm machine when she passed of cancer. The machine hasn't been used in 8 years and has been stored and protected in my basement. I never was taught the machine before she passed. I now want to start using it as I have a beautiful new sewing room now. I know this machine will need cleaned as well as need maintained too. I do not have a manual on this machine. I believe she bought it in 1995 ish. She wasn't able to quilt the last few years