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    QE--congrats on the ribbons!!

    Going to "City Wide" garage sales in the morning with DDs. Then going to look at a long-arm with a friend...any one know anything about the Janome Long Arm...Artistic Quilter 18"?? A lady has one for sale with a Grace frame for just $2500. I have spent the last hour reading about it. Sounds like some are real "duds" and others work fine...the biggest thing is getting them set up right and then getting the tension set with the "right" thread. This lady "just can't figure it out" so not sure what her issues are....find out more tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mercysland* View Post
    Hi Gardnergal970! I just wanted you to know that I am actually branching out and piecing with a sewing machine sometimes. (Imagine that--I'm so proud!) LOL I made a wall quilt earlier this week, and it didn't come out too badly. (I need lots more matching corner practice, though.) I still will sew samplers by hand, but for wall and baby quilts, I think I'll go wild and try to get over my machine phobia. Let's face it. All quilting is fun no matter how we do it.
    I agree. Quiltin' is fun no matter how ya do it.
    My best friend is washable school glue. Put a tiny drop on the matchin' seams, in the seam allowance, & heat treat it with the iron. Much better than pins. It washes right out. It works for me, try it & see if it'll work for you. I love quiltin' 'cause we all can find what works for each o' us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carriem View Post
    QE--congrats on the ribbons!!

    Going to "City Wide" garage sales in the morning with DDs. Then going to look at a long-arm with a friend...any one know anything about the Janome Long Arm...Artistic Quilter 18"?? A lady has one for sale with a Grace frame for just $2500. I have spent the last hour reading about it. Sounds like some are real "duds" and others work fine...the biggest thing is getting them set up right and then getting the tension set with the "right" thread. This lady "just can't figure it out" so not sure what her issues are....find out more tomorrow.
    OH I hope it works out for ya. Where will ya put it? Got a place all cleared out for it yet?
    Bev
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Update .... and again ... I haven't done any reading.

    Pulled a semi-all-nighter ...... and put the last stitch in the binding at 12:12 am.
    Wasn't able to give it my normal check ... of laying it on the floor to see if it had survived wave-free thru the process.
    Barely picked off the threads that hop on board.
    Then still had to pack all the entries for travelling.

    Bed ... 2:07am ..... up and out the door less than six hrs later.

    Busy day .............. and went back to the Fair tonight.
    It was worth staying up late .....................
    Wonderful!!!! Ya have us all seein' red......ribbons that is. LOL
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    QuiltE, congrats!! Glad you put the binding on in time

    QNS, do you know this site: http://www.cuteembroidery.com/designsbycuties ? Lots and lots of free designs, all from members of the site. Most of them are ok. I tried to find a guitar outline but there are just too many pages to go through.

    Carrie, good luck! A long arm.......WOW!! I think I have to move to the US

    Today is twins time again! I haven't seen them since last Saturday!
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    Anael, please give the SewGrands a big hug from all of us!!!
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    Carriem try and take a test run of the machine, at least seeing and hear it running, another thing to look for is that the rails are straight cause if they are cheaply made they can bow. I hope that makes sense...

    QuiltE can't wait to see a full size pic of your quilt

    Anael I am so happy that everything went well with Isa, keeping them all in my prayers dear friend

    I have not long got home from DD's, had a busy few days, Thursday spent the morning at patchwork cutting and sewing charity quilts, then drove to DD's for lunch. Went shopping for a new dress for me to wear Friday night (yeah I know leave it to the last minute). Friday went to my embroidery club till after lunch when DD arrived and we went to the hairdresser to be made to look respectable, back to her house with an hour and half to spare to both shower and makeup and dresses and high heels on and off to the ball we went. Home just before midnight cause that's when I turn into an old hag slept in until 8am did some laundry then a little bit more shopping, lunch and then I drove home. Phew I am so tired. Chat to you all tomorrow
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    Jeanie, thanks! I will do that

    Mirabelle, picture please.......you in your new dress, hair done, makeup, high heels Would love to see !
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    Yes, we must see Cinderella aka mirabella.

    I should be in bed, but I found the camera and decided that Jeanie's beauty must be shown. Notice anything similar about hers and DD's in the bottom left? They're the same pattern, just reversed lights and darks!! How fun! Again, thanks to all three of you!
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    And the late nighters are very chattery. Lovely block Oksewglad....and I hope your corn all gets planted today!!

    Way to go QuiltE; another top ribbon for your work!

    Glad to hear from you, Mercysland.

    Off to see about the chickens and what we do today; may have to dress out some hens. One insists on being mean and picking on the others...not letting the guineas come into the hen house at night time....so she may be the first one we dress out this morning.

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    Worked yesterday so lots of catching up to do. Then off to an all day FART at the Fabric Outlets. I'll probably spend today what I earned yesterday--but, that's the only reason I drag my butt to work!!

    QE, we are proud of you!!! That red flange really adds to your already bright and cheery quilt. I can't wait to see a whole pic of it. You rock, girl!!

    OK, that's a lovely block from Jeanie. The colors and contrast are great.

    Ggal, if you are serious about wanting some orphan blocks, I'd be glad to open The Box and send you some. Then maybe I won't have to build The Shed. I have everything from 3" up to 16" (I just like to make blocks) so they may make for some interesting charity quilts.

    Carrie, my quilty friend has that set up and she bought it used. Had some trouble setting it up and getting tensions right at first because of no shop support. But if you or DH are handy, you'll figure it out. OMG you get so much done now that you'll be able to finish even more!!!

    Cinderella, I mean Mirabelle, would love to see you all dressed up. I wear heels about 2 times a year and have to practice walking in them LOL. Glad you've been having fun.

    Leaving for the FART in a few minutes. I've mentioned my lack of a sense of direction. There are all kinds of detours to my friends house. For Christmas MrJanRn got me a Garmin, my car has a navigational system, and I have written instructions. Keep your fingers crossed that I don't end up in Montreal or Kentucky LOL!!

    Have a great day, ladies!
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    Have a great day Jan! You might end up here That's ok with me
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    Hi Everyone, just glanced thru the 10-12 pages and there is so much happening...all for the good I can see...
    Carriem...LA"s also need to be as level as possible to assure it will glide over the rails smoothly....

    I have been and still am overwhelmed with all that's going on in my life right now and when that happens I tend to retreat into my little world and try to figure out a way to deal with it... I've managed to do the sewing necessary to keep up with most of my obligations...sooooo if I'm absent from the conversation you'll know why...H.

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    Huggs Anne. We are here when ya need us.
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    (((((HUGS))))) Anne.
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    We will all meet you, Anne, in the virtual RV for a big group [{(hug)}] and short silent prayer to give you the space and strength you need. Tea, coffee, or something stronger with some favorite snack food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Yes, we must see Cinderella aka mirabella.

    I should be in bed, but I found the camera and decided that Jeanie's beauty must be shown. Notice anything similar about hers and DD's in the bottom left? They're the same pattern, just reversed lights and darks!! How fun! Again, thanks to all three of you!
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    Oh gosh that sure photographed grey! It looked blue when I made it. I hope it will blend in with the others when you get them all!

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    Anael--hope you had a great time with your grandkids today...are things getting any better for Mick? It's got to be rough for all...the last couple months have been very stressful.

    Honchey--praying for you...just check in when you can and we will be thinking about you.

    Jeanie--very nice block for OK!

    Jan--how was the outlet store?

    No new long arm...we got there and it wasn't a long arm...it was a Janome 1600P on a Grace Pinnacle quilting frame. The machine and frame were both like new (and very nice), but the bed space isn't any bigger than what I have on my 6600. We were both pretty bummed and have decided we'd rather save our money for something with more space. We're planning to go together on a mid or long arm in the future when I have my bigger "clubhouse" to set it up in.

    I did find 7 FQs for 75cents at one of the garage sales though...it is nice quality fabric too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    Jeanie, thanks! I will do that

    Mirabelle, picture please.......you in your new dress, hair done, makeup, high heels Would love to see !

    I only have 1 camera and don't want to break it. Took photo of DD instead

    Thinking of you Anne, I understand what you mean cause I tend to do the same thing...
    Karen

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG View Post
    Oh gosh that sure photographed grey! It looked blue when I made it. I hope it will blend in with the others when you get them all!

    Oh Jeanine it's because I used a grey piece of fleece to stage these on! You know how colors always don't show true with some photos. I'm not worried.

    Yes wondering how the outlet shopping went. Did they have lots of flat folds, Jan?

    Bummer about the misleading machine, Carrie, but every time you look you will be prepared for a more informed decision.

    Anne, just breathe. Peace to you.
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    Anne, you and all the ladies here got me through this very tough last year. We are all here for you. I tend to go off by myself when I feel overwhelmed; sewing is my greatest "medication".

    Went to the outlet store. Oh my--awesome is the only way I can describe it. It's an old converted barn with rows and rows of bolts of fabric, lots of flat cuts, lots of "cheater" panels, rows of Thimbleberries, rows of Civil War prints, etc. One whole wall was 108" backing in every style from batiks to flannels to any color imaginable---and it was $10.00 per yard. I got a couple of 1/4 yard cuts-enough yardage for blocks. Also got backing for 2 projects and of course more fabric. The fabric was $3.00 to $7.00 per yard and 99% of it wasn't seconds. I was pleasantly surprised. A nice older couple own it; he quilts and she works the store. They're usually closed on Saturdays but if you call and have a group of 10 or more they'll open for you. There were 12 of us and they really liked us so gave us 10% off all our purchases. Mine filled a shopping bag and I still spent under $100. There were no notions, patterns, etc., not even a bathroom but for the price and variety of fabrics, I'll go back again. Had a great day.
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    Sounds like a great FART!
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    Looks like I need to get some serious reading done here, to catch up ... maybe tomorrow morning?
    In the afternoon, I go to the Agricultural Hall of Fame for the 2013 inductees ... people who have made significant contributions to Ontario Agriculture, and often times, way beyond the province.

    Then after that back to the Fair to pick up my entries ... then out to supper with friends.



    BTW OKSGlad ... read in the Holstein Journal about your Guernsey guy and ex-ABS who now is at the helm of WDE!! I'm sure the Guernsey folks are proud. Even noted there was a detour thru Jerseys too!


    Forgot to show you what I created for THAT fabric! Remember the theme was to be "Cowbells and Carousels" ....
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    At comp in EQ and took a sec to check in.
    Great block QE! Says it all--hope it's a winner, too!
    Yes, WDE exec is also Iowa raised!
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    I love your block QuiltE, very striking.

    Have just finished my July MB and am ready to post June's block on Monday.

    JanRN wish I would come on a FART with you, it would be so much fun but maybe not a big enough jet to get me home

    QNS thank you so much for the e-mail, need a few pieces for projects I want to start so will have to check out what they have
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